Monday, December 25, 2006

Mr. Bear 6 - Snowman Holiday (flash)

Mr. Bear wishes Happy Holidays and protects his friend Mr. Snowman from an evil snowman army (rated PG).



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Friday, December 8, 2006

Who's on First (flash)

Abbott & Costello brilliance (rated PG).


Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Transformers Trailer (flash)

The trailer from the upcoming movie (rated PG).


Mr. Bear 5 - viewer mail

Mr. Bear answers some viewer mail (rated PG).



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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mr. Bear - bearapult (flash)

Mr. Bear builds a bear-a-pult and uses it (rated PG).



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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Mr. Bear 3 - window (flash)

Mr. Bear tries to escape through a window (rated PG).



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What is the HFB? (flash)

After too many eating-a-burrito-while-driving related deaths, the city takes action and an inventor creates the Hands-Free-Burrito (rated R).


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Advice (flash)

A sequence of advice from a few years ago (rated PG).



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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Lacy Street Production Center

Lacy Street Production Center in the old American Wreaking Company building at 2630 Lacy St. Los Angeles, CA.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

9 months of gestation in 20 seconds (flash)

Fun timelapse of pregnancy (rated PG).


Firework Factory Explosion (flash)

Wow, crazy (rated PG-13).


Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Mr. Bear - intro (flash)

Mr. Bear introduces himself and asks for help escaping the apartment in which he lives.



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Thursday, November 2, 2006

How Very Kerry

Alexandra Billings hits the Kerry nail on it's comedy head.

The Harvest (flash)

Follow the finger to a bountiful harvest of Butterfingers (rated PG).


Monday, October 23, 2006

When The World Gives You Lemonade (flash)

A scene from the play Remote in which 'A wife (Hilary Hensler), fearing something horrible has happened to her husband, faints dead away, depriving the film crew of a great reaction shot. Or does she?' (rated PG-13)


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Stretch Hummer

Huge stretch Hummer on Highland Ave. in Hollywood.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Dump (flash)

Spoof on 'O.C.' and 'Dawson's Creek' type of shows in which all the cool, rich kids hang out at a dumpster (Rated PG).


Friday, October 6, 2006

ING Cafe

ING Cafe at Santa Monica and the 405.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

White House Roof Unredacted

On google maps, the roof of the white house is clearly visible. Opps.

Completely Uncalled For (flash)

Funny knock knock joke/s (rated PG-13).

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Strongbad Email 157 (flash)

He discusses trading cards (rated PG).

City reaches deal with FAA over Meigs Field

The Daley administration agreed Monday to pay a $33,000 fine - and repay $1 million in federal airport development grants - to settle claims stemming from Mayor Daley's infamous midnight destruction of Meigs Field in March, 2003
Steve Whitney, president of Friends of Meigs Field, applauded the FAA for holding the city's feet to the fire by requiring them to pay the full amount of the fine imposed for violating the notice requirement.
Congress has since made the fine 10 times as high because they never want this to happen again, Whitney said.
The city put pilots and the flying public at risk by the way they did this. There were aircraft inbound to Meigs Field that morning. If anyone had been low on fuel, it could have been a tragedy, he said

(from Chicago Sun-Times).

Friday, September 15, 2006

New Numa Numa (flash)

Gary Brolsma, the Numa Numa Guy, is back in his return video (rated PG).


Vans Shoes

Vans Shoes in Santa Monica, CA.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Memorial Park Station

Yellow line Memorial Park station in Pasadena, CA.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Gun to "Terrorist's" Head Makes Him Forget

Kenny dressed as a terrorist is interrupted by a gun put to his head (rated PG-13).


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

People Have Short Memories

Seth Godin points to the Bosch Axxis Washers made by a German Company as an example. Germany was one of the Axis Powers in World War Two. Bosch's slogan for these washers perhaps could be "The Final Solution for your clothes" or more boldly "Washes the Mud Races Out."

This is a company whose forbearer ...gave financial support to Hitler and...became indispensable to the German military effort during World War II. The company used slave labor, locating one of its synthetic rubber facilities in Auschwitz to be near the captive labor supply of the infamous concentration camp (from multinationalmonitor.org). Perhaps their marketing department may want to change the Axxis name.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Fight of the Universe (flash)

Amazing reworking of a number of films (e.g., matrix, robocop) in this 20 minute short (rated PG-13). Composites and recuts that amaze.

