Have you ever wanted a car? What about a LEGO car? How about a Ford Mustang? Well you’re in luck because a few years ago LEGOLand Florida built a full sized 1964 Ford Mustang, completely out of LEGO Bricks. 194,900 of them to be exact. Some were DUPLO bricks, but that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme. They even built in working head and tail lights. It’s lighter than an actual Ford Mustang, but I bet if you put the engine and transmission in it would approach it. It’s probably not very good in a crash. Though a car from 1964 is also probably not one you want to crash in, so it’s a wash there.
It’s been a long time since Jake and Amir were regularly making videos. I remember it like it was yesterday honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 3 or 4 years. Any Hootie and the Blowfish, they recently joined back up on Patreon and are uploading Jake and Amir watch, Jake and Amir, it’s like director commentary on DVDs back in the day. Just pop it in, press play and enjoy the ride.
Or, pay them some money and watch them watch themselves. This above video is from Milk Man I and II with Ben Schwartz. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the Milk Man set, but it’s fun to watch them reminisce about times past. I almost want to sign up and watch,but they’re only like 20 episodes deep and they have over 800 to total. Or that’s what I heard. It seems right.
I remember stumbling to the videos years and years ago. Remember stumble-upon. Man those were good times. I know Tuesdays and Thursdays I was refreshing the homepage waiting for the new video to drop. Then before I had found the reddit community, I would hope to be one of the first to add a comment to their page.
Many good times watching them. I still use many of the phrases in my common every day words. It’s impressive, kind of. Some people don’t really get it, but I do, and that’s what matters.
Check it out, pay them.
It’s Christmas time and little kids all over the world are worrying about what Santa is going to give them more than what the spirit of the season is all about. Well in order to bring their hopes and dreams down, I’m going to show them a set of insane Hot Wheels tracks that they wish they could build and they wish Santa would bring them.
It’s too late now mommy and daddy, you can’t get this stuff anymore.
I like the first one in the skate park, that was pretty ace.
Here’s a better view of #6, it’s not a track it’s an art installation. Boring. I do like the speed scale though, that’s ridiculous. It goes to show that you would never withstand the G-Forces of it.
Number 4 is ridiculous. There are wooden loops, it’s reminiscence of Action Park in it’s high qualityness.
Number 2 is pretty awesome, from it’s humble beginnings. It looks simple but then you see how gar along the house and the yard that it goes. I do like #1 with the PVC pipes holding the track for parts of it. Pretty neat.
Anyway Enjoy Children. And if you’ve managed to build a track of equal or better value, let me know.
Are perpetually done.
Earlier this month something unbelievable happened, StumbleUpon closed down. I didn’t know it was founded in 2002. I started using it in 2005, or 2006 I think. I can’t remember exactly, I’m pretty sure that I started using the site well before that blog post, but who knows.
Endless hours, nay, days were spent stumbling across the internet. I found many a strange photo, or comic, or video. Some interesting natural? formations. The whole basis of the Going Green series of posts started from some stumbles. I had interesting conversations with people, sadly I can’t remember any of their names.
It all started with that browser add-on. You know, back in the hay-day of browser add-ons. You couldn’t open someone’s browser without 36 different things opening up, stealing all your cookies, and making life really weird. Yet back then, no one cared. I gladly stumbled all over the internet, well into the morning hours. Things slowed down when I switched to the Chrome browser. And things practically disappeared when the browser add-on turned more into an iframe. I guess SU wanted even more of our dataz. It might have been around this time that they changed their logo from the cool green SU to the strange ugly orange. I see that as the death of them.
I honestly not have known that they were shutting down had it not been for this Reddit Post.
Regardless, me and my 42k likes will live on forever. They might not be relevant, they might not even exist anymore, but good golly, they were some great times wasted away on the immature internetz.
How could we go all year without the reminder of this classic?
I didn’t think so, did you?
Seriously, who knew that the lonely faucet had so many new ways to operate? If you don’t believe me, search for “faucet” on Yanko Design, (or just click that link). At the time of this writing, there’s 13 pages worth. Sure, some of them are stupid crazy things, but some are actually pretty neat.
This swirling pattern faucet is what first sparked my interest.
It is neat, and it probably is less harsh on your hands, but I don’t know 2 things. 1 – how much water it will actually save. There’s the paradox of you’re using less of something, but that something is so cheap now that you’ll end up using more of it anyway. In this case, the price of the water hasn’t changed, but the delivery method is so neat that people will watch it more then usual. And secondly, as someone on imgur pointed out, calcium deposits.
Next on the list is this strange one that directs a waterfall upwards.
How it’s expected to get this perfect curve I’ll never understand. Anyone who’s played with a hose will know that that stream will work for about 2 seconds, then fall apart and mess everything up. The creators think the water fountain like design will make it easier to brush your teeth, I think that’s quite an edge case. But hey, it’s a free concept!
The Ring Faucet though is my favorite:
I could conceive of this faucet in a bathroom at my house. Provided I had a wife that would allow it, or a workshop where I could tinker with things that is. While I don’t share all of the sentimental things that the designer does, I do think that the ring of water falling down is quite cool. Like most humans, I could watch moving water for hours on end, so I think this might end up needing to go into the guest bathroom where I won’t see it often enough to waste the water.
I totally could put this on the wall and get looks from people though. What are you supposed to put in that hole?
That’s pretty neat, that’s what that is. This is what I’m doing this week now, watching Nature, and all the neat things that make it up.
You should really watch the rest of the videos on the channel, they are really well done. Don’t really take anything he says to heart though, it’s a parody account. For the most part it’s sane information, but it’s still crazy. And neat!
I know this video is almost 3 years old, but sometimes it’s nice to revisit some old things, and show how times have changed, and technology improved. In this case, the video quality is still amazing, as is the production quality. You know what has changed, the ability to do something like this and not get arrested.
Victor Chu flew his drone around the 5 boroughs of New York City taking the above footage. He’s pretty good with the drone, and the rest of his channel is now fleshed out with plenty of cool stuff for you to watch and enjoy.
I will say, seeing anything from above is unique, but seeing Manhattan, someplace I go to often, or at least pass by and through from above is unique. There’s so much that you don’t notice or see in the world from the ground.