Monday, December 29, 2008

One Year in 40 Seconds

A beautiful video that shows all 4 seasons in 40 seconds. Eirik Solheim created this video by taking still shots of the same landscape at regular intervals throughout 2008. The result is a truly gorgeous look at the amazing-ness of nature!

One Year in 40 Seconds

One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

Eirik explains how he made the video here.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another (Better) Choose Your Own Adventure Video

Apparently, I posted too soon. I found another CYOA video directly after writing my last post. This video is - in my humble opinion - a good bit better. Better writing, acting AND it involved time machines and zombies. Yea, that just happened. Check it out!

Time Machine

Choose Your Own Adventure Video

I am extremely grateful that the good people at SpecBox have created a "Choose Your Own Adventure" video series. I'm pretty sure I am going to spend ALL night determining every possible ending - totally nerdy but also TOTALLY awesome.

Episode 1 - "Baby, It's Been A Long Day"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Single Ladies Videos

People have been recording themselves dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies video ever since it came out. There have been quite a few interesting versions (my personal favorite is this one), but I recently found the following video and loved it; this little girl is just too cute to handle! She really is a mini-Beyonce in training...and I'm still trying to decide if that's a good thing or not.

Single Ladies ft. Arianna

Craziest Football Play Ever

The title says it all... And this is why college football rules are totally rad!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Obama - The College Years

Time Magazine just released an awesome photo shoot of Barack Obama in his college days. The pictures were taken by a college friend and do, in fact, prove that our new President is pretty freakin' cool.

Obama - The College Years

I Love You, Man - Movie Trailer

Seems like Bromance is the new hot term these days. MTV has a whole series dedicated to it and now there is even a movie about it! Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and Andy Samburg are the stars of I Love You, Man - due to open in March of 2009. This movie looks pretty sweet - I'm looking forward to watching these funny men develop a true bromance.

Check out the trailer...

I Love You, Man

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mr. Belding Sings Karaoke

Found this via BuzzFeed this AM. Mr. Belding (aka Dennis Haskins) of Saved by the Bell fame is a karaoke fiend. Typing in "Dennis Haskins Karaoke" on YouTube turns up quite a few videos. Dennis will be releasing a DVD/CD called "Karaoke with your Favorite Principal Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding" in the upcoming months. Nothing like a title that tells it all, huh?

Check out some Belding karaoke videos below. He even sings with Brooke Hogan in one of them...I guess that means he's really "made it"!


Mustang Sally (with Brooke Hogan)
*the graphics on this one are SUPERB

School's Out For Summmer

Barack Obama - Person of the Year 2008

Time Magazine named Barack Obama person of the year this morning. Check out the full article below. Also, be sure to read about Time's "Runners-Up" and "People Who Mattered". Interesting stuff!

Barack Obama - Person of the Year 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Coconut Records - Free Download

Jason Schwartzman, a well known actor, has a musical side project entitled Coconut Records. He released a new track called Microphone today and is giving it away for free! I gave it a listen and am pretty into it...

You can download the song for free by clicking on the picture below. Also, be sure to check out more tracks at the Coconut Records myspace site.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Between Two Ferns

Zach Galifianakis is an amazing comedian. He has a web series entitled Between Two Ferns, in which he interviews various celebrities. His latest installment was just posted on Funny or Die today. It's fantastic.

Check out all three Between Two Ferns interviews below. I've posted them in sequential order...

Interview One - Michael Cera

Interview Two - Jimmy Kimmel

Interview Three - Jon Hamm

Animated Christmas Lights

The McNamara Family in Queen Creek, AZ have award winning Christmas Lights. Their animated light shows feature 25,000+ lights, a 6 foot helium balloon and a 12 foot mega tree. Sounds like a party to me.

I wanted to share a few of their animated Christmas light songs with you. You can find more info on the family here.

All I Want For Christmas Is You

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Wizards in Winter

Friday, December 12, 2008

Motivational Videos

This time of year can get a bit dark and gloomy for all of us. In order to curb those feelings, I've decided to post a few motivational videos.

To get us in the motivational spirit, I think it's best to start off with our favorite motivational speaker, Mr. Matt Foley.

I'm sure that now you're pumped and ready to go...why not watch the following speeches and get even more inspired?

And finally, this is for those times when you're feeling just a lil' blue...

Hope you have a fantastic, upbeat day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Made This, You Play This - Game

This is a really awesome interactive flash game. Definitely even more of an art piece than a game - play it and experience the fantastic-ness!

Musical Vegetables

Found this on BuzzFeed this evening... Wow.

Broccoli Flute

And...turns out this fellow makes instruments out of various other veggies and posts them on his YouTube account. Check out some more musical vegetables below.

