September 17th, 2021

Here we are at Friday once again!

We did it!

And there are videos to watch! (Sadly only three. This week was slammed. My apologies.)

Here we go!

William Shatner Reviews Impressions of Himself | Vanity Fair

“From Seth MacFarlane and Jason Alexander to John Belushi and Chris Pine on SNL, here are some of the best impressions of William Shatner.”

Pretty great

Discovered by Miss Cellenia.

Building the slinky escalator

I includes instructions and diagrams.

This version is hand-cranked but it would be pretty simple to add a small motor to it as well.

I Build Tiny Cars Out Of Old Fridges | RIDICULOUS RIDES

“Ernie Adams, of Maricopa, Arizona, has been creating his incredible scaled-down replicas of full-size cars since 1965, starting with his version of a 1928 Chevy two-door sedan.”

These are street-legal miniature cars and they’re delightful.

Ta daaaaa!

Friday Videos!

Have an excellent Friday and weekend everybody.

See you next week.


September 10th, 2021

Aaaaaaah it’s Friday!!

I hope you are all doing as well as possible.

Video time!

Everything is a Remix Part 1 (2021)

An engrossing look at how widespread the act of remixing and repurposing of art and media has become in the world of YouTube and TikTok.

Really well done. Worth every second.

8 Levels of BACH

Shutian Cheng, “a 16-year-old aspiring concert pianist”.

In my years of training at piano I only made it to level 2. 🙂

Bach is incredible, and this pianist is fantastic.

Teletubby Tidal Wave IS COMPLETE – Machine Made From Toy Po’s And LaLa’s

Another bizarre musical creation from Look Mum No Computer.

Guerrilla Public Service 2011

YouTuber “Ankrom” was tired of unclear highway signs on the 100 in California, so he created customizations himself to fix the problem.

This was actually done in 2001 but this is the 10th anniversary release of this project.

The best part: there was a followup in 2018!

Sent in by my good friend Ana.

And there we go! Friday Videos alllll wrapped up!

Have an excellent weekend everybody. See you in a week!


September 3rd, 2021

Happy Friday!

And where I live, it’s a Long Weekend™!

I hope your Friday is fantastic. It’s video time!


This is a complicated, detailed build.

It’s very elegantly constructed, and his soldering skills are absolutely pro.

Maiden Goes To Hollywood (Iron Maiden + Frankie Goes To Hollywood Mashup) by Wax Audio

“Both featured their own epic track based on the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. And both clocked in at almost exactly 13 minutes and 40 seconds.”


A mashup whose core is Samuel Taylor Coleridge!

If mashups existed in 1984 this would have gone to number 1.

Well done!

When You’re Done Flying the Goodyear Blimp, You Don’t Just Tie It Down and Go Home

“Goodyear has three iconic airships in the U.S. and a fourth based in Europe. For AirVenture 2021, they had Wingfoot Three stationed at Oshkosh for the entire week, where AVweb’s Paul Bertorelli spent a glorious half day fooling around the airship and interviewing the crew.”

We Popped A Giant Internet Balloon!

This is a fun behind the scenes of Google’s “Project Loon” which provides internet from stratospheric balloons.

A pretty cool idea!

And there we go! Friday, all full of videos.

Happy Friday! And have a great (long?) weekend.


August 27th, 2021

Well hellooooo Friday!

We made it! That’s another week down. That’s another month down! Well done.

And it’s video time!

Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self Part 5

“What would happen if I tried to explain what’s happening now to the December 2020 version of myself?”

The newest episode of this from Julie Nolke.

Did you know that she also makes cooking videos for TasteMade? She does!

How To Cut Every Cheese | Method Mastery | Epicurious

“Join Anne Saxelby, founder and co-owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, for a crash course on how to impress your entourage with any fromage.”

Super specific instructions!

Renault’s Backwards Car

“Renault’s Project 900 is certainly an odd-looking car, but it’s also a car designed to break new ground.”

