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9/25/2020

Steve Inman: he’s an MMA commentator that can’t work due to COVID-19 restrictions so he passes the time by providing color on MMA-worthy “protest” videos. His “Ludacris Cam” segment of this Cone Guy is a particularly inspired choice. Is there a Twitter Emmy?

9/11/2020

Smashed Mouths – All Star Deepfake Smashup: not perfect but pretty darn close. {via}

8/23/2020

The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife: the same guy who did The Wave also painted this in 1814.

8/21/2020

The Flying Train (1902): this is amazing footage and such an inspiring view of alternative modes of transportation from the past. {via}

[UPDATE: Someone colorized and 60fps’d the footage and it adds in some missing realism.]

8/20/2020

Landing on the Melbourne Citadel in Microsoft Flight Simulator: the backstory on this is someone mistakenly entered “212” into OpenStreetMap instead of “2” for the number of stories that a building in Melbourne, Australia had. Apparently, the information in OSM is used to generate maps and landmarks in Microsoft Flight Simulator, which just released a new version, and the monstrosity in this video was the result.

[UPDATE (8/21/2020): And the Washington Monument looks less accurate. Found an article with more examples.]

7/31/2020

Vocodes: you can make your own David Attenborough voiceovers for your home movies now! {via}

SpongeBob Anime: wow. I’m not a fan of anime but this is an amazing effort. {via}

7/5/2020

How does ‘Hamilton,’ the non stop, hip-hop Broadway sensation tap rap’s master rhymes to blur musical lines?: very neat way to look at the complicated rhyme scheme of Hamilton and its influences.

Murphy Ladder: funny and makes me want one. {via}

6/20/2020

Gymnasts Try to Keep Up With Parkour Experts: parkour is so beautiful. The informality contrasts interestingly with the formal moves of gymnastics.

5/22/2020

Danger Zone – X-Wing Tribute: this works surprisingly well. {via}

Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe 2020: it’s like a British Last Week Tonight. {via}

5/15/2020

Unreal Engine 5 Revealed: this is nummy. {via}

5/13/2020

Out of Touch: solid satire.

5/1/2020

I Went to Hogwarts for Seven Years and Did Not Learn Math or Spelling, and Now I Can’t Get a Job: yes, the curriculum there lacks in many, many areas.

4/27/2020

Lamest edit wars – Wikipedia: so much effort about so little. It’s a microcosm of Wikipedia, if you think about it. {via}

4/24/2020

Barbie Of All Trades: in a different era, these would just be miniatures or dioramas. Still impressive! {via}

How Many Rubberbands Can Explode A Watermelon: a question I never knew I had until I found out about this video. {via}

4/17/2020

ZoomerBackgrounds: oh, these are perfect!

4/14/2020

Engineering Vids: this is likely Just Another Aggregator but it is so compelling to watch.

4/10/2020

Project 88: a scene-by-scene, crowdsourced remake of Back to the Future 2 and here’s the result. {via}

3/27/2020

Covid 19 Protecting Your Family Dr Dave Price 3 22 2020: great reasonable video from a front-line practitioner in NYC.

3/10/2020

CAR vs. WORLD’S STRONGEST TRAMPOLINE- 150ft (45m) drop: it’s 10 seconds of footage expanded out to fifteen plus minutes but that 10 seconds is totally worth it! {via}

3/7/2020

Disunited Nations Maps: excellent visualizations from an excellent geopolitical analyst.

2/27/2020

Official McDonald’s Clothing and Merchandise: the sesame seed socks are inspired!

2/24/2020

Gallium Metal 99.99% Pure 20 Grams: its melting point is 85° so it literally melts in your hand.

2/7/2020

SnowCrystals.com: wow, that is one passionate site. The guy literally wrote the book on snowflakes. This is the sort of thing that amazes me about the modern world: specialization is a wondrous thing! {via}

60 fps 4k version of 1896 movie from neural networks: very captivating. He describes the process in the YouTube description and has a colorized version as well.

@royalty_now_: what iconic faces from the past might look like today or in real life. They’re well crafted though obviously suspect.

11/20/2019

Was a $280 million emerald destroyed in California wildfire? PG&E is dubious: and they are right to be!

10/21/2019

Rebel Alliance Life Insurance: yes, it’s a BYU sketch show but this is a solid premise and execution.

