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All that phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust

Mick Jones, co-founder of seminal punk band The Clash, his hair as thin as the crowd, plays a few solo songs at the opening of the Rock and Roll Public Library, a converted office under a motorway in West London, in between swigs of lager. That is all. But what else do you need?
posted by unSane on Mar 5, 2012 - 51 comments

Saturday Morning Cartoons/Breakfast Danish

The Story of Animation is a tongue-in-cheek educational film about the process of animation, aimed primarily at potential animation clients who are more clueless than most about how these toons get made (and how long it's gonna take and how much it's gonna cost). Made by-and-for graduates of the The Animation Workshop, an animation school in Viborg, Denmark, which has posted A LOT of impressive student works on YouTube... [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Mar 3, 2012 - 13 comments

Anubis was taking a day off.

Big Bird overpowers the will of gods and demons in a quest for celestial justice.
posted by mightygodking on Feb 28, 2012 - 42 comments

Not changed: the Spread Gun is still ridiculous.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 2.0 is out! An expansion on the original game, which let you play as various NES characters transplanted into Super Mario Bros., but using the rules and abilities of those characters from their original games, version 2 offers more special abilities, more characters, and your choice of audiovisual "skins" based on four Mario games from the NES, SNES, and Gameboy, along with one based on Demon Returns. There's even instructions for playing with a gamepad! For more information, see the Super Mario Bros. Crossover Wiki or watch the exciting Super Mario Bros. Crossover trailer! [Previously]
posted by Pope Guilty on Feb 12, 2012 - 15 comments

I was kind of hoping for a discussion of necessary trespass, but...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor stops by Sesame Street for a cup of coffee...
posted by Navelgazer on Feb 7, 2012 - 32 comments

Serenade, Waltz: Evgeny Grinko

Evgeny Grinko is a Russian musician who recently posted two gorgeous, minimal instrumentals to YouTube. He also has a free EP called Winter Sunshine. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 comments

Shredding Capitol Hill

Shredding Capitol Hill is about finding your playground.
posted by Oh OK HA HA on Jan 19, 2012 - 10 comments

Biggest Teahupo'o EVER

Teahupo'o was included on Transworld Surf's list of the' Top 10 Deadliest Waves' and is commonly referred to as the "heaviest wave in the world".[6][1] The name 'Teahupo'o' loosely translates to English as “to sever the head” or "place of skulls"." [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Jan 15, 2012 - 62 comments

This is actually the last level in "Frogger."

"Where I come from, a little patience at the crosswalk usually rewards me with a stoplight-induced pause in traffic, but here things are different. One had to simply cross, stride forward into the asphalt gauntlet with no fear, just faith that two intersecting streams of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, would reconcile themselves. And they always did." Photographer Rob Whitworth stitches together 10,000 images to bring you a very kinetic time-lapse video of "Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam." [via]
posted by bayani on Jan 6, 2012 - 15 comments

Two words: Dolphin Jetpack!

Introducing the Zapata Flyboard, which is being described as a "dolphin jetpack." Designed by Franky Zapata, the French jet-skiing champion and founder of Zapata Racing, Gizmag says of the $6,600 leisure product: "Aquaman meets Iron Man." [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 comments

Brick Bending

Here is Jeff Sanders, who builds things with Legos. Round things. Here's his blog, featuring videos of his work. Here's a Discovery News post on Sanders, with more pictures of his work. This Oregon Live article shows more round Lego creations on his wall.
posted by JHarris on Dec 18, 2011 - 16 comments

Making Boxes ... Like A Boss

"You've seen boring unboxing videos. How about a cool boxing video?" A Korean postal worker demonstrates his superior packaging skills [SLYT].
posted by bayani on Dec 16, 2011 - 45 comments

The Single Lane Superhighway

The Single Lane Superhighway is a simple website that lets you draw a car and join the parade of other drawn cars already on the road. Simple, yet sweetly engaging. Another interesting art project from Aaron Koblin, who has done several other notable social/data art projects (some of this, some of that, and some other things). Via waxy.
posted by lubujackson on Dec 13, 2011 - 37 comments

bicycle animation!

"This is a piece created to question whether it was possible to film animation in realtime."
posted by kaibutsu on Nov 27, 2011 - 23 comments

Panama Priti Bikes

Panama Priti Bikes, by José Castrellón.
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Nov 23, 2011 - 6 comments

But can it play angry birds?

