Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today.
The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move ping pong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little glue, some toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity.
He admits in the video that there are several toothpick sculptures even larger than his, but none has the unique kinetic components he’s constructed. Via his website Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world.
Before cameras were installed in all parts of the subway tunnels in Manhattan, an estimated 5,000 people live beneath the streets in a labyrinthine system of abandoned railway tunnels.
Each day New Yorkers swarm through the underground unaware of the hidden community which uses the tunnels as their home. Voices in the Tunnels is an eye-opening film which goes in search of an urban legend and discovers it is more than myth.
When I see the photo above of Johanna Lundback, many things come to mind. What all those things have in common is that they are all words for boobs. Airbags, blouse brothers, B1 and B2, boobsters, dairy pillows, kawangas, milkshakes, norks, rib bumpers, the twins and yazoos. Oh wait, I just saw the photo below and now I have a million thoughts about her butt. This may take a while.
Snowboarder Sebastien Toutant (aka Seb Toots) throws a backside Triple Cork 1440 at the Red Bull Performance Camp at Squaw Valley, CA. I remember the first time I threw down a triple cork. Oh wait, that was a dream, never mind.
The past 48 hours have been part of what was probably the slowest news cycle of the year, so why not throw up a new trailer for X-Men: First Class. As usual, this film looks like it’s going to be epic.
My eyes are glued to Jarah Mariano like a school kids eyes are on the clock at 2:55pm. Although, if the school kid is anything like me, at 12 years old his eyes would be glued to Jarah too with a stack of encyclopedias on his lap to cover the awkward boner. We’ve all been there.
Skateboard film maker Ty Evans has made this amazing short video with twelve year old twins Pierce and Chris Brunner. Pictured above is Pierce, and below is Chris. At age 12, this dudes are already well rounded skateboarders.
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in The Change Up, from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (The Hangover) and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, Click). The R-rated comedy takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff.
Welcome to the first episode of the brand new season of Wiz’s ‘Daytoday’. Shorter than most, but it follows the day when his new album ‘Rolling Papers’ drops and also shows the present he receives from Willie Nelson. From Willie, to Snoop, to Wiz. Seems like they are passing the torch along. Rad.
The trailer for the upcoming comedy 30 Minutes or Less has finally gone online. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a hapless pizza delivery guy who is kidnapped by two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) and forced to rob a bank.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), the film also stars Aziz Ansari and Michael Peña. Even though this is a red-band trailer, there’s not a lot of profanity. Instead, it gets laughs from funny dialogue and the chemistry between Eisenberg and Ansari.
Skateboarder’s new segment is called ‘Straight to the Internet’ because that’s all it is. Get footage and put it on the internet as fast as you can. Ryan Sheckler stopped by the local San Clemente park and brought along Stevie Perez, Yaje Popson, Tony Pancini and Cyril Jackson into the mix.