Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Pianist Paul Barton celebrates his 50th birthday in style: Playing Beethoven for old, injured, blind, and handicapped elephants at a nature preserve in the mountains of Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
“It was a 50th birthday present to myself,” Barton is quoted as saying. “My wife and I have been working with blind elephants for many years, and I thought it might be something they would enjoy to listen to.”
Sure, he had to drag the piano all the way up there, but it was an experience they will never forget.
Movie Trailer of the Day: First official trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
The film, which stars Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, and Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty, is due in theaters December 16th.
Supercut of the Day: “Everything Great About YouTube”: A montage of clips from YouTube’s better known videos strategically set to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
There is insufficient space to allow the number of question marks needed to convey the strange, unexplained nature of this video. Finland: the new Japan
This Is Terrifying, You Should Watch It of the Day: Dear Finland: What the hell? Sincerely, a concerned citizen of the world.
inb4 weirdest boner.
Interspecies Intermingling of the Day: At China’s Qingdao Wildlife Park, a pair of abandoned black bear cubs team up with a baby tiger to form the Tiger-Bear Alliance that will inevitably bring about humanity’s ruin.
Stop Motion Short of the Day: Austria-based artist Wolgang Matzl used whole mess of vintage paper cut-outs to create this stunning 60-second stop-motion summary of Inception for The Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds Competition.
[cartoonbrew / thanks jordan!]