Drive-by compliments

This video, apparently depicting teens driving around and yelling mostly non-problematic compliments at pedestrians through a bullhorn, recalls the halcyon days of 2014. Read the rest

Woman keys a Tesla, but the Tesla's watching

Meet Maria Elena Gimeno, facing felony charges after vandalizing a parked Tesla. Teslas have cameras on the wing mirrors (two of nine!) and Gimeno was filmed by them. She turned herself in after the footage went viral.

The crime took place in the parking lot of Legacy High School on Saturday morning while Alan Tweedie was watching his daughter’s nearby soccer game. When Tweedie found his Tesla was damaged, he told CBS4 he’d try out a new feature on the vehicle. He looked back through the video captured by the car’s nine motion-activated cameras and eventually spotted a woman using a key to scratch the side of his car.

No word on why she did it. The obvious and fun assumption is "inchoate hatred for electronic vehicles", but it was at a school ball game, so acts of inane violence and retribution are to be expected.

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FOOTAGE: From out of nowhere, a truck flies in

This footage of a garage on a busy road reminded me that a) life is fleeting and b) it's high time to get those dashcams installed.

young kid in a truck hauling a trailer got distracted and went off the road and plowed into my friends truck. This is in spicewood TX.

The vintage car under the tarp was reportedly unharmed.

BONUS VIDEO: Here's a truck driver receiving "instant karma" after trying to slipstream through a toll booth behind another truck. The beam comes down and hits his cab, and his tires blow up. They get spiked, perhaps, or maybe the beam coming down made the driver veer too close to the barriers. Either way, that truck ain't goin' far.

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Do not watch bark.mp4 while high

It's as if the Dog of Wisdom and Hi Stranger had a puppy together. I'd like to credit the genius who created this, but can't find the source.

Previously: Do not watch Hi Stranger while high. Read the rest

Mont Saint Michel and St. Michael's Mount: drone footage of two tidal islands

Mont Saint Michel is a 257-acre tidal island on the French coast, hosting a monastery (later used as a prison) and a medieval town. Wanaii films posted this beautiful drone footage of it.

The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers.

St. Michaels' Mount is its historical counterpart, a 50-acre tidal island on the English coast that was gifted to the French monastery in medieval times, but eventually lost by it. Less heavily fortified and built-up, it offers its own mystique but, sadly, no restaurants. It served as Castle Dracula in the 1979 movie. Here's a drone exploration of it posted by Joshua Paul Gardner.

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How to deliver a large package when a tall fence blocks your way

In this video, a FedEx delivery driver demonstrates the proper form for hurling a television set over a 6ft fence. Read the rest

Business systematically videos people getting towed from its parking lot

The parking spot has "NO PARKING" and tow-warning signs, and is so notorious for enforcement that legitmate customers tell anyone parking their car there what is going to happen. This is all being filmed, from 60 angles, by people who have seen it happen many times before. Because they are the people who make it happen. Then it happens.

This time around the drivers get warned IN PERSON. Does it work? Nope. But there's so much more going on here. Watch on!


Q: You suck. A: That's not a question, but I get the point. And I've heard it all before. I understand you think you've got a witty, original insult for me. You probably don't. Save yourself the humiliation.

The sleazy music, pop-up commentary and just-right production values really make it. Read the rest

Time lapse video of an ice jam forming on the Ausable river

Cold is slow to worsen. Then it's fast.

A large ice jam formed and released on the Ausable River at Au Sable Forks, NY on January 12, 2018. The ice jam was caused by a combination of rapid snow melt with moderate rain in abnormally warm temperatures. The gauge peaked at 13.27 ft and the gauge data showed that the river rose exactly 7.75 ft in 14 minutes during the peak rise meaning the river rose at just over half a foot a minute at that time.

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UPDATE: It's apy.malt on Instagram. [Thanks, fake_gojira!] Read the rest

Free shower for public urinator

"Well, pisser fans, it's been a while. But we've got one for ya." Read the rest

Local racist angry at protestors in Orange, Texas

This gentleman objected to the presence of peaceful protestors on a street corner in Orange, Texas: "You don't deserve to be in this God-damn country. You don't like it, take your ass home."

This man approached us yesterday (Saturday, November 10, 2018) during our protest of the Confederate Memorial of the Wind in Orange, Texas. We had been at the site for about 5 minutes with our signs before he first yelled at us from his car ("F*%# you!"). He then got on the freeway heading west, circled back, and parked his car at the gas station/convenience store across the street. The video is unedited.

Note how "Democrats" works as a stand-in for other words, for people whose homes are in other countries. Read the rest

Color footage of Berlin weeks after the end of World War II

Stalin's pose and expression in the propaganda poster makes it look like he's just noticed there's a goose coming toward him and it's dawning on him that he has no idea how to deal with geese. Read the rest

35mm footage of London's King's Road in the late 1960s

The golden age of 20th-century fashion, filmed in old-school HD. A new transfer would doubtless be even better. Read the rest

Crooks install skimmer on point-of-sale machine in 2 seconds

It's not the store's ATM targeted here by thieves, but the point-of-sale machine right in front of the clerk's eyes. It takes no more time to install a tiny card skimmer than it does to swipe a card, so only a moment's distraction is needed to get the job done. Read the rest

White neighbor calls police after black man turns up to inspect house

Wherein a contractor invests in a house and the next-door neighbor objects to him entering the house, insults him, and calls the police: "This is what we go through, young black men trying to do what's right."

The cops turn up and check his paperwork. Some other neighbors emerge to see what all the fuss is about. Then everyone starts chatting amicably. This further angers the racist lady. Read the rest

Experimental 1080p video footage offers an uncannily sharp snapshot of 1992 in Japan

Good-Night TOKYO was video recorded in 1992 using a high-definition camera with features that didn't become standard on consumer devices for 20 years: 1080 lines and 60 frames per second. The world depicted is clearly from decades ago, but is recorded with a sharpness and starkness that signifies the present day, at least in the U.S. and Europe. It's a fascinating artifact which reminds me how carefully composed period films and shows have to be, because the real world is in truth empty of old things and overstuffed with the new.

It doesn't say in the video description, but this was perhaps a trade pitch for Japan public broadcaster' NHK's high-definition LaserDisc specifications. Read the rest

Driver stuck at red light figures out clever trick to make them go green

I came for one weird trick; I stayed for the laughter. Read the rest

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