Friday, March 28, 2008

How About Some Cowboy Music?

And now for something completely different, on a Friday afternoon.

El Paso – Marty Robbins

From: HonkyTonkDude



The Story of My Life – Matthew Lombart

From: matthewlombartmusic



What Am I Doing Hangin' Round? – The Monkees

From: blackstarkitten



Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy

From: Flashback1961

The Top 10 Reasons to Watch the New Season of Battlestar Galactica

Yay! The final season of Battlestar Galactica starts on April 4th.

From: erfanatic

The cast of Battlestar Galactica; Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas and Lucy Lawless present the Top 10 list on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Top 10 Reasons to Watch the New Season of Battlestar Galactica.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

How to: Play Guitar Hero with a Real Guitar

In case you want to play Guitar Hero on your Xbox with a real guitar, here's how.

From: HouseholdHacker

Website: http://householdhacker.com

Guitar Hero is a great game but something about it is lacking realism. We have found a way to use a real guitar during Guitar Hero play.

You will need:

1. Xbox 360 Controller
2. 4 Wires cut at 2-3 feet each
3. Soldering Iron (or electrical tape)
4. Real Guitar

Disclaimer: This and other videos produced by Household Hacker are controlled experiments performed by professionals and unless you are an expert should NOT be attempted at home if you don't know what you are doing!

Wii Guitar Hero Hack

With a little expertise, you can play your Wii Guitar Hero Guitar like a real guitar, sort of.

From: jbreckman

I hacked my Wii Guitar Hero Guitar so it can actually be played like an instrument, with up to 45 different pitches at my disposal.

I play (with one or two minor mistakes) the verse, chorus and solo to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", by Nirvana, to demonstrate this.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How to make a BristleBot

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have done it again. This time they have made a tiny robot. This is so cool! I want to make one. You can buy a vibrating motor for it at: www.sparkfun.com

From: oskay

See Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

Monday, March 24, 2008

Clay Play

This is cute. The fun you can have with clay!

From: SmarToonz

Little fingers love clay because its shape changes fast enough to keep up with their quick minds. ClayPlay involves toddlers in keen observation of how objects interact with their environments, while celebrating clay's endless possibilities. What will the clump of clay become this time? Elephants playing catch with a coconut? A tractor tilling the soil? Clay can magically become anything and everything. ClayPlay stimulates tots' creativity, and gives them a sense of their own vast potential.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

A cute Easter tale.

Milk Chocolate: A Love Story

From: jgrandin1

Bunny love.

Introducing our new company: www.giantantmedia.com

All of our videos at: www.jaygrandin.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Disgusting Sink


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Originally uploaded by jdong


As I was cleaning my eye glasses in the sink at work, I realized that I was using the Disgusting Sink. And then after this, I was going to put them on my face? Oh well.

You are probably thinking that I am talking about a restroom sink. Actually, no. The Disgusting People do not bother to wash their hands, so that sink is safe to use. I am talking about the sink by the microwaves. The Disgusting People do not bother to wash their dishes either; they rinse them with water, and assume that the leftovers from their lunch well be washed down the sink, which they won’t, since the sink has no garbage disposal. You can look in the sink after lunch, and see what people had for lunch. Yuck!

So, the restroom sink is the safe sink to use? Well, now that I think of it, the Clean People brush and floss their teeth after eating anything, so by looking in that sink, you can see what they ate. Yuck!

I think I will clean my glasses at home.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Real-Life Rick Roll

Have you been Rick-Rolled? If you haven’t, the term means tricking you into watching the following video.

Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley



The trick is to have you click on a website for information, only to find out it brings up the video instead. How do you do this in real life? You hire someone to sing the song!

From: NextNewNetworks

Rocketboom gets their revenge on Next New Networks founder Tim Shey after he posts a blind 'rick roll' link.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day reminds me of how little I know about Ireland. Here is some Irish music, or at least what I thought was Irish.

Run Runaway – Slade

Slade is actually an English rock band. Oh well, close enough, I guess.



Sacrifice – Sinead O'Connor

She is Irish.



Fairytale of New York – The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl

The Pogues is a band of mixed Irish and English background, so that counts.



One – U2

They are an Irish rock band.



