12/30/2002 - Check
IWR's Top Ten Animations and Shorts of
Fly Guy is a very
creative and excellent Flash game. See if you can find the end to the
this Flash on The
Year in Pictures 2002.
There is a new syndicated Anime Review on TechTV called
12/23/2002 - Cool
Brick Movies bills itself as the #1 Resource for Animation with Lego
Bricks. You will need
DivX codec to view several of the movies. I really liked the
Star Wars Lego
are three seasonal Flashes to enjoy during the Christmas holidays:
high-rise Christmas consumerism,
This is a great Shockwave
ping pong game. Also, check out
these interesting music games from BBC Radio. I liked the
Irrational Exuberance or Yatta Flash is very good and even has some
social commentary nested in there somewhere. Please note that there
are a few four letter words. (PG)
(Marshmallow) is a silly and creative
Korean animation by Kim Jae. There are seven episodes to consider:
Picnic, (3) Moon,
Terminator 3 trailer is
worth checking out. The scene where Schwarzenegger shoots a bazooka at
the alien is unreal.
move your cursor over the eyes, nose and mouth or just watch this
himself or tweak
12/19/2002 - The
San-X Official Site
has four weird cutesy Japanese Flash animations.
Chu-pakun is my favorite although
TarePanda is good too. Also, check out some of the characters like
and read the funny English translations.
Answering the big response since introduced
in the series of Character Mix, Atsugarsan has come back with larger scale!!
Enjoy its funny and strange world. It's literary a hot series.
12/17/2002 - Four new Flashes
today. First, there is the surreal black and white
Intscher by Nathan Jurevicius, and Second, also from Wired, we have the
Tumbelweeds by Shane Corkery. Third is the
presentation by the New Creative
Commons group which explains their important work, and Fourth, we have
Shooting Stars Krazy Golf game from the BBC.
12/16/2002 - Have
you tried Domo-Kun's Angry
Smashfest game yet? Kind of of like PacMan on drugs. ;-)
What would the Holidays be without a song from
Winking Jeff and His Driving Kittens performing Chris Rea's Driving Home
Francisco Museum of Modern Art is exhibiting (12/14/02 - 3/16/03) the work of two French
artists entitled "No Ghost Just Shell" based on Annlee, an anime character,
they purchased for $400. Read more in this
article. Update: I went to this exhibit recently, and I
don't recommend it. There really isn't much to see at all.
are some fantastic
QuickTime panoramic pictures. Here are some examples that I liked:
and The Gannet
Great black and white
photographs (Flash) from the Depression in the Washington D.C. area. Here
is the accompanying Washington Post article
This is an interesting Flash from the
ACLU on Total Information Awareness System.
The Smoking Gun has this
Video from 1948. The Gun also has the platform of the
Rights Democratic Party 1948.
I think this Edison's Research on
Beard Removal must have been made when Strom was about 3 years old!
I'm not exactly sure what this Java
thing is all about but it's worth checking out.
video from Japan gives new meaning to the term crack.
12/09/2002 - These
Camouflage are definitely worth checking out. (BB)
"This idea is very simple. If you project
background image onto the masked object, you can observe the masked object
just as if it were virtually transparent."
Please don't try viewing
an altered state. ;-) That also includes this political ad
Here is a rather interesting trailer for the sci-fi thriller
It looks a little like a Kung Fu version of
12/02/2002 - This
is kind of weird, but here is a Flash entitled
Lego Death: a Museum of Horrors.
Check out this Flash music "video"
We Didn't Start The Fire.
The music is of course by Billy Joel, and the great Flash work and
image selection is by Ye Li.
Have you seen this great
TV Ad Banned in the UK for Poking Fun at Bush? Here is hilarious
Or, have you had a chance to play
Michael Jackson's Kids!
Have you seen
PETA's weird Turkey Ad? It's pretty ridiculous, but I think it's
worth checking out.
This is a pretty strange Flash on a new casino to be opened
in Las Vegas: The Moon Resort
Dick Tracy's Antigravity Machine
11/25/2002 - Some
students at Dearborn High School in Michigan claim to have created an "antigravity
machine" or "lifter". They are not certain what the physics
are behind the device, which they build for the 2002-2003 Metro Detroit
Science Fair in Detroit. It could just be a hoax, but these students
seem serious enough. Here is the music
video of the students and
their flying machine. Updated on 12/04/2002.
