In the face of the overwhelming problems in this country, President Al Gore
took the time last night to appear before the country on NBC and address each issue with the American people.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on May 14, 2006 -
dedicated to burrowing through online video sites, snuffling and culling the best and feasting upon the sweet, sweet media.
posted by darkstar
on May 12, 2006 -
One minute long
video of bullets passing through objects in super slow motion. The best part is, from the looks of it, some of these objects totally
needed shooting. (link goes to embedded wmv)
posted by jonson
on May 1, 2006 -
This highlight reel
of people playing the traditional Myanmar game of Chinlone
is pretty amazing. Being a particularly ignorant westerner, I really had no idea of the grace & athleticism involved in the game.
posted by jonson
on Apr 30, 2006 -
The Dot Eaters.
A dauntingly comprehensive history of video games, beginning with proto-PONG and Spacewar!
. If it's difficult to navigate through Captain O's prize matrix, use the handy timeline/scape
(the dates don't work, so don't try). It's an interesting site, for sure, but if it doesn't pique your interest maybe the links page
will, since it's the largest I've ever seen
. In just minutes I found the First Church of Pac-Man
, Super Mario Bros fanfiction
), and a great Robotron shrine
. Plus, this noise
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Apr 27, 2006 -
by Oliver Kunkel is a disturbing but also funny little video piece (NSFW).
posted by namagomi
on Apr 22, 2006 -
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
posted by thisisdrew
on Apr 20, 2006 -
In the US there are three major forms of manual communication ASL
(American Sign Language, PSE
(Pidgin Signed English or Contact), and SEE
(Signing Exact English). Translating from English to any one of these is hard enough. That's not stopping this team
from trying taking on the added challenge of a machine translation. I can't imagine them doing half as well as this man's efforts
at live translating rap, switching between all three variants (video, with voice over).
posted by plinth
on Apr 18, 2006 -
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 -
"You know the bad thing about it? You're matchin' up to him."
Richard Lee McNair, who was serving a life sentence for the 1988 murder of a truck driver in North Dakota, escaped from a federal penitentiary by hiding in a postal van as it left the prison grounds.
McNair convinced a police officer in the tiny community of Ball, Louisiana, that he wasn't the man they were looking for. The conversation between McNair and police officer Karl Bordelon was recorded by the video camera on the dashboard of Bordelon's patrol car.
posted by MotorNeuron
on Apr 8, 2006 -
from the online New England Journal of Medicine of live parasitic worms scurrying around the inside of a patient's colon was not nearly as sexy as I thought it would be after reading the description. warning: link goes to nonsexy new england journal of medicine video of live parasitic worms scurrying around the inside of a patient's colon
posted by jonson
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Can you survive the deadly ghosts in this text adventure?
via languagehat's blog in an oblique fashion.
posted by boo_radley
on Mar 24, 2006 -
Star Trek Kid?
One man video reconstruction of First Contact, the scene in which Alfre Woodard quotes Moby Dick at Picard. Interesting choice. YouTube link.
posted by feelinglistless
on Mar 21, 2006 -
is perfect for people who want to embarrass themselves in front of large audiences, but couldn't make it onto the American
, New Zealander
, South African
, or Swedish
incarnations of the show. There's also, of course, YouTube Idol
posted by scottreynen
on Mar 20, 2006 -
I guess it had to happen eventually, but an iPod Film Festival
has launched. You can watch them online (sans iPod) or offline (mit iPod!), and they've got indie and student films as well as music videos, all formated for the new players. The music videos are surprisingly good.
posted by mathowie
on Mar 14, 2006 -
is an excellent web based utility for downloading web video from many of the most popular sites (iFilm, google video, YouTube & a ton of others) to your hard drive.
posted by jonson
on Mar 12, 2006 -