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:

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.