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Jolene: Metal Edition

Jolene: Metal Edition

Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli takes on Dolly Parton’s classic country ballad about her marital insecurities in the only way he knows how – with lots of blood-curdling screams and headbanging. Though the acoustic guitar was unexpected.

Hydrapak Expedition 8L

Hydrapak Expedition 8L

Stay hydrated even when you’re out in remote locations with Hydrapak’s oversize water pack. It has an 8-liter capacity, yet flattens and rolls to a small size for storage. It has a waterproof TPU body, a removable tap, a flexible webbing handle, and has marks for measuring its contents.

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LEGO Space Rocket Ride

LEGO Space Rocket Ride

Based on a fan-submitted design to LEGO Ideas, this little 154-piece LEGO set is one of our favorite small kits in a while. Inspired by those strip mall kiddie rides, it moves like the real thing – but without inserting your cash. The LEGO Shop will offer it as a gift with purchase starting on 6/5/19.

Our BMW Palm Springs Experience

Our BMW Palm Springs Experience

We recently joined our friends from MenWhoBlog at the BMW Performance Center at California’s The Thermal Club. We were treated to an amazing day of fun, learning, and hot laps on the track, along with an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful sights, accomodations, food, and libations of Greater Palm Springs.

Onward (Teaser)

Onward (Teaser)

In Pixar’s Onward, the world of fantasy creatures has become modern and urbanized. Two elf brothers – voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt – find themselves embarking on a quest to discover magic in their mundane world. Premieres 3/6/20.

Building a Scissor-lift BBQ Grill

Building a Scissor-lift BBQ Grill

Builder Jimmy Diresta wanted a new barbecue grill, but instead of running out to the nearest Costco to buy one, he decided to build his own. And Jimmy’s homebrew version has a really neat trick – scissor-style lifts, a crank, and a gear drive for adjusting its height from the flame.

100,000 Dominoes in Reverse

100,000 Dominoes in Reverse

Domino fanatic Hevesh5 took footage from some of her more epic builds, and decided to play the whole thing backwards. Watching and listening to all of those dominoes and props stand themselves back up is both strange and quite satisfying. The towers are especially fun.

Motor Synth

Motor Synth

Gamechanger Audio’s insanely cool desktop synthesizer combines electronic and mechanical components for the ultimate in analog sound. Its sounds are generated by motors, magnetic pickups, and infrared sensors, which serve as waveforms to produce truly unique sounds.

Mii Channel Theme Viola Cover

Mii Channel Theme Viola Cover

One of the most memorable bits of music in the history of video games has to be the background track that plays while you sit in the lobby of Nintendo’s Mii Channel. Musician Beanzo decided to pay tribute to this catchy little ditty with a fun four-part viola cover.

Ford v Ferrari (Trailer)

Ford v Ferrari (Trailer)

Matt Damon stars as Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale plays race car driver Ken Miles in director James Mangold’s (Walk the Line, Logan) true story about how two upstarts took on massive obstacles to go up against Enzo Ferrari’s dominant team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Hot Wheels Xylophone

Hot Wheels Xylophone

5MadMovieMakers is playing with toy cars again. This time, they lined up a bunch of parallel Hot Wheels tracks with the bars from a xylophone, then launched a series of toy 65′ Ford Mustangs to play a little tune. It was done with some clever video editing, but it’s still fun to watch.

10-Hour Oceanscape

10-Hour Oceanscape

If your TV can stream YouTube, you’ll want to load up this vid from BBC Earth and OceanX Media which features 10 straight hours of incredible footage of undersea creatures. It’s so much easier to care for than an actual aquarium, and the fish are cooler too.

Scary Pockets: Wild World

Scary Pockets: Wild World

With the powerful vocal stylings of Rett Madison leading things off, Scary Pockets succeeded at breathing new life into Cat Stevens’ early ’70s classic Wild World with an ample dose of soul and a dash of funk.

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Replicade Tempest Cabinet

Replicade Tempest Cabinet

New Wave Toys adds to its collection of tiny, working arcade machines, with this 12″ tall (sixth-scale) replica of the Atari classic Tempest. Its wood cabinet is accurate to every detail, with a screen optimized for vector-style graphics, and a rotary control with swappable caps. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop!

Facepalm Bust: Bronze Edition

Facepalm Bust: Bronze Edition

A classy new variant on ThinkGeek’s desktop facepalm sculpture. This 6″ bust of Captain Jean-Luc Picard is just the thing for expressing your everyday frustration with the stupidity surrounding you. Made from resin with a bronze patina finish.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Trailer)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Trailer)

(Gore) “We get dirty, the world stays clean.” Infinity Ward and Activision reimagine Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the present day. The game promises a riveting single-player campaign, as well as co-op modes and online multiplayer. Drops 10/25/19.

