Friday Links!Leading off, from Jarod, one of the most creative and entertaining works I've ever seen: Star Wars Silent Picture.
Matt Sakey's Culture Clash column has new installment, and it's here.
From Ryan Leasher,spectacular images of a pilot ejecting from a CF-18 fighter jet only fractionally before impact.
From Steven Kreuch, and you really need to see this, it's Fancy a ride in my shark? Simply put, it's a boat that can go both underwater and leap into the air, and it is entirely bad ass.
From Meg McReynolds, a fascinating study of geographical references in rap songs, conveniently Google-ized for your pleasure: The Rap Map.
From Scott "Sudz" Zimmerman, the periodic table of game controllers.
From Bryan DeyErmand, a variation on the "800 percent slowdown" technique for the Justin Bieber song. This time, it's classic science fiction themes.
From Cliff Eyler, an urban legend comes to life: Alligator Surfaces Beneath a Car in Queens. Next, it's ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked. One more, and it's a BBC website called Dimensions. Here's what it does: Dimensions takes important places, events and things, and overlays them onto a map of where you are.
From Dib O, and this is both a remarkable and mind-blowing read: China Traffic Jam Could Last Weeks. So strange only The Onion could have written it, even though they didn't.
From the Edwin Garcia Links Machine (with corporate headquarters now relocated from Miami to Seattle), a short film that is the story of a man who spent the last 35 winters at Yosemite. Also, it's abandoned houses of super villains. Next, it's Hong Kong and Macau in the Fifties. Finally, and this is a fantastic read, it's The Most Isolated Man on the Planet.
From Frank Regan, stunning footage of one of the worst car crashes you ever see-- and the driver survived. I have no idea how, though.
Here's a fascinating story: The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements.
From Kevin W, an epic link to pictures of 1970s Vintage desktop and pocket calculators.
From Brad Ruminer, some truly spectacular pictures of the Madagascar Stone Forest (other places as well-- check the menu on the left).
From John Lewkowitz, and this is very clever, it's the Red Army performing "Beat It".
From Sirius, and this is certainly comforting: Pac-Man hacked onto a touchscreen voting machine. Also, a story about the amazing Scottish bagpiper Billy Millin, who walked the Normandy beaches on D-Day.
From Jeremy Connell, an amazing video from China's Got Talent (yes, such a thing exists): a pianist with no arms.