Videos

Life-size X-wing fighter made out of Legos.

Out of this world Lego Starfighter.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and, for Dope Daddy most things Star Wars (except for a certain thing called Jar-Jar) fit the bill, so when the guys behind the best children parks in the world (Legoland, of course) released this video, I declared it to be, well completely Dope!

 

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Human replicators: Science-Fiction no-more

If you are a geek, and of a certain age, you must certainly remember the “Replicators” those wonderful little gadgets on-board Star Treck’s USS Enterprise which would print or  every room of the ship, where any one of the crew could stop by, and order it for, well, anything. McCoy felt like drinking a beer? No problem! Step up to the mike, young lad!

In this article, you can read how scientist using biological matter and a US $1,000 off the shelf 3D printer, have created a “bionic designer ear” that actually functions. This impressive advance in, well printing, would have made Gutenberg, and Treckies alike proud, and that people, that is dope!

Andrea Boccelli Sings Elmo a Lullaby

Recently, a friend’s tip on another post, reminded me of the importance of smiling… and to keep being child-like. So, with a tip’o the hat to Cesar, here are three of the best Elmo clips that I could find starring everyone’s favourite Muppet (except for Kermit… and you, Miss Peggy)  Elmo, from Sesame Street.

Enjoy!

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Poetry and girl power in the age of you tube…

These here two videos are proof positive that we live in times like none other before us. Video killed the radio star, indeed, but it also smashed so many other pre conceptions built on what I sometimes called the “old world order.” Here, two young women use a camera, a rhythm, the turn of a word, and brains to create poetry in motion. Moving pictures that paint a picture larger than the images, words, and sounds we watch, somewhere, on a cloud.

Before I ruin it with some bad poetry or whimsical lyrics of my own, I leave you with one great hope for girls everywhere, that in the future, beautiful girls will continue to make poetry with pictures, as they stand strong, and illuminate the way, for generations to come…

ZOMGitsChris asks us all to make a reflection:

and Rhaina Cohen asks us to walk on her shoes…

Dope!

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Google Chrome Faster Than A Speeding Potato. (video)

By defintion, Google has always been about speed and innovation, in this video they illustrate what exactly they mean by “speed” in terms that most of us can understand.

“At this point, Google realizes that simply talking about browser speed isn’t enough. They have to show you.Alongside the latest beta release of Google Chrome, the company has made a series of videos that intend to do just that. The Rube Goldberg-ian setup is fairly amazing. While the speed test videos themselves aren’t out just yet, Google has posted the making of the video. It’s a must-watch.”