Saturday, February 2, 2008

Some YouTube Links

Some fun for Saturday. Here are some random, though amusing, YouTube videos:

Pancakes II: Pancakes for your Face
Mmmmm...pancakes. The nifty thing about this is that, rather than ordinary video, this guy stitched it together from a bunch of still images, but fast enough to look more or less like video. What's so cool about that? Well, it allows you to have Force-like powers that enable you to open the fridge and levitate milk out from it.

Balancing Point

Here's a guy that, while out in really cool-looking places, piles up precariously balanced stone cairns...and then knocks them down. Why is that cool? Well, if you play it backwards, it allows you to have even cooler Force-like powers, like summoning stones from far off. For anyone interested in ruining the illusion, here's the same video reverse-reversed, so that it plays normally.

Barcode Battler Review (attempted)

Some of the videos this guy puts up are reviews of cheap knock-off electronic games. You may have seen them being sold on street corners - the thing that looks a lot like a Playstation Portable, but only costs $10 because it isn't actually a PSP and is made in some horrible third-world hellhole. This particular monstrosity allows you to do battle with different characters, the idea being that you scan barcodes to define the strength and capabilities of your fighter. Yeah, it's actually worse than it sounds.

Medieval Help Desk

I don't know what the original source for this is - it came from Norwegian television (a commercial? comedy sketch?). Anyway, with the help of subtitles, we find a hilarious premise: what would tech support be like for when people upgraded to the new system of the book.


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