A History of Japan by Bill Wurtz

The fist day of every history class should include watching a video in this format on whatever the subject the teacher intends to cover.

Real life first-person video game

Timelapse of Earth from the ISS

This video edited by Dmitry Pisanko compiles times lapses shot from the International Space Station.

There is also a collection of high resolution gifs from this video on Imgur that loop details of the 4K footage.

The ISS is impressive to behold, and the images of Earth taken from it are truly captivating. Seeing the world from this perspective is very eye-opening. The world is big and we take up such a very small part of it. 

I want to go to space, but, when I asked my wife if she’d go with me she said — with no hesitation — “Nope, nope, nope.” It seems increasingly possible that space travel is something I’ll be able to experience in my lifetime. My kids will likely find it to be commonplace.

Too Many Cooks

I can’t, in good conscience, recommend anyone watch Too Many Cooks, the 1980s sitcom intro parody. And not just because it’s an 11-minute YouTube video (who has time for that?).

The video has its own brand of weird. I watched it with my wife the other day, and now she’s understandably trying to keep me away from the Internet. But the song and idea of it has been stuck in my head for days now.

Thank you Andy for unleashing it on my corner of the Internet.

Comic Book Heaven

Comic Book Heaven is a short documentary that tells the story of Joe Leisner, owner of the comic book store Comic Book Heaven located in Sunnyside, Queens NY.

It’s a sad story of the store owner’s final days of doing business. Leisner wanted to get out for a while, but once he’s done you can see he misses it.

This supercut, by Jaume R. Lloret, highlights clips from a number of Wes Anderson’s films, where the action is from the POV of characters traveling in a variety of vehicles.

Humans Need Not Apply. via Kottke.

My backyard (almost)

One of the greatest things about living in South Florida is the natural beauty of our beaches and the wildlife that inhabit them. This timelapse video by Cameron Michael captures two of our best beaches, Fort Myers Beach and Sanabel Island.

I’m glad to call this place home.