These Flying Animal Robots Are Real and Magnificent

Just barely making it under the wire of a year full of bizarre and adorable robots, the fancy animal robot-makers at Festo are back with three new flying robots.An industrial automation company, Festo’s robotic menagerie also includes herring gulls, kangaroos, ants, an elephant’s trunk, and a gripper inspired by the… Source: Motherboard These Flying Animal… Continue reading These Flying Animal Robots Are Real and Magnificent

Watch the Highlights of the Most Futuristic Version of the Olympics

Watch these videos if you want to be inspired. Not even being paralyzed has stopped these folks from racing. A series of clips from IEEE Spectrum posted on YouTube this week features highlights of the Cybathlon 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, a championship for athletes with disabilities, who use a variety… Source: Motherboard Watch the Highlights… Continue reading Watch the Highlights of the Most Futuristic Version of the Olympics

How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Stop Motion Animation

“In an age of countless computer-generated box office hits coming out of Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks, many had feared that traditional styles of animation like stop motion would become obsolete. But small studios like LAIKA have proven that stop motion animated films are not only commercially viable, but is an art form that’s still evolving,… Continue reading How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Stop Motion Animation

Halloween is Grinch Night

The main character from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” had another book and animated holiday movie Wikipedia page

Angelo Badalamenti Reveals How He and David Lynch Composed the Twin Peaks‘ “Love Theme”

Source: Open Culture Excerpt: “On my last trip to New York, some friends took me to a favorite new-wave Chinese place of theirs. When I asked where to find the bathroom, they said to go downstairs. The staircase deposited me into one of the most surreal bathroom approaches I’ve ever experienced: a long, narrow,… Continue reading Angelo Badalamenti Reveals How He and David Lynch Composed the Twin Peaks‘ “Love Theme”

Gerry Rafferty

Both from City to City (1978) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_to_City You can hear Rafferty’s voice on the Steelers Wheel song, “Stuck in the Middle with You”, recorded before he left the band. He’s not in the video, which was recorded later, with Joe Egan lip-syncing Rafferty’s singing. He was also in a duo with (later) comedian Billy Connolly… Continue reading Gerry Rafferty

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