Have you ever seen such cruelty?

March 15th, 2012

The Complete Works of Itchy and Scratchy.

[Via Pop Loser]

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Zooming in and out

March 12th, 2012

The Scale of the Universe Interactive: think of it as a Flash version of Powers of Ten, crossed with a Total Perspective Vortex.

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The Deadliest Game

February 22nd, 2012

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game.

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The Joy of Books

January 9th, 2012

The Joy of Books. I'll bet you don't get that sort of unruly after hours behaviour in Amazon's warehouses.

[Via The Awl]

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You gotta be f**kin' kidding!

January 4th, 2012

Lee Hardcastle's Pingu's THE THING. This is the epic extended cut, a whole two minutes long.

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September 19th, 2011

"Pixels" by Patrick Jean is both beautifully put together, and guaranteed to make fans of arcade games of a certain age feel terribly nostalgic.

[Via Making Light (Particles)]

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September 10th, 2011

Probably the freakiest animated GIF you'll see this year.1

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  1. It may take a little while to load: don't judge it until you've given it time to load completely so you can see the animation running at full speed.

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July 18th, 2011

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.

[Via swissmiss]

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June 11th, 2011

Commander Worf is BEAUTIFUL!

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Venusian Aikido FTW

June 5th, 2011

In a parallel timeline, the revival of Doctor Who ended up looking like this.

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Pale Blue Dot, animated

April 25th, 2011

Yet another version of Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot – this time in animated form. Still worth a look.

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Rendezvous with Rama

April 22nd, 2011

Given that eight years on David Fincher is still talking about his and Morgan Freeman's adaptation of Arthur C Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama as a film in need of a solid script, I think it's safe to assume that this brief animation by Aaron Ross when he was studying at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2001 is as close as we're going to get to seeing Rama on the big screen any time soon.

Still, it could be worse. Fincher could have announced that he'd decided to take the project to TV in order to tell the story as a miniseries. A twelve-part miniseries incorporating the Gentry Lee-penned sequels.

[Aaron Ross video via James Nicoll]

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Shaun meets Scott Pilgrim

April 14th, 2011

Shaun of the Dead – Done in 60 Seconds (à la Brian Lee O'Malley).

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Plutonium kun

April 3rd, 2011

Spike Japan reckons that in the wake of the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the Tokyo Electric Power company will be retiring their cutest mascot, Pluto(nium) kun:

Plutonium kun […] appeared in a 10-minute anime made about a decade ago by the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (now the Japan Atomic Energy Agency), an industry body specializing in the development of fast-breeder and advanced-thermal reactors, an anime that was swiftly withdrawn in part because of a scene in which Plutonium kun gets his boy pal to drink a glass of liquid plutonium while he sweetly intones that "I'm hardly absorbed by your stomach or intestines and I'm expelled by your body, so in fact I can't kill people at all".

Good to know…

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One Minute Puberty

March 21st, 2011

One Minute Puberty. (Potentially NSFW.)

[Via Etre, via currybetdotnet]

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If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.

February 22nd, 2011

This Star Size Comparison is, essentially, a YouTube version of the Total Perspective Vortex.

[Via Astronomy Picture of the Day]

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January 30th, 2011

Scale shows how the night sky would look if the Moon was replaced by various other planetary bodies.

I'm a little disappointed we don't get to see Saturn1 close up, but it's still a neat concept, well executed.

[Via Wis[s]e Words]

  1. By which I mostly mean Saturn's rings, obviously.

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A rant, animated

January 12th, 2011

Dot Dot Dot – Animated. Highly entertaining.

[Via James Nicoll]

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Deep Metal

January 7th, 2011

The Deep.

[Via collision detection]

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4/11 – must do better

December 30th, 2010

The Beauty of Pixar: a mashup of scenes from Pixar's films, complete with appropriate musical accompaniment. Nice work – though if it were me, I don't think I'd have inserted the clips from The Shining and Goodfellas.1

On a personal note, can I just observe that when I read the list of sources used in making that mashup I realised that I've only seen four Pixar films. Four2 out of eleven: that's a really pathetic score, isn't it?

Pardon me, I just need to go and surrender my geek credentials until I've done some homework…

[Via kottke.org]

  1. I see why they made sense in context, but to my mind their presence mostly detracted from the spectacle of all those perfect pixels.
  2. Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Though I do have Toy Story 2 on the DVR, waiting for me to get round to it. As it has been since … [checks timestamp on recording ] … July 2010.

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