From OpenCulture: “In 1945, Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí began collaborating on an animated film. 58 years later, with Dalí long gone and Disney gone longer still, it came out. The delayed arrival of Destino had to do with money trouble at the Walt Disney Studios not long after the project began, and it seems that few laid eyes on its unfinished materials again until Disney’s nephew Roy E. Disney came across them in 1999. Completed, it premiered at the 2003 New York Film Festival and received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short Film. Now, fifteen years later, we know for sure that Destino has found a place in the culture, because someone has mashed it up with Pink Floyd.”
That’s not just a clever title – the Apprehension Machine is the musical instrument behind every scary soundtrack you’ve heard in the past couple decades. Watch this video, and watch low-tech sounds create high anxiety.
It reminds of that line in the original Johnny Mnemonic short story: ‘ If they think you’re crude, go technical; if they
think you’re technical, go crude.’ The apprehension machine may be crude, but it gets the job done.
You don’t see ‘deliciously awful’ executed all the time, but when you do, it’s magic. Here’s ‘But Why?’ for your Sci-Friday.
Have fun getting that song out of your head.
Wanna build a laser that actually burns through stuff? A rail gun? Today’s your day. For Sci-Friday #48, I present:
This is brilliant … I guarantee it. The 8-bit Big Band, featuring Benny Benack III, croons through the Portal song. The classiest, nerdiest thing you’ll see all day.
Have a great weekend!
Some interesting artwork for your Friday – have a great weekend!
I built this collection myself over the years and am passing it along to you. Enjoy!
Need a hero? Of course you do. Avengers: Endgame but with “I Need a Hero” from Shrek 2:
You’re welcome. Have a great weekend!