A History of Life on Earth in 3 Minutes

via Big Think YouTube channel.

Now that the holidays are behind us, I’ll be back to posting some longer stuff in the next week or so. I have several things on my list to write over the next few days.

Happy 2014.

I wish I’d thought of this.

These people are building a model of the TARDIS out of mylar. They also have a kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to blast it into space. Because we really need to put a model of the TARDIS in orbit. I am wishing them the best of luck.

via The Nerdist

Love this song.

One of my favorite under-three-minute songs ever. Also, one of my favorite satirical pieces.

-from the Lyle Lovett Soundstage, 2004.

This video may not be suitable for young audiences

I never played Mercenaries 2, so I don’t know how it stacks up as a game, but the commercials that ran incessantly when it was released are a landmark in game marketing history. “Oh No You Didn’t” is one of the best video game themes I’ve ever heard. The peculiar contrast of feel-good music with violent lyrics is like candy.

I like this video. It takes four or five shots and moves them from storyboard through test animation to the layer breakdown, and ends with final renderings.

Our Thunderclap is going great, btw. We were up to 71 supporters last time I looked, and we have more than a day to find the remaining 29.