The Slider – T. Rex

They are an English rock band. But I like this song, so close enough.



Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Oh no, they are a British pop group. Oh well.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

How to Watch YouTube in HD

I didn't know you could do this. You add &fmt=18 to the end of
the URL for the YouTube video, and you will see it in higher quality if available. Try it out!



From: smpfilms

WHERE TO USE THIS CODE:

Most videos DO NOT have "View in Higher Quality" links below them like this video does. So by using this code, you'll be able to watch ANYTHING in higher quality! TRY IT! : )

HERE'S A BETTER EXAMPLE (watch these 10 seconds each):

Low Quality - youtube.com/watch?v=LPWKag7wgF8
High Quality - youtube.com/watch?v=LPWKag7wgF8&fmt=18

HOW IT WORKS: Just enter "&fmt=18" behind the URL at the top, then press enter. WALA! Higher Quality!

THE URL SHOULD NOW LOOK LIKE THIS:

youtube.com/watch?v=27mb_AyzGyQ&fmt=18

SOMETHING SUCKS ABOUT IT THOUGH:

I've noticed that the audio gets a bit worse after watching the video in higher quality though. Weird : S

Friday, March 14, 2008

Unusual Dog Walk

From: Spokesmanreview

Paraplegic dog still goes for walks with his owner's help.

Cat and Dogs

They can get along. How about the rest of us?

From: firezones

A one-year-old American shorthair cat "Ponta," is very popular in a certain "dog cafe" in Japan.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Star Wars vs. Saul Bass

From: bhilmers

If Star Wars was filmed two decades earlier and Saul Bass did the opening title sequence, it "might" look like this...

This was part of a school project. The song is "Machine" by the Buddy Rich Band off the album Big Swing Face (1967).

Note: I'm aware of the errors in the video (spelling, Max Rebo), but I chose to leave them because the video is still enjoyable. This was just for fun and NOT a serious artistic endeavor!

A Musical Prank at a Lecture

My college classes were never this interesting.

From: Prangstgrup

A student stands up in the middle of class and starts brilliantly singing a Broadway style musical.

Even the Professor (James Valentini) was laughing at this!!!!

Starring Mike Barry
With Kate Berthhold, Trey McArver, and Patrick Young

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Monty Python Meets Star Wars

Star Wars edition of Monty Python's the Black Knight.

From: OMGHEISRETARDEDLOL

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

The Star Trek crew sings the Monty Python song "Knights of the Round Table."

From: StarshipConductor

Cardboard Furniture

What a cool idea! I need a new couch; maybe I should make one out of cardboard.

Gomi Style - DIY Cardboard Furniture Reuse Design

From: h2oboy1

Learn how to make cool functional furniture with cardboard! Gomi Style is a DIY lifestyle and design show created by San Francisco Bay Area makers, artists and engineers using found objects, recycled materials, and technology.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Dancing! Everything Else is Bull Sh*t!

How can you be sad while you’re dancing? (Well, if you dance like me…) Anyway, get up and dance! It’s good exercise.

Mark Gomez, The Leather Man, shows his moves in the movie “Thank God It's Friday.”

Chick Vennera

From: FilmExposure



Where did he learn his moves? Probably from this guy.

You can safely skip this video, and go to the next one.

Learn Disco Dance

From: stereoraadio



And here’s a remix.

Learn Disco Dance Remix

From: DieselPlanet

We thought that it was time to commemorate this disco demi-god of sexuality which is Aarlf Smaks and embrace the world of celebrity endorsement, all wrapped up in a special dance lesson remix. Enjoy. And let it be a lesson to you.



Abba can dance.

Dancing Queen – Abba

From: deuceWalters



Leo Sayer can dance.

Long Tall Glasses – Leo Sayer

From: pebsypete



David Lee Roth can dance.

Dance the Night Away – Van Halen

From: shootoguy



Even ducks like to dance.

Disco Duck - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots

From: gusstillrocks

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Hamster vs Door

This hamster really wants to get to the other side of the door. There must be something good on the other side, and maybe he wants to get away from something. I wish I had that much energy! The hamster does win, by the way. Go hamster, go!

From: arcobalenoverde