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September 04, 2015

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Hal

A short film about a ballet shoe factory.

One of these days I'd really like to track down a copy of Gala, from the National Film Board of Canada . . . as I recall, the opening shot is of a ballerina, perched Just So with ballet shoe . . . . plotzed on the ground with a hammer, and is absolute bashing the hell out of her brand new shoes, to get 'em wearable.

For the agoraphobic and antisocial, an app for avoiding crowds.

A number of years ago, and before the barrage of cell phones but at the time of the full surge of yuppys, I was at a small gettogether as someone arrived announcing that she had just gotten her bonus, and now she could have her trip to Africa!!!!! Do you realize how few places there are where you can see an entire heard of wild animals in their native environment?!!??!?!

At which point I announced, Well, have you ever seen Market St. at rush hour?

For some reason she proclaimed to be not amused.


And finally, tastily, a leech that feeds exclusively on hippo rectums.

One can---and no doubt will---supply the examples for inserting some number of standard politician references . . . I'll grant not all politicians . . .

R. Sherman

Comparing the layers of paper link to some of your other "art" posts. I shall keep that link in reserve the next time you regale us with a Youtube video of someone with an arts grant cleaning his nostrils with a Q-Tip and smearing the extract on a canvas as a commentary on the tragedy of Biafra or whatever.

R. Sherman

Also, the Hippo Butt Leach is proof of two things: God exists and He has a sense of humor.

BeckoningChasm

That kitten video is the most adorable thing I've seen this year. It would make a great storybook or animated film.

J.M. Heinrichs

Hal
http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=13727
Contact: https://www.nfb.ca/about/contact-us/
The film is in the archives, but not listed on the NFB website.

Cheers

rjmadden

How to make squid piglets.

That explains why there isn't a Russian restaurant on every high street.

David

That explains why there isn’t a Russian restaurant on every high street.

Yes, some cuisines travel well, others not so much. Very few people say, “Ooh, let’s have German tonight.”

Though they do make some very good cars.

Sam

For the agoraphobic and antisocial, an app for avoiding crowds.

I tried it just now. It says I can avoid crowds by going to the chip shop. It's 9 in the morning.

Theophrastus

Ukrainian cuisine is another one that doesn't travel well:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3825221.stm

Joan

Drone versus ram.

But if you had 54 of 'em you could do this.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/mad-genius-creates-a-crazy-super-drone-flying-machine-u-1727961205

Jason

“Ooh, let’s have German tonight.”

Hamburger, sausage, sauerkraut, beer...German sounds good to me!:-D

David

This may amuse. Ms Monique Bastos, a mixed martial arts fighter, was on her way to the gym when the gentleman seen screaming in this video attempted to steal her phone.

Dom

Gif of note has a bad link.

Hal

Hal
http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=13727
Contact: https://www.nfb.ca/about/contact-us/
The film is in the archives, but not listed on the NFB website.

Hmmmmmmmmm . . . . .

Conversation in progress. Thank you!

Simen Thoresen

I've been away, but I would have thought that someone else would have mentioned this particular pub?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajyNRnyPMs

-S

David

Inspired.

Hal

So you go into a bar or pub and ask for a Butane Coke Rocket . . . Oh, you mean it can break windows and anything else it hits??!?!?

Simen Thoresen

It's 3am here now, so when I found this video of a guy playing with his nut-sack, I just had to forward it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czVTga5g66s
(from http://laughingsquid.com/a-one-hour-binaural-asmr-video-of-a-man-playing-with-his-nut-sack/ )

While the sound is a highlight, I found the bow-tie to add a lot of class to the experience.

-S

BackwardsBoy

A modified cow? Evelyn hardest hit.

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