Weird… I Always Thought Matchbox Was an American Company

[Matchbox Cars (1965)] (Viewer #105,769)

I’m so 21st Century spoiled that I’m was shocked at how much of the work in this factory is done by hand.

I’m pretty sure all the workers in this video now have their jobs done by robots.

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I See These Two Get Confused a Lot

[I’m Black, Not Poor] (Viewer #1,450,395)

I love how they perfectly capture that wheezing, patronizing tone liberals get when they express politically correct sympathy. You can almost smell the moral smugness wafting out of your computer screen.

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Every Social Justice Warrior Cause (Metaphorically Speaking)

[Save The Starfish] (Viewer #308,155)

Any starfish not hearty enough to survive until the tide rolls back in must die for the greater good of the starfish gene pool.

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It Also Ties in Gothic Architecture, Which I Didn’t Even Exactly Know What That Meant

[A brief history of goths – Dan Adams] (Viewer #553,603)

I don’t think I’ve ever coherently wondered how all the different Goths were connected, but I was intrigued enough by the premise to derive a degree of satisfaction from the explanation, and watching the video saved me a lot of disinterested Googling through trivia to find out the answer.

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Reality Needs to Be 50% Slower

[MEGA Vortex Funnel Marble Run (part 1, 1200 rainbow marbles) ASMR] (Viewer #188,368)

The first segment starts out at 50% speed, and I find it beautiful and soothing. The second segment is full speed, and it’s just not as nice. Toward the end, the glow-in-the-dark marbles are interesting since you can only see moving lights and have no idea why they’re moving the way they are.

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Wish It Were the Whole Movie

[Agent 327: Operation Barbershop] (Viewer #275,312)

I’ve been a sucker for “improvising with household objects” fights since my first Jackie Chan movie.

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Hope You Like Colorful Flying Stuff

[Bowling in Slow Motion with Blue Man Group – The Slow Mo Guys] (Viewer #2,241,986)

I’ll be honest, I only liked the first part with the colored gel, because I did NOT predict how it would react to the bowling ball. All the other splashy/crashy things did just what I expected them to do, so I was a little bored. Maybe I’m just slo-mo jaded…

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How to Lose at Zombie Apocalypse Survival

[How to Make Cannon with 3 Barrels from Foil] (Viewer #280,118)

While you’re hotgluing stuff, why not glue that whole setup onto a brick or something. That recoil is murder

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I Have a Smartwatch Because I’m Too Lazy to Pull My Phone Out of My Pocket!

[If Smart Watch Commercials Were Honest – Honest Ads] (Viewer #203,856)

Full disclosure: I own and wear a watch every day. It tells me the time at a glance. I’ve worn one since I was 12. There’s nothing wrong with wearing a timepiece.

However, I find the very notion of a “smart watch” repugnant. If what you need to do is not important enough to pull your phone out of your pocket, that means it’s trivial, and doesn’t need to be done at all.

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There’s a Beautiful and Inspirational Speech, So Wait for It…

[If Stormtroopers Were Malaysians] (Viewer #121,288)

You’re going to need to have subtitles on for this one. It’s in English, but it’s heavily accented and kinda mumbly. Click the “CC” button on the bottom right of the video.

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This Time, Sequel = Better

[Honest Trailers – Aliens] (Viewer #942,371)

I think Paul Reiser’s performance in this film is WAY underrated.

And I was also a fan of his work on “Mad About You”, wherein his best line was in one episode when a friend of his asked him if he’d ever seen the Alien movies, and his character responded, deadpan and immediately, “Only the first one”.

Laughed myself silly at that.

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Even If I Had 1000 Mousetraps and 4 Hours to Kill, I *Still* Wouldn’t Try This at Home

[Diving into 1000 Mousetraps in 4K Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys] (Viewer #10,799,224)

Weirdly, the aspect of this I enjoyed most was when his hand hit the trampoline, it went down, but all the mousetraps stayed exactly where they were due to inertia.

THEN they all start going off in midair.

Anyway, it’s pretty much just aimless chatter after the 4:50 mark, so feel free to check out as soon as you get bored.

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In Liberals’ Minds, This Plays in the Background of Every Trump Speech

[Horror Musical Instrument – The Apprehension Engine] (Viewer #231,582)

Seriously, ALL of these sounds creep me out. I don’t think I could pick a least favorite. But if YOU can, then drop a comment.

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I Imagine This Is All Done By Creepy Boston Dynamics Robots Now

[Globe Making (1955)] (Viewer #216,027)

We had a globe in my house when I was a kid. I used to become fascinated by it on a regular basis… then I’d go off and do something that was actually fun.

But I’d go back to it again and again, staring at the unpronouncable country and city names.

Also, I remember thinking the Pacific Ocean was just freakin’ huge.

Which I later found out was true when I sailed across it during my Navy days.

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I’d Forgotten There Were Reasons for Liking The Matrix Besides the Lobby Scene

[The Matrix: How to Begin a Movie (video essay)] (Viewer #95,623)

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