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Not Sure I Needed To See That: Video Explaining Why Cockroaches Are So Hard To Squash


This is a video explaining why cockroaches are so hard to squash, and how scientists are studying them to build better robots. I don't like cockroaches or robots, so this is all just terrible news to me. Also, why the hell is a cockroach squashing machine a real thing? Can you believe that's somebody's job? PETA is going to have a field day with this. Did you know cockroaches can squeeze through holes less than a third their body height? That makes me hate them even more. That also might explain why there are so many in my kitchen. You ever barefoot stepped on a cockroach in the middle of the night on your way to the fridge for some chocolate milk? I need to accept that my place is a shithole.

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Force Awakens In The Style Of Calvin And Hobbes, Part 2


This is another series of Star Wars: The Force Awakens comics in the style of Bill Watterson's Calvin And Hobbes (previously: the first part) by artist Brian Kesinger. If this was a Sunday comic strip, I would read it. Especially since there aren't very many words. That was always my problem with comics -- all the reading. If I wanted to read so bad I'd buy one of those rectangles with all the papers inside. "A book?" YES -- a book. What's up with those? I saw my roommate has a whole shelf of them in his bedroom.

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Whee!: OK Go's New Music Video Shot In Zero Gravity


This is the just released music video for OK Go's latest track 'Upside Down & Inside Out' (previously: their other insane music videos). It was filmed in zero gravity aboard a plane flying on an elliptic flight path (aka a Vomit Comet). Things start off normal enough, then, well, you can see from the screenshot above that shit gets pretty out of hand. Personally, I don't know how they did it -- I would have puked. I'm a puker. Whenever I brush my teeth I always brush until I start gagging and that's when I stop and try not to heave into the sink. When surveyed, four out of five dentists agreed that's not okay, and the other one was huffing laughing gas.

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Just Like The Painting: Art Institute Of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh's Bedroom, Lists On AirBnB


This is the apartment bedroom that the Art Institute Of Chicago decorated to look just like Van Gogh's painting of his bedroom in Arles, France. It was made to celebrate the Institute displaying all three different paintings he created of the room in the same museum for the first time. "IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM." They're already there, Indy, calm down.

Visitors will experience an immersive journey back to Van Gogh's Yellow House, which is located outside of the museum's campus in Chicago's neighborhood of River North. The bedroom runs for just $10 a night and is part of a larger apartment. Dates will be released through the posting monthly and fill up quickly.

Fill up quickly is probably an understatement. Fill up immediately is more like it. I just looked all the way through the end of October and every night is already booked. I guess my dream of making sweet, sweet love in Van Gogh's bedroom will have to wait for another year. Unlessssss...I hack AirBnB, get the details for everybody who's booked the room, convince one to fall in love with me in the meantime, then invite me to stay in the bedroom when it's their turn. Haha -- it's almost too easy!

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Looks Fun: Group Of People Playing Space Invaders IRL


This is a video from Rooster Teeth of a group of people playing a real life game of Space Invaders. The people playing the aliens slowly advance and throw balls trying to destroy the cardboard defenses, and the defenders move along a straight track shooting the aliens with a cannon. I would definitely pay a quarter to play that at the arcade. Maybe even fifty cents if I did all my chores this week and earned my whole allowance. I'm gonna be honest, it's not looking good though. Making my bed is hard.

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Impressive Beatboxing To iPhone's Siri Repeating 'Zero'


This is a video of beatboxing champion Heartgrey showing his skills by beatboxing over an Siri's voice repeating zero over and over after he asked her what 100-trillion to the 10th power is. Man, this guy has got some serious skills. I didn't know mouths could make all those noises. I can't even whistle and sometimes when I try to make a fart sound it sounds like a goat. I need to work on my sound skills. I need to work on a lot of things. I'm thinking about going back to school. I miss recess and the pizza in the cafeteria.

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Creepy Deaky: People Bending Over With Faces Drawn On Their Backs Look Like Weird Potato Head Trolls


This is 'Secret Friends', a photo series by AnaHell in which the subjects are bent over with a face drawn on their back, and wearing wigs sometimes. They are kind of uncomfortable to look at. Sort of like me. I'm not saying I'm a total monster, but I am saying I wear paper grocery bags over my head with different faces drawn on them to reflect my mood. Lately I mostly wear the frowny face one. Except when I sleep, then I wear the one with the eyes closed so my girlfriend doesn't think I'm staring at all night. "Your girlfriend -- the pillow with the face drawn on it?" Shhhhhhhhhhh -- she thinks she's a blanket.

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It's All In The Hips: Robotic Golfer Makes A Hole In One


This is a video of LDRIC (Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) making a hole in one at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ahahahhaha, the Waste Management Open -- I want to play in that. I want the garbage trophy. I heard instead of a green jacket you get a hobo coat and bindle. Also, could they have picked a worse name for this robot? Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry? It's just a bunch of words thrown together. LDRIC? That's awful. I would have named it Tiger Metals.

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