We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
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A few weeks ago we showcased PBS's trippy-cool remix of Mr. Rogers. Today we bring you PBS's remixing of Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting which is the next installment of PBS's "Icons Remixed." It's pretty awesome, and actually the best three minutes of stress relief we've found all day:
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Here's something for the supremely lazy--a psychic trash can that can predict your every move. Fast forward to about 2:25, and you'll what happens when one engineering wizard got his hands on a Kinect gaming accessory and one motorized trashcan.
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Today's cool dad award goes to YouTube user: teachusmore. We'll let him set up this next video:
There's a scene in an Adam Sandler's movie, "Big Daddy," where Adam dresses up as Scuba Steve, an action-hero, in order to creatively make the boy he's caring for do things. Ever since I watched that scene, I've wanted to do the same as a father. I'm now a father and can happily do it :) On July 21, 2012, I surprised my 3 year old son, Oliver, as Spider-Man in his room. We played with his toys and jumped around. I also made him the promise of going to a trampoline park if he behaved well. On July 25, 2012, I followed through on my promise and took Oliver to the trampoline park as Spider-Man.
And finally, director Ron Eigen shows us what it's like and just how hard it is to dump a song. But, as always, Gotye (like Carly Rae Jepsen) will. always. win.