A Cartoon Proposes Five Food Innovations the Animator Thinks Society Desperately Needs

A recent cartoon by H. Caldwell Tanner (previously) or CollegeHumor proposes five food innovations Tanner thinks society desperately needs. Tanner’s ideas include a way to cool the inside of Hot Pockets, inject sriracha into food, and more.

‘Driving & Dying’, A Supercut of Point-of-View Shots From the Original ‘Mad Max’ Movie Trilogy

Artist Rishi Kaneria (previously) has created “Driving & Dying,” a supercut video of action-filled point-of-view shots from the original Mad Max movie trilogy.

One of the reasons George Miller’s action scenes work so well and make so much sense is because they are grounded in the character’s point of view. By doing this he literally puts you into the action using nonverbal visual, almost operatic, storytelling—something Hitchcock would call “pure cinema.”

Footage taken from:
Mad Max
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

music by Girl Talk – “Play Your Part (Pt. 1)

A Baby Humiliates Walter White of ‘Breaking Bad’ by Laughing at Heisenberg After He Says ‘I Am the One Who Knocks!’

Marca Blanca (previously) has created a great new mashup video that makes it look like a cute little baby humiliates Walter White of Breaking Bad by laughing at Heisenberg after he aggressively says the classic line, “I am the one who knocks!” The both terrified and amused infant named Emerson, who we have written about in the past, goes great with the memorable scene from Breaking Bad.

‘Space Weird Thing’, A Reimagining of the David Bowie Song ‘Space Oddity’ Using Only the Most Common English Words

Space Weird Thing” by Alaska Robotics is a music video tribute to the classic David Bowie song “Space Oddity.” Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Seth Boyer rewrote the lyrics to the song in the style of the “Up Goer Five” comic by Randall Munroe, a comic diagramming the Saturn V rocket using only the 1,000 most commonly used English words.

Ground control to top space man
Ground control to top space man
Take your small food rocks and put your head-safe on

Ground control to top space man
(ten, ten less one, ten less two, seven,
Start the numbers-down, big fires on
six, five, four, three, two, one, up-go!)
Check the start thing and may God’s love be with you…

This is Ground Control to top space man,
you’re really first in class
and the papers want to know which person’s shirts you wear
now it’s time to leave the space-house since you’re there

This is top space man to Ground Control,
I’m stepping through the door
and I’m relaxing in the air and it’s weird
and the stars look very different today

For here am I sitting in a lunch box, far above the world
Home space ball is blue, and there’s nothing I can do

Though I’m past five hundred hundred hundred hundred feet,
I’m feeling very cool
And I think my space car knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much — she knows

Ground Control to top space man,
your talk line’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, top space man? Can you hear me, top space man?
Can you hear me, top space man?

Can you….here — I’m relaxing in my lunch box
Far above the space night light ball
Home space ball is blue, and there’s nothing I can do

The original music video for comparison:

via Andy Baio

Really Terrible Money Saving Tips by Pleated-Jeans

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans offers some really terrible money saving tips to help you get through life.

Japanese Farmer Finds an Enormous, Mutated Strawberry That Is Now Officially the Heaviest Ever Found

A farmer in Fukuoka, Japan found an enormous (by berry standards) strawberry that tipped the scale at a whopping 250 grams—that’s a little over half a pound for metric system haters. The mutated beast of a berry now holds the Guinness World Record for the heaviest strawberry in the world.

giant strawberry and coin

strawberry and mascot

strawberry on scale

photos via Guinness World Records

Mill Ends Park, The Smallest City Park in the World Nestled in a Two-Foot Diameter Space in Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park
photo by Craig Dietrich

Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon is a city park spanning only two feet in diameter. In 1946, journalist Dick Fagan noticed that an unused light pole space in the middle of Front Street (what is now Naito Parkway) was growing weedy, he planted flowers in the space and documented all the fabulous imaginary happenings there in a column for the Oregon Journal called Mill Ends. The park, dedicated on St. Patrick’s Day in 1948, holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest park, though that has been contested by a sports management group with the argument that Mill Ends Park is not a real park and that Prince’s Park in Burntwood, England should hold the world record. Mill Ends Park, however, is indeed a true city park that is maintained and is occasionally the site of events and tiny art installations.

Occupy Mill Ends Park
Mill Ends Park was occupied during the Occupy Portland movement in 2011. Photo by Another Believer

via Oregon Live, Amusing Planet, Neatorama

Italian Designer Benedetto Demaio Creates a World of Color on Instagram

Creative Diet

The photos of designer Benedetto Demaio feature color as the primary subject. Using common household items such as balloons, pencils, chalk and paint, Demaio has crafted a world on Instagram where color reigns supreme.

Designer by vocation, photographer for leisure and teacher for the mission. I’ll tell the world I think. Have fun, I will do the same.

Balloons

Thread

Wool

Orogeny

Art Attacks

Lifeline

Skyline

images by Benedetto Demaio

via Ufunk