Nicolas Cage Wants His Cake

This is one of the weirdest videos I’ve ever seen, but is so freakin’ awesome at the same time. This music video was compiled by Harry Partridge using techno music, funny animations and sound clips from “The Family Man.” I like Nicolas Cage, so I really enjoyed this one.

I had to watch this one twice 😀 Check out Nicolas Cage Wants Cake at Newgrounds and prepared to laugh.

Chess is a Brutal Bloody War

I used to play Chess regularly a few years ago; maybe one or two games a day. These days, I still like to play a game every so often, but I just don’t have much time for it anymore. I just might get back into the habit after the release of Ultimate Chess though because this version of Chess has an interesting twist that keeps me wanting to play more.

The game starts out normal enough. When I first started I was thinking “This sucks. Why is this called Ultimate Chess?” The character voices are kinda funny, but I continued on to see if there was anything else special about it, then all of sudden…

Bam! My pawn was brutally slaughtered!

Such is war I guess.

Each time one of your pieces are taken or you take the opponents piece, you’ll be greeted with a new and very bloody cut-scene. There are a total of 50 executions in all and you can keep track of which ones you’ve seen by viewing the “Execution” screen from the main menu.

Gotta collect them all!!!

Recipe: Western Spaghetti

If you’re not familiar with PES’s work- it’s a series of stop-motion animation ranging from naughty naughty chairs on the roof top to all time favorite arcade games.

All it takes is a rubic’s cube, die, and home-grown money spice to make some tasty pick-up stix meal fit for two. For a full recipe, take a look at the video. Bon Appetite!

Animate Your Photos Quickly and Easily

Crazy Talk

If you’ve got a photo layin’ around and wish it could talk to you, it’s now possible. Using CrazyTalk 5 Pro, you can take a photo or image and animate them and bring them to life using real-time puppeteering. There are all kinds of fun photos I can think of that this would be great to use on.

If you want to see it in action, take a look at these scary real-life renderings of Homer Simpson and Mario. There’s one bad thing about the software though, and that’s the price. If you want the pro version, it’ll set you back $150. Yeah, I can’t afford it, but I want it really bad. You can try out the free trial though, and see if you really want to make that purchase.

Food fight!

Now this gives a whole other meaning to food fight; it’s a food war. Hamburgers vs eggrolls vs sushi vs fish n’ chips; it’s an all out war. Beside the obvious humor to this stop-motion animation, there lies a history. The animator, Stefan Nadelman, portrayed each food from its respected country. The bullying fried chicken sandwich and chicken nuggets are, no less, the United States. The passive croissant- France, so on so forth. And knowing the audience he’s dealing with, Stefan supplied us all with a great little cheat sheet.

History or no history, this film is sure to make eyes tear with laughter and even perhaps make your mouth dribble a bit. Enjoy!

Rome wasn’t built in a day…

…but this city sure was!

We’ve seen countless movies (remakes and new ones) where a monster of incredible size reduces a metropolis into mere rubble in a matter of minutes. Imagine if you could do the complete opposite; construct a city in just minutes? Nobuo Takahashi, a great animator, did just that in his video “Musashino Plateau.”

In waves of synchronization, a city that seemed to be built back in BC transforms into a modern day NYC furnished with wall to wall skyscrapers and high-rise condominiums in a matter of minutes. The video is a little dark and fuzzy, but it doesn’t distract from the noteworthy talent of Mr. Takahashi.