Monthly Archives: May 2013

Awesome little kid has epiphany, becomes vegetarian, may have converted his mom, too

Little Luiz Antonio doesn’t want to eat his octopus and begins questioning his mom as to its origin.  In the space of a few minutes, he has an epiphany and converts to vegetarianism.  The kid’s logic is unassailable: when we eat animals, they die.  And he doesn’t like that; he prefers that they “stay standing up”.  Morally, I agree with him.  It’s just too bad for cows and chickens that they’re so damn tasty.

Anyway, kudos to the tyke for standing up for what he believes in!

The popping/locking/robot/glitching/animation Roomba guy is totally awesome

This is Marquese Scott, the guy from the Roomba commercials.  He’s goddam amazing.  I really dig the glitching/animation style of dancing.  I tried some of those moves in my living room and didn’t look 1% as cool.  How’s he do it, and, more importantly, why isn’t he more famous?

The Battle of Helm’s Deep was pretty good, but rendered in LEGO, it’s awesome

I know I’m in the minority when I say I did’t care much for the Lord of the Rings movies.  They were too long and a bit dull, though the action scenes, when they finally appeared, were pretty great.  Imagine how much better those movies would have been if done completely in LEGO.

For this sickly lion, his dachshund friend makes an awesome dental hygenist

Bonedigger and Milo have been best friends ever since Bonedigger was born at the GW Zoo five years ago.  Poor Bonedigger has a metabolic bone disease that’s left him crippled, and brave Milo has taken up the mantle of protecting and caring for him.  Aren’t animals the awesomest?

How big is a googolplex? Awesomely big.

A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros.  That’s a fricking big number.  A googolplex is a 1 followed by a googol of zeros.  Obviously, much bigger.  But, how big is it?  It’s easy to say, but hard (impossible?) to comprehend.  This video may help.  Though, truth be told, even with the cute accents and visual aids, my head still hurts.

But a googleplex is still nowhere near the biggest number.  There’s Graham’s Number, which makes a googolplex look like 1.  And, of course, there’s infinity.

14-year-old prodigy awesomely shreds on guitar while looking awesomely bored and miserable

Sure, this girl can rip it up on her rendition of Van Halen’s “Eruption” guitar solo, but her true skill is to maintain her facade of teenage boredom while doing it.

Semi-famous author drops bomb of awesome on know-it-all college kids

I think we can all agree that school pretty much sucks, but that thinking for yourself totally kicks ass.  Author and all-around good guy, David Foster Wallace encourages us to do exactly that in his commencement address to the Class of 2005 at Kenyon College (yeah, I’d never heard of it, either).  The text of the speech has been floating around the interwebs for a while, but it was just turned into an amazing little short film by TheGlossary.com.

Watch it, and maybe change the way you think about the world.

EDIT: Aw, snap!  It seems Vimeo has removed the video (why?).  It’s not nearly as good, but here’s the audio of the full speech.

Apparently, zombie parkour is a thing now, and it’s awesome

God, I hope ghouls don’t ever gain mad skillz like this (a la World War Z (the movie, not the book)).  If they do, we’re totally boned; but at least the end of the world will look cool.

Awesome cop loses small-time perp, gains big-time karma

A Portland, Oregon cop was in hot pursuit of a criminal (a speeder doing 52mph in a 35mph zone, which, yeah, is technically a crime) when he stopped to escort a family of ducks out of the road.  I hope his CO is understanding when he comes up one ticket short of his quota this month.

Tony Stark out-awesomes JT in “Suits that Fly”

Yep, Tony is waayy cooler than Justin, even without his Mk-Whatever suit.  A spot-on Robert Downey, Jr.-as-Tony Stark impression and impressive home-grown StarkExpo visuals mashed up with the insanely catchy Suit & Tie by the wunderkind known simply as JT makes both things more awesome than they’d be on their own.

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