Friday, January 31, 2014

A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

So, on Sunday, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. That is number 48 for anyone who doesn't know how to count in Roman numerals (which should be about 99% of the US population, and yet for some weird reason that is exactly how they write it every year).

How interesting. Two historyless teams companies franchises, which can relocate at a moment's notice if they smell profit (we've seen it happening in the NBA with teams such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Hornets Pelicans thanks for proving my point appearing out of nowhere) will battle it out for who will be the winner of this year's four month long season (yes, four month long, September to December, with only a few teams continuing in January, playing a maximum of three games in that month, before two play at the Super Bowl in February). When I asked a colleague why the season is so short, I got the reply that the game takes its toll on players so they can't play more than that. Yes. They play 16 games in 4 months the poor little millionaires. Their fancy helmets and shoulder pads are just decorative it seems.

What's even stupider is that many people can't wait for this spectacle to begin so that they can watch... the advertisements. Each 30-second clip costs 4 million dollars this year.  

I don't really care about this crap.

Regardless, Bad Lip Reading came out of its hibernation recently with a new clip inspired by the NFL. Their previous clip had come out around this time last year. Here they are both. Enjoy.

Apparently, stupid and crappy beards (many of the Amish type) are in fashion with these players. Too many knocks on the head obviously. I'm beginning to believe that it really does take a toll.

Monday, January 27, 2014

GIF Compilation #2 (20 GIFs)

15 was good, but 20 is better.

Be patient. 
Let them load.

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4. Nightmare fuel.

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6. Jeremy cares.

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11. "Don't worry", they said. "There are plenty of fish in the sea", they said...

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14. ...

15. White men can't... dunk?!


16. ...

17. Parenting level 5000 

18. For science!

 (I was sure someone would have done this)

19. And I don't even remember what I ate for lunch yesterday...


20. Cirque du Soleil 

(source) (for most of these)

Also, check out GIF Compilation #1

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Ice Balls of Lake Michigan

It is a particularly cold night here and I thought I'd post something related.

Just a couple of weeks ago, during the previous appearance of the polar vortex, someone posted these ice balls that had appeared in lake Michigan.

Apparently, they are created when "small fragments of floating ice act like seeds, with layers upon layers of supercooled lake water freezing around them as the balls churn in the waves. Wind then pushes the ice concretions onshore."


Monday, January 20, 2014

How To Deal With Slow Walkers

This post has nothing to do with the "Walking Dead".  :p

This is how you should deal with uninfected slow walkers if you're ever in Japan.

Should work pretty well in the Netherlands too.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Look At This Very Clever Dog

I just needs to have the chicken nuggets.

From the poster:

"Lucy is always getting into trouble. Everyday when we got home the chair is moved and little foot prints are on the counter. Sometimes food would be missing. I always wondered how she moved the chair. A few weeks before we had company over. I had made a filet roast. We were in the other room. I was looking at my friend his jaw was wide open. He says dude your dog is in the oven. I ran into the kitchen. Lucy was on the large oven door, chowing down on our dinner. So a few weeks later I was cleaning out the freezer found some old chicken nuggets. I had decided to set up Lucy. I set up the camera on a tripod pointing at the small toaster oven. Put the chicken nuggets in the oven turned the oven on for 12 minutes and left for the grocery store. 40 minutes later, I came home with pan on the floor. Gotcha !!!!!" 

Of course there's a slight chance she might have caused a fire, but... she's so smart that she would have put it out. Right???


Monday, January 6, 2014

What Condition 1 Weather in Antarctica Looks Like

We're expecting some pretty bad weather for the next two days here where I am.
Temperatures are going to drop significantly, falling to -25oC at some point.
In Minnesota it's going to reach -50oC, but -25oC is already too much for someone not used to it.

At least the situation isn't going to be like what they face in Antarctica during condition 1 weather.

Condition 1 weather, as I've learnt from Wikipedia, means:
Windspeed over 55 knots (60 mph / 96kmh)
Visibility less than 100 feet (30 meters)
Wind chill below −100 °F (−73 °C)
Description: Dangerous conditions; outside travel is not permitted.
And this is what it looks like. Filmed at McMurdo station, Antarctica.

I'm surprised they're separated from the outside environment by just two pretty normal-looking doors.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013 Vine Compilation

Happy new year!

Idiotic? Egotistic? Works of genius?
Who cares? Some are downright hilarious.

It's 23 minutes long, but trust me, there are quite a few good ones in there.