It is that season when our thoughts turn to the possibilities of what you can do with pumpkins. We love pies, casseroles, jack-o-lanterns, and even sometimes a bit of flavor in our drinks.
But we never quite imagined all these things you can do.
This took several years and an incredible number of pumpkins. We’re awed at the commitment it required.
We’ve never been a fan of “scary” rides for the scary effect.
But when it comes to the funny possibilities, Tom Hanks (and David S. Pumpkins) have set the bar pretty high.
We have to admit that we might have jumped a little the first time we saw this.
We can never predict the types of things we’ll find irresistible. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Massively long domino runs, things exploding in slow motion, machines that have us question the nature of our existence, and any music video by OK Go…
Also gold slime fed into an industrial grinder…
Okay, that last one was a surprise to us.
It’s likely to be a big year for new robots. The range of shapes and uses is increasing rapidly.
One form of robot is the type that can talk on the phone for you. This one from Jolly Roger Telephone Company is absolutely our favorite!
We love this next one…
Continue reading Robot of the Year
When you’re interviewing with BBC, AND you want to be known as a thought leader on geopolitics in Asia, it’s incredibly difficult to maintain your composure when toddlers invade.
We might not be unveiling a spoiler when we tell you that we watched this well over a dozen times, and it might have gotten funnier each time.
Continue reading Pay No Attention…
Sometimes we do things because we think it’s a better way. Sometimes we do things because there’s a chance that it will make a difference, or solve a long-standing problem, or improve a condition we see around us.
And sometimes we do something just because of the sound!
There’s just something about that sound that stirs the blood for certain people. We confess to being in that group!
Continue reading Small Block, Big Lawn
We haven’t had a lot of chances to watch Louis CK work a crowd, but this seemed like a good time. Nerdwriter1 decided to illustrate the anatomy of both a Louis CK joke, and his masterful delivery.
We thought it wise to watch some of his work before studying this analysis, and were delighted by both experiences.
Now take a look if you will, at the magic that can be rendered with just 207 words.
We’re usually predisposed to let the comedy happen how it will and not dig too deep to see the gears turning. But this time it turned out to be both instructive and hilarious.
Continue reading Just 207 Words