Note: Almost constant profanity, just the way I like it.
This is a video compilation created by Daughter Of The Year nominee Kylie Moy, who repeatedly filmed herself scaring the shit out of her father with a little handheld confetti pistol over the course of a couple weeks. Who purposefully scares somebody with a knife in their hand?! That ain't right. This poor man clearly deserves a vacation. Same goes for yours truly. I can't even remember the last time I had a proper vacation, but it was definitely before you were born provided you're still not tall enough to ride most roller coasters.
With the Oscars just a couple weeks away (I already put my tuxedo t-shirt in the hamper to make sure it gets washed in time, which it probably won't), this is a video of clips from all previous Best Animated Feature winners (beginning in 2001 when the category was instituted), as well as this year's nominees. Surprisingly, I've actually seen every single one of these movies (except all of this year's nominees). That's rare for me. "Do you want a cookie?" Do you have any donuts? So, which one is your favorite? They're all so good. I had forgotten Spirited Away won. I'm probably going to watch that one again this weekend. Also, $100 says The Incredibles 2 wins the category the next four years.
This is a video of Youtuber Pikasprey Yellow challenging himself to beat the original Pokemon Red/Blue for Game Boy with only a Ditto he hacked into the game as a level 5 starter Pokemon (and using no items in battle). He explains his methodology for the run at the beginning of the video starting around 1:30 (including needing Pokemon with HM moves to progress the story at times but making sure these are unconscious in battle). Man, the things people come up with to challenge themselves. Personally, getting out of bed in the morning is challenge enough for me. "How's that working out for you?" Please, just one more hour. I swear I'll get up by Jeopardy. "At 7PM?" I meant Wheel Of Fortune.
This is a video of Ryan Calme demonstrating all the steps required (there are a lot of them) to open the extremely complicated puzzle box he built for his father. It's got everything: cyphers, enigmatic symbols, magnets, electronics, gears, hidden compartments, AND MORE. Sure it's nothing one well-placed blow from a hammer couldn't solve, but what fun would that be? "Tons." Heck yeah, my middle name isn't Hammersmash for no reason. "Wait -- your middle name is Hammersmash?" Well it will be as soon as the court approves it. "What was it before?" Lovestocuddle. "Interesting." I thought it would give me a leg-up on dating websites.
Keep going for the video. Oh, and you can find all the files to build your own if you're interested on GitHub HERE.
The Harlem Globetrotters recently teamed up with Georgia Tech's College Of Industrial Design to build this gigantic trick-shot making Rube Goldberg machine. That looks like it would have been a fun project to be a part of. I don't remember doing anything even half as fun in college. "Do you even remember college?" Unfortunately, just like the snapshot of my ass I tried taking with one of the disposable cameras they'd placed on everyone's tables at the last wedding reception I attended, it's all a blur.
Keep going for the video, complete with soundtrack created by Georgia Tech's College of Music.
Note: First video contains screaming, keep your volume chill.
These are two videos from two different developers who used Apple's ARKit to make an augmented reality Sadako/Samara crawl out of a television, just like in The Ring. Pretty clever/terrifying. Now if I could just sneak this into the hands of my girlfriend when we're watching our shows one night, that would be great. She'd probably hit the ceiling. Then smash the television. Thank goodness I purchased the two year warranty from Best Buy. "No, you bought Playstation games instead." Honey, quick -- give me back the phone. *screaming, ceiling fan and electronics breaking* Fudgebuckets!
These are the $130 Turbo Jetts from Razor (of scooter fame), motorized wheel attachments for your shoes. They're like those Heelys that were so popular years ago that they heartbreakingly never made in my size, except with an 80-watt electric motor in one heel that can speed you up to 10MPH for 30 minutes on a charge. Don't tell my mom but I'm already saving for a pair!
Like any motorized "rideable," there's a learning curve before you can cruise on Turbo Jetts. A company representative told me it should only take a few hours to find your balance and get the hang of how they feel.
They fit U.S. kid shoes up to size 12 and U.S. adult shoes up to 12 as well.
Its max weight limit is 176 pounds.
Wait -- a max weight limit of 176 pounds?! Well isn't that some shit. Who wears a size 12 and only weighs 176 pounds? Somebody who needs to eat more cheeseburgers. Still, this is probably the best reason I've ever had to actually exercise and eat right to lose some weight. "I explicitly told you that you were going to die soon if you didn't. " Whatever, doc, I'm doing it for the Turbo Jetts. Or maybe I could just replace the motor with a more powerful one...
This is a short video of the Teslonda in action, an early 80's Honda Accord that's been modded with (among other things) a Tesla electric powertrain built with pieces salvaged from a Tesla model S and X, and a Chevy Volt battery. It does 0 - 60 in 2.7 seconds, and sounds like an R/C car the entire time. I feel like electric car manufacturers need to start adding some speakers under the hood that blare sound effects when they're running so they don't sound so whirly. Or maybe I'll start my own aftermarket business selling them! Maybe like the sound of a lion roaring or something. "Or a dragon breathing fire!" I mean my idea was better but yours isn't bad and I will include it in my sound effect catalog with zero credit to you.