Video Of The Untethered Workers Constructing The Chrysler Building 1929 - 1930

February 17, 2020

Note: Watch your volume, video starts with hammering one of the giant eagle heads into place.

This is some archival footage of workers constructing the Chrysler Building during 1929 and 1930. Not only are they up there completely untethered, most of them are wearing dress shirts and ties under their work clothes. What a work ethic! I can only imagine the balls it would take to climb that building with no safety harness, but I'd estimate about the size of King Kong's when he climbed it. "King Kong climbed the Empire State Building, not the Chrysler Building." WELL SHIT. So, did anybody else get sweaty palms as soon as they hit play? Because I know I did. AND hairy palms. "Put your penis away." I think it's the danger that excites me!

Keep going for the video while I complain to HR that the office is a single degree too cold for my taste.

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Respirator Masks With The Part Of Your Face They're Covering Printed On Them

February 17, 2020

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These are the Face ID Masks imagined by Danielle Baskin, which she actually plans to manufacture once the global face mask shortage is over. For $40 you'll get a single N95 respirator mask with the part of your face that it covers printed on it that will allegedly work with facial recognition software so you can unlock your phone without taking your mask off, getting sick, and dying. Will it actually work with facial recognition software? I highly doubt it, because one time I tried unlocking a friend's phone with a full-size photo of his face I printed out and it didn't work. "Why were you doing that?" Long story short? Attempted blackmail. "And the long story long?" I'm sorry, but I don't have time right now. "Why not?" Because I managed to pry his eyes open when he was asleep and now I have a briefcase full of money to go pick up!

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Never Give Up: Moth In Lizard's Mouth Takes Off With Lizard Hanging On

February 17, 2020

Because sometimes the circle of life is actually a parabola, this is an ultra-short video (I know, I wish it were longer too) of an anole that caught a moth, but the moth isn't giving up and takes off with the anole in tow. Man, I can't help but wonder just how this story ended. It's going to haunt me. At least until I find a magic lamp and piss away my first wish finding out. "You're a poor decision maker, GW." Oh man *using Sharpie to write PIN on back of debit card so I don't have to remember it* that's a fact.

Keep going for the video of Godzilla vs Mothra while I make a new NEVER GIVE UP inspirational poster.

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Well How About That!: A Cat With A Cat Shaped Spot On Its Nose

February 17, 2020

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This is a short video of a cat that has a cat shaped silhouette on its nose. Or is that a corgi?
Regardless, I'm curious to see what Mother Nature will think of next. Although, if we're being honest, I've got my fingers crossed for anything but ass millipedes. "Right? The centipedes were already hard enough to get rid of without all the extra feet for traction." Amen to tha-- wait, you were able to get rid of them?!

Keep going for the video while I try to see shapes in my dogs like they're clouds.

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Watching The World's Largest Passenger Plane Land Sideway During Heavy Crosswinds

February 17, 2020

This is a video of an Airbus A380 (the current world's largest passenger plane) landing at what appears to be an almost 45-degree angle due to heavy crosswinds caused by Storm Dennis at London's Heathrow Airport. Now that is some quality piloting. Now I'm not saying I could do even better and I can prove it to you, but *tries to load Microsoft Flight Simulator, it crashes* Well that's not a good sign.

Keep going for the video in both Instagram and Twitter forms, complete with commentary.

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Guy Installs An All-Light Office Ceiling Inspired By The Batcave Garage In The Dark Knight

February 17, 2020

This is a video of Youtuber Coltography turning his entire office ceiling into a light fixture reminiscent of the batcave garage in Batman: The Dark Knight. It's not really that complicated, and basically involves a drop ceiling populated entirely by frosted panels with strips of LEDs behind them. Simple enough. Granted not simple enough for me to be able to do it myself, but let's just say the last time I danced with electricity I didn't exactly walk away with new superpowers. Or, more accurately, I wasn't stretchered off by paramedics with any new superpowers. *lifting hair* I did get this though. "A lightning bolt scar!" I'm kidding, fell out of my bunk bed.

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We're Getting There: Robert Downey Jr. And Tom Holland Deepfaked As Doc Brown And Marty McFly

February 17, 2020

This is a video created by Youtuber EZRyderX47 featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland deepfaked as Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Back To The Future. The quality and convincingness is next level, and arguably even a level past that level. "NEXT next level?" Mhmm! "That's deep." Like the ocean. "I was thinking more like a clogged toilet." But that isn't really that deep -- I can see the clog right there. "Yeah...." *acting incredulous* And who would ever try to flush a pair of pooped underwear anyways?!

Keep going for the video while I buy flowers and invite you to the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance.

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Adam Savage Towed In Rickshaw By Spot Quadruped Robot

February 14, 2020

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This is a video of Adam Savage discussing and then successfully being towed by a Boston Dynamics Spot quadruped robot in the very fancy rickshaw that he built for the occassion. Spot struggles a bit on its first go because it doesn't know that it has weight on its back or that it's towing something behind it, but after providing Spot with that information, it's able to adjust itself accordingly and perform much better. So, if you were wondering if a tens-of-thousands-of-dollars robot can slowly creep you around in a rickshaw for 90 minutes before its battery dies, the answer is yes. If you were wondering if I'd do the same for a fraction of the price, the answer is also yes, although doing so bare-assed will cost extra. "How much extra?" I was just kidding!

Keep going for the video, but you can skip all the way to 22:30 if you just want to see the towing in action.

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