Sunday, December 21, 2014

Between Two Ferns with Zack Galifianakis

That's weird...!

I was pretty sure I had posted "Between Two Ferns" with Zack Galifianakis (by Funny or Die) before, but after searching for a bit it seems I was mistaken.

Here are three of the best:

Brad Pitt

Justin Bieber

Barack Obama

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Amazing Lyrebird

Lyrebirds are native to Australia and are known for the ability to mimic all sorts of sounds they encounter in their environment.

For example... a laser pistol. sounds (starts at 1:46).

... and well-known sitcom theme tunes (even David Attenborough is surprised).

OK... the last one's a lie (but I'm sure you knew that already).


That Mitchell and Webb Look - Reality Shows

I've been meaning to post these for a while.

Changing Meals

The Gift Shop Sketch

This bit by Charlie Brooker about clever editing is also worth a look.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

10 Hours of Walking in NYC

A couple of months ago, this video was uploaded on Youtube showing a woman being harassed (or "harassed" depending on your view) while walking for 10 hours in the streets of New York.

Although it did manage to convey its message (whether you agree with it or not), the video also spawned a variety of parodies and copycats.

Here are perhaps the best:

3 Hours of Walking in NYC as a (Model) Man

10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a(n) (Average) Man

10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC

A lot more can be found with a quick search on Youtube,
such as 10 Hours of Walking:

in NYC as a Jew,
in NYC as a Lamborghini,
in Los Angeles as a Mime (wat?),
in Skyrim as a Woman in Skimpy Armor,

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Just Star Trek Things

Starting off with Star Trek deshaked! (or stabilized, whichever you prefer)

And the second one in video form:

Here the Star Trek TNG cast demonstrates (starts at 3:33):

And here as demonstrated by Jeri Ryan and Wil Wheaton (starts at 21:20):

The way Riker sits down:

Worf gets denied again and again and again:

And finally, Picard gets on the Christmas song bandwagon!

(source for some)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

How Oblivion Should Have Ended

Having just watched Oblivion (2013) I was actually visualizing the same things.

Would I recommend this movie? If you're a sci-fi fan, yes.
It does have multiple plot holes and sometimes the characters act irrationally (I prefer my sci-fi to be... realistic), so all in all I give it a 6.5/10.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

All 253 of Messi's La Liga Goals

In chronological order and with the name of the team he scored against (date and final score would also have been appreciated, but we'll have to do with this).

On Saturday 22nd of November 2014 Lionel Messi broke the La Liga record of 251 goals scored held by Telmo Zarra since 1955. Taking into account that he is only 27, it is safe to say that, as long as he continues to play in Spain, he will break the record almost every week.

Here's hoping the video stays up and is not taken down by stupid copyright claims.

By Year:
1. 2004-05: 1 Goal
2. 2005-06: 6 Goals (7)
3. 2006-07: 14 Goals (21)
4. 2007-08: 10 Goals (31)
5. 2008-09: 23 Goals (54)
6. 2009-10: 34 Goals (88)
7. 2010-11: 31 Goals (119)
8. 2011-12: 50 Goals (169)
9. 2012-13: 46 Goals (215)
10. 2013-14: 28 Goals (243)
11. 2014-15: 10* Goals (253*)

(copied from user sriranjant)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Who Wants To Be A Cheater

I recently came across the story of how, in 2001, three people tried to cheat on the UK version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?". And they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those pesky kids they hadn't been greedy.

The main character is the player, Charles Ingram, and his accomplices were his wife, and a player in waiting.

Here is how it unfolded from the UK programme "Tonight" split on Youtube in five parts.
It's fascinating and captivating to watch.

Part 1o5

Part 2o5

Part 3o5

Part 4o5

Part 5o5


Saturday, November 15, 2014

GIF Compilation #6 (20 GIFs)

As always, be patient.
Let them load.

Let's start off again with a gif from a movie.

1. Buster Keaton in "The Bell Boy" (1918)

2. Carrefour... sorry, Parkour



4.  Jello bouncing at 6200fps

5. Wave

6. How many arms does this guy have?!


7. How many legs does this moose have?

8. Horse jumps

9. Table shield

10. World's greatest fruit bat gathering in the Congo

11. Clouds over Lincoln, Nebraska

12. New Zealand

It doesn't embed well. Just click and enjoy it here.

(also video, it's at 1:45)

13. French navy ship battles heavy waves

It doesn't embed well. Just click and enjoy it here.

