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I’m Looking for a Nice Island in the Northern Ocean

Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:00 pm


[YouTube direct link] (Viewer #99,808)

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This Is Harder Than I Thought It’d Be

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:00 pm


[So You’ve Learned To Teleport] (Viewer #171,913)

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This Is How An Ellipse Works in the Real World: I Wasn’t Expecting It to Be So Persnickety

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 pm


[Elliptical Pool Table – Numberphile] (Viewer #484,082)

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I’m Watching It Happen, and It’s Still Hard to Wrap My Head Around

Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 pm

You can jump to the 30 second mark if you’re tired of watching the caterpillar eat (which has nothing to do with the metamorphosis part of the video, anyway)


[Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis time-lapse FYV 1080 HD] (Viewer #241,668)

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A Violent Sociopath Who Picks Every Fight

Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:00 pm

(CAUTION: Contains a little coarse language)


[The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL Bully] (Viewer #4,129,204)

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This Hippie, I Don’t Hate

Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:00 pm

Took me a minute to figure out why this video struck me as so odd…

Then I realized he’s not wearing a helmet or pads.

Now THAT’S old school.


[Richie Jackson’s Weirdest Skate Tricks] (Viewer #28,099)

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Insomniac Theater Presents…

Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 pm

Despite the sun being covered by clouds a lot, the production values and labeling of the compass points still make for an engaging experience.


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In the summer time at Scott Base the sun is above the horizon for 4 months, from roughly the end of the third week of October until the end of the third week of February. This shows the movement of the sun over a full 24 hour period near the peak of summer.

Camera was set to take a photo once every one minute and one second (so that the second hand would be moving). Lens was set on f22 to get enough depth of field to have the watch and horizon both in focus. A modified Orion equatorial telescope mount was used to track the sun. Camera and tracking powered by solar panel and batteries.

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It’s Like CGI – With Clay!

Saturday, August 29, 2015 3:00 pm


[Chris Johnson – The Monster Maker]

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Dinosaur Extinction: The Real Story

Friday, August 28, 2015 9:00 pm


[Dinosaur Extinction in Slow Motion | The Slow Mo Guys Have A Field Day] (Viewer #93,592)

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Pixels the Size of Your Fist

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:00 pm


[How “oldschool” graphics worked] (Viewer #1,575,259)

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Efficient? No. Effective? Yes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:00 pm

Every year, local communities on either side of the Apurimac River Canyon use traditional Inka engineering techniques to rebuild the Q’eswachaka Bridge. The entire bridge is built in only three days. The bridge has been rebuilt in this same location continually since the time of the Inka.


[The Bridge at Q’eswachaka] (Viewer #853,185)

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Like a Chubby German Legolas

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:00 pm


[Slotbow – why did I not think of this before?] (Viewer #190,372)

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Flashback: The 2007 Rock Paper Scissors Championship

Monday, August 24, 2015 9:00 pm


[2007 USARPS Title Match] (Viewer #984,035)

Apparently this was an actual thing, and not a parody of an actual thing.

My favorite line from the comments:

I was also a fan of the Avalanche (Rock Rock Rock), Fistful o’ Dollahs (Rock Paper Paper), and the Lawnmower (Scissors Scissors Scissors).

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Flight Safety Lecture: Amusing Version

Sunday, August 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Personally, I find it even more entertaining because he bears a passing resemblance to Harry Mudd


[The best safety instructor ( Flight attendant)(original )] (Viewer #8,323)

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Ten Alternate Ghostbusters Reboots

Saturday, August 22, 2015 3:00 pm


[Ten Alternate Ghostbusters Reboots] (Viewer #88,415)

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This Is the Origin of Star Wars Trench Run

Friday, August 21, 2015 9:00 pm

From Wikipedia:

The attack on the Death Star in the climax of the film Star Wars is a deliberate and acknowledged homage to the climactic sequence of The Dam Busters. In the former film, rebel pilots have to fly through a trench while evading enemy fire and fire a proton torpedo at a precise distance from the target to destroy the entire base with a single explosion; if one run fails, another run must be made by a different pilot. In addition to the similarity of the scenes, some of the dialogue is nearly identical. Star Wars also ends with an Elgarian-style march, like The Dam Busters.


[The Dambusters a la Star Wars] (Viewer #252,796)

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I Can Barely Stand to Watch This, But It Does Answer My Questions About Fire

Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:00 pm

CAUTION: Host is annoying and unpleasant to listen to; also, video contains pointless audio and visual effects.


[What Is Fire?] (Viewer #257,433)

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I Thought the Way He Got It to Spin Was Particularly Clever

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:00 pm


[Launching Tomahawks With The Slingshot] (Viewer #180,385)

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Bad Hair, Good Magician

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:00 pm

Jump to 2:10 to get to his backstory (which I thought was interesting enough to sit through); jump to 2:58 if you just want to start seeing tricks. If you skip the intro, just know that he chose his background music specifically for this act. You can judge that decision for yourself, but I thought it worked well:


[Shin Lim – Penn & Teller Fool Us TV Show – HD 1080p] (Viewer #110,171)

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Epic Rap Battles of History: Jim Henson vs Stan Lee

Monday, August 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Just so you know, it actually ends at 3:20. There’s a lot of filler garbage after that.

And, full disclosure, I have a lot of respect for the creative genius of both these men, and was rooting for neither to lose.


[Jim Henson vs Stan Lee. Epic Rap Battles of History. Season 4] (Viewer #5,425,790)

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