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February 1: Wet animals shake in slow motion – Slo Mo #6 – Earth Unplugged

Time for some science-y stuff, as I contemplate what I’m going to do with two different classes in media production.

As info: 24 frames per second (FPS) is the normal film rate. You must string together 24 still shots (the number of images that must flow together), each of which contains miniscule changes between each frame or pair of frames, to represent a single second of motion film or video or what we think of as moving pictures. 

To produce slow motion, you have to increase the fps ratio, and you can achieve this effect in a variety of ways, as described in Wikipedia’s relatively simple terms.

If you want to explore how something works, one way to do it is to slow the motion down, so you can study the effects. That’s what Earth Unplugged does in its Slo Mo videos. Watch for more of these over the course of the year.

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January 3: You Shall Not Pass, Dog

It’s the triumph of Canine over Feline (most of the time). And if you don’t swallow the drink, don’t blame me later. Feel Good Friday starts here.

“Uh oh, uh oh. Fluffy…”

Says it all, really. Seriously. Almost 11 million hits since December 5th (less than a month ago). Yep! Them things is pointy!

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August 11: Oskar the Blind Kitten and His First Toys

We segue from Wacky Animals to not so wacky film. I caught this touching dip on YouTube fairly early on. Oskar is no longer a kitten, but you can see from this clip that even without eyes, he’s as kittenish as the rest. And his owner is pretty special, in my opinion. Special moments, caught on video…

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August 7: Ultimate Dog Tease

I saw this for the first time months and months ago. At over 143 million hits, it’s one of the most popular YouTube viral videos out there. And it’s hilarious. If you’ve seen it before, you can see it again! Wacky Animals Week continues…

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August 6: Sad Cat Diary

Viral video, near 10,000,000 hits. Deadpan description of the hard life these cats have. I swear. If you haven’t see it yet, swallow the drink first. I hurt myself laughing the first time.

Wacky Animal Week continues…

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August 5: An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

I don’t recall how this got onto my Favorites list, but there it was, begging to be included with this week’s Wacky Animals Week. Not that the cats are particularly wacky, mind, but the concept that an engineer can devise a guide to cats just floats my boat.

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August 4: Dana Lyons ~ Cows With Guns – The Original Animation

Okay, so you got me. This is not technically a Dr. Demento song, but it sure fits the demographic. And my taste.

I first heard it performed by a group I hold near and dear to my heart, during a concert more than a few Thanksgivings ago. I have the book that goes with it, as well.

There’s something about “Bovine Justice” that makes me extra happy about Cows With Guns. Perhaps it’s the bad cow puns?

At any rate, Dr. Demento Week comes to a close and Wacky Animal Week begins with this lovely animation. Enjoy!

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May 31: ROLLIN` SAFARI – what if animals were round?

Okay, we’ve drifted from cool science to silly science-like stuff, but…but…

Just swallow first, if you haven’t already seen this a bazillion times on your feed.

(The video has changed slightly because the original link was removed by YouTube. Guessing that’s because the one I just replaced it with is the actual original. Happens all the time on YouTube. Sorry about that!)

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