My System 76 wouldn’t boot in the morning… We had some words about it later. Its excuse was pretty lame: couldn’t find the screen, it said. A likely story. I’ve had it with this digital nonsense. It’s time to go analog! Like this latest piece from Cyriak:
…it’s a fire hydrant!
Photo by Roman.
Yes, you most certainly should.
A very just for fun short video from Motif:
This is director Johnny Kelly’s 2007 graduation video. I do love graduation videos. They are often so creative, so substantive… I could watch them all day.
Riiiight. And that is…
On one level, this video from Scott Calonico’s Vimeo Channel allows a “drug education” documentary to self-parody to the point of uncontrollable hilarity, but then, by adding stories of the CIA’s involvement with LSD, makes sure that all the laughter has a distinctly uneasy edge:
And, yes, there is more of the above where it came from.
This is an absolutely lovely mash-up of two comedy animation film franchises, Wallace and Gromit, and the Minions:
I found this on Fabrice Mathieu’s Vimeo channel, where there’s a bunch of other appreciative, pop-satiric videos by Mathieu. Check it out.
Maybe this short item from Muviot benefits from having a good deal of meaning stripped away from me by not being in English. Korean, maybe, though it could be something totally alien. Anyway, I kept watching: “What next?” But it’s mundane. Just the sort of stuff that gets omitted from histories or included only as hand-waving generalizations. I suspect the mundane has a much larger influence on history than historians are comfortable admitting. Who knows? Maybe Sassi goes on to save the world.
I’m a sucker for reflections in photography but so are a lot of people. That’s why this short item from Visual Suspect is bound to please. I’m not sure about all this Relativity business; it seems more like just pretty pretty. Full Screen highly recommended.
These are located in Arcena, Spain:
“No, you do not understand,” said Gimli. “No dwarf could be unmoved by such loveliness. None of Durin’s race would mine those caves for stones or ore, not if diamonds and gold could be got there. Do you cut down groves of blossoming trees in the springtime for firewood? We would tend these glades of flowering stone, not quarry them. With cautious skill, tap by tap – a small chip of rock and no more, perhaps, in a whole anxious day – so we could work, and as the years went by, we should open up new ways, and display far chambers that are still dark, glimpsed only as a void beyond fissures in the rock. And lights, Legolas! We should make lights, such lamps as once shone in Khazad-dûm; and when we wished we would drive away the night that has lain there since the hills were made; and when we desired rest, we would let the night return.”
— The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
After watching this but a few minutes ago, I’m still stunned. This short item from Shota is intensely weird, so much so that it’s hard to know how else to describe it. That better description might come if I watch it a few more times… and I think I may like to do that… sooner or later… Unless you’d care to do it for me?