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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.

7/10/2014

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

7/9/2014

First Moon Party: absolutely hilarious

7/8/2014

This is Shanghai: what an incredible video!

6/27/2014

The Gunfighter: funny.

6/20/2014

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).

6/16/2014

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!

5/19/2014

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

5/6/2014

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

5/2/2014

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

4/22/2014

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

4/18/2014

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

1/12/2014

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.

6/19/2013

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

5/31/2013

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

5/10/2013

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

5/1/2013

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.

3/1/2013

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.

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.

12/24/2012

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

12/7/2012

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

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.

8/14/2012

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

6/7/2012

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

5/14/2012

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

5/2/2012

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

4/19/2012

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

4/9/2012

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.

3/10/2012

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

1/30/2012

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

12/13/2011

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

11/26/2011

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

11/11/2011

The Man Who Pressed His Luck … and Won: memorizing five patterns under the circumstances is still amazing.