Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Video: Do Hit Country Songs Sound Alike?

You bet your flat-bed, star-spangled, hair-blowin’ radio, they do. Read about what the Editor had in mind when he cut this vid at Consequence of Sound »

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Gorgeousity: Amazing HD Aerial Footage of Bay Area

This was all shot with a RED Epic-equipped gyrostabilized camera platform, The GSS C520. “A portable 5-axis system that houses a range of leading digital cinema cameras, like the Epic and Sony F55, while also capable of integrating future advancements in camera technology”. Whoa. Check out what else Teton Gravity Research is up to (no pun intended).

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Is This Love: Bob Marley x Heavy Metal

Yes. Yes this is. (Thanks, Josh)

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Mashup: Bon Iver x Marvin Gaye “How Sweet Is Emma’s Love”
Video: Death Metal Roostër & Usher Duet With a Goat
Röck: Sleigh’r Beer and Slayer Christmas Lights
Trip Out: New Cyriak “Baaa” Sheep Video
MP3 Mix: This Year Goes To 11.11.11
Premake: Pixar’s Up! Remixed as Swingin’ 1960s Disney


Watch: The Sith Who Stole Christmas

This Star Wars x The Grinch Who Stole Christmas mashup brings all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile. Well done OneMinuteGalactica. (Thanks, Cheri!)


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SF: Roaming Star Wars Cantina Band In The Mission Halloween Nite!

hammerhead getting ready to hit SF

UPDATED: Halloween night, a roaming Star Wars Cantina Band took over the Mission in SF. Hitting up bar after bar. And when they couldn’t get in (ahem … Bruno’s) they played on the sidewalk.

Great idea, Occlupanid.

Alderaan Road EP

It's A Wrap

It takes a band of Biths to bring Megatron and Hammerhead together. Here’s a video from Nate at A New Leaf; one of the members of the roaming rockers.


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May the 4th: Celebrate with LEGO Star Wars III Commercials and More
Drink: Princess Leia Beer Can Mystery
Moustache: The Lando Calrissian Disguise Kit
Fab: Moog Beer + Moog Star Wars Cantina Song
How To: Make a Guinness Black & Orange (Smashed Pumpkin)
Spooky: The Shocker The Costume
Awesome: Sears Website Gets Zombified


Video: Socialnomics Makes The Case For Social Media

Interesting. I’d like to see how these stats compare in just another year. Either way, Socialnomics‘ point is well taken: social media is bigger than you think. So? (via AllThingsD)

Just another reason to stay on top of the Umlaut!
Click to follow ÜÜ on Twitter

He made the shit up (via Dog & Pony Show)

Twitter: Lou Barlow Is Staying On Top Of The Umlaut
Ad Man Creates Crash-Course Crowd-Source Twitter Diet


HowTo: Make A Flaming Bacon Lance of Death

Sure, using bacon to create a plasma torch hot enough to melt steel is impressive. But it’s the spinning scene at 1:05 I can’t stop watching. And watching …

See how it’s done in PopSci’s “Bacon: The Other White Heat”. (via BoingBoing Gadgets )

BONUS: The BA-K-47 (Thanks, Fang)


Beer: Vintage Schaefer Moog Spot

“The one to have when you’re having more than one.” Yes!
(Thanks, Mike)


Check the last Friday Five mix for a moog rendition of “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly


Read about the Moog Filtered Ale and hear a fab Bönus Moog Mix.


Video: Tilt-Shift Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, yet another wondrous tilt-shift vid from the guy who brought you mini-monster rally Metal Heart and coastal shrink Bathtub IV. See what else Keith Loutit has tiny-fied.

Then get the TiltShift App for your iPhone and miniaturize your still pics.


Music: Kutiman Remixes YouTube Into “ThruYou”

ThruYou has been flying ’round the interwebz and it deserves all the attention it can get. Israeli musician and producer Kutiman cut together an album of music+videos entirely from YouTube content. The above vid is only the first track. Go check out the others. Especially “I’m New.” Well done.


Music: New Röyskopp vid “Happy Up Here”

Happy Up Here from the necessary-umlauted Röyksopp on Vimeo. Directed by Reuben Sutherland. The vid answers the question: What if Space Invaders really came to Earth?

Though French artist Invader has posed that question all over the world, the vid is a delight.