Yoda's Wonderful World (flash)

Yoda sings Louise Armstong's 'What a Wonderful World' with a beat (rated PG).


Sunday, August 13, 2006

OK Go - Here It Goes Again (flash)

OK Go on Treadmills, Dancing (rated PG).


Sunday, August 6, 2006

Figure at Door

Figure at Door at Johnson Art Collection at 8304-B W. Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA.

Rug Company Van

The Rug Company van parked outside of its store at 8200 W. Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

George W. Bush United States of Whateva (flash)

The President in a parody of the Liam Lynch song (rated R).


Friday, July 28, 2006

ur realy hott (flash)

Quite funny parody of James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful' (rated R).


Déja Vu When Watching CNN

Various quotes about war... the earlier Clinton era echoes of today.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

We Want Your Soul (flash)

Fun video for fun song (rated PG-13).


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kid Beyond Covers Wandering Star (flash)

Here's a clip of Kid Beyond Covering Portishead's 'Wandering Star'. All of the music is made with his mouth.


Monday, July 10, 2006

2 in the Pink (flash)

Dirty dirty music video from the short film 'Being In Sync' (rated R).


Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Animation vs Animator (flash)

A flash animation and its creator do battle (rated PG-13).

Enron Founder Ken Lay Dies at 64

Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay, who was convicted of helping perpetuate one of the most sprawling business frauds in U.S. history, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Colorado. He was 64
(from Associated Press, via AOL News).

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

The Helmsman

'The Helmsman' in Chace Park in Marina del Rey, CA.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Where the Hell is Matt? (flash)

A man travels the world, and dances (rated PG).


Comic Moral (flash)

Funny 'football' mishaps (rated PG-13).


Monday, June 26, 2006

El Paseo Courtyard

El Paseo in Westwood, CA.

Superman Poster

Superman poster in Burbank, CA.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Family Artwork

"Family" by Arthur Zakarian in Burbank, CA.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

LoveSac Double Kid Fling

Someone uses a giant bean bag to propel two children into the air (rated PG).


Sunday, June 18, 2006

LoveSac Kid Fling (flash)

Someone uses a giant bean bag to propel a child into the air (rated PG).


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Gas Prices and Supply and Demand

OPEC is producing the same amount of oil as when prices were lower, therefore there are not supply shortages: "In view of sufficient supply in the global markets, I do not expect a change in the (OPEC) production level" (UAE Oil Minister Mohammed al-Hamli quoted in the Washington Post, May, 29, 2006: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/29/AR2006052900249.html). And while demand may have spiked a little, it hasn't risen the 10% in the last month or so, and 33% in the last year or so that prices have (price info from http://money-cash-funds.blogspot.com/2006/05/cost-of-gas-and-cost-of-driving.html). At the same time as these rather sudden and extreme price hikes, petro-chemical companies post record profits, for example: "...leading the pack with the most cash [in the bank, for all Standard & Poor's 500 companies,] is Exxon Mobil Corp., which has about $36.55 billion on its balance sheet. That amount is nearly equal to its 2005 profit of $36.13 billion, which went down in history as the highest ever for a U.S. company" (Associated Press via Yahoo Finance: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060526/biz_wall_main.html?.v=1).

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Walking Woman

Walking Woman (or man in kilt) in Beverly Hills, CA.

Lime Lotus.

Lime Lotus.

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. on Via Rodeo in Beverly Hills, CA.

Friday, June 2, 2006

The Amazing Hypnotist Redux (flash)

An edgy performance prank (rated PG-13).


Thursday, June 1, 2006

Grade B Restaurant

Restaurant with a grade B health rating, eww.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Istituto Italiano di Cultura on Hilgard in Westwood, CA.

Museum of Contemporary Art

MOCA at the Pacific Design Center on San Vicente in West Hollywood, CA.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Burbank County Courts

Burbank County Courts building at 300 E. Olive Ave. in Burbank, CA.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Tarpit Elephants

La Brea tarpit elephants.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Golden Idol

Golden Idol intro on American Idol from McPheever Central at Universal Studios Hollywood.

