Impressionist Does 20 Different Celebrity Voices As Face Deepfakes From One Person To The Next

October 16, 2019

This is a worthwhile video of impressionist Jim Meskimen reading 'Pity The Poor Impressionist' (a poem he wrote about what it's like being an impressionist) in twenty different celebrity voices as his face transform from one celebrity's to the next thanks to the terrifying power of deepfake technology. If I didn't know any better I'd swear he really did transform into all those people. "Do you know better, GW?" THIS MAN IS A CHAMELEON.

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Wheel Of Fortune Contestant Jokes Family During Introduction

October 16, 2019

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This is a short video of Wheel Of Fortune contestant and migratory hair example Blair Davis joking his family hard during his introduction on the show with a "I've been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last twelve years to an old battle axe named Kim, she cursed my life with three stepchildren named Star, RJ, and Ryan, and I have one rotten grandson." He immediately backtracks though and admit he loves them "like nobody's business." Well it's certainly none of mine. Personally, I would not have backtracked. I would have just pounded my fist at the end for emphasis then spun the wheel so hard it took off like a UFO. Of course I'd never be on Wheel Of Fortune in the first place because I suck at letters and words. "It shows." It really does, doesn't it?

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But Why?: Limited Edition Coca-Cola Flavored Tic Tacs

October 16, 2019

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These are the limited edition Coca-Cola flavored Tic Tacs, allegedly made with real Coca-Cola. Is that uh, is that a flavor somebody really wants for a breath mint? Are Tic-Tacs even breath mints? I feel like if you've got a case of the shit breaths, a Tic-Tac isn't gonna cut it.
I've always just treated them like candy and shook an entire container of the orange ones in my mouth at once. You know, like a normal person. I'm pretty sure that's one of the shared human experiences. "I've never done that." THEN YOU HAVEN'T LIVED. Or *inconspicuously prepping tranq dart* maybe you aren't human.

Thanks to Linc, who agrees Tic-Tac should have teamed up with Altoids to make some actual breath mints instead.

Rare Footage Of Humpback Whales Creating Bubble Nets To Capture Prey

October 16, 2019

This is a fascinating video (including drone footage, as well as footage from cameras suction cupped to the actual animals) of a group of humpback whales swimming in spirals underwater while releasing bubbles to form tubular bubble nets and trap prey inside, which they then gather in their giant mouths by swimming up through the column. And speaking of giant mouths *peers over cubicle wall to make sure nobody is listening* me. I'm a gossiper. Plus if there's nothing juicy going around the office I just make stuff up and say I overheard it in the bathroom while I was straining on the toilet, which makes it that much more believable.

Keep going for the *putting on cool guy snorkeling mask* whale of a good time.

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Finally, Some Slice Shaped Pizza Playing Cards

October 16, 2019

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These are the novelty Pizza Playing Cards manufactured by GAMAGO and available through Spilsbury ($10, also available in donut form complete with hole -- pic below). They come in a pizza box, are slice shaped, and have an image of a pizza on the back. Will they be easy to mark so you can cheat? Yes. But what's the fun in cheating? Oh, shucks, looks like I lost again! *unbuckling belt* "This is go fish, not strip poker." Man, I remember when game nights used to be fun.

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Oh Wow: Disney Releases A 3 Hour 18 Minute Supercut Of Everything Coming To Its Streaming Service

October 16, 2019

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This is an almost 3 hour 18 minute supercut of all the movie and TV series titles ("basically everything") that will be available through the Disney+ streaming service in the US when it's rolled out on November 12th. I'd be lying if I told you I watched the whole thing. Or even a tenth of it. Or a hundredth. As a matter of fact I didn't watch any of it, and it could just be a bootleg of Fast And Furious 6 filmed in the theater for all I know.

Keep going for the video while my girlfriend sees the post and texts me excitedly to ask if I'll buy the service for her as an early Christmas present. I'll agree, then forget to and get docked major boyfriend points.

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Humanlike Robotic Hand Solves Rubik's Cube

October 16, 2019

This is a video from the folks at OpenAI of their Dactyl dextrous robotic hand and AI software that can successfully solve a Rubik's Cube placed in its palm. In their own words while I pull a classic "Up high, down low, too slow!' on this fool:

Since May 2017, we've been trying to train a human-like robotic hand to solve the Rubik's Cube. We set this goal because we believe that successfully training such a robotic hand to do complex manipulation tasks lays the foundation for general-purpose robots. We solved the Rubik's Cube in simulation in July 2017. But as of July 2018, we could only manipulate a block on the robot. Now, we've reached our initial goal.

The future, ladies and gentlemen! Just think of all the-- "Pleasure bots." That's not what I was going to say. "What were you going to say?" Now you made me forget. "Pleasure bots?" No. "Pleasure bots?" No! "Pleasure bots?" Pleasure bots.

Keep going for the video while I take a cold shower, but only because I didn't pay my electric bill.

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A Video Comparison Of Video Game Map Sizes

October 16, 2019

This is a video created by RED SIDE visually comparing the sizes of various large video game maps (previously: another take on the same idea). It begins with the 2.75km² map of Assassins Creed: Unity, and ends with not showing a 31,700,000,000,000,000,000,000km² map of No Many's Sky. Before that is the 4,096,000,000km² map of Minecraft, and before that the 161,600km² map of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. I learned a lot by watching it. But mostly, it's not the size of your map that matters, it's how you populate what you've got. "Was that a sexual euphemism?" I certainly hope not, because I've never felt less sexy about anything I've ever written.

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