Monthly Archives: January 2014

AT&T’s Futuristic “You Will” Ads of 1993

We have most of these things today (or better options, like FaceTime over a phonebooth camera phone). I still mentally play Tom Selleck’s voice reading the slogan, “You will! And the company that will bring it to you? AT&T.” occasionally.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Son Surprises His Mom With Super Bowl Tickets

She’s a DIE HARD Seahawks fan, by the way. Regardless of which team you might support (or none of the above), you really should read the full story behind the tickets at the YouTube site, under “About”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0fnKdPgxc

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The Daily Show’s Rob Corddry – “Super Bowl Ads”

via http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/01/30/a-symptom-of-a-sick-consumer-society/

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Trailer: A Million Ways to Die In The West (NSFW Language)

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Frederick Scott – “A Trent Reznor Song”

Very funny. Via: http://boingboing.net/2014/01/29/this-is-a-trent-reznor-song.html

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Watch “DA,DA,DA, – THE TRIO.” on YouTube

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Watch “Volkswagen Commercial – Da Da Da (1997)” on YouTube

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Some Links I Found Recently

This one’s from my Dad: Hooniverse’s “The Art of Visual Futurist Syd Mead”: http://hooniverse.com/2011/05/16/hooniverse-modern-art-monday-the-art-of-visual-futurist-syd-mead/

The Bronswick Affair – 23 minute mockumentary: http://www.nfb.ca/film/bronswik_affair

8 great philosophical questions we’ll never solve: http://io9.com/5945801/8-philosophical-questions-that-well-never-solve

Stephen Colbert explains why net neutrality sucks: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/24/colbert-explains-net-neutrality_n_4658388.html?utm_hp_ref=comedy

The Porsche 928: https://www.google.com/search?q=porsche+928&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=U8S&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=47riUvlt0OewBIelglg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1553&bih=687

The DeLorean Sedan that never was: http://jalopnik.com/the-proposed-delorean-sedan-is-as-coke-tastically-80s-472089598

A hot 1980s kit car based on a Chevy Citation: http://jalopnik.com/this-is-the-best-chevrolet-citation-youve-never-seen-1508235096

A freakishly huge maze, drawn by a janitor in his spare time, over the course of years: http://shop.spoon-tamago.com/collections/new/products/papas-maze

The office of tomorrow from 2003, tracking your every move: http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/2003s-soul-crushing-office-of-tomorrow-tracked-your-ev-1507409028

“Blood is thicker than water” is actually the opposite of the original intention: http://25.media.tumblr.com/0e03387c92d18e7f5c55a4cda9b2cb4e/tumblr_mzvgttw6HU1qzcv7no1_500.jpg

Haircut questionnaire (comic, and awesome): http://www.happyjar.com/comic/cut/

Alternate versions of Doctor Who: http://www.themarysue.com/agent-of-style-alternate-doctor-who/

A Safe-For-Work tour of Amsterdam’s Red Light District: http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/amsterdam/attractions-of-amsterdam-s-red-light-district-amsterdam-s-disneyland-of-vice-a-tour-of-the-red-light-district

Video game action figures for the Atari 2600 that never were: http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2014/01/23/some-exciting-video-game-action-figures/

“He Stole My Balloons!” – Batman art: http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf-2/479499/he-stole-my-balloons-by-cakes-and-comics-d6r0bx9.jpg

What caused a 10-year winter starting in the year 536? http://io9.com/what-caused-a-10-year-winter-starting-in-536-1505213873

How Apple’s “1984” ad was almost cancelled: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29867/how-apples-1984-ad-was-almost-canceled

Mountain Dew was originally meant to be mixed with whiskey! http://www.mentalfloss.com/amazing-facts#f202

Awesome DVD commentaries: http://www.cracked.com/article_20769_5-hilariously-awkward-meltdowns-hidden-dvd-commentaries.html

Cure snoring by singing (with a particularly disturbing clipart that looks, to me, like a dude, open mouthed, in a casket): http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/cure-snoring-singing-180949408/

50+ years of Japanese concept cars: http://pinktentacle.com/2010/09/photos-50-years-of-japanese-concept-cars/

25 under-appreciated films from 2006: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/2006-movies/28982/the-top-25-underappreciated-films-of-2006

McDonald’s Go Bananas Shake advertisement: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3910401885/

The Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in a series of pictures (animated gif): http://i.imgur.com/iCswJhw.gif

Soylent Green prop from the 1972 film: http://boingboing.net/2014/01/21/soylent-green-prop-from-1972-m.html

What’s the best piece of advice ever given to you?: http://bitsandpieces.us/2014/01/22/whats-the-best-advice-that-anyone-has-ever-given-you/

