At a certain age, young people get seemingly uncontrollable urges. But, in accordance with God's plan, these urges
must be controlled.
What do you get when you take a ton of dominos, insert a lot of creativity, and put it online in a non you tube format? Genius
Along with activities like chomping grass, flicking flies, mooing and hanging out at the watering hole, the cow-cams capture such fun-loving antics as stealing snacks from the human production crew to roaming the fields in search of the best siesta spot. With spring in the air, alert viewers may catch a glimpse of cattle locking horns in the heat of pixilated romance. Press Release Here
Happy Thanksgiving! [Drunk Driving Filter]
Nice Beer Ad from Down Under
a 1000 Auzzies in gowns crossing over the sheep strewn plains of Australia.
Ahh..foreign ads..perhaps this indeed the next form of cultural worms? I can see those soulless bastards on Madison Ave.."Yes..lets push hard on the foreign angle and prey/pray some poor sod on MeFi picks it up..we'll be rich I tell ya RICH!!!"
Forgive me MeFiers.
Remember that film which spread like wildfire across the net in
'98 nicknamed "Bad Day at the Office". It showed an angry office worker bashing his computer? Well the computer is back, and he ain't happy
Wendy's Grill Skill
[QuickTime] is a testament to training videos. They aim to educate and entertain
. [originally via nassassin
US military accuses Reuters of lying.
Reuters had a camera crew on hand to see people digging a man, a woman, and four children out of a house in Falluja, and have video footage
of this up on their site. The US military denies this ever happened, and have released a statement saying that "intelligence sources indicate a known Zarqawi propagandist is passing false reports to the media." Incredible
"I have a hard time controlling my urges. Heck, I go home with just about any guy I meet. But then I discovered new Vagiseal
." (WMV - NSFW)
Si'down, si'down, stay down
... don't try and stand up. [.mov]
AN AMAZING JAPANESE ANIMATION
based on the psychologically complicated and beautifully playful work of comic book artist Jim Woodring
. (Monday morning cartoons for you, complete with a nod to the Jetsons, courtesy the Japan Media Arts Festival. Other featured work here
very fitting quicktime piece (9 meg, NSFW
--offensive language/attitude) concerning the upcoming Republican Convention. Links to RNC Not Welcome, and Counterconvention, but i don't think it's something they created. And a torrent here.
In His Own Words
-- just in time for
Quicktime Friday, Bush's own words, from 2003's State of the Union
matched with more appropriate and now-historic imagery than a man standing behind a teleprompter and podium. (Warning: some graphic stuff inside.) Realplayer version available here. and perhaps because not everything deserves the lighthearted jibjab treatment.
Will Ferrell spoofs GWB
... "you caught me mending my fences, one of the many things i do on my ranch ..." (streaming QuickTime or WMV). i know it's partisan crap, but still pretty funny ... until the end.
A nice bucolic landscape with a dog, goats, llamas, sheep, and trance music, by Jeff Minter of Llamasoft
. [16.6 MB QuickTime, via MonkeyFilter.]
What would you do if you found your bitch cheating?
(MPEG with Sound) A beautiful work of cinema featuring a dog and his unfaithful bitch. No, really. (Question: Is it just me or does the 'other dog' bear a striking resemblance to Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog
Teenage Mutant Ninja Pornography
(Windows Media, 3MB, not safe for work)
Rare Exports, Inc.
They deliver the extremely rare original Finnish product to nearly 150 countries every Christmas, exclusively. It's a big download (the small version is 35.5 MB) but that's nothing compared to the patience these hunters must have to catch their prey. [NSFW, via MonkeyFilter
Animal, Vegetable, Video
— vibrant vids of vitality.
Attack of the Disco Furball!
The cute animated character has become something of a staple for alterno-pop videos - from the runaway milk carton in Blur's Coffee and TV
to the big-nosed moper in Moby's Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad
. But new heights of weirdness are reached on this Flash video called Jive County
which shows a be-stetsoned one-legged bundle of hair bouncing to an electro beat.
30,000 bombs were dropped on Iraq during the war. This is the story of just one.
(RealVideo, 1h14m) While filming at a cross-roads in northern Iraq on April 6, a US Navy jet launched a bomb into a crowd of US and Kurdish soldiers who a BBC team were accompanying. In the seconds that followed, BBC cameraman Fred Scott began to film the disaster
as it unfolded, footage which was heavily censored when shown on US news.
Domokun is "a small brown open-mouthed monster hatched from an egg who lives with a wise old rabbit underground." In Japan, he's the mascot of the NHK BS2 channel and is the star of a series of stop-motion shorts
(100MB .mov), the fun and warmth of which aren't lost in translation
. In the western world, Domokun is better known as the monster chasing that cute little kitty
IgNobel 2003 Prize Ceremony.
[Real Player Video 1:35:43] Waste your morning listening to the Ignitaries giving their nano lectures.
