When you only have two minutes between phone calls or sitcoms, give speed cinema a try. You can watch 2001 by Stanley Kubrick at 1000x the speed in less than 2 minutes. You may have to be fast on the popcorn though.
While I'm under the influence of NyQuil and Fisherman's Friend, podcasts may be scarce for a couple of days, and many words make Anthony's head hurt. Instead, here's yet another reason to explore Vimeo. I'm diggin' it. Kinda like Koyaanisqatsi Tokyo-style... or, still stuck in my head from the Simpsons last night, Koyaani-Scratchy.
Ever wonder what a killer avocado would look like...
Easily one of the coolest cartoons I've seen in recent years on the web. I sincerely want to come home after a night of a few wobbly pops and put this on the big screen. Really cool animation done with TVPaint. Love the style and the pacing, and especially love the absurdist ending.
I don't post many Vimeo finds, but this one's worth it!
Some groovin' 1949 bebop to hand-painted film animation - must be Norman McLaren. This vid just felt right for a Sunday afternoon that seemed a bit lazy. Also, the music is played by Oscar Peterson. What more could you ask for? Make sure you snap your fingers at the end of this one.
Remember the cartoons you used to watch just because they were the only ones on. Sometimes running over a lunch hour as you were scarfing down a bowl of Hamburger Helper or at 6:30am before any real programming came on, these cheap ass cartoons were the saving grace of 70's kids who couldn't stand watching test patterns... where I grew up anyway.
The Mighty Hercules... "Iron in his thighs."
Rocket Robin Hood... "Band of Brothers marching together."
Kum Kum... this made for some bad acid trip lunches.
Hammy Hamster... wow! I just wanna chill to late night Hammy, Maddy and GP.
Spent a couple of evening's mashing up this video to an old parody song I've had lying around for years. Mashup includes a karaoke mp3 of Jethro Tull's "Aqualung", my words and vocals, and a strange mix of pics from around the web.
Norman McLaren's "Dots" - Hand painted on film frames with soundtrack created by scratching the audio track of the actual film stock in various shapes and lengths to create tones. Almost 70 years old. Please check out some of his other stuff on YouTube.