Starships were meant to fly.
From 1991 to 2006, there was one show that stood ready to help Canadian men with much needed advice on D.I.Y., hunting, fishing and other wildlife pursuits, not to mention married life and other challenges of modern life. Now the entire archives of the Red Green show are available on youtube.
Are your "friends" pushing illegal marijuana cigarettes? Don't let drugs get in the way of your dream car! Keep sober with these snappy comebacks to narcotics. [SLYT Australian PSA]
It was probably the cap on the toothpaste that did it. Matthew Flynn and Autumn Stein improvise a video that distils an entire relationship into 5 minutes.
The Physics of Light and Rendering is a talk given at QuakeCon 2013 by John Carmack, co-creator of Doom, Quake, and many other games at id Software and beyond. It provides a detailed but surprisingly understandable history of 3D rendering techniques, their advantages and tradeoffs, and how they have been used in games and movies. (SLYT, 1:32:01, via)
Cats Stealing Dog Beds [slyt]
Selling is Service, Service is Selling - A Musical Training Video
When your name is "Jamie Casino", you're pretty much required to have a commercial that looks like this (SLYT).
Pete Seeger made a rare and surprise appearance at Farm Aid 2013, and brought a sharp new verse for an old classic. (SLYT)
"Our brother asked us to be his best men for his wedding. We knew the hardest thing would be doing a traditional best man’s speech, because we would cry too much. So instead, we made a music video - a plea not to leave us! Which he did, regardless." Presenting We Are Brothers by Baddy Paris and Rufus Starlight in the tradition they know best, 80s glam rock.
How to Empty a Swimming Pool (SLYT)
"We introduce an interactive technique for modelling 3D man-made objects by extracting them from a single photograph." 3-Sweep: Extracting Editable Objects from a Single Photo, SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 (SLYT)
In 2007 paracanoeist (V1 - A) Dan Hopwood, Stu MacKinnon, Dan Burton and Steve O'Reilly canoed 2350 miles down the Mississippi raising 15K for charity. They competed the trip in 59 days with no support crew.
A film that inevitably leads to the buying of a Jeep. (Warning: potentially disturbing black comedy SLYT) [NSFW]
Just a supercut of crashes from Thomas The Tank Engine set to Drowning Pool.
But what would have happened — I can’t know for certain — if the black woman said “This is unfair! Why are you doing this the me?” A glimpse at white privilege and how to use it for good.
I Forgot My Phone (SLYT)
On a hazy February day in 2011, a special rainbow-colored train sped down the tracks to celebrate the newly-completed bullet train line spanning the island of Kyushu, Japan, and everybody came out to greet it.
Chirality by North Atlantic Oscillation. [SLYT]
Dave Bowman meets Papa Lazarou. (slyt)