(PG-13: Language) Hell is a hell of a place. But what’s the deal with the fiery, demon-filled land of doom? Where did it come from, and why are we so afraid of ending up there? Ordinary Things provides a brief history of the netherworld and why the place has to be so darned unpleasant.
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Like many of you, we thought Wonder Woman 1984 was a horrible mess. Screen Junkies applies their razor-sharp brand of cynicism to DC’s disastrously bad superhero flick, which honestly is far too easy of a target. They are right that it was a pretty good tourism video for Washington, D.C. though.
Lord Vinheteiro is best known for his piano talents, but it turns out he’s quite adept at playing the slide whistle as well. Listen up as he performs 10 popular meme songs on this goofy and basic wind instrument. The Slide whistle version of Mad World sounds so wrong it’s right.
Musician Davidlap has become quite the expert at replicating various sounds on his electric guitar. In this video, he does a mighty fine job reproducing sound effects from the Mushroom Kindom, from the satisfying coin collection “ding” to the urgency-instilling “hurry up” music that kicks in when you get a star power-up.
From the authors of P Is for Pterodactyl comes a kids book about homophones, homonyms, and tricky punctuation. The playfully-illustrated book compares various words and phrases that sound the same but can have very different meanings, like “The hero had super vision” and “The hero had supervision.”
There I Ruined It reimagines another song as the worst version of itself. This time, they converted The Rolling Stones’ classic Satisfaction into a Scott Joplin-esque ragtime ditty that absolutely nobody asked for. Though we actually enjoyed it more than Cat Power’s version.
Musician Lubalin stumbled onto Internet gold with his hilarious vocalization of two people going at it in a late night chat about a rental property. He’s since done a second, even funnier episode about Helen, a woman who’s really pissed about her casserole recipe being stolen.
It seems as if the primitive design of Tesla’s Cybertruck makes it fairly easy to replicate, so this one resourceful dad decided to build his kid a Cybertruck body for his electric go kart. Just for fun, he let the kid use it to tow his Mercedes-Benz R-Class MPV. It also does a mean J-turn.
You could bring your car to a professional tuning shop to give its engine more power, or you could upgrade it with a Dilithium warp drive, an FTL jump unit, or a 1.21 gigawatt Flux Capacitor. DarkStarLab has you covered with their series of stick-on chrome plastic car badges inspired by classic sci-fi propulsion systems.
If you had to pick the most simultaneously annoying and disturbing thing you can buy, it would have to be Big Mouth Billy Bass. Simon the Magpie modified one of these singing fish novelties and incorporated it into a bass guitar. Billy not only can slap the strings with his tail but has been circuit bent to produce some insane noises.
Often copied, never duplicated, The Beatles were arguably the most influential pop band of the 20th century. With a little help from their friends OpenAI Jukebox, Broccaloo conducted an experiment to see what kind of music it would come up with if you fed it a bunch of the Fab Four’s classic tunes. The results are downright weird.
While there are certainly some great podcasts out there, the unfiltered, unedited nature of most of them means that there can be a bit of rambling too. UK songwriter and producer Jonathan Ogden totally nailed what it’s like when a discussion ensues about basically nothing.
After 2020 ended, vlogger Hank Green dusted off something he wrote as a kid back in 1990. He wrote a brief essay about life in the year 2020, along with a year-by-year summary of what would be achieved along the way. His predictions weren’t always accurate, but mostly hopeful, and sometimes just plain amusing.
“I’m a jellyfishing king… a cleaning-product thing.” With the help of the deep-learning text-to-speech tool 15.ai, Drew K created a new take on Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise, with Spongebob Squarepants rapping the lyrics, which have been changed to better reflect life in Bikini Bottom.
This shiny raccoon table lamp brings a little bit of nature indoors – without the risk of rabies! The curious little critter is seen holding onto a light socket, illuminating his brass-painted resin body and beady little eyes. The lamp measures 13″ tall and is also available in a creamy matte white finish.
Zita and Rafael of Zurich-based animation studio Crictor love to make super-short videos with the goal of making people smile. Previously, they used a blow torch to pop a single kernel of popcorn; now they’re celebrating the new year by blowing streamers into the air with a hairdryer.
Likely inspired by the binary solo at the end of Flight of the Conchords’ classic Robots, the guys from Auralnauts re-recorded the Boston Dynamics robot dance video with more appropriate lyrics. If you’re not fluent in binary, it translates to: “Dance sets us free. Join us. Humans are doomed.”
From freehand shaving to using a ruler or trimming guide, there are lots of ways to shave a beard. But we’ve never seen this clever hack, which involves using a funnel as a guide for cutting a perfect goatee from a full beard. Big Clive demonstrates the technique not once, but twice.
Now that you’ve got that dumpster fire figure, round out your 2020 toy collection with the official Funko POP! version of KC Green’s nonchalant This Is Fine dog, complete with his coffee mug and flames licking at his chair. Find more This Is Fine goodies over on Topatoco.
Let’s face it. 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the worst years in modern history. While it’s too soon to turn the year into a big-screen adaptation, Screen Junkies created a trailer for it anyhow, with a little help from guest narrator Patton Oswalt.
To celebrate the end of 2020 and to ring in a happier 2021, robotics company Boston Dynamics programmed their ATLAS, SPOT, and HANDLE robots to perform a little dance routine to The Contours classic Do You Love Me? Everything you see here was filmed in-camera with real robots, and with no CGI or visual effects.
Aidy Bryant created this trainwreck of a salad in a ridiculous SNL sketch earlier in 2020. Now Binging with Babish is here to close out the year with his interpretation of this mayo-, raisin-, and root-beer-filled nightmare meal. Can he remake it into something that’s actually edible?
We’re not sure if the switches that are used to launch real missiles look like this, but the ones in movies have flip-up red covers to keep people from accidentally starting a war. This mod from Rapid3DProductions transforms any regular light switch into a missile launcher switch, so you’ll think twice before you flip that switch.
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