Noel Gallagher’s grumpy DVD commentary: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/noel-gallaghers-grumpy-dvd-commentary-is-a-work-of-comedic-g

The Dial-Up Kid: http://www.sonnyradio.com/dialupkid.htm

Two guy-tips for looking better: http://www.scrawnytobrawny.com/the-2-step-body-upgrade

Dylan Ratigan loses his temper, possibly rightfully so:

Studio audience laughing at DC Comics’ continuity, and the reaction: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/01/07/when-a-studio-audience-laughs-at-jokes-about-details-of-dc-comics-continuity-listen-to-grant-morrisons-chain-reaction-right-here/

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Damon Albarn – “Everyday Robots”

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Porsche – 1990s 928 Ad

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Star Wars User Interface Design in Episodes 1-3

Star Wars UI/UX Design + Animation from Noel Rubin – teknoel on Vimeo.

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Josephine Baker – “Papitou”

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Pearl Jam – “Lukin” (1996)

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Cool Biker Scenes

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Two Random Clips: “You Win A Cookie”, and “Goose Laughing”

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NES Start Screens, in Roughly Alphabetical Order

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Shpadoinkle Day

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Thirty-Year Old Soap Ad Promised Australians Robot Butlers, Still No Robot Butlers in Australia

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Meryl Streep Makes The Most Boring Things Sound Cool

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Pure Moods (1990s New Age Music CD Ad)

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The Men of Full House Reuinite for a Dannon Commercial

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Parrot Laughing at Biting Its Owner

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Guide to American Football (Animated)

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Harvard Sailing Team – “House Guest Requests”

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Iggy Pop Touring his New York Neighborhood in 1993 (NSFW Language)

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Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum Commercial, 1994 (The Taste Is Gonna Move You!)

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Watermelon Explosion

Note: If you choose to blow up a large piece of fruit or a vegetable, please do it with eye protection, and a safe minimum distance away from people and buildings. Unlike these guys.

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Washing Your Hair In Space

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Domesticated Squirrel Playing

via http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Playing-with-a-Pet-Squirrel/#!tv1zY

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Conan: Matt LeBlanc Teaching Massachusetts Slang

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Everything Wrong With: Resident Evil

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Opie and Anthony Show – Installing Windows Vista (NSFW language)

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Ninja Sex Party – “Dinosaur Laser Fight”

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The Who – “I’m Free”

Congrats on getting sprung from the hospital Jon! I hope everything goes alright from here on out. Take care, man.

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Bryan Cranston – “Writer’s Block” (NSFW)

The story behind this is really cool: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Writers-Block/#!sU6U7

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Robocop Remix (using sounds from the original movie)

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Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion (or laughing at CGI robots falling down)

Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures from John Goatstream on Vimeo.

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More Stuff I Found This Month

Evolution of Fast Food Logos: http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/blog/the-evolution-of-fast-food-logos-burger-chains

Russel Brand thinks we need a socialist revolution. http://inthesetimes.com/video/15788/russell_brand_breaks_down_the_need_for_a_socialist_revolution/

Six awesome songs that make 6 movies better: http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnnorris/justin-timberlake-karen-o-and-tegan-and-sara-6-s-i8l9

The 44 best songs of 1994, according to Now That’s What I Call Music! – http://www.buzzfeed.com/wordsbydan/44-best-songs-of-1994-according-to-now-thats-what-b6bd

Name origins of the 50 states: http://cheezburger.com/7994061824

Cold hard facts about freezing to death: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/As-Freezing-Persons-Recollect-the-Snow–First-Chill–Then-Stupor–Then-the-Letting-Go.html?page=all

Four shows to marathon after finishing Breaking Bad: http://www.dorkly.com/article/57560/4-shows-you-can-marathon-to-fill-the-breaking-bad-sized-hole-in-your-heart

Since when? http://i.imgur.com/MXzl2Zd.png

African proverb: http://i.imgur.com/BoeuZKr.png

All 11 Doctors: http://static.neatoshop.com/images/product/74/10074/All-Eleven_59776-l.jpg

The seating arrangement for doomed United flight 232 to Sioux City: who lived, and who died: http://www.reddit.com/r/MorbidReality/comments/1iq3i1/this_is_the_seating_arrangement_for_united_flight/

This wacko sign is 30 miles outside of Sioux City, Iowa: http://i.imgur.com/4UgBJ.jpg

Top Gear hilariously explains oversteer, in these animated gifs: http://topgear-magazine.com/post/72792563605/hammond-explains-oversteer

Reddit thread: What would have to happen for you to stop being an NFL fan? http://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/1v0e3i/difficult_question_but_in_your_opinion_what_would/ceno3ki

Ten great alternate history theories of the United States, in literature: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/The-10-Best-Alternate-Histories/#!sUXnR

