5.29.2008

Let Them Sing It For You

Let Them Sing It For You is cool little flash program that plays back the words you type into it as vocal samples from its huge library of pop songs.

From Califaudio via The Music of Sound.

5.28.2008

Cow Eats Chick

This isn't for the faint of heart:



Hilarious for the rest of us. I'm not sure if it's real, but I really hope it is.

Amplified Cactus

Yep, amplified cactus! Greg Jenkins uses contact microphones attached to cacti and makes sounds by plucking the spines. Pretty fun.

Watch the video from Australia Adlib.

5.22.2008

Bell Labs' Computer Speech-- Ancestor of HAL

Listen to this demonstration by Bell Telephone Labs of their Computer Speech from 1963. The computer sings "Daisy, Daisy" just like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, only this went down 5 years before 2001 which was made in 1968! Weird. Apparently, Kubrick took the idea straight from the Bell Labs demonstrations. Awesome.

Taken from the 365 Days Project via Ubu.

5.21.2008

It Must Be the Neighbors excerpt

Just a short section from the film It Must Be the Neighbors (1966). I had to excerpt it myself with free video editing software called VirtualDub. I know nothing about video editing, but this program seems cool. Anyway, the whole video is about keeping your neighborhood clean and free of rats and disease carrying mosquitoes. It's ridiculous white-bread suburban Americana at its finest. This particular scene is an awkward and hilarious exchange between Mr. Duncan and Mr. Granger. Yep, Granger!



Taken from The Archive, of course.

Rent-o-Meter

This is a pretty sweet doohickey:

Rentometer by Rentomatic

I wonder how accurate it is.

5.19.2008

Know Your Mythology!

Please enjoy this super funked-out animated version of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus from 1966 by Gerald McDermott.



From The Archive, naturally.

5.16.2008

5.13.2008

Don't you hate pants?

Is it ok to quote yourself?

If you don't think so, you probably think I shouldn't post this.

5.08.2008

VD is for Everybody (1969)

Take a gander at this perplexing little public service announcement from 1969. Is it pro-VD or anti? You decide:



Courtesy of The Archive

5.05.2008

Poop Freeze

Next they'll find it causes pollution:

From here.

They should have called it VaPOOrize

5.04.2008

Ranting & Raving: Frances E. Dec & the Vocabulary of Psychosis

Dig these rants from Francis E. Dec, Esquire, of 29 Maple Ave, Hempstead, New York. Some of the stuff he says is pretty racist, but these are for entertainment only. They are the ravings of a lunatic.
Rant 4

Rant 5

Things to think about: Frankenstein Eyesight TV, Computer Gods,
and Brain Cities on the Far Side of the Moon.

Find more here. Also check out Ubu, where I found these rants.
For more info on Dec head over to his Wikipedia entry.

5.03.2008

Neat Visualization

I'm not sure what this site is (it bares investigation), but thanx to tani's post below, watch this:


Magnetic Ink, Process video from flight404 on Vimeo.

Clever and Whacky Instrument!

Dig this interesting synth:

Stuckey's Zig Zag Synthesizer from Critter and Guitari on Vimeo.

From: Critter and Guitari

Why?

This blog is to conglomerate some of the sweet, random stuff available on the inter-web. A lot of us find some really interesting stuff, stuff that deserves to be remembered. It shall be remembered here. Like this:



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