Posts Tagged "awesome"

The Awesome Foundation: Providing $1,000 for Your Awesome Ideas

The Awesome Foundation provides grants to individuals for ideas that they think are… well… awesome. No strings attached, no requirements. You tell them your awesome idea, and they give you $1,000 to make it happen. The types of projects that qualify as awesome? It’s pretty open to interpretation: Awesome projects are not strictly defined, but tend to challenge and expand…

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Jay Smooth: On T-Pain and Sean Hannity

John Randolph is better known as Jay Smooth, and has been host of the Underground Railroad show on WBAI since 1991. I just found out about him yesterday, and have been watching his numerous video posts on YouTube. I have to say – I love listening to this guy talk. He’s incredibly articulate, incredibly funny… and is someone I would…

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Justin Siddons Dancing on the Jumbotron: Bulls Game, United Center

A few weeks ago, my friend Justin Siddons attended a Bulls Game at the United Center. It was a random thing he happened to mention on Twitter. They were good seats, courtside, and he was excited. Shortly after the game… I spotted this post on Facebook. Our friend Utopia commented that Justin had been spotted on the Jumbotron, dancing. In…

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Kids in Thailand Fishing Village Build Their Own Football Field

Once upon a time in Ko Panyi, a floating fishing village in Thailand, some kids decided they would like to play football. They had watched it often on TV, but never tried playing themselves. Their solution? Build a field out of wood and nails. This is their story. Very cute and quite touching, this is a really well made little…

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Valparaiso Cerro Abajo: Insane Urban Downhill Race (Helmet Cam)

Valparaiso Cerro Abajo is an insane, downhill race through the streets of Chile. What makes it fascinating is that it’s not done entirely in the streets – it’s more of an ad hoc course, identified only by a few ribbons marking the lanes. For as often as they’re on the road, riders are equally traversing down concrete steps – several…

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Slow Motion Breakdancing Video: Battle of the Year 2010

1 on 1 B-Boy Battle contains absolutely mesmerizing slow-motion footage of dancers, competing at the 2010 Battle of the Year. My abs hurt just watching this. But I’m very much in awe of these guys, and amazed at what the human body is capable of. Also? It would have been way cooler had I injured my wrists doing something like…

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Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt

For Valentine’s day, Liz and I agreed to not get one another gifts. We decided against going out to a restaurant, and planned for a nice, relaxing evening at home together. We’d make dinner, open a bottle of wine, light some candles, and have an intimate dinner in our apartment. The one thing we did get one another was a…

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Axe Cop: The (Fan) Movie

For those of you who might not know it, Axe Cop is a brilliant bit of collaboration. It’s a story entirely written by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle, and then illustrated by his 29 year old comic artist brother, Ethan Nicolle. And it’s exactly as awesome as you’re imagining. If you haven’t read it before, I’d suggest going over the first few…

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New BBC Series: Human Planet

Good lord, this looks amazing! I found out about the BBC series Human Planet through this fantastic post on MetaFilter. The overview video above is pretty good, but the MeFi link has tons of individual clips. In particular, there’s a scene that captures one day of the year where the Dogon people of Mali fish in a sacred lake. Thousands…

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Liz’s Lady Grey Coat Featured: Colette Patterns and Sew, Mama, Sew!

In a recent segment on the Sew, Mama, Sew! website… they asked several people in the sewing industry to look back on 2010, and for their thoughts on what’s in store for 2011. Today’s post, by Sarai Mitnick of Colette Sewing Patterns, features Liz and her Lady Grey coat!. Each person interviewed is asked a series of questions (what were…

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Luke, I Am Your… Mother

I woke up this morning to find a comment left on blog: it was from MJ Kim, who was the mother in one of the Flickr photos I used in my 20×2 presentation. What a random and lovely surprise! Turns out, she knows some of the 20×2 folks to boot. How random is that? In case you missed the Chicago…

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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

The first few seconds had me mocking the woman, but by the end of the video… consider me impressed. And, for old times’ sake… here’s the Japanese “How to Fold a T-Shirt” video that made the rounds oh so many years ago. This is one of the first viral videos I remember, and it still impressive after all this time….

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