Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Snoop Dogg's Dreamland

(NSFW - language)


Good Guy Versus Dark Lord

Ovaltine Commercial (featuring Captain Midnight)

Sumo Fan Videos

G.I. Joe U.S.S. Flagg (1985)

More info here.

Ted Lyons & His Cubs - "Tumse Hai Dil Ko" (1965)

"A band with the name "Ted Lyons & His Cubs" also appeared in "Gumnaam" (1965) performing the song "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" that Enid is seen dancing to in "Ghost World" (2001). Here, the band wears Beatle wigs and performs the song "Tumse Hai Dil Ko". The music bears more than a slight resemblance to "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the real Beatles." - IMDb

From the 1965 movie Janwar:

Discuss in the forums.

Tony Comley - Abigail (2006)

See more Tony Comley videos here.

Nouvelle Vague - "Dance With Me" (2006)

Song is originally by Lords of the New Church (see here); footage is from the Madison dance sequence in Band of Outsiders.

Roller Walker

Two more videos here and here.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Japanese Novelty Condoms

Star Trek: Early Interviews

From 1966, shot just prior to the show's September premiere:

Tetris: The Grand Master

"...after reaching level 500, the falling pieces cease to have an airborne phase, and instead will instantaneously appear at the bottom. This state is referred to by developers of the game as 20G. This change in behavior modifies the gameplay mechanics significantly, to a much more strategic game. When previously players would align the horizontal position while the piece is still airborne, and then drop the pieces, this becomes impossible since the pieces are already at their lowest possible vertical positions when they appear. Instead, players are required to quickly trundle the pieces along the terrain to get them to their intended locations, before they lock down. Similar conditions can be observed in some modern iterations of Tetris, such as Tetris DS." - Read more...

More info here.

Psychedelic Alphabet Animations

Courtesy of Sesame Street:

Friday, July 13, 2007

There She Is!! (2003)

"...a Flash cartoon series produced by a three-person team and hosted on the Korean website SamBakZa. The cartoons became particularly popular during the Spring of 2004 when it was exposed to American and European audiences, particularly for its classic manhwa-style elements and its high quality of animation, in which the characters move lively and fluidly. The first There She Is!! generated a large amount of positive feedback from its online audience, including fan art, which drove SamBakZa to produce more cartoons in the series.

At the 2004 Anima Mundi animation festival in Brazil, this video won first place in both the Web Animation - Professional Jury and Web Animation - Audience divisions, as well as winning the Special Award Anima Mundi Web."
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See the follow-up video here.

DEC: Glimpse of the Future (1994)

Dirty Dragon Sit & Sleep Parking Lot Blob Mix (2005)

Akihabara Liberation Demonstration

Think of it more as a kind of "Otaku Pride" parade and you'll have the gist of it. This took place on June 30th:

Watch the other clips of the march here.

Cyriak's Animation Mix


More videos here.

Patalliro! (1982)

"The manga on which it is based is one of the much-read works produced for adolescent Japanese girls that features a healthy proportion of gay men and beautiful teenagers aka bishounen (beautiful boys)." -

Note: Both characters shown here are men:

Jem Marionation

A remake of the original 80's animated series using dolls from the corresponding toyline.

Billy Jack (1971)

Geek Week

Decent show. Though, it does feel a little desperate in the way it's constantly trying to distance itself from the inherent dorkiness of the subject matter.

Sesame Street Meets Casino


Adam Fulara

These two are good as well.

Saved by the Fight

McDonald's H.R. Pufnstuf Commercial

They even got sued over it.

SFIII: 3rd StrikeTournament: Daigo vs. Justin Wong

The full set of matches, from Evolution 2004:

For those not up to seeing the whole thing, at least watch this part.

Fireball XL5 Fan Video

Original show intro here. There's also... this.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sandy Smith Computer Structures

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More Sandy Smith works here and here.

Top 10 Angry Nintendo Nerd Moments


Vermilion Pleasure Night

From the show that gave us Oh! Mikey. This is Cathy's House, Part 1: Wonderful Day:

This is pretty amusing as well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Harry Partch

Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer and instrument builder. He was one of the first twentieth-century composers to work extensively and systematically with microtonal scales, writing much of his music for custom-made instruments he built himself, tuned in 11-limit just intonation.

Partch also designed and built many instruments from raw materials:

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* The Diamond Marimba was a marimba with keys arranged in a physical manefestation of the 11-limit tonality diamond.

* The Quadrangularis Reversum was an inverted Diamond Marimba with auxiliary keys on either side.

* The Bass Marimba and the Marimba Eroica had more traditional linear layouts, and were very low in pitch.

* The Mazda Marimba was made of Mazda light bulbs and named after the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda.

* The Boo was a marimba made of bamboo.

* The Spoils of War and the Gourd Tree with Cone Gongs are among his many percussion instruments assembled from detritus; the "Spoils of War" included a set of tuned artillery shell casings

* The Cloud Chamber Bowls were glass bowls from a cloud chamber, suspended in a frame.

* The Zymo-Xyl (from the Greek words for "fermentation" and "wood") was a xylophone augmented with tuned liquor bottles and hubcaps. (Partch lamented that there was no Greek word for "hubcaps".)

* The Kitharas (named after the Greek kithara) were large upright stringed instruments, tuned by sliding pyrex rods underneath the strings, and played with felt hammers or sticks. Their sound is one of the most unmistakable in Partch's music.

* The Harmonic Canons (from the same root as qanún) were many-stringed zithers with a complex system of bridges.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

YouTube Poop: An Introduction

Now this is quite the bizarre subculture.

Basically you take some random footage (usually of a more obscure/cult-y/meme-y nature), and then proceed to splice it together in the most viscerally stupid and/or comically grotesque way imaginable. Not too different from the TV Sheriff stuff I posted earlier, but whereas those videos were actually quite professional in their own way, these seem to deliberately play off a kind of negative dynamic. You'll... see what I mean.


Zelda: Triforce of Faceage:


Don't touch mah FOOOOOOORest -preview-:

Zelda: The Mario Pudding Wars:

For a more academic examination of YouTube Poop (yes), go here.

The Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting For the Man"

Pinky Punch Daigyakuten (1982)

I honestly have no idea what this is:

The Arecibo Message (1974)

“The Arecibo message is a radio message that was beamed into space at a ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope on 16 November 1974. It was aimed at the globular star cluster M13 some 25,000 light years away because it was a large and close collection of stars that was available in the sky at the time and place of the ceremony.[1] The message consisted of 1679 binary digits (equivalent to nearly 205 bytes) transmitted at a frequency of 2380 MHz and modulated by shifting the frequency by 10 Hz, with a power of 1000 kWatt. The beam was extremely narrow (giving a power equivalent to 20 trillion Watts if it were omnidirectional) making it the strongest man-made signal ever sent. The entire transmission lasted 169 seconds and was not repeated.” - Read more...


Vahsi Kan (1983)

Watch from about 6:30 to about 4:25:

The Unintentional Humor of Bible Black


From the English-dubbed version:

And here, a more sensitive moment:

Arcade Basketball Otaku

Other arcade basketball videos: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Croyt's Rage

(NSFW - language)

How Vinyl Records are Made

Watch the second part here.