Epic double week (fortnight) edition. Keep reading for Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Pop Song, and Wax On Fuck Off.
Kirby’s Epic Yarn. This is the real power of the Wii and one of my most anticipated games. I think the style is very appealing.
Incredible real life TF2 cosplay. This is the best that I’ve ever seen. There must be some incredible photo lenses being used here as well.
I take it back – this video about designing Mass Effect 2 cosplay is the greatest. The process is really interesting, as well.
Jamie Lee Curtis loves her some World of Warcraft. Maybe that’s why her career has really dropped to the crapper.
Dustin Browder breaks down the SC2 beta. SC fans are universally outraged. Doesn’t matter what he says, that will be the outcome.
WAR, the new music video by Poets of the Fall (great band, by the way), is Alan Wake themed.
Mario montage of funk. Break it down.
Ilomilo: the cutest game of all time. I’m totally going to play this just for the cute factor.
Classroom paper mario. I’m glad I don’t have to do this, I just get to enjoy the results.
While Mario has long been regarded as slightly portly, this new paper version is quite slim. It's the slimmest Mario on the market and his white outline is actually the antenna
These guys have devised the greatest way to play Super Mario 64: collect all 8 red coins before the 1-up mushroom gets you. Epic.
Mega64 gets the lowdown on Rock Band 3’s new logo. Yet again, they come through in the clutch.
Bobby Kotick tells a pretty funny story. I imagine he’s actually a really cool guy.
I have brought great shame to my family
Androgynous Japanese guy beat boxes Super Mario music. This actually gets pretty impressive after the first 10 seconds.
The APB review embargo is set for a week *after* the launch of the game? Seriously? That’s how you know it’s the worst game ever made.
With all the incredible games being shown at E3, this one might fly under your radar, but don’t let that happen! THE WOODCUTTER SIMULATOR.
Can you feel the excitement? Can you see the animal inside?
Educational video game upsets parents. This is an outrage! New learning methods aren’t as good as rote memorization goddammit.
Crazy Buddhist Monk sand Mandala. This looks like some kind of mythological torture. Sisyphus got to stop pushing that rock for a while, but he had to endlessly make Mandalas just before strong gusts of wind come through.
The ‘autonomous quadrocopter’ apparently has some real world applications. The most important, of which, is a sweet ass RC helicopter.
Sorry this guy, you've been replaced by the GYROCOPTER, the new greatest potential toy in the world
The pitch for a new Mortal Kombat film. I thought this was a nice change of pace from the campy originals. Although – Jeri Ryan, really? Jesus.
OK Go’s new video has some great time bending effects.
Just in case you had dozens of hours of free time and wanted to make a papercraft alphabet … here are the templates.
Man builds full size replicas of famous spaceships out of plywood. Do you hear that? This thing was used man … it was used.
Brain parasites are changing our behavior. Resistance is futile.
Ok so brain parasites are changing our behavior ... let's all just step back and put it in perspective. It could be worse.
HDR photos of Tokyo. I wish the real Tokyo looked like this.
David Foster Wallace on why video chat is going to fail. I think it’s going to be another option for people – I like video chat and not just as a gimmick, but I agree, it’s not for all the time.
Incredible plane recovery in one of those absurd Red Bull stunt races. I always thought this looked obscenely dangerous.
Genetic programming: evolution of Mona Lisa. I wonder if this can be done for any image or whether the programming is specific to that one.
This tattoo is pretty cool. I’ve seen many like it but not as well executed.
How to stick your hand into molten lead without injury via Mythbusters. (Note for the timid: there’s no way. He is horribly burned and they cut to black. OH GOD THE HUMANITY)
Mythbusters needs to issue a correction: you can put your hand safely into *almost* all molten metal
This guy bought the local police department domain when it expired, and replaced it with a campaign against speed traps. Nice.
New York magazine has a great profile of Bernie Madoff. I love the way he’s a superstar in prison. Except their photo illustrations are stupid.
Wax On, Fuck Off, starring Ralph Macchio. This is incredible, and I would totally watch this as a feature film.
I present to you Zach, the best of the Oprah TV show candidates. He proves again and again that he is awesome and not in a pity kind of way.
One of the finest World Cup pranks pulled off by the England team. Who else has that kind of rapier wit you ask? Nobody, that’s who!
Jon Lajoie lays it down with Pop Song. His best yet? Quite possibly.
4Chan board member says he’s going to Afghanistan with a sword to hunt down Osama. Nobody believes him. O ye of little faith.
Up There, a short film about the dying art of hand painted advertisements. You just add this music to anything and it seems melancholy.
Jon Stewart demonstrates why we will never be free from the icy grip of foreign oil dependance. We are captured by a monster. I call him Gamblor, and we must free ourselves from his neon claws.
Sky Smith and E perform ‘Take Me Home.’ Thankfully this seems like a joke. Or potentially just incredible.
Pranking Christian TV channels is a great use of time. I can’t believe somebody that age could be so out of touch with popular culture.
Redneck Kung Fu. I was just going to ridicule him at first, but it totally works. He busted that shit in half no problem.
This crazy owl animated film called ‘Legends of the Guardians – the Owls of Ga’Hoole,‘ actually looks pretty sweet. I’m there.
Hunter S. Thompson leaves a great message for the AV company that worked on his setup.
Don't screw up Hunter S. Thompson's AV equipment. He will end you.
I have brought great shame to my family
This guy has almost every metal collectible lunch box ever made (except for a select few). I have to admit, of all the crappy things that can be collected and later seem stupid, this is one of the few that is exempt from that. Lunchboxes are awesome. Everybody loves lunch. It’s one of my 3 favorite meals of the day.
Robert Boyle is a time traveler. Or potentially omniscient.
The guitarist to the band Airborne is so hardcore that he defies death just to create the most awesome solo known to man.
As a furniture connoisseur (furnisseur), this is my white whale.
100 artists decorate 100 models of Darth Vader’s head.
Art? Darth Vader is not amused
Point 1: kittens have no understanding of mirrors. Point 2: ‘Cute’ kittens are just morons.
Mental note: don’t wear my CK Cologne when on Safari.
Hyper-realistic training for soldiers. I have to say even though it’s entirely Hollywood special effects, some of the ‘injury effects’ are pretty gruesome.
Talk about bad luck. This is yet another reminder why the outside is more dangerous than inside. To summarize: lightning, and cougars.
That’s all for this fortnight. Did I miss anything good? Hit up the comments!
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