Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Time Travel

Of COURSE time travel is possible! We travel FORWARD in it easily enough...but going backwards or sideways, one might need to review this great "silent" film from 1923:

The Einstein Theory of Relativity 1923 from ricordidimenticati on Vimeo.

That Einstein was something else!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Time Travel IS Possible!

Just watch this wonderful video - the original Jonny Quest opening redone in stop-motion, and be prepared to be utterly SPOILED (you're going to want to see entire episodes like this, now!):

Jonny Quest Opening Titles from Roger D. Evans on Vimeo.

Be sure to visit the artist's additional pages to see more of how he managed this...

The whole thing boggles my tiny six-years-old-again mind.

I'm going to watch it again, probably with a bowl of Cap'n Crunch.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wonderful Water

Osaka, Japan. A "water printer", which creates images with water:

I couldn't watch this without smiling. If I were there in person, I would be right alongside those kids, ooh-ing and ah-ing!

I wonder how this might look in a darker setting, incorporating some lights?

Ooh! Ah!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tiny Tim - The Ice Caps Are Melting

Whether you liked his music or not, there is no denying that Tiny Tim was a true original - honest, well-mannered, strange, an expert in early 20th century popular music, friends with the Beatles and Bob Dylan, worked in a circus...

Here is "The Ice Caps Are Melting", from some television program, sometime in the 1960's:

Is it just me, or is there more than a passing resemblance to Gene Wilder's portrayal of Willy Wonka here? Sure, the frizzy hair, and the similar facial features, and "fine" manner of dress...but also the sheer loopiness, the psychedelia, the dark humor, the not-so-hidden undercurrent of malevolence?

Not to mention the bewildered children.

Tiny Tim was SCARY COOL.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Indian Version Of THRILLER

Good gosh - WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?!? Mekhal Jashun = "Girdle Celebration"! Look around for Indian Superman, Indian Transformers, and Indian Matrix, too...You know, you can improve just about ALL the American video-tripe by adding catchy music, bright colors and a few great dance moves!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Some More Beatles

Here is some comedy from the BBC: Harry and Paul doing "The Beatles...Fifty years on". There are a handful of these out, some more than a year old - I only just found them, and thought I would share:

Another episode has the elder Beatles meeting up with the Oasis brothers, who keep calling the Fab Four "Knob'eds"...John gets them good by saying "They ought to call you fellows the Dung Beatles...because you're like the Beatles, but sh*t!"

Friday, January 21, 2011

B.S. Stars As B.S.

Here is the lovely Brooke Shields starring in "Brenda Starr".

This movie evidently was a big bomb when it came out in 1989...I don't know why. I think it is a great campy tribute to the long-running (only recently-ended) newspaper strip. The casting is absolutely dead-on. A few well-placed swear words toward the end of the movie are seemingly out of place in the context of the film, and therefore are even funnier than they might be otherwise (no swears in this clip, the first of nine).

There are plenty of funny/stupid things here to laugh at: "Donovan O'Shay" (Public enemy number three) is "Donovan Hochet" in the french subtitle..."Don't worry about me, boys...SHOOT!"...

My favorite part in this clip happens at about 8:15...