This is a video from the Philippines of a man riding on the back of a moped wearing what appears to be a roll of foam insulation for easy transport. Thank goodness the driver didn't attempt it alone. Or, who knows, maybe that's just his passenger's safety jacket. I really feel like it's the former though. Man, could you even imagine the level of intensity of the round of rock, paper, scissors just moments before?
This is some dashcam footage from Novosibirsk, Russia of a car getting struck by lightning twice in row, proving the old adage that lightning never strikes the same place twice a dirty lie. What's next, two wrongs making a right? Swords out-mightying pens? The late bird catching the worm? Words speaking louder than actions? Pictures only being worth ten words? Accurately judging a book by its cover?! I just don't know what to believe anymore. Also, I'm not here to tell people how to live their lives, but that driver should probably consider some repentance.
This is the $750,000 'Ascendance' line of petrified wood fireplaces created and sold by Metaplace Industries. Each fireplace is unique in its design (all thanks to Mother Nature) and built from the petrified remains of 22-million year old lowland tropical trees belonging to the Dipterocarpaceae family, indigenous to central Indonesia. Each petrified trunk (which won't burn because it's stone now) sits atop a hollow concrete base and is powered by a gas burner below. So, if you were wondering what to get the person who already has everything this winter, the answer is simple: nothing -- take everything they do have and make them start all over to prove they can do it again.
Keep going for a couple more shots, including one of a man who clearly wants you to come back to his place so you can check out his fireplace.
This is a video from photographer Shalaco, who climbed atop his trusty Onewheel board and traveled over 200 miles around Burning Man 2019 to provide 360-degree tours of some of the large art exhibits on display. Man, there was some wacky shit out there, wasn't there? Unfortunately I didn't see any giant Dune sandworms, which was a real missed opportunity if you ask me. Not to brag or anything, but I basically always come up with the best ideas ever, which is why I'm so poor and unemployable and have very few to no friends. "Everyone is intimidated by your greatness." *flexing* "Lucky me, looks like I must have won free admittance to the gun show." Haha, no...that'll still be $10.
Because who doesn't want to skip down the sidewalk holding hands with their robotic best friend, this is a video of a soft robotic arm and hand designed for direct human interaction by the folks at the Disney Research Studio. As my buddy and tipster Ferrous pointed out, it looks like they were trying to make a real-life Baymax from Big Hero 6. Or at least his arm. "The sex robot industry is gonna be all over this." Dammit, get out of the car.
This is a video of Youtuber Vinheteiro playing six pianos at a variety of price points to determine if you can tell the difference in the quality of their sound (previously: his evolution of video game music). He starts with a very used $500 Baldwin, and ends with a $2,500,000 Steinway & Sons 'Pictures At An Exhibition' (above). So -- could you tell the difference? I could not, but I'm also operating with two blown laptop speakers that regularly get soda spilled on them. Last night I Skyped my girlfriend before bed and she just sounded like popcorn popping.
This is a local news report from ABC 7 in Denver starring a group of middle aged bicyclists and moped riders duking it out on a street corner outside Cheesman Park, allegedly after initially getting into a verbal confrontation about who had the right-of-way at a stop sign. That's easy, whoever got there first. Although, based on the scene, this looks more like the bicyclists might have felt they were being bottlenecked to the curb by the moped riders and took issue with that. No word who considers themselves the winner of the fight, but I give it to the guy on the far right who looks like he's having trouble standing because his penis is so big.
This is a video of Youtuber Miniature Drums (that explains it) performing the percussion to System of A Down's 'Toxicity' on a tiny drum set sitting on the closed lid of a public toilet. Interesting venue. Granted it looks way cleaner than most of the places I perform in, but *BRAAAAPAPAPAPAP!* Excuse me for just a moment. Jesus, can you keep it down over there?! "This is a public restroom, pal." I'm perfectly aware, but you don't have to force it out like you're trying to blow the third little pig's house down, heathen. You're gonna melt your gasket.