All posts tagged video

Language, linguistics, lovely

A sort of extraordinary exercise in control of voice and facial expressions, in the form of a Judy Garland impression, of all things. From the ever-impressive Amy Walker: Related to something I could have sworn I’d posted previously, but apparently haven’t: 21 accents in 2 1/2 minutes. (via BoingBoing)

One of many

I like Youtube as much as the next fellow, but for me it hasn’t really become the time sink that it easily could be.  That said, I think Vimeo may be my Youtube…  There are some really amazingly put-together videos hanging out there. This, for example, is amazing: SlagsmÃ¥lsklubben – Sponsored by destiny from Tomas […]

Otherwise, you’re just running away from every little disaster

Nothing I see or read does anything but convince me that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is even more awesome than I’d suspected. p.s. although what is the square root of a pork chop? (via monochrom)

Self-reassembling robot

In spite of the “crudeness” of this demonstration, it’s still amazing (if still mercifully short of the reassembly skills of a terminator): Comical, also. (Wait for the surprise ending.) (via BoingBoing)

Useful information

Similar in usefulness to Professor James Duane’s talk on why you should never talk to the police, Max Brooks talks about how to survive a zombie uprising:

I may have posted this already

But it’s so good, it deserves a second posting.  Just watch it. (And for those wary of blindly clicking on a link, picture this: a French film from 1907 involving someone in a giant pig suit.  Be warned: it’s awesome, but might give you nightmares if you’re easily frightened of strange things.)

Compelling explanations

Winnie-the-Pooh, a panther, and a mouse rob a passer-by of $160. Also questionable: the robbers were wearing their costumes on account of “they had run out of clean clothes.” (Although… probably not actually $160, as the setting of the crime in question is Tokyo.) Related: Winnie-the-Pooh, Soviet style. (via Reuters: “Winnie-the-Pooh held for robbery?” [12 […]

If I say “Zone of Eternal Evil,” what do you think of?

I bet it wasn’t this: (via WFMU)