August 17, 2007


Found on my friend Mishi's livejournal.

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August 13, 2007


Found on my friend Simon's myspace.

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August 05, 2007

Joovc Doovde Player

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June 30, 2007

Weird Al interviews Eminem

This is an old "interview" from AL-TV but it's still funny.

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Spoon-Slide Guitar

Hannes Coatzee from South Africa plays chords and slides with a spoon.

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June 21, 2007

Serious Rodent

Here's another video infecting the GISH (note: when I discovered there was no entry for the true meaning of GISH on wikipedia, I created an account and made my first wikipedia article. hooray!) (update: someone has already requested that my wikipedia article be deleted. The reason stated: "Wikipedia is not urbandictionary." Hogwash!).

People are calling the video in question "dramatic chipmunk," but it's not a chipmunk. Despite this, it's still the best five second clip I've ever seen.

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June 11, 2007

Fixed Gear Bike Spin

What is a fixed gear bike? Why would you want one? Why would one spin such a thing? Can it stop? Why are brains so delicious? What is the square root of a ham sandwich? Why does my friend smell like hot garbage?
None of these questions are answered in this video.

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June 10, 2007

The Money Masters

The Fed, central banking, printed money, the Rothschilds, Napoleon, the Bank of England, 1913, usury, war profiteering, this and that, evil evil evil, maybe. It may sound like a corny conspiracy theory but many of the facts seem to hold water. Thoughts? This documentary also has a website here. This was found on Communist Robot, an unusual site mainly about news on robotics, as well as many other things.

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June 09, 2007

Minstrels: The Lute & The Fury

The Untold Story. Eh.

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June 07, 2007

Spiderman 3 - Product Placement

There was a lot more product placement in Spiderman 3 than most people realize. I watched it in theaters a few weeks ago and didn't notice even a fraction of the subliminal advertising that went into it. Don't worry though, the good folks over at Black20 have gone over the movie second by second with a fine-tooth comb, and compiled a video illustrating what we as viewers may have been taking for granted.

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June 05, 2007

Fallout 3 Teaser

Bethesda Softworks released a teaser today for the highly anticipated third installment of the Fallout series, aptly titled Fallout 3. Apparently Bethesda bought the rights to the series after Vivendi bought Sierra and stuck the franchise in the closet of woe, right by the shoebox of despair.
Anyway I'm a big fan of Fallout 1 & 2 and this is good news to me, since Bethesda did great work on the Elder Scrolls games and whatever else they might be famous for. In a perfect world, Bethesda would just give the rights to Troika as a present, since the best of the old Fallout developers migrated over there. But that's pretty unlikely for now, as Troika has been dead for two years. As you can tell, I'm a huge computer game nerd.
The teaser is pretty weak. It's more of an advertisement than anything else, all CGI intro and no in-game anything. However, free eye candy. Release date is set for Fall 2008 (for now).

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June 03, 2007

Two Guys, One Guitar, One 90210 Theme

Stupid? Amazing? Stupid. Amazing.

Found through The Owl Blog, because Briana said I have to read it or die, or she will stick a knife in my eye. Rock journalists. Pfft.

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Gadget Gossip

My old friend from high school, the inimitable Hal Bergman, has a cool video blog project going on with Naomi Mercer and Dave Taylor called Gadget Gossip. It's still young but it has a lot of potential. Naomi does a great job as host and Hal's picked up some good editing skills from the great and venerable master Barney H. They already have 11 episodes up on the site and are aiming to keep churning them out once a week. Here's my favorite episode so far, in which they compare and contrast a couple of store-bought consumer breathalyzers at a bar or two.

Gadget Gossip
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June 02, 2007

Google enters voyeurism market

Google Maps has a new feature that's freaking some people out.. it's called Street View, and the way they do it is by driving a car mounted with a 360 degree camera around town and creating interactive 360 panorama photos so you can go look around on the street for directions and such. Here's the problem, summed up in the iTWire article Google Maps becomes “Go Ogle Maps”:

[...] Wow, that does sound cool, especially as more and more cities worldwide are added to the mix, and the content is mashed up in many different ways online. But almost immediately, people started looking at the photographs closely, and started noticing things that the people in the photos concerned might not have wanted published to the world.

