Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Kutiman

I don't know if I can adequately convey the amazing talent of Kutiman. Taking several seemingly random and unconnected YouTube videos, he mixes snippets together to create a new and original music masterpiece. Don't forget what you're seeing is not people collaborating in anyway, just a genius at work. For for more of his work, see Thru-You.


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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Stopover

This is a nice short animated film that I thought you might enjoy. A lone space traveller needs to make an unplanned stop and causes himself trouble in the process.


Stopover from LeMob on Vimeo.
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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rock And Roll

A musical interlude for you as I'm a bit busy at the moment, but this is no filler. When Foo Fighters toured the UK in 2008 they invited some very special guests on stage at Wembley Stadium. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones no less. Watch as they perform an awesome rendition of Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin.


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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Mike Dawes

It seems to me that it has been way too long since I featured some superb guitar and trust me, it doesn't get much more superb than this. British fingerstyle guitarist Mike Dawes performs a solo arrangement of the well-worn hit song, Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye, with no overdubs. Listen and enjoy.


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Friday, 22 June 2012

Big Dummy

Magic is not just about illusions. I think sometimes it applies to the ability of a performer to have you suspend your belief. Paul Zerdin is somebody who can do this in spades. Watch him below on Comedy Rocks as he uses an audience member as a full size ventriloquist's dummy.


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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Snowdrifter

There's nothing like a bit of dark humour. I'm not giving anything away, just enjoy this animated short of a snowman wandering around alone in the snow.


Snowdrifter (2012) Short Film from Mack Carruthers on Vimeo.
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Incest Is Best

Don't worry I'm not really promoting some "sex with a sibling" campaign. But if you think that the idea that we are all related is a repulsive thought, then you really do need your eyes opening. Take a look at the latest video from Vsauce and prepare to have your mind scientifically blown. I may have lost some interest in genealogy though. :-)

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Manhattan Project

Regular readers will know that I am a sucker for a good time-lapse. But I think I may have hit the jackpot with this one. The astonishing amount of work and attention to detail that must have gone into this is truly staggering. I have never visited Manhattan, but after watching this, it feels like I have.


The Manhattan Project HD1080P from Cameron Michael on Vimeo.
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Friday, 15 June 2012

What Is A Flame?

The actor Alan Alda asked a seemingly simple scientific question, but although simple to ask it seems it is not so easy to answer "what is a flame?". Alda tells the story of how his flame challenge came about and why it ended up being featured on the wonderful Science Friday site.


Here is the winner! Ben Ames, Ph.D. candidate in quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck, won top flame video with this entry.


What is a Flame from Ben Ames on Vimeo.
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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sliced Steel

What is it about slow-motion that I find so fascinating? In this video watch as steel appears like butter as it is shot up close and slow whilst being machined. See here for a normal speed comparison.


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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Midnight Switch

A Belgian organisation decided they needed to play a little dirty to get the message across about the importance of sunscreen. I can only imagine my shock if this had happened to me and I worry about how badly it could have gone wrong. :-)


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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Mach's Matches

Artist David Mach created an incredible sculpture called The Devil made entirely out of matches. Rather than keep it safe he sets it alight and watches it burn. Afterwards he feels he has a whole new creation.


David Mach, Precious Light from David Mach on Vimeo.
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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Big Bang Bloopers

I have been away this weekend on a course with the Sea Cadet Corps so I'm sorry about the lack of posts. I'll make it up to you straight away with some bloopers from my current favourite TV comedy, The Big Bang Theory. Enjoy!


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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Balance

This is an advert to promote tourism in Seoul. But the point of interest to me is the extraordinary skill of the the guy who it seems can balance anything. I sadly cannot seem to find anything about him, so if you do please leave a comment below.


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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Mario

A regular feature at SXSW is the parody film trailer. Last year's festival included a rather nice looking version of the video game "Mario". I think I'd actually pay to see this.


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Monday, 4 June 2012

Pixar Eggs

I was reminded yesterday just how many easter eggs and in-jokes there are in the Pixar films. It seems that since very early on the animators liked to leave clues about previous projects, future ones and small references that often have little chance of being spotted. But luckily there are people out there that not only spot them, they kindly document them for us.






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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Slinky Marathon

Many people that know me think I have a short attention span. That is not not strictly true though, when something is full of awesome I have no trouble with staying focused. Take this video for example. I was totally behind this little fella all the way and when he stumbles at 1:43 I was on the edge of my seat. Enjoy!


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Friday, 1 June 2012

Bloody Nora

At last, a long weekend to relax! Finally I get to make some posts. :-)

Check out "Bloody Nora" the head-banging granny from Grimsby. I think this is the best way to grow old. Gracefully.




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