Machine learning tech is getting pretty good at things like object recognition, but can it write a decent song? Funk Turkey fed artificial intelligence software a bunch of AC/DC lyrics and asked it to create a new track. This is what it came up with. We’re pretty sure this AI is actually a 10-year-old boy.
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“He lives on the floor of the sea, not on the roof like a duck do.” If there’s one thing you can count on at the bottom of the ocean, its weird looking stuff. ZeFrank introduces us to a funky fish that scurries about with fins that resemble stubby little legs, munching on shellfish, and grumping about other fish that have the same name.
(PG-13: Gore/Language) Need advice on how to survive during a viral outbreak? Check out filmmakers Evan Gorski’s and Michael Dougherty’s clip “Everything I Need to Know to Survive COVID-19 I Learned by Watching Sci-fi and Horror Movies.” We’re still going with “Have a nice cold pint… and wait for all this to blow over.”
What happens when you replace the F-14A Tomcats in Top Gun with X-Wing Fighters? Movie magic. Jackson McKay combined the Kenny Loggins’ classic Danger Zone with footage from Star Wars episodes IV through IX and Rogue One, giving us the only Star Wars soundtrack that works even better than one by John Williams.
With celebrities locked down at home, we’ve had a barrage of collaborative music videos hitting our screens daily. This clip from David Cross‘ Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event for Charity is our favorite so far, featuring a veritable Who’s Who of talent, including the song’s creator himself.
It took them a couple of years to get around to it, but Screen Junkies‘ roasting of Denis Villenueve’s visually spectacular Blade Runner sequel is spot-on. The movie might have been long, deliberately-paced, and self-important, but we still loved every minute of it.
“You’ll always want to blame someone else for how you feel.” Phony self-help expert and life coach JP Sears offers up a variety of really bad advice which will make anyone who follows it come off as stupider than ever. He forgot to mention the part where you post all of said idiotic thoughts and behaviors to Facebook and Twitter.
Ever wonder what a Rick Astley song written by an AI might sound like? YouTuber Lil’Alien demonstrates what neural network called Jukebox came up with when asked to create more of Never Gonna Give You Up based on the data fed into its electronic brain. Play with more weird AI music on the Jukebox Sample Explorer.
These days, we’ll take laughs any way we can get them. Take, for example, Real Big Boys‘ video of Seal’s 1994 hit Kiss from a Rose being sung by a choir of barking seals. We feel like the track could have used some penguin background singers, so here’s something to get you started.
We’ve seen what Full House might have looked like if it Nick Offerman had played all the characters on the show, now DrFakenstein has created a much more plausible deepfake video, in which the only character on Parks and Recreation is the gruff, but lovable Ron Swanson.
Two men find themselves at the wrong end of the long arm of the law. As they make a break for it into the woods, they question the decision that changed everything. Kevin James continues to prove his sketch comedy chops with perfect use of dramatic tension and a solid punchline. Filmed by the Kinnane Brothers.
Former Pixar animator Erick Oh’s goofy short film is packed with the silliest array of characters we’ve run into in a while. It follows the story of a naked hot dog on a quest to figure out his who he really is, and the other possibly edible folks he encounters along his journey.
We never knew that The Temptations were actually five white guys. But that’s what comedian Jimmy Slonina would have us believe with his hilariously spot-on lip-sync performance of their 1969 Motown classic I Can’t Get Next to You that he recorded in various stages of grooming. His Bee Gees lip-sync is equally hysterical.
Leave it to the crafters at Subversive Cross Stitch to create this timely DIY “Isolation Update” kit for tracking the number of days since you’ve last worn pants (or days without makeup, a bra, or crying) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Ideal for stress relief when you feel like stabbing something hundreds of times.
So you want a Ferrari, but you only have $100 to spend. Financial limitations didn’t stop these young men from Vietnam from getting what they wanted. Using cardboard, fiberglass, a metal frame, and a whole lot of effort, they built a rough approximation of an Ferrari FXX-K… and it actually can drive. They also made a Lamborghini.
Comedian James Veitch walks us through a gameplay tutorial for “Lockdown! The Game!” an entirely too appropriate card game about being stuck at home during a pandemic. While the game doesn’t actually exist, we’re pretty sure he’d sell millions if he did a crowdfunding campaign right now. We love the tiny toilet paper rolls.
Anyone in a serious relationship knows that communication and compromise are key to a fruitful partnership. Comedian Stevie Emerson envisions a conversation with his girlfriend is much like the business negotiations on an episode of Shark Tank. We’re just really glad he’s not dating Kevin O’Leary.
Meme and chart generator site imgflip has built a tool that uses artificial intelligence technology to automatically generate text for their most popular meme templates. Most of the things its computer brain comes up with are absurd, but every once in a while, it strikes comedy gold.
Dee Bradley Baker has brought characters to life on everything from American Dad! to Samurai Jack. He also has the ability to imitate the sounds of all kinds of creatures, from birds to pigs to angry squirrels. Great Big Story sat down with Dee and asked him to improvise some animal noises. Those alien sounds were insane.
Okay, sea snails pose no threat to humans, but if you’re smaller than the Agaronia snail, you’d better watch your step. ZeFrank introduces us to these blind, sea-surfing gastropods who devour any living thing they can fit into their mouths – assuming they bump into it in the sand.
Back in the early 1990s, Late Night with Conan O’Brien featured a series of hilariously melodramatic cold opens. Here’s a great compilation of some of the funniest bits, which parodied over-the-top spy flicks, soap operas, and cop dramas. Check out more classic Conan here.
Rick and Morty has given us memorable songs like Goodbye Moonmen, The Rick Dance, and Help Me I’m Gonna Die. Now you can sing along to your favorite tunes from the animated series, thanks to the folks at Adult Swim’s YouTube channel. Kudos to Angela Stempel for the accompanying animations.
The cast of Parks and Recreation revisit their classic characters in a hilarious work-from-home special. Everyone is here, from the overachieving Leslie Knope to Ron “I’ve been practicing social distancing since I was four years-old.” Swanson. All they ask is that you consider supporting Feeding America’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
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