Monday, January 30, 2012

My Favourite Things: Janurary 2012

NOTE: This article was originally posted by me on ASiteCalledFRED.com

Hello and welcome to the first MFT of 2012. I hope to start the year as I mean to go on; with lots of fun things from across the interwebs and such!

For those reading this column for the first time, this is a place where I essentially show you some of the things I've enjoyed (often but not always online) in the past month. They may not have necessarily been created in January but I've enjoyed them during that time.

Now lets get to it.

1) Address Is Approximate

This neat animation was made by Tom Jenkins and I'll let him explain the story in his own words "A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View."

It's a very clever little piece and it has surprisingly a lot of heart. Check it out.


2) Sherlock

I think someone told me that the second series of Sherlock hasn't been aired in America yet. Maybe I'm wrong about that. Considering so many Americans I know online have seen it, it's hard to tell. It's possible they're it from .

Either way, the BBC in the UK aired it this month and it... was... AWESOME!

Unfortunately, I can't post a link to the whole show here but I'll post a Q&A with the cast and writers of the show. It concerns the first episode of the new season called A Scandal In Belgravia and as such will have spoilers from that episode. You have been warned!


3) Oh, the Places You'll Go at Burning Man!

Burning Man is the kind of... festival (?) that I will never attend. It's just not my style and the folks there wouldn't really be the sort of folks I'd naturally hang out with. I can just tell it's not my scene.

However, the attendants (or more specifically, director Teddy Saunders) made a very cool video based on the words by Dr. Seuss told by the people of Burning Man 2011. It's a simple and beautiful video executed perfectly.


4) Tonight You Belong To Me

Jonathan Coulton. John Hodgman. Ukulele. I need tell you no more. Now watch.


You're welcome.

5) Play us out, kid...


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And that's it! My favourite things of the last month.