Barbour does a one minute spot to celebrate their 75th. Black and white video of vintage trials machines. Bikes and riders credited in the post. Flutter.
Today is make the Bear happy day. After the trials video above, I’ve found these two videos of the Jack Pine Triumph Scrambler. The first is a loud, jagged, too many cut‐aways hooligans ride through Philadelphia. The second a sedate, black and white, narrated tour of the bike’s features. You’ll love one or the other but probably not both.
Insanity gets a really nice 70’s racer treatment. A Kawasaki H1.
I went to the NYT Best Ideas of 2010 article to get a look at this 1:00 animation about wind power generation without turbines. There’s a few other interesting tidbits there.
Another use of the ubiquitous cellphone as an imaging and sensor device. Handyscope. Sold as a magnifying imager to dermatologists, but probably useful for any number of situations requiring a close look at surfaces. (Metal fatigue anyone?)
Art, Images, and Design
One of my favorite contemporary photographers is Mark Tucker. (yeah — you’ve seen him here before.) In this post he talks about homemade cameras. It’s all very geeky and feels too much like farkling your bike without riding further than to the Starbucks… Until you see the contact sheets he serves up as an example of what he could do with one of his frankencameras. And then you go look at the Plungercam frankencamera. Um, yeah this guy would fit right in with this crowd.
I love a good Japanese monster movie. They were the rainy day diversion of choice at summer camp in my childhood. There’s nothing like a badly scratched film with poorly translated English subtitles at the bottom. Except maybe these better than the original Czech and Polish posters advertising those same movies. There’s some really great graphics here for features like Godzilla and Gappa.
Animation and Moving Images
I hate grocery day… Well I don’t, but lots of people do. If you’re one of them here’s little bit of fun for you. (No, I do not understand the grapes thing — just weird.)
Video 0:52 with a little song.