Video Link. A short film by Alfa Primo. Mahna Mahna. (Thanks, Joe Sabia!)
Matt Alt points ot to a beautiful clip from the 1970s animated show Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi (Animated Japanese Fairy Tales). The legend upon which this particular clip is based is hundreds of years old. Matt writes: In it, a young mother and child from the island of Kessenuma Oshima happen across a statue called the… Read More »
[video link] Happy birthday, Billie Holiday (1915-1959).
[Video Link / YouTube Link] You may know Peter Serafinowicz as an actor and funny dude. He is also a fine director, as this music video (in which he also stars) proves. The song is ‘Open Your Eyes’ by Alex Metric & Steve Angello, featuring Ian Brown, and will be released on iTunes on May… Read More »
[Video Link] Ari Kuschnir of m ss ng p eces points us to this 2006 interview with James Murphy; a small antidote to the pangs of withdrawal fans are going through this week. After 10 years and three Grammy nominations, LCD Soundsystem played its final show this past weekend. About the video, Ari says: “It… Read More »
[Video Link] Boing Boing pal Mark Day shot the video above, and explains, Gender-swapping Justice League members Batma’am, Superma’am, Lady Green Lantern, Female Flash, PlasticGirl, PowerBoy and more (at 1:26) plus a vast assortment of other costumes and cosplay at WonderCon — ComicCon’s Bay Area baby brother.
“Iron” from WOODKID, via Clayton Cubitt. The director of this wonderful music video is also the performer, and you can follow him on Twitter.
Video Link. A version with English subtitles is here. Above, Bell Nuntita, or in Thai, Nuntrita Khampriranon, on the “Thailand’s Got Talent” TV show. I will refrain from including any spoilers in this blog post, but just stay with it. The performance is clever and beautiful. Thailand is a country with many problems, but it’s… Read More »
This is something that I really want to look into over the next few months. I’ve been told by many sources, and read in several places, that the actual human toll from the Chernobyl accident was relatively small, compared to what we imagine. For instance, in a report for PBS on Tuesday, Miles O’Brien quoted… Read More »
Festo, creators of robot penguins and a robotic elephant trunk, created the majestic robot bird in this video. From New Scientist: SmartBird is modelled on the herring gull and can take off, fly and land while its flight is controlled remotely from the ground in real time. To take off, the robotic bird flaps its… Read More »