An ordinary day on the seaside in Karwia, Poland took a turn toward the mythological with the dramatic appearance of a dark boar from the sea foam. (sl YouTube)
The Hollywood Reporter has, once again, released excellent roundtable discussions with notable television actors: Comedy Actor Roundtable (Rob Lowe, Aziz Ansar, Jeffrey Tambour, Tony Hale, Anthony Anderson, Keegan-Michael Key, Jerrod Carmichael) [1h7m], Comday Actress Roundtable (Allison Janney, Lily Tomlin, Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Bloom, Niece Nash, Ilana Glazer) [52m], Drama Actor Roundtable (Cuba Goodling Jr., Rami Malek, Paul Giamatti, Forest Whitaker, Wanger Moura, Bobbay Cannavale) [55m], Drama Actress Roundtable (Kirsten Dunst, Julianna Marguiles, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson, Regina King, Constance Zimmer) [lh13m]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Celebration Reel [YouTube] Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. [more inside]
Netflix’s sci-fi throwback Stranger Things is Yesterday’s Summer Blockbuster Today [A.V. Club] Stranger Things is stylish, beguiling, and eminently bingeable, but it isn’t skeptic-proof. The Duffer brothers, who previously worked on Fox’s surprisingly compelling Wayward Pines, should know by now that open-ended supernatural mysteries are going to dissuade some viewers, particularly those who have felt duped by such stories in the recent past. But anyone willing to push through their resistance will find a borderline hypnotic show that could be to this summer what USA’s Mr. Robot was to last summer: a hyper-stylized niche series that feels essential even at its wobbliest. [more inside]
Channel 4's trailer for the 2016 Rio Paralympics (YouTube) just may be the best thing you see today. Via DangerIsMyMiddleName's twitter.
Lost Animations is a Youtube channel compiling various hard-to-find animated shorts, advertisements, and the occasional full-length. [more inside]
Okay, so Amy Grant is a bit insecure on her first album 1977's Amy Grant, with the song I Know Better Now. Written by an angst-filled 17 year old who is couching her insecurity within her faith in Jesus, it's only one in a long line of songs Amy has written and/or recorded that show true struggle with being human in a difficult world. [more inside]
Nuclear Family presents: Underwritten Female Character: the Movie.
Furry musicians FoxAmoore (previously and previously) and PepperCoyote (also making music as Look Left) debut their new album #hashtag live at Anthrocon. [1h5m] Recorded July 1, 2016, just about an hour ago. [more inside]
49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy Hollywood Reporter provides extensive background and photos: Anger and grief were palpable during production on the video, filmed primarily over two days on the 20th Century Fox Studios lot where [Ryan] Murphy produces his substantial roster of shows
The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence has some travel tips for you, citizen. (SLYT) [more inside]
Cat Game: Mouse Hunt (SLYT)
German YouTuber Eating with Two Hands insists: "I am of the opinion that eating is only true when done with the motions of our two hands. The invention of cutlery, namely fork and knife, was highly unnecessary." See it in practice: Tasty Fruit Salad (with Goldsaft), Instant Breakfast Cereal and Cheese and Grapes. Tasty!
Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet. The Guardian interviews the creators and actors involved in one of YouTube's greatest virals. Mefi originally discussed the mystery at the end of August 2006. Within a week the truth was revealed.
(All links very NSFW.) From audiobook mashup artist Tootleg Boy (previously), who brought you The Lord of the Books of the 55 Arse-Hymens of Stone and Pride and Prejudice and 367 Pages of Balls and Young Men, comes the inspirational, patriotic, and incredibly juvenile American Soldier (With A Sniper)
How much money does everyone make on a typical $200 Million movie? Find out how much the average paycheck for a Production Designer, Best Boy, Day Extra, Location Scout and even A Cat is for working on your typical summertime blockbuster.
Infochammel. Experience the next level of HDTV Info and Non-Engaging Nontertainment 24-7-365-11000 encoded with proprietary Techno-Loc HDTV subliminal positive human behavioral modification frequencies. [more inside]
Captain Disillusion (previously) has himself become disillusioned with his own show's format. Fortunately, a mentor from another era has returned to give him guidance.
How to snakes: These snakes are just writhing with potential.
Sometimes a music video completely recontextualizes the song. Pet Shop Boys' most recent single Twenty-something is one thing when you just hear the song, but the video makes it something else entirely.
To raise the public's awareness on the risks of taking a dip when intoxicated, [Swedish insurance company] Trygg-Hansa invited Stockholm Men’s Synchronized Swimming Team to participate in a little experiment. All they asked was for the three-time world champions to perform their regular, winning routine — but with one small difference. They performed drunk. [via]
Since parenting is not a 9-5 job, Hey Kids service is available for you and your child 24 hours a day. Hey Kids features short programmes interlude by clips of favorite Children’s Songs and Finger Families. The schedule is active, engaging and fun, and geared to promote interaction. Hey Kids broadcasts soft music and gently moving visuals designed to help soothe waking babies and create a calm atmosphere in the home.
You know this guy? Yeah, him, with the art and the comics. Well, he successfully crowdfunded at least thirty cartoons, to be released weekly. Welcome (back) to the disquieting world of Joan Cornellà. (Warning: the various media contain nudity, violence, drug use and Jimbo the Jam.)
Five years after Radiohead's last album, myriad hints from the band marked May 1st -- Dawn Chorus Day -- as the date something big was gonna happen. The band ateased the web with rumours_of songs new and old, cryptic artwork, ominous mailers. But after years of waiting, nothing came... literally. Optimistic fans trying to pick up every last crumb_were left climbing up the walls_as they were shown how to disappear completely, with the band's official site and social media fading out
again, slowly dissolving little by little, one by one, before their very eyes.
It all came back Tuesday, as mysterious chirps and inkblots ushered in the sinister claymation music video for long-awaited track "Burn the Witch" [prev.], followed days later by an arresting P.T. Anderson-directed film for the somber elegy "Daydreaming."
While Radiohead's ninth album is not here now physically till June, it's available for download come 8th May_(today!) at 2 PM EDT on Radiohead.com.
It's gonna be a glorious day. [more inside]
Do you like garage bands? Then you might enjoy this Youtube playlist. Artists include The troggs, The Kinks, The Kingsmen, 13th Floor Elevators, The Stooges, MC5, The Sonics, Electric Prunes, King Khan, The Strokes, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and many more. If you like any of these artists, this might be the Sunday afternoon playlist for you. [Warning - one or two of the videos contain sexual imagery, and one contains violence, and one contains the word mother******]
A cola pen is a calligraphy pen with a nib curved so that line width can be varied with pressure or holding the pen differently. It's called a cola pen because you can make one yourself with a cola can! Be careful, though.
When Larry Henley starts singing in The Newbeats' "Bread and Butter," it is one of the most arresting entrances in all of popular music. [more inside]
YouTube user MonotoneTim defeats Ghoma in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time using notes played on a physical ocarina to control Link. [more inside]
British Pathe has a bunch of great old bike newsreels uploaded to YouTube: Birth of the Bike (1937); Historic Bikes (1953); Six Day Race (1937); Penny Farthing Bike (1928); Penny Farthing Race (1936); Cycling Tips (1936); Housewife Cyclist (1956); All about Bikes (1959)
"My training involves tongue techniques that were taught to me by older masters." Master Upholsterer Kevin Kennedy demonstrates the dangerous art of spitting tacks. [more inside]
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Video for Run The Jewels' “Love Again” featuring Gangsta Boo on Vimeo and YouTube. (NSFW: super-explicit lyrics but SFW visuals unless "....You Work With Entomologists.")