Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

In Los Angeles, they have opened the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, whose slogan is "Whenever you are, we're already then." It's just the place to buy the hard to find items. You read more about it at: 344design.typepad.com



I would like to buy the anti-robot fluid. It would be useful for fighting those evil robots.

From: jessspayd

Hope you enjoy it! More repetitive than i would've liked, but i was getting pretty impatient. Featuring one of my kittens! Her name is Liddddle. :)

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt.1 -- The Flaming Lips

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Star Wars according to a 3 year old

Too busy to watch Stars Wars? This three year old will tell you the plot.



From: fistofblog

From http://www.fistofblog.com/

Here is my daughter, age 3, explaining the plot of Star Wars Episode IV.

She explained the whole movie to me in much greater detail but unfortunately I didn't have the camera going. When I finally caught her talking about the movie again she delivered this truncated, but still funny, version.

Edit: Thank you all for the nice comments. Maybe I will print them out for her and someday and when she's all growed up she'll get to read them herself.

A little more about the video: She wasn't coached to say anything, nor was she forced to make the video. She rarely stops talking. Those of you with children understand this: sometimes it's harder to turn the faucet off than to turn the faucet on.

Believe it or not, she has the seem the movie only once, and I spread it out over 3 days so it wouldn't be too much all at once for her.

The video was edited to make it shorter, more cohesive and hopefully funnier. I did move some of the lines around so it would make more sense.

Please visit the mother blog at www.fistofblog.com.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Here's a happy video for Leo Sayer's song "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing." Feeling blue? This video should cheer you up!

From: shortdude2008

This is the best cheer up video ever...no matter how sad I am it always makes me happy.

Play That Funky Music

What if The Beatles recorded "Play That Funky Music" instead of Wild Cherry? It might look something like this.

From: Ari721

In my first ever efforts with moviemaker, the Beatles play that funky music to the Wild Cherry hit.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Phistophicles

There were the great Philosophers. And then there was Phistophicles.

From: hungrymanTV

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet was a TV show that ran for one season, 1966-1967.

Like Batman, they wore masks. There was The Green Hornet and his sidekick, Kato. They also had a car, the “Black Beauty.” Bruce Lee played Kato, by the way.

Intro

From: KillBillreference



An Action Packed Scene

From: NYCPulpHero



Another Fight Scene

From: gfgfm



Unaired Test Episode

From: mhirtes12

Unbroadcast test episode of The Green Hornet. These types of episodes were made to show the networks what the TV series would look like if they approve a full-blown series.



Short Movie

From: frenchmanofsteel

The Green Hornet is a short film that is based upon characters from the popular radio and pulp series. The Green Hornet is actually Britt Reid, fearless newspaper publisher, who dons the Hornet's guise to battle criminals that have managed to escape the long arm of law-aided, of course by his invaluable sidekick, Kato.

Director: Aurélien POITRIMOULT
Cast: Emmanuel LANZI,Patrick VO
Producers: Aurélien POITRIMOULT,Emmanuel LANZI
Writing credits: Aurélien POITRIMOULT

Official website: http://lefrelonvert-court.com/

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Drake Equation



This comic is from xkcd.com

Lego Wii

Don't have a Wii? Make one out of Legos!

From: Kooberz

This was my entry for the Nintendo Shortcuts Showcase contest. I litterally finished it days before the deadline and mailed it to them by express mail. I came up with the idea out of no-where. I just woke up early one morning, pulled out all my Lego's and started building. After I was done, I decided to make this film.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

More Paraphrase Theater

From: unclehighbrow

For more, check out: http://paraphrasetheater.com

All the President's Guys!

Paraphrase Theater tackles the adventures of Woodward, Bernstein, and of course, Deep Throat. But probably not the Deep Throat you were hoping for.



Tommy -- The Next Day!

The Pinball Wizard from The Who's Tommy gives his agent a call.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Haunting Music

Not spooky music, mind you, just songs that have a haunting kind of mood. The kind of music you would listen to on a quiet night.

Nights in White Satin – The Moody Blues

The poem at the end is the haunting part. As night falls, darkness comes.

Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsitter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy spent.

Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.

Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colors from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white,
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?


From: RogueDementor



For Emily Whenever I May Find Her – Simon & Garfunkel

Who was Emily? The title itself lends itself to your imagination. Was she a real person? Did they find her? And the walking the streets at night. So dark, so quiet, so peaceful.

I wandered empty streets
Down past the shop displays.
I heard cathedral bells
Tripping down the alley ways,
As I walked on.

And when you ran to me
Your cheeks flushed with the night.
We walked on frosted fields of juniper and lamplight,
I held your hand.

From: LifeJourneyGuy



Sunrise – The Who

A peaceful, quiet Who song.

You take away the breath I was keeping for sunrise
You appear and the morning looks drab in my eyes
And then again I'll turn down love
Having seen you again
Once more you'll disappear
My morning put to shame

From: MrModDog

This is me playing my version of "Sunrise" by the Who, which was played solo by Pete Townshend on "The Who Sell Out" album. The audio is recorded seperately and synced with the video afterwards (added reverb makes it looked mimed but it is all live). Not perfect, but I've only just worked this out and even Pete screwed it up when he played it a while back on the live "In The Attic" webcast.



Guardian Angel – Terry Oldfield

The video for this song has a haunting quality to it. It goes well with the song.

I see you through the night
And I hear you when you cry
But I know I can't be your guardian angel

Friday, February 08, 2008

Tetra Vaal - Robotics

From: spyfilms2007

Police robots in South Africa.

TERMINUS

A bit of advice: if a concrete block monster wants to dance with you, dance!

From: spyfilms2007

After inadvertently offending a strange entity that accosts him on his way to work, a 1970s businessman quickly finds himself in the midst if a bizarre predicament.
What follows is a rapid descent into madness, a journey both eerie and darkly humorous.

The exact nature of the businessman's tormentor is purposefully ambiguous, lending itself to a variety of interpretations.

Is "Terminus" a surreal critique of human alienation in the modern urban environment? or is the protagonist's struggle an internal one, his mysterious stalker a manifestation of his repressed subconscious mind?

Either way, "Terminus"'s innovative visual effects and distinctively vintage atmosphere make it a highly engrossing experience.

The Dark Knight In Lego

I like it. But, I hope the movie is good, too.

From: cohenb18

To be honest this just looks WAY better than the actual movie!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Puppy vs. Robot

When the robots attack, my money is on the puppies.

Puppy Vs. Robot! Epic Battle For Territorial Domination!

From: demonbabydotcom

When I brought home a Roboquad robot the other day and started playing with it, our resident guardian K9 was none too pleased. I decided to put Roboquad in "autonomous" mode, set his aggression level to high, and let the battle unfold.

From www.demonbaby.com

This is the robot: www.amazon.com

Note: The robot is acting fully on its own, I was not controlling it in any way.



Puppy vs. Robosapien

From: cclover31



RoboQuad vs Puppy

From: AVHubcomau

Labrador puppy investigates the latest WowWee robot. Geare magazine deck, Sydney, Australia. www.avhub.com.au



And there's always Yoshimi to help out.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips

From: bobdeck

Video by Will Weinstein, created while he was a high school student in Kansas City. Animation and live action.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl Commercials from the Past

The Super Bowl is here again, and so will be the commercials. Here are some from the past.

1984 Apple's Macintosh

From: seancollier



GM Robot

From: ShortbusTV



Fed Ex

From: hoff41



Bud Light, Apes

From: viralstuff



Budweiser 2007 Super Bowl Commercial Snip Compilation

From: BudweiserMedia

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Frozen Grand Central Station

I love performance art. This is so cool!

From: ImprovEverywhere

From ImprovEverywhere.com, over 200 people freeze in place on cue in Grand Central Station in New York.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote

Complicated title, but pretty cool. Using your WiiRemote in interesting ways.

From: jcl5m

Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. For more information and software visit http://johnnylee.net/




Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wiimote

From: jcl5m

Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at http://johnnylee.net/




Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote

From: jcl5m

Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote by Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX. More information about the grid software can be found at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/project...