July 26th, 2019

Hellooooo Friday people!

It’s time…

Boomhauer w/ dang ol’ drums

“This was a lot of fun to work out. Hope you like!”

Performed by David Dockery, who is exceptional at arranging dialogue from TV shows into complicated drum performances.

The Japanese Tradition – Chopsticks

Not what it appears to be. Funny!

Sent along by Ean B.

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.

“Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? Solving one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.”

A New York Times short documentary.

Learning to Appreciate Joel Schumacher’s Batman

“For 20 years Joel Schumacher’s Batman movies have been considered cinematic travesties. Abominations, In the words of George Clooney, the movies that killed the Batman franchise. But what if I told you that they’re not actually that bad?”

YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems dissects this long-standing opinion. It’s worth a look.

Note: large sponsorship diversion included. Not my fault.

And that’s this week’s Friday Videos! Huzzah!

Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend.


July 19th, 2019

Happy Friday everybody!

Vanity Fair: Tom Kenny (SpongeBob) Improvises 5 New Cartoon Voices

“Watch as Tom Kenny seamlessly improvises 5 random cartoon characters that he has never seen before.”

Tom Kenny, most notable for voicing Spongebob Squarepants, but also previously from Mr. Show. The man is a gem.

My Hyper Day

“Last summer I’ve learned advanced hyperlapse method. It’s kind of my technical demo of what can be achieved only with a tripod.”

A uniquely shot video. I love it.

“Unpickable” Europa Disc Padlock Picked FAST (Model P-370)

It turns out Youtube is a veritable gold mine of lockpicking videos. Huh! Interesting…

I made the worst ever 1-1 remake in Mario Maker 2

Making the rounds. Gives me a stomach ache. Yikes.

Well that concludes this week’s Friday Videos.

See you next week everybody!


July 12th, 2019

Holy Gebus look at that: It’s FRIDAY!

So fast. And where I am: it’s hot!

Let’s get going…

Pizza Hut Training Video 1988

“***I was the single camera operator for this instructional video series from 1987-88, that was produced in a Chicagoland area, industrial test kitchen for Pizza Hut/PepsiCo.. Original recording on 3/4 inch U-Matic videotape.”

This is gold.

See also: First Betamax – Salesman Training Video 1977 (Making the rounds.)

We made all 78 Breath of the Wild recipes in one day

As in: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

“Link needs to eat in order to gain hearts, but are his recipes any good? Brian David Gilbert teams up with Eater’s Adam Moussa to discover which of Breath of the Wild’s 78 recipes are tasty and how many hearts they should actually restore.”

Note: nearly 32 minutes, but entertaining. Yikes!

The World’s Most Popular Algorithm: SHA 256 and Bitcoin

“No one on Earth knows how to reverse the SHA-256 hash function. Yet it’s really easy to compute one-way. You could make billions of dollars if you solved this mathematics problem.”

Welll….. “billions” of dollars if you knew how to make bitcoin liquid. Still!

Let’s wait four more years and see if Quantum computing has any effect on this.

The Problem Solving of Filmmaking

“A short video expanding on something I talk about on the Shazam commentary track (Shazam is now available on digital and if you buy the iTunes version you get a commentary track along with the other extras).”

Created by David F. Sandberg.

And there we go!

Thanks for playing along at home everybody.

See you in a week.


July 5th, 2019

Welcome back everybody!

Let’s get to the videos – go go GO!!!

The Internet As It Was In 1996

“Transferred from a VHS video tape, this 1996 video shows how to use a PC and how to use the PC to access the new ‘world wide web.'”

Moon Mini-Rover Engineer

“After a decades-long lull, interest in the moon is back — this time led by startups, including Tokyo-based ispace Inc., which is hoping to land two of its miniature rovers on the lunar surface in 2021.”

Such an interesting array of private interests doing this work. I find it interesting.

Saul Bass’s Movie Posters

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Presented in poster orientation too.

The Brain and You

“…Host Perry Reed discusses the mental health of the president and the Dunning-Kruger effect, the psychology of people who lack the self-awareness to see their own lack of self-awareness.”

This is also a podcast. Interesting!

And that’s what I’ve got this week.

Enjoy your (possibly very hot) weekend!