WATCH: Cat's unusual reaction to the sound of packing tape

I do the same thing!


Anonymous portable library that constantly receives free data from space

Lantern is an Indiegogo funded project that receives data transmitted by satellite. You can pre-order one for $100.

Lantern continuously receives radio waves broadcast by Outernet from space.


New psychedelic sounds/visuals from Mark McGuire (ex-Emeralds)

From guitarist/synthesist Mark McGuire -- formerly of Kosmische revivalists Emeralds -- comes this beautiful, experimental video journey (and it is a trip) for McGuire's composition Noctilucence, available on his new EP of the same name.


Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on "Living With Death"

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne talks about the time he faced death at Long John Silvers, and how it changed him. From a 2002 interview, animated by Blank on Blank.


VIDEO: Florida man shoplifts chainsaw by stuffing it in his pants

He needed to cut some wood. (via)


WATCH: Darth Vader quotes cruel passages from the Bible

Darth Vader is showing less mercy than usual here. [via]


Just look at this banana slicing magic trick: cut into sections before you peel

All you need is a needle and a banana. More

How to make Vietnamese coffee

A friend left me with some Trung Nguyen Vietnamese coffee, so I bought this filter and went to town. I am buzzing and addicted.


Disturbing image hidden in a toy purchased at dollar store

A mother who purchased an "Evil Stick" for her 3-year-old was unhappy when she found it contained a disturbing image. She wants the store to remove the item from its shelves.


LISTEN: The Ramones’ demo recordings for their debut album (1975)

Listen to the "truly hypnotic, pounding, buzzsaw drone [The Ramones] made as complete amateur unknowns" in this collection of demo recordings.


WATCH: Man in hardware store hides chainsaw in his shorts

"In this surveillance video from Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment a man is seen allegedly stealing a chainsaw by putting it in his pants."


WATCH Princess Leia walks NYC's streets

It's a pretty straightforward sendup of the now-notorious 10 hours of catcalls video, but manages to pack in some pretty awesome Star Wars jokes. (Thanks, Jah Furry!)


LISTEN: Beck sings "I Only Have Eyes For You"

Beck sings a cover of The Flamingos' doo wop classic "I Only Have Eyes For You." The tune comes from artist Doug Aitken's Song 1 exhibit, in which different musicians' recordings of the same song are played under 360 degree video projections on the walls of Washington DC's Hirshhorn Museum. More

Gil Scott-Heron, before "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

Over at Cuepoint, the incredible backstory of poet/musician/activist Gil Scott-Heron's incredible 1971 black power anthem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." The context is the content.

"Why Gil Scott-Heron Wrote 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'" (Cuepoint)


Gorgeous time-lapse video of Europe

Andrew Walker's beautiful time-lapse clips of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic are a real treat for desk-chair travelers like me. "Moment Abroad"