6/24/2008

A YouTube kind of evening

At work, I don't watch video. It's one of the policies I have to so I can stay focused on work. Tonight, I find myself with free time late at night for the first time in a while. There is nothing else to watch, so I'll review various items on YouTube that I pinned during my daily search routine.

They are making a film version of Watchmen, one of the best comics of all time. A lot of people are a bit concerned about how they'll be able to make a movie out of the 12-part series. Yet, the producers created an interesting contest. They invited filmmakers to make commercials for the various products that you see being advertised in the fictional 1980's in which the story takes place - a world in which Richard Nixon is still president in 1985. Some of the winning entries include this one, which I thought was the best of the four shown on this post at i09:



I almost never watch anything on YouTube, but I ended up on the homepage for some reason the other night and watched this amazing little piece of entertainment. I want one of these things. This is the kind of thing that reminds me the world can be a good place if we let engineers apply their vision to things like this. Maybe our future Cylon overlords won't be so bad if they can get a groove on:



Finally, I just watched this odd thing from either Sesame Street or the Muppets. I don't care to look up which. The site where I got this, io9, has a whole bunch of them in this post. I don't know quite know what to make of it, but I think I'll stick to having just watched the one:

2 comments:

Matt said...

Sean, the robot is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. I want to make one but the website says it is 750 dollars worth of parts. Boo

Sean Tubbs said...

Yeah, pretty steep indeed, but it would be a fun hobby to get into. I wonder if any one is doing anything like this around here. Robots are fairly spooky, imho.