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4/30/2021

Extreme autotomy and whole-body regeneration in photosynthetic sea slugs: two species of sea slug can shed their bodies (including heart) and regenerate them from their heads. Oh, don’t worry, there’s video…

3/12/2021

The Antikythera Mechanism: a series attempting to recreate the mysterious ancient Greek device. There’s also scholarly interest, of course.

Mercedes-Benz Museum: this really gives a sense of the space—though it’s far too rapid to replace a visit—and I look forward to this becoming a thing that happens regularly. {via}

2/26/2021

deeptomcruise: fun deepfake videos that illustrate how terrible the future is going to be. Imagine if totalitarian regimes had these in the past! No need for show trials.

2/24/2021

Watch real video of Perseverance’s Mars landing: so moving and impressive.

2/19/2021

Monkeyball Masterclass: funny parody of those ads.

2/18/2021

5 to 9 by Dolly Parton: this is such a great commercial. It’s on brand, clever, and inspiring.

2/12/2021

The Princess Bride – Home Movie: whoa. {via}

2/10/2021

GORILLA GLUE HAIRDO
– I STILL CAN’T GET THIS GLUE OUT AFTER ER!!! – Might Be Time to Sue
: this cannot result in a settlement. This cannot result in a settlement.

2/5/2021

Delightful Acapella Versions of Familiar Jingles: this is some acapella that doesn’t annoy me.
[UPDATE: Brand new one today!]

1/29/2021

Pee-Wee Park: exquisitely-crafted trailer—seamless to my eye.

12/11/2020

Epic NPC Man: funny Web series about the life of a supporting cast in a fictional RPG. {via}

10/16/2020

Charles Bridge Construction: 3D modeling of how the Charles Bridge in Prague was built from 1357 to 1402. Stunning, eye-opening animation.

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}

8/21/2020

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

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

7/5/2020

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.

4/24/2020

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

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}

2/7/2020

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.

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.

8/23/2018

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

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.

6/1/2018

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.

5/14/2018

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.

5/7/2018

EUC contest 2016: very impressive! {via}

5/3/2018

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

5/2/2018

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

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.)

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.)

4/17/2018

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}

4/5/2018

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

4/4/2018

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.)

4/2/2018

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.

3/23/2018

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

3/15/2018

Intern Crashes LGBTQ SxSW Meetup!: such intolerance.

3/1/2018

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

2/23/2018

This Week in Unnecessary Censorship: also funny.

Inappropriate Laugh Track: so hilarious. There are a ton of them.

2/14/2018

How Star Wars The Last Jedi Should Have Ended: damn straight—a huge improvement. {via

2/13/2018

Skydio R1: this is pretty slick, might make GoPros obsolete. {via}

2/9/2018

The Japanese Office: pretty much nailed it.

Hermione Growth Spurt: funny SNL?!

English Sports: that pretty much nails their inscrutability to me. {via}

2/8/2018

Jordan Peterson Is Canada’s Most Infamous Intellectual: the makeup/high heels answer is deliberately provocative and a convenient way to dismiss (or deliberately miss) the point he’s making. If you think he’s saying the harassed was asking for it, listen again.

2/7/2018

The blue marble: whoa. {via}

2/6/2018

Britain’s Giant Airship: I’ve read his book and it is wonderful. The writing is so compelling.

2/4/2018

Ass Is The Most Complicated Word In The English Language: this is absolutely hilarious. {via}

2/2/2018

Family fun with deepfakes: I particularly liked his closing paragraph imagining legitimate uses of the technology. (It’s so easy to think of the evil that can be done: Black Mirror‘s “Shut Up and Dance” episode but without having actually done the initial act.) {via}

1/30/2018

Fast rail – watch 1,500 Chinese workers build train station track in 9 hours: I’m a sucker for these time-lapse videos of Chinese construction. It almost makes you forget the perils of an authoritarian regime.

1/29/2018

Woman Takes Service Turkey on Flight for Trip to Scatter Husband’s Ashes: no one sat next to this lady?! Hard to believe. It’s just a matter of time before someone brings some motherf’ing emotional support snakes on the plane.

1/26/2018

Washed Out – Get Lost: not my kind of music but it’s a well-done video. {via}

1/23/2018

How McDonald’s Makes Its Fries: that explains why McDonald’s fries are so good and consistent. {via}

1/15/2018

Queen Elizabeth’s Life in Banknotes: neat watching a life encapsulated in 20 seconds. If you’d rather read about it, the Washington Post has the text version. {via}

1/9/2018

3 football player vs 100 kids player in Japan: it sure took them awhile to score. Geesh. {via}

11/7/2016

Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO: 80 million views. 80 million.

10/22/2016

Mike Rowe Wears Trump’s Robe, Fights a Drone, and Solves the Labor Shortage: such a compelling person and a wonderful interview.

4/1/2016

An Important Message from Postmodern Jukebox: my favorite band is breaking up. So sad.

3/25/2016

Baeumer EP (Profiling machine): terrible background music, but this video demonstrates how eggcrate foam is actually cut straight and gets those peaks and valleys.

Ukulele Batman Vs. Bagpipe Superman – Theme Song Battle: whoa. {via}

3/2/2016

Wintergatan – Marble Machine: whoa. Just wow. {via}

2/24/2016

Atlas, The Next Generation: wow, but that guy’s a real jerk at 1’30”. Geesh.

2/22/2016

Ancient Rome: HBO’s Rome brought ancient Rome to life more, for me. But this is very captivating still. {via}

2/12/2016

OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out: if only I liked their music.

2/3/2016

NFL 2016 – Part One: these are always funny.

2/2/2016

Watch ‘Sticker Boy’ Troll Hillary’s Iowa Speech: whoa. Looks like he was just having some fun.

1/6/2016

Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS): this is a cool technology.

1/2/2016

VertiGo – A Wall-Climbing Robot including Ground-Wall Transition: what an innovative approach to climbing a wall. I would’ve expected some sort of sticky wheels. {via}

12/30/2015

Faraday Future: gah, so tantalizing and mysterious. I want to know more! (Watch the film and wait for CES, I guess.)

12/21/2015

Unheard of Instruments in the Saxophone Family: there sure was a lot of saxophone innovation in the 1920s.

11/11/2015

Later That Same Life: this is a great idea and well-executed. {via}

10/21/2015

Voices in Your Head: the scene starting at 1:40 had me busting a gut. (The broadcast version lasted much longer and was much funnier.)

10/19/2015

“Michael Dell”: that Conan. {via}

10/12/2015

Copter Mommy: sad and true. {via}

Lightest. Metal. Ever.: like aerogel, but metal. Material science is amazing! {via}

10/9/2015

Squatty Potty: uh. Their marketing video doesn’t help.

9/17/2015

Happy IT Professionals Day: nicely-done video.