This is a video from Josh Irvine of Glasgow, Scotland starring his dad who, after being told his bag was over the weight limit at the airport, started putting on the shirts he had inside until it was an acceptable weight -- about fifteen shirts in total. Hey, whatever works. Personally I would have just tied a bunch of helium balloons to my penis so it was floating and I weighed less. "How is that gonna make your bag lighter?" Oh is that what this was about?
This is a video from a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the town of San Juan de Aragón, Mexico of a mock battle involving a tiny cannon that packs such a punch when its shot that it drags one of its handlers to the ground behind it. You know I was thinking just the other day I wish I took part in more celebrations that involve mock battles with cannons and rifles and less that involve making my dogs wear party hats and try to bark 'For He's A Jolly Good Fellow'. Which I'm not really, just for the record.
Keep going for the full video, complete with some rifle action after the cannon.
These are several videos from Bakersfield, California of a guard cat causing a Clark Pest Control salesman to crash into the front door of a home on his Segway, almost taking out a giant metal rooster sculpture in the process. Gosh, I hope this man up to date on his tetanus shot, especially if he plans on having sex with a Transformer later. "Why would he do that?" Why would he ride a Segway?
Keep going for videos of the crash from two different angles, as well as a shot from the roof of the man coming and going.
"Brakes?! What is it -- a car? GREEN ENERGY ISN'T REAL." -- somebody's embarrassing uncle
This is a video from Palm Springs, California of a wind turbine spinning freely during high winds after its brakes have failed. Oh so they aren't supposed to spin that fast? I just assumed energy production was at MAX LEVELS.
"A wind machine ran away during high winds. The brakes failed and the unit caught fire and ran unstopped until one blade failed several hours later. The sound could be heard miles away."
Oh man, where's the video of the blade failing? I would have liked to see that. On a side note, I've seen some of these wind turbines up close and personal and you just can't appreciate how ridiculously giant they are until you're standing under one looking up, fantasizing about looking down holding a bed sheet parachute.
Keep going for the video, which is really just a whole lot of the same.
This is a compilation video of a bunch of different cookie cutter designs being made, both being pressed by hand, and hydraulics. I don't know what it is, but there's just something oddly satisfying about watching the process. Maybe it's how perfectly precise the pieces press together? I can honestly say I have a newfound appreciation for cookie cutters now, and I guarantee this Christmas season when I'm at the store with my girlfriend and she's looking at purchasing new some holiday cookie cutters, I won't just think about what great penis ornaments they would make. I mean it'll still be my first thought, it just won't be my only thought.
Because not everyone was meant to survive the Fourth Of July, this is a video of an idiot/daredevil igniting a powerful firework under the metal trashcan he's standing on top of. Things go about how I expected them to, although not how I hoped for them to. I hoped that on a clear enough night, we'd still be able to see this moron streaking across the pitch black sky like a shooting star. Did you make a wish? "I wished he'd broken both his arms instead." Yeah...
Keep going for the video, which is value add due to the amateur videographer's laugh.
Introducing Barbie as David Bowie. In a definitive celebration of two pop culture icons, Barbie honors the ultimate pop chameleon, English singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie, whose dramatic musical transformations continue to influence and inspire. Dressed as Bowie's fantastic sci-fi alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, in the iconic metallic 'space suit' with red and blue stripes, flared shoulders and Bowie's signature cherry-red platform boots. Special details include bold makeup -- featuring the famed astral sphere forehead icon -- and a hairstyle inspired by Bowie's fiery-red locks.
That's cool, I'm into it. Now if you'll excuse me (and since it's Friday), I think it's high time I play Bowie's 'Space Oddity' at max volume here at my desk and fist fight any coworker who has the nerve to say anything but 'F*ck yeah, love that song.'
Keep going for a handful more shots and the 'Space Oddity' music video.
This is a video of Austrian slacklining professional Yannick Loerwald performing several 'Yoda rolls' on a slackline above a gorge. They should have been named Sonic rolls aside, apparently his feet never actually break contact with the slackline during the trick, which, according to the man filming, is "super difficult and needs lots of practice," like you couldn't tell that just from watching. Thanks for the heads up guy, should I also not bite my fingers eating a sandwich?