Friday’s Fives – 25th January 2013

Samantha Crain – It’s Simple (Toad Session) from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.

Afternoon, and happy Friday.  Welcome back to the Friday Fives, where I find five sometimes interesting, mostly frivolous thing which I have happened across on the internet this week and slap them up here for a bit of time-wasting Friday afternoon fun.

In the comments please feel free to add any daft shit you’ve come up with because… well, because I certainly have no intention of doing anything productive the afternoon, do you?

1. Samantha Crain Toad Session coming up.

Yep, after the scandalous passage of over a year I am finally almost ready to publish this session.  The first couple of videos are already up on Vimeo, and Dylan Matthews‘ photos are up on Flickr.  The rest of the session will be published next week.

2. 5 Staples of the Legal System Statistics Say Don’t Work.

I know I keep telling you to read Cracked, but have a look at that link above and you might see why.  Or perhaps you might decide you never want to read it again.

3. Now Wakes the Sea Burns Album

Generally speaking I have little to no interest in Burns Night, although whisky and haggis are both excellent things.  But late last night this little gem appeared on Bandcamp, and it’s bloody brilliant.  Now Wakes The Sea’s Fluoxetine Morning is in my top five albums of 2012, and this is a fine record of music based on the poetry of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns.

4. Homemade Dry Ice Bubble Bursting

This guy’s sciencey illusions are bloody amazing.  The one below is pretty impressive, and he has a Best of 2012 on his YouTube page as well.

5. President Obama Being Heckled by Muppets?  Oh yes!

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