Apparently Hunter possesses some self-awareness about his herky-jerky style of play, leading to this faux-instructional video.
Pro-tip: don’t actually do any of this
A wrecking ball indeed
This is Sir Stuffington. He and his brothers were rescued from the streets of Portland. Despite a gaffled jaw, missing right eye and a since-remedied case of fleas and mange, Sir Stuffington is going to be fine. And hopefully, the Internet’s best pirate cat can raise awareness (and money) about the plight of abandoned animals.
They’re both 3+ minutes long-form pieces, but they’re both brilliant.
I won’t tell you what the first one is for, or who made it, because I think the effect is better when you see the quick title card at the end. The animation is brilliant and the song, “Pure Imagination” from the Willy Wonka film – sung by Fiona Apple, is perfect.
The second one is from True, a Thai wireless company. The ad centers on a man being repaid for the good works he did for 30 years with no expectation of anything. It’s called “Giving” and it’s awesome.
Last week, NASA launched the LADEE probe from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to study the surface of the moon for 100 days.
It was visible from much of the northeast United States and yielded a whole batch of spectacular photos. This one taken from the top of Rockefeller Plaza is particularly great, as you can see both the separation points of the rocket as well as all 3 stages.
And then there is this single frame. Notice anything?
That’s right. In the upper third of the cloud of flames and smoke from the engines, you can clearly see Rocket Frog. Look at the majesty. Look at the height. This was not planned by NASA, and almost certainly wasn’t planned by the frog. But there he is. He wasn’t the first.
NASA has confirmed that this is a real picture: ‘The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch. The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.’
I’ll disagree. The frog was likely fricasseed shortly after this frame was snapped. But his condition is, and always will be, awesome.
Godspeed you brave, brave photobombing frog. One great leap, indeed.
[Also, Space X recently scared the bejeezus out of a herd of cows]