Bright lights, big drones: new frontiers in night-lit aerial filming


The state of the art for drone-based lighting options continues to improve rapidly. Check out some of the great footage rctestflight got with a drone-mounted 1000-watt LED light bar. Read the rest

"It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It's a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump.

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A Surreal Vic Berger Edit of Melania Trump's Charm Offensive with Anderson Cooper on CNN

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Here's Vic Berger’s hilarious and disturbing edit of Melania Trump’s interview with Anderson Cooper on the Trump tapes. Read the rest

Things I miss: Interplanet Janet


No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen. Read the rest

Man blind since birth asked if he knows what he looks like

Tommy Edison, the very funny "Blind Film Critic," who has been without sight since birth, answers the question: "Does it bother you that you don't know what you look like?"

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Sylvan Esso: folktronica you can dance to

At last weekend's rainy and wonderful Treasure Island Music Festival on the San Francisco Bay, there were myriad sublime moments on and off the stages. My highlight was the evening set by Sylvan Esso, the indie pop/electronica/folk duo of Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. While Sylvan Esso's self-titled 2014 release is still attracting new fans (like me), they're prepping a new album for next year. The above track, "Radio," released in August, is a fantastic glimpse of what's to come.

Once again, Treasure Island served as a visceral stream of music discovery for me. It was the festival's final year on the island and I look forward to wherever our friends who curate and produce the festival, Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, drop their anchor next year.

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Time Lapse: 52 thousand books reshelved at NYC Public Library


From the YouTube description: "In preparation for the reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room, watch 52,000 books being just two minutes. Video credit: Max Touhey Photography. Music credit: As Colorful As Ever by Broke For Free Read the rest

Utility knife reviewer loses his cool


The first few seconds of this video promises to be an insightful look at utility knives. It soon becomes clear that we will learn less about knives and more about the reviewer's prejudices, grudges, and anger control issues. Read the rest

Spider-Man cartoon from 1967 reimagined by multiple animators


For Halifax, Nova Scotia's Nocturne arts festival animators from the province recreated the 1967 Spiderman cartoon "Vulture's Prey" in their very different personal styles.

To him, life is a great big bang up Whenever there's a hang up You'll find the Spider-Man

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Data and Picard: Star Trek megamix medley


Not only is the song catchy, but this delightful homage by Pogo has fantastic production values, to boot! Warning: you may be singing this the rest of the day. Read the rest

The Cat Organ will haunt your nightmares, if you are a cat


Somewhere Over The Rainbow has never sounded this exquisite. Read the rest

How to get out your driveway when another car is blocking it


We've all experienced the frustration and delay caused by thoughtless motorists who block driveways and parking spots with their vehicles. The key thing is to remain calm, take a deep breath, and don't lose your temper. In this video, a driver shows how easy it is to deal with a blocked driveway if you just stop to think a moment about the problem. Read the rest

How to make tiny cinderblocks, for reasons


Mini Materials posted a video showing you how to make 1:24 cinderblocks (they sell a kit). Finally I can embrace my lifelong desire to have a train set, having hitherto been unable to do so due to the difficulty in accurately replicating the vast featureless Communist closed cities and rural Pennsylvania beer distributors of my imagination.

Make the tiniest cinder blocks in the world! This nine piece 1:24 scale CMU mold is the same one we use to make our blocks. Made of heavy duty silicone, these things will last forever. You can pour almost any hardening material, and they will withstand up to 500ºF

The not-obvious part here is how thin the mix is, to guarantee good, bubble-free form in the wee mold. Read the rest

Make: "Mad scientist test-tube rack"


John Park, the maker's maker, explains in detail how to make this glowing mad scientist test-tube rack that you can use as a Hallowe'en decoration and/or household mood light. Read the rest

Industrial shredder eats a car


This is what happens to cars that misbehave. Read the rest

Fellow plays a tiny drum kit


This is even smaller than the compact drum kit Charlie Watts used when recording Exile on Main Street. Read the rest

The AARP celebrates Luke Perry's 50th birthday


Luke Perry, best known for portraying Bevely Hills 90210's Dylan McKay, has turned 50! The AARP found this notable enough to put him on the cover of their monthly magazine!

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