Thursday, May 29, 2014

What every man and girl should know


Here is a small collection of vintage coffee ads. Not surprisingly, they mainly show smiling people holding a cup of coffee, but there are variations to the theme. Also, they tend to emphasis the aroma over the taste. There are a few more samples after the jump.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Metabolically Challenged


We Will Live Again from Brooklyn Underground Films on Vimeo.

Considering the whole 'Rising from the Dead' vibe this is probably an incredibly inappropriate video for Easter weekend, but man... is this odd or what?
 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Close encounter with a meteor



Anders Helstrup, a Norwegian skydiver, had a couple of GoPro cameras mounted on his helmet when he did a jump. When he reviewed his video (seen above) he saw something zoom past him as he fell. Slowed down, and studied by a geologist, it appears he caught a meteor whizzing past him at 300ph.

You can read about it in the Universe Today article Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film (via Slashdot).

I wonder how many meteors have almost bonked me and I just haven't been playing close enough attention?
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vintage quakery

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These days for our quakery we have spiritual crystals, aroma therapy and the like -- in the old days I think they were rather more creative. Certainly more entertaining as these old patent medicine ads, and the ones after the jump, demonstrate.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Superman finds a GoPro



Gee... I wouldn't want anybody to think I'm slacking off in my blogging, so here is one of my beloved GoPro point-of-view videos. Enjoy.