Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Littlest B-Boy

Roots of Breakdance

I saw this video over at Kelley's today and had to leave it here for y'all. I especially enjoy imagining it as she did- that they are all tiny, toy-soldier size and can be kept on your desk to perform on command.

Despite how amusing that is (to me, anyway) you have to admire and appreciate the incredible physical strength that it takes to do what they're doing.

Coraline's Inventive DIY Effects

It's the stunningly inventive DIY visual effects that director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) used to bring the story to life. A quarter-million pieces of popcorn are transformed into cherry blossoms, superglue and baking soda are whipped into snow, and black fishing line becomes creepy chest hair.


LOST 80s Theme Song

First came the Shortpacked! comic strip.

Then came the music. (Links to the MP3s in the blog post.)

And finally came the full video:


This was made by Tyson Ibele, a quite talented young animator.

(via Boing Boing)

Le Wrath di Kahn

Fan Fiction, Frightening

Nearly every Friday, over at Topless Robot, they dive into the, often, horrifying world of Fan Fiction.

Yeah, a lot of it is terrible, terrible slash, but there are the occasional odd ball gems, like Goku and Anne Frank in "Until the End of Time". No graphic sex and a happy ending.

Torgo in the Wild

Mike Nelson of MST3K and Rifftrax fame has found a Naturally occurring Torgo!

Privacy on Facebook

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know:
Everyday I receive an email from somebody about how their account was hacked, how a friend tagged them in the photo and they want a way to avoid it, as well as a number of other complications related to their privacy on Facebook. Over the weekend one individual contacted me to let me know that he would be removing me as a friend from Facebook because he was “going to make a shift with my Facebook use - going to just mostly family stuff.”

Perhaps he was tired of receiving my status updates or perhaps he didn’t want me to view photos from his personal life. Whatever the reason for ending our Facebook friendship, I figured that many people would benefit from a thorough overview on how to protect your privacy on Facebook. Below is a step by step process for protecting your privacy.

Inspired by Kittens!

Thanks for showing this to me, Brandi.