Online reports of a man picking his nose, another scaling a wall, yet another at the entrance of a strip joint have been found and discussed, while the hunt is on to see what else the photos contain. The discovery some photos allow web surfers to see inside homes through open windows has also caused alarm.

Google says it has options for users who find photographic information about themselves or their properties that they would like removed, and in a statement reported by the Associated Press, Google spokeswoman Megan Quinn said "This imagery is no different from what any person can readily capture or see walking down the street. Imagery of this kind is available in a wide variety of formats for cities all around the world."

Google also claim the images were taken in a public place from a cameras specially mounted onto cars that travelled the streets, as well as buying similar imagery from another company.

While Google is offering to take down material people are unhappy about, it’s a bit like the DMCA excuse – the rights holders need to find out they’re being infringed before they can do anything about it, as Google takes all care but no responsibility. [More on this story here...]

So I can peruse the streets of the world buck nekkid from the comfort of my living room, but there's a price: if I leave the window open someone halfway across the world might be looking at a picture of me buck nekkid in my living room. Thanks, Google.

I'm not going to link to the feature because they get enough business as it is. If you really want to see it for yourself, just google it.

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May 31, 2007

Heat Vision & Jack

Ever heard of a little show called Heat Vision and Jack? Me neither. That's because it got cancelled back in '99 before it even hit the airwaves. The pilot is online however, and it stars Jack Black as an astronaut who got too close to the sun and became super-smart, and his friend Heat Vision the talking motorcycle (voiced by Owen Wilson), who used to be his unemployed roommate until actor Ron Silver (who also happens to be a hit man for NASA) shot him with an experimental ray gun that fused him with his motorcycle while Ron was trying to chase down Jack because the government wants to remove his brain.
Yeah... I can guess why it got cancelled. Ben Stiller produced and directed the show, and Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon (the guy who's now in charge of wrote it. It's worth a few laughs.

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May 30, 2007

Microsoft's Surface Computing Project

Popular Mechanics has done a feature about Microsoft's new surface computing project along with some details about new multi-touch displays being developed for military and industrial purposes. The developers think this will eventually "trickle down" (Reaganomics anyone?) into the consumer market, but their complexity, bulkiness and price currently restrict them to the higher-ups. However this technology is pretty amazing and is integrating a lot of other technologies into it.

Basically, it's a coffee table that doubles as a very high-end touch screen computer that more than one person can use at a time. The demo shows photo manipulation, maps, videos, but the applications can become much more far-reaching as the project develops. Something to watch for in the future!

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Vodka in a Stapler

I stole this one from the MySpace "Cool New Videos" section because it's a good one and I'm lazy today and no one's commenting anyway (jerks). Enjoy!

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May 29, 2007

Blackwater USA

This one was found on the Guerrilla News Group livejournal community in a post by jk-fabiani, who has an excellent political blog on livejournal himself. If you don't know what Blackwater USA is, you should. American tax dollars are paying these "military contractors" to operate covertly all over Iraq without any government oversight.

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May 28, 2007

Flight of the Conchords

Found through Dead Frog - A Comedy Blog that seems to be doing the same thing I'm doing on this site, except fancier, and someone's paying attention. Prove me wrong: leave a comment!

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May 27, 2007

It's a sketch comedy show you don't have to watch! I wouldn't want to watch it anyway, because it's on VH1! Just download it from their website instead! Bonus!
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My favorites:

(1) Yo! Murder, He Rapped

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(2) Sin Trek

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A little bit about Ron Paul

I figure it's time I do a rant since I haven't filled out that section of the site yet.
Today's topic: potential GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul.

