Video Snacking

Valley of Dolls from Fritz Schumann on Vimeo. ~ A resident of a small Japanese village replaces residents who have moved or died with handmade dolls. How weird it would be to just stumble upon this without any context, arts and crafts zombies. Related articles Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village

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~ My kids don’t care for Sesame Street, but I’m nostalgic for that theme song. And while I’m more of a Jimmy Kimmel fan than Jimmy Fallon,  this particular clip made me smile. The Roots and muppets playing simple instruments (and rapping!)? What’s not to like?

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Prefunerale Luigi Virgillito  from Ground’s Oranges on Vimeo. ~ A pre-funeral celebration, parodying 18th birthday vanity videos popular in Southern Italy.  And now that I’ve seen a few of those pre-diciottesimo videos this is so much better in every possible way.  It’s weird, has great imagery, and shows that Americans haven’t cornered the market on narcissism in a strangely reassuring way.  Oh you whacky Italians.

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I’ve Got a Breaking Bad Habit

Breaking Bad as American Gothic by Milbo. I’ve gone on a full blown Netflix bender over the last few days, staying up to nearly 1 AM each morning in my attempt to squeeze every possible episode of Breaking Bad into the shortest amount of time possible.  It’s a good thing I just gave the show a try because I love it […]

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~ I’m suddenly really interested in alternative housing and how ingenious people are in terms of making it work in surprising ways.  A bicycle elevator to reach a 30 foot treehouse?  Sounds like a good idea to me. Found at Colossal. Related articles Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator (makezine.com)

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~ A dinosaur chasing after unsuspecting, but targeted, people on TV.  How am I supposed to work with stuff like this available at the click of a button? Oh, Japan.  You had me at The Tale of Genji and I continue to love you more and more. Found at Laughing Squid. Part Two:

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~ Wealthy businessman builds an unapproved faux mountain on the roof of his penthouse apartment in Beijing.  Given the time and money spent on its construction, it may be more durable than the building itself. Related articles Doctor ordered to demolish ‘mountain’ built atop penthouse apartment in Beijing (photoblog.nbcnews.com)

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