Fire Dominoes

Fire Dominoes

For his latest video, The Q played with fire. He took the chemicals used to make matchstick heads and reconstituted them to make oversized versions. Then he erected gradually larger and larger sizes to set off a visually-impressive chain reaction. Things heat up around the 3:27 mark.

Louis Cole: F It Up

Louis Cole: F It Up

Musician Louis Cole loves to do live recording sessions, and this one takes the cake. Listen, enjoy, and be wowed by this captivating performance shot at “some guy’s house.” It’s got synths, loops, and more funk than you can handle. This is one clip where patience definitely pays off.

Age of Resistance (Teaser)

Age of Resistance (Teaser)

Fans of Jim Henson’s and Frank Oz’s 1982 classic The Dark Crystal will be thrilled by the teaser for this 10-hour series, which is headed to Netflix this August. Like the original, it’s filled with fantastical creatures and settings, and uses puppetry and practical effects wherever possible.

Rambo: Last Blood (Teaser)

Rambo: Last Blood (Teaser)

(Gore) Sylvester Stallone writes and stars as John Rambo yet again in the fifth installment of the action series. While the teaser makes it look like an extreme version of Home Alone, Rambo: Last Blood apparently sees our hero journeying to Mexico to rescue a friend’s daughter.

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A Zipline with Corners

A Zipline with Corners

Most ziplines go in a straight line from point-to-point. But Tom Scott recently dropped by Holmes Solutions‘ to check out a zipline that bends into corners. It still uses a cable to guide riders, allowing for long straights and twisty bits, much like a race track or a rollercoaster.

In Fabric (Trailer)

In Fabric (Trailer)

A dress in a London department store ruins the life of anyone who wears it. A literally killer dress? Sounds like the makings of a B-movie, but if the indie masters at A24 picked it up, it must mean it’s a winner.

LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

LEGO CREATOR Expert set 10266 is an intricate 1,087-piece replica of the lunar lander module from the Apollo 11 mission. Designed in collaboration with NASA, it features separate ascent and descent stages, and a lunar surface with footprints and a U.S. flag. The Eagle lands on June 1, 2019 at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com.

Death Stranding (Trailer 4)

Death Stranding (Trailer 4)

(PG-13: Language) The latest trailer for Death Stranding not only reveals the stealth action game’s release date, but a ton of gameplay as well. Set in post-apocalyptic North America, you’ll be tasked to go to West to deliver… something. The game drops 11/8/19.

SCUF Prestige Xbox One Controller

SCUF Prestige Xbox One Controller

SCUF Gaming’s pro Xbox One controller is customizable. It comes with two pairs of thumb sticks, four programmable and removable paddles, adjustable triggers, and a battery that lasts up to 30h per charge. You can also order faceplates and thumbsticks in different colors.

The Glorious MIDI Narwhal

The Glorious MIDI Narwhal

Andrew Huang’s video of his majestic MIDI narwhal not only shows how to tweak images to make art into music in a sequencer, but serves as a look at LG’s epically-wide 49″ 49WL95C display, which we need on our desk right now. Check his video description for a chance to win one.

Observation

Observation

Devolver Digital’s Observation is a puzzle thriller game set in a space station. You play as SAM, the artificial intelligence managing the structure. You are trying to help an astronaut figure out why her colleagues vanished, but something is telling you to do the opposite. Available for Windows and PS4.

The Prodigy Orchestral Tribute

The Prodigy Orchestral Tribute

In March 2019, The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint died from an apparent suicide. In tribute to the musician, the Kaleidoscope Orchestra of Manchester, U.K. performed this wonderful medley of songs including Out of Space, Omen, Spitfire, No Good (Start the Dance), Breathe, and Firestarter.

Earth T250LX Trailer

Earth T250LX Trailer

The Earth Traveler’s Earth T250LX is a one-piece teardrop trailer that weighs a mere 216 pounds, thanks to its carbon fiber chassis. It has pop-out side walls with tents, a pop-out roof with front tent and mosquito mesh, removable mat floor, interior LED lights, and running lights.

Nioh 2 (Gameplay)

Nioh 2 (Gameplay)

Team Ninja’s sequel to its brilliant action RPG Nioh seems to be shaping up quite nicely. In Nioh 2, you get to create your own character, and transform into several demonic forms. It also has a cooperative multiplayer mode.

007 DB5 Build-up Model

007 DB5 Build-up Model

Eaglemoss offer this exquisite 1:8-scale die-cast model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. It includes working lights, pop-out machine guns, flipping license plates, ejector seat, and more. The kit ships as 86 weekly issues ($10.90 ea), spread out over 22 months.

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