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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.

9/10/2015

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

9/9/2015

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

9/4/2015

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

9/3/2015

Huge wave hits cruise ship: yikes! {via}

8/21/2015

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

8/20/2015

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

8/14/2015

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

8/10/2015

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

8/6/2015

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

8/5/2015

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}

8/3/2015

“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.

7/23/2015

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

7/21/2015

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.)

7/20/2015

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}

7/16/2015

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}

7/9/2015

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.

12/17/2014

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

12/2/2014

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.

11/24/2014

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

11/20/2014

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

11/14/2014

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

11/4/2014

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

10/2/2014

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

9/10/2014

Conan Visits The American Girl Store: hilarious!

9/1/2014

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.

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.]

7/29/2014

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

7/22/2014

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

7/15/2014

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.

7/11/2014

“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.