"Dad, How Do I?" provides how-to videos for kids without dads.

The Dad, How Do I? YouTube channel is filled with practical "dadvice" tutorials, everything from how to shave to how to change a tire to how to love yourself.

Inspired by growing up without a father himself, the YouTuber created the channel in hopes that children without dads could find it and use it as a resource. There’s even a bungled dad joke or two thrown in for good measure.

Breathe in this wholesome content and find your faith in humanity restored, at least for an hour or two. Read the rest

Crafting a leather-bound 'spellbook' with traditional bookbinding techniques

“I made this huge leather bound "spellbook" with traditional bookbinding techniques,” says Nerdforge7 of NERDFORGE, on IMGUR. What an amazing project. Read the rest

How to make a second 'Top Gun' film

...and then the kids wanted Rambo.

Read the rest

How to be inclusive

You? Me? Them? Everybody! Read the rest

The sandwich that eats like a meal

Exactly the marketing canned Sloppy Joe sauce merits. Read the rest

Why not pour gas into that gopher hole?

Facebook user Brandon Ftacek shares this fantastic demonstration of just one of the many potential pitfalls you may encounter when using gasoline and rapid combustion to control your local gopher population.

He certainly showed them.

(Thanks, Randy C.!) Read the rest

How to survive "The Big One"

"Hear that Elizabeth? I'm coming to join you, honey!"

Truly one of the most entertaining shows ever on television, Sanford and Son sports the TV theme song that taught me to appreciate theme songs!

The incredible Redd Foxx played the wild and excitable Fred Sanford, while Demond Wilson played his more neutral son Lamont. The theme was by Quincy Jones.

Redd Foxx was the stage name of John Elroy Sanford. Read the rest

How to solve your problems when no one else can help

That theme song rattles around my head. Read the rest

How to appreciate a thing of indescribable beauty

I mean he did win a MAJOR AWARD. Read the rest

Why else would a grown man play with trains?

Tish! Would you like to see me blow up three trains?! Read the rest

How to have an existential crisis and still look cool

Breaking Away teaches us many things. One is that we can experience a good ol' existential crisis and not go all goth. Read the rest

How videogame warriors escape the game grid

Now THIS is podracing. Read the rest

How skaters resolved a dispute in 1986

These were the same kids that declared break dancing a memory.

Read the rest

How not to safely store radioactive waste

Nordstrom just totally loses it and the moon. Themesong rocks, tho. Read the rest

Already regretting asking Charles Bukowski to review the new 'Cats'

somebody needs

to throw a god damn boot

at Mr. Mistoffelees

illusions

screw this jellical distraction

this is not quiet, small

nor should one anthropomorphize

a pissant cat

prancing about a stage

you don't know what theater is

I am telling the director, who is not there

fuck your memories!

there is no fire, it is a cop out, a fake

something to cry in a theater that needs emptying

as they escort me to the door

threatening legal action

I go to Charlie's and order a pint of rye

it tastes good Read the rest

Video series: how to build an app (and why you probably shouldn't)

YouTuber Tom Scott created a 15-part series on how to create a smartphone app - not really the tech details, more like the foundations and basics you need to know. He spends a lot of time telling you why you probably shouldn't make an app and why you will regret it if you do. Tech support, for instance, is a nightmare.

In the first episode, he interviews the Adrian Hon, creator of Zombies, Run!, which has been downloaded over 4 million times. Read the rest

Furoshiki: simple ways to wrap gifts with cloth

Why waste paper, tape and ribbons to wrap gifts when you can just use fabric, or furoshiki cloth?

Furoshiki is the art of wrapping something in fabric, and it's also the word used for the cloth itself. In Japan you can buy "furoshiki cloth," but really you can use any square or rectangle piece of fabric you have lying around.

From Lifehacker:

The word furoshiki (風呂敷) refers to the craft in addition to the cloth itself, which is usually decorated with a colorful design. It roughly translates to “bath (furo) spread (shiki)” because the cloths were originally used to carry items to the public bath house and then used as a kind of bath mat. Nowadays, it’s just a clever way to wrap up and carry bottles, food, gifts, and other items.

Here are more furoshiki 101 videos to check out: Read the rest

More posts