Enjoy this 1964 public information movie depicting a gentlemanly British family man turning into a contemptible twit when he gets behind the wheel of a car: "He's not an especially nasty man. He's considerate, normally. But now he's … downright daft and selfish." At this point he no longer deserves his wifely kiss. Stay to the end for a moment of sublime oddness when the narrator's chirpy Queen's English transforms into an electrifyingly bad impression of working class road rage.
Originally filmed in the 1980s, director Paul Fierlinger and his team of animators present the process of creating Sesame Street's Teeny Little Super Guy. This video gives a little background on the making of Teeny Little Super Guy. A number of these were filmed back in the early 1980's for Sesame Street under the direction… READ THE REST
There are many types of vintage graph sheets (not "paper"), and this video offers a tour of a fantastic book of samples. A sampling of graph papers included in the Keuffel & Esser company (K+E) catalog, 42nd edition, 1960. Ebay is an occasional source of treasure; specialists remain, but without the same elan; you may… READ THE REST
It struck me, this morning, that I'd never introduced Boing Boing's largely American audience to the Cuprinol wood goblin, a mainstay of British television advertising for many years. "For the last hour, my right leg has been soaking in a well-known wood preserver." When you give thanks today, remember to give thanks to me for… READ THE REST
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. That's because while companies have engaged in a two-decade arms race to constantly one-up each other for the biggest, best camera available,… READ THE REST
It's no wonder so many adults are fascinated by world travel. From the time we're small children, living in a world that often doesn't extend far beyond our home, family, and neighborhood, the thought of all the amazing places on planet Earth with their fantastic views, incredible wildlife, eye-opening customs, and more is magical. It… READ THE REST
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or needs some more time over the fire. But … do you really? E. coli contamination in ground beef makes… READ THE REST