This is a short video of a group of fun-loving dingalings hanging out in the tarp pool they constructed in the back of a pickup truck and took for a ride to the local McDonald's drive-thru. After receiving their order, the driver then accelerates and stops hard, leading at least one unwell-wisher to hope the McFlurry machine wasn't the only thing broken that day.
Keep going for the video with a much more watchable frame rate.
This is a violinist of Japanese violinist Teppei Okada performing both the theme and sound effects for Super Mario Bros. levels 1-1 and 8-4, and the sound effect for the koopa shell against the stairs 1-up trick in level 3-1. Man, I still remember when my brother and I were playing Super Mario Bros. one time growing up and I managed to convince him one of the pits in a water level was actually a warp zone. Then he died and it was my turn again. Honestly, it's probably still one of the greatest moments of my life. I also used to attack him with my Game Boy like it was a brick and whip him with the connector cord whenever he'd beat me in 2-player linked Tetris.
This is a video of Anthony of West Coast Custom Concrete ("The Best In The West") narrating and discussing the build of the long concrete staircase his company constructed from the street to a home's backyard far below, as its being built. It was surprisingly satisfying to watch. Me? If that had been my company building those stairs it would look a lot less like a job well done and a lot more like a muddy slope and me south of the border with the half cost of the project I requested up front. "You wouldn't!" *twisting ends of fake mustache* Dos cervezas por favor.
Keep going for the video, which really was enjoyable to watch and I don't even have a concrete fetish.
This is a video of Spanish classically trained soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal giving a surprise performance of the original Star Trek theme with orchestral backing to a delighted audience during a concert by the Rainer Hersch Orkestra. Now those are some golden pipes. My pipes? My pipes are concrete and have sludge and Ninja Turtles running through them.
Keep going for the video, actual performance begins at 1:15.
In real mature news, Mississippi governor Tate Reeves was pranked into reading 'Harry Azcrac' as a name during a Facebook Live virtual graduation ceremony for Florence High School, his alma mater. Some more info while I painfully relive tripping and falling on stage during my own high school graduation and the principal whispering "You're a dork" in my ear while accepting my diploma:
A video clip became the butt of jokes on Twitter, and the governor handled it with good humor.
"Harry's submitter has a bright future as a Simpson's writer!" Reeves tweeted, also noting that he would be back online reading more graduates' names: "Maybe even Ben -- the pride of the Dover family."
Well it's nice he handled it with good humor. There's nothing worse than somebody taking a lighthearted prank and not handling it well. Take my last prank for example. "You duct-taped your roommate to the dresser and set his bed on fire. To my credit though I did think we had a fire extinguisher.
Keep going for the video while I light some incense and write another roommate wanted ad.
This is the diagram accompanying Ford's patent application for a roof-retractable "cocoon" that blankets a parked vehicle with a solar panel array to steal the sun's energy and use it for its own. Some more details while I yell at the sun for being so bright when it knows I forgot my sunglasses today:
The tarp, made from a shape-memory polymer, would protect the car from the elements, while harnessing energy from the sun.
Since the flexible solar tarp would dramatically increase the surface area compared to a simple roof panel, it could capture much more solar power. The patent application also describes a variant of the invention which could automatically retract when it receives a signal that the driver is ready to retrieve their car from its parking space.
Interesting, but do you think the concept *putting on cool guy shades* will ever see the light of day? "I thought you said you forgot your sunglasses." I did, I'm actually just holding up magnifying glasses. "You blind yet?" Definitely getting close.
Thanks to Mark B, who agrees plus you can get freaky under there without anybody seeing.
This is a two hour Twitch video of user GrahamDunning playing Half-Life with all the in-game sounds replaced with various 90's rave music samples, basically making it a two hour impromptu rave concert. Not a very good one, mind you, but I've paid to see far, far worse. Mostly friends' shitty bands.
Keep going for the video, but definitely feel free to skip around while I shut the blinds, turn off all the lights in my office and start swinging glow sticks on shoestrings.
This is a medieval instrumental version of Foster The People's 2011 (where does time go?) hit about the homicidal thoughts of a troubled youth 'Pumped Up Kicks', as created by Youtuber Cornelius Link. I also included a BONUS 80's synthwave remix of the song because it was in the sidebar when I was grabbing this video. What can I say, I dig deep. "You don't dig at all." I toss the flowers on the mulch and hope life finds a way.
Keep going for the videos (as well as the original).