(also video)

14. That's one way to put it out ...


15. Paper airplane...

16. If you look closely there's a kid waving from 11A...

17. Shock diamonds

Looks fake, but it's totally real.

(video) (1:30)

18. Perfectly looped

19. Oh shiiiii....

20. Impressive

(source) (for most of these)

Also checkout: GIF Compilation #1, GIF Compilation #2, GIF Compilation #3, GIF compilation #4, GIF compilation #5

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shia LaBeouf - The Musical

Shia LaBeouf is one crazy motherf*****.

I've hated him ever since I saw him in the first Transformers movie.
It was already crappy enough without him.

So I was quite surprised that I actually enjoyed this performance based on his person.

Also... so that's how you pronounce LaBeouf...


Friday, November 7, 2014

Too Many Cooks

I'll just leave this here...

From the source: "This aired at 4:00 AM on Adult Swim between infomercials earlier this week, not listed on cable guides or anywhere else."



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Great Footage From Camera Set Under A Moving Train

The guy used one of those... you know... cameras that... you know... go... and then.. they pro.. or something like that.

It's very interesting how the tracks take the pressure and how that wooden beam just goes up and down.

Go to 0:53 if you can't be bothered to see the build-up. 

According to some of the comments from the source, the 75mph (120km/h) claim is probably wrong and it is 70mph (112km/h) at best.


Mount Ontake Volcanic Eruption Footage

Nowadays, with practically everyone having a camera in their pocket we can record natural phenomena of which we only had descriptions in the past.

Recently, I posted amazing footage of Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupting (fortunately recorded from a safe distance).

Below, amazing footage from Japan from the recent eruption of Mount Ontake on the 27th of September 2014. The ash cloud is seen heading towards hikers.

The person filming this was not harmed as he was further away from the point of eruption and hopefully he and his co-hikers won't have breathing issues in the future because of this.

From Wikipedia:

"There were no significant earthquakes that might have warned authorities in the lead up to the phreatic eruption - caused by ground water flashing to steam in a hydrothermal explosion. The mountain is a popular tourist attraction for hikers, being considered good for beginner climbers and relatively safe, and the weather was also good, so there were several hundred people on its slopes at the time."

Unfortunately, 57 people have been confirmed dead due to the eruption.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Whites Only Laundry

It says that this was published in January 2013, but I have the feeling I first saw it a long long time ago.
I'm probably mistaken.

Whatever the case, I believe I can rightfully label it a classic.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Are You Kidding Me?" (supercut)

I haven't posted a supercut in some time.

Caution! Some strong language.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Obligatory Halloween Post

Since Halloween is nearly upon us, here's one of the better pranks I've seen recently.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Truth About Combat in Medieval Armour

That's armor for my American friends.

All these years TV and movies tricked me into thinking that medieval armour was heavy and uncomfortable.

Recently, Game of Thrones tricked me into believing that no matter how much armour you put on, someone strong enough wielding a sword will easily cut you in half.

In this video by the Musée National du Moyen-Âge in Paris, France, two men dress in 15th century armour and show that they don't lose much flexibility and that killing your opponent in battle required more than such mindless sword swipes.

Imagine all that noise in the battlefield though...


Russian Soldier Rescues Cat... But Barely...

This video is apparently a classic in Russia.

It occurred in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod in 2001, where a cat named Barsik got stuck on a tree. In stepped soldier Igor Novikov to perform the rescue.

I recommend turning the closed captions (cc button) on in this one, so that you can understand what is being said (although what is happening in the video can be followed without them too).

The cat was probably trying to avoid him in the first place...


Saturday, October 18, 2014

NFL with British Commentary

Actually... this game of handmelon (aka handegg) makes more sense when this British bloke describes it.

Thug Life Starts Early

Caution! Some strong language.

They're thugs.
What can you do?!

Here are five prime examples of thugs in the making.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Baby Elephants in Distress

Filmed in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.
A young elephant fell into a waterhole and couldn't get out.
It would have certainly died if these guys (ATE, Amboseli Trust for Elephants) hadn't been there.

From the video "about" section:

"We rescued this young eight months old calf early this week. Luckily the report came in early in the morning and we were able to get there quick before the mother was forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle. It was a happy ending as we were able to reunite the calf with her mother, Zombe."

Look at it run!

In a somewhat less distressing video, this baby elephant got into some trouble at the Zurich Zoo.
The response by the adults was extremely prompt.

Look at them run!

