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25 July 2014 @ 10:06 am
Friday Fun Stuff: Video Edition  
Weird Al - Word Crimes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

So Weird Al got his first #1 album ever with "Mandatory Fun". Part of the way he managed this was spamming the internet with a ton of music videos around the release window. I actually managed to pick up the album before hearing about said videos. This was also the first time i've picked up a Weird Al album within the first week of release in... ever i think. I also picked up the previous album since i didn't have that yet. Actually i think these are the first ones i've bought since Alapalooza, but i decided to limit myself to two at once. So i did everything backwards and haphazardly, but in this case it worked out for him :)

In any case _after_ buying the album i went and checked out a couple of the videos. The one above isn't my favorite song from the album, though it is good, but so far it's the one that benefits most from video format. And after watching it you get bonus points if you can guess the other reason why i decided to share it :)

Speaking of YouTube over the last six months or so i've actually started subscribing to channels instead of just watching whatever random stuff happens to show up on my feed. A month or three ago i found the Metal Floss channel, which is mostly hosted by the vlog brothers. (Who i found via CGP Grey, who i discovered i forget how.)

The first one i watched, and still one of the best i think, was this one in which they try out a bunch of "life hacks":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQlYYZQBM4

They then followed it up a little later with a sequel testing out a bunch more "life hacks":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4TVGUUt65Y

(And can i just say that something about the term "life hack" really bugs me? I realize it's easier to say than "this is a cool trick i learned", but something about "life hack" just seems very... i dunno, hipster to me?)

But anyways, they came out with another one recently about misconceptions about sex. Most of them are pretty predictably dumb. However they got to the one about how "men think about sex every 7 seconds", which i've heard before and instantly dismissed as incredibly unlikely. _I_ certainly don't think about sex that often. However then he read the results of an actual study and i got a bit of mood whiplash. Apparently i think about sex rather a lot compared to the average =P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSNoiAnUnH0

Finally, this is a really cool, although somewhat longish at around 10 minutes, combination short film and music video about robots. (If you do watch, be sure to go all the way to the end =)
http://vimeo.com/96616160
 
 
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Kirinkirinn on July 25th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I may be "above average" on that too, except we don't really know what "average" is since he didn't give the frequency numbers for the more frequent 56% (after taking out the 40% not very often and 4% even less often that he mentioned).
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 30th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Well given that either 40% or 44% (it doesn't seem clear to me whether those are inclusive are not) have more days than not where they don't think about sex at all, i'm _reasonably_ confident in predicting that i'm over the 50 percentile mark =P
Kirinkirinn on July 31st, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, well okay, if you'r going by median rather than mean, then yeah, that's probably a pretty safe assumption for me too.
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on August 4th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
This one weird trick I learned? :D

I think something has to have significance in one's quality-of-life to be considered a life hack. Having 80 minutes more usable time per day by finding a way to get useful stuff done during a 40 minute commute? Life hack. Using paperclips to make keys easy to remove from key ring? Not a life hack.