Archives For Curiosities

I think people who choose careers that aren’t glamorous, but are chances to serve people, are to be admired. I think when these people turn mundane jobs into performance art, they are to be celebrated. So here are three.

 

It’s weird. I’ve seen all three doing the rounds this week. Have you seen any more?

 

Ron Burgundy would be proud.

All the fights from the first three Michael Bay Transformers movies supercut together. No plot. All is as it should be.

If the mainstream media isn’t dead by the time I retire, then I would love to follow Greg Packer’s example. From the NY Times.

With no special skill or expertise, Greg Packer has been quoted by media outlets nearly a thousand times. Since his name first appeared on newsprint, in 1995, he’s spoken to reporters on subjects ranging from the war in Iraq to the release of the first iPhone. Greg’s campaign to be the most quoted man in news has been so successful that the Associated Press sent its staff a memo that essentially banned interviews with him. “

 

Via 22 Words.

This is more entertaining than I thought it would be. It makes those movie scenes where a few well trained heroes take down a mob of henchmen slightly more plausible.

Classics re-emojined

I’m not a huge fan of the use of emoticons. But I have found myself using the little emoji thumbs up thing in a few text messages lately. Please help me.

I do like these reworks of old school art by Nastya Nudnik. Part 1 is just emoji representations of classic paintings, Part 3 is classic paintings made into posters for modern movies, it’s Part 2, characters from classic paintings doing social media stuff, and part 4, a slightly (a)religiously themed set of paintings with error messages, that I’m a little fond of. Part 5 offers the google treatment to a few paintings.

K-Strass the Yo-yo guy is my favourite non celebrity of all time. In the spirit of K-Strass comes this TV chef – Chef Keith – who isn’t – and yet scores a series of appearances on daytime TV.

It seems the two characters are linked to the same comedy crew.

This is great trainwreck style television. A zookeeper is trying to explain the circle of life to an increasingly indignant interviewer.

“But one does not tend to be dismembered after a vaccination.”

I missed the Flappy Bird juggernaut. In fact. Completely. The developer is killing it tonight because it is stressing him out.

Poor guy. The internet doesn’t like that idea very much.

But if you’re addicted – you’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them… There’s a language warning here…

Know when to walk away. And know when to hit your stupid phone with a hammer.

Hot air tightroping

Crazy. I love that they feel the need to tell us no to try at home.

The Balloon Highline from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

One man ukelele band

This is supremely good (thanks to Peter B who shared it on Facebook).

Making (indoor) Clouds

I love this. A Dutch artist, Berndnaut Smilde, makes clouds inside rooms.

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He uses a smoke machine – but he controls the temperature and humidity in the room to get the clouds to form a particular way. Before they dissipate.

Berndnaut Smilde – Making Clouds from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.

Via Yatzer.

Making NFL funn(i)er

British commentary and bad lip reading. Ahh.

 

It sounds as good as it tastes…

This is a stunning advert for a foodstuff (an oil based spice range).

The Sound of Taste from Grey London on Vimeo.

Slow Wes.

A mashup of Wes Anderson slow motion scenes.

WES from Alejandro Prullansky on Vimeo.