Archive for July 8th, 2018

Bill Plympton – Trump Bites .::. A new series of short animated fantasies that use actual Donald Trump audio as the basis of surreal cartoons. Produced for the Opinion section of The New York Times and directed by Bill Plympton, the first three episodes so far are Trump and Putin: A Love Story, Crying in Trump’s Big, Fat, Oval Office, and Donald Trump’s Worst Nightmare.

Pro driver plays Dirt Rally .::. Dirt Rally, developed and published by Codemasters, was released on 7 December 2015, and it’s arguably one of the best and more realistic racing games ever produced. It’s also extremely difficult to master, unless you’re a former Australian Junior National Rally Champion.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO auction .::. An exhilarating auction won with a 34,650,000$ bid. And if you wonder why anyone would spend so much money for a car, read the first comment in this Reddit thread about filthy richness.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – 77 Cover Songs .::. On each night of his 2018 Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic and his band performed a random classic rock cover song. The tour started on February 27, 2018 in Poughkeepsie with the Deep Purple cover “Smoke on the Water” and concluded on June 10, 2018 in Green Bay with “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper. The video features snippets of every cover song. Full list here.

The 150 Best Lead-Off Tracks .::. A Spotify playlist featuring the best 150 albums? Boring. The best 150 debut albums? Better, but still meh. The best 150 first tracks on a debut album? Now, that’s interesting, and NPR has you covered.

If golf and soccer switched announcers .::. Just a funny commentary about commentary.

A look back at June 1998 .::. What was happening 20 years ago? What movies were playing in theaters? What were the most-rotating songs on the radio, the top video games, and what was on TV? Chances are it’s all in this video created by YouTube user thepeterson, who intensively focuses on all kind of nostalgia flashbacks, professionally remixed in short 4-5 minutes clips.

Grow more .::. ON, the creator of flash-based games Grow series, started a crowdfunding to develop new games in HTML5 format. Goal was quickly reached, and to thank the fans he released a quick new mini-game: Grow Comeback.

Inazma Delivery .::. In my all time favourite animated shows top list, just slightly below Rick and Morty, comes the crazy and super-underrated Japanese series Usavich (2006-2011), a no dialogue trip following the everyday absurd occurrences of two rabbits’ prison life (all episodes here, each of them 1:30 long). So I’m very late discovering only now the new series from the same creators, Inazma Delivery (“an animated slapstick comedy about a delivery service that transports anything. Hemingway, a nice and honest young pig, is working at the deliver store. One day an alien client in a shark suit shows up at the store, its name is Bytheway. He is lost and asks Hemingway to be delivered to his home planet”). Full first season here.