Video frames synchronize with the revolution of a helicopter’s blades to produce this startling effect.
A perceptive interpretation of the Scorcese remake of Cape Fear. What most critics thought were flaws are actually a powerful religious subtext.
An extra feature on the DVD of City of God… some harrowing reality footage of police as they raid a drug dealer in the barrio.
Daniel Tammet is an acquired savant… like Rain Man, without the social handicaps. He can recite Pi to 22,514 decimal places, learn a new language in a week, and no one knows why.
Here’s a clip of the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie playing with Electric Mayhem, which has the distinction of being the only band populated solely by muppets. He has his trademark 45 degree trumpet, which was the result of a friend sitting on his instrument with pleasing acoustical results.
Here’s Dizzy with Louis Armstrong (who I’ve been listening to a lot recently- gotta love Louis!)
And why not check out a much older session with Diz & Charlie Parker…
The pistol shrimp shoots its victim with a sonic wave, stunning hapless fellow crustaceans before finishing them off.
Hopefully it won’t become infected by a radioactive isotope causing it to grow and fight Godzilla… only to be defeated, leaving behind a clutch of ominously glowing eggs.
A Hang Drum is 21st century instrument similar to the steel drum. It is much more versatile than the drum though, having been the result of years of research on the musical properties of other hollow instruments, as you can hear.
They can also be connected to digital equipment quite easily, by merely adding a contact microphone as in this video.
Here’s another talented drummer in Amsterdam.
Oddly enough, the company that makes them is only open sporadically, and even then you must visit their shop in Bern, Switzerland to buy one. Otherwise, you’d probably be hearing them on every street corner…
Listen to more Hang Drum clips at Youtube.
This is a freaking cool skit, replete with a trip back in time to see how it all started.
Slow motion video of a lightbulb being shot, and a balloon that looks like my 5th grade math teacher’s butt.
(NSFW paris hilton skanktitude, animal love)