The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Kim Luciani on February 17, 2012 - 11:06am - Add new comment

Check out this video of Hampton University's ​Darrion Pellum throwing an alley-oop to himself and then making a monster dunk.

By: Connor Threlkeld on January 7, 2011 - 10:40pm - Add new comment

You've seen the best videos of 2010. So why would I post this? To highlight my favorite*. Ohh, and you might want to look away and/or not watch the video if you're offended by the word D&mn.

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 27, 2010 - 8:21pm - Add new comment

What's trending on YouTube these days? Hippo music and a choral rendition of the bed intruder video, of course.

 

Topping the Viral Video Chart for the week is I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas, which might just be the largest animal on record as being recognized in a holiday song. I say good for hippos, they don't get much respect.

By: Kim Luciani on December 14, 2010 - 11:20am - Add new comment

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 7, 2010 - 7:37pm - Add new comment

The voice recording group for TomTom GPS is known for bringing in famous voices to be offered as optional downloads for its GPS devices. They started doing videos of the recording sessions, and they're pretty good.

 

Darth Vader and Yoda, of Star Wars fame, are among the best ones. They have one of Brian Blessed, which I must say I'm not familiar with. Seems to be some sort of British comedy show.

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 6, 2010 - 7:06pm - Add new comment

A photography business called Alphabet Photography organized a flash mob in Welland, Ontario, Canada. No big deal. But what they did was.

More than 100 singers were coordinated to, at the appropriate times, rise from their seats in the local mall's food court for a performance of the Hallelujah Chorus. From a single singer at the beginning to a full choir, rising from their seats in normal street clothes. As typical with flash mobs, the looks on the faces of unsuspecting observers are priceless.

Well done.

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 25, 2010 - 10:46pm - Add new comment

In a testament to Chinese efficiency, an experiment in modular construction was conducted in China recently. A 15 story hotel was constructed in just six days, utilizing modular and prefabricated construction techniques and a 24-hour work site.

 

As Gizmodo put it:

 

"Chinese build 15 story hotel in just six days, rest on seventh."

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 16, 2010 - 8:41pm - Add new comment

If you're interested in trick football plays, you might have already seen this one. Along with 11 million other people. Well, maybe 5.5 million people. You can't watch it just once.

 

Driscoll Middle School and its opponent are lined up for the next play. The center hands the ball to the quarterback as he walks by on his left. He keeps walking, the D-line stands up. He gets into the secondary, and takes off running. Touchdown.

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 8, 2010 - 7:55pm - Add new comment

The fine Austrian folks at Table.Connect have developed a way to connect your iPhone to a table-sized display.

 

So for everyone interested in taking all the great aspects of a portable device like the iTouch or iPad and making it nearly impossible to carry around, Table.Connect is for you.

 

Is it cool? Sure. But is it everything the iPhone was designed not to be from a portability standpoint? Absolutely.

 

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