Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Andy Rooney

Take the first line from an Andy Rooney monologue, then add the last line. That's it.

I'm the best, man. I did it.

No really. Watch the first thirty seconds or so, get to know the world of Eli Porter. Maybe watch the first guy. But make sure, for the love of Christ, that you watch Eli Porter shred the mic at the 2 minute mark.

I want comments.

Also: He's not retarded. At least, if he is, don't tell me he is. I don't want to feel bad about this.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Two Videos.


Within the sound-editor for the SNES "Mario Paint," watch as Super Mario performs John Cage's "4'33."

Star Wars:

A "Sweded" version of "The Empire Strikes Back."

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Kuleshov Effect

From Wikipedia:

The Kuleshov Effect is a montage effect demonstrated by Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov in about 1918.

Kuleshov edited together a short film in which a shot of the expressionless face of Tsarist matinee idol Ivan Mozzhukhin was alternated with various other shots (a plate of soup, a girl, an old woman's coffin). The film was shown to an audience who believed that the expression on Mozzhukhin's face was different each time he appeared, depending on whether he was "looking at" the plate of soup, the girl, or the coffin, showing an expression of hunger, desire or grief respectively. Actually the footage of Mozzhukhin was the same shot repeated over and over again. Vsevolod Pudovkin (who later claimed to have been the co-creator of the experiment) described in 1929 how the audience "raved about the acting.... the heavy pensiveness of his mood over the forgotten soup, were touched and moved by the deep sorrow with which he looked on the dead woman, and admired the light, happy smile with which he surveyed the girl at play. But we knew that in all three cases the face was exactly the same." [Pudovkin, "Naturshchik vmesto aktera", in Sobranie sochinenii, volume I, Moscow: 1974, p.184].

Saturday, April 5, 2008

You Have To Burn The Rope.

Click here to play: You Have to Burn the Rope

The catchiest video game of all time? This is the video game of your life. You need about seven minutes, and the sound to be on.

If you need help, you can consult this walk-through video:

Friday, April 4, 2008

Paper Cam

The Dirkon Paper Camera.

Here's a camera you can make at home, with just a printer and some glue.

The original camera was distributed in a Czechoslovakian Magazine in the '70s.