Honda demonstrates the newest version of their Asimo robot. "With a further advance in autonomy, the all-new ASIMO can now continue moving without being controlled by an operator. Moreover, with significantly improved intelligence and the physical ability to adapt to situations, ASIMO took another step closer to practical use in an office or a public space where many people come and go."
posted by empath on Nov 8, 2011 - 35 comments

The Big Girl

3 part series (some subtitles): rad mashup between stop motion and drawn animation in an awesome wrap of cute fun. Ep 1, Ep 2, Ep 3 .
posted by armisme on Nov 3, 2011 - 2 comments

Sunday Morning Cartoons

Too many great animated music videos lately for SLYTs, so here's a Multi-Link Mostly-Vimeo...
"Fantasy", Song by DyE, Video by Jeremie Perin
NSFW as it goes from naughty to nightmare in record time. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Oct 23, 2011 - 20 comments

I kept the dogs shut in babe, but I think that I escaped

Marian Call, Alaskan singer-songwriter known for I'll Still Be A Geek When Nobody Thinks It's Chic, has released Something Fierce, a fan-funded album. Listen to the whole thing. Lyrics and liner notes. Listen to her previous albums, Got To Fly and Vanilla.
posted by NoraReed on Oct 1, 2011 - 12 comments

A nice, positive post

Waking up, full of Awesome
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 9, 2011 - 60 comments

A live electrical wire

Tom Waits' Private Listening Party The whole thing's gonna to have to be rethought. [SLYT]
posted by misterG on Aug 23, 2011 - 37 comments

Grandma party!!!

posted by loquacious on Aug 5, 2011 - 29 comments

Go-Karting with Bowser

Okay, you're good, kid. You've got skills. But do you know how to wheelie, drift, and draft? Do you know how to make the most of your environment? Do you know how to get the sickest air and make the most of your tricks? Huh? Do you know how to make sure you get the best gear? Huh? DO ya? Don't even tell me you know how to dodge blue shells! [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 2, 2011 - 24 comments

He keeps his eye on the bad people

Captain Awesoooome! SLVimeo; 8.12; "Captain Awesome is about to save the day once again, when an upset stomach threatens to ruin it all. A story of a superhero’s race against time to save his image or humanity before it all goes down the drain!" Tip: bonus joke at 5.51. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jul 15, 2011 - 2 comments

My Soul is Made of Grilled Cheese

Want to make a grilled cheese sandwich? Here you go. Want to take it to the next level? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jun 21, 2011 - 122 comments

Coming soon to dealerships across the Forest Moon

The future has officially arrived. Would you believe a hoverbike? OK, if that one didn't impress you maybe this one will.
posted by scalefree on Jun 11, 2011 - 46 comments

Andrew has asked me to "keep doodling forever"

Lunchbox Doodles: "At the beginning of his first school year – on his first day of kindergarten in fact – my wife was preparing my son Andrew's lunchbox. As I sat sipping my coffee, she handed me a 3 x 5 blank index card and asked me to draw something for his lunchbox." [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jun 4, 2011 - 35 comments

An Experiment in Pixelated Alchemy

Artist Shawn Smith uses hand-cut wooden blocks and acrylic paint to transform images of nature into three-dimensional pixelated sculptures. [more inside]
posted by bayani on May 30, 2011 - 9 comments

Relax, it's Saturday

El Internet (sNSFW). [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists on May 28, 2011 - 34 comments

hey, beardo....

The World Beard and Moustache Championships 2011 were just held in Norway. [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on May 20, 2011 - 28 comments

Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.

I just want to remind everyone that capybara, previously mentioned on MetaFilter, are awesome. The subject of song and poetry, capybara are the world's largest (non-extinct) rodent. This site has more information, including a list of zoos where you might find them and information on capybara in literature or on your dinner plate, [more inside]
posted by Vibrissa on Apr 27, 2011 - 59 comments

we're gonna need more speaker cones

He is from Miami. They are from Orlando. [more inside]
posted by anigbrowl on Apr 19, 2011 - 9 comments

CONTINUE? 9 ... 8 ... 7 ... 6 ...

