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I spend a lot of time hammering the right mouse button opening window after window looking for something. We all do. I just tend to do it more than most for some reason. It’s an odd compulsion for me – not because I do it – but because I do it so much and yet have no idea what motivates me. I’m always looking for something but the odd thing is I really have no clue what I’m looking for.
And suddenly there it is – inexplicably the most perfect thing. In this case a video which I can’t even understand but that doesn’t matter. In fact, if I understood all of it then it probably wouldn’t be so wonderful.
It has a simple message, “be amazing”. There are a lot of reason not to be but none of them are very good.
Much thanks to Dwayne Hill for this. I had the fortune to meet some amazing people in my life. Dwayne is one of them.
Things are a lot more interesting when you slow down.
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Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be a shark.
I heart synchronicity and zeitgeist. A lot.
Example: Two weeks ago I had zero interest in guys who do Michael Jackson dance routines. Less than zero interest. In fact, watching something like that had a good chance of annoying me.
But add a little synchronicity into the mix and I’m all over it.
Remember that busguy post? Check this out.
Completely unrelated to busguy, someone posts a killer video called “Josh’s Commute to Work” which just happens to be about a guy who dances his ass off to a Michael Jackson jam on his way to work in Chicago.
It’s nothing short of amazing (especially when you find out this video was shot and edited in under 24hrs.)Vodpod videos no longer available.
Just a reminder…
Hey, remember this?
Starting in on a series of time-related posts, I bring you the Retronet.
If the internet had been around thirty years ago, the guys in the videos below would’ve been total viral video super stars.
Of course if the internet had been invented back then we probably wouldn’t have invented cell phones until the early 90’s.
Oh yeah, and time would be irrevocably changed so that dinosaurs would be our masters.
Anyway, until my time machine is back from the shop and I can make shit right, I’ll just have to action on this item by posting these videos here.
Shields & Yarnell (with thanks to Melanie Dowler for the find). World renowned for being the only mimes I have not wanted to smash in the face with a squash racquet:
Mummenschanz who bring us back to a younger, more innocent time when all you needed for yuks was a bag of mushrooms and some Play- Doh (please be warned that if you click that Play-Doh wiki link you will encounter an inexorable wave of childhood memories which will last from 8 minutes to 7 days):
Ok, so there’s this guy and he’s doing his time in corporate America, making ends meet, climbing the salaried ladder and he’s doing pretty well.
But it’s boring stuff and sometimes officeguy ends up gazing out the window to pass the time.
And sometimes officeguy sees another guy. And that guy is dancing.
Like Michael Jackson.
He’s just a guy waiting for a bus. For no particular reason busguy passes the time by dancing – each and every time he waits for that bus over a 15 month period.
And officeguy can’t help but cut some of those moves to music and create a little YouTube tribute to busguy.
Because busguy is kinda awesome:
Ever wonder what four aliens singing a song looks like?
Turns out it looks like the throats of four opera singers as they perform.
It’s as cool as it is gross:
Ramping up to do some posts about time, temporal anomalies, causality and the rest. Time’s fascinating stuff.
Sometimes timing is everything:
It’s been a while since the electric pickle so here are some more goodies courtesy the science of awesome.
Back in high school, before I dropped all my science courses, I learned that all matter doesn’t just come in the form of solids, liquids, and gases.
And then I was all like, “Who cares, man? I don’t need to learn this crap. What’s it gonna matter? Lets skip class and smoke butts.”
Skipping class and smoking butts was a far more important discipline to master than chemistry.
If only I had stuck around for the stuff about non-Newtonian fluids.
Here’s the really short explanation: Non-Newtonian fluids aren’t quite liquids and they aren’t quite solids (blood is one of them).
I know, I know. “Who cares, man?”
You will once you watch this dude basically walk on water:
Cool – but when are you going to have half a ton of cornstarch to dump in your neighbor’s pool while they’re away on vacation?
It also has useful applications. A material called D3O (created by a company with the same name) has been introduced with practical applications that include everything from ballet shoes to body armor.
More info (and throw-your-iPod-against-a-wall-and-then-off-a-building-goodness) in this video: