I love these short animated films by PES. "Kaboom" makes wonderful use of toys to depict an air raid, with popcorn and gift wrapping bows as explosions. The effect is incredible. At least one of the movies ("Roof Sex") is not safe for work (unless you wear headphones). I'm in awe. Link (Thanks, John!)
Reader comment: Nick Madeira seays: "Glad to see you're giving PES a shout. I was lucky enough to get hold
of one of the 'Diesel Dreams' promo DVDs for which 'Kaboom' was made.
"The 'dream' sequences vary in theme, length and 'wow' factor
considerably, but they all act as an indicator of future/current
directing talent! Check Thomas Hilland's 'There's Smoke In My Head'
(Click the right-hand arrow twice and then the girl in green with the
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
A leaked Comcast memo discloses that the company’s consumer data caps have nothing to do with network congestion, contrary to its public claims. The internet service provider has often complained (such as when lobbying against net neutrality) that it must impose limits on service to prevent network congestion. The argument suggests that these measures are […]
LA Makerspace co-founder Tara Tiger Brown shares a project that her kid-friendly maker workshop is trying to make a reality.
These knitted gloves are here to save the day (and your hands) with an ultra-comfy, double-layer that will allow you to stay warm and use your phone. Now you can take photos on the fly, text, Tinder, and more without letting freezing temperatures get in your way. Plus they work with all touchscreens, so no […]
Store more on your Mac with this microSD memory card adapter.
Carrying this EDC card is like slinging around a handheld toolbox wherever you go. Its minimal design is small enough to fit in your wallet’s billfold, and it’s TSA-compliant so you’ll never leave it behind. It’s got hex wrenches, metric and imperial rulers, flathead and Phillip’s screwdrivers, and a bottle opener so that you’re ready […]