The Dancing Baby was one of the first internet memes, dating back to 1996. Because everything old is new again, JArmstrongArt decided to update the funky CGI baby to run at 60fps and 1080p resolution. Through some serious sleuthing work, he was able to dig up the original 3D model. Oooga-chaka! (Thanks Rob!)
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This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen barcodes used to play music, but we’ve gotta hand it to the guys from Electronicos Fantasticos! for their creativity. The unconventional musicians rigged up barcode scanners to a synth that creates sounds based on the patterns they read, including the ones on their referee’s shirts.
Virtually every word written on this website is composed on a clicky mechanical keyboard. If you love the sound of clicky keys too, then take a listen to Mechanical Keyboard Sounds: Recordings of Bespoke and Customized Mechanical Keyboards, an album by Taeha Types and Trunk Records, demonstrated here by LGR Blerbs.
You might be freaked out about using plastic straws, but it takes a whole lot of them to have the same environmental impact as producing other things we buy and consume. Casually Explained provides a comparison of various CO2 producers, and thanks the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for sponsoring this episode.
Add a little extra weird factor to your guest bathroom with these handmade alien soaps from Cindy’s Bath Creations. Each vegan soap bar features a glow-in-the-dark space creature in your choice of color and scent, with 75 available fragrances ranging from grape soda to glazed donut.
Now that Buttered Side Down has figured out how to perform magic and play the violin, he’s worked up quite the appetite. To satisfy his hunger, he set about making a pizza in the only way he knows how – with a GoPro strapped to his head. We’ll have to try that pepperoni trick sometime.
Want to keep neighborhood rugrats off your lawn? Minutephysics and Randall Munroe of xkcd have got you covered, with their step-by-step plan for installing a moat filled with molten hot lava. Sadly, it would cost about $60,000 a day to keep it running unless you dig down deep enough and power it with geothermal energy.
Ghostbusters fans know that Mr. Stay-Puft could never ever possibly destroy us. But you can do the destroying. This 8-1/2″ tall, edible marshmallow monster weighs in at about 10.5 ounces, and is loaded with sugary goodness. While it looks delicious, 13 bucks is a lot to pay for something that amounts to an oversized Peep.
From 1917 to Joker to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the 2020 Academy Awards has some pretty solid contenders. But regardless of how good a movie might be, Screen Junkies is always ready to roast it. So without further ado, enjoy their very special Oscars edition of Honest Trailers.
(PG-13: Language) “The irritating screech of a dial-up connection was replaced by the equally grating sound of teenagers expressing themselves.” Ordinary Things turns into Ordinary People, as our host walks us through a history of the Emo movement, as it evolved out of punk into something more suburban, then imploded.
(PG-13: Cartoon Nudity) Need a dose of silliness to break up your otherwise mundane day? Look no further than Noam Sussman’s hilariously weird and wild animated short film about an elderly couple who becomes hopelessly addicted to a face cream because of its psychedelic properties.
Ever been asked to appear on a podcast? Have your own podcast and frequently ask friends to participate? Topatoco’s cheeky award is the perfect prize for every podcast guest. The 5-1/2″ tall trophy features a microphone and a generic name badge so no engraving is needed. Plus, the more you buy, the cheaper they get.
Way back when, there was a Tom and Jerry cartoon that featured Tom cat attempting to to play a concert while Jerry mouse tried to nap inside of his piano. CANACANA pays tribute to Hanna Barbera’s melding of music and animation by performing Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 synced up perfectly with the cartoon.
What do you get when you take a bunch of old Garfield comic strips and feed them into a machine learning algorithm designed to morph them into a cohesive animation sequence? Nightmares, that’s what. Go figure it was the guy behind Garfield Gameboy’d that tipped us off to Daniel Hanley’s bizarre AI experiment.
“Some games even require a Pentium microprocessor!” Google’s Stadia streaming game service hasn’t exactly been off to a great start. But that didn’t stop Squirrel Monkey from envisioning how much worse it would have been had it been released sometime around 1995, cranking out 320×240 graphics at 6 fps.
While crowdsourcing traffic data generally has improved the quality of navigation services, it’s also possible that the data could be manipulated. Berlin artist Simon Weckert shows how he was able to create non-existent traffic jams on Google Maps by walking through empty streets while pulling a wagon full of 99 cell phones.
Jeep managed to assemble Bill Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, and a look-alike for Punxsutawney Phil in this hilarious Super Bowl spot for the Jeep Gladiator. This time, the human Phil is inspired to change things up right away as he heads off-road with his groundhog pal in his rugged new truck.
“Have you ever taken just the top half of an everything bagel with the misplaced confidence that in this world exists one person excited to find just the bottom half?..” ZeFrank digs into the human condition for office workers in this new episode of his Human Test series, which has spent nearly 7 years on hiatus.
Celebrate life’s little achievements with these amusing merit badges for everyday tasks. Winks for Days’ embroidered iron-on patches let you pat yourself on the back for basic things like leaving the house, watering the plants, and eating your veggies. Sold in sets of three.
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