Stray Polyps from the Internest
Simple Pendulum wave animation. You can see the wave go from travelling waves, to standing waves, to a (briefly) beating pulse, and then chaotic motion, and back to travelling. Perhaps its just me, but this is clearer on the real thing.
“This animation may be subject to floating-point errors.”
But it’s beautiful. | credit to Jeff Irwin
“Located in Borgloon, Belgium, ‘Reading Between The Lines’ is a nearly transparent steel church designed by Belgian architect studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. The 10-meter high structure consists of 100 evenly spaced steel layers stacked in the form of a steeple and seems to dissolve into the landscape when viewed at certain angles.”
[Image found here.]
The DeMoulin Bros. Co. supplied hazing equipment for fraternal organization initiations in the early 1900s. Some of the gaffes were truly bizarre.
Apparently the company is out of the fraternity prank business and has moved onto other products: scary marching band uniforms.
[Top image from here; tiled images from .pdf found here; more info here.]
Bonus: Here’s a restored “Fuzzy Wonder” (and a “Spanker”).
House Rent Boogie, John Lee Hooker, from Endless Boogie (1971). Homeschooled and illiterate, Hooker ran away from home at the age of 14. He used various pseudonyms throughout his career (including John Lee Booker, Johnny Lee, John Lee, John Lee Cooker, Texas Slim, Delta John, Birmingham Sam and his Magic Guitar, Johnny Williams, and the Boogie Man) to evade low-paying recording contracts.
How Canadian children are born.
20 Brilliant Ways To Organize Your Cats
Download the Hazard Fraught Tools catalog [via].
Never heard Dominick the Donkey until yesterday.
Thanks a wad, 2020.
Original Stack O’ Lee Blues (1927) by Long ‘Cleve’ Reed and Little Harvey Hill – the Down Home Boys.
An amazing thing happened when a non-communicative dementia patient heard the music of his youth.
[Top image found in an ad somewhere and I messed with it.]
From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.
Great animation followed by “the making of” [via].
Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity. – Duke Ellington
Remastered footage from the 1930 movie King of Jazz (filmed entirely in two-color Technicolor) featured the Paul Whiteman Orchestra performing Happy Feet. Some amazing dance moves in that clip.
The Jubalaires – Orville Brooks, Ted Brooks, J.C. Ginyard & George McFadden – were a gospel group who recorded in the 40’s & 50’s. This version of Noah has a unnecessary modification towards the end, but it sorta works.
Singin’ in the Rain is one of the better ads I’ve seen, and I’m still not sure what they’re selling. [via].
I guess that’s eclectic enough for this edition. Have a great holiday weekend, see you tomorrow for the the post-Christmas sales.
[Original image found here.]