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It’s Really Loud With the Shop Vac On

It’s Saturday. It’s hot in my workshop. Let’s enjoy an upbeat tune with a jaw-droppingly good fan video. Trust me on both counts, this will make your day: Okay, you may ask what this is. It’s kinetic typography (“moving text”) made by Jarrett Heather. The song is “Shop Vac” by Jonathan [...]

Fight Club Rules 3 Through 8

While almost everyone knows the First Rule of Fight Club and of course the Second Rule of Fight Club, it occurs to me that there are five more Rules of Fight Club that are a lot less famous. Do you remember them? I sure didn’t, and I’ve read the book three times. [...]

Why We Procrastinate

What better way to put off doing that thing you gotta do than watching this nifty book trailer about … procrastination (Why do you procrastinate? "The problem isn’t that you are a bad manager of your time. You’re [...]

The Late Movies: Kinetic Typography

Kinetic Typography (“moving text”) has been around for at least half a century — movie title sequences often feature some form of moving text, and there are tons of famous examples. The Stars Wars opening crawl is one of the most famous bits of kinetic typography ever. (And if you want to go back a [...]

Link Latte 148

#148 – Week of December 29, 2010 Snow, Snow… Time-lapse and Art – [blizzard videos]Even More Snow in Japan, and how to get rid of it – [wow video]Snow Art Using Pencil (scroll down) – [wow pics]Bizarre: Anatomy of Gadgets! – [weird art]Abandoned Paris Metro Stations and Tunnels – [exploring]Art Inside Cardboard Rolls – [wow art]The [...]

Hey, Grammar Nazis: Listen Up!

Many of you might recall the two-year long series of posts I wrote on this blog called “Weekend Word Wrap.” We had a lot of fun poking fun at language, word puns, grammar Nazis, pretty much anything word-related. And while it’s true that I occasionally blew off some steam, noting my annoyance with those who [...]