What a… weird idea! Why would you do that?!?!

Created in 1959 as a concept car. Bizarro-world vehicle idea.

Much more information here.

The Accidental Invention of the Best Snack Food Ever

“In 1853, George Crum was a chef at the Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, Ny. One day, a customer ordered fried potatoes. “

Huh! I never thought to ever find out when these came about.

And there we go. Another Friday all wrapped up!

Have an excellent weekend everybody, and stay safe out there.


August 20th, 2021

Friday at last!

Glad to be here. I mean, glad to be anywhere if you know what I mean.

And look! Videos! Let’s gooooo…

p e r m u t a t i o n . c i t y

“An experiment in AI assisted video composition.

“Original footage owned by STORROR® Parkour Team:,

“Algorithmically remixed by Created using custom software written in rust and python.”

Holy cow. It’s a bit jarring to watch (the soundtrack doesn’t help that 🙂 ) But wwwwwow this is definitely “new” video. I wonder what sparked the idea?

This Bee Builds Sandcastles at the Beach | Deep Look

“It might seem peculiar to see bees at the beach. But the bumblebee-mimic digger bee (Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana) makes its home at beaches in Northern California and Oregon. Once they’ve mated, the females spend the spring digging their nests into sandy cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.”

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

“Jumbo the elephant was one of the most famous animals that ever walked the earth. Born on the African savannah, he went on to become a celebrity on both sides of the Atlantic, first at the London Zoo and then as the star attraction of P.T. Barnum’s circus.”

It’s a sad story but super interesting.

h/t Miss Cellenia.

Contra Returns In Real Life

The most 80s of action arcade games brought to life.

Well there we go. Videos done.

Have an excellent Friday and a fantastic weekend.

See you again next week.


August 13th, 2021

Helloooooo Friday people!!

We’re here, and it’s Friday (the 13th,) and it’s time for videos!

Let’s go!!

Matches (2021.01.24-2021.08.09)

Study & Stop motion by Tomohiro Okazaki (designer)

Look at that date range. Seven months!

Holy cow these animations are so cleverly executed. I was expecting a fairly short video but he keeps adding more and more tricks to it.

Not a wasted frame in the whole thing. Well done!

Making the rounds, and worth every second.

Vank Walen – “Your Jumpin’ Heart”

Van Halen’s “Jump” overtop of Hank Williams Jr.’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart”.

A ridiculous yet somehow perfect mashup from Bill McClintock.

The Magic of Suits | Brunello Cucinelli

“In the tailor’s workshop, among mannequins, fabrics, threads and buttons, the magic of tailoring comes alive, creating a world poised between dream and reality that is recounted through the imagination of artist Virgilio Villoresi.”

Beautifully conceived.

Walt Disney Imagineering Innovation Showcase | Disney Parks

“Walt Disney Imagineering was selected as one of Fast Company’s 2021 Best Workplaces for Innovators. This honor recognizes companies that successfully foster cultures of innovation and encourage employees to discover, explore and invent.”

This appears to coincide with the launch of their new Disney+ show “Behind The Attraction“.

Well there we go! Friday is alllll video’d up.

Thanks for watching from home everybody. I hope you’re doing as well as you can be.

Stay safe. And I hope your weekend is fantastic.

See you in seven days.


August 6th, 2021

We have arrived, again, at Friday!

And where I live, it’s hot!!

And now it’s video time…

June 1st, 2021 – Andrews, Texas – Hail Dumping Madness

“Our day was almost a bust yesterday. We were in New Mexico with crappy storms, shooting tarantulas and flowers, but then we were making our way to Lubbock and on the way saw one of the most spectacular storms I’ve ever witnessed. We dropped south of Andrews, Texas and the magic unfolded right before our eyes.”

Just a huge, huge storm. Wow!

We Made Kids Toys Extra Dangerous

(self explanatory)

For science…?

