SLYT: Brenda Hewlett: 5'3", 59 years old, has never held a hockey stick before. At an Akwesasne Warriors hockey game, however, she finally did hold a hockey stick in an attempt to win a new Ford truck by shooting a puck at a goal from 114 feet away. You probably see where this is going. [more inside]
posted by schleppo
on Dec 27, 2011 -
A blind man uses a mobile phone to "see":
I have never experienced this before in my life. I can see some light and color, but just in blurs, and objects don’t really have a color, just light sources...I went outside. I looked at the sky. I heard colors such as “Horizon,” “Outer Space,” and many shades of blue and gray. I used color queues to find my pumpkin plants, by looking for the green among the brown and stone. I spent ten minutes looking at my pumpkin plants, with their leaves of green and lemon-ginger. I then roamed my yard, and saw a blue flower. I then found the brown shed, and returned to the gray house.
posted by nomadicink
on Sep 19, 2010 -
Do-it-yourself film manufacturing.
"Can't buy the film you want any more? Just make the stuff!
In this set you will find random photos and information on a project a friend has undertaken - a machine to make his own camera film.
Plastic and goop go in one end, and camera film comes out the other end. This is not a trivial undertaking."
posted by ethel
on May 9, 2008 -
has made at least one indie music lover reconsider his antipathy for her music. She
may be partially responsible for Obama's recent electoral successes. She
is an international force for good. (For certain values of the word "good"). What else can you say? Céline Dion is amazing!
. (That last YouTube link has a bit of NSFW language. I can't tell you whether or not Céline herself is NSF anything around you. Your call.)
posted by maudlin
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Flamenco guitarists on YouTube: Paco de Lucia
, Vicente Amigo
, Niño Ricardo
, Manolo Sanlucar
, Paco Peña
, Carlos Montoya
, Gerardo Nuñez
, Diego Del Gastor
, and of course, the legendary Segovia
posted by malocchio
on Jul 4, 2007 -
The smallest sculptures can only be measured in thousandths of an inch
which is why they can sit, very delicately, on a human
hair three thousandths of an inch thick. When working on this scale [Willard Wigan] slows his heartbeat and his breathing dramatically through meditation and attempts to harmonise his mind, body and soul with the Creator. He then sculpts or paints at the centrepoint between heartbeats for total stillness of hand. He likens this process to "trying to pass a pin through a bubble without bursting it." His concentration is intense when working like this and he feels mentally and physically drained at the end of it. (previously)
posted by pmbuko
on Jan 25, 2007 -
Fixing a Flat Tire without Hands
A series of photos of a man, who cannot use his hands, patching, repairing and reseating a bicycle inner tube. Why? Apparently its his job.
Somehow my little problems don't seem so insurmountable anymore.
posted by fenriq
on Dec 22, 2006 -
The World's Most Amazing Dog
(YouTube) A clip from Montel Williams' show about a dog born without front legs. The owner has trained it to walk upright. As my boyfriend said, "After watching this, I'll never complain about anything in my life again."
posted by ArsncHeart
on Jul 7, 2006 -
How the hell did Fuzzy sink this hole-in-one
?! It hangs for looooong seconds in the rough, then accelerates
directly to the hole. I swear, there were magnets involved!
Quite possibly the most amazing hole-in-one ever.
posted by five fresh fish
on Jun 4, 2006 -
You desire new music? How fortuitous! Look what your fellow mefites
have been up to:
- The 23rd Century
, addictive psychedelic pop from tcobretti
- Both Ends of a Gun
, a shotgun-produced country album by Miko
- Congratulations to the Young Men of Nelson
, creepy tortured music-toy electronica by nylon
- MAXX KLAXON
, ass-bumping orwello-euro electropop by Artifice_Eternity
, an electronic EP by phylum sinter
- Vector Trio
, atmospheric jazzers, and just one client of turtlegirl's Scully Sound
- Fractures EP
, some lush electronic stuff by nthdegx
- The Earl Stoner Band
, countrified tunes by xowie
- Red On Strike
, XX-fronted punk rock by InfidelZombie
- The Scarring Party
, foot-stomping old-timey tunes by drezdn
- Soplerflo Archives
, sundry musical noises by soplerflo
(via...wait for it...waaaaaait for iiiiit...Projects!
Viva la Projects
posted by cortex
on Apr 15, 2006 -
Big Fish! 14 year old Bobby Capri Jr. catches a 52 pound striped bass
in a kayak off the Atlantic City shore. But he's not the first kid
to reel in a big fish. The adult world record
for striped bass was also caught in New Jersey. So, who here has the best fish story?
posted by MsVader
on Jun 30, 2004 -
Puppetry of the Penis: Tackle Happy (2001)
Any Australian Metafilterians care to explain this? I found a rave review of this DVD on Amazon.com's Future Bestseller's list. "Organ Origami", "The Fine Art of Genital Manipulation" and "Performances with Road Companies at Major Festivals Throughout The World"? I think the world's citizen's are owed an explanation.
posted by dgeiser13
on May 30, 2002 -