A trio of Dutch filmmakers created a then-and-now video of the Dutch city of Alkmaar based on a 1914 historical film of the city. The contemporary video and the 100-year-old footage are presented in a fascinating side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison. The video was created by Frits de Beer, Tara Rikkers, and Michael de Vreugd.
Comedians Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have written a companion cookbook to their IFC show Portlandia with the show’s co-creator Jonathan Krisel that is appropriately titled The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local. The book features recipes as well as examples of the show’s specific brand of humor. It is available to pre-order now on Amazon.
images via Portlandia Cookbook
via Rick Webb
Back in March 2014, before Glen Tickle became a Contributing Writer at Laughing Squid, he attended the SXSW festival on behalf of Geekosystem. While he was there, he challenged Bill Nye — perhaps best known for the live-action educational television series Bill Nye the Science Guy — to a bow tie-tying race which resulted in a slightly one-sided competition which was recorded for the ages. Thanks to Tickle’s brave but ultimately foolhardy challenge, we now know that Nye can tie a perfect bow tie in just over 18 seconds.
New Kid Snippets videos every MONDAY. If movies were written by our children… We asked a kid to interview his little brother for a job. This is what they came up with.