"The students have been
working via phone and internet with physicists and inventors all over the
world to help them with their project including the Russian physicist Dr.
Podkletnov who now lives in Finland, The French Inventor Jean-Louis Naudin,
American inventor Russell Anderson, President of Applied Electrogravitics,
American Antigravity's Tim Ventura, their teacher Mr. Russ Gibb, Michigan
Technology Teacher of the Year 2000, as well as many other people who have
been building and working on lifters for years." -- WDHS Video Press Release
Have you seen Apple's new
Santa Switch commercials? Pretty Funny.
ever wanted to know the secrets behind good web design, then you might want
to check out Strong
Here is a nice large spam free version of Edgar Beals'
Also, here is an interesting Flash on P. T. Barnum's
Finally, could number 5 be the last installment of Naoki Mitsuse's
11/18/2002 - Here
are two time killing Flash games
The saga continues with Naoki Mitsuse's
Joe's Story 04, and there are several good animations to view on the
Flash Award 2002 site, including
IWR favorite Kunstbar.
Also, check out this weird Kikkoman Soy
Sauce Ad Spoof from Japan.
Finally, there is the
Cowbell Project based on a Saturday Night Live spoof on songs that need a cowbell, the
Cowbell Project is a hoot. Here is the hilarious
cowbell sketch with Blue Oyster Cult, and I liked this version of
Albert too. You can browse a list of MP3 samples
11/11/2002 - This
week I found a strange early film of
Research on the Pull of Gravity from the Annals of Improbable Research.
Also, check out
Dark Side Switch Campaign
and the even funnier
program. Both parodies are based on Apple's "Switch" commercials.
Or how about a cool
Simpson's Flash Quiz from
Rolling Stone or a hilarious
Finally, there is this serious Flash on the
UN Security Council resolutions on Iraq.
11/04/2002 - Animation
Express had this funny black and white QuickTime animation called
Noted, which is about a incompetent suicide attempt, by
The silly Kittens are back and have two new Flash
numbers: one from the
The Vines and
Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man
by Public Enemy.
Also, have your seen the
evil clown generator,
Finding Nemo Trailer, the
Blinking Music Videos or this crazy Japanese Flash,
Finally, you have to check out the very cool
dubs, but don't show them to the kids because they might just drive you
Here is a weird story on how
Peruvian teenagers are supposed to be 'possessed' by Japanese TV cartoon.
The series in question is the popular
Dragonball Z series.
|Tomobiki, Japan (IWR Satire)
- Lum, star of the anime series
Urursei Yatsura, was
arrested today at Tomobiki High School for assault and battery. Lum is
accused of using her super powers to nearly electrocute her fiancé
Ataru Moroboshi for kissing a girl named Shinobu.
How about a nice Flash of a Rubik's
Cube, Tom Lehrer singing the
Internet Simulator or some
Sleepless by Chris Keegan is worth checking out and the plot thickens in
10/14/2002 to 10/21/2002 -
I love Wallace and Gromit! On this BBC News link,
Gromit film premières, you can view the first in
the Cracking Contraptions series, Soccamatic.
Check out the
Hilarious House of Frightenstein. It's an old Canadian late
night comedy monster style show. I wish someone would post those old
Ghoulardi shows from the Midwest.
Also here is another silly Kittens Flash,
Independent Woman, by Joel Veitch and music by
On the educational front, National Geographic has this nice
Flash on Secrets of
Egypt (Photos, Diagrams).
Last, but not least are the video shorts available from
Illegal Art. My favorite is this Teletubbies version of Bush's
State of the Union Speech in 2001 [It's big, 19Mb, and RealAudio worked
best]. There several other good videos too. Check them out!
10/07/2002 - I
didn't find many interesting new animation or short subjects this week, but
Paper Airplane Flight Simulator is pretty cool. Also, if you still
haven't checked out the
Speed Stacking video of Emily Fox yet, please do. Emily is doing
her stacking in real-time.
09/30/2002 - You
have to check out this
Speed Stacking video of Emily Fox. Emily is doing the
stacking in real time. It's unreal! Featured on Wired this
week was Ver las Estrellas' impressive
To See The Stars [Quicktime] and
Teetering by Dave Jones. Also, here is a ridiculous video of giant
Silly Putty being dropped off a parking structure at Sunbelt Software.