Egg Ocarina

Radish Slide

Monday, December 8, 2008

30 Rock - Jefferson Trailer

Was watching 30 Rock a few nights ago and saw the following was too good not to post.

Jefferson Trailer

Susan Powter - Eat A Pear

I'll always have a soft spot for Susan Powter. I can recall many a late night watching her "Stop the Insanity" infomercials; she always fascinated me - but in a totally creepy way.

Well, if you didn't already know, Susan Powter is back on the scene doing her diet and exercise thing...and she is as crazy as ever. Her YouTube account has some great vlogs; everything from her rambling on about Rachael Ray to clips from TV appearances.

I found the following video on Susan Powter's account this evening. It has already been remixed in various ways and put back onto YouTube. I smell a meme in the works...

Eat a Pear

And, just for old times, check out a clip from her "Stop the Insanity" infomercial below...

Friday, December 5, 2008

American Idol Disappointmet

A few pre-teen fans of David Archuleta gathered together to watch the final of American Idol last season. Their response to the winner is documented on video and it is...well, please watch and see for yourself.

Tilt Shift Videos

I did a blog post a while back on tilt-shift photography. I wanted to follow up with a few tilt-shift videos I found the other day. They are quite fun!

Tilt-Shift Monster Truck

Metal Heart from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Tilt-Shift Boat Sequence

Bathtub III from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Prop 8 The Musical

This is FANTASTIC!!! Please, enjoy.

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Girl Talk - Feed the Animals Music Videos

Girl Talk's, latest album, Feed the Animals, has become one of my favorite albums of 2008. If you haven't heard of him before, Girl Talk is a Pittsburgh based DJ who samples bits and pieces of various songs and makes them into full tracks. You can check out his myspace site here. I found a few YouTube users a few weeks ago that have made some music videos for Feed the Animals. I would try to explain what's happening in the vids, but I'm sure I won't do them justice - you'll have to experience the awesomeness firsthand below...

Track One - Play Your Part

Track Two - Shut The Club Down

Track Three - Still Here

You can check out even more Girl Talk music videos here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Casual Collective Games

I have to admit, I am pret-ty into online computer games. So when I stumbled across this new gaming collective, I was pretty excited.
The site is Casual Collective Games and it features 8 different flash games. Each game is super simple and some also feature online multiplayer. My personal favorite thus far is Buggle Stars, a game using only the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT cursors that is quite addictive.
Another fun game is Farragomate; a word game where you throw sentences together and are then judged by your fellow Farragomate players. Check out links to both games below.
You can also register as a member of Casual Collective Games to hook up with other gaming peeps and save high scores. Pretty neat.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Dance Team

A friend of mine just posted this fabulous video on her facebook profile. I found it too incredible not to share. Many thanks to Liz!

Top 11 Weirdest Burgers

Found this list of the top 11 Weirdest Burgers on one of my favorite websites, BuzzFeed. Some pretty cool stuff - take a look...

Top 11 Weirdest Burgers

And after reading that - you might also want to check out this "50 Ways to Fight Food Coma" list. Definitely some good tips for that post-meal haze.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Yelle Music Videos

Was browsing the net this morning looking for some new music when I came upon a French artist named Yelle. I am super into her sound and am also really digging her music videos. Check out the videos below. You can also visit her myspace site for more tracks or download a free copy of "A Cause De Garcons" here.

A Cause De Garcons

Je Veux Te Voir

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wassup 2008

Found this when searching through YouTube last night. Thought it was pretty appropriate for the times...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Geriatric Rap Choir

One word... YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Best of the Best: America's Funniest Home Videos

I'd like to continue on with my "Best of the Best" series by posting a few classic clips from the ever famous TV show, America's Funniest Home Videos. I have only scraped the surface with these gems - I plan to keep searching and posting as I find more.

And just to get us into AFV mode, my first clip is the AFV opening sequence. I suggest watching it before the other vids - Bob Sagat's wacky antics (not to mention the fabulous magic montage) really get you in the zone.

AFV Opening

Parasailing Accident

Clean Glass Prank

Human Slingshot Medley

And, just for good measure, below is my favorite Human Slingshot video - taken from Australia's Funniest Home Videos...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Literal Music Videos

I stumbled across these videos a few weeks ago. The guys at DustFilms took a few classic 80's music videos and re-recorded the lyrics to match what is going on in the video. They are pretty awesome.


Take On Me

Head Over Heels

Under the Bridge

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Back in Action

After a year long hiatus, Skiddy Stop is back in action. In preparation for my first return post, I googled "how to blog" on YouTube and came up with these results. Although there were quite a few interesting responses, I think this guy hit the nail on the head:

I'm looking forward to my future as a progressive blogger.

More posts to come...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Techno Spanish Panic

This is ah-mazing.