‘Everything But the News’ Picks the Brain of a Five-Year-Old Venture Capitalist

Everything But the News (previously) host Steve Goldbloom picks the brain of a five-year-old venture capitalist named Max in a short clip that deviates somewhat from the series’ traditional format. As it turns out, Max has a keen eye for art and playing the numbers.

A Woman Pulls Off an Epic Jenga Move by Quickly Hitting Out the Bottom Brick Without Knocking Over the Tower

Redditor DKBobby recently posted a video on YouTube of their sister-in-law pulling off an epic move while playing Jenga. With a quick karate chop, she was able to knock out the bottom brick without knocking the tower over. After the block shoots out, the tower just slams back down onto the table without a problem.

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The Kloons Lip Sync a Conversation About Bill Murray Between Nik Kazoura’s Mother and Aunt in Episode 5 of ‘Sisters’

In episode five of their web series SistersMitch Lewis and Nik Kazoura of The Kloons lip sync a recorded conversation between Kazoura’s mother and aunt on the topic of Bill Murray. One of the women seems particularly impressed with Murray’s recent role in the film St. Vincent.

A Compilation of Times Stephen Colbert Has Cracked Up and Broken Character While Filming ‘The Colbert Report’

Comedy Central has put together a compilation of times Stephen Colbert has cracked up while filming The Colbert Report. A few times Colbert even breaks character from the ultra-conservative persona he put on for the show.

After more than nine years on the air, The Colbert Report ended its run on December 18, 2014 with a group sing-along featuring many famous friends of the show.

A Cappella Group ‘Shir Soul’ Uses Colored Dreidels to Assign Vocal Roles While Performing a Medley of Chanukah Songs

Shir Soul, the New York City-based Jewish a cappella group, performs an amazing medley of three traditional Chanukah songs: “I Have a Little Dreidel,” “Mi Yimalel,” and “Ma’oz Tzur” in a modern harmonic style. Using dreidels in different colors to assign varying vocal parts to each member of the group, the singers vary from harmony (red) to melody (blue) to bass (green) to beat box (purple) throughout the song.

Here’s another beautiful performance by Shir Soul as they perform the song “Salaam” in 2012.

Beautiful Pixel Art Illustrations of Detailed Scenes That Tell a Personal Story About the Artist

The Toy Maker
The Toy Maker

Barcelona, Spain-based artist Octavi Navarro has created a beautiful collection of pixel art illustrations of detailed scenes that each tell a personal story about the artist. The series of illustrations allows viewers’ eyes and mind to wander while looking at the pixel art people and objects. Navarro’s work is available to purchase online on smartphone cases, art prints, pillow cases, and more from his Redbubble store . Time-lapse videos of Navarro designing each scene are available to view on YouTube.

The idea comes from my love for classic video games that I played so much since my 9th birthday, when my parents bought me a second hand Commodore 64 with a box full of cassette games. In this project, I’m mixing my own painting techniques with some of the restrictions of classic pixel art, resulting in very personal scenes that tell unique stories.

Cats
Cats

Close the gates!
Close the gates!

The Pumpkin Costume
The Pumpkin Costume

The Secret
The Secret

images via Pixels, Huh.

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‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ Arrives on Netflix Including ‘The Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special’

Pee-wee Herman (previously) himself (Paul Reubens) announced on his Facebook page that all 45 episodes of the classic television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse have been added for instant streaming through Netflix, including the show’s prime-time Christmas special. The series was recently restored for a Blu-ray release by Shout! Factory.

pee-wee christmas

image via Pee-wee Herman

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GoPro Video of an Intense Ski Session Down the Austrian Alps

Christoph Hoerner and Daniel Feichtinger of the Austrian ski team Traum Leben shot some GoPro footage of an intense day spent skiing down the Austrian Alps after a recent massive snowfall.

Proto BuildBar, A Makerspace & Bar Hybrid Located in Downtown Dayton, Ohio Where People Can 3D Print, Drink, & Make

Proto BuildBar

Chris Wire, owner of the Dayton, Ohio-based Real Art digital and physical creative agency, brought a dream to life when he and his talented team turned an old dance studio into the makerspace and bar hybrid known as Proto BuildBar. When customers walk into the awesome “next-generation makerspace” they are welcomed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff and given plenty of choices as to what to dig into first. The BuildBar is located in downtown Dayton, down the road from the Fifth Third Field stadium–home of the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team.

Proto has seven MakerBot Replicator 2s, plus numerous other high-quality 3D printers, ready for customers to build pretty much anything that they can think up or download and tweak from Thingiverse. The electronics savvy individuals and people who want to learn have the option to solder a techy project together and then hang out in the lounge area for a relaxing drink from the full service café. If that wasn’t enough, Wire brought the world’s largest claw machine over from the Real Art building next door for adults and children to control and enjoy. It is visually stunning and stocked with all sorts of cool prizes, and sometimes even people.

This is Proto BuildBar, a next-generation makerspace. It isn’t a members only club, a fab lab, or a traditionally structured hacker haven. It’s a commercial business catering to electrically curious DIY dabblers and caffeine addicts looking for an extra shot of inspiration. Proto, which opened in late October, attracts a wide range of patrons from maker-minded 10-year-olds to octogenarians designing their first 3D-printed models.

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Proto BuildBar

Nothing to see here, folks. Just a custom 3d printed lightsaber. No big deal.

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The Long and Intensive Process That Goes Into Creating a Hand-Colored Lithograph

Online art gallery Sold Art has created a video highlighting the work of French artists Ella & Pitr (previously), who create lithographs the old-fashioned way.

From drawing on the limestone and printing with the lithographic press dating from the 19th century, to the hand embellishment of the lithography, you’ll discover the whole process of this old art printing technique that only few people know.

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