This is the trailer to a book called Post-it Note Diaries: 20 Stories of Youthful Abandon, Embarrassing Mishaps, and Everyday Adventure, written by Arthur Jones. The intro is great, but the fusillade of stories starting around 2:20 is absolutely delightful.
Here’s the Making Of video, which shows a lot of what happened behind the scenes. For whatever reason, I assumed the stop-motion involved slowly knitting over things, photographing small segments before someone would come in and knit some more.
Was reminded of Jay Smooth this weekend, and spent some time looking over some of his videos again. He’s a funny guy, and has some good things to say – and edits his videos in a very fast-paced, MTV kind of a way… that comes off as kind of heartfelt and endearing, IMO.
Nature by Numbers is a beautiful exploration of math and the natural world. Created by Cristóbal Vila, it hits that perfect intersection of my brain – visually striking, yet with a clinical kind of symmetry. Love this stuff.
American Juggalo is a mini documentary about Juggalos – dedicated fans of the band Insane Clown Posse. Oftentimes adorned with clown makeup covering their faces, Juggalos have an annual event called The Gathering of the Juggalos – a four day concert that’s a modern day version of Woodstock.
Before we get started with the giggles, let’s take a moment to talk about the McGurk effect: an interesting audio illusion that comes from our eyes seeing one thing, and our ears hearing another. Specifically, when different video is shown with the exact same audio… viewers will alter what they hear to fit what they see.
This is some pretty mesmerizing stuff – video taken of various contestants, competing at the USA qualifier (Los Angeles) for the 2011 Battle of the Year.
After watching this, I’m in utter awe of what the human body is capable of doing. Though this is not my scene at all, I am utterly fascinated by B-Boy culture.
Here’s the premise: In Brussels, a movie theater is filled to the brim with 148 tattoo-covered bikers. At a glance, they look like a pretty tough crowd and not the type of folks you’d mess with.
They’re taking up an entire movie theater, with the exception of two seats: smack dab in the middle. As unsuspecting couples walk in, they’re suddenly faced with choice.
Mortys is a short film about Death, and how her son tries to find ways for them to spend more time together. I was browsing around this AM, got sucked in and ending up watching the whole thing.
My wife is an avid proponent of the Neti Pot. In a nutshell, they’re designed to flood the sinuses with a warm water/saline solution. You stick the thing in one nostril, tip your head over, tilt the Neti Pot up… and water does a little loop de loop through your sinuses. The water then exits out… your other nostril.
Awesome stop-motion video, done with illustrations on about a gazillion balloons. Thanks to Mark Clarkson for the link!
Paul Mawhinney lives in Pittsburgh, PA and has amassed the largest record collection in the world. The Archive is a short documentary about Mawhinney’s passion, and is both awe-inspiring and sad in equal measure. People come in here once in a while and they ask for a song, and my eyes light up. I feel like I’m part of the…
Bert Kreischer is a funny guy. He’s a stand-up comedian, but also has a pretty interesting past. I learned of him over the weekend while browsing around my Netflix Streaming options… and came across his show: Bert the Conqueror. The premise is pretty straight-forward. Bert travels around the country, hitting up amusement parks and pretty much any venue where there’s…
I don’t know much about Danny MacAskill, other than he’s able to drop my jaw with the things he can do on a bike. As a kid, I had a BMX bike and used to do jumps off a ramp in my backyard. There was a decent hill at my house (and a killer one at my neighbor’s), but that’s…