No, not that type of tripping…silly footage of NASA astronauts falling over on the moon. What more do you need right now?
Digital Implosion: YouTube presents a World War II era training video created by The Office of Strategic Services in 1943. Throughout the hour long session, enlistees are trained on ‘the preparation, arrival and establishment of cover for secret agents.’ I would love to see the 2016 version but I suppose they’d have to kill me after.
‘Into the Cave of Wonders’ is a short film by LovetheFrame that recounts the last one million years of a majestic cave’s existence.
This short 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intolerance” depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed and freedom. This film – the first Canadian documentary ever made about the sport – captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.
Directed by Claude Jutra – 1966
As many of you know, Banksy, the elusive street artist, recently completed a run of his art show, Dismaland. The dystopian theme park made headlines with shocking art pieces that twisted and distorted popular tropes associated with family destinations like, Disneyland. The entire spectacle was captured in the above trailer for the park and this expose from Channel 4. Complete with a castle, carnival barkers, and surreal amusements, Dismaland is the perfect destination for pop culture nightmares.
PBS Digital Studios presents Blank on Blank. a series that takes recorded conversations with notable individuals and matches them with quirky and thoughtful animations. Slam dunk PBS.
The internet has dubbed today, Back to the Future Day, in honor of the exact day, October 21st, 2015, that Marty McFly and Doc Brown landed in the future. A lot of videos and memes are making the rounds but this one seemed the oddest. Here is blooper from the film where Marty (Michael J. Fox) pretends to play a character who seems to be a take on Cheech and Chong. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself.
Grace Brett is a member of a secret band of guerilla Crocheters, who have bedecked their town in artful crochets. Called the Souter Stormers, the group hit various landmarks in Selkirk, Borders, with their yarn work last week, following hours of preparation. Members of the yarn bombing team are mainly over 60, but Grace – the oldest – has lived over a century.