This is a video of Youtuber olclops pranking his 13-year old daughter with a fake rejection letter to the visual arts magnet high school of her dreams because she cheated at Mario Kart. Well, she didn't just cheat at Mario Kart, she unpaused the game when he was out of the room -- that's actually a step beyond cheating. Then he gives her the real acceptance letter (but did he know it wasn't a rejection letter prior to that?) and the video ends with everybody happy and cheering, just like never happens in real life.
Keep going for the video. Also, congratulations on the acceptance.
AMC Theaters has announced they'll be holding a 31+ hour Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie marathon in participating locations prior to the April 27th release of Avengers: Infinity War. It's not clear which of Marvel's 18 MCU movies will be played during the marathon, or if they all will be (it would take over 34 hours to watch the sixteen titles up through Spider Man: Homecoming, not including Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther). That sounds like a fun time, doesn't it? No word if there will awards given for most popcorn eaten or soda drank during that time, but hopefully they'll at least give one out for fewest bathroom breaks because of all the people I know, I'm definitely the one coolest with sitting in a diaper full of his own pee. "You're doing it now, aren't you?" I'm doing it right now!
Thanks to Matt, who agrees your ass is going to have never been asleeper than it will be after this marathon.
This is a video demonstration of the multiplayer augmented reality version of Street Fighter II (aka Real World Warrior Edition) built by game developer Abhishek Singh. Obviously it looks like the controls and player moves have been simplified, but the potential is there. Personally, I can't wait till I can settle disputes with friends with a match of augmented reality Street Fighter II instead of the usual pistol duel. I'm a quick draw, and I'm running out of friends.
Keep going for the whole video, complete with bonus stage at the end.
In other great physicist news, this is a short video of a guy blowing a vape cloud in front of an oncoming metro train (hereby known as Vapes On A Train) so we can all see the way the cloud is displaced as the train goes speeding by. It's basically the same experiment conducted by this stud in front of a truck on a bridge, although I think his was actually the better example. Whatever the case, it's just nice to know there are still people out there living life to the fullest.
Keep going for the whole video, but the gif should really be good enough. Also, why do these guys always look so smug with themselves? You blew vape in front of a vehicle, you didn't make a half-court shot to win a lifetime supply of Dr. Pepper.
In honor of the late, great Stephen Hawking, here's a clip of his cameo from the Star Trek: The Next Generation season six episode 'Descent, Part 1', playing poker with Data and Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein (it's actually Data playing with holodeck simulations of the three). They discuss the curvature of space-time and Newton's apple story while Data and Isaac fold, then Hawking smokes Einstein (who was convinced he was bluffing) with four-of-a-kind, much to Albert's chagrin. Oh, that Stephen! I bet he changed the cards in his hand with his mind. Rest in peace.
This is a historical drama trailer edited together from clips from Monty Python And The Holy Grail (which actually had its world premier in Los Angeles on this day, March 14th, in 1975) by Youtuber Testudo Aubreii for a 'cross genre trailer' school editing project. He did a great job and I would definitely watch that. Of course I'd watch just about anything and probably hold the record for most hours spent watching the TV Guide channel. "Is that the only channel you get?" Please *putting on cool guy shades* It's the only channel I NEED. *taking off cool guy shades* But yes also it's the only one I get.
This is a short Facebook video from Tastemade of a cheeseburger lookalike complete with condiments (is the giant white part supposed to be the patty?) being made entirely out of different kinds of cheese, then being melted in an oven along with some fries. Pork chop sandwiches! "My God did that smell good." High-five. Obviously, it's the perfect last meal for the person who's about to attempt the world record for flying around the world three times without refueling and doesn't want to poop for a week. You know, I did the same thing with a ten pound wheel of extra aged gouda once. "How'd that work out for you?" Let's just say when I was finally able to go, all the king's horses and all the king's men-- "Couldn't put your anus back together again?" What? No. Were long dead. It took years.
This is the £50 (~$70) Star Wars Darth Vader Stovetop Kettle available from The Fowndry. It holds 1.7 liters, looks like a minimalist Darth Vader helmet with a lightsaber for a handle, and whistles when the water inside boils. Obviously, it's perfect for those who like their coffee on the darker side. You know, some days I don't know how I do it. I type something into a box, then I crack my knuckles and lean back in my chair to reread it, and I have a small crisis while thinking to myself, 'Could I even get any stupider?' Obviously the answer is a crystal clear 'no' until I write the next article and surprise myself all over again.