Parker writes –

This video is great, and not just for the overwhelming kitschiness of it. This man’s set-up is incredible, and he obviously invested a ton of time and energy into his “beast in the basement.”

Yaknow, I’d always wondered what the best way to simulate a Chinese gong was – never thought of using an real-life gong (that bird didn’t seem too life-like tho). Seriously, an incredible setup – this would’ve been a great feature @ Maker Faire ~1960! [via]