Friday, 4 October 2013

Hallowe'en is coming!

It's October! That means Halowe'en time, and that means Treehouse of Horror time! Check out this clip of this year's opening. The couch gag was conceived by Guillermo Del Toro.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

2013 Animation Festival Preview

Hi! Long time no blog. The Ottawa International Animation Festival starts next Wednesday! It is basically the best thing that happens in Ottawa all year. This year I am busy with friends' weddings so I won't be seeing much of it, but fortunately a lot of the films are available online! Here's a preview of what you are missing by not going:

I Am Alone and My Head Is On Fire by David OReilly - McLaren's Workshop App from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Can't sleep

It's been several weeks! Well, tonight I just can't get to sleep. Here is the kind of thing that my mind dregs up on a sleepless night. Prepare for nostalgia (assuming you are from Ontario and grew up on mid-nineties YTV, that is).

All Shapes and Sizes

This is from Imaginaria. YTV used to air these things as "Short Circutz." Remember, "Chomp chomp! Got to eat a record, uh-huh," and "He's Styro, Styro the Dog?"

Actually, I liked all of these so much that it's hard to pick one to post so I think I'll post another one.

Bells and Whistles

Don't forget, we are of the butterfly. Whatever that meant.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Batman Only Works in Black...and Sometimes Very, Very Dark Grey

What do Batman, the Ninja Turtles, and some 2002 NBA All Stars have in common? They all have Lego Mini figures and they're all in this trailer:

Calling it right now. Best film of 2014.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

K.K. Slider is Up All Night to Get Lucky

It's been a little while! Here's the latest weird music thing I've come across: a K.K. Slider cover of a Daft Punk song, "Get Lucky." Since everything Daft Punk does is electronic anyway, K.K.'s vocals work nicely.

Aww, I want that Animal Crossing 3DS XL soooo much!

via GoNintendo

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Probably the Most Inspirational Music Video Ever

No computer graphics in this video! Commander Chris Hadfield recorded this music video in space to mark his departure from the International Space Station. Everything this man does is amazing.

Some lyrics changed from the original David Bowie version, so he doesn't die at the end. That would not be good.

Also, JJ Abrams was onto something. Space IS shiny.

Friday, 26 April 2013

I Made This #4: What to do when you have too many mugs

I have a little problem. I have a ton of oversized mugs! They don't really fit in the cupboard anymore. And then, for my birthday, a friend bought me the biggest mug I've ever seen and I joked about how you could use it as a flower pot. But after I said it I thought, wait, I WILL make this a flower pot! And then I did.

And you can too! The project won't set you back more than $20, so if you have some mugs or ceramics or whatever that you want to repurpose, read on! The key issue is drainage.