Afternoon groove: “My Motherfunky Musical Mashup”
I just created a mashup to pay tribute to the musicals I love so much, like “Grease”, “West Side Story” or “Singin in the Rain”. Entitled “My Motherfunky Musical Mashup”, the short-film is backed with a Black Eyed Peas soundtrack which allows to change the outmoded image of that cinematographic genre.
Jaw-dropping Grand Canyon time lapse is jaw dropping. Drop. There goes my jaw.
The Grand Canyon is one of those places, that no matter how many pictures you see or videos you watch, you can’t really get a sense of the awesome scope of the thing unless you’ve actually been there. This video is about as close as I’ve ever seen to re-creating that sense of awe, but still, if you’ve never seen the Grand Canyon in person, you really should before you die.
Afternoon music videos: Coma Niddy “Dark Matter Rap”
There really aren’t enough hip hop songs about dark matter. I think I just learned something up in here.
Click-through to see video clips from the events that took place over the past weekend at the New Yorker Festival:
In this clip from Friday’s Utopia/Dystopia Fiction Night panel, held at Gramercy Theatre, Margaret Atwood talks about the process of building a futuristic world.
At Friday’s Tales Out of School panel, in which New Yorker writers shared stories of life at the magazine, Lauren Collins told about the time she threw up on her Profile subject.
At Friday’s Old Country fiction panel, Jonathan Safran Foer and Gary Shteyngart discussed e-readers and the future of the novel.
In his talk on Saturday, Malcolm Gladwell talked about the power of a single photograph in the civil-rights movement.
At the Presidential Biographers panel, David Remnick asked David Maraniss to explain how the President’s history might have influenced his behavior in Wednesday’s debate.
At the Giving Voice panel on Saturday, Jose Antonio Vargas talked the pressures of living as an undocumented immigrant in America.
At the Fifty-one Per Cent panel, Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Kellyanne Conway, the founder and president of the polling company inc./WomanTrend, discussed how the women’s health-care debate has helped shape this election season.
In her talk on Saturday, Jill Lepore investigated how Presidential campaigns have changed through American history.
During his conversation with David Remnick on Sunday, Salman Rushdie explained his response to recent anti-American protests in the Middle East.
Before their event at the Gramercy Theatre, Punch Brothers described their pre-show routine.
After their “Portlandia Live” event, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and director Jonathan Krisel talked about their fan base and the show’s evolution.
In his talk on Sunday, Alex Ross spoke about the fractured legacy of Wagner and the enduring power of his music.
Before their event on Sunday, Sarah Silverman and Andy Borowitz chatted about last week’s Presidential debate.
In her conversation with Emily Nussbaum on Sunday, Lena Dunham talked about basing television characters on real-life people.
Alison Bechdel spoke with Judith Thurman about the origins of Bechdel’s comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For.”
Before their conversation with Atul Gawande on Saturday night, the members of Vampire Weekend answered a question backstage about their song “Oxford Comma.”
Check out the BBC’s beautiful animated intro to the 2012 London games
While I was hoping for some old eel-monger saying “Allo guv! Welcome to Londontown!”, this works out much better.
Saturday morning cartoons: “A Family Man”
“In 1955, John L. Black, Sr. started his job as a janitor for the Cincinnati public school system. He regularly put in 16-hour days to provide for his wife and eleven children. At StoryCorps, his son Samuel talks with his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father’s lasting legacy and the power of a look.”
Afternoon music videos: The Shins “The Rifle’s Spiral”
Not only is this a cool song, but the video, directed by Jamie Caliri is the coolest use of creepy stop motion puppets I’ve seen in a long time.
Afternoon music: Dubstep, an animated primer
A group of kids listen to dubstep for the first time and succumb to its scary awesomeness. Wub wub wub.
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Afternoon Tron dancing: Wrecking Crew Orchestra
It’s similar to Team Illuminate from America’s Got Talent except for the fact they aren’t hiding the bad dancing with the lights.
So apparently baby rhinos make this weird, but cute whining noise
I had no idea. And now I do. Thank you, YouTube.
Oscar can mark his territory while doing a handstand. Impressive, Oscar, weird as fuck but impressive.
Check out the trailer for Chronicle… it’s sort of like Heroes done right
This looks like it’s maybe got some potential. Three high school students find out they have mutant superpowers (like Heroes or Misfits) and chronicle their lives as they learn to understand their new powers, but eventually the dark side of their abilities take over. Well duh, if I could move shit with my mind, it would be hard to stay out of jail.
The Little Mermaid (Full Movie)
IHC After Dark: Japanese police vs. Darth Vader
The force is strong with these officers.
Who’s up for a game of dodge ball… 3D DODGEBALL?
Are you tired of dodge ball in two dimensions? At Sky Zone in Rocklin, CA, you and your friends can play 3D dodge ball, which is like normal dodgeball only on TRAMPOLINES. When I’m a billionaire, I want one of these things right next to my bedroom.
Oh Sky High. Only thing that I don’t like are the actual balls - in order to get any heat on them you have to scrunch the foam up into small pebbles, otherwise it’s like trying to throw a balloon…