I've been having a great time exploring the maze that is Musarium
, wandering about and peeking into into various nooks and crannies to find such exotica as the wonderfully bizarre birdhand book
, and absorbing cultural artifacts and musings, including the poetic Visions and Icons
(I really love the way the text works with the images on this), the atmospheric Familiar Ghosts
(the texts will cue you on clicking through this somewhat dream-like landscape), the time-capsule imagery of Balkan Portraits
(1906-1910), the breathtaking portraits
of photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his National Geographic portait of the Afghani girl), the subterranean monologue of Grand Central
: the View Down Under, and the shocking and heartbreaking Without Sanctuary
: Lynching Photography in America. There's a lot more, so take your time. You can use this page
to access archived material.
posted by taz
on Aug 8, 2004 -
Will Ferrell spoofs GWB
... "you caught me mending my fences, one of the many things i do on my ranch ..." (streaming QuickTime or WMV). i know it's partisan crap, but still pretty funny ... until the end.
posted by mrgrimm
on Jul 28, 2004 -
"Animal Vegetable Video
endeavors to create the world's largest collection of video footage that has been captured from the perspective of animals, plants, and the environments they inhabit." The navigation
is a little wacky (click on the animal to see a video, or on the habitat to see more videos), but anyone crazy enough to strap a camera on the back of a tarantula is okay by me.
posted by majcher
on Jul 25, 2004 -
MEMRI adds a TV monitoring project. MEMRI
(the Middle East Media Research Institute) has added hundreds of clips from various Middle Eastern television stations (list of sources here
). The archive of clips can be found here
. There are amazing primary sources available, like "Saudi Sheik Sa'd Al-Breik on Human Rights in Islam and in the West", "Sheik Youssef Al-Qaradhawi in Favor of Democratic Elections in the Arab World", and "Former Dean of Humanities at Cairo's Ein Shams University: 9/11 was 100% American".
posted by loquax
on Jul 1, 2004 -
South Park does the "Aristocrats" joke.
(WARNING! Windows Media file, very very
not safe for work.) "The Aristocrats" is a long-lived comedians' in-joke--or, rather, an extraordinarily filthy joke that's not really a joke. (Gilbert Gottfried knocked 'em dead
with it shortly after 9/11.) Now it's going public (sort of): Penn Jillette
and Paul Provenza are making a movie
featuring over 100 comedians telling their own versions. The South Park
version linked above is "not even in the top 5 for dirtiest." Yikes!
posted by 88robots
on Jun 7, 2004 -
With all this talk of wars in distant countries, it's easy to forget that there's exciting things going on just 300 million km from your back porch. NASA has provided 90 second videos of the first 90 sols of the Spirit
[5MB .mov] and Opportunity
rovers [5MB .mov].
posted by fatbobsmith
on May 18, 2004 -
A tornado picks up a house
while a storm chaser tapes it. Later, he finds himself getting a little too close for comfort. (27 meg download - some swearing) Fortunately, no one was in that house at the time.
posted by pyramid termite
on May 16, 2004 -
presents Ian MacKaye performing "Vowel Movement" for the kiddies. As a friend said, this site has "pancakes and indie rock and bob mould as a corporate goon all in one package." [via sullivan
posted by ifjuly
on Apr 8, 2004 -
run by 21 Troy Birdsall of Fairbanks, Alaska. Gorgeous video and photographs of the Northern Lights.
posted by Feisty
on Mar 8, 2004 -
You may remember Eric Fensler from his audio overdubs of old G.I. Joe PSAs. Now he and Doug Lussenhop, hired by a band to shoot some DVD extras, apply the same approach
to raw video footage of slackers hanging out backstage, cops breaking up a post-gig crowd, etc.
posted by staggernation
on Mar 3, 2004 -
Walkie Talkie Man
A heck of a yarn of a song.
What promises to be one of the those super over hyped videos, see it now before it becomes passe.
And the song is pretty good too.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 23, 2004 -
Videos of common objects zoomed seemlessly to the near-atomic level. [RealVideo with audio commentary]
posted by gwint
on Feb 6, 2004 -
Live From Davos:
Frank talk and subtle spin as heads of state take Q&A from corporate honchos, in a session heavy on talk of terror: John Ashcroft
shares the stage with Prince Turki al Faisal al Saud, Pervez Musharraf
touts his vision of "enlightened moderation," the handsome young King of Jordan
keeps his finger on the roadmap, and embattled Ecuadoran president Lucio Gutierrez
takes a break from the tear gas to reassure skeptical capital markets. CSPAN for foreign filmgoers. (RealPlayer and Windows Media)
posted by hairyeyeball
on Jan 26, 2004 -
is a site that has been around for some time now, but one which I don't think has received enough attention. There is a new theme every week and if you have a digital video camera, some editing software, and a couple hours of free time, you too can participate.
posted by sean17
on Jan 12, 2004 -