November 24, 2015

November 13, 2015

Aliens Are Real Says African School Children

Twenty-something years ago a bunch of kids form Ariel School in Zimbabwe encountered some "scary" aliens. Watch as they recall that day with professor of psychiatry, Dr John Mack.


November 1, 2015

Studying Dead Rotting Meat Is Both Amazing And Gross

"Do you guys want to go and see a dead body?". Because you can if you hit play on the above video which showcases the largest body farm in the world, where researchers study human decomposition in order to help law enforcement.

FYI, it's quite graphic.

Fly My Pretties. Almost.

Alexis Noriega gives you what Red Bull has be falsely claiming for years, by designing and building this amazing pair of pneumatic (gas or pressurized air) articulating wings that spring to action at the press of a button.

She also reckons she'll have a video online soon on how to build you own. Keep and eye on The Crooked Feather for instructions.

Q-Tip Talks to Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock & That Guy Who Hasn't Won An Oscar

I'll save you some time. Skip through some terrible music of today until you get to around 17 minutes when Q-Tip, aka The Abstract, gets his chat on with Dave, Chris and Leo. Topics include boxing, music, comedy and other tidbits. It's weird.

September 19, 2015

12 Minutes of Fuck Philadelphia

The background to this. Back in 2006 a bunch of comedians were performing in Philadelphia, a city that's notorious for acting up at live events, booing performers and generally just being assholes for the sake of it. After watching a handful of comedians perform the crowd began to grow restless and booed the next two performers off the stage. Step up Bill Burr, who a couple of minutes into his set begins to get the same treatment. But instead of calling it a night he decides to unload a fury of insults like no other human has ever unloaded on a crowd. The result is fucking legendary and needs to be seen if you have not already. Amazing.

September 14, 2015

Listen To Juan Epstein

If you need some nerdy, hip hop, comedy podcasts in your life while you cook, workout or waste away your life sitting on public transport, then listen to the gold that is Juan Epstein. It's the best shit-talking time-waster the internet has to offer.

Hosts Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg have interviewed everyone from Ice Cube and MCA of the Beastie Boys to heavy-chested porn stars and Rhys fuckin' Darby. In their words it's 'the place to go if you want to hear stories you have never heard, hear people react to and answer questions you can't believe anyone would have the nerve to ask. These are some of the most unique interviews you ever will hear.'

Below is a list of some of the better episodes I've enjoyed while drying dishes and lifting weights off my chest:

Jay-Z (2010)
Questlove & Chris Rock (2014)
A-Trak (2015)
Salaam Remi (2015) 
Bill Burr (2010)
Kanye West (2013)
Fat Joe (2008)
Aziz (2011)
Aziz (2012)

September 4, 2015

Stop Scrolling And Watch This

Thank you to the person who has too much time on their hands, and no girlfriend, for making this.
Shot Phila

August 28, 2015

Nirvana - Lithium (Live 1992)

This is Nirvana teasing 'Rape Me' then performing 'Lithium' at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as accepting the award for Best New Artist.

A little background to the performance from Seattle journalist, Krist Novoselic;

“Kurt wanted to play the tune ‘Rape Me’ and was adamant about it. The MTV people were upset. We were being asked from all corners not to. I thought we should play something off Nevermind, do the gig, and leave. Easy, right? No. Kurt was very stubborn and refused to play another tune. There was quite a swirl around this issue.

I went back to the trailer and had a still-warm beer. Yuk, but I drank it anyway. To resolve the song controversy, we said we were going to do “Lithium,” but we decided among the band to pull a prank and play a few chords of “Rape Me” at the beginning. Even though the issue was resolved, the back and forth between their people, our people, us and them, or whoever—it was draining.”

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Dustin Yellin's 3D Art

Dustin Yellin’s mesmerizing glass sculptures explode collage into three dimensional forms, and have won him accolades from all over the art world. From early works of layered resin, Yellin’s sculptures increased in size (and weight), culminating in the 12-ton, three-paneled The Triptych.

But Yellin’s most ambitious project may be Pioneer Works, a colossal, 27,000-square-foot artist’s complex and foundation in Red Hook, Brooklyn. With its residencies, workshops and on-site science lab, Pioneer Works cultivates cross-disciplinary experimentation regardless of profit potential.

August 13, 2015

Timelike Is The Short Film You Should Watch Now

The above video follows Madeline and her boyfriend at home enjoying a quiet evening when they are interrupted by a visit from a stranger bearing a message from Madeline’s future self. It uses 90s handy cam footage with great editing and sound design to create quite a buzzy and unnerving peice of film.

If you want to make sense of what you just saw you can hit the jump for one possible explanation.