: Aston Martin DB9
, Space Shuttle
: Art Plotter
, big! burny! mighty!
, DVD drive
, with lasers!
, old scanner
, Pedro & Sybil
, sand plotter
Actor and writer Scott Thompson ( Kids In The Hall, The Larry Sanders Show, Hannibal) has a YouTube channel where he reviews fruit with friends.
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.
by Hitoshizuku x Yama△ (previously on meta
) is a beautiful song/video very loosely based on The Grateful Crane
, a Japanese fairy tale about a wife with an unusual secret. [more inside]
Sad YouTube: The Lost Treasures Of The Internet’s Greatest Cesspool
Mark Slutsky, of Sad YouTube
) writes about the, "Moments of melancholy, sadness and saudade from the lives of strangers, gleaned from the unfairly maligned ocean of YouTube comments."
NBC's critically lauded thriller Hannibal released a season two trailer today
. Author and fandom superstar Cleolinda Jones livetweeted the entire TCA preview event
. (Spoilers for Season One, general screaming and rending of garments)
In 1959, MOSFILM released "Ballad of a Soldier," made during the Khrushchev Thaw
. It chronicles a young soldier, Alyosha, and his six-day trip home from the front during World War II, which "sweeps you, with feeling, into the physical and psychological world of Russians at war.
" And it is on YouTube
. [more inside]
A video showing a chain of beads
behaving in a very peculiar way appeared on Youtube some time ago. Many people attempted to provide explanations, but most of them weren't quite satisfactory. [more inside]
with illustrator Philip Castle
about producing the iconic film posters for Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket
and Clockwork Orange [more inside]
Reddit's Slow TV
channel offers long videos of continuous coverage by fixed cameras on a subject or event from start to finish. Take train rides
, go the beach
, watch fireworks
, ride the Autobahn
, visit the aquarium
, check out a hot spring
at Yellowstone, fry up some bacon
or, tour the islands of Cat Ba near Ha Long Bay
in North Vietnam [more inside]
It is a fact universally acknowledged that White People Crazy
This tech demo video
from Pillow Castle Games (of Carnegie Mellon) showcases an innovative first person puzzler using the optical illusion of forced perspective.
the first, student, film of one George Lucas (staring Randal Kleiser, who later went on to direct Grease
Starting at age 15, on New Year's Day in 2011, Matt Perren took a shot of himself every day lip-syncing to Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now". 1100 days later, at age 18, the video is ready
. [more inside]
Between Ziggy and Aladdin Sane there was, briefly, Cobbler Bob
Yukkedoluce is a producer for vocaloid
, a singing voice synthesizer program (previously on mefi
). Some examples of his works are below.
These are just ordinary teenagers, here and there in ordinary towns, with (at least at first) no particular training, no sophisticated equipment, no teams of writers, no management, no professional editors, and, somehow, literally millions of fans—fans rabid enough to form fandoms and rivalries and elaborate webs of platonic shipping. Fans who have never heard of Brad Pitt. It's an entire economy based on almost nothing but the thrill of saying/seeing whatever you want where your parents can't catch you—where you can be flamboyantly gay or ask embarrassing questions or carve out a social space for yourself or even be cruel to other kids because it makes you feel safe for a minute. Lindy West on the modern YouTube celebrity.
Toast Of London
stars Matt Berry (IT Crowd
, Snuff Box
, Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place
) as troubled theatre actor Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. With a recent divorce, a highly controversial play to perform every night, a shell shocked army officer for a brother and an audition in a prison - it’s turning into another very busy day for Toast in this, the pilot episode for the Channel 4 series. [SLYT] [NSFW] [more inside]
I Liked You Better Deaf
. (slyt, now with captions)
As the Christmas season winds down, but before New Year plunges a stake into its Dracula Corpse to end it, enjoy Matt Fraction
, Maggie Serota
and the War Rocket Ajax crew challening each other to create the worst Christmas mixtape
. Not interested in audio format banter and such? There is a Youtube Playlist
. WARNING: Mostly offensive for aesthetic reasons but there are some other terribles in there as well.
Back in 08', filmcow.com, the people behind Charlie The Unicorn and other such Internet nonsense, released a darling little video about adorable singing ferrets signing about the things they love, "Make Me Smile
Until Sunday, 12th January, Paul Reubens
, aka PeeWee Herman, has released the PeeWee's Playhouse Christmas Special
on YouTube for free holiday viewing. [more inside]
This Christmas, please remember the real reason for the season: a three-minute long Smash Mouth / Eminem mashup. Mom's Spaghetti
A Paul F. Tompkins Christmas Party Story
. Actually it's mostly a story about smoking pot, but I figured it was a timely way to present this: Someone (not me!) has compiled 132 Paul F. Tompkins videos into one YouTube channel
. [132LYT] [more inside]
A scientist radio-tracking pandas in the Chinese wilderness frolics with an inquisitive cub who was left in his care by its mother: Dajun and the wild baby panda
. [more inside]
It's that time of year when Korean entertainment companies / music labels release Christmas songs, typically featuring all the acts from the label. Christmas 2013 saw songs from the smaller labels, Cube
. Of the big 3 (SM, YG, and JYP), SM
released all-company Christmas songs in the past, although they seem to be skipping them of late in favor of individual releases. SM's 12-member boy band EXO had the melancholy "Miracles in December
", YG's Park Bom (from 2NE1) and Lee Hi covered "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
, and JYP avoided Christmas songs altogether. Crayon Pop had a Lonely Christmas
, being Chrome Entertainment's only signed act until late this year. [more inside]
is pretty straightforward to use: you can either enter a YouTube URL on the site, or add "slow" to the URL of any YouTube video (remove the "S" from HTTPS, too). Then you can watch speed painting
at a slower speed
, adjusting the playback speed with a slider. Sorry, the audio doesn't slow down. (Hat tip to Greg_Ace
An Engineer's Guide to Cats
is a helpful video about cats, time travel, gravity, adorableness. [more inside]
Best known for creating the nostalgic mash-up REMEMBER
), Youtube user Thepeterson teams up with Slackstory to create another video clip time machine: REMEMBER 1994