Posted by: ganymedes1985 | February 25, 2011

InterWebz & YouTube Pretties

KAVINSKY – Testarossa Autodrive

Just pump up your speakers or headphones, sit back, and enjoy! (I did!)

Doll Face

(by Andrew Thomas Huang)
A very good example of how good humans can create their own downfall to reach distant goals, that get even more distant as they get closer to it…

Bangarang!

Remember this?

Originally there was something else planned for the 5th spot, but Raul beat me to it 😉
Go check it out at his blog.

Alice and Kev (About being homeless in The Sims 3)
I don’t have The Sims 3, and never played an actual Sims game. But from what I’ve seen so far from TS3, I’m tempted… intensely. The only thing holding me back is that I already have very limited online time, and I think SL really offers a touch more creativity still, so I should really focus on that, and not get sidetracked.
Besides all that, I still find TS3 intriguing enough to follow a bit about it here and there. The best site I’ve stumbled across with is the site of Alice and Kev, a homeless guy and his daughter, and how their lives unfold.
Even if you’re not a fan of TS3, or any virtual world for that matter, I suggest to still check it out. There’s something so touching about both characters that it reads like a good novel… an occasional touching or totally “emotional rollercoaster moment” included!

Lost Generation & it’s opposite


The 1st one is pretty nice, but the 2nd one is where it gets some criticism. I thought I needed to post both of them for some reason, though I can’t name which reason that is…

 Color Scheme Designer
A really handy too to find out RGB colors codes, and discover which colors are complementary, work in a triade or any ofther type of color combinations.
Have a go with the different preview styles and play with the hues and scheme until you’ve tweaked your color scheme to perfection.

Foodscapes

Besides games on ArmorGames or FatRat, one of my favourite timewaster solutions are to Google more unusual types of architecture or photography.

One hit this month came from a guy who takes pictures of a landscape that is… entirely made out of food.

Wouldn’t you love to take one of these Italian ham cypresses? Or how about a wavey leaf of red cabbage?

Carl Warner, the guy behind these (and a lot more) is often asked to make them as artsy advertisements, and if you ask me it’s a lot more interesting and much prettier to look at than your average food ad pic.

click for larger resolution

Weebl’s Stuff > Toons

Sooooooo strange but funny you can’t stop watching these clips (that often are looped)! My Personal favorite so far is “Amazing Horse“… I can’t get it out of my head now.

Eddie Izzard… in Lego©

For more fun with Lego©, check out some of the YouTube clips (made for fragments out of the shows) of stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard! I guarantee you’ll laugh your heart out!


Sketchy

Everybody does a doodle sometimes, or grabs a pen(cil) and a bit of paper for a quick sketch to kill a bit of time. But what if you’d wanna do that on your PC?

click for larger resolution… if you dare to

Sketchy, one of many fun tools found at MrDoob.com allows you to use your mouse (or I suppose a Wacom if you have it) for simple online sketching!
Just press and drag! Dragging slower will give you heavy lines, if you go faster the lines become more faint.
You can also play with colors! The left box at the top (default black) is your “mouse” color, the right box (default white) is your background color.
On the right is a 7 minute… uhm… thingy.

When finished you can save it, or just press Clear for a fresh start!

DiVAS: S02E02

Remember Phaylen? Not too long ago she returned with a new season where SL meets WoW, and the story continues!

Robot Tralala

I don’t believe there’s anybody out there who hasn’t seen the “Russian Trololo singer” (but if you haven’t go ahead and use the link), but the robot version of it is even more crazy hilarious!

Watch the world by Robbie Dingo

Even after several years it remains one of the prettiest clips ever made within Second Life®, and it’s viewable on the Steamworks plot at SL7B Unique!

Hi! (Human Interface)

(I really stand in awe at the creativity of the people behind this clip)
(YouTube quality isn’t as good as the clip originally posted on Vimeo)

Chanel N°5 

(I love the background, the settings, the details… this makes me dream)
(the 2009 Chanel ad with Audrey Tatou, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

World Builder


(this makes me smile, feel warm, get amazed and shed several tears)

A Frozen Flower

A very controversial movie about a Royal family of the Korean Goryeo Dynasty, based on a true story.
A tale about captivating love, an impossible question with results that tear you apart, desire, devotion and (a little bit of) politics…
Mix all of this together and the result is a painfully intense movie.

When this movie was over, I had so many feelings about it that they kept me awake till almost 1 AM… well 3 hours after I had left the theatre.
It’s a great movie, I definately will try to find it somewhere on DVD, but if you ask me this is more than your average melodrama… it comes very close to a Tragedy in the true style of an Ancient Greek play.
The tragic climax of the story (and several things that leads to it) is so intense that it leaves a deep impression that lingers inside you for quite a bit. Long enough, even, to make the attempt of creating a happy twist in the last 30 seconds of the movie doesn’t comfort you… no matter how sweet they may have recorded it.
At least, those 30 seconds didn’t do to me what I think they were supposed to do…
Despite all that, this movie was still a powerful emotional rollercoaster, had a great story and was a visual pleasure, so I gave it a 5 for the Viewers Choice Awards too.

And then there was Salsa

In itself this is a pretty neatly created commercial for a dip sauce, but it looks even cooler with the “screenfill-effect” on Vimeo!

Upular

Even if you never saw the Pixar movie Up! (which is really nice so you should anyway) this clip is still cool to watch!

Lightning strikes Chicago skyscrapers

More from nature, this guy sure got lucky capturing this!

aniBOOM: Overexposed

I recently came across the aniBOOM channel on YouTube, below is one of my favourites, but they have loads more from various contributors!

Prince Poppycock

I just loved this! I’m rooting for him!

He can sing… a bit… who knew?

There’s really not much to say about this one… just feast your eyes!

They star in clips of a different nature too!

I’m not a muscle freak, but… I’m sure you can imagine that after seeing this, I wished I hadn’t discovered this at work since there’s no cold shower at our disposal there 😉
(that was before they blocked YouTube at work)

MILK

These monks found a great alternative for cookies!
(even if it has to be lured into their hands by a nun)

Jim Bean “Parallels”

A really nicely made ad if you ask me.

Pipe Instrument performance

Mario Bros. and Gaga! WIN!

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Responses

  1. The Jim Beam ad is amazing! Willem Dafoe just nailed every piece of that. Thank you for posting it.


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