Jake of the Web Time Wasters And Then Some

18May/140

System of A Down’s Chop Suey Mashed Up With Crocodile Rock

They've clearly taken some autotuning liberties on some of these vocals, but the result is pretty incredible.

6May/141

How To (And How Not To) Lock Your Bike

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27Apr/140

Autonomous Drones Play Music For Our Amusement

Although I'm sure this took hours upon hours of programming locations into these drones, the fact that these little guys are playing music so in-sync is very, very impressive. and a little scary.

23Aug/120

Cool One-Man Band

21Aug/120

1988 Seoul Opening Ceremonies: Where Doves Were Burned Alive

Starting at about 4:45, the cauldron is lit. Some time before, white doves had been released into the stadium during the opening ceremonies, and many had yet to find their way out of the stadium.

As birds are wont to do, they were drawn to a relatively high perch to check out the scene - little did the birds know they were moments away from being burned alive. Most got away, but a few didn't get away in time.

Whose idea was it to release birds, anyway?


 

16May/120

Avengers Spoiler

 

This was totally my favorite part of the movie.

18Apr/120

Motion-Capture Flamenco Rhino

18Apr/120

Peter Butterman Quitting Jobs He Doesn’t Work At

16Apr/120

Surreal Tupac Hologram At Coachella

And so it begins... first autotune and now holograms. Not much longer and we'll have a pop star that is 100% fabricated. From her (it has to be a hot chick, right?) voice to her appearance, everything will be controlled and perfected before being presented on screen and on stage. Before that, though, I'm betting they'll bring Jim Morrison back to life with the rest of The Doors on stage with him.

28Nov/110

Stabilized Zapruder Film

WARNING: This is the actual film that shows JFK getting shot in the head. It is not for the faint of heart.

The camera, understandably, was jostled around quite a bit in the commotion. This Stable Pan allows the image to remain steady within our field of vision. Never mind that the stabilization was done by a conspiracy theorist  who insists the film itself is a fake...

Watch the reactions of the driver and the other riders in the car. How would you react in a crisis situation like this? Perhaps the strangest (yet somehow understandable) response is from the first lady. When she gets up and reaches behind the car, it was often stated that she was trying to help the secret service agent behind the car to hop up before the car drove away. She is actually reaching for a piece of the president's skull that had flown onto the back of the car. You can see her grab it and then get back into her seat as the car speeds away.