Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Now I Finally Understand That Iran Centrifuge Stuff

Monday, April 27, 2015 9:00 pm


[What Keeps Nuclear Weapons from Proliferating: The hardest step in making a nuclear bomb] (Viewer #347,049)

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I’m Glad I Got to Gmail Early

Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00 pm


[When Will We Run Out Of Names?] (Viewer #1,827,330)

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The Titanic Had Sisters, and They Were Awesome

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 pm


[RMS Titanic: Fascinating Engineering Facts] (Viewer #178,942)

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The Book Restorer

Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:00 pm

This video is in Japanese, and there are no English subtitles available, but you don’t need words to understand what’s going on, and it’s a thing of beauty to watch these gifted hands in action.


[The Fascinating Repairmen. #013 “The Book”] (Viewer #830,033)

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The Most Brilliant Design You’ll Never Notice

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:00 pm

I actually knew quite a bit of this because I had a friend who worked for Metal Container Corporation, and getting from disk to can was his job.


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Your Robot Will Not Have Fingers

Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:00 pm


[Festo – FlexShapeGripper (English)] (Viewer #140,578)

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It Makes My 2nd Amendment Tingle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:00 pm


[AR Magazine speed loader] (Viewer #104,275)

Man, I’d love one of these for my Glock.

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Go Ahead… Name a BAD Pixar Movie

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 pm

I loved the way the editor of this video matched emotional mood-moments across films in a way that mirrored the arc of pretty much every Pixar movie. I thought it was quite clever.


[Best of Pixar Animation] (Viewer #90,901)

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Blind Landing, No Nose Gear

Monday, April 20, 2015 9:00 pm


[AV-8B Harrier Emergency Landing Without Nose Gear. Amazing Display Of Skill!] (Viewer #774,991)

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Beat-Perfect Puppet-Drumming to Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”

Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:00 pm

If you know who Neil Peart is and how he plays drums, you will not believe the title of this post, and I don’t blame you.

But see for yourself:


[“Chops Sawyer” by RicKy Syers] (Viewer #283,229)

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Voted Time Travel Story Most Likely to Happen to Frank (If It Hasn’t Already)

Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:00 pm


[Future Hero – A Short Film by Ramin Serry] (Viewer #38,371)

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Whatever the Opposite of Racism Is

Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 pm


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Because Your Weekend Needs More Funk

Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:00 pm

I don’t know the song he’s parodying, but I used to watch “Kung Fu” back in the 70’s, so I found this entertaining anyway.


[Shaolin Monk – “Uptown Funk” PARODY] (Viewer #160,200)

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Some Practical Advice to Aspiring Writers

Friday, April 17, 2015 9:00 pm

As a good follow-up to Frank’s “5 Rules to Avoid Being a Boring Writer“, I offer the 2-rule version:

CAUTION: Quotes South Park briefly, so NSFW

[F for Fake (1973) – How to Structure a Video Essay] (Viewer #140,575)

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Barack Obama Organizes Your Community (Metaphorically Speaking)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:00 pm

(Submitted by Hammy [High Praise!])

I thought I’d seen every pro-America propaganda cartoon. I was mistaken:


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By the way, Bacon to you if you can name the author(s) of the Fox’s quotes.

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If For No Other Reason Than the Tagline at the End

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 pm


[Disney/Pixar’s X-WINGS Movie Trailer] (Viewer #357,187)

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The Cascading Effects of Obamacare on the American Economy (Metaphorically Speaking)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:00 pm


[Guinness World Record – 30,849 Sticks – Largest Stick Bomb] (Viewer #23,046)

I’d say the transition between dominoes and sticks represents the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius decision.

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This Is What Freedom of Association Looks Like

Monday, April 13, 2015 9:00 pm


[HIDDEN CAM: #GayWeddingCakes at Muslim Bakeries?] (Viewer #2,351,591)

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How to Make Soccer Less Girly

Monday, April 6, 2015 9:00 pm


[Winning The FIFA World Cup With The Slingshot] (Viewer #643,995)

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Seems Like Guitar Players Would Enjoy This

Sunday, April 5, 2015 3:00 pm

[High Praise! to Mental Floss]

I’m not a guitar player, but I admire those who do. And I really liked the way Queen’s Brian May shows how he does it:


[Brian May Star Licks (BEST SOUND Instructional Video Full 1984)] (Viewer #166,573)

For non-guitar players, it’s probably “too long, didn’t watch”; but for those who do watch it, I’d be interested in your opinions.

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