Posts Tagged "video"

Fireworks in Reverse

YouTube user jcltay has a nice video clip, showcasing the NYE fireworks display at Docklands, Melbourne in reverse. It’s got a slow, mesmerizing quality to it, that’s surprisingly satisfying to watch. A bit like watching the sky clean up after itself.

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The Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands

I found this video by C. G. P. Grey on the difference between Holland and the Netherlands pretty darn fantastic. It’s a very non-stop, face-paced kind of video (and reminded me a bit of Jay Smooth in its pace and humor), but does a great job of untangling the common mistakes people make about the Netherlands (the country) and its Provinces (North Holland and South Holland, in particular).

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3 Years, 3 Minutes

Looking at this again, after nearly 6 years… it’s a shame the quality is so terrible. I doubt this video means all that much to anyone else, but it’s a lot of fun for me to watch it in one go… seeing all the various events and things I experienced. Surprising to me how many things are actually documented somewhere, on the blog.

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Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg

What must it be like, I wonder, to make these types of machines for a living? Seems like it would be tedious and exhilarating, in equal measure. Although, now that I write that out – maybe make it 97% tedious, and 3% exhilarating.

After watching the video the first time, I thought I had the whole thing figured out. But now I’m not so sure. There are some shenanigans that are happening around the 0:17 mark.

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Skyfall Advance Screening, via Klout and Cadillac

Overall, the “marketing” at the event wasn’t oppressive. There were a few banners posted up around the movie theaters, and a few small signs, and the bags… but beyond that, it was fairly low key. A woman greeted the audience at the start of the movie, and though I expected her to go into some shpiel about the car… she didn’t. We watched a brief 2-3 minute commercial, and the movie began pretty much immediately.

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The Mystery of the Self-Balancing Unicycle

Last week, I spotted a guy zipping down the sidewalk on what looked to be a unicycle. But the thing about it was that he wasn’t pedalling or moving his feet. It looked as though he was simply in a seated position, balanced above a black disc… gliding. It was weird.

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The Great LEGO Ball Contraption

What’s incredible to me is that there never seems to be an area where the balls are backed up. There was maybe one spot where I could see that a few balls got stuck, but other than that – no traffic jams, and things just seemed to move along at a consistent clip.

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Peugeot Paperwork

This is one of those posts where I realize it’s an ad, but it’s still worth sharing anyways. Happened across the “Making Of” video, and tracked down the original advert. Pretty cool stuff:

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