April 24th, 2020

Happy Friday!

Yes, it is Friday. 🙂 I keep discovering many people just can’t keep track. Which is… I guess how things are going now.

And it’s the last Friday in April. (Yes… it’s still April.)

OK let’s go!

John Mulaney Has Become the Muse of TikTok’s Makeup Artists

John Mulaney Has Become the Muse of TikTok’s Makeup Artists

(weirdly: self explanatory)

TikTok makeup artists for some reason have taken up the habit of lipsyncing to comedy segments by John Mulaney.

That’s it. That’s what this is.

It’s so specific and weird, but I love it.

Messages From Quarantine

“In the age of coronavirus, the only way you can see Milan is to fly through it. By Niccolò Natali and Nikola Lorenzin.”

Beautifully shot, using a drone.

Blade Runner: The Lost Cut

This is making the rounds and I support it. A super mash-up of Blade Runner, The Blues Brothers, The French Connection, The Jerk and several, several other films.

It’s crazy. But it mostly also works. So weird.

Cessna 172 Home Flight Simulator | Xplane 11

“My home built flight simulator cockpit running Xplane 11. Total cost of this project was around $6000-$7000.”

This is NUTS!

And I mean that in only positive ways.

And there we go. Friday Videooooooos!

Hooray.

Have a lovely last weekend of April everybody.

See you next week!

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April 17th, 2020

Fridaaaaaaay!

It still excited me.

Hopefully your week was good. Welcome!

And now: Videos!

Dancing in the Movies – 21st Century Edition

“With everything going on I thought it was a good time for this tribute to some iconic and some of my favorite movie dances scenes from 2000-2020.”

From YouTuber Robert Jones.

Pattycake Is Super Intense Now – Making Fun with Akilah and Milana

Milana Vayntrub and Akilah Hughes ladies and gentlemen.

INTENSE!

Clearly shot well before… [gesturing] all of this…

Sent along by Kate S.

The Slows

“In an enlightened future where humans no longer need to procreate, one woman risks her life to investigate the mystery of motherhood.”

Really beautifully shot and edited.

BBC weatherman closes out forecast with amazing drum cover of outro music

“This is the moment Welsh BBC weatherman Owain Wyn Evans closes out his forecast with an amazing drum cover of the BBC’s iconic outro music.”

The BBC news theme music has come up a few times in the past few weeks and I am here for it.

Well there we go.

Have a lovely Friday, and a fantastic, hopefully warm weekend.

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April 10th, 2020

Happy Friday!

Hopefully you’re all still there, still keeping your chins up, etc.

It’s apparently something called “Easter” this weekend. Hm!

It’s video time…

Family Lockdown Boogie

It reminds me a bit of the Scissor Sisters.

This is funny. Making the rounds. Worth every second.

Van Cleef & Arpels Automate FĂ©e Ondine

“On the occasion of the SIHH 2017, Van Cleef & Arpels is delighted to unveil its first Extraordinary Object: the Automate FĂ©e Ondine.”

A great deal more information here.

How to wind and use it here.

Tesla Ventilator

“Engineering update on the Tesla ventilator”

Obviously making the rounds. This is impressive. A super interesting re-purposing of existing hardware.

The comments section is worth a look (for a change.)

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

This Video Has 6,306,230 Views

When I was going to add this video a few days ago, its title said it had just over 3 million views. By the time you receive my email, it’ll be higher still. It’s a great little trick.

It’s a clever device, and it’s making the rounds, and this guy (Tom Scott) has NUMEROUS super high-view videos on YouTube — but he explains how API’s work here, and it’s engrossing, and smart, and a fun little video.

And that’s that! Friday Videos! Sorted! Just in time for Easter!

Thanks for watching along at home everybody.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Call someone!

See you next week everybody.

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April 3rd, 2020

Fridayyyyy!

It’s here! At last. I know for many people it doesn’t feel like it.

And I have a few videos! Let’s dig in…

How round is your circle?!

“This is a compilation of videos from my book, “How Round is Your Circle?”. More information is available from www.howround.com”

A weird bunch of contraptions that show how non-round things can act like round / spherical things.

Pretty interesting. Zero further information in the video itself.

Concatenation

A ton of stock footage all linked together extremely cleverly.

This made my day. So well done.

ghostCRASH

Real 2-car collisions where one of the cars has been digitally removed.

No further information.

Created by Donato Sansone.

As Above

“As Above was made of one single shot filmed on the 8mm2 (0.3 square inch) surface of a chemical reaction.

“The environment in which we live, is at the constant mercy of the ever changing flow of planets, stars and galaxies… As well as the composition of the microscopic world.”

Brilliantly shot by filmmaker Roman Hill.

Ta daaaa!

Videos! On a Friday.

Hang in there everybody. One day at a time.

Hopefully see you again next week.

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