What did Senator Ted Cruz achieve this week? He reminded us of Jesse Jackson’s supreme reading of Green Eggs and Ham. That’s not nothing. But let’s move on to another cheerful cavalcade of distraction from the Procrastinaut Tumblr — where @gilbertjasono, @danielwbean, and I gather the very best divisionary wonders and amusements (follow the Tumblr here) all week long, plus a few bonus items. Enjoy.
3. Slow Down
What can be done with the slo-mo feature on the new iPhone 5S? Yahoo Tech reveals the answer: Slow-motion animal videos. (I’m partial to the goat. Of course.)
4. Distorting The Facts
5. Musical Tropes
In a brilliant video combining the supercut form with the musical remix, Duncan Robson converted the sounds of stereotypical machine malfunctions from TV and movies into accompaniment for music by Joel Robson: “ Percussive Maintenance.”
6. Animated Discussion
PBS Digital Studios has a very cool series online that I just learned about: Blank on Blank takes existing audio interviews with everyone from Wilt Chamberlain to Janis Joplin to David Foster Wallace, and animates them. Here are the Beastie Boys talking about “being stupid,” with art by Patrick Smith.
7. Big Data
8. Magic Box
9. Beyond the Pale
10. Show Me The Money
And in conclusion: Andre Levy revises the portraits of statespeople on coins to resemble “superheroes, cartoon characters, pop portraits, and, somewhat unexpectedly, Karl Lagerfeld.” Via HiLobrow
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