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August 31, 2011


100 years of fashion and dancing :: i know it's for a MALL :: but it makes me happy :: click below to watch

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August 30, 2011

AI conversations :: chatbox talking to each other

I am a unicorn indeed :: click below to watch ::

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August 29, 2011

steve jobs :: first tv interview prep

have a nostalgic monday :: click below to watch

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August 26, 2011

tilt-shift van gogh

very, very cool :: by art student Serena Malyon, all in photoshop :: check them all out here :: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/van-goghs-paintings-get

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try helvetica (in brazil)

a tumblr that reimagines brazil's beautiful hand-painted signs in our favorite font :: http://tryhelvetica.tumblr.com/

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August 25, 2011

june bum park :: parking god

great forced perspective video makes it look like park is in control OF EVERYTHING :: click below to watch ::

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August 24, 2011

the mindset list of 2015

facts of the incoming freshman class :: from Beloit College (http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2015/) :: add your own!!

Andre the Giant, River Phoenix, Frank Zappa, Arthur Ashe and the Commodore 64 have always been dead.

Their classmates could include Taylor Momsen, Angus Jones, Howard Stern's daughter Ashley, and the Dilley Sextuplets.

There has always been an Internet ramp onto the information highway.

Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson could be their parents.

States and Velcro parents have always been requiring that they wear their bike helmets.

The only significant labor disputes in their lifetimes have been in major league sports.

There have always been at least two women on the Supreme Court, and women have always commanded U.S. Navy ships.

They “swipe” cards, not merchandise.

As they’ve grown up on websites and cell phones, adult experts have constantly fretted about their alleged deficits of empathy and concentration.

Their school’s “blackboards” have always been getting smarter.

“Don’t touch that dial!”….what dial?

American tax forms have always been available in Spanish.

More Americans have always traveled to Latin America than to Europe.

Amazon has never been just a river in South America.

Refer to LBJ, and they might assume you're talking about LeBron James.

All their lives, Whitney Houston has always been declaring “I Will Always Love You.”

O.J. Simpson has always been looking for the killers of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

Women have never been too old to have children.

click below to see the rest and add your own in the comments!!

Japan has always been importing rice.

Jim Carrey has always been bigger than a pet detective.

We have never asked, and they have never had to tell.

Life has always been like a box of chocolates.

They’ve always gone to school with Mohammed and Jesus.

John Wayne Bobbitt has always slept with one eye open.

There has never been an official Communist Party in Russia.

“Yadda, yadda, yadda” has always come in handy to make long stories short.

Video games have always had ratings.

Chicken soup has always been soul food.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show has always been available on TV.

Jimmy Carter has always been a smiling elderly man who shows up on TV to promote fair elections and disaster relief.

Arnold Palmer has always been a drink.

Dial-up is soooooooooo last century!

Women have always been kissing women on television.

Their older siblings have told them about the days when Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera were Mouseketeers.

Faux Christmas trees have always outsold real ones.

They’ve always been able to dismiss boring old ideas with “been there, done that, gotten the T-shirt.”

The bloody conflict between the government and a religious cult has always made Waco sound a little whacko.

Unlike their older siblings, they spent bedtime on their backs until they learned to roll over.

Music has always been available via free downloads.

Grown-ups have always been arguing about health care policy.

Moderate amounts of red wine and baby aspirin have always been thought good for the heart.

Sears has never sold anything out of a Big Book that could also serve as a doorstop.

The United States has always been shedding fur.

Electric cars have always been humming in relative silence on the road.

No longer known for just gambling and quickie divorces, Nevada has always been one of the fastest growing states in the Union.

They’re the first generation to grow up hearing about the dangerous overuse of antibiotics.

They pressured their parents to take them to Taco Bell or Burger King to get free pogs.

Russian courts have always had juries.

No state has ever failed to observe Martin Luther King Day.

While they’ve been playing outside, their parents have always worried about nasty new bugs borne by birds and mosquitoes.

Public schools have always made space available for advertising.

Some of them have been inspired to actually cook by watching the Food Channel.

Fidel Castro’s daughter and granddaughter have always lived in the United States.

Their parents have always been able to create a will and other legal documents online.

Charter schools have always been an alternative.

They’ve grown up with George Stephanopoulos as the Dick Clark of political analysts.

New kids have always been known as NKOTB.

They’ve always wanted to be like Shaq or Kobe: Michael Who?

They’ve often broken up with their significant others via texting, Facebook, or MySpace.

Their parents sort of remember Woolworths as this store that used to be downtown.

Kim Jong-il has always been bluffing, but the West has always had to take him seriously.

Frasier, Sam, Woody and Rebecca have never Cheerfully frequented a bar in Boston during primetime.

