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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.

9/22/2011

Climbing Red Gates in Moscow: chilling and nauseating.

8/24/2011

Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes: his impact on computing cannot be overstated. Also, watch his Stanford commencement speech for more inspiration.

5/30/2011

Police Brutality at the Silent Flashmob at the Jefferson Memorial: this is really hard to watch, especially given that it transpires in a shrine to our most liberty-loving Founding Father.

5/5/2011

Timelapse – The City Limits: could be subtitled “The Metaphysical versus the Man-Made.”

4/10/2011

Tune for Two: decidedly different take.

3/17/2011

She Dont Like Firefly: “she didn’t even cry when Wash died.”

8/22/2010

Michael Moschen performs THE TRIANGLE: astounding juggling performance. {via}

8/18/2010

I could tell you but Id have to kill you: it’s hard to remember a time when this was clever. {via}

8/13/2010

Me my Shark and I: man, this is why I hate the ocean. At least on land you can generally see the predators. {via}

8/11/2010

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

8/10/2010

Devour: curated video from the guys at Uncrate.

8/9/2010

Incepción Trailer: I’m a sucker for Dora parody, I suppose.

7/28/2010

Magic Trick Revealed!: oh, the Alliance isn’t going to like that. {via}

7/23/2010

iOS 4.0 on 3G iPhone parody: this is my experience since I “upgraded” to iOS 4.0. It certainly makes a compelling case to upgrade your phone to a 3GS or 4, doesn’t it?

7/22/2010

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

Hitler Parody – Hitler Speaks to Double Rainbow Guy: wow, there exists a different scene in Downfall?! Also, today I was reading What I’d Say to the Martians and came across this passage.

7/15/2010

Re: Haley | Old Spice: Old Spice guy responds to his daughter’s question. {via}

7/14/2010

Undercover Karaoke with Jewel: just great stuff.

7/10/2010

How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking: I enjoyed the earnest comments people left. “I thought she was beautiful before.” Point: missed.

7/8/2010

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop: it’s jarring but I think I could come to appreciate such a reality.

7/7/2010

Super Mario Bros. on a Wall: I watched the whole thing and loved it. {via}

6/28/2010

AT-AT day afternoon: I love the shooting at the squirrel scene.

6/18/2010

Guy Beatboxing Super Mario Bros.: kind of fun.

2/5/2010

Epic Super Mario Land Rap: I had forgotten that there was even such a game. Game Boy nostalgia.

12/14/2009

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

12/2/2009

The Taiwanese News CG Reenactment: I have no idea what’s being said but this video says all I need to know about the Tiger Woods accident. {via}

11/25/2009

Best of Twilight RiffTrax: I pretty much did my own version of this when I watched the movie.

The Muppets “Bohemian Rhapsody”: has Pepe, my favorite Muppet. This is just great stuff!

Christian Side Hug: O. M. G. W. T. F. {via}

11/24/2009

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

11/13/2009

Fail-a-thon: oh this is terrible. So terrible. And a little funny.

11/3/2009

The Sims Horror Movie: this is pretty much my every interaction with that game.

10/22/2009

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

10/14/2009

Sniper Sniper!: uhh, practical jokes don’t generally end with needing to change your underwear.

10/9/2009

Carl Sagan – ‘A Glorious Dawn’ ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed): auto-tune makes anything better.

10/8/2009

Solving for X: Bill Nye is back, this time his topic is math.

9/8/2009

High-Speed Robot Hand: the actual actions are pretty short but it’s still mesmerizing. {via}

9/4/2009

Secret Life of Scientists: Web-only series from NOVA highlighting scientists. The first episode is about a leech expert.

9/1/2009

Chick Fil-A: it seems like it’s Sunday every time I want some.

8/28/2009

Angry Hitler Is Angry About Being Angry: this is the first Downfall re-subtitling that I’ve laughed at since the first one. Awesome!

8/4/2009

“Weird Al” Yankovic – CNR: good parody of The White Stripes and homage to the inimitable Charles Nelson Reilly, the original “famous for being famous” guy. (Side note: “Weird Al” has been on a tear lately with the Internet-released singles like “Skipper Dan” and “Craigslist.” Good for him!)

JK Divorce Entrance: spot-on spoof set to the same song. {via}

7/30/2009

DropSum: kind of an odd game involving adding lines up to 9 but I just spent 45 minutes playing it so you might enjoy it too. {via}

7/24/2009

Tron Legacy Trailer: thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t wait to see how they reimagine the Troniverse.

7/23/2009

JK Wedding Entrance Dance: I’m ambivalent about this. On the one hand, it strikes me as a sad example of the exhibitionism of today’s youth and lends a certain buffoonish quality to a serious event. On the other, it’s their wedding and why does it have to start with a staid wedding march. {via}