Cliff Diving

Cliff Diving is nothing more then amature diving, except in nature, and more dangerous than an Olympic pool.  That is way it’s so much more fun.  Well, that and the great editing and music of the above video.  In general, I find the Summer Olympics to be boring to watch, even the highlights are boring.  But with some slick editing, I think cool things could happen.  Especially with the advancement of HD cameras and how small they are.

What a way to end 2014 with don’t you think?

How much water can a House Hold?

Turns out, alot.  This may be some of the most egregious waste of water I’ve ever seen.  But damn is it not enjoyable to watch.  I wish there were some stats associated with it, that would be even more ace, but this is still pretty chill.  Please, don’t try this at home, or in California.

Cursor Game

Cursor Game

Cursors.io is a unique interactive browser game.  You play alone for the first few levels, but eventually you will need to employ the help of peers to get you through.  There are certain gates that need to be activated in order to pass.  That means that one person, or many people, need to sacrifice themselves on a gate while the others move through.  It’s very addicting, until people stop playing that is.  I was stuck on the above level for awhile while I waited for other people to come in to click the gates for me.  And before you go saying that I wasn’t helping, I clicked the gates with one other person to let everyone through, then no one else got to this level yet.

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WRX vs. Stick Bomb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQ9InhEKu0

I’ve heard of stick bombs before, I’ve seen gifs of them and I know the theory of why they work, but damn this is impressive.  The model R/C car above holds it’s own against the sticks, but it’s hard to really tell, it being a model and all.  I wonder how many takes they went through to film the above.  Especially with the difficulty of the course.  I wonder if they mounted  First-Person view in the car for the driver, that would be slick.

What are your Particular Set of Skills?

Liam Neeson, in the character of Brian Mills from the film Taken, will record a video of himself endorsing your particular set of skills, from your own LinkedIn profile.  It’s a pretty neat contest, if one that has no real prize, or entrance whatsoever.  Seriously, all you have to do is follow the instructions here: fox.co/Taken3LinkedIn.com, which ammount to “Follow this page” on LinkedIn.  That’s it.

You got nothing to loose, and on Dec. 24th, when the contest is over, just unfollow the page.  Also, see Taken 3 when it comes out next year.  Or not, I really don’t care.

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DIY Fountain Lights

The Fountains of Bellagio are world renowned.  In fact they are probably the one item at Las Vegas that everyone who goes there sees.  Weahter it’s by accident or on purpose, it’s hard to miss them.  I’ve spent much of a summer’s afternoon in front of them watching the different displays, and songs that they used.  They are just that fun.

Well for about $700, Scott Schneider over in Washington has built his own (smaller) version of them.  Using 3 kiddie pools, each with 5 independently powered and lighted jets, he’s able to make his own mini fountain displays.  Couple it with a computer, a custom short range radio broadcaster, 1,200 gallons of water, and you have everything you need to put on a Christmas display to put everyone in awe.

Yes, this was posted 8 months ago, but now is the time of year to watch it, not April.  So that’s why I waited to bring it to your attention.

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Stumble Apocalypse

This will end up being the last Stumble post of the year.  I used to have one a month, but sadly, Stumbleupon isn’t what it used to be, and isn’t something that I stay up all night doing anymore.  Many of these pictures come from Imgur, and Reddit now, but I still mix in some stumbles, because it’s still a great way to kill time.

So let’s get down to it, here are you guys ready for another dose of stumbles?

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Alternate History Thursday: Pearl Harbor

Did you honestly think that I would forget this day?  Honestly?  Come on now, don’t be silly.

USS West Virginia
USS West Virginia

There’s not much to say regarding this event in our alternate timeline.  Well, there is one major difference, the attack wasn’t on America, it was by America, on the peaceful nation of New Zealand.  New Zealand, being allied with Australia, which in turn was allied with Great Britain, was a dangerous staging post in the Pacific.  You may remember that Britain was determined on world domination, but the world had had enough.  Hitler in Europe, and FDR in America decided to team up against Britain.

Britain wasn’t convinced that America could harm them, afterall, they were surrounded by oceans, but the Communistic American Military was no match for the puny Pacific ocean. They paved the way across the ocean finally landing on New Zealand, and decimated the British outposts there.  Unlike our present reality, in this alternate one, the attacked doesn’t turn around and claim victory a few years later, they stay down.

But, that’s all in another timeline, in this timeline, thousands of Free Americans died on this unprovoked attack by the Empire of Japan.  Remember them, remember the day, let’s make sure it never happens again.

Home Alone Kill Count

Just how many times would Harry & Marv have died in the Home Alone movies?  Well, according to Screen Junkies, Harry would have died 9 times, and Marv 14.  I don’t know if I fully agree with some of their conclusions.  It seems they always went for the worst possible outcome there.  But I guess we’re trying to be realistic here, we’d need at least that many to safely get through the films.  There’s no way you want to make it through 4/5 of the movie, and be stuck with one life left do you?

They also did the greatest film ever to exist: Die Hard

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