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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Burger Tunes

So I had a craving for five guys last night...

"Meat and Cheese" by Duotard (via art site The Selby):


Ragnar Otnes & Mads Ousdal Kick the Burger to the Moon:


Wendy's Burger Training Rap:

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bathtubs in Motion

I've seen techniques before for making natural photography appear like miniature models, but this is the first time I've seen it used (to great effect) in making a video [note: sorry, but to watch in full HD you'll have to follow the respective links]:

Bathtub IV.

Another Japanese artist had the time to build a small world within their own room, in this stop motion with a wolf and pig:


オオカミとブタ。Stop Motion with wolf.

Also, bonus HD video from Vimeo:

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The End of Photoshop?


"Researchers from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person’s mind and display them on a computer monitor..."
This is technology still in its infancy, but nonetheless fascinating and startling. What do you think? Wait no, don't tell me, just picture it.

Continue reading here. [Backup here.]

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Extreeeeme!

Yeah dude yeah! Takin' it to the limit, one more time!

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.


[Shout out to Lev.]

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Year in Revue


Looking back on the past year, a few themes stood out: this was definitly an amazing year for collecting uncovered gems from around the world (see Shadow Music of Thailand, African Scream Contest, Nigeria Special series, Nigeria 70 series, Calypsoul 70, etc.); the further legitimization of the mixtape format (see Santogold, Esau Mwamwaya, Wale, Paper Route Recordz, Clipse, even Lil Wayne selling a milli, etc.); and animatronic puppets can be mindblowing.

As with last year's list, each selection is entirely subjective to my own enjoyment. However, I and I did attempt to put everything in a ranked order for the very first time. So, without further ado:

Top 10 Albums Released in 2008:
1. Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Part One: 4th World War
2. TV on the Radio Dear Science
3. Various Artists Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues
4. Girl Talk Feed the Animals
5. Various Artists Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
6. Santogold Top Ranking: A Diplo Dub
7. John Zorn The Dreamers
8. Flying Lotus Los Angeles
9. Young Jeezy The Recession
10. Various Artists Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

Top 10 Albums Not Released in 2008:
1. Diplo AEIOU Vol. 2 (2004)
2. Lil Wayne Da Drought 3 (2007)
3. Jonny Greenwood Jonny Greenwood is the Controller (2007)
4. Clipse We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol. 2 (2005)
5. James Brown The Payback (1973)
6. UGK Ridin' Dirty (1996)
7. Dizzee Rascal Maths + English (2007)
8. Pinch Underwater Dancehall (2007)
9. Michael Jackson Thriller (1982)
10. Hollertronix Never Scared (2003)

Top 10 Films:
1. There Will Be Blood (2007)
2. Oldboy (2003)
3. Paprika (2007)
4. The Dark Knight (2008)
5. Tropic Thunder (2008)
6. WALL-E (2008)
7. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
8. Planet B-Boy (2008)
9. Trekkies 2 (2004)
10. Encounters at the End of the World (2008)

Top 5 TV Series:
1. The Wire: Season 4 (2006)
2. Summer Heights High: 8-part series (2007)
3. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 3 (2007)
4. Light Fantastic: 4-part series (2006)
5. Extras: Season 2 (2006)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Protecting from Unreasonable Searches & Seizures


While taking a break from studying for a Criminal Procedure final, I found it quite interesting and appropriate that a former Texan police officer has started the first reality TV program of its kind, aimed at "busting" cops for using illegal search methods:
"'KopBusters rented a house in Odessa, Texas and began growing two small Christmas trees under a grow light similar to those used for growing marijuana,' claims a release from NeverGetBusted.com 'When faced with a suspected marijuana grow, the police usually use illegal FLIR cameras and/or lie on the search warrant affidavit claiming they have probable cause to raid the house. Instead of conducting a proper investigation which usually leads to no probable cause, the Kops lie on the affidavit claiming a confidential informant saw the plants and/or the police could smell marijuana coming from the suspected house.'

'The trap was set and less than 24 hours later, the Odessa narcotics unit raided the house only to find KopBuster's attorney waiting under a system of complex gadgetry and spy cameras that streamed online to the KopBuster's secret mobile office nearby.'"
Continue reading here.

See also here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

X-Rays from Scotch Tape


"It turns out that if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. The researchers even made an X-ray image of one of their fingers."
Continue reading here. Slideshow here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bonobo Culture: Writing, Lighters & Pac-Man

Following up on a previous post, this time with video, of fascinating work that's being done with one of our closest living ancestors, the bonobo:


[Source/Download: TED]

[Edit: Chimp on segway addendum]:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

I Love Karaoke!

"Touch My Body"


"We Belong Together"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Solving the Gas Crisis

Got the economic blues? Not since last year's Trailer Park Boys episode of "Jump the Cheeseburger" (season 7, episode 7) have I laughed so hard on repeated viewings of a single show. This is Sunny in Philly at its doggon' ridiculous best. Enjoy:

Link to full screen version here.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

McCain's New Attack Ad

Shocking. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Renewed Mind is the Key

I don't need to tell you, but The Way International can drop it like it's hot. Just watch them kill it on the dance break from one of last year's bootylicious performances:

video

You can find the fullsize version here.

Thanks to Mr. Bell.