Monday, February 28, 2011

Well, at least they're not grabbing the bull by the horns

Tonight's bull avoidance video:




[Via Aggie Catholics]

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Musical interlude

Tonight's musical interlude - Train's Marry Me:







[Via Aggie Catholics]

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Timelapse Antarctica

Tonight's timelapse voyage video - Russian research vessel Academic Federov voyages to the Antarctic:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Grace under water

Tonight's photo shoot behind the scenes video - Copenhagen-based photographer Henrik Sorensen does an underwater photo shoot for Hasselblad with dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thank you for calling, your call is very important to us ...

Tonight's call center prank (in Dutch, with English subtitles):

According to the video's description, this was aired on VRT (Belgium) television January 10, 2011. The "on hold" music selection is "Hello, is it me you're looking for?" by Lionel Richie.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The kid's got game

Tonight's young basketball prodigy - Jordan McCabe from Issaquah, WA:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not the tunnel of love

Tonight's dangerous roadway - the Lefortovo Tunnel in Russia:

From the video's description:
The 3,150 m long Lefortovo Tunnel in Russia is the longest 'in-city' tunnel in all of Europe. There is a river running over it and water leaks at some points. When the temperature reaches minus 38 degrees like it did last winter, the road freezes and the result is the attached video taken during a single day with the tunnel camera. Congratulations to the driver of the dual bus!!

P.S. The music is called Avalon and the artist is Juliet. I actually doubt this footage is from one day, but the above note is word for word the original description I got.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Old technology

Tonight's you-know-you're-getting-old video ... when kids don't know what a floppy disk is:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pretty ballsy

Tonight's bouncing ball video - a total of 250,000 balls roll down various San Francisco streets for a Sony ad:




Here's a behind-the-scenes "making of" video:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Slips and falls, winter edition

Tonight's winter slips and falls video compilation:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Shagged by a rare parrot

Tonight's avian video:

From the video's description:
Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine head to the ends of the earth in search of animals on the edge of extinction.

In New Zealand the travellers make their way through one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. They are on a journey to find the last remaining kakapo, a fat, flightless parrot which, when threatened with attack, adopts a strategy of standing very still indeed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The British Criminal Justice system

Tonight's quick explanation of the British criminal justice system:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tower of London tour guide

Tonight's British tour guide - a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London gives a little history lesson to some tourists:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I guess that explains that "Lord of the Dance" thing

Tonight's Irish dance video:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Skiing, Amish style

Tonight's Amish winter sports video:

Herman Cain, Allen West at CPAC

Today's videos - Herman Cain's speech at this past weekend's CPAC conference:




And Allen West's keynote speech (Col. West's speech starts around the 8:50 mark):

Steyn: Big Government's Back Alley

From Mark Steyn:
The back alley is back, and supersized: The above New Jersey clinic performs 10,000 abortions a year. When the pro-choice rally ends and Cameron Diaz, Ashley Judd and other celebrities d'un certain age return to Hollywood, and the upper-middle-class women with the one designer baby go back to their suburbs, a woman's "right to choose" means that, day in, day out, the blessings of this "right" fall disproportionately on all the identity groups the upscale liberals profess to care about - poor women, black women, Hispanic women, undocumented women, and other denizens of Big Government's back alley.

A government back alley, licensed and supposedly regulated, is worse than the old kind, because it implies the approval of the state, and of society. That's what Gosnell thought he had, when he murdered those babies and mutilated those teenage girls. That's what Planned Parenthood think they have, when they facilitate the sexual exploitation of Third World children. And, given the silence of the PC media, maybe they're right. Aside from the intrinsic evil of not only Gosnell but a state that knowingly colludes with him, these "little" abortion stories reveal an almost totalitarian mindset in the "pro-choice" movement's determination to brook no intrusion of reality upon the official myths. You may be one of those wealthy suburban "feminists" or "new men" indifferent to the fate of eight-pound "blobs of tissue" or 14-year old "women", but the gulf between propaganda and truth, between the fatuous feelgood bumper stickers and the rusty crochet hooks, is profound - and, in a world where statists and social engineers serve as ruthless enforcers for the prevailing ideology, its deep moral corruption will eventually swallow you, too. America should be at the very minimum deeply disquieted by these revelations. That it is not - that it is dismissed as a "little thing" - is even more disquieting.
Read it all here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

How it's made

Tonight's how it's made video, baseball edition:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Regrets

Tonight's introspection-provoking video:




[Via Aggie Catholics]

Friday, February 11, 2011

Speed camera lottery

Tonight's traffic enforcement idea - the speed camera lottery for drivers who obey the posted speed limit, put into practice in Stockholm, Sweden:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winter water

Tonight's mindless fun in the -22F (-30C) cold in Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, Canada:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

That's just insulting

Tonight's movie insults [language warning]:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Duet

Tonight's musical duet - Jorge Narvaez, a San Diego college student, and his daughter Alexa, sing Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Home song together:




Sunday, February 6, 2011

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

Tonight's familiar movie line:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shadow theater

Tonight's theatrical shadow performance - the 2009 Pilobolus Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dog sledding

Tonight's cute doggie:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Disappearing car door

Tonight's unusual auto door:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One in seven billion

Tonight's world population stats, from National Geographic:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When you need some backup

Tonight's national anthem rendition -- 8 year old Elizabeth Hughes sings the national anthem at the Norfolk Admirals game on January 7th, 2011. Watch what happens when her microphone dies halfway (ok, maybe two-thirds of the way) through the song: