• ​They say, "imitation is the highest form of flattery." And as with anything that they say, there's always others who say different. Some say, "imitation is the highest form of piracy." I guess it all just depends on the intention of the imitator.

    There is nothing better than seeing an artist nail an impression dead on. Every once in a while there comes along talented people who truly studies the craft and are able to scare you with how good they are. Actor Ross Marquand is just the person to do that. Watch this magnificent freak take on the voices and mannerisms of Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Matthew McConaughey, James Gandolfini, Harrison Ford and Al Pacino.

    Personally, I'm not sure which one I liked the best. His Kevin Spacey drops my jaw. Check out Marquand's IMDB page here.

  • Frans Hofmeester made a video of his daughter. That’s not news, although it is 11% of most people’s Facebook news feed. What Mr. Hofmeester did that sets his child’s video apart is that he filmed his daughter once a week, every week, from the time that she was born, until she turned 14. He then took those clips and compiled them into a 4 minute time lapse video showing his new born baby growing into a beautiful young woman. It's a video that will inspire a warm fuzzy feeling in any average viewer with even a shred of humanity still hidden within their cold black hearts, and it will reduce any parent watching to a gibbering tear-soaked mess. 

    ​Most of the time I look upon the works of mankind and can only shake my head in disgust. So much ugly, pointless hate and aggression dispensed from a people with near limitless potential for good. And it’s only the times when those moments of good show the beauty that’s possible, that it really shines a light on that ugliness. This video is a touching reminder of how quickly time flies, and how suddenly your baby can grow up before your very eyes. It’s four minutes like these that can offset the onslaught of horrible that mankind spews forth every day and reaffirms one’s faith in the love that does exist out there, though at times is sadly difficult to see.

  • ​The title of the following video is "First Aid Performance Gone Wrong," and like me, some of you may disagree with it. Seems the performance "goes right," as what started out as a boring dramatization, soon became a funny drama. The fake victim magically transformed into a real-life person in need of real First Aid.

    The pretend/eventually real victim-actor was doing a solid job of "laying there" just prior to having his head partially smashed by a bookcase. The solemn monotone scream of, "Owww!" was quite convincing, which I'm sure perked up the group of mostly child onlookers and created a much more engaging display than originally anticipated.

  • ​Don't get me wrong, I love crazy artists who do one thing really well. But when you discover an artist who is able to create and execute work that combines more than one element to reach its observer, I find myself way more impressed and influenced than I would've been otherwise.

  • ​Since the discovery of fire by our hairy, knuckle-dragging ancestors, humanity has been rightfully fascinated by the beauty and power of the flame. But back then, they didn’t have the wheel technology or flip-kicking dexterity to appropriately celebrate their love of the dancing yellow demon. Now though, we have advanced to a point in our development where we can take one of the four elements of the universe, add a skateboard, and multiply that by 2000 frames per second to create an exponentially beautifuler and more powerific demonstration of our appreciation for flame: as displayed in the following video.

    Skateboarders Jonathan and Jason Bastian perform tricks on flaming boards, and off of flaming obstacles, all shot at 2000 frames per second to create this awesome, slow-motion video of man’s begrudging co-existence with an element that, given half a chance, would rightfully devour us whole, as is its divine right. Oh fire, we radically win this round, but we know that the second Smokey lets his guard down, you’ll be there to even the score.

  • Am I proud of what I’m about to share with you? On a very basic, artistic level: no, I’m not. But at the same time, I sort of am. As a simple “because it’s there” demonstration and to disprove the nagging idea that “this can’t actually be a thing” buzzing in the back of our brains, I feel justified in bringing you this find: videos of women's butts riding motorcycles.

  • Finland. Jeez. And Wow. 

    Finland will soon be introducing a new way to send your package, first class. Thank you, thank you. No, you’re absolutely right, I deserve the first ever standing ovation you’ve ever given your laptop. Don’t fight the urge: It’s right and proper.

    "Yes, Mr. Postman, let's empty that mail sack of yours right away."
    Via Slate
  • ​A dog was tangled up in a wire fence until an officer cuts it free. It's hard to tell exactly how the dog was stuck, but by the sounds the poor pup makes while the officer cuts through the wiring, he was there for too long. The dog wags its tail when the officer comes near to help him; I'd be excited too if I was stuck on a fence and someone with thumbs showed up.

    Once the dog is free, he starts limping away, and the officer then gets distracted by an old woman who probably called him in the first place once she saw the dog stuck on the fence. But he doesn't have time to chit chat with the sweet old lady because the dog is now on the run. On the limp. 

    The officers thinks he lost the now freed dog and then, to his surprise, he finds the dog sitting somewhere unusual. Maybe it was the dog's way of letting the officer know that the man who frees him is the man who owns him. At least until the dog saves the officer's life once and thus returns the favor.

  • Financially desperate times cause us to compromise our standards for quality. Sometimes we have to turn to those who don't have as much competence in their field as their more expensive contemporaries. But there are things in life where skimping shouldn't be an option, like, body augmentation for example. A sagging "this or that" would be hard to live with, especially after dropping your hard-earned money for that "upgrade". And the body augmentation of dead animals is no exception.

  • At first nobody knew why Alison Michelle Ernst, a 36-year-old, shoe-throwing weirdo (activist?), hurled a shoe at former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, but after speaking with Ernst, we now know: she's just crazy. 

    But it leaves so many questions: How and why did this happen exactly? Do you take your own shoe off and go home with one shoe after you throw it? And if you go out one day knowing full well that you are a "shoe thrower" do you bring an old pair you wanted to get rid of anyways? If the shoe has athletes foot fungus inside, is it considered a chemical weapon? 

    In this case, she brought a spare shoe in her purse, pulled it out and threw it, but much like her point, the shoe missed the mark. 

    I'm gonna bet that the people who throw shoes are the same kind of people who throw bottles on stage at rock concerts, and if they were chimps they would be the ones who fling their primate poop. 

    I don't know much about Hillary Clinton, but I know that getting a shoe thrown at her was probably one of the least embarrassing moments in her life. 

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