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Absolutely brutal single color jigsaw puzzles

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

These Japanese single color jigsaw puzzles are appropriately named "Pure Hell." They're available with 1,000 or 2,000 tiny pieces, black or white. Pure Hell jigsaw puzzles (Amazon via Laughing Squid)

Incredible collection of 3D drawings that appear to rise out of the paper

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Hungarian illustrator Sándor Vámos is a master of anamorphic illusions, 3D drawings that emerge from the paper. Don't miss his time-lapse videos either. (via Laughing Squid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulWEof_TfA4

The Bolt Part 2, Doctor Popular’s High Performance Redesign of a Classic Yo-Yo for Modern Play

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Doctor Popular, artist, musician, performer and good friend of Laughing Squid is celebrating his twentieth year of yo-yoing with a beautiful redesign of The Bolt, one of his favorite yo-yos. The Bolt (Part 2) was designed in collaboration with yo-yo champion and designer Hadrien Bennaceur and takes the best of the original design and updated...

Why the Building Industry Can’t Be Automated In the Same Way Tesla Car Manufactures Cars

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In February 2015, Because We Can co-founder Jeffrey McGrew, an architect and friend of Laughing Squid, gave a thought provoking talk entitled “Talking with Robots about Architecture” at The Interval at The Long Now about the realities of building industry automation with a Venn diagram noting the number of reasons why the industry cannot be...

Laughing Squid Video Archive Digitization Project

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Just about half way through the 48 hours of HI8 video I shot related to @burningman 1996. A post shared by Scott Beale (@scottbeale) on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:35pm PST Way back in the early days of Laughing Squid, before I launched this blog, I used to shoot a lot of video, documenting events...

Prolific Crocheting Yarn Bomber Olek Shares Her Vision for Changing the World One Loop at Time

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Olek, the prolific crochet artist, yarn bomber and friend of Laughing Squid sat down with Great Big Story to share details about her life, her work, her inspirations, the people she’s worked with, the places she’s been and her vision for changing the world – one loop at a time. Crochet is not generally viewed...

UC Berkeley Professor Smashes His Laptop in Front of Students to Make a Point About Expectations

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Eric Paulos, an associate professor at UC Berkeley and friend of Laughing Squid, made a dramatic impression upon the astonished students of his Critical Making class when he suddenly threw his laptop across the room, smashing it into pieces. Paulos was making a point about leaving expectations and proverbial baggage behind. On the first day...

Artist Rob Sheridan Shares How He Played a Role in Spreading the Infamous Dancing Baby Meme

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In 1998, a 16 year old Rob Sheridan, a talented artist, photographer, former creative director for Nine Inch Nails and friend of Laughing Squid, sat down for an interview with local television station K5 in Seattle to talk about the website he had constructed that was dedicated to the infamous “Dancing Baby“. The Dancing Baby...

A Fascinating Book of Hipstamatic Photos Taken While Traveling Along the Amtrak Northeast Corridor

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Rick Webb, a successful entrepreneur, author and good friend of Laughing Squid, is currently raising funds through Kickstarter in order create a fascinating photobook featuring the best of the over 5,000 pictures he shot with the Hipstamatic app between 2010 and 2016, up and down and all along the Amtrak Northeast Corridor line between Boston...

When Surreal Sunday falls on Christmas Eve we play spot the...

When Surreal Sunday falls on Christmas Eve we play spot the real-life doggo among the animatronic puppers: [via Laughing Squid]

When Surreal Sunday falls on Christmas Eve, ugly Christmas...

When Surreal Sunday falls on Christmas Eve, ugly Christmas sweaters become musical instruments. [via /r/videos and Laughing Squid]

Domino artists Hevesh5 (previously featured here), Sprice...

Domino artists Hevesh5 (previously featured here), Sprice Machines, and Dynamic Domino spent two days working together to build this amazing rainbow spiral using 12,000 vibrant dominoes: [via Laughing Squid]

Ralph Carney (1956- 2017), A Brilliant Musician and Composer Who Collaborated With Tom Waits

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On December 16, 2017, Ralph Carney, the brilliant wood and brasswind musician who was a good friend of Laughing Squid, passed away at the age of 61 in Portland Oregon. The Akron, Ohio native who lived in San Francisco for many years, had collaborated with such acclaimed artists as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jonathan Richman...

Musician Plays All 28 Parts of ‘The Imperial March’ From Star Wars on Guitar by Himself

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Musician Cooper Carter did an incredible job of playing all 28 parts of composer John Williams‘ iconic “The Imperial March” theme song from Star Wars on guitar by himself. Here is the original song. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips Musician Plays the Brass Section of John Williams’ Star Wars Theme Song on Guitar by HimselfMusician...

Tonight the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship...

Tonight the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship will be dining with these two dachshund brothers and their tardy but eager yellow birb friend: [via Laughing Squid]

People Saying ‘That’s Going to Leave a Mark’ in 105 Movies and TV Shows From 1987 to 2017

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Los Angeles comedian and video editor Shawn Kohne (a.k.a. “TheUniBaller“) created a video that features people saying “that’s going to leave a mark” in 105 movies and TV shows from 1987 to 2017. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips Supercut of the Phrase “It’s a No Brainer” in Movies and TVSupercut of People Hating Christmas in...

Meet the newest member of the Department of Clever Cockatiels: A...

Meet the newest member of the Department of Clever Cockatiels: A Taiwanese birb named Totoro whos love to tap-tap-dance in response to his human’s drumming fingertips: [via Laughing Squid]

A Moving Mashup of Movie Trailers From 2017 Featuring Over 230 Films

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Los Angeles freelance trailer editor Clark Zhu created a moving mashup of movie trailers from 2017 featuring over 230 different films. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips A 2017 Movie Trailer Mashup Featuring 231 FilmsA Trailer for Disney’s 1991 Film Beauty and the Beast Made in the Style of the 2017 Live Action RebootA Mashup Movie...

A 2017 Movie Trailer Mashup Featuring 231 Films

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Louis Plamondon (a.k.a. “Sleepy Skunk“), a movie trailer editor based in Los Angeles, created a fantastic 2017 movie trailer mashup featuring trailers from 231 films. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips Allied Soldiers Fight to Evacuate World War II France in the First Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s DunkirkThe Mighty Justice League Bands Together to Save the...

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