Danish TV show Dumt og Farligt (which translates to “Stupid and Dangerous”) recently posted up a video featuring a series of things being destroyed in slow motion. And yes, it’s as awesome as you’re imagining.
I went into this video not exactly sure what it was, but after a few seconds… found myself smiling, ear to ear. Looks like a Con of some kind, based in Poland. Everyone just looks like they’re having so much damn fun.
And when I get that feeling in my stomach… you know the feeling when all of a sudden you get a ball of energy and it shoots down into your legs, and up into your arms, and it tells you to get up and stand up and go to the refrigerator and get a cheese sandwich? That’s my Cheese Monster talking. And my Cheese Monster will never be satisfied by cheddar… only the cheese of accomplishment.
Found this video courtesy of Alt Gestalt. Beyond watching the effects (which are pretty darn cool), I find it incredibly interesting how much the soundtrack influences how I approach this video.
I’m excited, ecstatic and overly happy to announce the launch of A Poem From Us – a site featuring regular folks sharing their favorite poem with one another. It’s an attempt to mix poetry with YouTube and QR codes, creating what I hope will be an ever-growing archive of people, reading their favorite poems.
With all the unusually warm weather we’ve had lately in Chicago, it apparently caused a crazy amount of fog. Check out this incredibly cool time-lapse video, captured from the top of the Hancock by Craig Shimala.
Cause we’re adding a little something to this month’s Sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anybody wanna see second prize?
Dug North makes some seriously freaking amazing automata. The ones featured in this video are playful, beautiful, and incredibly complex.
The next time I get nervous about doing something, I’m going to have this young girl’s voice in my head. This, THIS kind of stuff is why I freaking love the Internet.
Frank’s one demand is a strange one: he wants to be relocated to Norway. When asked why he chose Norway, he responds: “Didn’t you see the Olympics of ’94? Clean air, fresh white snow, gorgeous broads… it was beautiful.”
Frank gets his wish, and is transported to Lillehammer, Norway. The show gets its name from Frank’s mis-pronunciation: he calls the town Lilyhammer. As you can imagine, his new life doesn’t go as planned.
Part of me is in awe at what we can achieve, through math and technology. Another part of me is just waiting for the day when an evil scientist puts some time towards these guys, and pulls off the first robotic bank heist or robotic assassination. And there’s yet another part of me that thinks all of this is fun and games, until the Singularity arrives.
I’m not a huge tilt-shift fan, but this is a preface I tend to use every time I post up one of these videos. This one though, I found particularly exceptional.
Julie, shooting video and sending it via her new Android phone. Posted for posterity! Bob and Julie are currently en route to Florida in my car, which we loaned them thinking it would be more comfortable than Bob’s truck. They’re visiting family along the way, but Liz and I are headed to Florida soon to meet up with them.
Phil came by my desk yesterday morning, asking if I remembered a link I had sent him many many years ago, back when we were still at the Merchandise Mart. It involved cars and a cross-country race, but neither of us could recall the actual title. Funny thing – we both remembered the website being yellow. I did a little…