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Depth Charges

I’d say this was quarantine related, but probably not since quarantine wasn’t as in effect a month or so ago. I have to say it’s pretty fun though. Some unnecessary jump cuts in the video, but overall it’s neat.

Kind of makes me want to try it too. Also seems like all the LEGOs are still usable which makes sense given that these are small “depth charges”, and the water should distribute the pressure pretty well.

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The Hail Cannon

Did you know about these? I didn’t until cursing around reddit (more so than usual being stuck inside). It’s a Hail Cannon. Apparently it’s useless, but it’s still pretty crazy. Basically a controlled explosion directed upwards to try and break up hail stones before they can fall to the ground. I’m not so sure how well it would work, and the research is inconclusive because the weather is, as always unpredictable.

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Video Chat to the Rescue

https://youtu.be/Fs-PQoxQzno

Yea, this is pretty frekin ace. Yes, I like the Backstreet Boys, deal with it. This video is an awesome way to be stuck within quarantine isolation. Plus it’s perfect to get stuck in your head.

It’s also amazing to see how much some of the aged, and how some look still pretty young. Anyway, enjoy this on your Monday.

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Star Wars: Underworld

This is pretty neat, too bad it never came to fruition. Probably because of Disney, probably because an unknown number of reasons. It’s neat watching the behind scenes of this pilot that never went anywhere. It makes you wonder what other awesome shows exist out there as test footage forgotten away on a hard drive somewhere.

Maybe this time of total quarantine will bring some of these awesome things out for the world to see.

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The Great Smokies and Japan

It’s no secret that I love the National Parks. They are steeped in history be it natural, historical, or modern. I kind of knew some of the history of The Great Smoky Mountains, basically the gist of George Masa being responsible for it. However this short 5 minute video is a great retrospective of all the work he did.

It doesn’t have the production value of a Ken Burns production, but it has the knowledge, and instead of dozens of minutes of overshots, and speculation and opinions it’s a straight video on the guy and his impact.

You should watch it because it explains the most visited National Park in the country. (Which ironically I still have not been to).

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Snorkeling in a Forest

A few years ago it rained so hard and so quickly that a river flooded in Brazil and completely covered this hiking trail with many feet of crystal clear water. I know what you’re saying, when rivers flood here, they’re muddy, danger messes. Well this river is in a protected park in Brazil, and the trail is private.

The water didn’t stay up that long, by day’s end it had receded back to somewhat normal levels apparently. Still, I think it’s pretty neat. In fact, I think it’s exceptionally neat that somewhere on earth everything is set up perfectly to flood so calmly.

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Drifting Trains

There really isn’t anything else to say regarding this video except that it’s pretty ace and you should watch it.

If only real life trains could be this crazy, we would have some killer new Olympic sports.

All of you people out there with these wooden train tracks, I’m looking to you to put something together which is 100x better than this video. I expect it. All 7 readers of this blog.

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Agent Smith?!

jdbrew linked to this video explaining an insane (what I’m calling Fan) theory regarding The Matrix.

I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I understand that it’s 15 minutes long which include an unnecessary minute long intro, and (on my watch 2 (two)) pre-roll ads.

Anyway, read the title of the post, then think what Neo is supposed to be, then switch them up. That’s the gist of this theory. Yes it was posted 5 years ago, yes I am just seeing it today. Deal with it.

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20 Years of Survivor

Survivor is 20 years old! In 40 seasons of reality television that’s the equivalent of being elected President.

I remember watching Survivor back in the day when it was on Thursday Nights, I watched up until All Stars, then I graduated High School and fell out of the weekly TV rotation. Apparently I missed some of the more iconic moments in the show’s history. When I came back into it a few years ago there were these things called Hidden Immunity Idols. WTF?

For it’s iconic season, Survivor is bringing back 20 previous winners and pitting them against each other to try and win a $2 million prize. Like me, there will be a few players who never played with a hidden immunity idol before, but I’m sure they will know about it.

Heck, there’s a husband and wife duo that will likely be some of the first targets, as well as someone who won twice already!

You should check out Survivor this Wednesday evening on CBS.

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Thunder Baby

Sure, it’s not 2 Cellos, but it’s still an amazing rendition of Thunderstruck. I do say though, it probably took way longer than would have liked to edit this. Video editing sucks.

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