Photographer Catches His Camera Drone Moments Before It Crash Lands in the Ocean

Perth, Australia-based photographer Ryan Chatfield was recording aerial footage of Perth’s City Beach when his brand new camera drone ran low on batteries and began an automatic descent toward the waves below. What followed was a mad 100 yard dash that required Chatfield to clamber over a rock jetty and into the ocean. He managed to catch the drone when it was about a foot from the water. Then he endured a good flogging by a wave as he climbed back up the jetty with his (intact) drone. All of this was recorded by the drone’s camera.

Photographer Catches His Camera Drone Moments Before It Crash Lands in the Ocean

Photographer Catches His Camera Drone Moments Before It Crash Lands in the Ocean

photos via Ryan Chatfield

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Dick Mills & Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Describe How They Created the Iconic Doctor Who Theme

In this clip from “Masters of Sound“, a feature on the Doctor Who:The Beginning Box Set, studio manager Dick Mills and engineer Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop describe how they brought the iconic theme of the Doctor Who series to life.

Now, most tunes have got a three-part structure: you’ve got a rhythm, you’ve got a melody and you’ve got the twiddly bits on top so we created three separate tapes, put them onto three machines and stood next to them and said “Ready, steady, go!” and pushed all the ‘start’ buttons at once. It seemed to work. In those days it was obvious this was a wrong note. How to find out: you simply unrolled all the tape down the floor, walked along the sticky tape joins and where two sticky-tape joins weren’t next to each other, that was the wrong note. So that was that!

Actor John Stamos Confirms Netflix’s Ordering of ‘Fuller House’, A ‘Full House’ Spin-Off Sitcom

On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, actor John Stamos excitedly announced his involvement in and confirmed the ordering of Netflix series Fuller House, a continuation of the 1980s and 1990s sitcom Full House. He says Fuller House will start as a reunion of the Tanner family, and then spin off to focus on best friends D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure) and Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber). While he confirms that actor Bob Saget will indeed make an appearance as Danny Tanner, he has no solid news on the involvement of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

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Google Lets Users Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster in Google Maps Street View

To celebrate the 81st anniversary of the publication of the famous Surgeon’s Photograph that claimed to show the Loch Ness Monster, Google is letting users explore Loch Ness in Google Maps using the Street View feature.

The Surgeon’s Photograph was first published in the Daily Mail on April 21, 1934, and although was later revealed as a hoax, remains one of the most famous images associated with the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

surgeon's photo

surgeons photo

photos via PBS

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‘All the Lazy Boyfriends’, A New They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Track Pondering the Habits of Men

For the 16th week of their year-long Dial-A-Song project (previously), the band They Might Be Giants present “All the Lazy Boyfriends,” an amusing song that ponders the perplexingly lethargic habits of men. The accompanying video was directed by brothers Mike and Paul Swiatek, who previously won a TMBG video contest for the song “Am I Awake.” Like the other songs of the project, this track will be featured on the band’s upcoming record, Glean.

push your hands in your pockets. spaced out and sleepless
put yourself on the docket. get ready to go
got a brand new day planner still snug in the wrapper
and the weekly to-do list as white as the snow
so who’s good for nothing?
after you’ve run through your personal time
you still got some Wite-Out
enough to erase all the previous line

did you say out loud that YOU THINK YOU’VE LOST YOUR EDGE?
man, you never lost your edge
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change
they’re standing in the kitchen and preparing to change
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change

this American splendor spreads out before you
from basements to attics, garages to sheds
who needs a vacation? who needs a direction?
who needs motivation when you live in your head?
so who’s good for nothing?
so hard to finish
there’s nothing to force
you’ve still got some Wite-Out
and all of the girlfriends’ buyers remorse