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Henri, Bagel heads, Toronto’s national anthem and the Nintendo cartridge blow

Brace yourselves, 80′s babies — here comes another stake into the heart of your childhood… Don’t shoot the messenger (with your duck hunt gun, pyaw!)

Blowing into Nintendo cartridges “to get the dust out” may not actually have made them work better.

I know, right? It always (okay, sometimes) worked for me too.

According to an interview Mental Floss did with some gaming webcast host who conducted a non-scientfic study into the cartridge blow, the myth has been debunked or something.

Take that for what it is while I stare blankly at my laptop screen for a while…

Alright, I’m back. Now let us movie on… to Henri!

Henri is a very famous, award winning French existentialist cat. A cat after my own heart.  Pensive. Dark. Adorable…

We’re like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, him and I… minus all of the weird sex stuff. Minus any of the sex stuff. I love kitty cats, but not like that. Why would you even suggest that, you sickos?

He dropped a new YouTube video today after a newspaper in Seattle asked for his views on politics:

Vote Tuxedo Stan for mayor of Halifax!

Vote Balpreet Kaur for inspiring internet hero of the year! (seriously. Just read the story.)

Vote Drizzy Drake of the Casa YOLO for President of the new Republic of Toronto!!!

I know that this was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek piece, but hot dang if Edward Keenan didn’t go all Edward Keenan on us with his magical words and powerful facts, legitimately convincing me that Toronto should probably separate from the rest of Canada.

Think about it. We’re bigger than Nicaragua.

Better yet, listen to new Toronto’s national anthem (by Donovan Woods):

Oh, Toronto, I’m pretty sure I feel at home.

Well done, Mr. Woods!

It’s been two years, last month, for me as a Torontonian. It feels like I’ve been here so much longer. It’s safe to say I’ve never fit in better anywhere, in any city before. I wonder if that has more to do with who I am now than where I am now… but sheet, you don’t care. I don’t even care. Let’s get back to the important things:

Japanese hipsters get ‘bagel head’ saline injections

Saline forehead injections are a thing now, sort of. Read all about that here… I already wrote about it once today and I really don’t think I can spend 5 more seconds looking at body modification trends today.

Saved by the Bell is on. A really old one, where the gang struggles to study for Testaverde‘s midterm. I’m going to go do some homework meself! Prepping for a talk on Saturday. Check it oot if you’re in NEPA!

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Video of the day: “100″

’100′ (from 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds) from Filmersblog on Vimeo.

“In October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to ‘collect’ a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don’t get out of the house much. I found my very old ‘models’ in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species…) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first ‘age’, I was able to capture the ‘missing link’ and conclude this project. Enjoy.”

- Jeroen Wolf, filmmaker, Amsterdam.

’100′ (from 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds) from Filmersblog on Vimeo.

This video was way too blogworthy for a simple Tweet. It had me grinning from ear-to-ear by the end of it. What can I say? Mortality is effective shiss.

It’s unlikely that anyone will believe me (aside from the couple of tight friends I told), but I had this VERY IDEA two years ago. I was even going to apply for a filmmaking grant!

My project fell by the wayside, but I’m so very glad that Jeroen Wolf’s didn’t.

Kudos on a job well done. I’m feeling more inspired to get back to my art right now than I have in weeks. It’s been a while. Maybe I’ll start restoring some frescos…

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She hates kitties, I love viddies, “What’s a vowel” HOT CHEETOS AND TAKIS! does not condone the kicking, punching, or otherwise physical harming of animals (shaming, on the other hand, is all good.)

That said, this video might be the coolest effing thing I’ve seen all week:

Moral of the story: fashion, I think.

Big ups to Reed + Rader for making this, and tons of other incredibly creative, weird-as-heck / entirely delightful works of internet art.

I wrote about viral videos more than usual at work this week. It was a good week for the YouTubes, ya know?

A few of my favourites:

That little girl rapper totally jacked those moves from me. I swear to Hov, that’s EXACTLY the way I dance when I’m out with my friends on the town — which is exactly what I did last night. And the night before that, too.

So sleepy… fading fast… but first — WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL?

No, no worries Amurrica. Your education system is just fine.

One more video for y’all. Well worth the wonderful, wacky watch if you like watermelons and weird guys:

Time to continue recovering now. BRING ME MY RANCH DRESSING HOSE.

P.S. – Happy Caturday :)

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