Archive for Movies

Antarctica Is A Strange Place

I got really into Antarctica watering holes briefly this week.

Experience: I was a bartender in Antarctica
Antarctic Bars
The Best Bar in Antarctica
Packing for Antarctica
How Lariam can trigger psychosis
Hunter S. Thompson’s Harrowing Chemical-Fueled Daily Routine
Death with Dignity: the Laws & How to Access Them
The Basement: Where the literal Internet tubes meet information of last Century.
Robert Merkin: “As a little introduction to me and zombies”
The Plant Family Tree: A Rare Glimpse Inside the Labyrinthine Archive of London’s Royal Botanical Gardens
What I See: Mimosa Shah, a chronicle of a day’s thoughts and snapshots
One Word Sketches Episode 8
5 Second Films: “Missing”
Making music with a Mobius strip
Shaking Through: Music and Mania, a music writer’s story about his constant twitching and how it relates to his listening to music
Hypnotic isolated drum loop from Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks”
Collaborative World Building: Dawn of Worlds
Lawn Care & Design : How to Mow Like a Professional Landscaper
Priti baiks: Street bikes from Panama
Chile de Árbol Hot Sauce
The Phantom King of Buffalo
“I am calling you from Windows”: A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica


Giraffes, Animals, and Biological Entities Galore

What would happen if 45 million people were crammed in downtown L.A.?
Kowloon Walled City documentary
Rapping to preserve a nearly extinct Arctic language and related documentary trailer
Chow Down Town – a “Kung-Fu action comedy about semantics”
A CD exploding at 23000 RPM – though the title is a bit misleading
Food Pic War – a short film that we all know too well
How to Order Cocktails Anywhere
10 Things Every Bartender Absolutely Hates About You
Here’s What Actors Are Actually Snorting, Smoking And Drinking In Films
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I changed my mind on weed
Interview Shawn Brauch (Pen & Pixel Graphics) about hip-hop album covers
National Film Society – Youtube vs. Vimeo
Giraffes Drawn By People Who Should Not Be Drawing Giraffes
Is the camel the only animal that can’t swim?
Slow motion pistol shrimp attack hits 4000⁰C!
Shocking Evidence That Martha Stewart Could Be A Cannibal Or A Witch
Rescuing a dairy product-saturated suit used in a commercial
How to build your own Dumpster pool – an instructional video
Beardyman: The polyphonic me


Stories, stories, and more links about stories

I’m thinking about narration and narratives and sharing recently.

Doug Fishbone and friends – Adventureland Golf, a conceptual-art miniature golf course
Bite – Felt Up, strange stories told via puppets
Why people love to get lost in books, a brief essay
100 books that SHOULD be written
Four Literary Short Films, “like a music video, for books.”
Outside Lands podcast, history and preservation in San Francisco
Do You Speak Science, a blog about science and words
Trayvon Redux, a poem by Rita Dove
Hi, moments of narratives, shown on maps
Bagels and Grits, a just-starting-out paired-photo blog in the spirit of 3191 Miles Apart and Hipsters and Clogs
Hacking Teddy Ruxpin, exactly what you think it is
Incomplete manifesto for growth, a set of guidelines
750 Words, a site that is sort of a gamification of daily writing


Genocide, Texas, Worms

Errol Morris discusses Josh Oppenheimer’s documentary The Act of Killing about a genocide you probably haven’t heard of executive produced by Morris and Werner Herzog.

Texas is really trying to move back in time. Keep Austin medieval might be their new mantra.

Fuckin’ worms how do they work? A worm that not only regrows a severed head but also retains its memories.


Jay-Z, London and Star Wars

Jay-Z in the 1930s.

Color footage of 1927 London. Note how in the 1920s the streets were owned by pedestrians.

The best Star Wars themed humor mixed with conspiracy theory.

I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush.

I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush.


Civilization – What is it?

Was Marina Chapman really brought up by monkeys?
College campuses provide luxuries
Biker-druids, Stonehenge and the Battle of the Beanfield
National Geographic Trove
Modern art has partially been a CIA plot
Cortex – L’Enfant Samba
Permanent Vacation dance scene
bedroom artist(?) Oscar Scheller phones in album cover
the “extra fancy” knob
pocket Etch-A-Sketch hack
F bomb paperweight
Learn To Say F**k You To The World (animated short)
Good Girl Art
Unseen photographs of a legend that never was: Vivien Maier
Patricia Piccinini sculptures
Out of sight out of mind from ACiD productions
Steak, blood, bloody steak, steaky blood
Revisiting the Myth of The 12-Year Old McDonald’s Burger That Just Won’t Rot