Announcing The Executive: a brand new miniature yo-yo

The Executive Yo-Yo

I’m happy to announce that I’m launching a new yo-yo project with my friend Ernest Kahn next Tuesday, July 5th, on Kickstarter. It’s called The Executive and it’s a high performance miniature yo-yo. It’s made in the USA by the awesome folks at One Drop Design.

Yo-yo design is at an all time, but yo-yos keep getting bigger and bigger. Over the years, I found myself leaving my yo-yo at home more and more because I didn’t want to cram it into my pocket. That’s why I’m so excited about The Executive, a killer yo-yo that can fit into your coin pocket. The project goes live in a week and will have a VERY special color option that will only be available for the first 24 hours. So mark your calendars now!

The Executive Pocket Yo-Yo

Yo-Yoing in Augmented Reality

My friend Allan Lavell let me play with a new build of his Hyperspektiv app. Allan has made many cool visual apps like Glitch Wizard, but the newest build of his Hyperspektiv app allows you experience a real-time effect while keeping your iPhone in a simple plast headset. So of course yo-yoing in augmented reality was the first thing I tried.

Yo-yoing through an AR headset was crazy hard, but really fun. I wonder what it would be like to organize a booth at the World Yo-Yo Contest where players could experience something like this. It’s an outerbody experience.
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My homemade Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared Sweater

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared fan sweater
I recently blogged about the significance of June 19th in the weird Youtube series, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared. (That 6th episode did come out, and you can watch it here.) In celebration for this special day, I wanted to share my homemade Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared sweater.
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What happens June 19th in Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared

dhmis-june-19th-compressor

edit: The 6th episode is out now and I’ve added it to the bottom of this page… but now I’m wondering if it’s a two-parter. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.

In the opening scene of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared we see a calendar prominently displayed over the three main characters. It says June 19th. Throughout episodes one through five, the astute observer can spot the some variation of 6/19 appears dozens of times… once even on a “still missing” poster which shows all 3 of the main characters. So, fans are asking what “happens on June 19th in Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared-land”?

DHMIS is an online video series that features 3 colorful puppets. The characters are all unnamed and little is given about their backstory. In fact, the show comes across mostly as just a dark parody of popular kids shows like Sesame Street and Blues Clues, but there’s definitely something going on under the surface.

If you haven’t watched the shows yet, I’ve embedded them all at the bottom of this post, but if you are just wanting to watch one and see if you like it or not, I highly recommend watching episode 4… the episode about computers. It’s glitch, it’s silly, and it gives many clues as to what’s happening below.
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Some suggestions for tourists in Iceland

Going to Iceland sometime soon? Already visiting there and looking for tips? Wanna hear about the things we did and would suggest? Here’s our suggestions for tourists in Iceland:
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
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