Comedy doesn't always need a punchline. The great physical comics — Chaplain, Keaton, et al — used, out of necessity, a comedy of personality. Rowan Atkinson, famous for his character Mr. Bean, is a master of personality. In the comedy of Atkinson, its the character that's the joke.
If there is life out there in the universe, something is keeping it from expanding — either reaching us or evolving into intelligent life. Known as the Great Filter, the theory posits that somewhere, in our past or in our future, is a leap that can't be made. Kurzgesagt looks at what that means not just for our chances of meeting other civilizations, but also for ourselves.
For Issue 05, we gathered ten of the world's best Barn Finds, ten of the most interesting caviar-and-potato chip pairings, three spectacular places to stay in Italy, and thirty stunning objects of desire.
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Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
Presented by SimpliSafe.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
After nearly a year, Melbourne-based animator Isaac Moores is ready to share his latest project. The three-minute video is an animated tribute to the typography associated with all of our favorite films, TV shows, and video games. Bonus points if you can recognize them all.
Nostalgia is one of the strongest feelings there is. The desire to revisit the past — or the version we think we remember — has always been strong. The current crop of 80s nostalgia in film and TV isn't a new phenomenon as examined in this essay from Now You See It.
Buying a pre-owned timepiece can be a little daunting. StockX takes the stress out of the process with their online marketplace. After purchase, every watch is sent to their authentication center for inspection by a team of master watchmakers. This ensures your new accessory is the real deal and in excellent condition before it even reaches your doorstep. Plus, their selection includes everything from the most sought after Rolex Explorer and Cartier Tank, to more accessible options like the Seiko Prospex, so picking just one will be the only hassle.
Presented by StockX.
Focals are smart glasses you'll actually want to wear. Smart technology meets smarter design with these made-to-order, prescription compatible, smart glasses with a holographic display. A tiny projector embedded in the right arm of the glasses shoots light into a hologram embedded in the lens — resulting in a display that appears to float at arm's length in front you. With Focals you can stay on top of your day with Messaging, Calendar, Uber, Spotify, Alexa, and more. Focals are available in a variety of styles and colors and support prescriptions from -4.00 to +2.00.
Presented by North.
Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman started the weekly popup singing event Choir! Choir! Choir! in 2011. The premise is simple: Come in, get a lyric sheet, and sing your heart out. During the 2018 Under the Radar Festival, a special guest dropped by to sing with the group — Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. In honor of David Bowie, they did a magical cover of his hit "Heroes" from 1977.
Silence of the Lambs meets Parks and Rec with a voodoo twist. They Might Be Giants take a dark turn for their creepy new video where Nick Offerman falls prey to a sinister stalker. The project is part of their Dial-A-Song service that releases a new track every other week, guaranteeing at least 26 new songs in 2018.