Archive for May, 2013
Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Sean
Thanks, Julia B!
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by Sean
Yesterday we brought you a tribute to the Bowie-loving, social media maven and spaceman Commander Hadfield, who has single-handedly made space exploration fun and exciting again from the (usually boring) International Space Station.
Today, we bring you one of his experiments: Can you cry in space?
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 by Nimesh
I recently began a small, personal project for my own betterment. Exercise, a change of diet, a new charitable cause? No, I began listening to David Bowie’s oeuvre from 1967-1983 (with a couple of stops in the ’90s and a jump to 2013). I don’t just mean starting at side 1, track 1 and letting the entire discography play in the background of my daily activities — nay, I want to go down the rabbit hole. Every album is getting at least a week of rotation. We all know Bowie’s hits, but the more you hear of the man’s work the more you realize the singles cut barely skin deep and are far from the “best” his albums have to offer.
I bring this up only because that journey begins with with an album and a song called Space Oddity.
Cmdr. Chris Hadfield (social media expert, astronaut) is on a far more exciting journey, and as it came to a close this week, he made a video for us. If his voice and the song itself weren’t moving enough, the shots of our beautiful planet from the ISS and the stark, mechanical marvel of the weightless environment bring it to a whole new level. Excuse me while I wipe this lone, masculine tear from the corner of my eye.
Thank you, Cmdr. Hadfield for the work you’re doing.
Thank you for bringing humour and artistry to your job.
Thank you for reminding everyone of how important and exciting space travel still is.
And most importantly, thanks for proving to the entire world that Canadians are simply the coolest.
Originally posted on How Did I Slip Into.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 by Sean
A Dutch artist by the name of Florentijn Hofman has installed a giant rubber duck in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. It will be there until early June, but it’d be better if it stayed forever. The 54-foot-tall waterbird has traveled to a handful of cities including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. Hey, duck, check out North America!
H/T Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Sean
Friday, May 10th, 2013 by Sean
Simon Panrucker has nieces.
They got drums.
They weren’t very good.
Simon Panrucker can edit video.
He is very good.
He made them sound like seasoned musicians.
The result is very good:
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 by Sean
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by Sean
Remember how you used to sorta play with it sometimes? This cat takes that game to a whole new level:
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by Sean
Monday, May 6th, 2013 by Sean