Category Archives: Humor / Just for fun

Casual Friday — Toothpick Table Tricks

If you’re like a lot of folks, you’ve got some holiday dinners and parties on your calendar over the next week — be prepared for them! Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Empire State of Pen

Just a fun bit of video for your Friday — watch an artist sketch lower Manhattan in 80 seconds… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — 2001: A Space Odyssey, recut

Hopefully you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey at some point in your life. What would the movie (or at least, the trailer for it) look like if it were made today — as an action movie with the obligatory pumping soundtrack and fast cuts?

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Casual Friday — Video Puzzle

Nothing super-educational about this Casual Friday. Just a fun and really impressive fan video for the song “We are Young” by Fun., starring 4 iPhones and an army of handlers…

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Casual Friday — Luminaris

Nothing of any great scientific value here today — just an amazing stop-motion short film…

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Casual Friday — how to keep the space shuttle flying

It’s easy — just use Legos! Here’s video from a balloon-lofted shuttle flight to the stratosphere…

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Casual Friday — Robot Quadrotors perform the James Bond theme

In what’s got to be one of the least-likely applications of robotic flight, the University of Pennsylvania’s quadrotors play the James Bond theme (direct link): From the YouTube writeup: Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — shady business with a lathe

An interesting look at a low-tech way to make a lamp shade — out of a slice of a log, with a lathe (direct link)

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Casual Friday — the most expensive 250 pixel monitor you’ll ever see…

A Japanese band called Androp made a music video using 250 cameras and their mounted flashes as a computer-driven backdrop…

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Casual Friday — a different look at Inception

In this case, it’s redone as a 60-second Victorian woodcut animation…

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