McPheever Central

McPheever Central during the American Idol broadcast from Universal Studios Hollywood,

Oprah Happy at Auschwitz

Oprah Happy to be at Auschwitz
(from Defamer). Perhaps an art director wasn't thinking. As a comment on defamer says Come on, you people - it's not as if a little genocide should keep us from enjoying a true Oprah(TM) moment... If we deny ourselves the opportunity to entertain ourselves by voyeuristically watching the suffering of another portion of humankind, the terrorists will have won.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Revenge of the Penguins (flash)

Teaser trailer for a sequel to March of the Penguins (rated PG).


Garden State Recut Trailer

Garden State as a Triller (rated PG-13).

Sleepless In Seattle Recut Trailer

Sleepless in Seattle as a Horror Movie (rated PG).

Volkswagen: Un-pimp Your Ride (flash)

Un-pimp Your Ride commercial (rated PG).


Doogtoons Asks A Ninja - Being a Ninja (flash)

Rated PG-13.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Crossroads of the World

Crossroads of the World at 6671 Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Human Eye is Not Irreducibly Complex

Evolution at work (rated PG).


KTLA Dish

KTLA satellite dish on Tribune lot.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Evolution of Dance (flash)

A must see; comedian takes us through the evolution of dance (rated PG).


MrNutz gets root on R2D2 (flash)

R2D2's other holographic message (rated PG).


Ask A Ninja Special Delivery 4: Net Neutrality (flash)

Silly video about serious issue (rated PG-13).


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Dodgers Field

Dodgers field.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Dodgers Stadium Entrance

Dodgers Stadium entrance at 1000 Elysian Park Ave.

Get It Naked

'Get it Naked' sign at Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill in Beverly Hills, CA.

Monday, May 8, 2006

Kong Dancing (flash)

King Kong and a woman, dancing on Hollywood Boulevard (rated PG).


Sunday, May 7, 2006

Pre-Buying Gasoline Saves Money

First Fuel Banks bills itself as the only retailer in the country where customers can buy gasoline for the future and hedge against rising prices. It advertises no service charge and no storage charge, just a $1 lifetime membership fee
(from The Associated Press, via AOL News). Meaning, if one had bought a few hundred gallons a few years ago for less than a dollar or two a gallon, one would not be paying around$2.90 a gallon now, the US average price today (from Money, Cash, Funds - personal finance ideas).

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Things You Won't See on CNN

A series of images of odd, and sometimes almost disturbing, things (e.g., planes in odd positions, large military equiptment and weapons in use, shipping equiptment in strange accidents, etc.).

Friday, May 5, 2006

Cinco de Mayo Sign

Cinco de Mayo sign in Culver City, CA.

Norwegians ahead in casual sex

OSLO, Norway, April 21 (UPI) - The Durex Global Sex Survey for 2003, released this week, compares sexuality for people in 34 nations and shows Norwegians leading the world in casual sex. Seven out of 10 Norwegians have had a random sex partner and the nation is among the top of the list for one-night stands, Afternposten reported.Norwegians are also among the least sexually satisfied in the world. Only 62 percent said they were content with their sex life, placing them as low as 29th on the list.
(from UPI).

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bubble Wrap (flash)

You know you want to pop some (rated PG).

for good or for awesome!! (flash)

Amiee fights cancer (click to help) and sings a song (rated PG-13).


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Flying Dogs Rule

Dog floats around in aircraft; quite funny (rated PG).


Jumping Man (flash)

He uses pogo-like shoes to do some cool tricks (rated PG-13).


Scared News Guy (flash)

'Guy on the news freaks when a lizard jumps on him' and hilarity ensues (rated PG).


Shark vs Seal (flash)

Shark wins (rated PG-13).


The Legend of Mashti Malone

Once in a time and a place little known,
lived an old farmer named Mashti Malone.
And though he worked his poor hands to the bone,
nothing would grow in his land except stone.

Then one day, as he was sitting alone,
he saw a vision from heaven full blown.
It was a rose chilled with cream in a cone
and from that vision a legend has grown.

Rosewater ice cream, your taste buds will moan,
Dozens more flavors, each on its own.
Guaranteed to put you on Heaven-Zone.
So goes the legend of Mashti Malone.

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's (noon to 8 PM)

Around the world, scoop shops are opening their doors from noon to 8:00 pm, to serve up a free scoop of your favorite flavor
(from benjerry.com).

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ryan vs Dorkman (flash)

A light saber battle (rated PG-13).

