Apple's QuickTime Version 1.0 CD-ROM (1990) came with this peculiar video called "Spoon Man." The 37-second long clip features actor Mark Petrakis as "Spoon Man." He is dressed in a cloak with many cereal boxes attached to it, a pirate eye patch, a very tall, funky hat, and is holding a giant wooden spoon, which is also sporting an eye patch. This video becomes increasingly funnier and more absurd the more you re-watch it. The clip is meant to demonstrate the software's audio and video encoding abilities.
Are You at Risk? Is a Blockbuster training video from 1990 that instructs employees on how to handle injuries in the store as well as how to help people who have come in contact with hazardous materials. The nearly intolerable levels of mundanity in this safety video make it simultaneously interesting to me. The training… READ THE REST
Burning Man 1997: An ABC Nightline Investigation gives an inside look at what the annual Burning Man festival was like in '97, when it was just a little over a decade old. One dude in the video says that Burning Man is the "last cool thing" left to do, and another festival goer calls it… READ THE REST
100Bombs Studios surgically edited bits from the 1990s animated Spider-Man series to recreate the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer as a cartoon. It's absolutely fantastic and kinda compelling to me than the original trailer below: READ THE REST
If you're like most of the world, you leave cryptocurrency to the cryptocrazies. But you're not, and that's a good thing. Because, while some of us are totally fine with sitting around waiting to make old-fashioned salaries, you've got emotional and financial stock in NFTs and crypto and are ready to watch it pay off.… READ THE REST
We know your job may be pretty rough and has very little room for any artistic license, and that's something you miss about having free time. College was a great place to get in some creative writing classes and put the strange world into words, but those days are long gone and the novel you… READ THE REST
Jigsaw puzzles have been around forever and serve us in a variety of ways. From providing us a unique form of artistic entertainment to helping us keep our minds sharp, they serve as a multi-function intellectual and artistic tool. There never seems to be an end to their allure as we can tear them down… READ THE REST