10/18/2019

Soviet Soldiers Dancing: Twitter delights, at times.

Grouch: this is well done and funny.

10/15/2019

Urban BASEjumping – Fifty In Five: what would possess someone to do this? Look at all the close calls with street poles, for starters. Just do drugs, for crying out loud.

9/11/2018

Brand New Roman: your text in rendered using logo letters. {via}

8/30/2018

First Ever Life-Size and Drivable LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Is a Pioneering Piece of Engineering and Design: very impressive and repairs would be very cheap.

8/24/2018

Everybody Dance Now: this is so impressive to me given that it’s just using statistical analysis at its core. {via}

8/23/2018

JustWatch: easy way to search for where a movie or TV show can be watched. {via}

7/19/2018

Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K: 8 rounds per second! Boy this looks like a lot of fun.

6/22/2018

Office Classics – Classical Art in Modern Settings: sometimes Reddit is just wonderful.

6/18/2018

The Latest Private Jet Amenity Is a Theme Party for Your Children: for when iPads have lost their luster, I suppose. I am trying to not reflexively balk, but it’s tough.

6/16/2018

XM42-M Store: world’s most affordable flamethrower. I’m not sure who the target market is, though.

6/14/2018

Can today’s cars drive themselves?: this is about Tesla but this is an inherent flaw in automated systems that still require human interventions.

6/7/2018

A Russian Oligarch’s $500 Million Yacht Is in the Middle of Britain’s Costliest Divorce: that is a nice ship. The crew is always the one that suffers in a divorce.

6/1/2018

Injuries at annual cheese-rolling contest in UK: this is such a ludicrous event—and it’s apparently been going on for centuries. Google Street View goes to the top of Cooper’s Hill.

5/31/2018

Incredibles Super-Home: *rolls eyes*.

5/26/2018

Gravity Industries: lots of questions about the jet suit specifications but this is damn impressive nonetheless!

5/24/2018

MousePoint: stupid, pointless but compelling.

5/23/2018

Main Street Coalition: I sure hope this works because the progressive shareholder activism is aggressive and getting bigger.

5/17/2018

WebGL Lathe Workshop: I think I’m ready to work in a machine shop now.

5/14/2018

BNSF Head On Collision Kismet CA: that is so hard to watch because you know what’s coming. It looks like someone from the other train disembarks at 0:28, but that seems like the worst place to be.

5/11/2018

Mothers Day: so disgusting and needlessly divisive.

5/10/2018

The RoboRoach Bundle: I had no idea this was so accessible. Read the ethics statement at the bottom for a laugh—it’s a freaking cockroach.

; DROP TABLE “COMPANIES”;– LTD – Overview: classic joke, excellent IT consultancy name.

5/9/2018

My hovercraft is full of eels in many languages: if you need this phrase, you’ll probably need it in multiple languages.

5/8/2018

Heaps legit links: this is a funny idea, though no one will ever click on your URL even if it’s perfectly safe. For example, Google -> click.on.this.verylegit.link/pcspeedup=116crackedspeedu.sh.html.pdf.

5/7/2018

EUC contest 2016: very impressive! {via}

5/4/2018

1999 Toyota Corolla – Fine AF: I kind of want to buy it. (I owned its 1993 predecessor.)

5/3/2018

Arrested Development – Star Wars with Ron Howard: nicely done!

Snooty dog owners hijacked NYC park for ‘private’ kennel club: New York values run up against New York values.

5/2/2018

Interrogating Zuckerberg: these must be so much fun to make.

United States Returns Thousands of Ancient Artifacts To Iraq: the other important Hobby Lobby case.

4/30/2018

Zack Morris Is Trash: a bad guy on a bad show, but now definitively proven. (It’s also available on Amazon Prime Video, which is where I found it.)

Sorry but someone has to say it – Chip and Joanna Gaines do NOT put family first: I, too, don’t see how they can do all the things they do and prioritize family. I suppose we’ll have to wait for their children’s tell-all books to find out for sure.

4/24/2018

Crazy Rich Asians Trailer: this looks decent and explicitly ready-made for the Chinese market.

4/23/2018

Juicero, Cold Press Juicer for Rich Weirdos: funny teardown.

4/20/2018

How to build a house alone: doesn’t look too difficult if you know what you’re doing. (I don’t have any idea what I’m doing.)

