Today is Friday, so you know what that means: a Friday Five.
But it’s also Leap Day — Feb. 29, and event that only comes around once every four years. It’s the first Leap Day of this blog’s existence, so instead of our usual Friday Five fare, today ye shall feast on five 29-second videos that were entered into KansasCity.com’s 29-second film festival. (Note to amateur filmmakers: It’s not too late to enter. You have until midnight CT today. Here’s how.)
- The Show-Me Bullet Bike, a time-compressed video of a Missouri S&T student group’s attempt to break the collegiate land speed record last fall, created by our university’s very own award-winning videographer Tom Shipley. (Some readers may know Tom better as half of the ’70s folk-rock duo Brewer and Shipley, of “One Toke Over the Line” fame. But that’s another story altogether.) (And yes, this is a blatant promotion of a Missouri S&T student design project. If you’d like to see a longer video about the bullet bike, here it is.)
- Turbo Carrots. I like it for the guy’s Kansas City Royals jersey, if for no other reason.
- Uncle Sam’s Cash Advance.
- 29. Paging Jack Bauer.
- Family Values. Starring sweet, innocent 9-year-old Cassandra.
And a bonus Leap Day video: