The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Connor Threlkeld on January 2, 2014 - 2:04am - Add new comment

Ever wished you could watch a fireworks show in reverse? 

 

Probably not, but here's your chance.

 

It's surprisingly interesting. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 20, 2013 - 8:27pm - Add new comment

This one hasn't gone viral, but is getting a lot of attention.

 

Lexington Medical Center near Columbia made a Christmas commercial featuring its staff singing "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," and it is drawing rave reviews from the community. 

 

The State wrote an article on the local phenomenon. 

 

Again, it's nowhere near 10 million views, but it's worth a look. 

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on December 8, 2013 - 8:01pm - Add new comment

In the five days since it was posted, this video of the Air Force Band's sudden appearance at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum has attracted more than 600,000 views.

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 21, 2013 - 7:34pm - Add new comment

Jean Claude Van Damme's gift for doing the splits is well documented, whether in the movie Bloodsport, or in a recent commercial for Volvo. 

 

A lot of people do the splits, far fewer do it while suspended between two moving semi trucks. 

 

And then there's the TV star who tries to top it while standing on two rolling carts. Let's just say he fails.

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 10, 2013 - 10:24pm - Add new comment

For the third year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel requested video of parents telling their children they had eaten all of their Halloween candy. Let the cruelty commence!

By: Connor Threlkeld on November 3, 2013 - 12:47am - Add new comment

Doesn't everyone love the classic "long pass over the middle, ball stripped, defense recovers, receiver strips ball from fumble returner, then returns the second fumble for a touchdown" play?

 

Apparently Sacred Heart does. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on October 27, 2013 - 8:23pm - Add new comment

Remember that time the Ohio State marching band was featured in this space for its video game halftime show? It's back. 

 

On Saturday, the band did a show featuring movie music, and animated it. Superman flies out of a phone booth to prevent a building collapse. The Lord of the Rings eye. Harry Potter flies on a broom. Dinosaur from Jurassic Park eats some guy. 

 

By: Connor Threlkeld on October 21, 2013 - 1:38am - Add new comment

The point of view video from the Red Bull Stratos jump was released recently, and it's pretty awesome. 

 

I'll let it impress you. It's hard for me to compete. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on October 6, 2013 - 7:23pm - Add new comment

This isn't your father's Wildcat, let me tell you. This crazy mechanical dog thing is the latest technology in four-legged robotics. 

 

The thing sounds like it's powered by a chain saw motor. I'm not sure what I would do if I saw one running towards me on the street. Run? Or tip it over? 

By: Connor Threlkeld on September 29, 2013 - 8:17pm - Add new comment

You won't be the first to see it, but a video of a firefighter saving a kitten's life with an oxygen mask has reached more than 12 million views in four days.

 

It's pretty cool. Seems from the comments I'm the only person that didn't cry, but, ok... now I'm crying. There it went. 


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