"I want to make fictional worlds, inhabited by large robots and machines, all over the Google campus"
Google has recently shown a great deal of interest in robots, snapping up companies right and left. Mark Pauline, a noted expert in the field, offers his services to the search behemoth.
Here's the second most adorable version of Sweet Child O' Mine
ever played. Here's the first
Not Cute enough? Here's little Jonah rocking along with some System of a Down
. Kids rock.
(Season One video) is a series of 90-second CGI cartoons made for MTV Japan about two Russian rabbits. It begins in a Soviet-era prison where Kirenenko*, a mob boss sentenced to death is sharing a cell with Putin (yes, that's his name), a common worker imprisoned on a trumped-up charge and counting the days until his release. And then it gets weird. (contains extreme cartoon violence, scatological gags, Russian stereotypes, transvestite chickens and shoe fetishes) [more inside]
What if you wrote to Alpo
to ask if they have a senior citizen's blend, or to the AARP
to inquire about the living status of Abe Vigoda? And what if they wrote back? That's the purpose of Jackassletters.com
, part mischief, part mayhem, from MeFi's own cjorgensen
. History has demonstrated the fun of hoax letter writing
, for instance Kitty Piddle Soda
from Avery's Beverages
. Someone has to carry on the tradition. Tweaking the noses of power and fame
. (via MeFi Projects)
Disaster at Sea!!
A collection of dozens & dozens of photographs of misfortune striking those GIGANTIC shipping vessels, the kind that bring goods from China to Wal Mart. Every kind of affliction imaginable, from shipboard fire
to heavy weather
to grounding amidst crushing waves
to capsizing from ill balanced loads
to random explosive cargo
to terrorist attack
to so much more. Descriptions of the vessels and what brought them down are included in the first link.
It Only Takes A Second
is the name of this 1996 industrial film from Federated Mutual Insurance. Essentially 3 straight minutes of chaotic on the job accidents geared towards terrifying the customers into being more careful (and thus more profitable), it may be my favorite industrial film ever. link goes to embedded QT video