The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. So… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe?
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Ever heard the saying “less is more”? The “Bubble Porn” video is only as lurid as your preconceptions. It’s like that scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Luke is about to enter that spooky tree and asks what’s inside. Yoda replies, “Only what you take with you.”
Well, I suspect that most of us will be taking a good bit of redtube into this particular tree.
An aside – remember when you were a kid and actually had to hunt for pornography? Kids these days will never know the thrill of uncovering “wood porn“, unless it’s in a discarded thumb drive. (Hint: Leave it the hell alone.)
They’re all there! LV-426, Arrakis… Okay, maybe not all of those. Still, cool video.
Filmmakers Keith and David Lynch used images from vintage Victorian phenakistoscope discs in this music video for “The Hope of a Favourable Outcome” a song by Canadian composer Carly Paradis. If you’re into film scores, then you may know her already for her piano work on the soundtrack to Duncan Jones’ excellent science fiction film Moon.
One of the oddest manifestations of the Cult of Conspicuous Consumption are “unboxing” videos. Just search “unboxing” and you’ll find tons of YouTubers documenting every stage of unpacking a newly purchased product (even incredibly banal ones) as if it were a rare and delicate archaeological artifact, and often with the same breathless exuberance such a discovery might elicit. I don’t hate them, though. I’ve watched a few, and I think that they appeal to the curious, always foraging monkey brain that’s still lurking under all of that fancy-pants upjiggered human temporal cortex.
In any case, I think that this guy nailed the worst attributes of unboxing videos. Funny stuff.
I believe this obscure video by Akiko Hada, Holger Hiller, and Karl Bonnie circa 1988 speaks for itself.
Apparently a few phrases here and there get through, most of them profanities. You’re welcome, world.
Courtesy of the Omega Point Project
Enjoy this “remix” of Alan Watts talking about “The Real You”. Incidentally, the “I always though existence, as such, was weird” sample that opens up the DisinfoCast them was sampled from an Alan Watts lecture.
Via The Teeming Brain.