Freeland's We Want Your Soul
video is a cynical look at the american dream and keeping up with the joneses. Whether you agree with the point of view, it's still a pretty cool and amusing use of camera effects. (note: large quicktime on that page) [via randomfoo
Bear prowls Montana neighborhood.
Climbs tree. Animal Control. Tranquilizers. Trampoline. Hilarity ensues . . .
Alfred Hitchcock meets Star Wars Kid [note: 7 mb WMV (Windows Media) file]
The latest Honda television commercial, "Sense
" being shown in the UK, is the follow up to the widely discussed
"Cog." It's quite not as cool as its predecessor, but still, an elegant, interesting concept. Apologies for the somewhat low quality of the java video stream.
Ever since I became a TiVo addict, I've found myself wanting to use its features in real life, wishing I could rewind & replay moments of random comedy & chaos, usually involving my pugs. Soon, thanks the good folks at Deja View, I will be able to, with the help of a head mounted micro video camera unit
that is always on, recording a 30 second buffer of real time, and up to four hours of manually recordable space for once you activate the record button. The scourge of ephemera will be wiped out in our lifetime.
Have you heard of Stella?
This comedy trio has been doing nightclub shows in NYC and across the country since 1997, and they were involved with MTV's the State before that. Perhaps you've seen one of the members somewhere else: Michael Showalter as Lionel Prichard in Signs, Michael Ian Black as the host of Spy TV or as Phil Stubbs on Ed, or David Wain as the director of Wet Hot American Summer
(Black and Showalter are in the movie). Together they have put together several video shorts available here
. I highly recommend Bored, Whiffleball, and David's Cousin. College Reunion, Christmas Caroling, and Turkey Hunting are also hilarious, if you share their off the wall, perverse sense of humor. None of them are safe for work. Enjoy!
One Man Wonder Man-made midi music
aside, we still have practicing "old-school traditional"
one man bands like Eric Royer, the Bluegrass Contraption Guy
; and Charles Kelly
(who also teaches ESL at Aichi Institute of Technology in Japan.)
There are even Jamaican one "mon" bands.
However, Mike Silverman AKA "That 1 Guy,"
seems to me to have a refreshing new approach to the discipline of mono-musicianship.
Bass Player Magazine
says, “Like a one-man band plucked from the pages of Dr. Seuss, That 1 Guy delivers earthshaking future funk from ”the magic pipe” to accompany his madcap lyrics about turbo snails, meat storms, and weasel pot pies."
Check out his video
and listen to his new "single" entitled "One." It's "singularly" infectious. (You may wish to turn up the volume above "one.")
Very Interesting French Music Video
The movie is somewhat hard to explain without giving away the ending, but the movie addresses very interesting implications for the future of mankind.
Actually, it's a movie, but it sure is hilarious... Bush + Blair = LUV
Children of the bean
sing a catchy little ditty
and have a theme park adventure
. Something strange
is going on at Edleston Primary School
and I like it. Prepare for blastoff
. (some links contain flash)
New Johnny Cash video
This gorgeous rendition of the song, "Hurt" (actually a Nine Inch Nails cover), makes my heart ache. As a longtime Cash fan, I sure hope he knows how much he is loved. I was moved to mail him a card and got the address from his fan site
: House of Cash, 700 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Send the Man in Black some love.
Want to listen to the World Series on the Web? Pay $9.95
. I know, it's a sports post, so (most) everyone will hate it, but I see a disturbing trend of no more free media lunches on the Web. CNN went subscription
months ago, and most other places I've gone for free video/audio are drying up. All I wanted was to listen to the game. But I can't find it anywhere. All the regular stations I listen to that carry the game are silent. And how will the Angels make a valiant comeback if I can't cheer them on? (sigh)
Tiny camera reveals the inside story for patient.
This is pretty dam clever. Girl swallows pill size camera, and doctors 40 miles away investigate her condition. Echos of Inner Space and The fantastic voyage
And I barely even knew you.
Lying with video.
Researchers at MIT have created videos of people uttering sentences they never said that consistently fool viewers and are accepted by them as real. Once upon a time, it was a lot harder to be false with film, but whether the medium will be in any way trustworthy going forward seems doubtful. What will it mean when you can't even believe your own eyes?
. There's been alot of talk about this site in the news the last couple of days. To me, it makes me a little sick to my stomach seeing some of this stuff, could this really be legal? It seems almost like kidnapping to me.
Take the tabasco challenge. Warning:
Contains scenes of sickness and mucus.
Clive James's Video Interviews
are that rare thing on the Web: intelligent, sophisticated and witty. Among his many guests are P.J.O'Rourke, Piers Paul Read and Simon Callow
, from the second series, and Martin Amis, Peter Porter and ballerina Deborah Bull
, from the first. There's also a tantalising glimpse of a forthcoming conversation with Julian Barnes
. Great stuff for literary-minded webbies![Requires Windows Media Player