March 25th, 2016

Dammmmn Friday — Back at it again with the white vans…

Okay: Video time, no jokes…

Richie Jackson’s “Death Skateboards” Part 2

This guy pulls of some ridiculous moves. To my mind he’s one of the first “comical” skateboarders out there. Super fun.

Making the rounds (2.5 million views at this writing.) Worth every second.

Time Travel Subway Car

“An elaborate time travel prank on a New York City subway car with four sets of identical twins!”

From the folks over at Improv Everywhere.

Well done!

This is Cuba’s Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify – all without the internet

“Media smugglers get Taylor Swift, Game of Thrones, and the New York Times to Cubans every week through an illegal network of runners. ”

An interesting report from Vox. The organizational hurdles that have been overcome are impressive.

Real Future: What Happens When You Dare Expert Hackers To Hack You (Episode 8)

“REAL FUTURE’s Kevin Roose got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach.”

This is a really well documented series of hacks. I wouldn’t consider this fearmongering either. Yikes.

The rest of the Real Future series are also worth a look.

Bonus Video!

Let’s Ride

It’s awesome to look at, but I actually don’t know if the kid likes it or not.

Still: great idea. 🙂

Happy Friday everybody!

See you in seven days.


March 18th, 2016

Friday again!

Videos again…

How To Sharpen Pencils

“David Rees takes viewers through the delicate process of sharpening a pencil by hand.”

A funny, charming little video.

The Walk Of Life Project

For example:

“Hypothesis: ‘Walk Of Life’ by Dire Straits is the perfect song to end any movie”

This has been making the rounds and is one of the most oddly funny memes to come around in recent memory.

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

How to send an ‘E mail’ – Database – 1984

Database” was a tech tv show which ran on Thames TV in the UK in 1984.

Olllld tech doing exactly what your cellphone does today. Progress!

Donald Trump Says “China” – Bass Cover by Iggy Jackson Cohen

[self explanatory!]

Ridiculous! The guy’s definitely got talent though. 🙂

Bonus Video!

Pinball Number 12 Reanimated

A great re-creation of this mid-70’s Sesame Street gem. (Which has a great back-story too.)

This is pretty great. And now I feel a little older.

I hope your Friday has been fabulous. Welcome to (almost) Spring!

See you next week.


March 11th, 2016

Well hello everybody.

It’s Friday. Let’s get settled in here…

…okay! And now for some videos.

This Backyard Astronomer Has Discovered 300 Asteroids and Counting

Fantastic. Makes me want to buy a telescope.

Cruise Ship Turnaround: 10 Hours to Stock a City

“Royal Carribean Oasis of the Seas. It takes ten hours to supply the largest passenger ship between sailings. We show you in 90 seconds.”

What a crazy industry. Well shot. A little exhausting.

Sent in by Tamara L.

Girl Metal Casts Ring

While grammatically incorrect, the title kind of says it all. A dad teaches his daughter how to cast a ring out of pewter. That is badass! She also looks like she’s having a blast.

Forms In Nature: Understanding Our Universe

Some beautiful design and animation cycling through numerous examples of beautiful forms present in nature, and made by humans. I like.

Bonus Video!

Second Sound Barrier Trailer

This is one of the most ridiculous trailers I have ever seen.

And you’re welcome.

Happy Friday! See you next week.


March 4th, 2016

Welcome, Friday folks.

And we’re soooo close to Spring now!!

Videos! Coming right up!

We are the World using Face Swap Live

Self explanatory, and funny, and weird, and holy crap this is possible with any computer in 2016.

Wintergatan – Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

This is one of the weirdest things I have ever seen – or heard – in my life. (And I’ve seen Blue Man Group. 🙂 )

What a monster of a construction to get this to work. Bizarre.

Hey speaking of marbles…

Marble Race: Longest Sand Marble Run Ever!

This one was sent in by Terry L. and is oddly fascinating to me (and apparently also to 1.092 million others.)

Great concept, well executed.

City Lights

“‘City Lights’ is the final chapter from my “Trilogy of Light” series that began a couple years ago with ‘LA Light‘ and then followed up with ‘Nightfall‘. It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is.”

Filmmaker Colin Rich creates a really distinctive time lapse of Los Angeles. I found this breathtaking.

Bonus Video!

My dog likes to look at me while I eat, until I catch him and he looks away from me

[self explanatory]

Dogs: they know how to troll.

That’s it for this week, so as Ted Cruz once said: I need a Bogel for the Glotch.

See you next Friday!