Miranda July’s 11 Heavy Things

June 23rd, 2010

Miranda July (filmmaker behind the most excellent Me and You and Everyone We Know) has installed a collection of art pieces in New York’s Union Square Park called Eleven Heavy Things. Each of the pieces are meant to be interacted with by people hanging out in the park. I am particularly fond of the Guilty Pedestals because they remind me of Spring Awakening (if you know why, you’re awesome).

What Adults Can Learn from Kids

April 6th, 2010

12 year old child prodigy Adora Svitak gave the talk below at a TED event. She discusses the differences in how a child and an adult think… I find it absolutely fascinating.

I think we all need a reminder to keep our cyncical adult minds in check once in a while.

Lost Things: Awesome Stop Animation

April 6th, 2010

(courtesy of Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Twitter page)

Techno song via an old Jeep

December 18th, 2009

A group of young men and women created a rather interesting and wonderful techno song using only sounds created by a Jeep. The video starts out a little slow, but once it hits the 1 minute mark, things start to get going.

Disney’s Jewish American Princess

December 10th, 2009

If this offends you, I don’t care.

Where’s Rob? Improv Everywhere

December 3rd, 2009

Repeating an early prank they pulled at a Yankees game, Improv Everywhere had 6 agents go to a Knicks game. One of the six, “Rob,” left his friends to hit up the concession stand and then couldn’t seem to find his way back to his seat. He started out one section over and after his five friends tried to get his attention for a bit, the row in front of them and behind them joined in, trying to get Rob’s attention. They failed, and Rob disappeared back in to the stands.

Rob then reappeared several times in various places around the arena, each time with more and more people joining in to get his attention.

It’s pretty much just awesome. Check out the video below for a recap of the whole prank.

via Improv Everywhere

Jason Segel singing

November 20th, 2009

Jason Segel made a surprise appearance at The Swell Season’s show on Wednesday to sing a little funny song. He gives out his phone number in the song. Give it a call. I did. Killed about 20 seconds of time. I don’t regret it.

What I do regret is that Jason Segel was sitting at a piano and it wasn’t to sing his most excellent Dracula song from Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Tough guys crying

November 17th, 2009

Photographer Sam Taylor Wood set out to capture vulnerability in some of Hollywood’s top leading men. Some of the shots from resulting photo set are below and I must say they’re pretty damn cool. I’m so used to seeing cheesy sunny photos of celebs or cold/emotionless pics that it’s nice to see something different.

Included in her sets are guys like Robin Williams, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Buscemi, and a bunch of other bad ass fellas.

cry-robin

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The decade in 7 minutes

November 17th, 2009

Newsweek sums up the first decade of the 21st Century in 7 minutes. Seem kinda boring? Well, it’s actually a bit more interesting than I expected.

 

Samsung Hardest Hockey Shot

November 10th, 2009

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