January 22nd, 2021

Happy Friday!

We made it!

And of course we still have so far to go still.

But look! Videos!

ACT 1 – HAMILTON: An Animal Crossing Musical

Created by YouTuber “Cesar” aka Guitar_Knight14 [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERaEwxxYGPNwBfvDuDnCeA] in the Nintendo game Animal Crossing.

This is a crazy accomplishment!

ProPublica: What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol

ProPublica: What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol

“Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part.”

I mean holy crap.

You can either let them play sequentially or skip to any specific portion of the event.

This was only just two weeks ago. So insane.

Cloud Zoo

Cloud Zoo

Live stream your animal of choice from a variety of zoos offering live streams.

Great idea!!!

My go-to is always an Otter.

Building a Wigwam (Time Lapse)

What’s a Wigwam?

This is great.

Timelapses have the effect of glossing over the sheer effort these things can take. This build actually took as long as a few hours to build, but it’s squashed into a 5 minute timelapse.

Some great work.

And there we go! Allllll video’d up!

Happy Friday! And have an excellent weekend.


January 15th, 2021

Well hello Friday people!

We got back to Friday. Everybody okay?

This has already been one hell of a month. My god!

But we’re here, and I have some videos for all of us.

Let’s roll!

Storror Best Of Parkour POV Worldwide

“Storror”, as a parkour team, have several other videos all shot in POV that are seriously mind-blowing.

In over eight years (8 years!) of recording and editing these videos they haven’t had a major injury. Think about that as you watch these guys scramble across the buildings and rock formations they cover.

So amazing.

Bonobo : Cirrus

Created, as you might expect, by Cyriak.

Composed of numerous 1940s educational films.

Really well done.

Xyla Foxlin: I Made a Clear RGB Party Kayak!

Xyla Foxlin is an engineer and maker, and very energetic.

Also: not her first boat build

She’s great. Her channel is worth a look as well.

Mapping the videos of the Capitol building attack

Mapping the videos of the Capitol building attack

The crowdsourcing of large data that went on after this attack is nothing short of astonshing.

Bonus Video!

Every Single Scandinavian Crime Drama

Super brief, super correct. But obviously missing some of the great character chemistry in shows like The Bridge.

And that’s what I got. Okay? Videos, okay? Friday. Videos. Friday Videos alright?

Thanks for watching along with me.

Happy Friday! Stay safe!


January 8th, 2021

Happy Friday!

That was fast. What an insane, insane week.

But we made it! It’s Friday! And I have some videos for us all…

An album in the style of The Beatles, generated by OpenAI Jukebox

OpenAI Jukebox is a pretty amazing little… “thing”. I added this to the Friday links over a year ago now. Super interesting. This particular compendium is interesting in that it focuses on a very specific period of the Beatles musical output. It’s vague, lyrically, but it definitely sounds “like the Beatles.”

There’s an older, shorter one which is also pretty interesting called “The Yellow Album“.

The Girls of Guanabara

“This film features an all-female group of skateboarders and represents an important part of our purpose as a longboard school – to make skateboarding inclusive for all.

“We witness incredible longboard dancing manoeuvres combined with a level of flow and style that few male or female skateboarders in the world can muster.”

h/t: Kottke.

From Rotterdam to Amsterdam in 10 minutes: a 4k sailing timelapse

[self explanatory]

Beautifully shot.

The invention of the GoPro camera really has transformed how we document things. I find that so interesting.

The Mindfulness of the Jellyfish | Life Cycles

“Did you know jellyfish are the oldest living animals with multiple organs? They have been on earth for over 500 million years, and live in waters all around the world.”

A quick little documentary on jellyfish. Beautifully shot.


Friday Videos: Done!

Have a great weekend. Stay safe!

See you next week.


January 1st, 2021

Welcome to 2021!

And congratulations for making it here. What a terrible year 2020 was.

We’re obviously not out of the woods just yet but it’s good to be on this side of that year. I hope you are all well on this New Year’s Day.

It’s video time!

How to make a wooden camera, and how to use it. (re-cut)

“This is a quick version of my camera building video. I have also added how I take photographs with these wooden cameras.”

This is made by carpenter and vintage camera expert Dieter Schneider. It’s basically an 1800’s era glass plate camera. There is a much longer build video as well.

What an incredible piece of work this is.

Physics Teacher Explains Tensegrity Sculptures with LEGO

That teacher being Lewis Matheson.

Here is what a tensegrity table is.