Major League Baseball has never had fewer than three divisions and never lacked a wild card entry in the playoffs.

Nurses have always been in short supply.

They won’t go near a retailer that lacks a website.

Altar girls have never been a big deal.

When they were 3, their parents may have battled other parents in toy stores to buy them a Tickle Me Elmo while they lasted.

It seems the United States has always been looking for an acceptable means of capital execution.

Folks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have always been able to energize with Pepsi Cola.

Andy Warhol is a museum in Pittsburgh.

They’ve grown up hearing about suspiciously vanishing frogs.

They’ve always had the privilege of talking with a chatterbot.

Refugees and prisoners have always been housed by the U.S. government at Guantanamo.

Women have always been Venusians; men, Martians.

McDonalds coffee has always been just a little too hot to handle.

“PC” has come to mean Personal Computer, not Political Correctness.

The New York Times and the Boston Globe have never been rival newspapers.

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August 23, 2011

500 People in 100 Seconds!

stop motion of stop motion of stop motion :: click below to watch ::

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quadrotors are awesome

watch all of these videos about these amazing machines :: click below to watch ::

main video:

next part:

object tracking:

fails (my favorite):

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August 22, 2011

alcoholic drinks :: zoomed waaaaaay in

what your weekend may have looked like :: http://www.insanetwist.com/2011/08/microscopic-images-of-alcoholic-drinks.html

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August 20, 2011

space oddity as a children's book

i love this :: makes the song that much sadder :: see all of Andrew Kolb's work here :: http://www.kolbisneat.com/

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August 19, 2011

dot and gulp :: smallest and largest stop motion animation

these guys just got into the book of world records for the largest and smallest stop motion animations :: by aardman studios

dot (smallest)

gulp (largest)

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August 18, 2011

david shrigley's photographs

i love these :: http://www.davidshrigley.com/list_photographs.html :: my fave ::

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August 17, 2011

split family faces by Ulric Collette

amazing merges of family members' faces :: see them all here :: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/split-family-faces

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August 16, 2011

two-year-old cam

what the world looks like when you're two-years old :: click below to watch

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August 15, 2011

death of a dragonfly

a short film about a dragonfly dying :: by Paul Kroeker :: click below to watch

Last Moments Of Life from Paul Kroeker on Vimeo.

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August 12, 2011

watch WINNEBAGO MAN for free!

watch Winnebago Man here http://bit.ly/wmfree :: or on Hulu http://bit.ly/wmhulu

"...an ‘80s RV salesman whose hilarious, profanity-strewn, on-the-job meltdown was captured on video and passed around on VHS tapes, before exploding into an Internet phenomenon seen by millions. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of the infamous viral video star and discovers him living a hermit-like existence on top of a mountain, unaware of his fame."

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Come answer Star.me's Mission of the Day: Congressional Haikus!


Here's mine:
the debt ceiling raised,
more room to hang ourselves from.
rope: made in China

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cover tune grab bag :: obla di, obla da awesome vid

wonderful cover of obla di, obla da :: can't stop smiling :: click below to watch ::

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August 11, 2011

jonathan's starbucks card

i like this project :: http://jonathanstark.com/card/

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how an iceberg is formed

an interesting explanation on modern icebergs :: click below to watch ::

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August 10, 2011

post-it note board in peckham

an impromptu work of art has emerged from the london riots :: check out the bulletin board on one of peckham's boarded up buildings :: http://blog.eyemagazine.com/?p=7295

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"parasite" is a projector for subways

"parasite" is a little creepy :: but a little cool, too :: click below to watch

parasite from thegreeneyl on Vimeo.

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August 9, 2011

rick mereki's travel videos

mereki recently made this trio of videos after visiting 11 countries in 44 days :: fun to watch :: fun to envy ::

move ::

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

learn ::

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

eat ::

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

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August 8, 2011

new romance music video

didn't know i wanted a saved by the bell/slasher flick mash-up so much :: click below to watch ::

New Romance - Miles Fisher from Miles Fisher on Vimeo.

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a day in california :: tilt shift + stop-motion

a lovely little piece created with stop-motion (lots and lots of photographs) :: click below to watch ::

A Day in California from Ryan Killackey on Vimeo.

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August 5, 2011

stop motion reverse haircut

made me smile :: click below to watch ::

Trim from Petey Boy on Vimeo.

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August 3, 2011

Mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania takes on the bike lane fight

thoughts? :: click below to watch on Mayor's take on bike lanes

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August 2, 2011

the quiet dispair of the starship enterprise

space trek :: http://spacetrek.tumblr.com/

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August 1, 2011

river bridge

this is pretty incredible ::

:: click http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/04/incredible-magdeburg-water-bridge-in.html for more info

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