brings low-viewcount YouTube videos to the surface by searching for default filenames (such as IMG_003.MOV
) in the title.
Lydia Davis on Madame Bovary, Nabokov's Marginalia, and Translation: [YouTube]
In this video from the Center for the Art of Translation, author and translator Lydia Davis discusses how she used Nabokov's margin notes from his edition of Madame Bovary to aid her own translation. She also discusses in-depth translation choices that she made. A full audio recording of this event can be hard on the Center's website
is a youtube show where Gregory Ng
reviews frozen food items you can buy in US Supermarkets. Amazingly, the Freezer Burns YouTube channel
was nearly at 700
shows when he tried out a Kid Cuisine How To Train Your Dragon meal
and you'll have to watch it all the way to the end to see his Come To Jesus
For the second year, the campers at Deaf Film Camp
, a two-week summer experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing teens interested in filmmaking, have made a great ASL music video. The video is entirely produced by the campers with guidance from a staff of filmmakers from the deaf community
. This year's selection is Pharrell's "Happy"
, with ASL Interpretation created by Azora Telford
and Rosa Lee Timm
and performed by Telford, Timm, the campers and camp staff. [more inside]
Brenna Twohy, representing Portland, OR, performs her poem "Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them
," about Harry Potter, pornography, and non-consent, at the 2014 National Poetry Slam
Humans Need Not Apply.
Video essayist CGP Grey
explains why we need to start preparing for a post-human economy.
Simon and Martina, of the joint blog Eat Your Kimchi
, are a married Canadian couple that moved to South Korea in 2008. They have a YouTube series called "TL;DR" in which readers can submit questions about living in Korea, and they will answer them to the best of their ability. In short: "You ask questions. We make videos answering them!
" Here's a couple: The Threat of North Korea
, Korean Food Etiquette
. [more inside]
Janet looks at 89 dicks. (SLYT)
Janet, who has never seen a dick pic, is presented with a slideshow of 89 such pictures. This video is of Janet's reactions. (SFW visuals-wise, but contains close to four minutes of Janet saying "dick" and describing "dicks" over and over.
How to put on your face:
in which youtuber Anna Akana shares her beauty routine. [SLYT]
is video artist Patryk Ludamage
making videos for some of his favorite music, spinning gold from fuzzy videotape footage.
Oneohtrix Point Never:
• KGB Nights
• Power of Persuasion
(0PN's Daniel Lopatin):
Eccojam A3 [more inside]
A viral video series uses role reversal to humorously highlight casual insensitivities & stereotyping: If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say
- If Black People Said The Stuff White People Say
- If Latinos Said The Stuff White People Say (YouTube; each video ~2 min.) [more inside]
If Horses Were People
: an equestrian sketch comedy series. [more inside]
NPR's Bob Boilen (host of All Songs Considered
): "People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.
" (video) [more inside]
"YouTube user Now 夠了沒 has broadcast a genius method of putting on pants
It is one that forgoes the often irritating and time-consuming use of hands.
No doubt this is why the internet was invented."
(Buzzfeed link - includes animated .gifs & embedded video; soundtrack: "The Final Countdown") [more inside]
Every year students at Madonna University's Sign Language Studies program create ASL music videos of popular songs
, incorporating elements of ASL poetry and storytelling. Each video comes with a comprehensive guide explaining the translations and artistic choices behind each line of the video. Some examples: Pompeii by Bastille
, Four Women by Nina Simone
, and of course Bohemian Rhapsody
A tour of Boston (et environs) via car in 1964
Take a ride through the Cambridge, Boston, Brookline and Brighton streets of 1964. As notable for what's still there as what isn't. In 1964, Government Center
is a construction site, the Citgo sign is not yet the neon icon we all know and love
, and the Prudential Tower was brand new. And yet it all look so familiar as you pass the three-deckers in Cambridge and Brighton, ride down the tree-lined Jamaicaway, and dodge those Ford Fairlanes, Nash Ramblers, and '57 Chevys on Storrow and Mem Drive.
started a blog in July 2013 - Circles of Life: The 143
- he's about half way through now. [more inside]
As the hype
builds for Michael Bay's latest
assault on the eyes and eardrums: Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
, let's take a walk down memory lane to happier times: Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination. [more inside]
No Your City
In a city of over 8 million people, it is impossible to walk the streets without running into interesting New Yorkers with unique relationships to the city. Whether it is Don Ward, the best shoe-shiner in Manhattan or Te'Devan the 6'7" Nomadic-Jewish-Healing-Freestyler. Everyone has a story that is worth hearing, but unfortunately most of them go unheard. New York City is the busiest place on earth and it is rare for someone to take a few minutes out of their schedule to stop and chat with a fellow New Yorker.
No Your City is an 8-part documentary series that offers a glimpse into the lives of these extraordinary New York City inhabitants. [more inside]
MetaFilter is well acquainted with numbers stations
with previouslies inside of that). Well, they may just have migrated to YouTube
. [more inside]
How many people die in Death Wish 3?
The answer may surprise you! (SLYT)
"Did you just kiss me?"
"I didn't think so.
" [more inside]
"It's an epic Urban Fantasy, a sci-fi thriller set Twenty Minutes into the Future, and a gritty crime-drama. And a tribute to William Shakespeare, where Puck, Oberon, Titania, and the Weird Sisters have prominent roles, and Macbeth kicks ass in a trenchcoat with a laser gun."
Plus, Star Trek
alums lend their voices to many regular characters and guest stars. On the eve of its 20th anniversary, Gargoyles
is now being offered legally on YouTube by Disney. [more inside]
, the Idaho Potato Commission created a series of 8 comic book ads where a dastardly fellow tried to outwit your friendly neighborhood produce manager. Those eight ads were expertly narrated with voices and sound effects and put on YouTube: ADVENTURES OF THE IDAHO POTATO RETAILER!!
Episode 1: Disaster Strikes [more inside]
Vintage Los Angeles
is Alison Martino's YouTube channel featuring a look back at Los Angeles during the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. There's an accompanying blog
and a facebook
"Everything is fine and the world is beautiful. It's raining, it's dark, I woke up at 5:30AM, I'm commuting in traffic. I would have had a headache, I would have been miserable, I would have wondered how my life took me to this point. This point I'm at right now. But no, no, everything is fine. Life is beautiful. The rain drops are just falling and in each one I see the reflection of every persons life around me. Humanity is beautiful. In this still frame shot of traffic on this crowded bus I just found love and peace. Heroin is a wonder drug. Heroin is better than everything else. Heroin makes me who I wish I was. Heroin makes life worth living. Heroin is better than everything else." [more inside]
Watching Ten Minutes of Transformers Transforming
did make me a little dizzy. Three movies worth of transformations in 1080p.
: Aston Martin DB9
, Space Shuttle
: Art Plotter
, big! burny! mighty!
, DVD drive
, with lasers!
, old scanner
, Pedro & Sybil
, sand plotter
How much My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan content is there out there? LET'S FIND OUT.
A few highlights:
What I Learned Today
, morals to episodes
Twilight adjusts to a Season 3 plot development
, random, catchy
Celestia and Luna play Resident Evil 4
(repurposed from Two Best Friends
The best of Sweetie Bot, from Friendship is Witchcraft
Slice of Life
, a very well done fan Tumblr
How much more could there be? Well.... [more inside]
A Guide To American Football.
[2:48 Video] Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching. If you do not know the rules of American Football, here is a chance to learn.