This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the course of this spring and summer using four different cameras and then paired it with the song “Her Breath” by Arizono Kazuhiro. The end result is stunning! [Laughing Squid]
Kittens really do make everything better — even video games. In this little film, the game “Assassin’s Creed Unity” becomes “Assassin’s Kittens Unity”, which is obviously way more fun for everyone involved. Also, I’m going to make the assumption that there is someone out there in the world who is employed to make patterns for kitten film costumes. Life dream status. [Jezebel]
I’d say that “The Eyes of Hitchcock” from video essayist kogonada is right in time for Halloween season, but let’s be real, here, Hitchcock season is all year round. My best friend in high school indoctrinated me on Hitchcock, and this video illustrates beautifully why he’s possibly the greatest director of all time. By today’s standards there’s not much that’s shocking or scary-in-the-surprising-way about Hitchcock’s films, but there’s something supremely off-setting about John Ferguson’s obsessions in Vertigo, for example, that no other director could have captured so well. Well, enjoy, and perhaps it’s about time I got around to watching Rebecca, eh? [Juxtapoz]
Holler at me on Twitter.
Remember last year, when a UK politician was supporting an effort to get Jane Austen put on the 10-pound note and got flooded with rape threats on Twitter? No? I vaguely remember — vaguely, because it’s just one of the many, many, many instances in which women have received rape threats over Twitter in the last two years and it’s made the news. Plus, it seems like maybe the mildest thing in the world to try to get Jane Austen’s face on a bank note. Not that trolls are ever justified for making rape threats but … Jane Austen? Really? How does one manage to use Jane Austen as an excuse for rape threats? Keep reading »
The subreddit Today I Fucked Up is a source of endless amusement, full of truly facepalm-worthy tales of shame and embarrassment, but I think maybe it has finally reached its pinnacle with this particular tale of woe. While I’m not naive enough to think this fantastically foul story is absolutely 100 percent true, nor do I want to make light of the poster’s obvious drinking problem if it is authentic, I am suspending my disbelief (and concern) for the endless LULZ and mind-blowing questions it inspires. Take it away, MicrowavedMyFeces: Keep reading »