4/19/2018

Space Auction: bunk of NASA junk. These might be worth buying just to dare that one guy to eat them, you know that guy. [UPDATE: This one’s good for long trips.]

4/18/2018

Buy Elon Musk a Couch: has raised ~6x goal in two days to buy furniture for a billionaire. (I’m not normally judgmental about how people spend their money, but come on!)

4/17/2018

A Song of Vanilla Ice and Fire: well-crafted version of Ice Ice Baby using Game of Thrones footage.

The Cake Server: holy crap! I am in awe.

Trump vs Talking Heads: very well done.

Deluxe – My Game: simply amazing video by one of my favorite bands.

Paul McCartney Rabbit Hole: not into the Beatles or Sir Paul, but this is exceedingly well done. {via}

4/13/2018

Montville Schools’ Failure To Report ‘Fight Club’ Activity ‘Egregious’: in his defense, the teacher didn’t leave a sub plan for him to follow.

4/11/2018

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list: isn’t that thwarting natural selection? This thing obviously can’t hack it.

Calvin County: I’m not a Calvin and Hobbes fan but I like the meshing of the styles. (Plus: Opus pisses himself.) {via}

4/10/2018

Scott Frederick Wegener charged with making, blowing up improvised explosive devices in Fort Pierce: to be fair, the neighbor did steal his BB gun. Who wouldn’t make an IED to put under the thief’s house or at least try to blow up his chickens.

Items Found During #WeaponSweep: look at all the rope that can’t get cut now thanks to the London police. Phew! (In other news: if you may have committed a crime, manage to escape, and are close enough, they can now spray you so they can maybe find you later.)

4/5/2018

How It’s Made – Toilet Paper: mesmerizing. {via}

4/4/2018

eGenesis: a George Church company that’s working on growing virus-resistant human organs in pigs. (From an incredible interview he gave on a podcast.)

Stockholm family wraps home in greenhouse to warm up weather: not a bad idea if you live in a very cold climate, I’d say. (I don’t.)

4/3/2018

Business owner building his own highway off-ramp: good luck with that. {via}

4/2/2018

In Ethiopia, A New Ban On Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride: this is quite troubling. Who cares if the children are condemned to a life of orphanages or abandonment, they must stay put.

Tesla – Robots are killing it: sometimes the incumbents are doing things a particular way for a good reason.

AirFish 8: like a boat but without all that water drag. I’m amazed that it’s classified as a marine craft rather than an airplane. The corporate video is compelling.

3/29/2018

Introducing MARTY, Stanford’s self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean: mmm, donuts. (More details here.)

3/27/2018

Toronto restaurant shocks vegans protesting meat: you want to avoid meat, fine. You want to force me to avoid meat, we’ve got problems. (Frankly, why not throw animal blood—or paint—on them like they would always do to fur wearers.)

David Hogg Goes Wild: such a coarsening of the public discourse. This is emotional, demagogic populism—sadly, he’s going to be with us for a long time.

3/26/2018

Lists of unsolved problems: this is a great survey of what we don’t know. (Or what we know we don’t know.)

3/23/2018

It’s a JOKE!: excellent take on the British travesty. (Lots of warranted cursing.) {via}

Exchange students in Italy set fire by cooking pasta without water: 20-years old is an adult. How do you go through life that long without knowing that pasta is cooked in a microwave?! Geesh. {via}

3/22/2018

Train Buffs Are Traveling Cross-Country in Super Luxe Railcars Hitched to Amtrak Trains: they’re called “varnish” but I’d prefer to call them “rail yachts.” I can’t imagine preferring this over private jets though (and I’m definitely in the “train buff” category).

3/20/2018

Online Flag Waver: pointless, but pretty impressive.

3/19/2018

450 W Grixdale, Detroit, MI 48203: ornate doesn’t even begin to describe this listing. {via}

3/15/2018

Intern Crashes LGBTQ SxSW Meetup!: such intolerance.

Painful new engagement ring piercing trend growing in popularity: is there no limit to the efforts to stand out amongst the crowd?

3/7/2018

The Politicization of the FBI: outstanding overview of the situation from a very-experienced source.

3/1/2018

Fresh Prints of Bills Here: oh my. No. Uh uh.

2/28/2018

Inching closer to a DNA-based file system: this is a fascinating glimpse at the future. The information storage density and self-replication ability of DNA makes it a compelling data storage platform.