Advice to UK animal owners
just before World War Two broke out: "If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency." It concluded: "If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed." [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 12, 2013 -
It's not breakdancing.
Not really, although it's associated with breakdancing nowadays; breakin' was originally seen as being very east coast, while these dances originated on the west coast. What was this dancing?Well, many of the most famous 70s-80s street moves are actually called funk styles
, which were performed, at first, to funk and disco, and later to early electronic and industrial dance music. And the big daddy of them all was a dance called the Electric Boogaloo, and demonstrated by the Electric Boogaloos
.Here they are in their zoot-suited glory
, showing off their signature moves. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Dec 4, 2011 -
Badass Lego Guns
, a short YouTube video (1.55) showing five working guns built from instructions from the book of the same name by Martin Hudepohl. [more inside]
posted by bwg
on Jan 27, 2011 -
Danny Gatton, 'the greatest unknown guitarist in the world' has been eulogised here previously
, but that was before someone had digitised and uploaded his instructional video and put it on You Tube. Here it is: 1
posted by mhjb
on Aug 29, 2010 -
A video repository and community for instructional learning. Also includes still developing audio and article directories.
posted by netbros
on Aug 9, 2008 -
Circuit relays, fulcrums and pulleys support not just exercise, but concepts in science and social studies, thanks to an innovative gym teacher
. [more inside]
posted by skyper
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Well respected as a player, instructor and scholar, Adam Gussow teaches blues harmonica online at Modern Blues Harmonica
. For a fee.
On YouTube, as KudzuRunner
, he also gives lessons. For free. He's put up around 145 videos now--145 videos with like about a million hits in return...via Tom Muck's Blog
posted by y2karl
on Mar 7, 2008 -
Hundreds of instruction booklets for LEGO kits, organized by year, theme, number and name. If you're like me, just seeing the covers of some of these old kits will make you teary-eyed. (#268, the 1979 Family Room kit did it for me.)
posted by Lucinda
on May 29, 2007 -
You can keep your Simon, Randy and Paula, I'll take Barbara Cook any day.
Here is the Broadway legend's two hour master class (it's a REALTIME video from
The New York Public Library) and it'll teach you more about singing, phrasing and music than every moment of American Idol combined. At least watch the first 20 minutes, you'll be amazed.
posted by adrober
on Apr 10, 2006 -
Thinking with Type
The online companion to the book of the same name offers a nice little online primer on the finer points of typography, including my favourite new online game: Dumb Quotes. Remember kids: only you
can prevent poor kerning.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jan 31, 2005 -
How To Be A Jug or String Band MVP
- starting with guitar: It's all in tablature
, by the way, something easy enough to understand. Three finger fingerpicking guitar is easy to learn--start with Mississippi John Hurt
was the first song I ever learned. Of course, it's a cinch, being in Open D--but open tunings
are a cinch, too. With open tunings, how about learning some slide guitar
? Beyond John Hurt, slide or not, open or standard, , there are the ever expanding Fahey Tablatures
at John Fahey.com, where Melissa keeps the flame burning ever brightly. There's Much More Within...
posted by y2karl
on Sep 5, 2003 -
Learning propper english gramar ain't gotta suck no longer
. Someones made it fun and enjoyable for everybody!
And when you meat someone who can't write good, you'll know why.
This could even be the dearth of the MeFi grammar flames even! (nahhh)
posted by BentPenguin
on Dec 29, 2001 -
In Depth Sports Instruction
Impress the boss and in-laws with keen command of fly-fishing and golf (skimboarding and rock-climbing). Check out comprehensive Gear Consultant videos. Also handy for finally deciding on new sport to plug into the 2002 new year's resolution.
posted by Voyageman
on Dec 8, 2001 -