IS TROPICAL - THE GREEKS
: Official music video (Vimeo, 3.25); live action combined with animation for real comic-book violence. NSFW owing to boys being shot, blown up, shot, electrocuted, shot, slashed and then shot some more.
posted by bwg
on May 29, 2011 -
"Men working on the river would move in time to the beat of the music. It was everywhere: on the street, in the church. In the tonks and barrelhouses where people went to be together. Like the beating of a big heart. It gave everyone a good feeling." The Cradle is Rocking
is a delightful 12-minute film that, though somewhat damaged (Folkstreams has found what may be the only surviving print), is highly recommended viewing for anyone interested in American roots music: in this case, New Orleans jazz. The film's thoughtful and affable narrator is trumpeter George "Kid Sheik" Cola
, who can be heard along with Captain John Handy serving up some fine old-school Dixieland jazz here
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Dec 9, 2009 -
Meet Giuliano Stroe
. At 5 years old, he broke a Guinness World Record for the fastest 10-meter hand walk with a weight ball between his legs. Opinions about weightlifting at an early age are mixed
, to say the least.
Either way, this kid must be a force to be reckoned with on the playground.
posted by DMan
on Oct 26, 2009 -
was a Mississippi Delta bluesman blessed with the kind of slightly gravel-tinged voice that emanates authority. His recording career was a very short one, however, consisting of precisely one day
, and yielding precisely two songs
. Very little is known about Bailey himself, and the identity of the 2nd accompanying guitarist on his only known recording remains a mystery, though there has been some some speculation
. I've been doing a little speculating myself, regarding some of Bailey's lyrics, and any of you blues linguists who might want to help fill in the blanks, please see the [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Feb 21, 2008 -
Big Fish! 14 year old Bobby Capri Jr. catches a 52 pound striped bass
in a kayak off the Atlantic City shore. But he's not the first kid
to reel in a big fish. The adult world record
for striped bass was also caught in New Jersey. So, who here has the best fish story?
posted by MsVader
on Jun 30, 2004 -
A five-year-old kid from Minnesota
has patented a way of swinging on a child's swing. More proof, if anyone needs it, that the government is veering from an institution of reason to an institution of control. At what point is a sufficient degree of absurdity reached that legitimacy is widely recognized to have been abandoned?
posted by rushmc
on Apr 19, 2002 -
Whatever happened to...
The Weblog of a Six Year Old. It was soo-o-o cute, and so precocious of a kid to practice typing on the Web, with parents' help, of course!
posted by rschram
on Oct 13, 2000 -
Training toddlers to compete.
This reminds me of the Dilbert episode where Dogbert holds training sessions for toddlers. I know parents often want to realize themselves through their children, but aren't we going a bit overboard here?
posted by jedrek
on Sep 5, 2000 -