Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Who's your favorite?

Tonight parental favorite:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Time is nothing

Tonight's time lapse video (try watching it in full screen mode) - Time is Nothing - Around the World Time Lapse: 17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Somebody that I used to Know, by Walk Off the Earth:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Your flight, from your baggage's perspective

Tonight's passenger travel video, from your bag's point-of-view:

Friday, January 27, 2012

Not good at parking? There's an app for that

Tonight's parking assistant:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Polite distances

Tonight's etiquette video:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

100 Years in 10 Minutes

Tonight's history video recap:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Tonight's extreme sports video - "Rollerman" Jean Yves Blondeau:

Monday, January 23, 2012


Tonight's travel video - a guy travels the world and splices together one second of video from each location:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Jarrod Radnich plays his original arrangement of themes from Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean":

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Maybe she's born with it ... or maybe it's Fotoshop

Tonight's digital image-manipulation video satire - Fotoshop by Adobé:

Friday, January 20, 2012

The higher the heels, the bigger the fall

Tonight's catwalk fashion model video:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lobsters... Whoa!

Tonight's cute kid reaction:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Best of 2011

Tonight's best-of compilation:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dance like nobody's watching

Tonight's laundromat dancer, Angela Trimbur - in a laundromat in Echo Park, CA:

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Three Little Pigs, Shakespeare edition

Tonight's fairy tale, in the manner of The Bard:

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Tonight's best-of compilation - snowboarding videos:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

That's about how it works

Tonight's debt increase video satire:

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Tonight's time lapse video - The Mountain, filmed from El Teide in Spain:

From the video's description [link(s) omitted]:
... The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Looping elevator

Tonight's unusual elevator - the cyclic elevator, or Paternoster lift, at the Attenborough Tower at the University of Leicester, UK:

From WikiPedia:
A paternoster or paternoster lift is a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments (each usually designed for two persons) that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor they like. The same technique is also used for filing cabinets to store great amounts of (paper) documents or for small spare parts. As a result of safety issues, many such lifts have been shut down, however a small few survive around the world, the largest of these located in the Arts Tower at the University of Sheffield, which also remains the tallest university-owned building in the UK.[1]
First built in 1884 by the Dartford, England engineering firm of J & E Hall Ltd as the Cyclic Elevator, the name paternoster ("Our Father", the first two words of the Lord's Prayer in Latin) was originally applied to the device because the elevator is in the form of a loop and is thus similar to rosary beads used as an aid in reciting prayers.[2]

Paternosters were popular throughout the first half of the 20th century as they could carry more passengers than ordinary elevators. They were more common in continental Europe, especially in public buildings, than in the United Kingdom. They are rather slow elevators, typically travelling at about 0.3 metres per second, thus improving the chances of getting on and off successfully.[3]

The construction of new paternosters is no longer allowed in many countries because of the high risk of accidents (people tripping or falling over when trying to enter or alight). Five people were killed by paternosters from 1970 to 1993. The elderly, the handicapped and children are the most in danger of being crushed.[4] In 1989, the paternoster in Newcastle University's Claremont Tower was taken out of service after a passenger undertaking an up-and-over journey became caught in the drive chain, necessitating a rescue by the Fire Service. A conventional elevator was subsequently installed in its place. This accident led to an 18-month close-down of all UK paternosters for a safety review,[citation needed] during which additional safety devices were fitted. ...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Take a photo

Tonight's photo experiment:

Monday, January 9, 2012

News bloopers 2011

Tonight's news blooper compilation:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Movie quotes, Arnold Schwarzenegger edition

Tonight's movie quote compilation (Warning: language NSFW):

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Roller coaster

Tonight's European mountain ride:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Zeitgeist 2011

Tonight's year in review video:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - a rendition of The Chordettes' Mister Sandman:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Near miss

Tonight's close call:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Party tricks

Tonight's party tricks video:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Address is approximate

Tonight's short movie:

From the video description:
Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.

Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View. ...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!

Today's video - Where the Hell is Matt?, dancing his exuberantly silly little jig (now over 40 million views on YouTube):