Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Music videos without music: GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) by PSY

Friday, 24 August 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Cereal Killer Spoon

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Seven Psychopaths Exclusive Movie Trailer

Thing Of Beauty No.76: Best Made Gear Bag

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Science off the Sphere: Yo-Yos in Space

10-year-old boy sends his medal to distraught Olympians


A ten-year-old boy's charming and touching gesture has made him famous around the world after he tried to comfort four of his country's failed Olympians.

Canada's Justyn Warner is comforted
Elijah Porter was distraught when Canada's 4x100m relay team were stripped of their bronze medal following the final in London, a decision which was taken when video replay evidence showed that Jared Connaughton stepped out of his lane during the race.
But rather than simply feel sad for his idols, Elijah decided to do something to try and cheer them up: he sent the quartet a medal he had won in a recent football tournament so that they didn't finish their summer empty handed.
Connaughton and his team-mates - Justyn Warner, Gavin Smellie and Oluseyi Smith - were so touched by the gesture that they decided to share it via Twitter, to let the world see Elijah's fabulous gesture of consolation.
Here's his letter in full:


From here.

Radiohead - Kid A (8-bit)

Monday, 30 July 2012

Photo From The Net: Red Bull Cliff Diving, Portugal

July 20, 2012. Orlando Duque of Colombia dives from a rock monolith during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - Official Trailer #3

Thing Of Beauty No.73: Faggin Passeggiata




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Space Shuttle Launch Audio - play LOUD

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Visualtraveling - Kim Il-Sung's Birthday Party

Thing Of Beauty No.72: Inshriach House - Beer Moth





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A Sweet Lesson On Patience.



I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90′s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940′s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.
‘Would you carry my bag out to the car?’ she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. ‘It’s nothing’, I told her.. ‘I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.’
‘Oh, you’re such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, ‘Could you drive
through downtown?’
‘It’s not the shortest way,’ I answered quickly..
‘Oh, I don’t mind,’ she said. ‘I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. ‘I don’t have any family left,’ she continued in a soft voice..’The doctor says I don’t have very long.’ I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
‘What route would you like me to take?’ I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, ‘I’m tired.Let’s go now’.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
‘How much do I owe you?’ She asked, reaching into her purse.
‘Nothing,’ I said
‘You have to make a living,’ she answered.
‘There are other passengers,’ I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.
‘You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she said. ‘Thank you.’
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..
I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Patterned by Nature


Patterned by Nature was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (naturalsciences.org) for the newly built Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Monday, 2 April 2012