Monthly Archives: December 2014

I’m pretty sure the “F/A” in F/A-18 stands for “frigging awesome”

Get some!  The F/A-18 Hornet is one badass mofo of a plane, and this 9-minute video showcases it quite well.  With sweet action shots, fast cuts, and thumping EDM beat, it’s best enjoyed in full screen and cranked up loud.  Also, a humble and serious thank you to the men and women of our armed services for going into harm’s way for us.


Tortoise awesomely (and surprisingly quickly) rescues his toes-up friend

A visitor to the Taipei Zoo recorded this amazing scene: one tortoise helping another to get back on his (or her; who the eff can tell) feet.  Some Scroogian reptile experts say that the ostensible hero was really attacking the other one and that the flip was merely serendipitous.  I choose to believe that the help was intentional.

“Minecraft” may be meh, but being the guy who invented it must be awesome

The inventor of Minecraft, Markus Persson, just sold his company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.  To celebrate, he went out and dropped $70 million on the most expensive house in Beverly Hills.  This 8-bedroom, 15-bath 23,000-square-foot dope-ass crib includes richguy things like $5,600 Toto Neorest toilets, a 54-foot motorized curved glass wall, the requisite infinity edge pool, and, just because he can, a chromed-out Browning M2 .50 machine gun (which actually might cross the line from awesome into douchebaggery).

Mother Nature puts on some awesome displays of her power

The Earth is awesome, and it does totally awesome stuff every day that we hardly even notice.  I suggest that you remove your socks before watching this 7-minute time lapse video of Mother Nature doin’ her thang; if you don’t, all this bad-ass storm footage will surely knock them clean off.

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