(quicktime, direct link) is a short absurdist comedy sketch about a couple who meet, fall in love & celebrate 101 blissful years together in a mall photobooth. via
Appalachian State University is HOT, HOT, HOT.
An analysis of a promo video
for Appalachian State University that was apparently intended to make students want
to come to their school.
Mike Ditka. Rapping. Yeah.
The Life of Larry
is a 1995 short film of both animation and live-action by Seth MacFarlane that became the basis for Family Guy
. (more inside)
West Australians were treated to a spectacular light show last night when a meteor streaked across the sky
. LQ video
also available. Via ABC News
Blixa Bargeld reads the Hornbach Catalog.
In a series of ads, finalists in 2004 for an EPICA award
, the poet and musician Blixa Bargeld
, known primarily as a leader of the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten
, read aloud descriptions of home improvement products. With hilarious results
One dry scotch pine tree, plus one string of old christmas lights, has the potential to add up to a really bad day
This can happen after a tree has been drying for three weeks or so
So please - keep them watered!
The latest music video
from legendary metal band Karkis totally rocks my holiday spirit.
Bike Kill 2004
- a 5 min QT clip documenting the Black Label Bike Club’s annual Bike Kill in Brooklyn, recently shown at Bicycle Film Festival 2005
. These guys party hard. via in case of mishaps
"I can absolutely understand why Brazil is devoted to my favorite body part - the ass
." Alternately cringe inducing & hilarious clip of California's national shame Arnold Schwarzenegger down in Rio in the late 70s, groping the dancers and making obscene (and obscenely awkward) passes at his co-hosts. link goes to embedded quicktime video
The Box [low-fi mid-nineties MPEG-1; music here]
Happy Thanksgiving! [Drunk Driving Filter]
Short film of climber
Dan Osman scaling Lover's Leap in California without ropes, racing over 400 vertical feet in just under four & a half minutes. Link goes to direct wmv download. Having never heard of Osman before, I was shocked to find out that his daredevil ways led to an early death when a rope snapped
while Osman was performing a modfied form of bungie jumping in Yosemite back in 1999.
Mating Leopard Slugs entwine
- one of the untold wonders of the animal kingdom captured on video....
The BBC gets up close and personal
with Life in the Undergrowth
in their new wildlife documentary. A must see for any animal, insect or
David Attenborough fan...
(If the main vid link doesn't work for you try it from here
- realplayer needed)
Friday fun (HST)...
Pure sweet insanity...somebody has been playing too many video games...Semi-pro probably totally illegal hi jinks on Swedens highways and byways...andrenaline rush just watching this...and oh yeah its official... Google owns the world...(warning embedded 14 minute video....) and ..umm...you can buy tires here... tires.com
...you can catch glimpses of the bikes speedo that I assume are in KPH...
Live in Boston? Need a ride to (or from) work? You could be a guest
on Ravi Jain's weekly video blog/talk show/commute. Episodes 1
, and 6
, (QT .mov)
is a software+video project by media-theorist Lev Manovich
, which 'mines the creative possibilities at the intersection of software culture, cinema, and architecture.' While perhaps more intriguing in prospect than in practice
, it seems at least a noteworthy attempt at making something new. A DVD version
of the project was released earlier this year.
The riots in Paris
have becomes such a popular topic
for bloggers that even the BBC have noticed
, even going as far to produce a TV news package (H.264 video, AAC audio, in MP4 container)
Apparently before Jed had left us
he wrote some poems
them for no one
guess I'll show them
here's one of Jed's Poems
[via the ape
Stop Action Photography
Fun. (embedded video) Some quality fun to brighten your Monday.
Animated video broadcast on Iran's IRIB
state television, apparently aimed at children, seemingly promotes the virtues of becoming a suicide bomber. Coralized wmv link
Nice Beer Ad from Down Under
a 1000 Auzzies in gowns crossing over the sheep strewn plains of Australia.
Ahh..foreign ads..perhaps this indeed the next form of cultural worms? I can see those soulless bastards on Madison Ave.."Yes..lets push hard on the foreign angle and prey/pray some poor sod on MeFi picks it up..we'll be rich I tell ya RICH!!!"
