This week, we recommended a BBC documentary about Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett’s attempt to learn more about his father, something of a misunderstood genius who came up with theories that have since proved groundbreaking. The BB4 documentary is to be rebroadcast shortly, but if you can’t wait for that, it’s all on YouTube. Here’s the first part.
On The Kiosk this week, our regular texter Tim came up trumps again with a great Youtube of the week suggestion for us. This is called The Tell-Tale Heart – it’s a short animated film of 1953 based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The clip was apparently the first to be X-rated in Great Britain under the British Board of Film Censors classification system. No idea why they wanted to censor it, but it’s a great piece of work.
Derek suggested this one — it’s a nine-minute clip from Top Gear showing what happens when a super-scary looking plane (designed to be aerodynamically unstable so it can be more agile in the air) races against an incredibly fast car. Amazing…
As suggested by Tim, a regular texter to the show, here’s a very clever, four minute short film about a man who arrives on the underground and declares to his fellow travelers that he is tired of being single. Will any lady take a chance and be with him?
Their jeans are tight, their lips are curled and their MySpace pictures are casual, yet perfectly formed. Yup, these five Williamsburg natives are competing in the Hipster Olympics. Watch them go! Or, em, not go, as the case may be. It’s hard to run when your jeans are that tight…
Courtesy of our regular texter Tim. Thanks Tim!
This week on The Kiosk, we recommended Duke Special’s rather brilliant new vid with Neil Hannon.