October 31, 2016

Back When I Was Young

There was a time when the Simpsons was actually good.

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September 13, 2016

Cool Helicopter External

Here's a fun video filmed in Buffalo earlier this year. There's some good helicopter piloting.

Also a car, if that's what you're into.



For those who haven't seen the previous videos, this guy is a professional rally driver and that's his actual rally car. There are no visual special effects– everything you see the car doing, it actually did.

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June 17, 2016

Acting Masterclass

Sadly, the video title kind of gives the joke away...

'To be or not to be_' featuring Benedict Cumberbatch & Prince Charles - Shakespeare Live! - BBC from Mai Martin on Vimeo.

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January 28, 2016

Les Luthiers

Victor Borge is dead, but his spirit lives on. Below, an Argintinian group named Les Luthiers.


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April 28, 2015

LEGO Fans Are Crazy

So, this thing apparently really runs. It's got 256 cylinders and a top speed comparable to a decent runner. It's powered by compressed air. I'm not sure how many non-lego components there are, but I sincerely hope that the air tanks are made of something a bit more substantial.


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April 06, 2015

Sustainability


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June 28, 2014

I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video

I wasn't sure if I should tag this as humor or not. It's one of those "comedy lets one express painful truths" things, I think.

Although I still read an entire book all at once.

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October 11, 2013

More Things I Am Not Allowed To Do

9. The new access-control devices are "electronic turnstiles". They are not "murder machines".

10. When an electronic turnstile begins to cycle open and closed continually, the report should state that it is malfunctioning. It should not state that "the turnstile has gone feral, and has developed a taste for human flesh."

11. A desire for accurate paperwork is laudable. However, when receiving an injury report for "John Smith" only to discover that the actual injured party is named "Joan Smith", I should change the name on the paperwork. I should not instruct a security guard to find an employee named John and injure them.

12. An email to the Property Services Manager regarding flooding at a branch should have a subject like like "Flooding at the San Diego branch". It should not have a subject like "Gather the cattle and head for the hills!"

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September 16, 2013

Things I Am Not Allowed To Do

Things I am not allowed to do while working for a multinational bank:

  1. No quotes from Karl Marx in my email signature block, even for internal emails.
  2. No quotes from Adam Smith either.
  3. Also no Latin mottos that are non-obvious. In fact, just use the default .sig.
  4. People from England get confused when told to press the "pound" key on their telephones. It took a moment to realize why.
  5. When a malfunctioning alarm panel calls 911 five times in a row, the police don't want to hear jokes.
  6. Any story that begins "So no shit, there I was, in..." shall be considered inappropriate for work.
  7. I will walk the extra 20 yards to the escalator that is already going the direction I want to go. I will not use my override to reverse the direction of the nearest escalator.
  8. Techniques used to calm freaking-out Marines are not to be used to calm freaking-out bank tellers.

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July 23, 2013

A Capella "Grapevine"

This is interesting. To make a karaoke track, they strip away the vocals and leave the instrumental and backup singers. This is the opposite, with everything but the lead vocal gone.

Without the chipper orchestration, I Heard it Through the Grapevine is really depressing.


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