03 Oct 2011

Watercooler: Mobile Rock Band, Russki Style

OK – so you’re a Russian dude, driving home from work on the freeway, and you see this: Not bad, right? I’m all WEEEEEE how Fun! So I email my Russki friends, “Hey, tell me about this band, ?????????? ?????????, Bremen Musicians!” “LOL! Do not know band. Youtube guy makes

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02 Oct 2011

Watercooler: One Minute of Dolphin Zen

Because when is a Minute of Zen ever bad, especially with dolphins? Now, make a big “Ahhhh” and some fancy ring bubbles while you’re at it.

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30 Sep 2011

Watercooler: I See Your Ceiling Cat, And Raise You…

…Gypsy Acrobat Cat. And a pretty good Gypsy band too: Ta da! Now if all these damn cats on the internets would just admit they can play gypsy music, and form a band, and admit they know the circus backwards and forwards, they could leave all these pesky humans OUT

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29 Sep 2011

Watercooler: Fun with Liquid Physics – Really!

The consistency of the collision/spray patterns, even though the filmographers changed the colors of the liquids, is really quite something. The physical law properties of the Universe are really quite elegant, aren’t they?

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28 Sep 2011

Watercooler: Come Fly With Me

No, not Tony Bennet!  A view from the International Space Station flying North to South on the West Coast of the Americas. Looky: The video starts over polar Canada and goes down the West coast. So some of the big light pools from the cities you see are Vancouver and

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27 Sep 2011

Watercooler: The Ultimate Axe

Ha ha. I mean “axe” in the sense of a musical instrument, namely a guitar-bass hybrid known as “The Chapman Touch Stick.” I say “Chapman Touch Stick” you say “Wha?” Easier shown than told, so here is Guillaume Estace playing the infamous Star Wars “Cantina” tune on “The Stick“: Regular ol’

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26 Sep 2011

Watercooler: Oingo Boingo on the Gong Show

I really like Danny Elfman. Always have since his Oingo Boingo days. When he broke into composing for film with “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” I wasn’t really sure that was going to work for him. But when he made “The Simpsons” theme in ’89 and then did the score for

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24 Sep 2011

Watercooler: Your Brain On Film

Check this out: Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one’s own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach. … The brain activity recorded while subjects

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23 Sep 2011

Watercooler: Burning Man – Steam Punk Octopus

‘Twas the Equinox today. And around Equinox time there are some traditions, like burning effigies, which is one of the alleged reasons for Burning Man in Nevada. I think it’s just a good excuse for a crazy art party – like you need an excuse?  – HAH! Anyhow, that festival

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22 Sep 2011

Watercooler: The Eyeborg

Dude has a bionic eye – behold: It’s TRUE! Guy’s name is Rob Spence, a documentary film maker. “The motivation to put a camera in there was a combination of being an immature adult who wants to be like Star Trek or the Bionic Man, and an opportunity to make

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