A little performance by Bryan "Chibi" Gaynor.
See through the eyes of Felix Baumgartner as he completes his world record breaking jump from the stratosphere!
By: SpunOne | Oct 15th, 2013 (11:41 AM)
For miners working during the Soviet regime, it was not an ideal commute. After an 18 hour shift, they would file into these tiny 'metal coffins' dangling over the steep slopes and gorges surrounding the town of Chiatura in Georgia.
But despite its rusty and ageing appearance, the 1950's transport system still takes workers in and out of the valley every day, and is one of the most incredible engineering spectacles in the world.
Something in the Peruvian Amazon is making weird, intricate structures that resemble white picket fences surrounding an Isengard-like spire.
No one has any idea who the mysterious craftsbug (fungus? spider?) is, or what the structure is even used for.
Steve Albini's letter to Nirvana.
Update: Slightly more context.
By: SpunOne | Sep 26th, 2013 (4:01 PM)
By: SpunOne | Sep 17th, 2013 (1:08 PM)
From our days as cave men, the attraction of cave living is buried deep in the human condition. These 10 incredible cave spaces represent the best of underground living from around the world.
By: Bubba | Sep 16th, 2013 (2:45 PM) | Thanks: thethinktank
The story of an architecture student who bought a school bus on a whim and converted it into a home. To test its functionality, he then took it on a 5000 mile journey across the US with a photographer and some friends.
If the skies are clear Friday night around 11:27 p.m. ET, there's a fair chance that anyone from as far south as South Carolina, west into Ohio and on over to New England will be able to see something of NASA's first launch of a mission to the moon from the agency's spaceport on Wallops Island, Va. There's also a live feed from NASA for everyone else (link in article).
By: Bubba | Sep 6th, 2013 (8:38 PM)
It's Birds vs Machine as Duncan Barbour and the VampyreBATT try to stay ahead of Lloyd Buck's beautiful peregrine and raven, for Si to catch some amazing aerial footage.
(NSFW) “You don’t smile much, do ya?”
Joker Rising is a full-length fan film about the origin of Batman’s arch nemesis, The Joker. You can watch a rough cut of the entire film on YouTube for a limited time.
This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.
The lack of clean water is one of the leading causes of life-threatening conditions like diarrhea. I am completely digging the fact that these engineers tapped into a water source that was always there.
By: Bubba | Aug 7th, 2013 (3:54 PM)
Among the most influential skateboarders the industry has ever seen, Bob Burnquist is still innovating.
By: SpunOne | Aug 1st, 2013 (8:03 AM)
Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired. Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
By: SpunOne | Jul 26th, 2013 (10:16 PM)
Jim Cummings, voice of Disney's Winnie the Pooh, was at Connecticon last weekend, where he performed the scene of Darth Vader boarding Princess Leia's ship from the beginning of Star Wars.
I'll never forgive them for killing Reader, but this is pretty neat.
By: SpunOne | Jul 2nd, 2013 (11:27 AM)
Kriss Kross this isn’t. Lock up your daughters, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off.
This video of a supercell forming near Booker, Texas is mesmerizing.
Hey, long-time fazer/lurker here doing a short film project down in Gallup, NM. It's based on Navajo mythology, but with a big injection of comic-book/superhero action movie styling, giant stop-motion monsters (think J.Carpenter's 'The Thing'), kickass girl-monster-slayer shooting lightning arrows, and aerial cinematography. Check it out!
By: Bubba | Jun 15th, 2013 (10:56 PM) | Thanks: kagemeister
Louis Oosthuizen, pro golfer and British Open Champion, uses the old "cart path" trick for extra driver distance. This could be the longest duration ever for a golf shot.
Patrick Stewart was asked the question what the most important thing he’d ever done besides acting was. His answer was his work with campaigns against violence toward women. Good video.
Interesting video showing the workings of a GM factory in 1936.
By: Bubba | May 29th, 2013 (5:50 PM) | Thanks: teharteest
It could be a scene out of a 1950s horror film - an unstoppable 'ice tsunami' gradually moving ashore, destroying everything in its path.
By: Bubba | May 29th, 2013 (5:35 PM) | Thanks: HellsSnowMan
In what may be one of the most eye-catching recent symbols of the spirit of Earth Day in the green building movement, a new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, has opened with two unique green walls. These aren’t the kind with plants attached to the outside skin; these walls are actually made of tiny, energy-producing plants suspended in water-filled chambers.
By: Bubba | May 26th, 2013 (10:00 AM) | Thanks: wittyusername
Waiting for a bus doesn't need to be boring. Lady dances to her headset in Eastleigh, Southampton England while waiting for the number 10.
"Seconds after the New Zealand Parliament passed marriage equality this morning, hundreds of spectators in the gallery – and even several MPs — burst into harmonious song. The tune they sang is 'Pokarekare Ana,' a love song in the language of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people."
By: Bubba | Apr 24th, 2013 (6:24 PM) | Thanks: rabbiwanna
Original and stunning high definition slow motion footage of animals and their actions.
One of Pixar’s ideas to show the public how animation works was to build a zoetrope, much like the one Studio Ghibli had made previously. However, instead of drawings, 18 different sculptures were made, and a strobe light was used as they spun around. This made each of the images freeze in space, creating the illusion of animation.
Mr Fréger was intrigued by the transformations of human being to beast that he witnessed in 18 European countries. They were, he said, "...celebrations of fertility, life and death and symbolized the complicated relationship between mankind and nature."