Forgive me MeFiers.
"Pinch his tits."
A Freudian slip and not getting over it is bad joo joo for Christians Speakers
[embedded video & some cursing]
We're several thousand feet down, where the pressure is about 3300 psi. The pressure inside that pipe? About zero. The crab? A goner.
The Yoda hip hop dance
easter egg from the latest Star Wars DVD is posted at Google Video. 1 min long, flash video.
: a page for people who love their Aibos way too much
. Linked is the media page with photo galleries
, videos of tricks
, and terrifying visions of expressionless robo-raves.
(shades of the furby-bending chorus
British Board of Film Classification -
the BBFC is a non-governmental
industry body responsible
in the UK for rating films depending on their content. Their site provides listings of recent film
classifications (even in RSS format!
), along with guidelines for each classification possible
. There's also an interactive children's version
(with an article
on how the last Harry Potter
film was rated), and one aimed at students
(with case studies
regarding 'controversial' films such as A Clockwork Orange
And they have their own private cinema
Were you left as ambivalent as I was by the introduction of the iPod Video? Did you think, "well, it's kinda cool, but why would anyone really want it?" Well, Mark Morford thinks he has the answer. [text-only, but may contain trace amounts of NSFW; via obscurestore]
Taka Yamada's Brovision.com
is a beautiful and voluminious personal video diary of Japanese life and culture. Talk with a geisha
, climb to the top of Mt. Fuji
, or float a paper lantern
down the river. Alternately, you can check out Video-link Japan
, watch some television
... or ignore all that and share your favorite J-links instead.
Myggis & Pie (embedded video). SFW
Pine Lake Films Steven Dempsey
(bio) makes gorgeous short nature films
) in the wilds around Seattle using a digital videocamera and techniques that give video a film-like appearance. The videos linked on the bio page are also worth viewing.
- The search engine for audio and video.
Jack Thompson (1992 ACLU Censor of the Year) is an outspoken critic of violent video games.
) His recent "A Modest Video Game Proposal"
offers $10,000 to the first game company which "creates, manufactures, and sells" a video game with the (fictional) premise of a father wreaking horrible vengeance on the video game companies whose twisted creations drove his son to bloody murder. More info (@wikipedia)
New 30GB iPod capable of playing video
on a 320x240 display. Get it at $299 before the hordes arrive at the Apple store. Sketchy on-the-scene reports (ThinkSecret
, iPodLounge Live
). There's also a new iMac and some software updates that, to be honest, no one was watching for. Please let the new wider and thinner iPod design still fit comfortably in my front pocket.
"F**k you, I'll fly the cash myself to the Bahamas."
Cheney's 2004 RNC Speech...subjected to hermeneutic video-remix treatment by a few blessed souls (or is it "buncha folks"?). For all of Dick's big talk, tho, Lynne's coda cameo constitutes the true "money shot". (Main link: 10MB QT, hosted by Crooks & Liars
The Wright brothers may not have been the first to fly (fascinating articles on other claims: Sir George Cayley
, Richard Pearse
and Gustave Whitehead
) but they were pretty decent chaps, according to Kate Carew
in her strange 1910 interview
and delightful caricature
. '“Your $7,500 flyers,” I said to the Wright brothers, “will prove very useful, I should think, to establishing a safe and somewhat aloof aristocracy.' Perhaps less well known is the brothers' role in defending America from the Spanish
, and Fu Manchu
(Comedy Quicktime links).
reminds me of Windows Noises
... And then there's this: iiiiiiii
. Happy Friday.
It's Friday [Video, AppleFilter]
just get yourself high [lo siento para el Player Real]
Lifted from the fabulous Tween
: "Start with botany, mix in a little nanotechnology and genetic engineering, add a dash of sci-fi daydreams and maybe you’d end up with something like the creatures in 1st Avenue Machine’s new music video for Alias."
[quicktime]. Click on projects
for other examples of 1stavemachine's work.
Collection of slow motion videos
and zero gravity videos, and super hi speed trick shot pool videos, etc... Some in WMV, some in QT.