Archive for the 'humor' Category
Smashing Magazine recently ran a great post that rounds up 50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos. It looks like they missed my favorite though, so I’m including it below.
It’s a short film called Gisele Kerozene that’s part Mad Max and part Harry Potter. It’s a bit hard to tell at YouTube-quality, but all the flying sequences are accomplished by stringing together individual shots of the actors jumping off the ground with a broom between their legs.
A recent newsletter by one of my favorite authors, Simon Singh, included a link to the following YouTube video. Singh writes excellent books that explain complex topics in terms that are both interesting and easy to understand. He ranks high on my hypothetical dinner party invitation list. Consequently, it’s not surprising that the video introduced me to a musician/comedian that I turned out to like a lot.
Tim Minchin might be the result if Eddie Izzard and Elton John had an Australian love child. Add a bit of Tom Lehrer influence and you’ll start to get the idea. If you like this video, check out more on YouTube.
I watched a lot of Tom and Jerry cartoons as a kid. Some of my favorites were the ones where Tom would build his own version of the Mousetrap game. I’ve been fascinated by Rube Goldberg machines ever since.
I happened to run across three great Rube Goldberg Videos over the weekend on various sites. I wasn’t on the lookout for them and I’m not sure if they’re connected somehow. Maybe Rube Goldberg is on people’s minds because the National Rube Goldberg Contest was held recently.
I ran across this first video on the Make magazine website. The second and third were on either populicio.us or Diggdot.us. I believe the third one is a copy of The Way Things Go, which is also available on DVD. It’s about 30 minutes long, so plan your viewing accordingly. Finally, to round out the videos, I also searched out a copy of the Honda Accord commercial from a few years ago that consisted of a Rube Goldberg machine made from car parts.
I ran across a new online comic recently on populicio.us called “Married To The Sea.” It uses old illustrations, but with anachronistic captions. It hasn’t been around long, but so far it’s cracking me up.
I ran across this video via populicio.us and it cracked me up.
Tripod’s website has some more songs. They do a song-in-an-hour for some radio show and the archived songs are pretty funny, though a bit Aussie-centric.
There used to be a video online somewhere of a live version of “Title of the Song,” but I can’t seem to track it down again. If anyone knows where to find it, please leave a link in the comments.