Five Minutes of Pink Oyster Mushroom Playing Modular Synthesizer

“Electrical resistance is measure by passing a small current through the mushrooms similar to a lie detector test. The changes in resistance are then converted into control signals which determine the rhythm, pitch, timbre and effects parameters of the modular synthesizer. “


A weird little mashup of Star Wars and North by Northwest.

There is a part II.

Funny. Weird.

And so there we go! Friday Videos! The first one of 2021! Yay!

Stay safe everybody. Welcome to the new year. See you next Friday!


December 25th, 2020

Happy Friday!

And Merrrrry Christmas of course!

Can you believe it? So crazy! It’s Christmas!!

And! It’s video time. Let’s go!

Why Almost All Christmas Music Is From the 1940s and 1950s – Cheddar Explains

Ali Larkin does a medium dive into this question. They start with Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and progress from there.

Worth a look!

2020 Movie Trailer Mashup

Believe it or not, there were movies released in 2020!

Short little mashup but it’s well done.

The Beatles: Get Back – A Sneak Peek from Peter Jackson

“Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” for fans everywhere to enjoy. The 5-minute special look is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and streaming on Disney+.”

Did you know that Peter Jackson was making a new documentary about the recording of the final Beatles album?

I sure did not!

It’s not my favorite album of theirs by a long shot, but the man has exclusive access to 54 hours (!) of footage shot during the recordings.

This snippet certainly looks more fun and upbeat than the notorious Let It Be documentary originally released.

Making the rounds and deservedly so.

Also: it really makes me miss John Lennon so much more.

“Nothing Else Matters” – Oona BROWN & Gage BROWN skate to @Metallica & @Marlisa

“Oona and Gage Brown are Team USA Ice Dancers. We filmed their 2020-21 Free Dance in Bryant Park’s Winter Village ice rink at 6:45 in the morning over the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you to their coach Joel Dear for helping to organize.”

The arrangement makes it seem like the song was written by Enya. 🙂

An interesting choice for a figure skating routine.

Next: Do “Master of Puppets”!

Well there we go: Friday Videos! All done!

I hope your Friday, and your Christmas, and your Holidays, are all fantastic.

Thanks for following along all year. We’re going to get through this. What a terrible year.

See you next week I sure hope.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday!


December 18th, 2020

Happy Friday!

And welcome to the last Friday before Xmas 2020. It’s the second-last Friday of 2020. 2020 can get the hell out, thank you very much.

I hope you are all well and warm and safe and – I know it’s a long-shot – happy.

It’s video time! Let’s get it.

Glitterbomb 3.0 vs. Porch Pirates

The third generation of this immensely popular criminal decoy.

But also: now YouTuber / Engineer Mark Rober has started his own learn-at-home engineering class. He also has online merch store.

“Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. If you want to learn the design fundamentals it takes to make something like the Glitter Bomb, enroll in my NEW Creative Engineering course at https://Monthly.com/MarkRober and I’ll see you in class!”

An Honest 2020 Christmas (help)

From talented YouTuber and singer Malinda. who frequently collaborates with the Gregory Brothers.

It’s a lot of autotune but it’s well done.

The Year on TikTok: Top 100

The Year on TikTok: Top 100

Yes,. ya got yer Bella Poarch. Ya got yer Charli D’amelio. But also a lot of social change and social justice videos and accounts.

To think this year started as just another “entertainment” year for TikTok but then quickly morphed into a news gathering and protest year. And it’s obviously not over yet.

Lonely Rolling Star – Big Band Jazz Version (The 8-Bit Big Band)

Lonely Rolling Star from Katamari Damacy arranged for Big Band with Synths and Vocals featuring the amazing singer Kaho Kidoguchi from Japan 🙂 !

This game has become a Christmas perennial for me since 2004. I play it every year. The music is a little crazy but very accomplished. This big-band version is fantastic.

Bonus Video!

The Man Who Invented More Than 800 Iconic Toys | Eddy’s World | The New Yorker

“Eddy Goldfarb, who is ninety-eight, created such classics as the bubble gun, chattering teeth, and Kerplunk! Here’s how he did it.”

This is a fairly in-depth documentary. What a bizarre array of fun little “things” he came up with in his career.

Sent in by several subscribers. Heartwarming.

Well here we are, at the end. One more Friday to go everybody. Let’s power through.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

See you next Friday.


December 11th, 2020


And it’s one of only three left in the year 2020. Crazy!

And it’s video time!!

