Immer am Wochenende (Bleiben wir realistisch: soweit möglich.) gibt es hier einen Sammelpost mit allem, was es nicht zu einem eigenen Artikel gebracht hat. Das ist mal mehr, mal weniger. Mal gucken, wie’s klappt.
An angry frog makes an unusual sound.
Wie vor jeder Wahl werden auch vor der EU-Wahl am 26.5. unsere Städte und Gemeinden wieder großflächig mit Wahlplakaten verschandelt. Darunter wie immer auch jede Menge absurde und skurrile Exemplare. Hier eine kleine Auswahl:
Pie joins the Extinction Rebellion protest that is helping save the planet whilst annoying commuters.
A Norwich City School District bus driver’s quick thinking recently prevented a student from being hit by a car. Samantha Call grabbed the boy from behind as a car whizzes by the open doors of school bus. The school bus was stopped on state Route 12 at 10:44 a.m. April 26 with its stop arm out and red lights flashing, according William Loomis, the school district’s transportation supervisor. Video courtesy Norwich City School District.
From the Palm Beach Post: „an unusual bolt of lightning up to 10 times stronger than a typical flash that was caught on video by Boynton Beach resident Erica Hite on Sunday. The so-called continuous current, or positive lighting, which was identified by the National Weather Service in Miami after seeing the video, hit outside Hite’s apartment when she was taking video to show her family how bad the weather was.“
We spent a whole dive and most of our air saving this octopus from what was bound to be a cruel fate. The coconut octopus, also known as veined octopus, is born with the instinct to protect itself by creating a mobile home out of coconut or clam shells. This particular individual however has been trapped by their instincts and have made a home out of a plastic cup they found underwater. While a shell is a sturdy protection, a passing eel or flounder would probably swallow the cup with the octopus in it, most likely also killing the predator or weakening it to a point where it will be soon eaten by an even bigger fish. We found this particular octopus at about 20 meters under the water, we tried for a long time to give it shells hoping that it would trade the shell. Coconut octopus are famous for being very picky about which shells they keep so we had to try with many different shells before it found one to be acceptable.
David Klavins is a piano maker who, for years, could not find pianos that made the sounds he imagined in his head. So he began building pianos to his own specifications in a workshop in Vác, Hungary, and they are truly unique creations. To wit: Klavins’ vertical concert grand stands over 15-feet tall, and he actually has to climb a ladder to play it, which he does, beautifully, just for us.
Mothering tells the story of a young girl, Mia, arriving at her new foster home. When her first period unexpectedly appears in the early hours, help comes in the form of her foster parent’s elderly mother, Pauline.
My second year film at CalArts. An homage in my style to all the stupid cartoons that I love and grew up with.
A short film exploring the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island.