Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Power Sander – Time Lapse – Forward & Reverse

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:00 pm

It’s a little like the wood grain video, but after two pieces of wood, they move on to other objects. I liked the AC power supply transformer best.


[Verschleif 4k] (Viewer #160,054)

From the comments, this appears to be the English translation of the description:

“With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology.”

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Weird Al’s Word Crimes

Monday, July 21, 2014 9:00 pm

I enjoyed this video because it makes me feel not alone in my grammarian-based peevery.


["Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes] (Viewer #6,124,017)

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I Don’t Know About That New A-Team Re-Re-Boot

Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:00 pm


[The Three Stooges Are The A-Team!] (Viewer #3,931)

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Medical Science Rules!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 pm


[Why You Are Still Alive - The Immune System Explained] (Viewer #355,749)

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Budget Star Wars

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:00 pm


[Star Wars: Battle of Hoth - Homemade Shot for Shot] (Viewer #116,199)

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Like Watching a Real Life Version of a Cartoon Termite Invasion

Friday, July 18, 2014 9:00 pm

(Submitted by jw [High Praise!])


[Excavator mulchers - Land clearing equipment - Forestry mulcher - DENISCIMAF.com ] (Viewer #6,284)

[title reference link]

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Why You Should Hire C & R’s Out on a Limb Tree Care, LLC to Trim Your Trees in Michigan

Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:00 pm

[submitted by pbunyan [High Praise!]

I found myself fascinated and delighted watching this video, because I love watching people who are good at what they do, doing that thing very well.


[Bye Bye Old Red Oak] (Viewer #121)

It saddens me that OoaLTC’s web site is… a bit unimaginative… so I’m posting this so the internet can see just what kind of work they do. These guys seem deserving of some good press.

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Peggy Joseph 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:00 am

Remember Peggy Joseph? Sure you do.


[The YouTube]

Well, she’s using different words now.


[The YouTube]
Tip: The Other McCain

The question is not who “will she vote for in 2016?”, it’s “who will she vote for in 2014?”

I didn’t mind making fun of her in 2008, or in the years since. But she seems to be wising up. So, maybe there’s hope — real hope — after all.

But, if I stop making fun of Peggy Joseph, that doesn’t mean I’ll stop making fun of Barack Obama and others who still drink his Kool-Aid. None of us should.

Do you have a funny story of someone who was Peggy Joseph then and is still that way? Share it. We could all use a good laugh.

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Spaghetti Western Theme Music and Flowing Wood Grain

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Probably won’t appeal to everyone, but I enjoyed this:


[Waves of Grain]

From the artist’s description:

To create this strata-cut animation, I planed down a block of wood one layer at a time, photographing it at each pass. The painstaking process revealed a hidden life and motion in the seemingly static grain of the wood, even as the wood itself was reduced to a mound of sawdust.

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Doing It Right, Doing It on Purpose, Doing it Awesome

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 pm


[Cutting Down An Enormous Tree With Perfect Precision] (Viewer #8,441)

Any idiot can cut a tree down. A skilled woodcutter can choose the general direction in which it falls. But a master lumberjack can move a tree with surgical precision.

Scott of Scott’s Tree Service in Randle, Washington is such a lumberjack.

The roofs of the two buildings were about 4 feet apart. The tree had to fall through the middle of this narrow channel. Arranging this drop required precise planning:

“This is not a “Lucky Shot”. This had been planned and the ground prepared out there in the distance so the tree would not fish tail or twist when it hit the ground. The tree was perfectly straight and limb balanced. The falling cuts were gunned to the exact spot half way between the buildings. An appropriate face cut was used.”

More backstory at Neatorama.

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Raising the Question: Are These the Creators of HealthCare.gov?

Monday, July 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Generally describable as “Worst. Promotional video. Ever.”

And yes, these folks really, truly thought this video was a good idea.


[LiveLeak direct link]

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I… Kinda Like This

Sunday, July 13, 2014 10:00 pm

(Submitted by Anonymiss of Nuking Politics [High Praise!])

Outside of the obvious objection of “how am I supposed to open a locked car door with this thing?”, I can’t help thinking I’d like to have a few of these hanging in my closet for some of my more finicky clothing items.


[HANGtight - The Coat Hanger Reinvented] (Viewer #175)

Sadly, right now it’s still just a Kickstarter project, and one which doesn’t look like it’s on track to hit its goal. I assume part of the problem is that it’s being funded in Australian dollars, which is tough, since Australia’s only got about 300 people in the whole country, not counting koala bears.

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Link of the Day: Only D&D Nerds Will Get This

Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:00 pm

[High Praise! to Neatorama]

Why Shame Animals When You Can Shame Your Polyhedral Dice?

[reference link]

[Think you have a link that's IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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lolbama! Ready, Set, Server Glitch

Sunday, July 13, 2014 3:00 pm

The server hosting IMAO.us is having “issues” today, so I can’t upload pictures. But I’ll get this week’s roundup posted as soon as pictures are uploadable (hopefully tomorrow morning) instead of making you wait until next week.

Meanwhile, since I’ve got nothing else handy, here’s a funny cat video featuring Imitation Pat Benatar:


[Stop calling us 'Scaredy Cats'!] (Viewer #30,333)

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Junk? Art? It’s a Matter of Perspective

Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 pm

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I hate modern art, but I thought this was clever, so I’m making an exception and allowing myself to enjoy this:


[Obra de Bernard Pras ] (Viewer #1,088)

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Why It’s Not 50 States (But It’s Not 57, Either)

Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:00 pm

A pithy and informative cataloging of America’s offshore holdings, citizenrywise. I’m sure you know about some of these, but I’ll bet not all.


[American Empire] (Viewer #1,327,523)

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Skype Features Real-Time Translator

Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:00 pm

(Submitted by Anonymiss of Nuking Politics [High Praise!])

There’s lot of chatter & set-up on this, but you can skip to about 2:20 for the meat of the video. My German is non-existent, so I don’t know how well this actually works. I do know that the translator doesn’t bungle any English grammar until right at the end. Having met my share of people with English as their second language, I find the computer’s performance at least that good.

Oh, and the German girl’s fixed smile gets a little creepy after a while, don’t you think? I started having to look away to preserve my sanity.


[Geek.com direct link]

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Best Response I’ve Ever Heard to a Charge of “Islamophobia”

Friday, July 11, 2014 9:00 pm

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[Brigitte Gabriel gives FANTASTIC answer to Muslim woman claiming all Muslims are portrayed badly] (Viewer #564,847)

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Porky Pig Explained (10,000 Hours of Practice Not Included)

Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 pm


[Bob Bergen Mimics Mel Blanc's Porky Pig] (Viewer #380,472)

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I Don’t Have to Parody the Left, I Can Just Post Their Video

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:00 pm

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Lefties bashing the Hobby Lobby decision.

It starts with misconstruing “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” as “Religious freedom is a two-sided coin that involves freedom of religion and freedom from religion.

Yeah… and it also involves Congress…

It just gets sillier from there…


[Liberty and Justice for All]

Transcript at Upworthy, if you don’t feel like listening to this smug twerp’s voiceover.

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