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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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Bon Jovi in the Park

That is all there is too it. Some guy casually singing Livin’ on a Prayer when the whole park gets together and sings along with him. Pretty wholesome, pretty ace.

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Surreal Joshua Tree

Last week it snowed in Joshua Tree National Park. That’s rare because it’s a desert, but it’s also pretty frekin awesome looking as attested by this 360 video:

This was shot on the new GoPro Max. I remember that GoPro was trying to get into the 360 camera business for awhile but when I was going to Alaska they weren’t ready. I think it’s safe to say that this camera is pretty good and might be worth the upgrade eventually.

I wish I could get to a National Park right after or during a snowfall. I was in Yosemite a few years ago and there was snow on the ground, but nothing fresh. I was also in Sequoia and Kings Canyon the same time, and similarly there was snow on the ground. The closest would probably be the trip to Mount Rainier last year, it did snow on us for a bit, but only up in the elevation. That was pretty cool.

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A New House


New year, new goals. Have this tree house! Or not. While it’s pretty neat looking, it looks quite exposed to, well everything. It’s also way over reliant on technology, and requires a crane to be installed. Plus, it sticks out like a sore thumb on the skyline, you’re easy pickings for the robots to attack. No thank you, I’ll take my underground bunker instead.
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Full Metal Arrow


Or something like that anyway. I greatly dislike the reddit video system that doesn’t allow you to embed just the video, instead you need to embed the whole post. I guess that’s what they’re aiming for, but it’s still annoying.
Anyway, look at these two idiots, they aren’t really going to get the round to explode, but at least they know what’s happening, and that it’s dangerous. That’s a step better than most idiots.