A 69-year old man named Otis Johnson, who was recently let out of prison after serving 44 years for the attempted murder of a police officer, is currently trying to adjust to a very changed modern world from the one he had left almost half a century ago. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Johnson spoke openly about encountering new technology.
I got off at Times Square and I was looking at the atmosphere, the new things that was [sic] happening. And I seen [sic] that everybody was or the majority of the people were talking to themselves. Then I looked closer and they all seemed to have things in their ears. …iPhones or something like that. And I thought to my mind, what everybody become CIA or agents or stuff like that. Because that’s the only thing I can think of. Somebody walking around with wires in their ears.
images via Al-Jazeera
On the day that Marshall and Addie Burnette got married at the top of Roan Mountain in Tennessee , their beautiful dog Ryder acted as the videographer, filming the entire snowy winter wedding from her own perspective with a GoPro Camera strapped to her collar.
On November 2nd, 2014, Addie and I got married on the top of Roan Mountain, TN in 2 feet of snowy wonder. It was cold and magical. Our dog, Ryder, insisted on filming the wedding video, so we let her do her thing. She took awhile to edit the footage, but we think she did a great job.
Before filming, Ryder had to scout out the wedding location.
Getting a surreptitious shot of the couple from the trees.
images via Ryder Films Weddings
Savannah, Georgia-based father and artist Bob Clagett of I Like to Make Stuff has released a wonderful step-by-step tutorial on how to create ridiculously large lightsabers. His entire collection of steps are available to view on the I Like to Make Stuff website.
There’s not a whole lot to say here… I mean, they’re GIANT LIGHTSABERS!!
Why, you might ask, would someone make these? WHY NOT?! Actually, the truth is, a company asked me to make an over the top Star Wars/Christmas themed display, and these were a part of it.
They are absolutely ridiculous, but they were one of the most fun projects, and videos, I’ve made in a long time. I think I might need to spend a little more time with projects that are just senseless fun!
images via I Like to Make Stuff
Amsterdam is a city widely known for the crazy amount of ubiquitous bicycles that reside above ground, but less-publicized are the unfortunate ones that meet their end at the bottom of a canal. In 2011, Isabelle Harder captured fascinating footage of a giant claw machine perched atop a barge that was dredging bicycles up from canal floors.
Countless old bikes are dredged from Amsterdam canals using a crane and barge. How did hundreds of lost vintage Dutch bikes get in the canals… no one knows. Many treasures were discovered.
The Amsterdam municipality contracts with waste recycle companies to buy the metal debris that is periodically pulled from the canals by city workers. These barges and cranes are active almost every day due to the size and complexity of the canal system. Bikes, shopping carts, wagons, and even an occasional car are found. Because this is not an exact science, much metal debris lies undiscovered for decades before being fished out. Only when a canal is drained for extensive renovation is it completely emptied of all the metal waste. Some canals have not been fully emptied for over 400 years!
Thanks Jason Scott!