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

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.

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

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?

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

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’

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

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

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

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