Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Qualified Recommendation

Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Ignoring the snooty British accent and gratuitous America-bashing, I thought this was a fairly decent explanation of the players in the game


[Iraq Explained -- ISIS, Syria and War] (Viewer #563,567)

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It’s Got a Happy Ending

Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00 pm


[It's Payback Time] (Viewer #2,196,033)

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Finally – a Tribute to Robin Williams That’s Not Boring and Sappy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:00 pm

[High Praise! to Neatorama]

NOTE: Contains a few swears, since Robin didn’t always work PG


[Robin Williams - In Motion] (Viewer #66,182)

An installment in the video series Every Frame a Painting shows how Robin Williams harnessed motion to tell a story through his movie characters. Tony Zhou was inspired to address the subject by re-watching Williams’ films after his death. The finished project is more about movement, blocking, and body language, and how those things contributes to a good film -and Robin Williams happens to be the greatest example, as he was a master of expressing his character through movement. Talented directors and editors could spot and make those movements work to their advantage, and together they made awesome scenes that, in some cases, could completely dispense with dialogue

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Perfect Metaphor for How Putin Handles Obama

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:00 pm

By the way, the sound ads nothing, so if guy’s voice annoys you, go ahead & mute it. All you need to do is watch the bear.


[Baby Bear Circus Act on Golf Course - At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, BC] (Viewer #1,620,881)

I remember when American presidents knew how to handle bears

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Apple Watch: The Parody

Monday, September 15, 2014 9:00 pm

NOTE: Contains one NSFW line around the 55 second mark, and a censored swear.


[The Apple Watch (Parody)] (Viewer #1,592,421)

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I Didn’t Know This Question Had an Answer

Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:00 pm


[What Color Is A Mirror?] (Viewer #10,348,282)

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So THAT’S What Vanadium Looks Like

Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 pm


[SCIENCE! What is the Rarest Precious Metal?] (Viewer #4,613,538)

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Global Temperature Stagnation Anthem

Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:00 pm

[High Praise! to 4of7 of Little Worlds for dropping this one in the comments]


[I'm A Denier] (Viewer #103,543)

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Light-Powered Rube Goldberg Machine

Friday, September 12, 2014 9:00 pm


[Power of Optics] (Viewer #956,528)

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Planning My Next Vacation

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:00 pm


[Travel INSIDE a Black Hole ] (Viewer #7,613,934)

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CAUTION: Total Perspective Vortex Ahead

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:00 pm


[Laniakea: Our home supercluster] (Viewer #1,381,999)

[title reference link]

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Lerneresque

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:00 pm


[Where Do Deleted Files Go?] (Viewer #4,678,506)

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Best Metaphor Ever for Obama’s Presidency

Monday, September 8, 2014 9:00 pm


[Next Time Label It - Brother TV Advert] (Viewer #50,727)

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Not Sure If Cheesy or Awesome or Both

Sunday, September 7, 2014 10:00 pm


[Space Command Trailer - Comic-Con 2014] (Viewer #8,559)

From the movie’s web page:

The SC stories follow the bold future adventures of the United Planet’s Space Command, a dedicated group of scientists, soldiers and adventurers exploring and taming the vast expanse of our solar system for human colonization.

Reminiscent of sci-fi’s optimistic past, SPACE COMMAND promises high-flying adventure, stunning visual effects, memorable characters and thoughtful discussions of eternally human conflicts.

In a world full of zombie-themed entertainment, some optimistic sci-fi would be a cleansing breath of fresh air.

Oh, and I read they’ll be taking some of the cheese out of those lousy special effects during post-production editing. This is a serious movie, not a mockery. I’m hoping they’ll at least make it look as good as Babylon 5 (which I’m not sure it does in the trailer).

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The “Why” Part – Still Unanswered

Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 pm


[How Do They Make Decaf Coffee? - The Big Question - (Ep.1)] (Viewer #484,011)

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If Al Gore Were President, He’d Have Sold the Planet to Al Jazeera by Now

Saturday, September 6, 2014 3:00 pm


[What Is The Earth Worth?] (Viewer #1,426,166)

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13 Pounds of Awesome

Friday, September 5, 2014 9:00 pm

No such thing as too many Buckyballs:


[Massive Zen Magnet Cube and Destruction] (Viewer #455,288)

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How Obama Thinks His Policies Work (Metaphorically Speaking)

Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:00 pm

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

Just say what you want, and it happens like magic!


[Man Displays Creativity At Its Best] (Viewer #966)

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Yet Somehow Still More Real Than a Reality TV Show

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:00 pm


[Making a Case for Books] (Viewer #191,644)

I winced before I clicked “play” for the first time, because – as a general YouTube rule of thumb – nothing is interesting for 7 minutes.

I was wrong.

Although I suspect that part of my fascination was contemplating the idea that this man took time in the middle of his project to take all those pictures when he could’ve just spent the time building the shelves.

I’m kinda awe-struck by that thought, and grateful that he DID take that time.

From the YouTube description:

This is the fully animated story of making four bookcases. The four cases are made from two pieces of walnut veneer plywood with almost no waste. The base for the cases is made from solid walnut with mitered corners The bookcases are 33 inches tall and 47 inches wide. The finish is wipe on polyurethane. They fit under and within the spacing of the windows in the living room.

I shot approximately 11,700 frames for this animation and used roughly 6,400 of them. I worked on this project intermittently from the 5th of January to 1st of March, 2014.

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THE Emmys Are Silly. AN Emmy Is Kinda Awesome

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:00 pm


[Making an Emmy Statue] (Viewer #8,947)

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