Archives: 2011 October

Archive for October, 2011

The Internet Tells A Joke: Ira Glass Sex Tape

Look At That, You Son Of A Bitch!

Shreddin’ Brethren

Not only can these kids really play, but the elder one moonlights as Antonio Banderas’ younger, slightly more agile body double. Just imagine the sounds these cats will be making when their mitts are fully grown!

Thanks, Papa Zig, Jr.

Think Different

Much like another Great American who passed last week, Bob Cassilly dared to do things no one was really clamoring for until a tangible and telling product was produced.

Cassilly didn’t do tech — no processors, phones or pads. This cat took our detritus — our wastelands, abandoned spaces and trash — and tuned it into thriving public spaces that captured the imagination.

Not only could the self-proclaimed anarchist transform a former cement factory into a paean to human potential, but he was also capable of transforming an unused shoe factory into what may be the world’s largest most in-chargest jungle gym.

Thanks for thinking big, Bob.

Thanks, Font.

Yo-Yo Buck

Even with a cell phone, our man Spike Jonze is cranking out the gems.

Via Opening Ceremony:

The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and a young dancer in LA, Lil Buck. Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck’s own creation and unlike anything I’ve seen. Hope you enjoy:

Goodosphere Tells A Joke: LIES!

We used to tell jokes here every Monday, but then we realized we only knew jokes about animals. Oh well…

Thanks, Seth.

Ridin’ Turty

Thanks, Ziglet.

Smells Like Nirvana

As you might have heard during the slight media promotional blitz that occurred, last week was the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Much has been made of Nirvana and its frontman since the demise of the band, but what people (at least people who never watched Live, Tonight, Sold Out!!) tend to forget is that at their core… Nirvana were just three funny, goofy guys.

Twenty years ago, in the height of Teen Spirit-mania, Nirvana were asked to play on Top Of The Pops. Let’s rephrase, they were asked to NOT play on Top Of The Pops, but instead pretend to play while Kurt sang. Their response?


Goodbye, Steve.


The late Scottish-Canadian filmmaker and innovator Norman McLaren did pretty incredible things before anyone thought any of them feasible. For that, we call him innovator, pioneer, maven. Want proof? Check out Dots, a short McLaren made in 1940(!) that still holds up as entraining and ingenious some 70 years later. Since the trailblazer had to pretty much invent his own techniques to capture his vision the animation and sound were actually painstakingly scratched and drawn onto each frame of the film stock.