Sunday, July 17, 2011

late night tv: Joe Kittinger

The first man in space, Joe Kittinger jumps out of a balloon 30 kilometers above
the ground.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

late night tv: Disney's multiplane camera

Walt demonstrates how the multiplane camera works.

The camera was first used in the 1937 Disney short "the Old Mill"

The multiplane cam was later used for such films as Fantasia, Bambi and Peter

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

video of the day: Sandstorm in Kuwait

A severe sandstorm hit Kuwait just a few days ago, turning the evening sun to darkness in just a few seconds!

Friday, March 25, 2011

back after these messages: Mcdlt

Here's a nice one starring Jason Alexander and Styrofoam ...
The hot stays hot and the cool stays cool !

Thursday, March 3, 2011

video of the day: Discovery launch viewed from a plane

On it's 39th and final mission, the Discovery shuttle is captured soaring through the
skies by a passenger aboard a flight. Cabin comments are pretty funny if you can
hear them (typical airplane humor). The shuttle is set to retire upon it's arrival
on land on Monday, March 7, 2011.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

late night: Dr John - Zu Zu Mamou

From his swampy and eerie feeling record "The Sun, Moon & Herbs" (1971) here is a great video of Dr John performing "Zu Zu Mamou". Click here to read more about the album over at Wikipedia.

Friday, January 14, 2011

late night: Trish Keenan, Broadcast Singer, Dies From Pneumonia

Trish Keenan, singer of electronic pop duo "Broadcast", passed away today from complications of pneumonia after fighting the illness for two weeks in intensive care. British media reports she contracted Swine flu while on tour.

Formed in 1995, Broadcast released four albums and a string of EPs on Warp Records. Warp records released this statement earlier today: "This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly - a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in Peace,"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

video of the day: Undercity.

I just had to share this amazing documentary I just watched on Vimeo:

"Undercity", made by Andrew Wonder, takes us on a journey through parts
of New York City that are forbidden to the general public. No permits
were granted here either as we follow urban historian and photographer
Steve Duncan in what is one of the best documentaries I've seen in a while.

(running time:28 minutes)

UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.

More info on Steve Duncan
More info on Andrew Wonder

Tuesday, January 11, 2011