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11/4/2014

You Know How This Experiment Ends, But You Should Watch It Anyway: classic science in a modern setting.

9/10/2014

Conan Visits The American Girl Store: hilarious!

8/29/2014

On the Roofs: holy, holy crap. Someday, these will be the evidence for a posthumous Darwin Award.

8/21/2014

Ice Bucket Challenge – Dry Ice Version: I think the challenge itself is profoundly dumb (but whatever floats your boat) but this is a fun take on it.

[UPDATE (8/22/2014): Bob Parsons’ video is definitely my favorite so far.]

8/15/2014

“Oops!!” comes to Downton …: I can totally see how this might happen. Can you spot the goof? There’s a plastic water bottle on the mantle.

8/8/2014

Oak Island Money Pit: I’ve covered this before, but it’s worth this re-hashing. Let’s just say that there is something down there and it’s pirate treasure: how were the pirates supposed to retrieve it?! The idea of caching your loot seems fine, but at some point you’d want to get at it again, right? On the other hand, why would anyone go through all that trouble otherwise?

7/10/2014

BMW M4 – “Ultimate Racetrack”: don’t try this at home. Professional driver on closed track.

6/20/2014

Harley Morenstein’s post on Vine: guy in Mentos suit falls into a Diet Coke dunk tank. Six seconds of violent reaction (followed by asphyxiation, presumably).

6/12/2014

Big money, fast cars, and a Nyan Cat – this is the Gumball 3000: weird.

6/6/2014

Shocking Google Street Views Of The Decline Of Detroit: these aren’t even worth $100.

5/22/2014

Great Horror Campout: holy moly! I’d go for this except for the Tucker & Dale problem. Also, unstoppable music.

5/5/2014

Oprah Interested in Buying Clippers: “The Oracle chief has had basketball courts on at least two of his yachts, said Tom Ehman, who handles America’s Cup matters for Mr. Ellison. He said Mr. Ellison liked to relax by shooting hoops on these courts, and has had someone in a powerboat following the yacht to retrieve balls that go overboard.” Whoa.

4/18/2014

AMAZING !! STREET PERFORMER BATTLES NYPD COP TO STREET PERFORM: wow, what an amazing police officer. Or not.

1/23/2014

Fake London Underground signs: these are hilarious and look like they belong.

1/12/2014

Can You Walk on Water? (Non-Newtonian Fluid Pool): this looks like a lot of fun.

Tower Climbers working: so very, very hard to watch.

2/27/2013

How do farts behave in low gravity?: an answer to a question I never knew I had.

2/19/2013

YOU HAD ONE JOB!: come on!

2/15/2013

Go Daddy Employee Town Hall | Harlem Shake Style – YouTube: I was the hopping bucket behind the ToolZilla dude.

Purdue Technology students build supersonic ping pong gun – YouTube: the six-pack of cans part was the best.

2/7/2013

Supernatural pickpocketing skills!! Awesome to watch! – by Apollo Robbins: I read the article and couldn’t believe it. Now I see it and the article is real.

2/4/2013

Crafting with Cat Hair – Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat: the “cat lady” market must be bigger than I thought.

1/9/2013

Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank: this and a few of the other videos are pretty funny, but most of this series are cringeworthy.

12/17/2012

Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals: something about “two wrongs” springs to mind. Free speech must still be defended, no matter how vile the speaker

11/28/2012

Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank in Brazil: borders on cruel but very good execution.

Jefferson Perez – Would he run ?: pretty elaborate setup to answer that one.

8/30/2012

“I Like your Kitchen Glove”: that’s one use. Another would be for when your waiter asks about your meal. Hold this baby up and have someone else in your party tap it. {via}

5/25/2012

In Seoul, retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times: that is tremendously clever.

5/21/2012

ZeroN – Levitated Interaction Element: nifty little demo.

5/17/2012

Drive a Tank: they absolutely need to franchise this. These prices seem quite reasonable.

5/9/2012

How to make any elevator an express to your floor: I can’t vouch for this since I live in a town (Phoenix) where most buildings have less than three floors.

5/8/2012

Zorbing: now I know the name.

4/19/2012

Official National High Five Day Music Video: third Thursday in April. Hilarious video!

4/6/2012

Halloween Joke Blood Pillow: love it!

3/8/2012

The Personal Analytics of My Life: that is some serious tracking going on there.

2/9/2012

Creative Outlet Stickers: adorable. {via}

1/24/2012

10 Worlds Most Dangerous Airports: sweet sassy molassey! Worth watching to the end.

12/16/2011

Peter Schiff at Occupy Wall Street – Full Version, Almost 2 Hours Long!: he is a very patient person.

10/10/2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, the best pet Halloween costume of all time: agree wholeheartedly. My dog, however, would be the fastest damn AT-AT you ever saw.

9/25/2011

This is What Happens When Your Dad’s a Graphic Designer: haha. My wife and I once co-opted George and Lorraine McFly’s backstory to explain how we met.

8/5/2011

Things That Look Like Other Things: neat stuff. {via}

6/21/2011

Cat Cake: nice!

5/20/2011

The Legion of Super-Groomsmen: and I thought our Toyota jump photo was cool. Damn!

5/5/2011

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg: awesomeness just got awesomer.

4/14/2011

Wonderfully Creepy Sculptures Carved From Bananas: quite the unusual medium.

Chris Needs Your Help Doing Something Banal: love this sort of project.

3/15/2011

Someone Is Setting Hipster Traps in New York: waste of time—some do-gooder will probably just let them go.

3/8/2011

Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight: those balloon pilots would have to be awfully experienced before I’d set foot in that thing.

8/13/2010

Journalism Warning Labels: it’s a funny idea but I see zero actual utility here.

