The yellow machine you’re looking at is “Le Mécanophone,” otherwise known as a 1935 Citroën truck, equipped with 42 different car horns. But this thing doesn’t just beep, it’s basically a calliope on wheels. We want one of these just so we can honk at traffic all day long.
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(Flashing images) The whole “Shrek, but…” meme has produced some rather silly videos, including GrayWalf’s edit, in which he managed to compress the entire film to just over 3 minutes by only including the parts where they made the sound “E.” It’s a nice quick way to get through the movie, and still get the main plot points.
Music mashup master Bill McClintock is at it again. This time, he managed to combine the Motown sounds of The Isley Brother’s classic Shout! with the metal edge of Motörhead’s Ace of Spades, giving frat boys a whole new kind of chant for their toga parties. Shoo-be-doo-wop-bop.
If you grew up in the 1980s, Garfield was everywhere. The cynical, lasagna-loving kitty was licensed beyond belief. Snellby Reviews looks back at perhaps the greatest Garfield merch ever – Tyco’s phone that was shaped like the fat orange tabby, along with a strange story about the phones washing up along the coast of France.
“Be aware to trim your nose hairs, cause they could put up a fight!” Japan’s state of emergency has been lifted after their initial bout with COVID-19. To both cautiously celebrate, and to remind people to be diligent, disinfectant company SMV Japan released this silly animated music video. Japanese version here.
Normally, when you aim a video camera towards the passengers on a rollercoaster, you hear screams, or at least see some expressions on the rider’s faces. The same can’t be said when all of your ride’s occupants are teddy bears, like in this soothing clip from the Walibi Holland amusement park.
Ever wonder why pirates flew the Jolly Roger (aka Skull & Bones) flag? CGP Grey digs into the often flamboyant approach of infamous pirates like Blackbeard, along with some of the clever tricks they used to lure their victims and steal their riches. Learn about the business of piracy here. Inspired by the book The Invisible Hook.
Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 12oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.
From the creators of the YouTube cooking series of the same name, comes a cookbook filled with more than 60 tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes that will make you feel like you actually know a thing or two about cooking, and might actually impress your family and friends.
(PG-13: Language) The guys from Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth present a new competition show where ridiculously costumed contestants take their miniature golf games to the max on a quest for their very own ugly green jacket. Premieres 6.10.20 on Rooster Teeth’s subscription channel FIRST.
“The toilet flushing felt unrealistic.” Bathrooms seem to be a staple of level design in first-person shooters – especially in the horror genre. Over the last several years, Curious Reviewers has compiled a series of video tours of these facilities, and reviewed their visual quality, amenities, and realism.
“What is it going to take to kill Dom?.. Probably his blood pressure.” AOK envisions a day when the Fast and Furious franchise nears its 100th movie. But now that their drivers licenses have been revoked, our aging racers must take to the streets and perform death-defying stunts in mobility scooters.
(PG-13: Language) Eli Shapiro’s short film about a guy and his childhood friend is filled with uncomfortable moments, yet is completely relatable for anyone who’s ever had a “friend” who was so obnoxious, but you couldn’t get rid of them. Actors Sean Brannon and Will Cooper’s great chemistry is revealed mostly through improv.
From the makers of Charty Party comes another silly card game. In Puns of Anarchy, players are challenged to modify the words on their cards to make the funniest puns to go with a theme card. For example, the theme is “Food”, and your card is “Post Malone,” you might change it to “Post Calzone” or “Toast Malone.” Yep.
“Manager Claudette moved with the quickness of a jungle cat… as she leapt into her burgundy Tercel to give chase.” With classic Daily Show style editing, the guys from BowserVids injected a trio of new employees into a news report about a robbery at an Arby’s with hilarious results.
This amusing card game for adults asks players to look at a chart with a pre-labeled X-axis, and then attempt to pick the funniest card in their deck to describe its Y-axis. A fun alternative to Cards Against Humanity, with similar laugh potential. Note: Not for the easily offended.
We’ve all seen those ads for Masterclass, with their haughty explanations of skills to be taught by leaders in their respective fields. Jim Cameron is an expert too. But he’s not the guy who made Terminator or Avatar. Nope, he’s just Kathleen Cameron’s dad – and he knows the one right way to load a dishwasher.
A while back, Buttered Side Down acquired a handful of useful super powers. Now, like most superhero franchises, he’s back with a sequel whether we wanted it or not. This time, he gains extraordinary strength, the ability to rip holes in the fabric of the universe, and the power to outrun his treadmill, among other skills.
Like so many other college students, the Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2020 wasn’t able to have their graduation ceremony in person. But comedian and Georgetown alum Mike Birbiglia took off a little bit of the edge off with this warm, funny, and wise commencement speech. (Thanks Rob!)
We honestly have no idea what to say after watching Quentin Smirhes‘ absurdist music video about a guy who thinks he’s a “chooka” train, but all we knew was we had to share it with the rest of the world immediately. Perhaps we’ve been hypnotized into doing it. Enjoy the source material here.
The guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel got their hands on a new machine for their workshop. It uses a pair of conveyor belts and a set of powerful rollers to flatten objects. They’re still working out the kinks, but it clearly has destructive potential. It’s also one of the more satisfying ways to pop large bubble wrap.
When it comes to robots, the humble Roomba is one of the most useful. The only thing that would make one of these automated vacuums better is if it looked like a droid from Star Wars. Matthew Scott Hunter decided to do just that, and transformed his Roomba into a new home maintenance droid dubbed “R9-D9.”
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