This is a compilation of security- and dash-cam footage of auto accidents with one of the vehicles digitally removed, thereby becoming "invisible". It is remarkably creepy and unsettling, like one of those science fiction blockbusters that starts with an ingenious and terrifying disaster/invasion/escape scene but then becomes normal and boring for the rest of the movie.
Authorities in California today released bodycam footage from one of five sheriff's deputies arriving on the scene of last weeks' mass shooting at a San Jose rail yard. Almost as soon as they enter the depot, they close in on killer Samuel Cassidy, 57, who shoots himself as they approach his position and announce themselves.… READ THE REST
In this footage shot on a forest trail, a man intercepts another rider on an Outrider-style disability e-bike and demands he prove he is allowed to use it there. "Show me the rule saying you're allowed to do this," he says. Charitably, this is a good example of how ego takes over when a mistake… READ THE REST
Today in Poe's Law comes this cusp-of-the-90s video touting a "combat karate" course offered by John McSweeney. It appears to be the ultimate "grandpa slaps others and himself" self-defense video. Here are his "Tiger Moves", as discovered and publicized by Found Footage Fest. A DVD is available [Amazon]. Again, Poe's Law has illimitable dominion over… READ THE REST
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the gift that he'll forget his natural inclinations for peace and solitude and let you come along.… READ THE REST
Sometimes, the world can bring back something that might have been headed for the dustbin of history if fate hadn't intervened. Case in point: journaling. While the art of chronicling your life and activities hadn't disappeared, it was definitely waning before last year. Then, COVID hit — and many of those who faced anxiety and new… READ THE REST
From tablets and laptops to desktop computers, you can always feel confident you're getting a quality piece of tech if there's an Apple name on it. Unfortunately, that level of security comes with a price tag as the Cupertino titan invariably creates top-notch products and charges a premium price for that level of performance. But… READ THE REST