Because what else are you gonna do when you're sitting around drinking beer with your girlfriend while she talks about "all the numbers," this is a video of a man who decided to film himself flipping the cap off a Sharpie and trying to get it to land back on the pen. And in this particular clip, presumably hours if not days/weeks/months deep into filming, he actually does it. Man, what an accomplished feeling that must have been. Still, no word if that Sharpie has ever been involved in any butt play, but he found it in my junk drawer then it definitely has.
Keep going for the video, as well as a slow-mo dramatic version.
This is Pee-Wee's Jurassic Adventure, a mashup of the Jurassic Park t-rex Jeep chase scene ("Must go faster.") and Pee-Wee riding his bike in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. And, unlike myself and the rest of the marketing team at the day job I've been writing Geekologie at under the radar for years now, they actually work well together.
Keep going for the video while I flush, WASH MY HANDS, and return to my desk like I wasn't just in the bathroom for forty minutes.
This is a short video of a true outdoorsman (you can tell because he lives in Colorado and drives a Subaru) trying to remove a dead tree branch he's already cut most of the way through by tearing it off with his body weight and dropping it on his face. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, although I'm afraid this man of the mountains may require a new pair of self-tinting glasses now. Man, his wife must feel so lucky she's married to such a modern Paul Bunyan.
This is a video of Hyundai i20 R5 rally car driver Rok Turk and co-pilot Blanka Kacin narrowly avoiding a motorist who made their way onto the race course (technically just a rural road) during theI INA Delta Rally 2019. Those were some lightning quick reflexes, although I suspect that's par for the course with rally car drivers. I mean, at least they ones who aren't currently dead or hospitalized.
Keep going for the whole video (which is worth watching in slow-mo to actually see Rok yank that wheel), complete with co-pilot's appropriate reaction.
This is a video news report from CBS Chicago about the protective glass floor of the Willis Tower's 103rd story observation deck cracking while visitors were standing on it (apparently a woman and her two children). The protective glass is a layer above the actual glass support structure of the popped-out window and, according to a spokesperson for the Willis Tower, "No one was ever in danger because the protective glass did exactly what it was supposed to." So....it was supposed to break? Because I feel it should be supposed to not break and traumatize children. But what do I know? I'm just a man who's terrified of heights and slept at a slot machine for two nights in Vegas because I was too afraid to go up to my room. I also lost my condo that weekend. Winning at craps: apparently it has nothing to do with who bets they can take the biggest one.
In groundbreaking news, the new Pokemon Sword and Shield games will feature a Corgi inspired electric type Pokemon named Yamper. Admittedly, he does look like a little cutie. What will he evolve into? Presumably a senior Corgi Pokemon, and, eventually, just the fond memories of all the time you spent together and a little piece of your own heart missing.
Thanks to Rita and Allyson S, who agrees it's only a matter of a couple more games until a wiener dog inspired stretch type Pokemon.
This is a short video from The Guardian highlighting Japan's office chair 'Isu' grand prix. The events were started by Tsuyoshi Tahara in Kyoto in 2009, and there will ten separate races this year alone. That is some dedication to the sport. My money is on the Grim Reaper in pink. Some more info while I challenge my coworker Greg to an office chair race to the front lobby via the stairs:
Founded 10 years ago and inspired by Formula One and Le Mans endurance racing, the race sees teams of three battle it out on ordinary office furniture across two grueling hours to see who can complete the most laps of the 200 meter course.
Tahara's idea has proved surprisingly popular, with 55 teams entering the Hanyu Grand Prix alone and hailing from as far away as Wakayama, 600 kilometers to the south.
The winning team, Kitsugawa Unyu, come from Kyoto and so had also traveled several hours with their chairs for the race.
Their reward was retaining the title they won last year and a prize of 90 kilograms of local rice, which the "drivers" struggled to pick up such was their fatigue.
That sounds like a good time all around. But do you have to use stock chairs or can you modify them? Asking for someone who's interested in starting their own office chair grand prix. I'm thinking some faster ball bearings for the wheels, jet boosters, spiked arm rests, an oil slick and-- "Wait, are those homing missiles?" No they're not homing missiles, they're just regular missiles -- I know how to aim.
This is a video of a couple DECTalk Express machines (the same style that Stephen Hawking used for his voice synthesizing) along with a computer hardware and high voltage spark coil band performing a remix of Vanilla Ice's 1990 classic 'Ice Ice Baby'. I'm not really sure what else to say about, besides this is the internet -- some days it's good to you, and other days you wish Al Gore had never invented it. "I assume this is the latter?" You know for being a series of tubes you'd think these M-80s would fit in them.