Links From July 2011
I was going to hold of posting this so soon after the Egg Swapping video but as I'm seeing it turn up all over the place I figured what the hell, no time like the present. I can't say I'd be entirely comfortable eating this little fella.
Don't watch these anywhere where it might be a problem if you start exclaiming "WoaaaaOUCH" and hugging yourself in empathy for these poor schmucks who keep failing at safe pool use. To be fair, it's usually their own damn fault. At least that's what you'll tell yourself to avoid feeling like too bad a person.
It's the age-old story... boy meets fish... boy cleans fishtank... fish swims up boy's urethra...
This kid claims to have been maintaining his aquarium, and so of course when he needed to go to the bathroom he was carrying the fish with him rather that, oh I don't know... putting it in water? I guess he could've done that instead... then maybe it wouldn't have escaped his grip and made a mad dash for the promised land of his bladder?
Okay, I understand this could well turn out to be terrible, but with Peter "Tyrion Lannister" Dinklage and Summer Glau I'm pretty sure I have to see it just in case.
Okay so apparently this is a thing that people do. I just... I don't know if I can embrace this. Is this a widespread practice? Does everyone else find this hot? Answers on a postcard please...
John Boswell, the head of that project also produced this fun little clip.
This has got to be a pretty surreal experience, apparently the youngest kid was curled up in the front of the boat in the foetal position the whole time. I'm not sure I can blame him for that.
This short film won the Audience Choice Award at the Jackson Hole Film Festival a few years back. It follows a group of friends which includes Zach and Kendra, the cutest couple of the bunch... that is until Tim & Tammy show up with her baby-clothing business and his puppy-saving stories...
If you like it you should check out this kickstarter project by the same Writer-Director.
Between these and these you are bound to find someone who you can safely say has a worse life than you do, besides the obvious inconvenience of having been arrested. Maybe I'm just shallow but I can't help cringing when I check these out.
If you only take one lesson away from this post, it should be this: Facial Tattoos Are Never A Good Idea.
What better to wake you up on a Monday morning than this Dubstep Mime. Surely I'm not the only one who is now curious to see what this guy really looks like?
I wonder if this works when bathing cats as well, or if the horror of water would take precedence over the power of this device. A nice, inexpensive hack either way.
"This is actually my first time hitting on a girl on xbox live so don't... I probably don't have the...right... stuff or uh what I don't know what to call it, right moves to hit on a girl on xbox live cuz I never..."
Oh man... The determination here would be impressive if it wasn't so depressing. I wanted to just stop it but I had to hang on to hear the moment where he gave up.
Hopefully this time Youtube don't freak out and take it down again, however it's worth the risk to bring you such gold. For our readers who aren't from Australia, Noni Hazlehurst was a fixture on the kids show Play School for many years, and so many of us have fond (if hazy) memories of her in our childhood. To see her following in the footsteps of Mr Jackson is a wonderful juxtaposition for many Australians.
I love Rube Goldberg machines, I really just can't get enough of them. I especially love that this one makes at least one reference to the Awesome OK GO film-clip featuring one. I really had to add this one especially for Mr Fish.
This is just fantastic. A movie based around a magical Fleshlight sex-toy which somehow... well, you'll get the gist from this trailer. It really does capture the feel of that particular era of film-making that produced those "acquired taste" films like Weird Science.
This is kind of cool... our budding young cinematographer grabs a "Plot Device" from Amazon in one of those hard to resist "Buy X with Y" prompts. As it turns out, it's a lot more than he bargained for and he finds himself transported from genre to genre with each press of the shiny, shiny button.
This... this doesn't even... you're doing it wrong! So it doesn't really count as Nyan Cat, yet somehow I am unable to look away... I don't understand!
The less said about this the better, just check out the reactions of the guys who finally "strike gold" on Chatroulette. They can't believe their luck at finding a bikini-clad girl dancing, and who can blame them? It's not like this sort of thing happens every day, right?
This is an interesting phenomenon... if you focus on the cross in the center of the video as the faces change, observing the faces only with your peripheral vision, they go from being perfectly normal looking faces to bizarre caricatures.
I can't imagine why they seem to be having trouble early on... I mean he's got the book, the attitude, the lines... Admittedly things get a little harder later on, but surely he could work that little mishap into a rapport-building moment?
