Sunday, December 09, 2018

Validation Attempt

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Burning the Wall Of Death

Back in 2007, crazy man Colin Furze built a motordrome, or a "Wall of Death" out of around 850 pallets. It started him on a career making YouTube videos about the strange things he builds. You can see the videos of him building it, crashing in it, and successfully riding his 70cc Honda scooter in it. Now, he decided to get rid of the "rotting pile of pallets" by sending it up in a glorious blaze, to the music oif a song written about it. (via Digg)

Time Travel Ethics

Killing baby Hitler is a popular thought experiment, but the implications of possible time travel raise a lot more questions. Once you contemplate a baby crying for "no reason" because of a stealth time traveler, you sink into the black hole of other possibilities. A couple are in the hover text and the red button at the comic site. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Sharing the Lore

The Holiday Account of Dr. Frankincense

Dr. Frankincense must confront his Christmas past before he can really enjoy the holiday. A video by professor Ray Kampf featured in his Fruitcake Fables.


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Moose Plays Ding Dong Ditch

Kyle Stultz and Allie Johnstone of Anchorage, Alaska, were awakened by the doorbell at 1:30 in the morning on Wednesday. But there was no one at the door. Who would play a prank in the middle of the long Alaskan night? A look at their security video revealed that it was a large, clueless moose that had wandered into the garage, found the space too confining, backed its butt up against their door while trying to turn around, and pressed the doorbell button. The moose managed to make a clean getaway from the scene of the crime. (via Boing Boing)

Tweet of the Day

The first comment says, "it's like the movie Speed, but with national politics instead of a bus."

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Decisions, Decisions

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Legally Blonde

The 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy is now offered to us online by YouTube Movies. Yay?

Christmas Bonus

Happy Hanukkah! (via reddit)

Star Trek: The Next Generation/First Contact Metal Cover

Enjoy Captain Meatshield's version of the theme from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the movie First Contact. I don't know if this really qualifies as metal, but it sure rocks! (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Brain Enhancement

Suddenly, enhancing one's brain doesn't seem all that great. We'd just end up magnifying those things that we hoped to get rid of. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.


Bathroom Stall Door Designed by Committee

There are two basic kinds of doors: swinging doors and sliding doors. Latches for one kind of door will not work for the other kind. But one guy in the construction team got a deal on sliding doors, and another guy got a deal on latches. Or, more likely, the same guy made both deals and didn't care. (via Digg)

Christmas Ninja

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The Genius of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

To mark the 50th anniversary of The White Album from the Beatles, YouTuber 12tone breaks down the George Harrison song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." He deconstructs every nut and bolt of the song. If you understand music theory, it's fascinating (although it goes really fast). If you don't know a thing about music, you are left with the realization that Harrison not only started out with talent, but his music grew exponentially during the Beatle years. (via Laughing Squid)

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, December 07, 2018

They Needed a Lot

A First Look at Avengers 4: Endgame

The first trailer for the conclusion to the Thanos story is here. The Marvel movie is called Endgame, and it lands in theaters in April 2019. Otherwise, they don't want to give away too much, so the trailer focuses mainly on the depression our superheroes feel after the chaos of Infinity War. But we learn that Tony Stark is about to run out of oxygen. Someone will save him, I'm sure, but there's no word on who or how. (via Digg)