Heroic YouTuber clears blocked storm drains and posts unexpectedly satisfying videos of doing so.
In case you missed them, see the Mahlongwa River breach as a tiny trickle turns into a raging torrent; watch a short, quiet, idyllic video of Li Zikai building a cat-shaped brick-and-clay oven from scratch; read the secrets of a diary written on castle floorboards; view a compendium of four short films about a Kyoto dye workshop that creates a range of rare and beautiful colors solely with plants and other natural materials.
if the men find out we can shapeshift, they're going to tell the church: Contouring 101
I don't know what I expected, but it was not 'you will have to pause a 5-minute video about makeup fundamentals twice because you will not be able to stop laughing.' – mhoye
(hat tip to shibori for the title)
For the third year in a row, the MST3K Club No-Stress Christmas Video Marathon brought to you by JHarris and co: "On the menu: MST3K Christmas movies, a few other riffing delicacies, a wide assortment of Christmas specials and episodes both good and bad, and some other short oddments thrown in..."
How did that bizarre avant garde show get broadcast, anyway? Mefi's own Dean 358 worked with pioneering video artist Nam June Paik, and explains how Paik's personal charm and enthusiasm got the art made and on the air. "...getting access to video equipment in the 1980s was a really big deal. Video edit suites took up lots of space and cost millions of dollars to build and operate. Getting access to a satellite...well, absolutely unthinkable."
Recently on Mefi, people and places around the world, enchanting, mysterious and magnetic:
Good luck finding parking: "The Precarious Architecture of 7 European Cliff Cities"
The REMAINS of Greenland project is attempting to locate and preserve archaeological sites in Greenland before they are lost to the destructive effects of climate change
Italians Compare the Arrival of Starbucks to the Apocalypse: pjsky's roundup of the unthinkable
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History is a project publishing the history of industry in the UK and elsewhere
"Being Iceland, it gets complicated": Saga Thing is a podcast about the Sagas of the Icelanders
Roadtrip like it's 1966: 1966 video photolog trips of selected highways via BC Ministry of Transportation
No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end: A short video from the British Geological Survey about Siccar Point
Now is the time when I am typing. I am typing on my computer doing internet things. Isn't this interesting? Cool internet things. I solved a puzzle and now people are taking pictures of me pretending to solve a puzzle. – harperpitt
JannaK reports that the HLN network has produced a short video episode featuring the Ask Metafilter post requesting help with her late grandmother's coded messages, and "the true hero of this story: Metafilter's own harperpitt, her code-breaking skills, and the power of the hive mind in tackling web mysteries."
(Post title text grabbed from littlesq!)
Thanks to the work of everyone in this thread, I was able to make a positive identification of the song, order the vinyl, and have it professionally converted to digital.
Looking for more musical mysteries to solve?
I'm trying to identify a sample from the first few minutes of this album
Loving you is . . . easy to forget? What was that song from 2008 - 2009?
Finding a song based on a music video: "a woman riding a horse and she had dramatically long hair that floated through the sky"
Please Don't Ursinate in Pool! – Atom Eyes
Shibori's first post about a video of a
home pool invasion by bears is a fun thread with some great anecdotes from nevercalm and Nerd of the North.: