As done by my good friend (and former teacher) Dennis – spoilers alert, but if you think you’ll never see this movie, this is the funniest synopsis I’ve read ever. This movie rivals Wicker Man (my fav) in ridiculousness.
read at your leisure after the jump
…because this clip is so best. Want to go to there.
…you must learn about where the hobbits dwell.” I forgot how great Yo La Tengo’s video for Sugarcube until right now.
An oldie but a goodie.
The video below gives you an idea of where Jay-z stands on the issue.
I wonder if he’d feel differently if he watched autotune the news…
I really really want to see this movie about a librarian and a postal worker who collect millions of dollars worth of minimalist/conceptual art in their tiny one bedroom apartment. Looks adorable.
Read the New York Times review of it HERE, below is the trailer.
…and I love Peter Sagal even more after watching this, his 1988 appearance on Jeopardy:
Dan sent that to me ages ago, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. Nora fail.
Also, I love this story he wrote for the NY Times Magazine in 2007. So adorable.
Steph Black reminded me how much I liked this song/video via her gchat status message today. Thanks!
i snorted a little bit when i watched this.
if you are reading this Nicholas, I will totally marry you just on the merit of your art….
Galanin is also one of those featured gawker artists btw.
What a showdown.
Props to Mother London for making these brilliant little commercials. Below is a preview for the slightly longer “film” 24 Heures. The second is 8 Kilomètres and the last one is entitled Dial Hard .
found on ed droste’s twitter. he also posted a cute video of a kid dancing to the song “two weeks”:
I love Pharell. Especially when he’s trying to get McD’s to open early! Hilarious.
I’m a big fan of Frank Chimero. His state illustrations are fantastic (when’s New York, Frank? Or Vermont, or Indiana??), and I used to have this inspirational poster as my desktop at work for a while (the “Aw, Damnit” part got to me, eventually). Anyway, Grain Edit interviewed Frank recently, and it’s really fascinating. I’m not even a graphic designer or much of an artist (though I’m known to doodle geometric shapes on notebooks at work).
The whole interview is a great read, but my favorite part is when Frank describes how he comes up with the ideas for the states. Here’s an excerpt:
Here, I’m trying out a few ideas. Something long and curling? An alligator? A fish? A manatee? Nah. That manatee doesn’t look like one. It’s too skinny. Not cowish enough. Doesn’t work well with the shape. The alligator is nice, but too predictable? His legs don’t integrate in very nicely into the shape. A train? Oh. Wow. That’s nice. Maybe we can use the smoke to trail off to the left to fill that difficult space. Ok. Bingo!
So cool. Anyway, Frank also mentions this great video he did for Good Magazine. I hadn’t seen it before and I suggest you watch it both for his great drawings and for the info.
thanks nadia for grossing me out and making me laugh at the same time
ps. it’s better with sound
Judging from the number of views this video has, apparently I’m late to this. But it’s still awesome.
and then your mind will be blown
the quality isn’t the best but it’s totally worth seeing. we watched this and peed our pants before going out last night.
from steph b and nadia and it’s in my head too
It’s called “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie. I thought the song was annoying at first, but it grew on me.
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learn copyright law via short clips of disney movies. so clever! it sounds boring but it’s really awesome.
from michael g- thanks
….inauguration day!!!! Here is a sweet Obama v Daft Punk remix brought to my attention by Nadia, from pitchfork.
this clip is amaaazing.
take it away, Today Show!