We already know what Siri might have been like back in the 1980s, now Squirrel Monkey imagines another virtual assistant existed during a time when voice synthesis and voice recognition were in their infancy. We love how it uses a cassette recorder to download songs from Amazon Music.
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To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, Universal Pictures enlisted the help of eight talented artists and fans to create their own visualizations of the classic sci-fi comedy. We can’t decide which animation style we liked best, but the knit version of “Darth Vader” from the planet Vulcan was pretty great.
Back in the 1970s, actor and voiceover artist Morgan Freeman starred on the PBS kids’ show The Electric Company. SPGOALS TV dug up this classic bit, in which the normally stoic Mr. Freeman plays a vampire with a taste for something other than blood. We wonder how Vincent would do with an Impossible Burger.
(PG-13: Language) Beloved Aussie comedy group Aunty Donna has scored themselves a Netflix series. Titled Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun, expect the show to offer the trio’s trademark absurdist sketch comedy, along with cameos from stars like Ed Helms, Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tomkins, and “Weird” Al Yankovic. Drops 11.11.2020.
If you’ve seen Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, you might remember the classic scene where Dr. Evil describes his childhood in the most unusual of terms. When actress Lisa Gilroy was asked by a teacher to perform a dramatic monologue from any movie, she immediately knew where to turn to.
Rally races can be incredibly dangerous. They require precise coordination between driver and co-driver to negotiate countless twists and turns along the way. One wrong move and you’re off the course or worse. In the case of this rally in Russia, it seems nobody got this corner radius right. Isn’t this the point of recce before a race?
Actor and sometime janitor Brian Edward Kahrs was looking for a fun way to get around his hometown of Clearwater, Florida. Instead of hopping on a skateboard, bicycle, or scooter, he cobbled together a stupid simple, but effective mode of transportation made from a mop bucket, an umbrella, and a leaf blower.
This two-player game from the creators of Exploding Kittens is basically a lo-fi version of air hockey with a little pinball thrown in. Players use their magnetic cat paw catapults to fling balls onto their opponent’s side, with the objective of hitting various combinations of balls onto your opponent’s side.
By filling all the balloons with explosive hydrogen, then adding extraneous edits, lens flare, and a power ballad, YouTuber Mr.Stratman7 managed to turn the Pixar classic UP into your typically overdone Michael Bay popcorn flick. The only thing it’s missing is some giant robots to knock things over.
We always thought that Ghost Rider preferred motorcycles, but apparently, he also can operate a Zamboni. Watch in amazement as this driver calmly drives his ice smoothing machine across the ice and out of the rink after it somehow caught on fire at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex.
People do some strange things when they run out of stuff to do. Take, for example, this annual festival which takes place in San Juan de la Vega, Mexico. The sole objective is for participants to hit things with a sledgehammer packed with explosives so it blows up. Todd Hata takes us inside this wild and loud celebration.
On the UK game show Taskmasters, contestants were asked to record videos of them performing an activity that would make them look much more talented when played in reverse. We can’t decide if the guy pulling the van or the Tree Wizard was our favorite. Just one question: How long until there’s a US remake of this show?
You’ve gotta fight… for your right… to beach party! If The Beastie Boys sang like The Beach Boys, it might sound something like Kevin Miller’s clever rework of Fight for Your Right set to the tune of I Get Around. We can totally imagine a video with the Beasties riding the waves on surf boards.
Does your dog shed a lot? Now that we’ve seen this video, we know what to do with all that hair that comes off when you brush them. Simply gather up some fur, activate your inner artist, and get to crafting a fuzzy replica of your pup like this impressive needle-felted doppelgänger.
“You’ve literally just brought home a random bear.” The live-action/CGI movie Paddington tells the story of a family who offers a place to stay to a bear in need. But with a little help from YouTuber Scuffed Asian, Paddington’s visit just became a whole lot more ominous.
If you’ve never seen the original Scream, then go watch it and come back afterward to avoid any spoilers. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy as Screen Junkies rips into the flesh of Wes Craven’s 1996 classic that breathed fresh life into the horror genre by poking fun at the horror genre.
Who ya gonna call? The Beastie Boys, that’s who! For his Halloween 2020 mashup, remixer William Maranci managed to combine Ray Parker, Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme with Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock’s hit Intergalactic. We can totally see them wearing proton packs with their white and yellow uniforms.
Harrison Ford is known for his numerous roles in action movies and thrillers, as well as his real-world heroics. But we didn’t realize that he was such a foodie until we saw Owenergy’s compilation video, which solely features scenes of the dashing Mr. Ford as he chows down for some finger-licking good meals.
Back in the 1980s, Rax Roast Beef was a popular fast-food chain. But the company lost its way, trying to reinvent itself in the face of competition and is down to its last few locations. And then there’s this disastrous ad campaign which certainly didn’t help. The Vlogbrothers offer their take on the one and only Mr. Delicious.
The idea of a beer and cigarette soap sounds pretty awful on paper. But rest assured, the fragrances in Soap Distillery’s manly soap bar are surprisingly pleasing, swirling together scents of tobacco, lavender, and hops, into a moisturizing and cleansing mix of coconut, olive, and sunflower oils, lager beer, and black clay.
We try to avoid politics here on, but we think most people agree that the winner of the 2020 U.S. Vice Presidential debate was the fly that parked it on Mike Pence’s head. Remixer Eclectic Method got to work quickly recapping the most notable event of the night with this amusing little ditty, vocalized by Kamala Harris herself.
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