For a while there, every Monday I would post up a collection of cool stuff I’d found on the Intertubes throughout the week. Then I stopped. Then I meant to start up again but didn’t. Then I meant to do it yesterday but didn’t.
Rather than wait a whole ‘nother week (and possibly let it slip by again), I’m just pulling the trigger on today. I’m guessing no one will much care but me.
I have a supply of links saved up here, many of them several months old by this point. But hey, it’s the internet, where something can be old within 24 hours, so what the hell. Enjoy!
If Pink Floyd had released this album instead the 70s would’ve been a much different place.
Grandma’s Superhero Therapy. From the description: “A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.” A wonderful series of photos.
Spaghetti for a little friend. Tasty, and guaranteed to make you smile.
Making art with CAPTCHA. If you’ve ever logged into a site, you know CAPTCHA. It’s those squiggly, hard to read, utterly random nonsense phrases that you’re prompted to type to prove you’re human. But CAPTCHA doesn’t have to be mere spam protection. It can also be … inspiration.
So Damn You, Autocorrect! is one of those sites you visit for a quick laugh then look up and it’s 3am and you have a headache from laughing so much. As the title suggests, it’s an archive of hilariously wrong ways in which our iPhones correct our “mistakes”. Examples? Try here and here.
The first of a couple of space links for you, this one is a shuttle launch from the perspective of a booster rocket. Dizzying, a little frightening, and totally awesome.
Cute Girl Has A Catchy Dance. It’s a Samsung commercial but far too amazing to remain confined to the shackles of Samsung. It must be shared with the world.
My Blackberry is not Working. A preview of The One Ronnie from BBC (an “updated” version of the classic show The Two Ronnies, as Ronnie Barker is no longer with us). Hilarious.
The Apollo 11 launch at 500 frames per second. If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time you probably know that I have a wee bit of a love affair with NASA. When I watched this clip, I was captivated. It’s about 30 seconds in real time, but slowed it clocks in just over eight minutes. Those minutes are narrated and absolutely fascinating. If you have any interest in space flight, you don’t want to miss this.
The Harry Potter movie kids and American accents. It’s what it says and as funny as it sounds.
Weird Al in the studio. The cameras follow Al as he goes into the studio during the recording of Straight Outta Lynwood. Not only is it interesting from a “that’s how recording sessions work” standpoint, but it gives amazing insight into just how damned seriously Al takes what he does. There’s a reason the man has been at the top of his game for decades.
A beagle puppy learning how to howl. You’re welcome.
Thought of You is an emotional and superbly animated short by Ryan Woodward. So moving.
Big Brother, Where Art Thou? Okay yeah, it’s a Daily Show clip. from DECEMBER. That’s how long I’ve been hording some of this shit. Anyway, in this clip Jon posits that Big Brother isn’t working so well for us, so maybe we need a Big Sister instead. I most heartily approve of his choice.
Finally I bring you something so bizarre it could either make or ruin your day. This is a really for real commercial for Joust on the Atari. You will want to watch this through to the end. Trust me.