Motorcycle pants I actually wear

Named after the legendary space battleship that saved Earth from the Gamilas, Dainese Yamato Evo pants are far more comfortable, and far less armored.

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Bob Dylan, the Hurricane (1975, live)

Amazing how little some things change.

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3D printed bump keys make short work of high-security locks

High-end locks rely on their unique key-shapes to prevent "bumping" (opening a lock by inserting a key-blank and hitting it with a hammer, causing the pins to fly up), but you can make a template for a bump key by photographing the keyhole and modelling it in software.

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Republicans use cropped frame from Foley execution footage in campaign ad

Bravo, Senate nominee Allen Weh! It's not even been a week.

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DIY inventor creates sand-powered animatronic figures

You might call him The Sandman. Video link via Robert Popper, who has just enough of a backstory to weird you out even more.

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Relaxation video for dogs, on world's first cable channel for dogs

"DOGTV is cable's first network created exclusively for canines, and the humans who love them."

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3 minutes of dogs and babies being impossibly adorable

In some countries, you need a doctor's prescription for a mood stabilizer this powerful. [video link]

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Seu Jorge's Life on Mars

From one of the best movie soundtracks ever. Also, Steve Zissou is my hero.

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James Brown pitches miso soup in The Galloping Gourmet's kitchen

James Brown hawks Nissin Miso Soup in a TV kitchen that BB pal Jim Leftwich noticed is a close reproduction of Graham Kerr's The Galloping Gourmet set from the 1970s!

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Insane parking signs at California school hit 15ft tall

Decipher Culver City's parking puzzle, avoid a $73 fine! Photo: CBS Los Angeles. [via]

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Nobody's fault but mine, Otis Redding

"I was just a doggone fool, trying to be so doggone cool. Aint nobody's fault but mine."

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Rod Serling's closing remarks from "The Obsolete Man"

Robbo writes, "This was the closing monologue from The Twilight Zone epsiode "The Obsolete Man" - where Rod Serling sums up the realities behind and flaws within any tyranny - and, as with almost all things Serling, it remains profoundly prescient and relevant."

(Thanks, Robbo!)

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Robin Williams explains his quick-witted improv

During a 2001 appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio, Robin Williams was asked to explain how he pulls off his incredible, high-speed improvisations; by way of answer, he ad-libbed a five-minute bit that is pants-wettingly hilarious.

(via Reddit)

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An adorable husky puppy howls

I could watch this video all day. [Michael Cooperman, via d0gbl0g]

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Anti-super PAC ads from anti-super PAC super PACs

Both Mayday and Counterpac -- who are raising super PAC money to elect politicians who'll vote against taking money from super PACs -- have released new campaign videos that beautifully lampoon the kind of political discourse we get from dark-money elections.

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