Top 10 numbers
When the subject of top 10 rankings become numbers, the content sounds like gibberish. The form of these kind of ranking videos, in this case, is the content. In the new-liberal society, everything has to have a ranking, “The best coffee shops in London”, “100 movies you have to watch before you die”, etc. Affliate marketing, restaurant review apps, travel bloggers, tailored advertising dominate our lives.
Die Käfer - Mond, Mond, Ja, Ja
Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure shooter game. The story settles in a background that Nazis have developed extremely advanced technologies that they dominated the world.
Mond, Mond, Ja, Ja is one of the soundtracks from the game, it imitated the music style of Beatles, but expressed totally opposite meaning in the lyrics, such as “for we are the greatest in the universe“, and “Today we own the galaxy”.
Baseball team members’ names
Why does this Japanese guy think these names are American? Given the history of Japanese manga, maybe it’s not hard to tell.
Pong got out of the usual track of life and started to wander in the universe.
“There are no more barriers to cross, all I have in common with the uncontrollable, and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed.” Pong said.
Library of Babel
The Library of Babel is the best-known novel by Jorge Luis Borgers, it describes a universal library that contains every book which has been and could be written. Every book has 410 pages with different combination of letters.
The Library of Babel is a website following Borgers’ idea which brings the library online. At present it contains pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books. One day, this website will contains every possible combinations of 1,312,000 letters. The Babel Image Archives follow the same princile, which permute 4096 colours. The images are pixel grids with 416 rows and 640 colloums. It contains every image that has been or could be made with this colour palette in these dimensions. In total there are 4096 266240 images.
No matter what word you type or what image you put in the search box, you can find them in the library. Although we often think language and images have meanings, essentially they can’t be sepearated from this mechanical reiteration. Everything that could be written, and every visual art work that could be made are in this library.
Russian Cyberpunk Farm
“They say that Russia is a technically backward country, there are no roads, robotics do not develop, rockets do not fly, and mail goes too long. It’s a bullshit.” (birchpunk)
Very well-made video of a cyberpunk version of Russian farm. Also check the New Year Special.
Sinclair’s script for stations
Reminds me of Bruce Norman’s videos.
Here are some good comments under the video:
"This is extremely dangerous to our monopoly"
“This has 3.7m views, yet when you search the exact title, it's not even on the first page, just mainstream news coverage about it.”
“There is no war in Ba Sing Se."
“Deleted from Reddit 3 times, hmmm.....”
Art gallery’s disaster
Is this performance art or Youtuber’s joke? At least he made people come to see those fake art pieces which are built to be destroyed.
Rockwell Retro Encabulator
The original of Rockwell Retro Encabulator can be seen here.
The history of the Turbo Encabulator can be seen here.
the turboencabulator was an inside joke between engineers in the 1940s that used technobabble to confuse those not in on the foolery – and it was a completely made up machine.
Cats at 3am
This is what cats do at 3AM.