The video itself is a little disturbing, once the guy starts to hiccup for the first time. You see him struggle to get the sword out in time, but… it’s not pretty. The footage isn’t all that bad, once the guy recording swings the camera out of the way. But it’s the sounds that the sword swallower makes (or rather, tries to make) that are really unsettling.
While pulling in to to Grand Central Station, Adam Magyar shot high speed video of the passengers waiting to board. Slowed down, it’s amazing how clear and crisp everything is.
“The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.”
Terry Gilliam, ex-Monty Pythoner and maker of awesome movies, has a new film out – The Zero Theorem. The main storyline seems to center on the nature of human existence, and the backdrop is surreal – a very Gilliam-esque trailer, if there ever was one.
Rob Daviau is the game designer behind Risk Legacy, a variation on the traditional board game version of Risk that actually has players modifying elements of the game (cards, the board itself). In many ways, the game “remembers” prior games, making subsequent games built off of the history of previous ones.
“Knuckleball! is the story of a few good men, a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball forced to resort to the lowest rung on the credibility ladder in their sport: throwing a ball so slow and unpredictable that no one wants anything to do with it.”
Happened to be browsing around YouTube this AM, and came across a hilarious video featuring several guys, suspended on top of what looks like 3 stories of colored, cardboard boxes. The game is pretty straight-forward: each participant selects a number from a board, and behind each number is a particular “punishment” – usually something that involves the potential for their boxes to be removed/destroyed. As you can imagine, hilarity ensues.
Oh man, I have to wait until 2014 for this game? I have a wad of cash that I would literally throw at these guys if I could play this thing, right now.
I’ve been away from the computer the entire weekend, and just happened to spot this tidbit today: Amazon is looking to delivery packages via autonomous drones. It looks very much like an April Fool’s joke, but the more I see… the more I think this is an actual thing.
When they were touring many years ago, Van Halen became infamous for having a specific request that no brown M&M’s were to be present backstage. Though I’ve heard the explanation before (and it’s a great one), this is the first time I’d heard David Lee Roth talk about it on camera.
The Record Breaker: Fascinating Documentary on Ashrita Furman, the Man With the Most Guinness World Records
At first, Furman comes off as incredibly eccentric. The types of records he pursues are sometimes silly (catching the most malt balls in your mouth, as an example). But as you learn more about how he grew up, and how he chose to live his life… the pursuit of records begins to make a little more sense.