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Calm Honesty

Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:00 pm


[Elbert Guillory: Send Hagan Home ] (Viewer #61,499)

Funny thing is, you can pretty much make the exact same commercial about Obama.

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I’m Not Sure What Lesson We’re Supposed to Learn From This

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:00 pm

The European Space Agency brags about their comet-orbiting probe:


[Ambition the film] (Viewer #426,356)

I like this video because of the eye-candy visuals.

I’m not sure how I feel about the setting, though.

They take a hard-science topic like spaceflight and turn it into some magical-mystical mumbo-jumbo thing. It’s an insult to every nerd in every laboratory on the planet.

Oh, and that whole “I destroyed it” thing at the end. Spoken like a true socialist who feels like he has the right to revoke your accomplishments on a whim just because he’s feeling puckish.

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Is It Wrong to Mock the Smug?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:00 pm

You’re going to need to turn on subtitles if they don’t come on automatically (click on “CC” button, lower right of video)


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The Star Spangled Banner, Arranged for Rifle and Metal Targets

Monday, October 27, 2014 9:00 pm


[Playing The Star-Spangled Banner with a Gun: www.MusicalTargets.com] (Viewer #1,047,751)

By the way, because of the time lag involved in aiming, this version is half the speed of a normal performance of this song. So if you play the video at 2x speed, it sounds just right.

How to play videos at 2x speed – Go here, click the “request HTML5 player” button; now there will be a playback speed option when you click the little gear symbol in the bottom right of the YouTube video’s taskbar.

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Finally! A Useful Skill Taught Quickly in a YouTube Video

Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:00 pm


[How to Draw a Perfect Circle Freehand] (Viewer #2,703,677)

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Can Muppets Make Prince Cool?

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Personally, I’d always figured Prince was just going to be another flash-in-the-pan, one-hit-wonder, easily-forgotten 80’s act. I certainly never expected him to still be popular when “1999” became an outdated song. And I heard he’s just released 2 new albums.

Yeah… Nostradamus I ain’t.

Anyway, back in 1997, he appeared on the short-lived Muppet Show reboot “Muppets Tonight“. This is from that:


[Starfish & Coffee] (Viewer #3,681)

Tangentially related to the topic:

24 Outrageous Trivial But Moderately Interesting Prince Stories

UPDATE: From the comments, Zeke [High Praise!] clarifies on the video:

To give you a little context here, this “music video” is what happened after Rizzo the rat challenged Prince to make a song out of a random item on the cafeteria menu. Afterwards, Rizzo bets him $20 he can’t do it again. He picks another item, Prince immediately starts singing again, and Rizzo facepalms and hands him the money.

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How the War in the Middle East Will End Eventually (Metaphorically Speaking)

Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00 pm


[A Tale of Momentum & Inertia] (Viewer #266,636)

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I Am Sad That Only Fictional Presidents Say This

Friday, October 24, 2014 9:00 pm

[High Praise! to iOwnTheWorld]


[Proportional Response]

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Unpickable

Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:00 pm


[John Coulter's WEIRDEST LOCK ON EARTH!!] (Viewer #1,542,687)

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Shorter Hobbit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:00 pm


[Lego The Hobbit in 72 Seconds] (Viewer #200,720)

Technically, it contains spoilers if you haven’t read the book, since the third movie’s not out yet.

On the bright side: no Radagast the Brown – live-action Jar-Jar of wizards.

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I Think It Kinda Works

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:00 pm

“Star Trek: The Original Series” clips set to “The A-Team” opening theme:


[Star Trek as The A-Team] (Viewer #1,145,559)

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Obama Unveils New Stringent Ebola Protocols (Metaphorically Speaking)

Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00 pm

[High Praise! to iOwnTheWorld]


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How Obamacare Got Passed (Metaphorically Speaking)

Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00 pm


[Captivating Cardistry Wizards - Singapore] (Viewer #207,075)

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How Many Digits in a “Large”?

Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 pm

On Ebola, CDC director Thomas Frieden said “we’re confident that we won’t see a large number of cases from this”.

Don’t worry, the government has it under control. After all it’s not something complicated like, you know, rolling out a web site.

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Finally! A Fun Use for RC QuadCopters

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 pm

First-person-view racing. It’s like the Podracing in Star Wars Episode I except without all the stupid CGI, annoying sound effects, and Jar-Jar.


[Drone racing star wars style Pod racing are back!] (Viewer #784,062)

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How to Make a Globe on a Lathe

Friday, October 17, 2014 9:00 pm

Step 1: Have a computer do all the carving.


[Mastercam maquinado de un globo terraqueo en un torno cnc con herramienta viva] (Viewer #82,582)

If you want a political metaphor, I suppose we can call it “liberals chipping away at our freedom until they’ve created a world according to their vision”.

Although – let’s be honest – if that were the case, it would end up looking more like this.

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Finally! A Practical Use for Chainsaws!

Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:00 pm


[Chainsaw vs. 5 Beers at once!] (Viewer #48,813)

UPDATE: The original video was deleted, but I found another version of the same video.

You can’t stop the signal…

UPDATE: OK, you CAN stop the signal… BUT… I found the original version of the video, so this one will actually work and stay around for a while.

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Obama Handles the Media (Metaphorically Speaking)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:00 pm


[Extremely Well Trained Dog] (Viewer #347,249)

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It’s Safer Than You Think, Unless You Think It’s Safe

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:00 pm


[Risk] (Viewer #3,110,930)

Personally, I really liked the part about Abraham Wald (3:23), because I wouldn’t have thought of the thing he thought of, and I admire people who can out-think me.

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Slow Motion Crash Test

Monday, October 13, 2014 9:00 pm


[Video: Texas A&M Transportation Institute Crash Video] (Viewer #1,358,380)

For those asking “Hey! Where’d the motor go?”, the answer is that it came out the underside of the vehicle. Kinda hard to see with all the dust & debris, but it’s there.

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