Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Culture?

This video comes courtesy of my brother Scott. The title of the video is "Mega Bomba" (no translation needed) and I couldn't think of anything better than to copy the original description of the video:

Culture is great. But where in your cultural heritage did you get tape explosives to a sledge hammer and slam it on a piece of metal to make it explode?

Watch the whole thing. The part that is pure gold comes at about the 1 min 30 sec mark.



Apologies to those who understand Spanish... my older brother pointed out this morning that there are some bad words uttered after the "grand finale". I'm sure if I witnessed that in person some choice words might have escaped my mouth as well.

Kinetic Sculptures

Here are some pretty sweet sculptures made by the guy who runs this site:

http://www.smithautomata.co.uk/




Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sweet Bento Art

Okay, time for one of my non-video posts. I'm not sure of the reason why, but out there on the intermets there is a fascination with Bento (lots of blogs and forums dedicated to it). I've run across it a few times and it is pretty interesting to me, even though I can't figure out why (isn't it just Japanese food packed into a lunchbox?)

I ran across these pictures today of Bento art, though, and I was amazed! That's creativity.







And my personal favorite. Gotta love Wall-E:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ride the Roomba!

Why won't the cats at our house do this? My in-laws have a Roomba, but when I've played with it the cats just jump and run for their lives.

The Brits Are Amazing

Why is it that this and the "Cake Car" commercial both came out of the UK? This is just mind blowing to watch, and it's even more fascinating to see the making-of video below.



And here's the making-of video

Dominoes

Domino Day 2008 broke the world record. 4.5 million dominoes. Here's the link to the Wikipedia article about Domino Day if you really want to know more. :)

Mom Jeans

I saw this one a long time ago, but still think it's hilarious.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Insert Bad Donkey Joke Here

I remember years ago getting an email forward with a picture of this and the subject was always some play on the "other" word for donkey. I'll avoid that altogether. I still think this is hilarious, though.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cake Car

A commercial for a car from the UK. This is so cool.



And just to prove that it was all done by cake, here's a making-of video:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Matrix on Windows XP

This may be a bit too nerdy for some, but I got a laugh out of it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

(Creepy) Baby Laugh-A-Lot

Dang, I should have posted this for Halloween. The point where the little girls whip their heads around to see what's going on should have been accompanied by the Psycho movie screech.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Japanese Mall Fountain

My brother Jeff sent this one to me. I couldn't tell what it was making at first, but then it clearly becomes obvious. Very cool.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Literal Interpretation of "Take On Me"

Not only is it fun to watch an old-school 80's music video, but the lyrics have been modified to be more relevant to the "story". I love the part in the middle where there's no singing, so they added the dialogue for the waitress. It just reminds me of when I was younger I'd watch TV with my friend and we'd turn off the volume so we could make up our own dialogue. Hilarious.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Piano Prodigy

A Chimp Learning to Ride a Segway

It's a 5 minute video, but it only gets better as it goes. Chimps are so smart. Maybe if Cole doesn't get a sibling soon we'll have to adopt one of them.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Swimming Pool Mishaps

These videos just make me laugh.



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hallowindow

I want this for my window!



Here's the official website: www.hallowindow.com

Monday, October 13, 2008

Nice Save!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wario Land: Shake It

This is a commercial for a new Wii game. For reasons I don't want to explain, I can't embed this video into the blog. You just have to click on the picture below to go straight to the Youtube page to watch it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Actual 911 Call From Burger King

The New Batch

As the current batch of kid stars have already started to rot, it's good to see that new ones are coming soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Monkey Bicycle Racing

Why wasn't this one of the events during the Olympics?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"It's hard being me"

Awesome. I had to watch it 5 times in a row when I came upon this video.


http://view.break.com/367836 - Watch more free videos

Monday, August 18, 2008

What was that, Batman?

Thanks to my brother Greg for sending this to me. Hilarious. Yeah, the way Batman talks in the movie gets annoying. Seems we're not the only ones who think so.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Conjoined Twins, Abby & Brittany Hensel turn 16

I remember years ago seeing a feature of these girls when they were about 4 years old on 20/20 or 60 Minutes, or some show like that. This is just so interesting!

Friday, August 1, 2008

How to Beat the Claw Machine

This took me by surprise... hilarious.



I love how the older sister tries convincing her mom that the younger sister has climbed in there. The mom clearly doesn't believe her at first and thinks she's already gone outside until the older sister brings her back and she actually sticks her arm in there. Awesome.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Walking With Dinosaurs

I wish, wish, WISH that this show would come to Salt Lake City. Just watching these videos makes me giggle like a 5 year old. An arena of full sized dinosaur PUPPETS! I seriously can't believe how realistic they made them, and all to full scale size, from the looks of it. Look at the preview picture on the video below. That's an adult man standing by the T-rex puppet.



