Frank Wu writes, "My wife Brianna Wu decided to run for US Congress on a serious platform of fighting for intelligent tech policy and against wage and racial inequality, and in opposition to Donald Trump's unhinged ideas. She asked my opinion. I said I would support her in any way possible, especially if she was OK with me making my own awesome campaign ad for her. Well, here it is."
Earth Crisis is an experimental short inspired by Brooklyn indie band Dirty Projectors. It's from the fourth of five EPs the band plans to release in 2020. The animation was directed by Isaiah Saxon. Earlier this year, they did a pandemic version of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: Image: YouTube / Dirty Projectors READ THE REST
In the British TV gameshow Taskmaster, comedians are assigned unusual challenges that are captured on video. Then the comedians must explain why their attempt is the best. In this wonderful segment above, the contestants must "film something that will look impressive in reverse." READ THE REST
Jez Burrows edited this "supercut of video game characters taking a break from solving crime or shooting people to enjoy a meditative minute of miserable weather." "It's Rain in Games, Part I" (via Waxy) READ THE REST
Headphone quality often comes down to that old axiom of consumerism — you get what you pay for. When you try to cheap out and get a $20 pair of over-ear headphones while premium brands sell for $150 to $200…well, there's a better than decent chance that your cut-rate tech won't have great sound, won't… READ THE REST
From Europe to the islands of the Caribbean, it's gone by many names over the years. Some say when English Crusaders brought it back to their home country from Jerusalem in the 12th century, it was called Ring the Bull. When the game was introduced to Jamaica, possibly by author Ernest Hemingway in the 1940's,… READ THE REST
Finding the perfect balance is essential in practically everything. For beer connoisseurs, that pursuit is no less critical. For true fans, one beer is almost certainly not enough. A full keg is almost definitely overkill. Thankfully, the existential question about the pinpoint perfect middle ground in that age-old debate has now been answered. The Tapology… READ THE REST