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November 30, 2010

plastic bag ballerina

so pretty :: click below to watch ::

wait for the leap ::

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November 24, 2010

footage from a high-speed train

this artist took footage from a high speed train with a super fast camera :: the effect is beautiful :: click below to watch ::

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a thanksgiving weekend of cute cats

this year, i give thanks for the internet and the cute cats it brings me :: just a selection of my most recent favorites :: click below to watch ::

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November 23, 2010

"killing hipsters"

"your scene is dead" :: click below to watch ::

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fun photoshop projects

this guy parties with a lot of famous people :: some are too obvious, but still cracked me up :: http://everetthiller.imgur.com/my_holiday_party

reminded me somewhat of this project from miranda july :: it's like reverse-photoshop ::

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November 22, 2010

Natasha and Lucky go to Haiti

two clowns, Natasha and Lucky, go to Haiti and perform for kids there :: their work is incredible :: (video is a little on the long side) :: click below to watch ::

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November 19, 2010

Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home"

beautifully shot video of some amazing bicycle riding :: click below to watch ::

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wonderful puppetry experiement usinng Kinect

Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

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help Karin with Khristmas

just got this note ::

Dear Ze,

In my offline life, I am recently married and this is the first Christmas we will be spending together and also without any other family here. My parents didn't want to come and I don't think his family will be able to afford it. I was really bummed and have since realized we don't have any Christmas traditions together like in our separate families.

I want to start some new traditions and am looking for some inspiration. Since you know a lot of people, I was wondering if you could have people show or talk about their unique winter holiday traditions that they love (or hate).


any ideas?

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arcade fire + spike jonze = "the suburbs"

click below to watch ::

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November 18, 2010

"concrete misplots" :: bizarre houses designed by computer glitches

when architects design homes, they often use software to help visualize what the final product will look like :: but mistakes happen, like the concrete gets set to the wrong scale or the measurements imported incorrectly, etc. at which point the software renders these beautiful, if bizarre, structures :: click here to see the computer visualizations of these homes of the future ::

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November 17, 2010

"quantitative easing explained" :: also, tom cruise

sometimes it's easier to understand something when cute, animated animals explain it in libertarian small government lingo :: click below to watch an explanation of quantitative reasoning ::

a while ago ("2005"), i tried the same technique with equally bizarre text - the tom cruise and matt lauer interview ::

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November 16, 2010

"the scale of the universe"

in turn amazes me and makes me slightly sick :: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347

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November 15, 2010

"many too small boxes and maru"

a bit long but in my opinion worth watching the whole thing :: if you only have a few seconds to spare, skip ahead to 2:08 :: click below to watch ::

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"editing the dead" :: a choose your own zombie adventure

ever wanted to test your zombie-fighting skills? "editing the dead" lets you decide when to hide in the car and when to run for the hills :: click here to check it out :: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=editingthedead&annotation_id=annotation_35868&feature=iv#p/u/12/kS7phlkTmMU

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November 12, 2010

"Stacking" in Spain

click below to watch this incredible feat ::

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November 11, 2010

OK Go :: "Last Leaf"

click below to watch ::

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"the museum of broken relationships"

they say there's a museum for everything, but this one is quite touching, especially when you think about the possible stories behind each object :: click here to see the exhibit ::http://new.brokenships.com/en/visit/the_exhibits

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November 10, 2010

abandoned cities :: new orleans and pripyat

moving images of the now abandoned six flags amusement park in new orleans :: click below to watch ::

this reminded me of images from the ukraine :: click below to see ::


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November 9, 2010

Bing! (Groundhog Day Remix) :: a Pogo tribute

i like it :: click below to watch ::

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"advice of strangers" :: marc horowitz's new project

horowitz will be crowd-sourcing his daily decisions for one month :: life through polls is a strange sign of the times, but a little mesmerizing :: click here to check out his site :: http://www.theadviceofstrangers.com/

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November 8, 2010

autobot to debunk global warming skeptics

tired of defending against global warming skeptics? build a robot to do it for you :: just be careful, sometimes they're just talking about the weather :: http://www.good.is/post/twitter-chatbot-debunks-climate-change-skeptics-without-tiring

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November 5, 2010

new pogo video :: more brilliance from animation mash-up master

click below to watch ::

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google outsources demo videos

in a moment of genius, google put a call out for people to make videos that demo their technology, such as real time results :: these guys wrote a song :: click below to watch ::

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November 4, 2010

"a typographic anatomy lesson"

one more type-porn post :: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleybaccam/a-typographic-anatomy-lesson

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November 3, 2010

charlie chaplin time traveler

i didn't think this video was for real until i saw for myself :: click below to see for YOURself ::

nicholas jackson at the atlantic seems to have it figured out :: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/11/debunking-the-charlie-chaplin-time-travel-video/65486/

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November 2, 2010

best. costume. ever. :: "the Earth if the Earth Was a Sandwich"

awesome awesome halloween costume ::

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November 1, 2010

"Inspire Me"

I took responses from a blog post and put them together (or rather Erik Kastner helped me put them together!) :: see what you think :: add your own :: http://www.zefrank.com/inspire/

code by erik kastner.

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a gizmodo proposal

a few weeks ago, gizmodo helped a friend ask a very important question :: click below to watch the lovely little collaborative love fest that was created ::

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