Archive for the ‘videos’ tag

#  Drunk Baby Being A Jerk, Smashing Bar →

March 26th, 2014 at 17:14 // In Worth Distraction 

Jason Kottke says, accurately:

No matter who you are, this is pretty funny. But if you have kids, it’s very nearly transcendent.

#  Magic for Dogs →

March 24th, 2014 at 9:17 // In Worth Distraction 

I don’t honestly even know the language being spoken in this video, but you certainly don’t need to. All you need to do is watch these dogs’ surprise. It’s delightful.

(via Stellar Interesting)

#  Visualized Sorting →

December 9th, 2013 at 20:49 // In Worth Watching 

A really neat videos — probably more cool than instructive, unless you already understand more than I do about sorting theory — of various different ways computers can sort data.

(via kottke)

#  Every Nuke Test Ever →

November 25th, 2013 at 17:41 // In Worth Watching 

Well, actually this video which is posted on YouTube some fifteen years after it was created around 1998, doesn’t have an nuclear explosions in the last 15 years. Still, I’m a sucker for maps and history, and this is a member of both of those sets. I learned that France did a lot of their nuclear testing in Africa, which I’d never thought of.

The poster’s description:

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998.

(via a retweet from Ian Landsman)


#  Mouse vs Cracker →

November 3rd, 2013 at 10:39 // In Worth Watching 

For your weekend enjoyment: a very determined mouse fights to get a very large cracker back from whence he came.

(via kottke)

#  Craig Ferguson’s Theory of Why Things Suck →

August 10th, 2013 at 19:55 // In Worth Watching 

I’m not going to pretend that an old three minute clip from a late night comedian will change your life, but will it? Of course not. Still, it’s an interesting theory worth three minutes of your time.

(via r/videos)

#  Skating Shadows →

May 22nd, 2012 at 19:31 // In Worth Watching 

I could explain this video, but I prefer the way Mr. Kottke did:

The video feels like a dream sequence in a movie, a movie where some evil wizard turns the boys of Dogtown into shadows.

#  Nano Quadrotors →

February 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 // In Worth Watching 

Alternate title: Why Humans Would Lose the Robot Wars

Seriously, these things are impressive. Like, scary impressive. The presentation style is dry, but the last few demonstrations are awesome. (And again, a little disturbing.)

(via Waxy)

#  Hornets vs Honey Bees →

January 10th, 2012 at 14:33 // In Worth Watching 

Holy cow this Kottke post is awesome! A very well made video, and a very interesting piece of relevant information that’s not in the video.

#  You Don’t Know Iowa →

January 3rd, 2012 at 13:53 // In Worth Distraction 

A two-minute diversion that just may teach you something you don’t know about the state that’s currently all over American news.

(via r/videos)

#  Feminism and Male Disposability →

December 29th, 2011 at 14:06 // In Worth Watching 

This essay, delivered as a video, is an uncommon idea explained with great clarity. I implore you to look past the from — someone monologuing to the camera for 15 minutes makes me very likely to turn away — and give her amazingly rare points a hearing.

(vía /r/videos)

#  The Meaning of Reaction Videos →

November 27th, 2011 at 16:44 // In Worth Knowing 

I’m increasingly aware of how much I like random bits of non-conclusive pondering. It’s not that it’s better than a conclusion, it’s that it’s more interactive. In that spirit, I enjoyed Sam Anderson’s essay about reaction videos:

It’s no accident that all of this started on YouTube in 2007 — at a moment when, and in a place where, human experience was beginning very visibly to splinter. Watching thousands of people react identically to “2 Girls 1 Cup” (“Come on!” they invariably shout, and “Why!?”) feels like a comforting restoration of order and unity. Which means that the most disgusting and offensive video ever to go viral was ultimately, oddly, a force of togetherness.

#  A Murmuration →

November 4th, 2011 at 17:41 // In Worth Seeing 

That’s the collective noun for a group of starlings (a type of bird). This breathtaking video reminds me of something Reggie Watts was once quoted as saying (very last paragraph):

If you pay attention to the world, it’s an amazing place. If you don’t it’s whatever you think it is.

(via MeFi; I got that exceptional quotation from @colinmarshall)

#  Flossing the Teeth You Want to Keep →

September 10th, 2011 at 16:43 // In Worth Watching 

I don’t love this TEDx talk from Nick Crocker, but I like it. It does a good job bringing together most of my disparate thoughts about how you can successfully change your life, a topic I’ve been thinking a lot about in the last dozen months. Among other faults though, is that I currently bristle at any mention of “the marshmallow experiment” (though in fairness, Crocker talked about it better than many).

(via Stellar)

#  Cone-ing is the New Planking →

June 9th, 2011 at 10:05 // In Worth Distraction 

I wouldn’t be linking this unless I literally LOL’ed five times while watching it. And I did.

Also, wanted to make sure you’d heard of planking.

(via Vulture)

#  Pendulum Waves →

May 16th, 2011 at 18:47 // In Worth Distraction 

“Mesmerizing” raves Jason Kottke.

#  It’s okay to not like things… →

April 30th, 2011 at 15:05 // In Worth Distraction 

Sound advice. And addictive. Literally watched it 20 times.

(via Waxy Links)

#  Schelling’s Chessboard →

January 26th, 2011 at 16:49 // In Worth Knowing 

Or: how mild (racial) preference can, in time, cause near complete segregation. This concept was new to me, and Tim Hartford’s video explains it beautifully.

(via Wehr, twice actually)