I figure I've linked one Harry Potter related video I may as well link to this as well. We have the Holy Trinity of HP characters and JK Rowling tearing up while giving their official goodbye speeches at the premiere of the final movie.
I've been tossing up whether I should post this one, but hey I guess with the latest film released we might as well get into the spirit of things. Youtube personality MeekaKitty has teamed up with heyhihello to produce this Harry Potter themed love-song. Yes, it's as cheesy as you might anticipate.
Check out that grin! A rare macaque in Indonesia grabbed a camera off the photographer who was living amongst the group and started taking photos. All unintentional of course, but there are some great shots in amongst all the blurry ones. Best of all? No duckface.
This video shows Piff The Magic Dragon, one of the challengers on the new Penn & Teller: Fool Us show. I've got to agree this is a really funny routine, his deadpan responses and does-not-give-a-shit persona are fantastic.
It's a long-standing tradition that proto-hipsters from Western Australia want to move to Melbourne, however this is the first time I'm aware of that a WA resident has moved to VIC while feasting on the flesh of a couple of the locals.
While on holiday near Derby they caught and ate what is believed to have been a black bream, and their little larval friends were injested in the process.
Nawwwww look at him isn't he a cute little cross-bred abnormality? Wait... wait what did she just say about amniotic fluid? Woah. That sounds unpleasant...
Remember last month I posted the ninja squirrel attacking it's stuffed counterpart? I swear this must be him again. He's grown bored of mugging other squirrels in the park and is now playing a deadly game of chicken. He's also winning.
No, I don't have a thing for squirrels, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Why the hell would you call a dolphin Flipper anyway? That's gotta be the dolphin equivalent of a guy with the nickname "Fingers", and you don't wanna know that guy. He's either a thief, or a pervert.
Anyway, here's a creepy tattoo of a dolphin (although it may be a porpoise) designed to disguise a stump. You're welcome.
So that's how the magic happens! The kind people at Rooster Teeth have granted us a special privilege and insight into the complicated workings of a successful production company. Hoorah!
It's both true and false to say it's disorienting to watch this, for everyday practical purposes of the average person we allow ourselves to forget that we're spinning in space. We view the stars as if they're spinning moving around us when we're changing our position to view them, so focusing on one star and getting a feeling for the way it actually works is kinda trippy and confusing, even while you're getting a truer sense of what's going on.
You can see the original time-lapse video here if you like.
When people claim to have an amazing beatboxer video I'm usually pretty underwhelmed by it. Not so in this case, this guy is legitimately awesome. Yes, I'm being a fanboy. Shut up.
It's great when someone takes a really simple concept for a flash game and puts just the right spin on it. This is a pretty decent example, you play as a little dot in a maze and need to find the exit out the side of the play field, however none of the walls in the maze are visible until you touch them. Give it a go.
Well I can't lie, this link is pretty much straight up fan service for Sam. She loves her some unicorns, and this is like cast a special magic spell to summon a unicorn imbued magically with the essence of Sam. It is amazing and beautiful. Like anal sex with a homeless person.
There's not a whole lot to say about this, pictures saying more than words and all that, but there's something whimsical about this image taken by Morten Legarth on his travels. Apparently it wasn't set up, just someone he discovered when he looked up.
If his voice seems familiar, you may have watched too much Family Guy. This is probably the best rollercoaster safety advisory message in the history of all mankind.
Princess Unicorn is the most beautiful in all the land! Her Horn Can Pierce The Sky! Unlock the magic of Princess Unicorn Today!
Seriously, she looks so fucking magical. With her horn... and her layered dress... her lead based paint...
Thanks to Gem for this.
FINALLY my pretties! Finally a cop show that dispenses with all the bullshit. Finally a cop show that shows police work as it really is. Finally a cop show with good, solid Australian values. No messing about here, this is all straight-up, no holds-barred, tell it like it is detective work.
Check out the episodes here.
I was pretty stoked when I heard from Eric that Cleese, Gilliam, Palin & Jones are getting together for A Liar's Autobiography; a 3D animated film based on Graham Chapman's memoirs. Not a lot more detail forthcoming at the moment but I'm tentatively excited to see what they do with it.