Great Videos of The Past

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My fiancee was showing me something the other day.  It was a video that she loved in her younger days of the internet.  Before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, reddit, all of those things.  Back when you had to actually search for quality (or lack of) humor on the internetz.  Many hours were spent stumbling around the internet looking for things, and finding things.  I can’t remember where exactly I first saw the video, and I know I posted about it before but I can’t find it.  Anyway, I had to show her the infamous Benny Lava.

Benny Lava is superior to whatever you might be thinking.  It’s a classic internet video.  It’s not necessarily as wide spread as The Ultimate Showdown, but it’s far more known than Electronik Supersonik which I also had to show her:

Yes nostalgia and the internet go hand in hand.  It’s almost like the internet was made for it.

Anyway, I’ve posted the above videos again because they are amazing and you have to watch them.

 

The Hummer H1

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I love the Hummer.  If I could have any car in the world, that would be it.  Sure it’s got terrible gas mileage.  Sure it’s massive and wouldn’t fit up my driveway.  Sure it’s excessive.  But it’s just so damn cool.  I don’t need toe $200k version.  I’m OK with an army surplus one from eBay.

A 360° View of The F-35

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This is a pretty good video that goes over some of the advanced features of the new fifth-generation fighter, the F-35:

It’s a nice video, the beginning of it doesn’t really merit a 360° video, but it’s still cool.  There’s alot of 35,000 foot type view information given of the different systems and how they work together on this $400 million aircraft.  The meat and potatoes comes towards the end when they simulate the view pilots have while they’re wearing the next-generation helmet which gives them all sorts of advantages in battle.  I think you should watch the full video, it’s pretty enlightening and proves how the USAF is at the forefront of design and development military might.

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Trackmania Halo Edition

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Reddit user ducain23 posted a track in Halo 5 Forge which reminds me an awful lot of TrackMania.  The dumb reddit video system doesn’t let me embed videos on other places sadly, so you’ll have to go to reddit itself to view the clip, needless to say, it’s pretty cool.  I like the way he’s used the geometry to counteract gravity and keep things from falling apart.  I’m not so sure I would be able to drive on this course without falling off.  I’m totally more of a gunner, and my game stats will back that up (though they haven’t been refreshed in years sadly).

I can envision a really interesting game mode here with drivers, gunners, and passengers.  The passengers are holding a bomb and you gotta drive through moving checkpoints to drop it off.  It might work similar to stockpile from Halo Reach.  It’s a work in progress but I think it could be tons of fun.

75 Years of D-Day

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D-Day

The passage of time move slowly yet surly forward.  It cannot be stopped, rewound, or ignored.  Sometimes it seems like it’s paused when we go to sleep, but it moves on with or without our knowledge and most of all, without our blessing.  In the grand scheme of things, 75 years is not a long time.  For many millions of people it’s a lifetime.  For many thousands of people, 75 years ago was a turning point in their lives.  Today we remember the sacrifice they made to ensure freedom throughout the world.

Take some time out of your busy day to remember what happened 75 years ago.  Be thankful that you weren’t required to go through hell and back then, and be thankful that you don’t have to now.

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Wooden Sink

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Reddit user CTpizza23 made a farm house style sink out of walnut.  It looks gorgeous, but as many of the commenters on the reddit thread mentioned, it will not last.It’s a shame that we can’t make something waterproof and still transparent, I would love to have something like this in my house one day.  Though I understand the issues with why it’s not the best idea.

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Earth Day

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Welcome to Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun.  Today is the day that we celebrate it.  I’m not sure why, something from the 1970s.  Anyway despite what you might think you know about me, I do support the earth.  I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.  In fact, I’ve gone far out of my way to visit some of it’s most beautiful places.

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the National Parks of the United States of America.  Currently there are 61 of them.  (Whether or not some actually deserve to be named parks is up for debate, but not here).  I have been to 28 of them.  Not everyone is represented on my website yet as a full review, (there’s not enough time in the day), but I have photos from them all.  I’m not posting 28 photos here, just some of my favorites.  So, check out the jump, read all about it, and remember, stay in school.

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It’s Happened

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It’s no secret that I am a great Jake and Amir fan. It might be immature of me but it’s one of those things that has stuck with me for many years. Every so often I go back and watch videos of them at random and I still crack up. It’s hard to choose a favorite from among their hundreds of videos, each one has great lines and moments. They’ve had many recurring jokes over the years, but one that was small (pun intended) and used a few of times has an unnaturally large following. I’m talking about going dickless for Chiklis. That’s right it’s an unexplainable phrase that made it’s debut in “Reddit” was followed up a year and a half later in “Reddit 2” until it was referenced a third and final time in Part 6 of the Finale.

It got to a point where people would @MichaelChiklis on Twitter the joke.  Eventually he found out and enjoyed it enough to stick with it.  Well this past weekend the joke has reached it’s conclusion.  Michael Chiklis himself went dickless:

 

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When you gotta Go

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You don’t need to go to the extreme lengths that this woman went to, but you could.  Actually, I don’t think that you could.  I don’t think it would dry or harden as much.  Also I’m not sure why she had an entire carton of litter in her bag at school.  Also, I know that this is staged but it’s still crazy.  Totally worth of the WTF subreddit.

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