Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dubai (time-lapse)

Not a time-lapse in the strictest sense of the term, but so starts our adventure into 4K.

Make sure your computer and screen can handle it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Movies vs Real Life

Knowledge of French not required.

(but, in case you didn't know, by pressing the "cc" button you can choose subtitles)

It always feels good to post something non-English.

Golden Moustache are a French Comedy Digital Platform.
More at their Youtube channel or site.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shaun Micallef's Crazy Gravity Antics

Shaun Micallef is an Australian comedian whose signature works are probably these crazy gravity sketches.

They're from the "Micallef Program" which aired on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) from 1998 to 2001.

Also, as a result, 480p quality at best.

Home from Work

The Wine Cellar

But how is it done?

The following videos explain.

Tilted room for the win!

What DJs Really Do These Days...

And for the past one or two decades.

They're not really DJs.
They're PJs (playlist jockeys).

Fortunately, real DJs continue to exist.
DJ Unplugged is up there near the top.

DJ Unplugged. The literal DJ.

DJ Air also deserves a mention.
He's pretty high up there.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Carlton's Dance

Just the Carlton dance from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for today.

Song: "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones

Followed by Carlton's and Will's Apache dance.

Song: "Apache (Jump On It!)" by the Sugar Hill Gang

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Leeroy Jenkins (Alright... Let's Do This!)

This is nearly ten years old, but I came across it again recently and thought I'd post it.
For many (particularly MMPORG players) it is part of internet history.

I'll let Wikipedia explain this better, since I'm not an MMPORG person myself.

"The video... features a group of World of Warcraft players discussing a detailed battle strategy for the next encounter while one of their party members, Leeroy, is away from his computer. Their risky plan is needed specifically to help Leeroy, yet is ruined when Leeroy returns and, ignorant of the strategy, immediately charges headlong into battle shouting his own name in a stylized battle cry. His companions rush to help, but Leeroy's actions ruin the meticulous plan, and all of the group members are killed."

 Here's the original video:

It fascinates me that there is someone on hand who can do a quick number crunch (aka probability of success) for the plan (and calculate it to 32,33%).

The video became a viral hit within the WoW community and beyond, and spawned various parodies and reproductions.

I particularly like the one below, which features former football player (and for more than a decade now actor) Vinnie Jones.

Oh well... at least he had chicken (or he ain't chicken) (both work).

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Roof, the Roof, the Roof is on Fire!

Four days ago, a fire erupted on the roof of an apartment complex that was being built in Houston, Texas. Everyone evacuated safely, except for one construction worker who was stranded on the top floor.

Here is the amazing footage of his rescue by the fire fighters.

This footage contains:

disaster (raging roof fire),
suspense (will he survive?),
action (falling to the lower level),
humour ("I was going to get an apartment over there too...", "they're cheaper now"),
obliviousness ("hey, hey,  what about this guy?", "they got him!", "oh, OK...")
and more.

Here's the fire from further away.

And a couple of photos.

And for anyone not getting the title.... click here.

(source) (news report)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cats and Dogs #2

Because... you know... the internet loves its cats and dogs.

Scottie pinwheel

Not too sharp but adorable nonetheless

Corgi enjoys the carousel

Dog is super happy to be saved after falling in what looks like a sewage canal

Cat vs DVD drive

For last, I've left an experiment that was done to compare cat vs dog attachment to their owners.

Cat owners explain this as cats being more independent than dogs.
I just see cats that view their owners as food dispensers.

Also check out Cats and Dogs #1!


Loop Da Loop

This reminded me of my childhood.
Although, I was more of a Matchbox fan than a Hot Wheels one.

Today I learnt (from Wikipedia of course) that the two used to be competitors until 1997 when Mattel (the owner of Hot Wheels) bought Tyco Toys (owner of Matchbox). I hate monopolies and soulless multinationals. No competition, no progress (or at most slow progress). 

In any case... moving along...

Here are Team Hot Wheels drivers, Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy, racing two vehicles through a six-story double vertical loop in 2012 at Los Angeles.

Mighty impressive! (despite the dreadfully anticlimactic sound and editing)

And here's Team Green driver (part of Team Hot Wheels I presume), Brent Fletcher, attempting a World Record Corkscrew jump in a revved up performance buggy. 

Finally, here's Team Hot Wheels (Yellow) driver Tanner Foust breaking the world record for a distance jump in a four-wheeled vehicle at the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th 2011. He drops almost 10 stories down (although I'm not convinced that that was actually necessary) and "flies" 101m through the air.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hong Kong (time-lapse)

A few days ago we featured Macau.
It's only fitting we feature its larger (and richer) neighbour, Hong Kong.

Again, courtesy of Little Big World.

(As always, watching in HD/full screen is recommended)

It seems like the British did a better job.
Sorry Portugal.

Friday, March 21, 2014

He Had One Shot

As the great 20th century poet guy M&M's Eminem once said:

"...if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted, one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?"

He continued by adding that:

"You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime"

And let's not forget:

"Mom's spaghetti"

 Well, this Irish dude had one shot and he seized it.

He became a meme with just three seconds of fame.


Sunday, March 16, 2014