Colin Furze invents stuff that maybe/probably/certainly shouldn't be invented. Including a toilet that goes 50 miles per hour. At least you'll be ready for the inevitable, which will certainly occur as you approach 50 miles per hour on a toilet.
Okay. The "best thing" might be an exaggeration.
And "all damn week" incorrectly implies the very latest things.
So: Here's some neat stuff I stumbled across at some point.
"Inertia is the biggest enemy of inspiration."
Land of bears and mooses and pikes and rational public policy.
I made it up to northern Ontario this past week. A few hours of crisp sunlight, followed by days of stabbingly icy rain. Couldn't have been any happier.
Came home to sun and temps pushing 90 degrees. Couldn't be any happier.
Well here is a real beauty. A wordless reminder to protect what matters most.
It was directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez. It's definitely worth a watch.
The look on his face. Especially from 2:10 to 2:45.
That's how I'd like life to feel please.
You can learn more about this kid on his site, including video of him playing from 3 years old on. He's currently 10 and still crushing it.
I've been playing Gwan by Rostam on repeat since it was released. I might still find something better this week. But I can't imagine what it would be.
This guy and his machine have truly inspired me. I've decided I'm going to commit the entire month of April to figure out how to steal it from him.
Travis Rupp is the special projects brewmaster for Avery Brewing Company in Boulder. He'll spend months researching an ancient culture to determine how they went about making beer. Then he'll replicate their process and product as closely as possible. He's created/re-created everything from Viking beer to Egyptian beer. Beer! Yay beer!
Well if this doesn't get you going today, I don't think you'll be getting going today.
Sometimes something makes you happy and you can't say why. And the more you watch it, and the happier it makes you, the less you can say why. For me, this is one of those things.
Today is the birthday of my all-time favorite comedian. Mitch Hedberg was born on February 24th, 1968. Tragically, for him and the world, he passed on March 30th, 2005. Although he wasn't around long, his sense of silliness has had a profound effect on my worldview.
Some of his jokes are devastatingly funny. Others aren't funny at all. Oddly, it's his unfunny jokes that make me love him most. I considered naming this site "The Buoyancy of Citrus," after a line from one of his bits. I opted against it for too-many-damn-letters reasons. But it's served as a kind of mission statement none-the-less.
Happy Birthday Mitchell.
This is an older clip of Les Twins, a dancing duo from France. Yes, they're twins. And although there are tons of videos of them doing their thing all over the internet, for whatever reason I've always liked this one best.
The things our bodies are capable of, and our imaginations, continually astonish me.
I spent last night at the Johnson Public House in Madison, Wisconsin, trying to get some writing done. I was stuck.
Espresso. Still stuck. Sparkling water. Still stuck. A few 3 Floyds wheat ales. Still stuck.
All the while, this wonderfully ginormous painting by Natalie Jo Wright was staring down at me.
Sadly, in my case anyway, nothing happened.
But today will be different. Any moment...
If you occasionally like your art on the clever side, and yes, I occasionally like my art on the clever side, then the work of Francesco Vullo is worth a look.
The 22-year old Italian digital artist was featured recently in The Creators Project where he said: "My work is strongly influenced by events and contemporary culture and has many ironic nuances and messages of social criticism. I try to reveal irreverent visions of today’s world remixing classic paintings, objects or known personalities with ironic elements and show the negative side of social networks, politics, industry, and commerce."
This short but awesome animation, especially today, is bittersweet. But more sweet than bitter. (Yes, I realize I kind of quoted Big Head Todd & the Monsters there.)
Let's remember, always, the power of one voice in the room.