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Archive: 'Afternoon Delight'
Stand-up comic John Branyan found reading Shakespeare hard — the man’s working vocabulary was, reportedly, 54,000 words. So Branyan decided to translate a siimple fairy tale into Bardolese – thusly.
Enjoy as a group of Korean kids practice their English to the tune of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.”
This video is proof once and for all that those books are up to no good once you turn out the lights.
Occasionally in this space, we like to showcase imaginative music videos (yes, bands still make those). Here’s one from Ramshackle Union Band.
Who needs a bass and drum kit when you can get all the sound you need out of one acoustic guitar?
Hate the incessant honker who blares the horn fully knowing he’s having no impact on traffic? He gets his in this short.
Enjoy a little pre-WWII Texas music courtesy of Dallas’ Bent Penny String Band.
As you hang those new calendars at your desk today, enjoy this short lesson on the history of calendars.
Dutch artist Theo Jansen builds kinetic sculptures he calls “strandbeests” – ‘beach creatures.’ They’re wind-powered, self-directed ‘walking skeletons’ that can leave their creator and wander off along the shore.