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Sally forth and tally-ho with Wes Anderson

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:49:09 -0800

Ratt featuring Marvin Gaye?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:37:26 -0800

I Heard it Round and Round the Grapevine. A mashup of Ratt's "Round and Round" and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", a combination that works better than one might expect. (slyt)

Eighty Years of New York City, Then and Now

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:31:55 -0800

A DIY Telecine

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:20:46 -0800

When Joe Herman's uncle uncovered a trove of more than 130 reels of film shot by Joe's grandfather, some as old as 1939, he decided to digitize them for preservation and to share with their family. With commercial digitization being fairly costly, Joe decided to build his own, out of an old projector, a Raspberry Pi, and some home modifications. The results are quite impressive.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films presents

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 22:04:19 -0800

Some people juggle geese. Others bowl pigeons.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 20:08:18 -0800

The Parlor Roller is a breed of domesticated pigeon that have been selectively bred for their ability to perform somersaults on the ground. Competitions with these non-flying birds involve pigeon rolling for distance.

Interactive Dynamic Video

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:55:13 -0800

From Abe Davis's PhD work at MIT comes Interactive Dynamic Video, a technique that uses video recording and vibration analysis to produce interactive estimated interactions. (slyt)

Tracking Down August Belmont Jr.’s Private NYC Subway Car, The Mineola

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:11:33 -0800

August Belmont Jr. builder of the Belmont Racetrack and founder of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT, now part of the numbered NYC Subway lines) had his own private subway car, the Mineola, built for him in 1903. Untapped Cities tracks it down. ''A private railroad car is not an acquired taste,'' wrote Eleanor Belmont, ''One takes to it immediately.''

It's all junk!

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:27:25 -0800

When Jen (of Cake Wrecks fame) and her husband John learned DragonCon was planning a Labyrinth Ball, they decided to get to work on a costume -- to re-create the junk lady from Labyrinth. Finished costume.

Draw Two.

Mon, 23 May 2016 08:52:45 -0800