Remember payphones? Feels like a hundred years ago, doesn’t it? Well it was, it was actually a hundred years ago when AT&T tore the last payphone off an outside wall at a 7-11, its phonebook stolen long before by hoodlums who burnt it in an alleyway. My God we’re old.
This is some breathtaking footage from various locales around the world as filmed in the 1890’s and recently restored and colorized via artificial intelligence. It really is something to see. Timestamps for all the locations visited in the film so you can skip around and pretend you’re a jet-setting time
Note: Watch at 2X speed, the video was slowed down to half speed during the upscaling process. This is the very first of Walt Disney Productions’ Silly Symphony shorts, ‘The Skeleton Dance’, originally released in 1929 that’s been upscaled to 4K resolution and 60 frames/second thanks to artificial intelligence technology
This is a video of what Marvin Gaye’s rendition of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ sounds like with his vocals isolated. SPOILER: Amazing. Man….what a voice. For reference, my voice kinda sounds like– “A cross between a garbage disposal full of gravel and a fart in an airport bathroom.”
This is Bataille de boules de neige (Snowball Fight) by Louis Lumière, a short silent film shot in Lyon, France in 1896 that’s been upscaled and colorized using DeOldify, an open-source AI tool that does just that. The result is impressive. Also, I really liked the plot: everybody nail the
This is a side-by-side comparison of the speed of Olympic 100-meter freestyle swimmers in 1932 and 2016. Unsurprisingly, the 2016 swimmers are faster. How much faster? Almost eleven seconds, with first place finishes of 47.58 seconds in 2016 and 58.2 seconds in 1932. Obviously, there are a number of factors
This is a video of Youtuber and magician musician Johan Carlsberg performing a medieval bardcore cover of AC/DC’s ‘Thuderstruck’, with some accordion thrown in for good measure despite the accordion not being invented until the early 1800’s. Dammit *kicking over medieval armor display* this bardcore isn’t even canon! Now, where’s
This is some worthwhile vintage video presumably uncovered from the ashes of a bygone civilization of people shopping for computers at an electronics store in 1994. My my, a 160 megabyte hard drive and 4 megabytes of RAM?! Say no more, sir, I am SOLD. By the way, what do