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.