Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beverage Can Kitty

Beverage Can Kitty by Christine Esposito.

Xenoblade Chronicles is Europe-only

Xenoblade was released in Japan last summer and NCS described the game thusly:

Two monolithic gods once went to war and a great battle ensued which shook the planet and roiled the heavens. Swords were swung by both sides and massive damage was done whereby both gods died from their wounds. That was a while ago but the dead hulks of both gods still stand on the battlefield facing each other. The eerie goliaths now serve as the "continents" for two races - humans live on one god which was once a living being while sentient machines reside on the other god which was a mechanical monstrosity. As the story in Xenoblade begins, the humans and machines are at odds and a new conflict is in progress.

The game was a Japanese exclusive for about a year but it's making a trip to Europe where Nintendo plans on releasing the game on September 2, 2011. The European localization will be packaged with a crimson Classic Controller Pro. How about North America? Will the Americans get a localization of the game? That's a big "NO" for now as Nintendo stated on their Facebook page:

Nintendo: Thank you for your enthusiasm. We promised an update, so here it is. We never say “never,” but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time. Thanks so much for your passion, and for being such great fans!

The other two games that Ninty has no plans on bringing to North America are The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower. Gamers may try importing Xenoblade Chronicles but if your Wii's firmware has been updated recently, the Freeloader (A region-circumvention boot disc from Datel) won't work anymore. One solution is firmware hacking which allows the use of import games from Japan and Europe on the Wii. In the case of Xenoblade Chronicles which will is a PAL-format game, please be advised that not all PAL Wii games can be forced to play on NTSC Wii consoles despite the firmware hacks that are available in the wild.


From the video's description: The eCLOUD is a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud. Made from unique polycarbonate tiles that can fade between transparent and opaque states, its patterns are transformed periodically by real time weather from around the world.

It is a permanent sculpture between gates 22 and 23 at the San Jose International Airport and was a collaboration between Dan Goods, Nik Hafermaas, and Aaron Koblin.

More about the piece can be found at

Dan Goods:
Nik Hafermaas:
Aaron Koblin:

Production: UeBERSEE Inc.
Creative Producer: Jamie Barlow
Fabrication and Installation: International Rigging
Programming: Daniel Massey
Electrical Engineering: David Randall
Music: Steve Reich – Music For 18 Musicians

Commissioned by the City of San Jose Public Art Program

eCLOUD from Dan Goods on Vimeo.

AMAZING video of a twirling Finback Whale - Dana Point, CA

That's the whale's way of saying, "Hello."

Emre Guven

Photographs by EMRE GUVEN, a photographer from Istanbul, Turkey.

Dial-up sound 700% slower (Creepy)

From the video's description: You know how when you slow a Justin Bieber song down by 800%, you get a neat ambient track? Well if you do this kind of thing with the most horrible sound in the world OH MY GOD I CAN NEVER SLEEP AGAIN

This was made with a program named PaulStretch, which can make this sort of thing from any sound files. I edited the final product a bit to remove long silences and some white noise length, and to try to even the volume out a bit. It can be downloaded here:

CUTTERS by serif

CUTTERS from serif on Vimeo.

Florida Principal Placed on Leave After Suicide of Student He Hypnotized

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Opening Cinematic [HD]

Protected by the legendary Jedi Order, the Galactic Republic stood as a bastion of peace in the galaxy for a thousand generations. Several centuries ago, the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known emerged in the form of the dark Sith Empire. After a volatile war, the Republic emerged victorious and the Sith were assumed to be extinct. Nonetheless, the Jedi have maintained a constant vigil over the ancient Sith homeworld, to protect the galaxy from the darkness that still resides in the planet's tombs.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger

There is no other animal in the kingdom of all animals, as fearless as the crazyass Honey Badger. Nasty as hell, it eats practically whatever it wants. Randall is disgusted.

Japanese Hiden Camera Extreme

Mr. Tea

Afro Cookie

Japanese Cookie pays homage to the afro.

The Weeknd - The Morning (music video)

The Weeknd - The Morning (music video) from High5Collective on Vimeo.

Brave Trailer


STRAW DOGS -- Official Trailer

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Drunken Mess - Epic Meal Time

EpicMealTime goes in hard on the streets of MTL during Grand Prix weekend. Mixing together the trifecta of post-drinking meals. Poutine, shawarma and pizza!

Pac-Man Run

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time - Massive Meatloaf Mayhem

Perform This Way (Parody of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga)

Cat gets caught barking by a human and resumes meowing

F.B.I. seizes web servers, knocks sites offline
   The F.B.I. seized Web servers in a raid on a data center early Tuesday, causing several Web sites, including those run by the New York publisher Curbed Network, to go offline. The raid happened at 1:15 a.m. at a hosting facility in Reston, Va., used by DigitalOne, which is based in Switzerland, the company said. The F.B.I. did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the raid.

The article mentions that it was likely that the agents did not realize the one server does not equal one website that they were taking offline. One server can contain multiple VPS or shared accounts.

Official CARS 2 movie trailer in LEGO

Official CARS 2 movie trailer in LEGO from Pascal Blais Animation Studio on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Harry Potter: First Screentest with Trio Featurette

A featurette with the trio's first screen test and footage from all 8 Harry Potter films.

Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Transparent Canoe

   Transparent Molokini Kayak. Discover. Explore. See. Witness fascinating lake or sea life through the sleek transparent hull. This is a great investment whether your goal is serious research or a child's voyage of discovery. The possibilities are endless. It is fully collapsible for easy transportation and storage. It assembles / disassembles just like a tent!

   Grab a partner for your next expedition... it's made to carry 2 passengers, with a capacity up to 425 lbs. Your Kayak is approx. 11'1" x 2'9 1/2" x 11" and 40 lbs. It has a polycarbonate Lexane hull and T6 6061 anodized aluminum frame. Includes a leashed water bailer. Explore underwater worlds waiting to be discovered. Get yours today! Clear Blue Hawaii Molokini 2-Person Kayak

Product Features

  • Clear Lexan Shell
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Two Passenger capacity
  • Weight capacity 450 lbs.
  • Retractable skeg system

Within the first 30 seconds of the video, you can see a car ride, a sunset, and a fake tan that's orange-colored.

Creative Beds

Lioness tries to eat baby at the zoo

Publicité GDF Suez - Être utile aux hommes : Fos-sur-Mer

Total Lunar Eclipse 2011 Timelapse

Total Lunar Eclipse 2011 Timelapse from Alexandros Maragos on Vimeo.


FUERA DE CARTA from isidro ferrer on Vimeo.

Isidro Ferrer

Bershka - What is this sale?

Bershka - What is this sale? from UnitedFakes on Vimeo.

Tokyoflash Japan Design Challenge: How Drunk Are You? LCD Touch Screen Watch Design

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Olga Polienko by Vivienne Mok

Zero - Stop motion short film

Zero from Zealous Creative on Vimeo.

Minecraft - Team Machinima Vs. Team Minecraft Workbench


Bronx Science Promotional Video 2011

I went to Bronx Science. It hasn't changed much in terms of structure and layout.

The new see-through plane of the future

Airbus reveal 'plane of 2050'

Airbus have released a CGI mockup of what they say an aircraft cabin will look like in 40 years time. 

Handyshell Case for iPad 2

Handyshell Case for iPad 2 by Speck.