Let’s gooooowuh!

Foolproof Tarte Tatin & Rough Puff Pastry | Claire Saffitz | Dessert Person

This is one of the many transformations from the former Bon Appetit youtubers who all left the company after a very troubling year of unfair mismanagement and racist ignorance. Claire Saffitz is the “Gourmet Makes” chef who manually recreated pop tarts, skittles, and many more mass-produced confections.

Here she makes a fairly straightforward Tart Tatin, in her home kitchen.

The series is based off of her new cookbook – “Dessert Person” – which you can buy now. Good for her!

Radiohead – Creep But It’s All I Want For Christmas Is You By Mariah Carey (2020 Mix)

Created by YouTuber William Maranci.

Fredrik Tjærandsen, Fashion in Motion | V&A

Mr. Tjærandsen has created self-inflating balloon fashion. It’s… kind of crazy! Beautifully executed.

This video shows more of the diversity of the collection.

Why Humans Are Obsessed with Cats | Annals of Obsession | The New Yorker

“We take a look at how felines took over the Internet, our homes, and our lives.”


And there we go!

Friday Videos! Done!

I hope you are all as well as you can possibly be.

Happy Friday!

Stay safe. See you next week.


December 4th, 2020

Well hello Friday!

It’s December!

Over on the Friday Links I posted my 2020 Christmas Giving and Gifting edition. 2020 is obviously not a typical year when it comes to Christmas. People need help. People need food. Please strongly consider donating to your local or regional food bank.

Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fourth Year | Vanity Fair

I love these. She’s so interesting. Also: what a crazy year.

She’s doing these until she’s 90! 🙂

Rube Goldberg Trick Shot Machine | Harlem Globetrotters

Suuuuper complicated!!

A Burst of Deep Sea Fireworks: Halitrephes Jelly | Nautilus Live

“The frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jelly came into view at 1225m in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico.”

Note: this channel is worth a follow. Non-stop footage of the craziest, most awe-inspiring deep-sea creatures you have ever seen.

ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS “Hurri-Mitanni (Güzel Haber)” [official video]

A beautifully stylized dance video.

Bonus Video!

Judgement on COVID-19 goes HEAVY METAL [Kenneth Copeland Remix] [I Demand]

This is awesome! (Although I despise this type of televangelism.)

So Happy Friday! We made it!

Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay warm. Stay dry.

See you next Friday!


November 27th, 2020

Happy Friday!

We are in the “Holiday Season”. That’s what it says right here. It may not feel like it, but we are.

We can make it. I feel it.

And also: it is now time for the Friday Videos…

This Is Competitive Double Dutch

“These pint-sized players can probably outjump you.”

They 100% can!

Holy crap!

Making the rounds (absolutely right it is!)

Dolly Parton Watches Fan Covers on YouTube

“On this episode of ‘You Sang My Song,’ country music legend Dolly Parton watches fan covers of her songs on YouTube.”

Demonstration on Flowave

“Monochromatic and random waves generated in the Flowave tank. Also single and multiple water spouts.”

And here’s a quick explainer about how the FloWave device works.

Company website here.

Super interesting.

Mixtape for the Milky Way – Video Games

An origami animation about playing arcade games by Eric Power.

And there ya go! Friday Videos! Sorted!

Happy Friday. Happy belated US ThanksGiving. Happy Holidays!

Stay safe and stay sane. And we’ll see you next week.


November 20th, 2020

Happy Friday!

We made it! We’re making it! We can make it!

And! It’s video time!

Exclamation points!!

Shot on iPhone 12 — Everyday Experiments. Get creative at home.

These are actually some super creative experiments you can try using really any camera.

Great ideas! I was sceptical. The results looks like CGI.

What Happens When A Freerunner Loses His Phone? w/ Jason Paul

“The moment freerunner Jason Paul is dropping his phone from a roof is when a spectacular hunt through Hamburg, Germany begins.”

More than the outstanding stunt jumping, check out the editing!

Really well done.

Shamelessly promoted by Red Bull

Growing Sunflower Time Lapse – Seed To Flower In 83 Days

From BoxLapse which is a channel all about plant growth time-lapse videos.


Also features the jazz stylings of Hara Noda.

David Lynch on his daily routine – why habits are useful for creativity

An interview with Charlie Rose from what appears to be the early 1990s.

And there we go. Friday Videos allll wrapped up.

I hope you are safe and healthy and sane.

We’re going to get through this.

Stay safe. Happy Friday.