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Star Wars Symphonic Suite on a Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

What a *great* idea.

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March 28, 2014 Posted by | Movies, Music, Video | , , | Comments Off on Star Wars Symphonic Suite on a Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

Brian Williams – Rapper’s Delight

BRILLIANT editing.

February 20, 2014 Posted by | Humor, Music, Video | , , , | Comments Off on Brian Williams – Rapper’s Delight

Transparent Aluminum

Okay, Star Trek fans–remember this scene from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)?

It turns out that a transparent aluminum ceramic actually exists. It is aluminum oxynitride and is currently being marketed as ALON by Surmet.

From the following demonstration, it seems to live up to the hype.

via MAKEzine.com

January 6, 2014 Posted by | Science and Technology, Television, Video | , , , , , | Comments Off on Transparent Aluminum

Anthill Art

Ant problem? Why not pour molten aluminum into it and turn it into art?

via AnthillArt.com

Thanks for the link, Rochelle!

December 11, 2013 Posted by | Oddities, Video | , , , | Comments Off on Anthill Art

Awesome Flight Safety Videos

I really love how much production goes into flight safety videos nowadays.

 

October 29, 2013 Posted by | Humor, Movies, Music, Video | , , , | Comments Off on Awesome Flight Safety Videos

Tom and Jerry Music Performed Live

I’ve never seen a percussion section have this much fun before. The last two minutes are crazy.

via Cartoon Brew

Thanks for the link, Tim!

October 2, 2013 Posted by | Music, Television, Video | , , , , | Comments Off on Tom and Jerry Music Performed Live

Steubenville

It’s a downright depressing day when The Onion goes from being a satirical news site to an actual source of truth. Here is a video by The Onion, posted in 2011, depicting a rapist as the real victim just because he’s a sports star with a promising career:

And here is a video showing CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville rape trial:

I got the original comparison from Thought Catalog. Eerie, no? What’s even sadder is some of the response to the verdict. This breaks my head. A girl was raped while she was intoxicated. Naked pictures of her were posted on the internet. How is she “deserving” of this? How is anyone deserving of this?

I think there are many variables that led to this moment: poor parenting (and/or absentee parents),  lack of education, a general acceptance of misogyny (by both men and women), glorification and worship of athletes, permissive adults, etc. I don’t think there is a single solution that will fix everything. The best I can do is to teach my own children to do the right thing.

Thanks for the links Angelo!

Sources: Thought Catalog, Public Shaming

March 18, 2013 Posted by | News, Rants, Video | , , , | Comments Off on Steubenville

Bullied–To This Day Project

To This Day Project–Shane Koyczan

Powerful.

  • At 1:20, he reminds us all what we heard growing up.
  • At 2:07, we meet another girl who was bruised by words.
  • At 2:57, we learn why she’s awesome.
  • At 3:12, we meet a kid who was pummeled by pills.
  • At 4:28, we learn how many kids have to deal with this to this day.
  • At 5:23, if you’ve been bullied, you REALLY need to hear these words.
  • At 6:00, seriously, listen to these damn beautiful words.
  • And at 6:49, we get to the point that everyone should take to heart.

Help confront bullying by sharing this using the buttons below. It needs to be called out in spectacular fashion.

via Upworthy.com (Thanks for the link, Rochelle!)

February 20, 2013 Posted by | Video | , , | Comments Off on Bullied–To This Day Project

Ultra Ever Dry

Ultra Ever Dry

I won’t even bother trying to explain how wondrous this “nano-tech coating” is. Just watch the video.

I can’t vouch for the validity of this product, but it’s fun to think up of uses for it. What would YOU use this on?

via NPR

February 7, 2013 Posted by | Science and Technology, Video | , , | 5 Comments

Large Scale Acapella

I know this isn’t new and that it’s just a publicity stunt by T-Mobile, but I just love well-executed acapella performances. What makes this stand out is the sheer scale of this operation. Don’t take my word for it. Check out the video above, and if you’re curious about what went into the making of this, check out the video below. Enjoy!

Bonus: If you’re a fan of the Swingle Singers, apparently the entire group participated in this.

January 16, 2013 Posted by | Music, Video | Comments Off on Large Scale Acapella