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Watch Mad Men co-producer draw Don Draper

Watch Josh Weltman, co-producer of Mad Men and author of Seducing Strangers, draw Don Draper.

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Video: Trailer for new Kurt Cobain documentary

Watch this powerful extended trailer for Montage of Heck, the Kurt Cobain documentary airing May 4 on HBO.

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A conversation about privacy and trust in open education

For Open Education Week, Jonathan Worth convened a conversation about privacy and trust in open education called Speaking Openly in which educators and scholars recorded a series of videos responding to one another's thoughts on the subject.

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My Magic Kit at Quarterly.co

My most recent Quarterly.co mailing was a magic kit of tricks I selected. I wanted to provided as many high-quality tricks as possible for the $50 cost.

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Music: "Wishing Well," Terence Trent D'Arby (1987)

A wishing well of crocodile cheers.

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"Back to the Future" documentary

Filmmaker Jason Aron created a very compelling trailer for "Back in Time: A Back to the Future Documentary," including interviews with Michael J.

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News reporter mugged on camera

The camera was rolling on SANC News reporter Vuyo Mvokoas as he was mugged while waiting to start a live segment on a street in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Anita Sarkeesian on what she couldn't say

Netflix on NES

As part of a Netflix Hack Day, these fellow demonstrated Netflix access on a Nintendo Entertainment System.

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Mob style beating at Chuck E. Cheese over broken photo booth

A group of birthday celebrators at a Chuck E. Cheese in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio became upset when they learned that a photo booth was out of order.

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Music: "Zydeco Gris Gris," BeauSoleil

Moune-là connaît y’olé Zydeco.

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After shaking hands, people sniff their hands

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel secretly videoed 153 volunteers to see if they sniffed their hands after shaking hands.

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"Another Brick in the Wall" with chorus of German kids (1980)

German musicians Vierzehn and a chorus of teens cover "Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)” on a TV talk show, circa 1980.

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Fundraising for Alpha, an sf/f teen writing workshop

Lara writes, "Writing genre fiction can be a lonely business for teens. The Alpha SF/F/H Workshop brings together young writers, aged 14 to 19, for 10 days of creation and peer review critiques.

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Video: Ass-kicking 1930s Jiu-Jitsu with Miss May Whitley

"Who said 'weaker sex?'"

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How to type on an Apple watch

Behold Lunate, an intriguing swipe-based system for typing on an Apple watch. You can try it out yourself right now by downloading the Lunate app on an Iphone or Ipad.

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Senator on Internet privacy committee has never sent an email

Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and he's never sent an email.

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Video: Amazing ASCII fluid simulator

Fluid simulator in ASCII by Yusuke Endoh. (via Waxy)

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Surf video: The beauty of getting barreled

Experience what Koa Smith saw surfing through a seemingly-endless barrel that lasted nearly 30 seconds.

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WATCH: car occupants toss bales of weed from car with cops in pursuit

The two gents in this car tried to surreptitiously jettison a huge stash of weed they were hauling in Arizona, but in the end they were captured and charged.

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Music: "I Can't Stand It," The Hotrats (2010)

"I live with thirteen dead cats, A purple dog that wears spats"

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Watch: how Digital Light Processing works

Ben Krasnow is the modern Way Things Work. In this video, he shows how Digital Light Processing projectors work.

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Star Trek movie supercuts: just the spaceships

Thomas Hunt's done all the Trek movies as ship-only videos, which is, as JWZ notes, oddly soothing.

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Video: See the beauty of mold growing

Timelapse macro video by Nick Lariontsev, fortunately shot of a petri dish and not the back of my refrigerator.

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Video: Passing a candy bar in a fighter jet

It's not a candy bar commercial, but it could be. (via Devour)

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Video: Human cannonball POV

Video from a headcam worn by Gemma "The Jet" Kirby, 25-year-old human cannonball.

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Tonka criminals attempt to crack ATM with backhoe

It takes certain hubris to commit a crime with a 7-ton, 20 mph max speed vehicle. On January 4 in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, unknown suspects tried to smash open a Bank of America ATM with a Caterpillar 420D.

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Video: A Brief History of Robotics

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.(SciShow)

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Mezmerizing slo-mo of young praying mantises in action

A University of Cambridge zoologist analyzed almost 400 videos of juvenile mantises jumping onto a pole for a March 5 study in the journal Current Biology.

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Astounding RC flying with counterrotating drive

Barry writes, "There's a thing called pattern flying, where pilots compete to perfectly execute an elaborate set of compulsory tricks."

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