An Impressive Light Up Dance Crew Performance

June 21, 2017

This is the America's Got Talent performance of dance crew Light Balance, a dance crew I assume was formed when Daft Punk banged TRON. Their dance routine and light effects were all very well choreographed, and I enjoyed watching it. Granted, I don't know anything about dancing and l'll watch just about anything. Last night I spent almost three hours watching my roommate play Call Of Duty in his underwear. "Jesus." Over FaceTime.

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Mattel Introduces Five New Ken Dolls, Each With Three Different Body Types

June 21, 2017

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This is Mattel's new 'Fashionista' line of Ken dolls (including man-bun Ken, far left). Each of the five new dolls comes in three different body types: broad, slim, and original, even though they all still look identical. Me? I have broad shoulders from carrying the world on my back. Or maybe from being a swimmer half my life. Or maybe it's just genetics, I don't know -- I rarely stop to think about things because I'm afraid of what I'll realize. The dolls cost around $10 apiece, with outfit packs going for $5. Alternatively, do what I used to do and make your own clothes for your dolls. Plus pop their heads off and put them on different bodies. I'm just saying, I did have a Titties Ken doll growing up.

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The Mars Rover Curiosity As Viewed From Mars Orbit

June 21, 2017

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Note: Larger version HERE, zoomed and enhanced (but not really) version HERE.

This is a shot of the Mars Rover Curiosity (or possibly WALL-E) captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which, if you couldn't tell by the name, orbits the red planet. The blue planet with a red Speedo and green hair? That's Captain Planet, and he can usually be found orbiting near area high schools trying to recruit new Planeteers. Apparently NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter takes several shots of Curiosity each year as it speeds by in the Martian sky. Neato.

Curiosity appears as a blue splotch amid an intimidating group of rocks, cliffs, and dark sand. When the image was taken, the probe was heading uphill to an area containing hematite outcrops. Mission controllers are continuing to look for evidence of prior habitability on the Red Planet.


If the colors in this image look exaggerated that's because they are. The deliberate contrasts are intended to show differences in Mars' surface materials, which makes the rover look bluer than it actually is.

It's still hard for me to believe we actually sent that robot to Mars and it's there now. Especially considering how we faked the moon landing. I know we faked the moon landing because if we sent people to the moon why would they ever leave? What the hell does earth have that the moon doesn't? "I don't even know where to begin." Exactly, I just blew your mind. "No....that's not it." Yes it is too, stop talking.

Thanks to Let Me Join Your Space Team, who I'm considering to let join my space team, but only if that's their real name.

Guy Performs Multi-Track Song With Every Instrument He Owns (45 In Total)

June 21, 2017

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This is a video of musician Rob Scallon (previously) performing a multi-track song he wrote using every instrument he owns. A list of all the instruments, the majority of which are some form of guitar:

Electric drumset, Signature 8 string, Signature 8 string prototype, Stiletto 5 string bass, 2 string bass, 9 string, Chowny bass, Fender P bass, Fretless bass, U-bass, 7 string, Ghost Fret, Omen 8, Tradition guitar, Washburn, Double neck, Electric cello, Fender Strat, Hockey stick, Hotrod Chapman, Shovel, Signature 6 string, Theremin, Sitar, Berimbau, Cowbell, Idiopan, Recorder, 12 string acoustic, Balalaika, Bear Bells, Dean Uke, Guild acoustic (in recording. Borrowed guitar on screen), Harmonica, Harp, Nylon string, Purple cello, Slide whistle, Upright bass, Xylophone, Banjo, Acoustic electric banjo, Guitarlele, Uke small, Uke medium

Impressive. And not to steal Rob's thunder or anything (except I absolutely will steal it just like Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave to humankind, although I won't be giving anything away and intend to use my stolen thunder for pure evil), but I just wrote and performed a song with every instrument I own. I call it 'The Sound Of Silence'. "You don't own any instruments, do you?" No I do not.

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I Taste A Party!: Edible Bubble-Blowing Solution You Can Mix With Alcohol

June 21, 2017

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BubbleLick is a non-toxic, edible bubble-blowing solution you can mix with your favorite beverage to create bubbles that taste way better than the regular soapy ones we've both been eating our entire lives.

Perfect for birthday, parties, wedding & all events, fun for kids, adults and even your pets


The only bubbles for all occasions, imagine orange juice, vodka, cognac, rum, Gatorade bubbles

Promote learning, creativity, interaction and experimentation by testing different beverages

You can pick up a six-pack of BubbleLick solution for around $13 on Amazon. Or don't, having fun is entirely up to you. Obviously, this is the section of Willy Wonka's factory I'm most interested in visiting.

Thanks to lizzy, who eats bubble bath bubbles by the handful. Me? I use them to give myself a wizard beard.

Am I In The Matrix?: Trippy Interactive Projection Mapped Room

June 21, 2017

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This is a video demonstration of the 'mixed reality' room built by creative studio THÉORIZ. The room uses a virtual reality tracking system to track a person's movement, and real-time projection mapping to change the environment as the person walks around. It looks fun. And by looks fun I mean it gave me vertigo and I don't even get vertigo. Or motion sickness. *wink* I'm saying I don't get motion sick. "Are you trying to tell me something?" Let me just spell it out for you: I'm great on cruises and water beds in case you were looking for some special company.

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What The Hell Was That?: River Monsters Go Nuts When Man Bails Out Boat

June 21, 2017

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This is a video from (where else?) Florida of a man bailing rainwater out of his boat and disturbing the local river monsters. Just what the hell were those things? Catfish? Gators? Somebody said they were manatees. Were they manatees? WERE THEY MERMAIDS? "Definitely not mermaids." You can't say that, you can't even see them in the video. Maybe they were all topless and just didn't want to flash the camera, did you ever think of that? "No." Well maybe you should start. "Start what?" A secret club, but you have to name me second in command. Hurry though, I want to be able to add that to my dating profile so I can brag about it.

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Heroes Do Exist: Guy Skimboards Across Entire Pool, Chugs Beer

June 21, 2017

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Presumably to celebrate the summer solstice, this is a video of skimboarding world champ Austin Keen skimboarding across the length of a Cabo San Lucas hotel pool, then chugging a beer. *shrug* I guess everybody celebrates the summer solstice differently. Me and my friends? Well first I like to pretend they exist, then we all get together and carve skulls into the trunk of a tree and have a barbecue. A human barbecue. MWAHAHAHAHA! No but seriously just tofu dogs and quinoa burgers.

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