Videogame players die a thousand deaths, complete with appropriately nostalgic soundtrack. [via BB]
posted by bayani on Apr 14, 2011 - 32 comments

I sing the body electric

Hello, my name is FRIDA. I am a concept, developed as part of the Rosetta project, en EU-funded initiative to support the development of robots. Take a good look at me. I can be very romantic.
posted by anigbrowl on Apr 14, 2011 - 21 comments

'A Thousand Pictures Fill My Head'

Featuring 2052 performers from 58 countries, I give you Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0 performing Sleep. [SLYT]
posted by Lutoslawski on Apr 8, 2011 - 34 comments

A Mermaid's Tale

"One day a little boy came up, he must have been about four and he saw me taking off my (prosthetic) legs and he started with the 'why' questions, you know, 'why haven't you got any legs', etc. And I said 'have you heard of The Little Mermaid?' and he said 'yes' and I said 'I'm a mermaid' and he got this look on his face and he said 'wow that's cool' and ran off to tell his dad.

I'll have to turn up to that beach again sometime with my tail - just in case he's there."
Weta Digital are the special effects team behind the costumes, weapons and creatures of the Lord of the Rings movies, Avatar and even a sonic screwdriver prop that could be making an appearance on the next season of Doctor Who. In 2009, they created a fully functional mermaid tail pro bono for Nadya Vessey, an Auckland woman who is a double leg amputee. Video News Report: 1, 2.
posted by zarq on Apr 5, 2011 - 37 comments

Blodes Orchester

8 years in the making, ~200 antique appliances comprise Michael Petermann's Stupid Orchestra (SLVimeo).
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 29, 2011 - 10 comments

My elephant is smarter than your elephant

It's not 'cheating' if you don't get caught. Elephants can figure out how to cut corners.
posted by mudpuppie on Mar 16, 2011 - 39 comments

Thanks for the adventure. Now go have one of your own.

A team at National Geographic, for an upcoming show called How Hard Can it Be?, created a real-life floating house inspired by the movie Up.
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 10, 2011 - 18 comments

RULAV is pronounced "AWESOME"

Rarely does building a treehouse require welding, grinding, painting, riveting, bending, crimping, plumbing, brazing, laser cutting, sound design, printed circuit board fabrication, thousands of lines of C code, distributed network protocols, sewing and embroidery. Ours did. [more inside]
posted by BZArcher on Feb 22, 2011 - 51 comments

Slushee, anyone?

Frazil Ice in Yosemite Creek (SLYT)
posted by Aizkolari on Jan 27, 2011 - 45 comments

My First Doctor

The BBC and toy company Character Options will be putting a new Doctor Who themed series of construction toys on store shelves around the world in the next few months. Just when you thought Matt Smith and Karen Gillan couldn't get any cuter...
posted by BZArcher on Jan 19, 2011 - 62 comments

disposable lighters = motorbikes

disposable lighters = motorbikes [language slightly NSFW]
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar on Jan 13, 2011 - 15 comments

The decoder rings are, sadly, out of stock.

Don't Touch That Dial! is a simple tumblr that collects radio shows and advertisements now in the public domain. The archive is pretty great.
posted by Lutoslawski on Jan 12, 2011 - 8 comments

A is for Awesome

In this TED talk, Neil Pasricha of the blog 1000 Awesome Things talks about how to have an awesome life.
posted by twoleftfeet on Jan 7, 2011 - 55 comments

Whereof one cannot speak, one must write a novel.

Philosophical Sweep: to understand the fiction of David Foster Wallace, it helps to have a little Wittgenstein.
posted by Lutoslawski on Dec 23, 2010 - 29 comments

A better top ten

Bad Astronomer Phil Plait presents "The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010". [more inside]
posted by IvoShandor on Dec 14, 2010 - 10 comments

An Irishman Abroad

"Today we're talking to a real Irishman about the financial crisis in Ireland - so what exactly is going on over there?" "Do you really want to know? Well I'll tell you" A remarkable and succint description of where we are post global recession. Warning - quite sweary.
posted by Happy Dave on Dec 10, 2010 - 50 comments

Writing is jumping...the shark.

From Mefi's own him, How to write badly well: Live on Stage. [more inside]
posted by Taft on Dec 6, 2010 - 15 comments

Only 6 grams of fat, HALLELUJAH!

Food Court Flash Mob sings the "Hallelujah" chorus.
posted by sonika on Dec 3, 2010 - 71 comments

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