8/12/2010

the land of giants: this would look fantastic in real life.

8/11/2010

Oil of L.A.: I was recently in Signal Hill and Beverly Hills and saw this stuff firsthand. Very interesting.

8/8/2010

OH CRAP A BRICK: funny little animated GIF.

8/2/2010

100 years ago — 1910 U.S. Census lists “Chief Cities of the U.S.”: Los Angeles at #17, beneath New Orleans and Buffalo.

Incredible Miniscule Pencil Tip Carvings by Dalton Ghetti: yowza!

7/23/2010

Inside the Offices of Etsy: I think the environment would be a little too busy and distracting for me. {via}

7/22/2010

tarp surfing: derivative of this but more professionally done. {via}

7/14/2010

Undercover Karaoke with Jewel: just great stuff.

2/19/2010

An Actual Resumé: it certainly stands out from the crowd.

2/1/2010

Conan O’Brien Cheetos portrait: a portrait of Conan made entirely out of Cheetos.

1/28/2010

Looking Into the Past: the “then and now” genre of photography is one of my favorites.

1/7/2010

Running from Camera: it’s the new phoon, as far as I’m concerned.

12/14/2009

Hardcore Rollerblading: it’s too bad you couldn’t see the reaction of the motorcyclists he’s passing. Also, how does he stop? {via}

Christmas Light Hero: I confess that I’ve never played any of the “Hero” games, but this has got to be a blast.

Fun with Coloring Books: darkly re-imagining some lovable characters.

Admiral Ackbar, Barista: love it!

11/24/2009

Oli Lemieux training trampoline wall Dralion Cirque du Soleil: that is some serious trampolining. {via}

11/20/2009

Divorce Lift: very creative ad.

11/3/2009

My Life is Average #1188975: priceless Halloween costume story.

10/28/2009

Ditto: someone got to relax a lot more over the holidays.

10/22/2009

I Gotta Feeling: well-orchestrated but I’m still partial to the first lip-dub I saw. {via}

10/9/2009

Fly Fun: the only downside to this sort of activity is actually touching flies.

10/1/2009

25 Awesome Homeless Guy Signs: “betcha can’t hit me with a quarter” {via}

8/4/2009

Google Street View – Disneyland Paris: this is really nifty! I had heard that Disneyland Paris wasn’t as popular as Disneyland, but it looks completely deserted.

7/16/2009

“Pizza And Soda? That’ll Be $23 Quadrillion, Please”: this seems like a highly-implausible computer glitch unless you look at it hexadecimally.

6/30/2009

There, I Fixed It: some seem a little iffy—fire alarm, really?—but I’ve certainly done my fair share of stopgappery.

2/26/2009

Fly-Powered Model Airplane: if anyone says this is cruel to flies, I’m going to go nuts.

1/30/2009

Google Maps Car Hits a Deer, Records Entire Ordeal on Google Maps: this is seriously cool. Sadly, it appears Google has taken down the images from the Street View

1/8/2009

Disaster in Little-Land: exquisite work and great concept. Love the row of Starbucks. More here.

10/18/2008

Hackers Delight: pictures from MIT’s rich history of pranks.

9/18/2008

Riccardo Patrese Drives Wife Crazy: I don’t know what words she’s using but I know what she’s saying. {via}

9/12/2008

Guy Skis Down Tube Escalator: HOLY CRAP! I CAN BARELY WATCH THIS! {via}

9/11/2008

Claremont HD: HOLY CRAP! I CAN BARELY WATCH THIS. {via}

EepyBird’s Sticky Note Experiment: enh, not as cool as the Diet Coke/Mentos work. But that’s not surprising. {via}

9/2/2008

Google Maps – Missile Over Utah: I have no idea how people spot these things but I’m glad they do.

9/1/2008

“The Best F**cking News Team Ever: that reminds me, I need to watch more of The Daily Show. Hilarious!

8/8/2008

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony: looks like quite a spectacle. You know what else looks like quite a spectacle? This. {via}

8/5/2008

Wipeout Wrecking Ball: this is easily the best sequence in the entire show. John Henson is hilarious.

8/3/2008

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at Comic-Con: not as good as the Star Wars one, but still hilarious. There’s also his full speech to the conventioneers comic nerds.

7/25/2008

FLARE: this would be an amazing look for a building. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is very expensive—both to install and to maintain.

7/24/2008

Anecdotage – Steve Martin: the joys of being a comedian. {via}

6/27/2008

Where the Hell is Matt?: so this thing’s been going on since 2006 and this is the first I’ve heard of it? Gosh, this Internet thing is pretty big. Definitely check out the higher-quality version. {via}

6/24/2008

Lady Spins on an Escalator: that’s very good to know. {via}

6/17/2008

Google Street View Car Getting a Ticket: I wonder what for.

6/13/2008

MIDAS: MIT, eh? It and EPB strike me as, um, how to put this delicately, primarily oriented towards sausage parties. {via}

Red Mahogany Luxury Paneled Cubicle with Dark Cherry Hardwood Floors: whoa. {via}

6/12/2008

Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot: I just had serious flashbacks to Ghost Squad. {via}

6/11/2008

Creative cubicles: I like to live vicariously through other cube dwellers’ creativity. {via}

6/8/2008

Car and Driver Live: drive six exotic sports cars at either the track or on the open road for a couple thousand. I’d do this if I had the money, which I don’t.

5/29/2008

“George Bush Chest Bumps Soldier”: if you needed any more evidence that Joe Sixpack can become President, here it is. {via}

5/28/2008

Snoop Dog: while laughing at someone in public is douche-y, assuming that someone laughing in public is directing it at you is even more so. Good story.