Carpool Lane

I have no idea why it’s called that, but this is a video of four jugglers performing some incredibly deft juggling feats.

This Beach Does Not Exist – Random Latent Walk (StyleGAN2-Ada, psi=0.75)

“StyleGAN2-ADA network trained in HD resolution 1280×768 on dataset with ~20.000 images of the beach. All of these beaches are AI-generated.”

More information here.

Kind of cool!

Thanks for playing along at home.

I hope your Friday is awesome, and your weekend is relaxing and calm.

Happy Friday!


July 30th, 2021

Hellooooo Friday!

We made it again you guys! I hope you are all doing okay. What a month.

Readyyyyy? Go!

Mike Dawes – Jump (Van Halen) Solo Acoustic Guitar

“When I was 14 I heard Eddie Van Halen play for the first time and his playing changed my world. From transcribing his iconic ‘Beat It’ solo at school to attempting his signature techniques on the acoustic guitar.”

This guy is good! I’d never heard of him before. Really talented. Great tone. Really diverse player.

Galley Diaries #1 – Food Prep on a Super Yacht

From YouTuber TheCrewChef aka Nina Wilson.

She walks usthrough the maintenance of the galley, ingredients, prep, plating and serving.

I could not do this job, and it’s one I was considering doing for a while.

Machine learning breakthrough: Robot runs a 5k

“The OSU Dynamic Robotics Laboratory’s research team, led by Agility Robotics’ Jonathan Hurst, combined expertise from biomechanics and robot controls with new machine learning tools to accomplish something new: train a bipedal robot to run a full 5K on a single battery charge!”

Meet “Cassie”.

Note:: not about speed. More about endurance.

When you’re bored in The Sims so you create 298 clones of the same character

This Irish Twitch funny guy “RTGame

He is funny. He does funny things in a variety of games but this particular sequence made my day.

And look at that! Friday Videos. Sorted!

Happy Friday! Stay safe this (long?) weekend.


July 23rd, 2021

Welcome Friday fans!

It finally feels like real Summer where I live. That took a while to get here.

I hope you’re all doing well.

Video time!

The Skateboard caramel snack!

From master baker Amaury Guichon, who makes several other creative desserts!


7777 Days

“The images for this video were prepared and transformed by Michael Notter.”

This artistic rendering is part of Noah Kalina’s “Everyday” project where he takes a self portrait literally every day for (no joke) 20 years.

Original timelapse here.

Stand Here for Dance Party

“We surprised random people with an unexpected 100-person dance party on the streets of NYC.”

From Improv Everywhere (of course.)

Burj Khalifa – Platform inspection top of the spire Andy Veall

These are two workers, with seemingly no safety gear or parachutes, investigating the top platform of the Burj Khalifa, at a height of 2,722 ft (829.8 m.)


And there we go! Alllll video’d up!

Happy Friday everybody. Stay safe out there.


July 16th, 2021

Happy Friday!

We made it again to another Friday. And it’s hot where I live. And things are slowly opening back up where I live. I hope things are okay wherever you are. We’re making it through this year.

And we have videos!

CopterPack First Flight

There is, of course, a website.

Not a lot of information. Battery life. Range. Emergency battery loss flight recovery. You know: the basics. 🙂

Still looks pretty cool.

The Kiffness – Numnum Cat (International Mashup)

“Once again, a cat brings people from around the world together in music!”

The original is adorable (and only 5 seconds long.) This is an awesome use of that segment.

Online Video Tutorial

A series of clips of people introducing their extremely varied instructional videos.

It’s so all over the place. I love it.

A 1 Kilometer “Ball Drop” On Solar System Bodies

“This animation shows a ball dropping from 1000 meters to the surface of each object, assuming no air resistance. This should give an idea for the pull you would feel on each object.”

From Dr James O’Donoghue.

Come onnnnn Ceres!!

And there we go. Allll video’d up for your Friday!

Have a great weekend everybody. Stay safe!