Lego Strike (flash)

Violent video game style shoot-outs (rated R).


Friday, April 21, 2006

Titanic 2

The sequel to Titanic, Jack Dawson is found, frozen, on the bottom of the ocean, and brought back (rated PG).

Chain Saw (flash)

A 'horror movie' ad for the Stihl brand (rated PG-13).


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Orange Porsche

Orange Porsche.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

9/11 Conspiracy Theories (flash)

Counterpoint to the conspiracy theories (rated PG-13). [offline http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7501020220921158523 ]

Headless MadV (flash)

A man with no head behind the mask (rated PG).

Mad Card Skillz (flash)

Impressive card manipulation skills (rated PG).

Kill Bunny (flash)

Kill Bunny from Robot Chicken, starring Jesus (rated R).

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Whiskey Entrance

Whiskey a Go Go entrance on Sunset in West Hollywood, CA.

Burbank Starbucks

Starbucks at Palm and San Fernando in Burbank, CA.

The Brickfilms.com Podcast (video podcast)

Stopmotion LEGO films ready for your iPod (rated PG-13).

Monday, April 10, 2006

Michael Jackson CS Mod (flash)

A video game soldier dances like MJ (rated PG).

Picture Rims

Car wheel rims that display pictures while you drive; very cool (rated PG-13).

Shamu Takes Out Kayak (flash)

So there you are, just enjoying a nice day out kayaking when an Orca whale decides to take you out (rated PG-13).

Whiteout (flash)

Nice surfing on a big wave (rated PG).

Car vs. Bank

Where a car crashed into a bank... two weeks ago. The window is still unfixed.

Friday, April 7, 2006

Dancing Breakfast (flash)

Much like the Citroën C4 car commercial that is offline it seems (rated PG).

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Laughing Babies (flash)

Four babies laughing together. Try not to smile while watching this, just try (rated PG). [offline]

AMBX (QuickTime)

Hilarious video game play (rated R for violence).

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Lazy Muncie (flash)

"Lazy Sunday" (Chronicles of Narnia rap) on SNL started it. Then "Lazy Monday" showed how the west coast rolls. Now the midwest takes a stand with "Lazy Muncie" (rated R).

2 dudes sing a megamix of songs (flash)

Two guys from Seattle put together a megamix of songs they lip-synch to (rated PG-13).

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

1982 - Ayds commercial (flash)

An unfortunate name for a diet product (rated PG-13).

YEAST! (flash)

An almost distrubing and odd little video that might leave you shouting "Yeast!" (rated R).

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Google Moon and Google Mars

Using the Google Maps interface, one can now use Google Mars and Google Moon to look at the Moon and Mars. Cool!

Friday, March 31, 2006

The Standard

The Standard Hotel in an overcast dusk in West Hollywood, CA.

Ask a Ninja: How to Kill a Ninja (flash)

Pretty funny (Rated PG).

Senate Judiciary Committee clears bill to allow TV cameras in Supreme Court

Henry Schleiff, CEO of Court TV is understandably pleased with the new bill. The United States Senate Judiciary Committee has reflected the will of the people who want to be able to see and hear the third branch of their government for themselves

(from Cynopsis). I'd like to point out to Mr. Schleiff that every American can already do this by going to Washington DC and watching from the gallery. You can write your Congressmen and Senators to let them know your views.
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Crash on Awards Walk

Crash - 2005 Academy Award winner for Best Picture - on the Awards Walk in front of the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland mall.

Smilepop Soapbox (flash)

Smilepop Soapbox: From 'good times' to email tracking to the God myspace bulletin, a speech about internet forwards (rated PG).

Monday, March 27, 2006

Panda Express

A 'set-dressed' Panda Express logo at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Live Simpsons

Update on my previous post: a new live-action main title sequence is unveiled on The Simpsons, this Sunday in the US at 8p on Fox.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Snowy Building

Snowy building.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

No Sleeping

'No Sleeping' restriction painted on a sidewalk near 1020 North Sycamore in Hollywood.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Bunny House

Easter Bunny's house at Burbank Town Center in Burbank, CA.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Office Olympics (flash)

Ah, a nice quite office job... or not (rated PG).

St. Patricks Day Rap: Remember the Famine (flash)

Very funny famine humor (rate R, for language).

amiee is a punk rocker (flash)

Fun cell phone dancing with a friend's face (rated PG).

