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


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


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}


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


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


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


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


NFL 2016 – Part One: these are always funny.


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


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


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}


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


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


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


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.)


“Michael Dell”: that Conan. {via}


Copter Mommy: sad and true. {via}

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


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


Happy IT Professionals Day: nicely-done video.


Jeep GoPro Selfie Fail and Aftermath: selfie comeuppance. Love it! {via}


The Tardigrade – Practically Invisible, Indestructible ‘Water Bears’: so weird yet captivating. Here’s some video of them moving under a microscope. {via}


Russians are Scary: he makes a good point. {via}


Huge wave hits cruise ship: yikes! {via}


Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: how did I miss this? Dang.


A Bad Lip Reading of the Republican Debate: whoa, that was hilarious.


Amazing Tongue Twister Rap: forget the tongue twister impressiveness, that’s some serious breath work. {via}


How to Remove a Stain: I’m sure there’s an easier way, but this one seems to work.


Build A 300-Mile Wall Around SF During Burning Man: he’s really thought this through.


Arduino AR-15 Sentry Gun: pretty slick, but the training is pretty weak. Colors only? I agree with one of the commenters: OpenCV would make this more useful—video mentions it—and Airsoft would make it more legal. {via}

Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn’t): I am shocked at how much mundane parts of films (and TV shows) are touched up by computer graphics. {via}


“Con Man” Trailer: oh this looks good. Very good. {via}

Why Can’t You Use Phones on Planes?: à propos of my recent trip, where I saw a guy use his phone to text and view Instagram up until we were out of range of cell towers.


MovieBob Reviews Pixels: super vulgar review, but does a convincing job of skewering the movie. {via}


A Brief History of Everything: I’m not a fan of deGrasse Tyson, but this is quite well done and fairly easy to understand.

Produce Shoplifters: very funny and then guffaws at the end. (Fixed the title, which was less than descriptive.)


Steve Jobs Insult Response: handled beautifully with a hard-won lesson delivered. (I’m sure many of the Apple employees in the room who knew Jobs were expecting his trademark fury. Bonus lesson: you don’t melt down on your customers.) {via}


Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect: surprising, indeed. More about the rotor ship, which is fascinating.

Comic Con the Musical: Whitney Avalon is amazing! Check out her Princess Rap Battles after this one.

Cup of Brown Joy: tea-themed rap that’s part of something called “chap-hop,” which apparently exists. Another example is “Just Like a Chap”. {via}


He Man – What’s Going On: bizarre yet it works somehow. {via}

MINI Basketball Fail: important life lesson: don’t gloat until you’re out of range.


Epic Caroling: this is why I love Improv Everywhere: it’s an uplifting prank.


Every Frame a Painting – How to Do Action Comedy: I appreciate the effort Jackie Chan puts into his movies, but this video emphasizes and revels in it.


A Tale of Momentum & Inertia: this is a well-done animated short about ingratitude.


All About That Baste: well-done, Thanksgiving-themed parody.


UNION 2014 – AoTY Video: very funny, but it’s probably not far from the effective truth.


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


The Dancing Traffic Light: this is an amazing installation. I just wish it were standard issue.


Conan Visits The American Girl Store: hilarious!


iPhone ATM PIN code hack- HOW TO PREVENT: this seems like a useful technique for non-theft purposes, but it’s troubling how aware you must always be nowadays.


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.]


Mary Poppins Quits – The Rebuttal w/ Remy: just about as funny as the original.


Apple – MacBook Air – TV Ad – Stickers: I love this ad.


Artists vs TMNT – Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3 Finale: it’s a doozy of a season finale.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes: oh yeah! New stuff from his new album Mandatory Fun.


“If We Won” with Newcastle Brown Ale: this is one of the few pre-video ads on YouTube that I’ve actually watched all the way through.


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


First Moon Party: absolutely hilarious


This is Shanghai: what an incredible video!


The Gunfighter: funny.


How to Whistle With Your Fingers: need to work on this.

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).


Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3: I knew about “Weird” Al but Chali 2na was a special treat. Hilarious as usual!


Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today: it’s a big difference.


“Do You Wanna Go To Starbucks?”: cute parody.


Virtual Barber Shop (Audio…use headphones, close ur eyes): speaking of binaural, here’s a decent demo.


Packing like a Pro: wow, this is an eye opener about what is possible in packing.


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


Airstream Sessions // Last Exit Live TV // Dry River Yacht Club // “Isabella”: can’t get enough of DRYC and this is one of my favorites.

S01E07 Miss Ping (Tumba Ping Pong Show): this was mystifying to me, until I found this video detailing how it’s done.

Dora the Explorer Movie Trailer (with Ariel Winter): I’d watch the actual movie, if it was done in this parody style.

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.


Kidz Bop Kids – Thrift Shop Macklemore Cover: “This has more dislikes than views.”


Prancercise Highlights: wow. I’m just stunned. (It’s better with a unicorn mask.)


Riker sits down: given the height of those chairs, it seems pretty fluid but you’ll quickly notice that no one else does that.


A Boy And His Atom – The Worlds Smallest Movie: holy moly! This is amazing stop-motion video. And from a company that seems to be circling the drain.


Astonishingly real Audrey Hepburn shills chocolate in new commercial: I, for one, thought this was exactly the sort of commercial she would’ve done and the effect is very realistic.


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.


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.


Holland vs the Netherlands: what’s the difference? Watch and learn.


The Official Epic Rap Battles of History: wow. This is like Keynes vs. Hayek but better. Wow.


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.


What is the most remarkable single physical performance in Olympic history?: every answer’s a winner, but I was floored by this gymnastics routine.


Wreck-It Ralph – Official Trailer #1: this looks really good. The Pac-Man ghost steals the trailer show.


23 and 1/2 hours – What is the single best thing we can do for our health?: no spoiler here.


The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey: I recently got into Downton Abbey and so I naturally like this.


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


The Dukes Of Hazzard All About Jumps: two thoughts—1) Hazzard County must have the highest per capita number of ramps of anywhere on earth and 2) I wonder if the production company behind Dukes of Hazzard also ran some sort of stunt driver training program to increase revenue.

A Show with Ze Frank: inspiring first episode.


I Hanker for a Hunka Cheese: boy does that take me back.


Star Wars Uncut – Directors Cut: that is simply amazing. {via}


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


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


Whole Foods Parking Lot – Music Video [HD]: possibly the only rap video where you’ll ever see quinoa.


Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!): whoa. Just whoa. {via}