“How To Make Vietnamese Coffee.” (Hint: Step 1. Go to Vietnam.)
Neil Armstrong’s “That’s one small step for man…” could be translated “Un petit pas pour l’homme,” and the title of the film is “Un petit plat pour l’homme” can be translated as “One Small Dish For Man”
3rd year animation project (assigned subject “Kitchen”) from Charron/Onectin via email. Very cool.
Eric Whitacre‘s Virtual Choir 3 is awesome and kinda creepy at the same time.
His call for the Virtual Choir 3.0, which included a purpose-built website to make video collection easier and more uniform, set a new record. It included 3476 videos from 76 different nations, including one from Vanuatu. That is the video you see above.
Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy The General is based on a real event. In April 1862 a group of Union volunteers hijacked a Confederate train in Georgia and led the rebels on an 88-mile, six-hour chase through the state, tearing up tracks and cutting telegraph lines as they went and releasing cars behind them to slow their pursuers. The conspirators ran out of fuel just short of Chattanooga, their goal, but the Union awarded a Medal of Honor to most of them for the exploit.
“I was more proud of that picture than any I ever made,” Keaton said in 1963. “Because I took an actual happening out of the … history books, and I told the story in detail, too.”
That’s probably enough stuff to keep you out of trouble for a while. Have a great weekend, folks, and hope tomorrow is cooler.
This is the biggest little airport, and it’s awesome. [via]
How to rock correctly. Gene Vincent in 1964.
Dedicated to the OWS crowd who can’t figure it out on their own.
Have a great weekend folks. Bunk off.
Memory chip testing WIN!
Awesome play. (Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Kitty.)
Burnside learned from McDowell who lived in the next county over, but never got much attention until the 90s. Burnside and his family, tired of the life of sharecroppers, moved to Chicago in the early 50s. Subsequently his father, uncle and brother were murdered there.
In 1959 he returned to Mississippi, and was convicted for murder himself, and served time at the Parchman Penitentiary. He was freed after only six months… via a bit of chicanery.
Rancid‘s “Time Bomb” was a retro ska hit in the early 90s.
Buster Keaton, aka The Great Stoneface, was a classic. Grab a beverage and a snack and enjoy a blast from the early years of comedy. Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow.
Let’s make some Zen music.
Serious 3D total immersion video here. The eyes override the brain.
What type of Web Commenter are YOU? Descriptions here. (As for me, you already know.)
Learn a new language here.
Some things you can’t “unclick” and there’s a big fat honkin’ one here.
Buncha Buildings Bein’ Blowed-up here.
American ancestry brief from the 2000 census (via this excellent website). Interesting that the largest percentage, 1 in 6, described their ancestry as German. When asked, I usually describe myself as European Mutt.
Nice tasty archive of linkages here.
Teh Fairies Debate parleys on. Over 1,500 delightful educated comments for your perusal.
Seven questions about drinking water here.
And a cordial reminder: Mother’s Day does not mean “Be a Pain in the Butt Day.”