(source & source)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oddly Satisfying Video Game Racing at 60fps

I am not exactly certain as to which game this is (if it is a game).

In any case, the way I understand it, this guy drove a (rendered obviously) Koenigsegg Agera around the track approximately 1000 times and recorded each one. He tried to go as fast as possible and as a result many cars were lost. He then combined them all together in this rather satisfying 60fps clip.

Or in his words:

"Rendered with highest quality in 60, 120 and 240 fps with 25x antialias and 25x DoF so i hope you like this :) (whole video is in 60 fps)Its little different from normal k-projects, its a easy trail map. I like to see the cars "spread" so i saved almost every replay that went overboard. i dont know how many cars that accually finished the map maybe 100? :DFastest time is 1:04:33 i drove with all cars showing (up to 700, then it started to bug and the cars i saved started before the other cars, so i hade to remove these..) 150 closest cars showing when i drove, so i could fill in where it needed) and i allways tried to drive fast thats why many cars went overboard, its kinda hard to see the car amongst so many.Big thanks to the koenigsegg creator sweden power ftw! :D"


Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Worst Pain Known to Man?

Caution! Viewer discretion is advised. Videos of men in severe pain.

The bullet ant (Paraponera clavata) is a species of ant which inhabits areas ranging from Central (Nicaragua) to South America (Paraguay). It has an extremely painful sting, which according to some victims, resembles the feeling of having been shot, hence the name bullet ant.

I'll let Wikipedia explain it further:

"The pain caused by this insect's sting is purported to be greater than that of any other hymenopteran, and is ranked as the most painful according to the Schmidt sting pain index, given a "4+" rating, above the tarantula hawk wasp. It is described as causing "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".

"The Satere-Mawe people of Brazil use intentional bullet ant stinging as part of their initiation rites to becoming a warrior. The ants are first rendered unconscious by submerging them in a natural sedative, and then hundreds of them are woven into a glove made of leaves (which resembles a large oven mitt), stingers facing inward. When the ants regain consciousness, a boy slips the glove onto his hand.

The goal of this initiation rite is to keep the glove on for a full 10 minutes. When finished, the boy's hand and part of his arm are temporarily paralyzed because of the ant venom, and he may shake uncontrollably for days. The only "protection" provided is a coating of charcoal on the hands, supposedly to confuse the ants and inhibit their stinging. To fully complete the initiation, boys must go through the ordeal a total of 20 times over the course of several months or even years."

First off, here's a video from National Geographic concerning the construction of the gloves (starts around 1:04).

Next up, white guys doing a ritual that doesn't concern them.

This guy took it pretty well (at least while wearing the gloves).
Not as well as the natives, but pretty well.

This guy (Hamish) on the other hand, hadn't done his homework.
Nor did his friend (Andy) who obviously thinks it's just an act at first.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Synchronized Knuckle Cracking

Ever wondered what it would sound like if a few thousand people cracked their knuckles at the same time? And in a room with good acoustics?

Well, here it is.

As a fan of knuckle cracking, I approve.

By the way, did you know that it is completely unsubstantiated that knuckle cracking can have ill effects, such as arthritis?

In fact, a certain Dr. Donald L. Unger of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, received a Medicine Ig Nobel prize in 2009 for his 1998 paper titled "Does knuckle cracking lead to arthritis of the fingers?".

In it, he investigated a possible cause of arthritis of the fingers, by diligently cracking the knuckles of his left hand — but never cracking the knuckles of his right hand — every day for more than sixty (60) years. He found none.

Now, that's devotion.


Can You... Bear To Watch?

Sorry about that. Couldn't resist.

A couple of years ago (wow, time is passing so annoyingly fast...) I posted a video of a Canadian runner's encounter with a Grizzly bear. Fortunately for him, the bear wasn't interested.

Here are two more videos of people getting too close to bears.
First, this guy obviously has balls of steel.
Also... wait for it...

Now, this second one is just plain stupid. A definite nope in my book.
All sorts of wrong could have gone down.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Amazing Waterspout Footage from Greece

Amazing footage of a waterspout (tornado over water) caught in 2009 by a tourist at the beautiful beach of Egremni on the Greek island of Lefkada.

Don't be fooled though.
65%-80% of tornadoes worldwide occur in the USA.
Hank Green, host of the SciShow explains "why tornadoes hate America".

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This'll Increase Your Appetite

After stumbling upon this rather satisfying ad by Marks & Spencer:

I found these four equally satisfying ads made by the same people, this time for French coffee company Carte Noire.