And here's a video of the same type of puppet wandering the halls of the LA Museum of Natural History. I love how it makes some of the kids run away in terror.


Google SMS

The same guys who brought you the Google Maps video have a new feature on Google SMS.


Friday, July 25, 2008

NES Belt Buckle

Taken directly from their website:

"Sprouting up in many recent fashion shows in France, the NESystem Buckle is sure to take the world by storm. Included are two controllers, a power adapter, A/V cables, Super Mario Bros and those disguise glasses with the nose so noone knows who you are. We do not recommend wearing this buckle while driving, sitting or talking to girls."



Thanks to my brother Brad for sending this to me.

Crazy Street Performer

I seriously wonder how this guy doesn't get so dizzy that he loses it in the middle of this act.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog




Just go check it out... if you don't like it after the first act, don't bother with the rest. I, personally, think it's brilliant stuff, though. For background info on what this is, click on the "Read the Master Plan" button that's on that page.

And I don't know how long it will be up, but it sounds like it's only going to be online for about a week, so GO WATCH IT NOW!

www.drhorrible.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Human Mirror

I ran into the Improv Everywhere website about 5 years ago and thought it was brilliant. Harmless large group practical jokes that make people in public places think they're going crazy.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Metal Balls On Strings

I can't believe that this is just hundreds of little metal balls attached to strings that descend from the ceiling.

I was mesmerized watching this. Thanks to my brother Brad who sent me a better version of the video than the one I first posted.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Last Home Run

I've got to give credit to my dad for finding this one. I'd heard about it on the radio when it happened, but this is an awesome video that covers the story.

AquaFaces.org


This isn't the normal video post that I usually do. I ran across these ads for the National Aquarium in Baltimore that are pretty sweet. I went to their website, and the intro video is really cool. You can actually create your own faces made out of fish, it's pretty fun. The music on the site's great, too.

http://aquafaces.org





Here's the face that I made.



Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dancing With The Star Wars Stars

So, this is from an OFFICIAL Star Wars event that's hosted at Disney World each year. I'd think that something involving all these characters at an official event would have to have been sanctioned by George Lucas himself. I mean, doesn't he want to protect the integrity of Darth Vader??? When he makes his entrance I literally laughed out loud. I can just imagine that he'd have some storm troopers do this with him on lonely Saturday nights when he's visited the cantina on Tatooine and had a little too much "space juice".

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Umbilical Brothers

I've been meaning to post this video for a while. I also ran across this while doing Google work. If it starts to look boring towards the end, make sure you stick with it. The last 10 seconds are worth it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I need to ride in this...

...as long as I'm in 1st Class. I really like this song, too. RaeLynn sings it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

White & Nerdy

I can't believe I haven't posted this video before now. I'm sure most of you have seen it, but I ran across it again today and had to add it right away. Donny Osmond is the highlight, in my opinion. There's also a great reference in the video to the Star Wars Christmas Special.


White & Nerdy from waymoby on Vimeo.

Tickle Me Vizzini

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hole In The Wall

Latest word is, Fox is bringing this show to America. I'm intrigued.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Stupid Crooks

This is just lovely... exactly what I wish every criminal would get.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another Oldie-But-Goodie

The Star Wars Trumpet Solo, with very impressive choreography.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Wild West... with Shetland Ponies

My dad sent me this.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Elevator Disco

Monday, May 26, 2008

Pork and Beans

I found this video today while working for Google (how's that, Dave) and it made me laugh, just because there are sooo many forwarded youtube videos that I've seen over the past few years that are in it. The song is done by the band Weezer, and they actually got all these people from the youtube videos to make cameo appearances in the music video. Even if you don't know all the references that they make, you'll definitely recognize some (more famous ones are the Chocolate Rain guy and Miss South Carolina).

Friday, May 23, 2008

I Love You, Brother

If you have no idea what this is, you're obviously not an American Idol watcher. If you're interested to see what it came from, though, here's a link to the original audition and also his reappearance at the American Idol finale (complete with a full marching band).

This video doesn't actually feature the original guy, but a band who put together a MUCH better version of his cheesy song, and made an even cheesier video to go along with it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ken Lee

Well, with the American Idol finale over and our anger over Archuleta's loss subsiding, I thought I'd post an AI-related video. This is from the Bulgarian version of Idol's auditions. I love how this girl's so confident that she knows more than the judges, whom I presume must be music stars in Bulgaria.

Some more classics...

