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November 29 at 11:50am

legos! Legos!! LEGOs!!!

You can never have enough Legos in your bowl. Or at least in our bowl. Luckily the internet keeps filling it up.
Yee haw!


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November 28 at 4:28pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

I guess this song became a “classic” because it is so silly. I never got it otherwise. It seems designed for Karoake but it came out BEFORE people did that. Go figure. Well this version totally captures the pure silliness inside.

And then afterwards your entire household can sing operatically all day — just sayin’…

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November 28 at 11:11am

Jellyfish! JELLYfish!! JELLYFISH!!!

We need more zooplankton in our bowl! And there are already zillions! You gotta love the Nat Geo Kids site. They have even more great vids. When the parents start complaining that you do don’t surf enough educational web sites, just show them this:

(thanks to Merry Traum for this!)


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November 22 at 12:07pm

Styles of Animation #7: Salt Drawing

Is salt that much different than sand? Aleksandra Korejwo can answer that for you. In follow up to yesterdays excursion into the sand bowl, we bring you this for those noses with a different taste.

Although the description says that this one is band to sand:

One of the things I like most about this type of animation, is how it demonstrates how many different things are going on at once. You can see a bit of story, there is color and shape and how they both mix, and then there is the element of time and how the other elements communicate with it, changing over the course of the animation.


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November 21 at 11:45am

Styles of Animation #6: Sand Drawing

Kseniya Simonova’s from The Ukraine. And here she is on Ukaraine’s Talent Show. Here in our bowl, we rate her higher than that Boyle woman, but what do we know? We know we like drawing and we’ve never seen it done this way. Both the image and the artist dances throughout. The text tells us that is a story of when Germany invaded the Ukaraine in WW2, but even without knowing that we were fascinated. If it is live, is it still animation?


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November 15 at 11:19am

Bouncing Balls

Okay, we are placing bouncing balls in a bigger bowl. What can we say it? There’s something about an out of control ball that just makes us happy. Balls, balls, balls, balls, balls, and more balls.

Sorry about posting a commercial but sometimes a nose has just got do what it’s gotta do.

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November 14 at 11:41am

Game:Crayon Physics

Crayon Physics is a bit like the iPhone app Trace, so it looks like a lot of fun. It won the Independent Games Award in 2008, whatever that is.

Crayon Physics Deluxe from Petri Purho on Vimeo.

We’ve put it on our wish list in the Bowl. It is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics. Check out their website for more details.


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