“I don’t have skill, but I do have technology!” Shane of Stuff Made Here adds to his collection of robotic sporting goods by engineering a pool cue that automatically lines up the best shot. We love how Shane shares his failures and troubleshooting process along the way. Also, we learned a cool new word: fiducial.
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JKK Films was watching the trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong and thought there just wasn’t enough action. To amp things up, he added a third monster to the battles, his cat Wayne. Given the destructive tendency of kitties, Wayne appears to be the perfect casting decision.
The Museum of Classic Chicago Television aka FuzzyMemories.TV dusted off this classic from the wonderful world of Jim Henson. This is the original 1969 versio of Mah-Na, Mah-Na, a skit that would later gain fame on The Muppet Show. The tune was originally created for a crazy Italian mondo flick, Sweden Heaven and Hell.
Ukranian folk-rock cover band Sedo i Ludy offers their unique spin on the Bon Jovi track It’s My Life, with a rollicking cover version that combines bluegrass with traditional Russian folk sounds. About halfway through it turns into a Haircut 100 version of the James Bond theme song.
“You should not have eaten me! I’m gonna tell your family!” Before arriving on a call to negotiate a hostage situation, a cop (Regina King) has a little snack to satisfy her sweet tooth. But she doesn’t realize until it’s too late that the entire bag of gummy bears was laced with weed.
“That was the guy this was all about. Not like there’s another guy.” Joel Haver’s hilarious video game parody series pokes fun at what NPCs are probably thinking when your controller disconnects. Suddenly, you go from a rampaging death machine to an easy target for a one-punch kill, so the AI must be seriously confused.
Frank Maglio’s Amazon parrot Tico likes to sing along when Frank gets out his guitar. So sit back and enjoy a avian little serenade as the bird does its best Robert Plant impression, and embellishes Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven with a bit of whistling.
(Gore) While camping in the woods, a couple inadvertently leaves their mark in a horrific way. Their crime won’t go unpunished, though, as they also left behind photographic evidence. Nature strikes back with a vengeance in this darkly-comic short film from animation students at Ecole des Nouvelles Images.
We already know that using saw blades as wheels can provide traction on ice. With this in mind, The Q replaced the wheels on his bicycle with gigantic circular saw blades, then took it for a little spin on a frozen lake. We know it looks cool, but it seems like this could end very badly.
Animator Trent Shy created this duo of excellent stop-motion claymations which capture the personas of colorful pop culture characters. The first clip catalogs blue characters from Stitch to Cookie Monster, while the second animation showcases green guys like Slimer, Gumby, and Pickle Rick.
Matty Benedetto is known for making Unnecessary Inventions. Here, he shows off an idea that we actually would consider buying – a coat hook that dispenses a shot of your favorite booze when you come home and hang up your coat. We’re hoping this one turns up in his shop.
We’ve seen what editor Matthew Highton can do with stock footage before. Recently, he remade the opening title sequence of The Simpsons using only off-the-shelf video, and it’s pretty spot-on. We’re amazed by how oddly-specific stock footage can be. How many people could be searching for “baby behind a steering wheel?”
There’s a certain kind of fake sincerity and strained emotion that comes through in most commercial voiceovers, and voice actor Shelby Young totally nailed it in this TikTok duet she did for the Commercial Voiceover Challenge, posted by Noble Son. Also, who comes up with the awful names for prescription drugs?
Imagine for a moment that Tobey Maguire played Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith. That’s exactly what we have here, courtesy of the warped minds at Matan Animation Studios. Can’t get enough Darth Bully Maguire? He also stood in for Darth Maul in Duel of the Fates.
Erik Vernieuwe and Kris De Smedt of BURP love to play with their food. They especially enjoy a good wiener. Their Instagram feed is loaded with hilarious scenes featuring hot dogs, sausages, and pickles posed as characters and scenes from pop culture. Our favorite photo is of the Grady twins from Kubrick’s The Shining.
You’d think you’d need to own a hydraulic press to do stuff like the guys at the Hydraulic Press Channel do, but Aussie actor-dancer-comedian Smac McCreanor figured she could do the same without one. Instead of smushing objects, she uses her body to accurately reenact the crushing power of a 150-ton press.
Tardigrades may only measure about 0.5mm long, but these teensy water-dwelling critters are some of the toughest organisms known to humankind, having survived exposure to nuclear radiation and the vacuum of space. Zefrank provides an in-depth look at these strange, see-through dudes and what makes them tick.
There’s nothing worse than tripping and spilling your ice cream cone on the floor. Unless that is, your ice cream cone is an inedible piece of decor. JJ Ice Cream Shop sells these sculptures that look just like real ice cream cones that have fallen. They’re made from resin and come in a variety of colors and scoop styles.
The Conspiracy Candle Co. makes fragrance combos that conjure a sense of mystery and mystique. This set of four soy wax candles includes Area 51 (cactus flower, alow, alien spacecraft), Roswell (desert amber, smoke, sandalwood), Atlantis (Caribbean teak, sea salt, lost civilization), and CLASSIFIED CASE #001 (redacted).
TV shows and movies take lots of artistic license when it comes to real-world situations. Fire Department Chronicles doesn’t have good things to say about how firefighting is portrayed on screen, so he greenscreens himself into scenes to set the cast straight on all the things they’re doing wrong. More here and here.
Taking a page from the Beyond the Press channel’s sawblade car, RC car fan Fivo Nine modded their Traxxas Xmaxx trophy truck, and outfitted it with 7-1/4″ blades from a circular saw. The RC truck has a tremendous amount of torque for its size, so it quickly digs in and starts cutting into the surface of the frozen lake.
If you’re going to drive a high horsepower muscle car like a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, you usually want to have some nice fat tires to maximize grip. So the very idea of a Hellcat riding on horse-and-buggy wheels seems ludicrous. But this is the internet – and where there’s a will, there’s a way, as WhistlinDiesel demonstrates.
Searching for Bigfoot? Perhaps he’s moved to Australia. At least that’s what we gleaned from this cover version of Men at Work’s 1981 unofficial national anthem Down Under, performed by Saxsquatch. The video also made us wonder if Bigfoots like Vegemite sandwiches, or if they can even fit in a fried-out Kombi.
Definitely not one for the kiddos, Joshua Mason’s sadistic strategy game is kind of like Hitman if you played it with cards. Except in Murder, Mayhem & Lollipops, you take on the role of a really bad assassin, who must use multiple weapons to take down each of their targets. Plus, you have an addiction to narcotic lollipops.
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