This is one of those cases where the thing in the video is more impressive than anything related to the video itself. Meet Squarepusher’s Z-Machines, a robot band built by a team from the University of Tokyo. The music might not be for everyone (unless you’ve been longing for the glory days of Rush), but we’re talking about a rock band that looks something like an arachnid Daft Punk with one crucial difference – these are real robots. The song, “Sad Robots Go Funny” was an attempt to prove that robots could convey emotion. It’s a bit sterile, but it does provoke one clear response: wonder. (Via Wired.)
Based on the great “Generic Brand Video” from McSweeney’s, this video recreates every ad you’ve ever seen, using only stock footage. Have yourself some Funny/Sad time with it.
“Science is about what is. Engineering is about what can be.” Truly inspiring words by the late astronaut, Neil Armstrong.
SPOILER ALERT (if you aren’t caught up on seasons 1-3): As someone who never got into Game of Thrones, this animated spoof of Burton’s ‘What’s This’ song embodies my reaction to the popular show I know so little about. Until you are willing to 100% commit, Game of Thrones is a foreign world that makes no sense. Nor does what all your friends keep saying about it.
Me: “I figured the abs would distract you from the cultural appropriation long enough for you to enjoy it.”
Her: “Haka is an art form. I can appreciate its deep history, its nuanced interpretation through gestural dance of the complicated feelings warriors face as they go into battle, the questions that arise when a noble tradition is transmuted into spectacle, the added layer of resonance between this team and our own sports teams named after pejorative terms for native peoples exterminated by colonialists; and, also, dat azz.”
Recently selected as Artist of the Week by MTV, Supaman can apparently do everything but fly. Which, incidentally, is still hella fly.
“Total fabulosity.” The seventh season of Mad Men premieres April 13th.
This definitely gives new meaning to in-flight entertainment.
Cats by nature are pretty evil but BaneCat? Well that’s just funny and weirdly adorable.