31.12.08

Dolphins Passing By

A massive and graceful pod of dolphins are caught on tape as they jump by a boat during a huge hunt for fish.

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30.12.08

For Erin


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New Belly Button Piercing


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29.12.08

Realistic Robots Dancing

Robots are getting amazingly realistic nowadays. 

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28.12.08

Burn-E is a Pixar short film that should be attached to the movie Wall-E on the DVD release. Disney Pixar have been kind of secretive about Burn-E; not that much has been unveiled by them so far. But here he is:
But a / Film reader asserts that Burn-E can be spotted in some Wall-E footage previously released by Disney Pixar.
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Eye See You!



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27.12.08

Sumo Needs Some Work

Ya gotta start somewhere.

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The Mactini

The world's smallest personal computer.


And as long as we're on the subject:

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And a Little Child shall Lead Them....

Mom says, "We snuck out into the middle of Broad Street to snap a pic in front of City Hall and all the crowds. When Will raised his hands for the picture, cheers erupted. So he continued to repeat the gesture, getting wild response from the crowd on both sides of the street up and down the street as far as we could see. We couldn't have planned this if we practiced and practiced."

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26.12.08

Teacher Gets Fired For Telling Students Truth About Santa


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25.12.08

Merry Christmas Mary

Here's a more contemporary explanation, with the question, "Mary, did you know?"

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Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

Merry Christmas

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24.12.08

Microwave Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.

Stockings were hung 
by the chimney with care,
as the microwaves' thrum
was filling the air. 

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23.12.08

Australian Christmas Lights

This is how they do it in Australia. 

Actually, they have this to say for themselves:
40,000 LEDs, more than 5kms of cabling and 176 channels of light synchronised to music, all sponsored by Messages On Hold.com.au. Located in Bishop Riley Way Churchlands, Australia. Last year we raised $12k for the children's hospital, we're aiming for $20k and as at Dec 17th the total stands at $7,520. The track is Music Box Dancer by DJ Schwerde. Display uses $5 of power per night, they're mostly LEDs. Enjoy

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22.12.08

The Icy Hill

I think I went this way to work this morning. . .
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UP!

Seems odd to tell you that one of the best movies of 2009 will be starring Ed Asner in the lead role, but this is Pixar we're talking about. They could make an Oscar-worthy movie about freakin' Chuckles the Clown if they wanted to. The greatest animation studio since the golden age of Walt Disney brings their tenth film to the big screen in 2009 and, thanks to their unprecedented track record of critical and popular hits, they've (so far) only been selling Up on a single beautiful image of a small house flying through the sky tethered to thousands of balloons. The story revolves around 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen who avoids being sent to a nursing home and keeps a promise to his late wife to see the world with the help of a tenacious Wilderness Ranger and lots and lots of helium. Might be too sentimental in less skilled hands, but, at this point, it's safe to say that Pixar deserves the benefit of the doubt. (Plus it's the first Pixar movie to be filmed in Disney Digital 3D, so you know it's going to be gorgeous.)


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21.12.08

Last Minute Christmas Suggestion


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20.12.08

Politically Correct Cartoon


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Waterskiing in downtown Italy

The high tide flooded the square. What else can one do?

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19.12.08

Invention: Everyone Deserves A Bed

What a great invention!

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18.12.08

SnowDog

It was during a blizzard in the late 1990's where 54 inches of snow fell in 48 hours near Ward, Colorado. And this dog loved every moment of it. No snow hill was too deep for him to run around in

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The Cost of Immigration, in Gumballs

This is a MUST SEE video for anyone interested in the immigration debate, whether you are a citizen, an illegal alien or a Congressman. This clip from the longer video, Immigration by the Numbers, features public policy analyst Roy Beck, of NumbersUSA, demonstrating the catastrophe of the huge numbers of both legal and illegal immigration by Third World people into the modern nations. He uses standard statistics and simple gumballs to show this disaster in the making.

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17.12.08

First Wolverine Trailer

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar – as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.
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16.12.08

Cans Trap the Dog

This poor dog is just so upset. It can’t escape the can barrier. It is also apparently limited to right-hand turns.

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15.12.08

Building an Igloo

This is a quick instruction on building your own igloo. In more temperate climates, we'd use snowballs, stolen from the local snowmen. Works great!

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14.12.08

A320 in Crosswinds

Have you ever wondered how an airplane lands in a crosswind? This is the answer. Maybe you didn't really want to know.

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13.12.08

I think he can dance.

OK, this is not your normal definition of dance. But whatever it is, it is a whole lot of skillz, and I think "dance" is as close as anything.

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12.12.08

The Future of Nanotechnology

The future of technology is in nanotechnology. Everything is getting smaller: cell phones, computers, solar cells. Nanotechnology is how we make things very, very small.

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11.12.08

Imagining Ten Dimensions

This is fairly heady stuff, but it's presented clearly - or as clearly as ten dimensional space-time can be. I didn't understand it all, but I still found it fascinating, and I learned something. 


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10.12.08

Full Motion Gear-driven Paper

Haruki Nakamura’s papercraft does more than just sit there and look pretty. The pieces fit together like gears, and actually turn for a kinetic effect that goes far beyond most papercraft creations. Skip to the 49 second mark on the video to see his papercraft heart in action.


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9.12.08

Beware of the Doghouse

I don't know a single man who thinks this is funny. . .

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8.12.08

Gabe the Bulldog

Be sure to stop by & watch Gabe's America's Funniest Video today & cast your FiVE SMiLeY vote for him at the link below! Pass it on, too & spread the FuN! Thanks to you all, Gabe's video has held the #1 TOP RATED spot on the site!

(BTW--if you have trouble getting the video to play, just hit refresh & it will get it going! (we almost always have to do this to get it to play  )

http://abc.go.com/primetime/afv/index?pn=player&itemId=6325790

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7.12.08

Parking Problems

Well, that's one way to solve the problem.

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6.12.08

Birds!

I love this video.

From Pixar, of course
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5.12.08

Ants. Nature's Secret Power.

These little guys are amazing!

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4.12.08

Tiny Beaches

and as long as we're looking at tilt shift video, here's a fun one. It's from Tamarama Beach, Sydney, on the first warm weekend of the year, but that's not what it looks like!

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3.12.08

Newest Extreme Sport

Of course it's a commercial. But it's funny!

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Mini Monster Trucks?

We've seen lots of tilt shift photographs before (you know, where you make regular things look like tiny models) but here's an amazing use of the technique done on HD video with frames removed to make this Monster Truck Rally look like a cartoon.

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2.12.08

Confused Kitten with a Leash and a Toilet

That's enough to confuse most anybody. This kitten does it cuter than most anybody.

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1.12.08

Stunt Plane Loses its Wing.

The crowd shouting "Oh No!" and "Run!!" make sense. What happens next is hard to believe! Personally, I think we've just seen an excellent example of video editing of a remote-control aircraft, and some very good viral marketing!
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