Dec. 26th, 2014

T’was the day after Xmas and all through the house… Uh… Nevermind.

Instead: Video time!!

» Animals Sing Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Animals Sing Jolly Old St. Nicholas

This is the same guy who created this fantastic “talking guinea pig” video a while back. Still funny.

» Wonderful surprise Hozier concert for Virgin Radio and the public…

Wonderful surprise Hozier concert for Virgin Radio and the public...

“At a show in Paris earlier this month Irish singer-songwriter Hozier was treated to a unique surprise. Unbeknownst to him or most of the audience, a radio station and the venue had stationed a 20-member choir as normal audience members in the front row.
Then when he launched into the chorus of his hit song ‘Take Me to Church,’ they joined him as backup singers to his delight and complete surprise…”
(Text taken from here.)
Seriously: heartwarming.
Suggested by Lana Gay.

» Best of Web 7 – HD – Zapatou

Best of Web 7 - HD - Zapatou

A pretty great synopsis of some of the most impressive (mostly) GoPro-shot stunts from 2014. Amazing.

» Planet Earth in 4K

Planet Earth in 4K

“A timelapse of Earth in 4K resolution, as imaged by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite, from May 15th to May 19th, 2011. Elektro-L is located ~40,000 km above the Indian ocean, and it orbits at a speed that causes it to remain over the same spot as the Earth rotates.”
I can watch this almost indefinitely. So beautiful.

Bonus Video:

» Chet Faker – ‘Cigarettes & Chocolate’ (Live at the Triple R Performance Space)

Chet Faker - 'Cigarettes & Chocolate' (Live at the Triple R Performance Space)

“The Triple R Performance Space was blessed to host local lads Chet Faker’s first live performance, including this track ‘Cigarettes & Chocolate'”
A really organic live performance. I like.

Happy day-after-Xmas everybody. See you in a week!


Dec. 19th, 2014

I can’t believe it’s Friday again!

I can’t believe it’s Christmas this week!

To the videos!

» The BLADE RUNNER Holiday Special!

The BLADE RUNNER Holiday Special!

“It’s the holiday special that time forgot, as Nerdist presents the lost Blade Runner Holiday Special preview. Reminisce with all of your Blade Runner favorites: Rick Deckard, Roy Batty, Pris, Leon, Rachael and more!”
This is insane. And: You’re welcome.

» Submarine Sandwich by PES

Submarine Sandwich by PES
A delightful little animated short from PES.
Making the rounds, but cute.

» Unedited Footage of a Bear | Infomercials | Adult Swim

Unedited Footage of a Bear | Infomercials | Adult Swim
“This is unedited raw footage of a bear I filmed with my cell phone. I’m not sure what kind of bear this is.”
Actually this is from the Adult Swim team that previously created Too Many Cooks.
It’s insane.
You’re welcome.

» The Fox Of Bloody Women Island

The Fox Of Bloody Women Island
“How does one find happiness throughout a winter when the sun barely makes an appearance? This source of curiosity took us to Nordland – a mystical Viking land of changing light, deep fjords and mountainous archipelagos.”
A great little documentary.

Bonus Video:

» Time Trap (Short Film)

Time Trap (Short Film)
“Stranded in Space, but not in Time… ”
A clever little short film.

Have a lovely Friday and a great, great holiday.

See you in a week!


Dec. 12th, 2014

It is Friday again! Yay!

Video time!!

» YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014

YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014
“YouTube Rewind 2014. Celebrating the moments, memes, and people that made 2014. Can you spot all the refs?”


Making the rounds. Epic. Beautiful. I like it.

» THE LANDING – Short Film

THE LANDING - Short Film
“A man returns to the Midwestern farm of his childhood on a desperate mission to unearth the horrifying truth of what landed there in the summer of 1960.”
Suggested by several subscribers, this is a really engaging short film. Recommended.

» Wizards of Winter

Wizards of Winter
First we had really complex individual xmas lighting displays on a single house. Now we an entire neighborhood. Welcome to 2014. Progress. Yikes.

Bonus Video:

» Balls on escalator

Balls on escalator
“static loop of kinetic energy, redefining location”
Thanks to Jenni W. for the suggestion.

Have a lovely weekend. Stay warm!


Dec. 5th, 2014

Welcome back to Friday!

If you’re not already a subscriber to my Friday Links list, you may want to check out this week’s posting since it includes my first ever Xmas-related recommendations and donations guide. You can find that over here.

And now! To the Videos!!

» Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist
“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.”
This is beautiful.
Suggested by Kim N.

» The Birth Of A Tool. Part III. Damascus steel knife making (by John Neeman Tools)

The Birth Of A Tool. Part III. Damascus steel knife making (by John Neeman Tools)
“This is the 3rd part of our documentary series uncovering the process of making Scandinavian Damascus steel or pattern welded knife.”
Damascus steel is classified as some of the toughest, most resilient steel in the world, and its manufacture is among the oldest (3rd century AD,) most secretive metalworking processes ever.
Which is to say: I find this a little fascinating.

» 100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute

100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute
“Time lapse of a model getting her hair and makeup done to match every decade from 1910 to 2010.”
So, specifically, hair trends. Still well done.

» JENKEM – Skateboarding New York’s Abandoned Psych Ward

JENKEM - Skateboarding New York's Abandoned Psych Ward
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Wonderfully shot.

Bonus Video:

» 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks

5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks
“Make Thanksgiving last all week long.”
I’m sure there are dozens of these going around, but I liked this one.

Have a great Friday everybody! Welcome to December!

See you next week.