Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Giant Tub O Frosting

Marra, the children's librarian at the branch, and I are doing a cake decorating program tomorrow. Marra managed to get her hands on a giant, 28~pound bucket of frosting. This is us posing with the frosting. :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Virtual Choir

American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre spliced together nearly 250 submitted YouTube videos to form an online choir performing “Lux Arumque,” and then posted the assembled piece on YouTube.

Whitacre and producer Scott Haines used social media — his blog, a Facebook page and YouTube — to assemble and audition singers for his piece. He sent the sheet music out so people could submit videos featuring them singing individual parts. He then sifted through the videos and edited the audio parts together to form a very professional-sounding choir.

For the video, he visualized the choir in a 3D, virtual array of living rooms and bedrooms, with him standing in the middle conducting. You probably haven’t seen anything quite like it before.

Check out the amazing video:

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Give Me the Comb

What is with the wretched, horrible, disgusting, ridiculous-looking wig sitting on top of Jake Gyllenhaal's doofus head in the new movie Prince of Persia? Is his pet raccoon who, sadly, has died of heat stroke and Jake's character thinks it has just settled on for a nap?

Really, I have a hard time telling these two apart - which one is Jake?