“I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.
Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.
There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.” — Leandro Senna
Visit Leandro Senna’s website to see more close up images of all the pages.
You guys, the whole damn epic thirteen-part Hollywood miniseries is on YouTube. It’s seriously one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Links to all the episodes here.
The making of 6 corgi puppies sleeping.
Only something this cute and ridiculous would come from SiroWan (the owner of the infamous Goro!).
Access to Tools: Publications from the Whole Earth Catalog, 1968-1974
Videofreex. The Spaghetti City Video Manual (Praeger, 1973).
Dave Rawlings - To Be Young (live at Amoeba)
Kind of a cover, but he co-wrote this song with Ryan Adams, so not entirely. Gillian Welch is such a treasure and the marriage of hers and Dave’s voices is a beautiful thing.
This is an absolutely brilliant scene.
“That symptom is fucking my wife.”
What’s amazing, and this is Reiner as much as Ephron, is that so much of this movie is just talking. One, the performances are masterful. Two, the staging and blocking are visually engaging and help break up the dialogue. They’re at a Giants game, the Met, Central Park, shopping for shoes, in the Sharper Image. Ephron creates a dynamic and visual setting (that’s also relatable) and Reiner keeps it moving. Harry and Sally roll out a new rug. Harry and Jess have to do the wave. Harry and Sally are on a moving walkway. There are plenty of diner, car, and restaurant scenes, but little details like Harry spitting out grape pits just make it so great.
“Although I asked her where she was when Kennedy was shot and she said ‘Ted Kennedy was shot?’”
(That line might be improvised by billy crystal… Still, it’s great.)
“Pg. 439 of Finnegan’s Wake” by Rian Johnson (director of Brick, The Brothers Bloom), read by Joseph Gordon Levitt.
May be the first time I’ve ever enjoyed any part of that novel. I need to go dig up a copy now.
“You cannot complain that this stuff is not written in English. It is not written at all. It is not to be read. It is to be looked at and listened to. His writing is not about something. It is that something itself.”
-Samuel Beckett on Finnegans Wake
PS This was difficult to watch
thank you brond james
they’re playing bas ket ball
hashtag yolo.mov (FULL EXPLANATION OF THE “YOLO” LIEFSTYLE) (by steveroggenbuck)
Steve Roggenbuck is my thinspo.
Really though, this guy is so witty and self-aware that he makes “carpe diem”-style inspiration cool again.
Further evidence that with just a little help, the Album Leaf can trick anything into seeming ultra-meaningful.
i aspired to the former reaction, but was nagged by the latter. cynicism dies slowly.
incidentally, while googling, i discovered that “The Album Leaf” is the actual name of a band favored and often joined by sigur ros, who soundtrack—and ostensibly make—this.
I just thought about this movie for a few minutes and I started crying (“tears of joy”). it’s really amazing to me how this exists and how it’s not something I just contrived in my head to make myself feel better about being alive. anyway, after watching it, I like being alive a lot…I can’t describe how I feel about it other than that I love it more than anything else I’ve ever seen or heard! I would put this behind a read more but who cares
What Cricket Looks Like to Americans
“Look how he fringes the ring.” Brilliant.
(via Robert Popper)
The history of Mesopotamia in a 10 minute cartoon for adults? Yes please!
Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it’s pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and Biology (Hank). The production values are high (including animation, HD, all that good stuff), and each video is about ten minutes long.
So without further ado, I give you Crash Course #1: The Agricultural Revolution.
Will has a new video for a reworked “I See A Darkness” and is apparently writing a book called “Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy”. Also, I just wet myself.
Awesome. The new version (produced by Steve Albini) is way more Outlaw country and a lot less elegiac than the original. I hope the video spawns a Girls with Will Oldham Eyes meme.
Biz Markie does “Bennie and the Jets” on The Chris Rock Show. As originally released on a 7” flexi-disc with Grand Royal Magazine issue #2.