Saturday Morning Youtubes
March 18, 2023 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Atomic Shrimp is a joy. His foraging videos were my introduction to his channel, but there's so much more than that.
posted by ceiriog at 8:26 AM on March 18 [2 favorites]

Here is Bobby Fingers (of the Rubberbandits) building a diorama of Michael Jackson performing during the Pepsi commercial in 1984. Interestingly enough, that day marked close to the exact midpoint (ok, 50.00348%) of Jackson's life.
posted by now i'm piste at 8:39 AM on March 18 [3 favorites]

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posted by amtho at 9:19 AM on March 18

I have been meaning to make a post about Pete Beard and his impressive history of the unsung heroes of illustration, and this is a fitting place to share. In this day and age, it is good to look back and appreciate the talent of the (human) illustrators of the past, and Pete Beard does an excellent job of curating and presenting their work.
posted by bouvin at 9:32 AM on March 18 [1 favorite]

We used the Art Explosion clipart books and CDs (both raster and vector art) at my marketing company job around 2000. You'd look up the image you wanted in the giant book's visual index and that would tell you what CD the file was on, then you'd go and download the EPS or whatever from the CD. My coworker started calling it "The Book of Wonders" and we'd pass it around the office as needed.
posted by It's_pecano at 10:16 AM on March 18 [5 favorites]

GAI is the new clip art.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:19 AM on March 18

Halfway through the clipart video, and it's a counterexample to "just show me the transcript, I can read it 10x faster". Engaging and well done.
posted by kurumi at 11:36 AM on March 18 [4 favorites]

I've only watched the golden turmeric blend video yet, but I agree that the tea is good. I bought a can to try and quite liked it, but it is expensive. I decided to buy the spices separately in bulk and mix them myself, which while costing more initially of course is then enough to last for a long time. While I was at it, I combined the different recipes I found and added additional spices such as cloves, cardamom, coriander, and nutmeg. I adjust the blend until it tastes right for me, then add some half and half with honey. It's definitely a healthy pick me up and quite good if made right.
posted by blue shadows at 12:18 PM on March 18

Thanks for posting, rebent! I had a pretty good Saturday afternoon wandering through the videos.
On the golden turmeric blend, it reminded me that I learned to use a warm water, salt & turmeric gargle a long time ago for a sore throat, and it has helped multiple friends and family especially those who snore and wake up with dry scratchy throats. I like the idea of using turmeric in a sort of chai-tea (less) base, I'll have to mess around with it.
posted by winesong at 3:05 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]

canyon.mid just after the 18 minute mark in the clipart video ... perfection!
posted by scruss at 8:15 PM on March 18

Oh man. Working at Microsoft as a designer in their multimedia empire, there were always collections of clipart on disc (in the days before they produced their own). I would spend my working hours finding and bending "art" to whatever task I had been given. I'm kind of nostalgic about it, as I could still do a set of crappy "icons" for use on screen in my sleep. Zen.
posted by maxwelton at 12:03 AM on March 19

I love this collection of cool YouTube content! Thanks!
posted by Wretch729 at 5:07 PM on March 19

Halfway through the clipart video, and it's a counterexample to "just show me the transcript, I can read it 10x faster". Engaging and well done.

Also enjoying Linus' explanation of the won-ton font.
posted by Rash at 10:46 AM on March 20

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