These were passed around the internet a few years ago, but every once in a while I still get the urge to look them up and have a good laugh.



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Don't Buy Stuff

RaeLynn and I attended the Dave Ramsey Live event on Saturday (which was REALLY good, by the way, watch for the post from Rae on the family blog). This was one of the videos that was shown before the event started on the huge screens they had up behind the stage.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Girl Named Amy

This is definitely the coolest toast at a wedding that I've ever seen. Here's a little background information taken from the original site:

"We are not sure how this was kept secret by everyone involved but it was truly an incredible production. Check out Amy’s utter shock when people start springing up from the crowd to join in the fun in this heartwarming tribute to Amy and Brad on their special day…"

Monday, May 5, 2008

Tetris Theme Played On Bottles

This one goes along with my first post of the RC car playing the Super Mario Bros theme song on bottles. Honestly, though, these kids had to have worked on this for HOURS.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Ode to the Ewoks

Just stick with it at least until 1:25. That part alone makes this worth watching.

Chinese Food Prank Call

Just listen to this.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Google Street View Catches It All

I came across this link today of a pretty funny thing caught on the Google Street View photos. If you haven't been exposed to Google Street View, it's pretty cool. A vehicle with cameras mounted on top drives down streets taking 360° photographs. Here's a link to a set of pictures that captured a kid riding his bike down the sidewalk and Google documents his great fall. (You can actually see his feet go over his head as you click further down the street. It's hilarious.)

This video came out a while ago when Google Street View first started getting becoming a little controversial. It's actually pretty funny to me, though.



And for you LOST fans, did you notice the sound effect of the hatch exploding?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blogger Sweatshops

Being that my wife is a frequent blogger and I'm dabbling in it more now, it makes me grateful that we didn't get caught up in any scary situations like these:

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lego Thriller

This is a Lego version of the Michael Jackson video, Thriller. (If you haven't seen the original, it's a classic. Check it out.)

All I can say is that someone had LOTS of free time to do this. This is actually the SHORT version of the video, cut down to where it actually gets more entertaining. The original is over 10 minutes long and is shot for shot the entire Thriller video made out of Lego people.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Greatest SNL Character

I think everyone has known somebody who always tries to "one-up" anything anyone says. There's another skit where she's at a party, but last week this one was on. I love how overboard she goes with EVERYTHING.


Cole 2 from Dan White on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Olympics

This is from that same Japanese show as the food fight video. Seriously, I think it would be so fun to come up with some of the things that they do on that show. I can't believe how creative they get. I love all the "special effects" with the different transitions and the flying "camera angles." So cool.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Slow Motion Food Fight

This is a game (or talent?) show that I would love to see more of. I love how they do it all in reverse as well.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Stunt City

If only life were an action movie.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Music made only from Windows sounds

Music that was composed using ONLY system sounds from Windows 98 & Windows XP.

The Star Wars Christmas

So a while ago I was introduced to the Star Wars Christmas Special. Apparently back in the 70's when Star Wars first came out, it was such a huge success that they had to capitalize on it in every way that they could. First they made a Christmas Special, which is one of the cheesiest things I've ever seen. Here it is, condensed from 2 hours to just 5 minutes (listen for the Wilhelm scream, it's in there!):







So like I said, that had to be one of the cheesiest things I've ever come across... until yesterday.







Behold, the Star Wars Christmas Album!



With such classic songs as "Christmas In The Stars" and (probably the best song title in history) "What Can You Get A Wookie For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb)". You can listen to these heart-warming songs below:

The Wilhelm Scream

I learned about this sound effect probably about 5 years ago or so. Basically, it's a scream that is used in just about EVERY movie that has an action sequence in it. I don't know if it's a Hollywood inside joke, or what, but now I hear it every time it's used in a new movie. You can read more about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream


Giant Amazon Water Lily

This is just fascinating!

Super Mario Brothers played by an RC car

I've found many videos over the years that have something to do with the old-school Mario Brothers game. And I love Japanese peoples' creativity (I'm sure I'll post some good Japanese videos soon.)


Mario Theme Played with RC Car and Bottles - Watch more free videos

That's So Sweet!

Okay, so I'm admitting right up front that this blog is NOT original at all. I subscribe to a couple of cool blogs that post LOTS of stuff each day, and they have some really cool posts every once in a while that I constantly think "I should forward this to so-and-so because they'd get a kick out of it. I also work for Google from home and run across some cool/VERY strange stuff.

So basically, instead of becoming a forward-king, I figured I'd set up a blog and post my favorite stuff that I find and would want to share with others.

Feel free to give suggestions.

-Danny