Richard Dawkins – This should be given to parents in the maternity ward of hospitals: https://twitter.com/j_apiz/status/422762367332933632/photo/1

Scott Adams (Dilbert) – Joiner’s Dilema: http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_joiners_dilemma/

Someone was bored with blue tape: http://i.imgur.com/YeY7H76.jpg http://imgur.com/YeY7H76

Luigi: http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf-2/478838/luigi.jpg

What I think of while doing a multiple choice test: http://www.reddit.com/tb/1v5iow

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd on romantic comedies: http://www.themarysue.com/amy-poehler-they-came-together/

Patrick Stewart slicing a pizza with a Star Trek pizza cutter, while singing the Original Series Star Trek theme: http://www.themarysue.com/patrick-stewart-instagram-pizza/

The most and least realistic movie psychopaths: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/gory-details/most-and-least-realistic-movie-psychopaths-ever

Batman’s Greatest Boner! http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/136/

The girl who sang with The Beatles: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Lizzie-Bravo-The-Girl-Who-Sang-with-the-Beatles/#!sU09q

NFL Logos as hipsters: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/83803076/

8-Bit Star Wars: http://1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/87/39/52ec000a1518f21e434731cf2c23f23e-star-wars-episode-8-bit.jpg

The more intense a TV show, the closer you get to the screen: http://2.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/72/94/ec2f6463a4cc7836a84515c6e0bde604-the-more-intense-the-tv-show-the-closer-you-get-to-the-screen.jpg

Fifteen things to know about Popeye on his 85th anniversary: http://mentalfloss.com/article/54568/15-things-know-about-popeye-his-85th-anniversary

Your phone can do almost everything from this 1991 Radio Shack ad: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-cichon/radio-shack-ad_b_4612973.html

25 honestly-titled Oscar Nominees for 2014: http://cheezburger.com/157701

8 things worth knowing about eating sushi: http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a1ADN4P_700b.jpg

9 guys + 1 cardboard cutout of Taylor Swift = http://i.imgur.com/WY4zNfI.jpg

Star Trek Enterprise ship comparison: http://img.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf-2/479040/enterprise_comparison.png

Button MASH! http://1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/87/17/3dafc142b2d7818de7bdc17760fce556-gif-of-the-day-street-fighter-turbo-button-masher-edition.gif

When you are dead: http://bitsandpieces.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/when-you-are-dead.jpg

Imagine a world without pizza: http://bitsandpieces.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/imagine-a-world-without-pixzza.jpg

A map of each state’s deepest desires (or lack thereof…I’M LOOKING AT YOU, SOUTH DAKOTA!): http://gizmodo.com/a-map-of-each-states-deepest-desires-according-to-goo-1505029428?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Gifs of stuntmen from really old movies (mostly Buster Keaton), and the Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/1vny40/stuntmen_from_old_movies/

I should have taken the blue jelly bean: http://25.media.tumblr.com/dbad8cb7a5b4ad4ad1e25a72816bdb66/tumblr_mzp9vgZvEx1r0wqrdo1_500.jpg

Having kids is like…http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Girb6idx3Mw/UtnMNwp94_I/AAAAAAAAmhY/b0dswHjSTJY/s1600/aXbN7Y2_460s.jpg

Google’s music timeline: http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2014/01/explore-history-of-pop-and-punk-jazz.html

Disney movie poster art, from Snow White to Frozen: http://twentytwowords.com/2014/01/16/from-snow-white-to-frozen-watch-disneys-art-and-design-evolve-through-all-53-of-their-movie-posters/#more-97673

10 myths about World War 1 debunked: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25776836

The Netherlands is the country on Earth where it’s easiest to find healthy food: http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-netherlands-is-country-with-most.html

The escaped-gorilla gag from The Goonies that ended up on the cutting room floor: http://unpopped.blogspot.com/2011/12/goonies-gorillas.html

How Nintendo, when successful, has used withered technology in its products: http://ignorethecode.net/blog/2013/09/05/lateral_thinking_with_withered_technology/

Rivals: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp1l2nOJSZ1qzl97vo1_500.jpg

Imagine, if you will: http://i.imgur.com/DVTHOhW.jpg

CGI of animals in the womb: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1077492/It-aint-half-snuggly-Mum-The-ground-breaking-pictures-animals-capturing-life-womb.html

Growing up feels like… http://www.tickld.com/cdn_image_thing/626341.jpg

Snowfall: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1XP-xLuVl6w/URf7ybE3TzI/AAAAAAAAHH0/jF9wy99vOUU/w497-h373/snowfall.gif

Dragon whose eyes follow yours (optical illusion): http://gagsarea.com/28099

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David Lynch – “Clean Up NYC” PSA, 1991

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