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A Story Told With Sand

tags: A Story Told With Sand, art, performance art, sand animation, storytelling, wow, Kseniya Simonova, streaming video Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s version of “America’s Got Talent.” She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.…

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

tags: Atheists Don’t Have No Songs, Steve Martin With The Steep Canyon Rangers, atheism, 2010 New Orleans Jazzfest, comedy, satire, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video This video was filmed at the recent 2010 New Orleans Jazzfest. It features a silly song, “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs,” performed by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers.…

tags: Graphic Depiction of Gulf Oil Spill, environment, infographic, Deepwater Horizon, BP, British PetroleumTransOcean Below the fold (due to its large size) is an infographic depiction of the Gulf oil spill, including a timeline of the spill, the numbers of lives impacted, and last but not least, a graphic that compares this leak to others.…

I Will Survive

tags: I Will Survive, silly, humor, funny, satire, parody, A Little Nightmare Music, Aleksey Igudesman, Richard Hyung-ki Joo, Igudesman & Joo, music video, streaming video A hilarious reworking of the pop hit song, “I Will Survive,” by the brilliant comedy music duo, Igudesman & Joo, a Silly Saturday special video.

Why Twilight is Popular

tags: Why Twilight is Popular, epipheo studios, social commentary, entertainment, books, Twilight series, successful book formula, streaming video This amusing animated video describes why Twilight books are so popular. For those who don’t know, the Twilight series is the story of a “regular girl” who is dating a vampire — the typical “girl meets boy…

tags: The Maniacal Drummer from Hell, music, performing arts, Rick K And the Allnighters, Sharp Dressed Man, Knoebels Grove, Pennsylvania, weird, humor, funny, offbeat, streaming video The drummer in this music video is either amazing or ridiculous. Since he’s quite good, I am thinking he’s probably amazing. I wonder what Günter Grass thinks of him?

tags: Paleontology, birds, Genyornis newtoni, rock art, aboriginal peoples, Archaeology, Australia, Niwarla Gabarnmung, Arnhem Land, Flinders University Australia’s oldest painting? A red ochre rock art depiction of two emu-like birds (Genyornis newtoni?) with their necks outstretched. Image: Ben Gunn [larger view] An Australian Aboriginal rock art may depict a giant bird that is thought to…

Besti Flokkurinn

tags: BestiFlokkurinn, Besti Flokkurinn, politics, Reykjavik, Iceland, social observation, Jón Gnarr Kristinsson, ferrets, humor, funny, satire, offbeat, streaming video “We are the best” — this satirical video is made by Iceland’s Best party, endorsing comedian Jón Gnarr Kristinsson for Mayor of Reykjavik in 2010. Among his campaign promises? Iceland’s very own polar bear, wow! (Nevermind…

tags: Doctor Who Theme Song Accompanied by Tesla Coils, music video, DIY, Do-It-Yourself, science, physics, music, performing arts, weird, offbeat, Tesla Coils, ArcAttack, Maker Faire 2010, streaming video The musical group, ArcAttack, constructed a set of Tesla Coils that they use to perform “an electrifying” live performance at Maker Faire 2010, held in San Mateo,…

Katusoittaja

tags: Katusoittaja, busker, travel, culture, Kamppi, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day, photography Katusoittaja Photographed in the Kamppi neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 18 May 2010 [larger view] Canon SX100 IS.