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Cartoon Racism I-IV (gifs)

Four funny depictions of cartoon racism (rated PG-13).

Sunday, March 12, 2006

On Taste...

On wall at the restaurant at the Getty Center.

405 Expressway

Interstate 405 from the Getty tram.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

LA Angst

LA Angst: "OH ANDY... The hot tub overflowed and ruined my cell phone. Then the cappuccino maker exploded and the top on the convertible is stuck shut ...AGAIN!"

Dragon Fountain

Dragon fountain in Burbank, CA.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

The Simpsons Intro Live (video)

The Intro to the Simpsons cartoon, acted out by real people (rated PG). [offline http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2231271827736577327&q=simpsons intro live ]

ChuckNorris-inAttack of (flash)

A flash game: Chuck Norris can eat attacker's hearts, and stomp out their brains (rated R).

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Quixote Courtyard

A courtyard type place inside Quixote Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Marzipan's Answering Machine (flash)

The latest in the series (rated PG).

Friday, February 24, 2006

Cosmic Pizza Alien

Alien at Cosmic Pizza (AKA Nova Express) on Fairfax.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Laugh Factory Stage

Laugh Factory stage.

Laugh Factory Sign

Laugh Factory sign at Laurel Ave. and Sunset Blvd.

Fake News: Bush Inks Irish Firm to Guard National Whiskey Reserve

The Bush Administration today angrily defended its controversial approval of the Irish company Donnybrook Lads Ltd. to oversee security at the National Strategic Whiskey Reserve in Lynchburg, TN, vowing to veto a new House bill that would force the two-man firm to undergo federal breathalizer testing.
During the rigorous 7 minute review process, both Seamus and Kevin gave us an express oral promise that they never touch the stuff, said White House Spokesman Scott McClelland. Well, maybe just a wee nip at wakes, and on All Saints Day.
Congressional postering on this issue plays into the worst anti-Irish stereotypes, added McClelland, who said that the security contract included a failsafe Designated Driver clause to keep the Irish firm away from sensitive whiskey truck keys.
We can reassure the American people that all Strategic Whiskey Reserve transportation and driving duties will be handled by highly-skilled elderly Koreans, said McClelland
(from Iowa Hawk).

Monday, February 20, 2006

Double Standard: Cartoons and Killing

Is there a view now that America is evil and that it's all right to condemn this country, its leaders and soldiers, but not offend those who have attacked it, who have killed 3,000 people here?
Muslim radicals flew commercial airlines into buildings here, beheaded innocent businessmen and a reporter in Iraq and put the tapes of the beheadings on the Internet, blew up Iraqi children at school, murdered teachers, beheaded schoolgirls attending a Christian school in Indonesia, killed American sailors in Yemen, slaughtered hundreds of children in Russia, fired rockets at schools in Israel, killed scores of commuters in Spain and England, murdered vacationers in Bali, attacked a missionary school in India and took hundreds hostage inside a theater in Moscow, with deadly results. Where was the Muslim outrage when all of this was going on? Did Muslims take to the streets to protest the carnage? No. But Danish newspapers print cartoons depicting Muhammad as a bomb-turbaned man and people are killed, embassies are burned. And what happens? Newspapers here (including the Sun-Times) don't print the cartoons. They tell us what's in the cartoons, but they don't print them.
Two editors of the Daily Illini at the University of Illinois who were brave enough to print the cartoons, alongside an article that explained the controversy, were suspended for their action. I don't understand this curious political correctness.
We've been treated to publications of pictures of beheadings and of American contractors burnt, dismembered and hanging from a bridge, yet newspapers can't reprint cartoons? Are we now so sensitive to our attackers that we are cowered by them? If so, we've become a nation of self-hate. More important, we have forgotten history
(from Chicago Sun-Times).

Clouds

Clouds over Burbank, CA.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Google Friends Newsletter Error

Google has '2005' as the subject of their January 2006 newsletter. Yes, a small detail, but historically Google gets the details right. The newsletter goes to almost one-hundred thousand people. These people are ardent Google watchers, perhaps even stock-holders. Google stock has been going down. Just coincidence. Right?

Strongbad Email #144 (flash)

Strongbad narrates (rated PG).

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Bird of Paradise (flower)

Bird of Paradise - flower

Bird of Paradise in Burbank, CA.