December 28th, 2006

Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good

The original ghostbusters music video. God yes.

It has loads of celebrities (chevy chase, danny devito etc) singing along, and they’re not even in the ghostbusters film. Weird!

And here’s a naive commercial for ghostbusters toys:


I had half of this junk! Ah, memories.

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December 20th, 2006

Jamie Hewlett, Culture Show

Interesting interview with Gorillaz visionary, Jamie Hewlett

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December 20th, 2006

David Attenborough & Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough was recently voted greatest living cultural icon in Britain. He has taught us to look around and appreciate the planet. Here’s a clip from Planet Earth – his recent wildly popular documentary series of epic proportions. If you have not heard of this series, I implore you to find it somewhere. It’s full of the most beautiful photography and amazing information, coupled with beautiful original music and of course, the infallible guidance and narration of Sir David.

Fascinating hmm? I’m going to get the Planet Earth series 1 DVD box set (which looks very pretty). The clip from the second series.

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December 18th, 2006

Hello Operator

The Boston Typewriter Orchestra makes music using… well, what do you think?

bto

Check it out, there are some mp3s for download on their site.

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December 17th, 2006

Are you prepared?

are you?

The Big Box of Preparedness
A billboard on I-95 in Connecticut asks, “Does your family have an emergency plan?” Er, no. Leslie Fastenberg, a self-described soccer mom from Old Westbury, N.Y., steps into the breach with a mammoth (and stylish) emergency kit called the ICE-Qube. The 85-pound box is stocked with enough necessities, she said, for a family of four to survive for four days: $850 plus shipping at (516) 650-7690 or ice-qube.com. Over 100 items are within, like toothbrushes, a crank radio, Jif peanut butter and condoms. I wondered about those last two items. “What, do you want the peanut butter from Whole Foods instead?” she said, adding that condoms were a “high-value, small-mass product.” PENELOPE GREEN

From the New York Times

December 15th, 2006

Ray Harryhausen: LEGEND

Look at this beautiful demo reel of the work of pioneering stopmotion animator Ray Harryhausen. A lot of it is probably familiar to you already!

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December 9th, 2006

Early Kodak Kodachrome Images

Here are some fascinating images. Some of the earliest colour photographs. It’s bizarre to see this era in colour.

Kodachrome

Kodachrome

Kodachrome

Great photographs too, even by today’s standards.

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December 9th, 2006

Wonderful Public Monuments and Statues

An e-friend of mine just made this great find!


Only in Russia!

Cool statues from all over the world. This one seemed so wonderfully unlikely (to be standing outside an institute of microbiology in GERMANY of all places):

Tuebingen University
Only in.. Germany? Wait a minute

And then I realised that it’s the University i’ll possibly be spending half of my third year at college in.

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December 9th, 2006

The Parlor

This short film is so brilliant. The acting and timing (direction, I suppose!) is so subtle and clever.

Enjoy

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December 1st, 2006

Jacek Yerka

yerka

More (and bigger) here:

http://www.yerka.pl/stronaI/stronaI.html

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