Last, but not least, is the silly
Viking Kittens by Joel Veitch.
|Tokyo (IWR Satire) - Actress Faye Valentine,
star of the popular Cowboy Bebop anime series, announced today that she is breaking off
her two month engagement with Tenchi Muyo. "Tenchi is nice guy, but he's
just too domestic for me. I mean, I got better things to do than sit around all day
long and feed Ryo-ohki carrots", said Ms. Valentine to reporters.
09/23/2002 (IWR Encore)
- The world's greatest animator, Hayao Miyazaki, has a new film that is being
released [even as we speak] at various theaters
in the USA. Here is the Spirited Away Trailer [QuickTime 5]. Miyazaki's
[Studio Ghibli] beautifully detailed backgrounds put Disney's to shame. The
subtitled version is available on DVD.
Featured on Wired this week was Joe's Story 01, and Harvard has some time lapse movies
of the Crab Pulsar Wind.
09/16/2002 - Lots of
Robots and RocketPants are two great shorts by Andy Murdock
[Quicktime]. Here is a teaser from Pixar's
- For the Birds. Also from Animation Express, there is Livro (Book), and how about
a Flash on the spread of the West Nile Virus.
09/09/2002 - Dinosaurs Against Fossil Fuels is a great short by Extinction Stinks!, Vancouver Indymedia (BB). Also
from Animation Express, is Power of Art (Erotic Rabbit) by Valdimir Denizoff and Mr. Man in The Fool by Steve Whitehouse.
09/02/2002 - Perk is an excellent Hungarian animation of an
unemployed mine goblin [Quicktime]. Punk Kittens
is a rather silly Flash but worth a quick look. The Animatrix
is a new anime movie to be released in 2003 [QuickTime 5 Trailer].
08/26/2002 - The world's best animator, Hayao Miyazaki, has a
new film that will be released in September in the USA. Here is the Spirited Away Trailer [QuickTime 5]. Miyazaki's
[Studio Ghibli] beautifully detailed backgrounds put Disney's to shame.
Also, check out the fascinating He-Man Trailer [Real Player] and Eminem's mildly
shocking [obscenities are removed.] "White America!".
For grins, check out this grainy 60's video of
Leonard Nimoy in Bilbo Baggins.
Finally, check out this cool Flash from National Geographic on Meerkats.
08/19/2002 - This week we have one funny low
tech entry, monkey makes fabulous sorbet in a sack, and one
serious, but excellent Quicktime animation for the band Clann Zu in Five Thousand More. Finally, we have a fascinating
political Flash presentation from OSCON by Lawrence Lessig on <free culture>.
08/12/2002 - This week we have the
National Gallery of Art's multimedia presentation in Quicktime and Real Player on the
topic of The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt.
Also, a new Flash from Animation Express, QT and Pasootie in the ME-02 Snatch. Last, but not
least, in our extreme low tech section, we have the hilarious Tales
of the Plush Cthulhu.
08/05/2002 - Royksopp is a fascinating Real Audio animation of life
in the world of charts and 3D graphics. Atlas
of the Valley of the Kings is a great use of Flash Animation for a virtual tour of
Egyptian excavations. Also, Giant Cow is an early work by IWR's favorite Flash
animator, Ed Beals, and Pascal Jehanno's Nurd Episode 8 shows us what life is like inside an
Internet Firewall. Finally, there are these Flash based IQ tests if you want to see how clever you
07/29/2002 - Kunstbar is an excellent Flash from the Petrie Lounge
about a bar that has special famous artist cocktails. My favorite was the Bosch
"Garden of Earthly Delights" drink. Kunstbar
was recently featured in Wired. Also worth checking out is a Philadelphia Museum of
Art Flash animation of Black Artist, Dox Thrash. Finally, there is Behind the Typeface:
07/22/2002 - This week IWR features Edgar
Beals', Neva, a finalist in the Flash
Film Festival 2002 at San Francisco and The Last Hula Doll. Also, this week a parody of
those new Mac commercials by Ubergeek, F*ck your Macintosh Lifestyle.
07/15/2002 - A new Flash animation game
07/08/2002 - Here is a great collaborative
Flash animation effort entitled Hey! Neighbor. It includes
IWR's favorite animator Ed Beals, the creator of Plickey and Muto.
07/01/2002 - Here are four excellent Cartoon
final entries from the Flash Film Festival 2002, New York City, July 10, New Yorker
Hotel. Vote Here.
Weeglot's Christmas Glorp, Sinai, ride the fence and Annie Episode II