JAUNE (Yellow)


VERT (Green)

ROSE (Pink)

I believe the term for this is food p*rn.


Awkward Star Wars

The final throne room scene, but without the music.

You can hear a pin drop (among other things...).

And here's the original for comparison.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Volcano Erupting in Papua New Guinea

Great footage of the August 29th 2014 eruption of Mount Tavurvur located on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

You can see the shock wave in the movement of the clouds.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

GIF Compilation #5 (20 GIFs)

Starting again with the movie Top Secret!

As always, be patient.
Let them load.

1. Dring dring

2. Gravity defying... oh wait!

3. Nature's fireworks over Copenhagen

4. Japanese fireworks


5. Took the bait

6. ...


7. Interesting tactic...

8. I hope those weren't too expensive

9. Poor bird

10. So close...

11. ...

12. Hollywood, you fake

13. ...


14. ...


15. Dat celebration

16. Literal island hopping

17. Just a guy playing with his fish (a Midas cichlid)

18. Just a girl playing with her fish (a great white shark)

19. Ad infinitum

20. ...

(source) (for most of these)

Also checkout GIF Compilation #1, GIF Compilation #2, GIF Compilation #3, GIF compilation #4

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Different Type of Mexican Standoff

Freddie Wong collaborates with the comedic duo of Key and Peele to produce this take on the Mexican standoff.

("What's a Mexican standoff?", I hear you say)

Watch for some guest stars you might recognize (if you've been following this blog) at the end.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Duck Whisperer

More like... the duck shouter.

Still, better than the army unit I served in.

By the way... it's 2014.
Stop recording these with a potato!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Humans Need Not Apply

Youtube know-it-all C.G.P. Grey

(just kidding, his videos are informative and well-researched)

discusses, in his newest video, the future of human labour, in light of the rapid advancement of technology (informatics and robotics in particular) that threatens to extinguish a wide array of jobs, without at the same time creating enough new ones.

Immense food for thought.

Let's hope that at least some of the people elected to govern have began devising 99%-friendly plans for the major social changes that are coming.

There will surely be centers of power which will attempt to sustain the status quo, but how will the capitalist/consumerist model be able to continue existing when a huge percentage of the population won't be earning wages that would allow them to spend?

Unless everyone (regardless of their employment status) is provided a basic income that would allow them to at least survive and why not, do even more...

Technology itself (e.g. cheap, abundant, clean energy - cheap 3D printers capable of reproducing almost anything - etc.) might (and hopefully will) solve many of the upcoming problems.

Also, with all this advancement of computers and robots, let's hope Skynet doesn't become self-aware. But if it does, let's hope it likes us.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


"Kiwi!" is an animation created in 2006 by then New York City School of Visual Arts student Dony Permedi for his Master's thesis.

It is an internet classic with more than 36 million views on Youtube.

Definitely worth the watch (it may not be in HD, but it has substance).

Kiwi from Dony Permedi on Vimeo.


Monday, August 11, 2014

John Cena Prank Call

Norfolk (Virginia) radio station Z104's Z Morning Zoo radio show made one of the best pranks I have ever heard!

(Caution: some NSFW language)


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sudden Hailstorm on Siberian Beach

Yeah... I've got Siberia associated with many words in my mind (cold, empty, huge, etc.), but beach is definitely not one of them.

In any case, I suppose if you live in the large Siberian city of Novosibirsk (third most populous city in Russia), and are thus thousands of kilometres from the nearest decent beach, then the banks of the river Ob might sound like a good idea for a warm July day (Novosibirsk has an average high of 25.4oC in July actually).

So, just a few weeks ago, river beach goers were having fun at the river Ob when suddenly a severe hailstorm erupted.

That lady at the end... what was she thinking?

The "beach" is here by the way (or check out the image below).

From what I can see Novosibirsk is connected to Chalkidiki via Astra Airlines every summer.
I recommend to the people of Novosibirsk to take that flight and forget Ob beach.


Kansas vs Arkansas

A common query among non-American English speakers is why Arkansas is not pronounced like Kansas, but with an "Ar" in front.

Apparently, there is a French connection to the two different pronunciations.

Also, from Wikipedia 1 & 2.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Family Feud Lasts Only 3 Minutes

Without all the BS, that is.

We've seen it before on this blog with "Deal or No Deal"

Hmmm.... some BS did manage to trickle through.
So, in reality, it's probably even shorter than 3 minutes.