“Eyeoneye” – imaginative fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe -- Inspired animation by Yu Morita uses a fuzzy felt medium to interpret Andrew Bird’s song “Eyeoneye”. When director Yu “Ewan” Morita first read the lyrics to Andrew Bird’s “Eyeoneye,” he was immediately reminded of the magic that occurs inside the human body. Using the concept of antithesis, Ewan decided to play with textural contrast for the video, using soft, fuzzy felt pieces to construct internal organs
Video – Jonathan Winters from It’s a Mad Mad Mad World | Remembering Jonathan Winters, the ‘father of improvisational comedy’ The trailblazing comic improviser Jonathan Winters, who died Thursday at age 87, was a seminal influence on scores of comedians and the person Robin Williams credits as his mentor. Winters’ high energy, unpredictable and often surreal comic riffs included an array of characters, reenactments of movie scenes and pointed, quick-morphing sound effects that he often
Podcasts | Slate’s Political Gabfest – jocular, incisive discussion about politics -- Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast aims to recreate the kind of informal and irreverent discussions Washington journalists have after hours over drinks. I’ve listened to and enjoyed the Political Gabfest for several years. It features Slate magazine’s Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Here’s an excellent article about the podcast by Erika Fry.
Websites | What’s Alan Watching – best site for insightful TV commentary -- When I want to know what’s worth watching, I always go to “What’s Alan Watching”. And whenever I’m confused by something I’ve already seen, my TV pal can always be counted on to fine tune my mind’s screen. All through his childhood, Alan Sepinwall’s relatives told his parents, “All that boy does is watch television! How’s he going to make a living doing that?” His career as a TV critic has been 15 years and