I've been watching a lot of different things on this guy Ron Paul, and I've got to say, even though these days I'm more or less a green Democrat verging on libertarianism, this guy gives me hope. He's a conversative Republican from Texas who--get this--opposes the war, talks about blowback, responds thoughtfully and honestly, and doesn't have his head up his ass when it comes to foreign policy. Unlike our current President, he seems to read things, to know about the political history behind our current situation, he cares about civil liberties, and he's not a reactionary zombie spewing rhetoric targeted at the latest polls, and he's not changing his story every time Fox News gives him a bad rap. He's well-educated and he knows his stuff. He's gunning for the GOP nomination, and everyone in the elephant party is running circles around him trying to get him to shut up, because he won't stick with the agreed-upon talking points and formulaic responses that both parties are bowing to these days (sorry guys, but Hillary and Obama just aren't doing it for me so far). If only he had millions of dollars... but then anyone who does has probably done something awful to get it these days. Anyway, this is the first Republican candidate I've seen that I'd say I can respect as a person.

(1) Ron Paul on Real Time with Bill Maher, 05/25/07

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(2) Congressman Ron Paul's responses at the GOP Presidential Debate

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(3) Ron Paul vs. Rudy Giuliani on 9/11 at the GOP presidential debate

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(4) Bill Maher Vindicates Ron Paul's Argument

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(5) Ron Paul on Real Time with Bill Maher, 03/30/07

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Space Ghost, Yorke, Bjork

Finally, the time has come for the dominion of the Ghost with the Most. And I'm not talking about Casper.

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Dr. T: Recouping

Mr. T dons the doctor's coat to give a professional medical opinion on how to recoup from an absoludicrous situation. In the perfect world, Mr. T would be a Zen master, and I would be his pupil.

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Holy Sh!t

Tasteless... or tasty? You be the judge.

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May 26, 2007

Yacht Rock

This one is courtesy of my old friend Chris. It's the beginning of the hard-hitting story behind the smooth rhythms of the 80's: a little something called "Yacht Rock."

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Will It Blend?

"Will it blend? That is the question."

A bizarre promo show that tests its blender on all kinds of weird objects, every episode a different one. Makeup, tiki-torches, plungers, diamonds, chicken and coke (for the "cochicken smoothie"), marbles, magnets... they even have a S***r B**l Blend-Off where they see which football blends the best. Tom Dickson has one cool job. I chose what I think to be one of the more interesting ones: glowsticks.

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Ask a Ninja

If you haven't seen any of the Ask a Ninja podcasts yet, then there's something missing in your life. In the latest episode, our favorite ninja reviews Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Here's a hint: it sucks. But don't worry, the review is much better than the movie.

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Secret bonus: search for "ninjuice" at for a secret ninja answer.

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Video Game Pianist

This guy plays a ten-minute Super Mario medley on the piano, and starts out blindfolded. Two words: one of them is "bad," the other is "ass." You do the math.

He also has a website, where you can find more piano renditions of video game themes (including Zelda and Sonic) along with other performances. This guy was even invited to play the Super Mario medley for Koji Kondo, the composer of the Super Mario and Zelda themes among others. Nerds up!

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May 25, 2007

Urban Ninja & Russian Climbing Ninja

If you ignore the terrible music, these guys can really.. jump.. and.. climb on.. things. Plus, ninjas are cool. I guess if I was that pumped about myself I'd listen to music like that too.

(1) Urban Ninja

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(2) Russian Climbing Ninja

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Lord of the Rings voiceover

An instant classic.

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Japanese Potty Training

Finally, the video that answers the question, "What would it be like if potty training was a magical adventure, and we were all friendly tigers?"

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Snap, Crackle, Pop is Gone

We miss you, Pop.

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May 24, 2007

Fun Rangers

I can't explain it, but I've watched this clip at least twenty times today. It's part of a short series by a pair of Wisconsin filmmakers going by the name of Blame Society Productions who have produced quite a bit of short films and series that have had considerable internet success. They're most famous for their Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager series. Here is their official site. I hope you enjoy.

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If this simply seems really dumb to you, you may be right, however you should still investigate what it means to rolph.

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