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‘OTTO’, A Dark Metaphorical Animation About Cycles

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The fascinating short animation “OTTO” examines the concept of cycles through a dark metaphorical tale centered around a lively sheet of paper. The animation was directed by Salvatore Murgia. via Vimeo Staff Picks

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#228 - Week of February 19, 2015 The Best-Looking Coffee Machine Ever Made - [steampunk wow] American West will have a Mega-Drought - [by year 2100] A "smiley" found in deep space (gravitational lensing) - [space, pic] Various otherShow More Summary

A ‘Proof-of-Concept’ Video for a Film Adaptation of the Novel ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Filmmakers Dan Eckman and Meggie McFadden have posted a “proof-of-concept” video for a film adaptation of the novel The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To by their frequent collaborator DC Pierson. The video introduces the two main characters Darren Bennett and Eric Lederer, teenage outcasts who are working on a comic book that comes to life. […]

San Francisco Woman Seeks Boyfriend With 54-Foot Street Mural Personal Ad and Hand-Lettered Flyers

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

photo via Looking For In an effort to find a boyfriend, an anonymous 26-year-old San Francisco woman has launched Looking For, a bold (or odd) project in which she is posting personal ads around the city with flyers and a large scale mural. The hand-lettered ads and the 54-foot mural in the Lower Haight were […]

Could The Kid From Grand Budapest Hotel Be The Next Big Superhero?

The above short is a prequel (Grand Budapest Hotel’s Tony Revolori and The Hunger Games’ Jack Quaid) of what could be.

Cats are jerks

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

How can something so fluffy and adorable be such a jerk? [ via ]

How to make a dandelion paperweight

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

MAKE has posted a video (shot entirely in portrait mode!) on how to preserve a dried dandelion in resin. It uses a gumball toy capsule as the mold.

‘Tempest Vermilion’, A Gorgeous Time-Lapse Video of Arizona’s Unique Natural Landscapes

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“Tempest Vermilion” is a short video created by filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic for BBC Earth that features gorgeous time-lapse video of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona set to the music of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The short is part of the larger Skyglow project, which explores landscapes in the United States […]

Tiny Pony Gets a Periscope to Help Him See out of His Stall

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photos: Manchester Evening News) Pedro is a Shetland Pony that lives at the Ebony Horse Club in London. He lives in a stall with a normal-sized stall door. He has to stretch high up to just barely look over the edge at the world outside. Show More Summary

Marlon Wayans Richard Pryor audition tape leaked. And Marlon is excellent. (Video)

3 days agoHumor : Laughspin

With the Richard Pryor biopic in the works, and comedian Mike Epps chosen for the titular role, it’s a bit too late to recast. But, with newly released footage of Marlon Wayans’ audition tape from when Chris Rock was attached to work...Show More Summary

Here’s further proof that bees are awesome....

Here’s further proof that bees are awesome. Rotterdam-based designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny of Studio Libertiny collaborated with a swarm of bees to create Thousand Years, a beautiful beeswax sculpture shaped like a teapot. This one-of-a-kind experimental sculpture was commissioned by French fine silver manufacturer Christofle. Show More Summary

Baby Laughs Like A Crazed Person

Babies are nice and this baby is no exception. But the child's laugh is... yikes. Again, we are sure the baby is a treasure and has many wonderful qualities. The laugh is very unique and it clearly brings joy to those who hear it. But...Show More Summary

60,000 Bees Made This Teapot-Shaped Sculpture

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny is an artist who collaborates with bees. By building hive structures in certain shapes, he enlists the cooperation of bees in creating sculptures out of beeswax. We’ve previously seen one that looks like the crucified Jesus. This one titled Thousand Years takes the form of a teapot. Christofle, a French silver maker, commissioned the piece. -via Inhabitat

A Short Compilation of the Isolating Long Shots Used by Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“Paul Thomas Anderson: From a Distance” is short compilation film by Jacob T. Swinney, who has compiled together the long shots used by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson from scenes in the films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will be Blood and The Master, all of which create a unifying sense of loneliness […]

Katee Sackhoff & James Van Beek In NSFW ‘Power/Rangers’ Fan Film We’ll All Want To See On The Big Screen

4 days agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

This is not your father’s Power Rangers movie. All the goofy, brightly colored costumes, and rubber monsters are gone. Blasted away by this dirty, gritty, re-imagining of one of our childhood favorites. I’m not really a fan of the gritty reboot-type works that Hollywood seems infatuated with these days. Not everything needs to be darker, […]

‘A Brief History of House Music’, An Eclectic Method Remix Music Video Tracing the Roots of the Dance Music Genre

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“A Brief History of House Music” is a documentary-style remix music video by Eclectic Method (previously) that charts the birth of the hugely popular electronic music genre using interviews with influential musicians and samples of 29 different tracks, sequenced in chronological order. It opens with a healthy nod to the “disco” of Giorgio Moroder but […]

Undersea Timelapse in Glorious Color

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(vimeo link) The short film called...meanwhile... is taken from Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci’s feature film Porgrave, which will be released later this year. See slow-living corals, starfish, and other sea creatures in time-lapse mode beautifully photographed in their natural habitat. Show More Summary

A Supercut Exploring the Use of the Colors Red and Yellow in Wes Anderson Films

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Artist Rishi Kaneria has created a supercut that explores the use of the colors red and yellow in Wes Anderson films like Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and more.

Watch: Slow moving sea creatures time-lapse is a trip to another planet

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Sandro Bocci's video of sea creatures, magnified and time-lapsed, is like encountering alien life forms. (more…)

‘Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth’, A Short Documentary About the Man Who Puppeteered Jabba the Hutt

5 days agoHumor : Laughing Squid

“Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth” is a short documentary by London-based filmmaker Jamie Benning that examines the work of Toby Philpott, a puppeteer who helped control the intricate Jabba the Hutt puppet in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. An awful lot of the background creatures are your classic aliens, which is a […]

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