I just got back from WordCamp US in Philadelphia. I was there with Torque Magazine, an online WordPress news source, shooting video interviews and sharing them online throughout the event. Throughout the years, I’ve always been that dude with a camera interviewing cool folks as a thin excuse for me just to get a chance to chat with them. I’ve chatted with yo-yoers, musicians, zine makers, and now WordPressers. It’s great!
Tonight we made a fun little drink called the Sleepy Hollow Cocktail, the recipe for which can be found here. The drink is 2 parts mezcal to one part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, with a dash of angostura bitters and an absinthe rinse. The most exciting part of the drink is the garnish, which is a rosemary sprig that’s been lit, then dropped into the drink. It gives it a smoky flavor (obviously) and is just fun to watch.
Here’s just a collection of some music videos that have made me smile lately. They don’t really have much in common other than they are kind of older and mostly hip hop. Since a few of them (Dizzee’s “I Don’t Need A Reason” and Wiley’s “Numbers”) seem heavily inspired by gif culture, I’m also embedding The Idea Channel’s episode on that topic too.
After a hard day of internetting, I usually come across one or two particularly cute and uplifting videos. But this week I feel like everything I watch is driving my post-election anxieties rather than easing them.
To be clear, these videos aren’t gross or violent at all. In fact most of them are actually kind of funny, but I feel like each one of them has somehow tapped into some fear I never realized I had before. So grab some popcorn and enjoy this nightmare fuel.
Tay Zonday playing Team Fortress 2
Being passed by a free climber while on a multi-pitch climb