Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Motion Of The Ocean

This NASA animation of global ocean currents is pretty amazing.  Look at the Gulf Stream go, and check out all of those gyres forming and spinning...

This type of project elegantly demonstrates the inherent beauty in nature and science, but is also extremely useful for helping to understand how the world's oceans behave and connect and interact.

(via kottke)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

So Long Earl Scruggs

Play that banjo...

NPR also has a nice piece on his life and times.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

On The Future Of Media Consumption

Aziz Ansari has released his newest stand up special on his website for $5.  I'm going to guess that he does pretty well with it, especially after Louis CK absolutely cleaned up with this model last year. 

As someone who refuses to subscribe to cable based on the exorbitant rates but loves Netflix and other streaming services, I think this is shaping up to be a great thing for all forms of video entertainment.

Here's a preview:

(via the dude who's filling in for kottke)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

More Lorax Fun!

Reuben Bolling of Tom the Dancing Bug gets in on the action...

The movie may be a terrible exploitation of a beloved story and character, but at least the fallout is entertaining.

(via BB)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pretty Glad I Don't Have Cable Or Live In A Primary State Right Now

All you really need is this one version of the ads that are running and then you can do the rest...

Nailed it!

(I'm pretty sure this was on NPR this evening, but also via BC on fb)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just Who Does The Lorax Speak For?

70 different products apparently, so much for the trees...

Ugh, this is certainly a bit of a snafu on someone's part.  I'm just glad Colbert is around to help make sense of it all.

Staying Relevant

The Guardian is fighting hard to stay on top of the ever expanding and evolving news arena and for the most part I think they are among the best options out there especially at multi-platform delivery.

They also put together very clever ads to attract new consumers and keep the current ones entertained...

Ad Week has a good story on the spot, which received Ad of the Week recognition.

(via Romenesko)