Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why the Internet Was Invented, Vol. 2

Here's the second installment of the best the internet has to offer.  Well, almost.  You can't post belly-punching fetish links on Blogspot.  As always, let me know what you think.

Life-Altering Videos:
  1. A preview of what the end of the world is going to look like:  The Swarm
  2. What the universe looks like.  No, seriously.
  3. Parkour is not for pussies.
  4. OK Go can't just play a song normally, can they?
  5. A modern Samurai.  Yes, I said "Samurai".
  6. This may be a little blasphemous.
  7. How Superman  ruined the world...and died.
  8. Even though this is a commercial it is still pretty cool.
  9. Try not to cry on your keyboard, will ya?
  10. Hey, kids!  It's story time!
  11. Vegans are studs.
  12. The best community college commercial ever.
  13. An exploding whale.  Enough said.

  1. Suck on it, Gee Dub fanboys.
  2. A visual perspective of the scale of the universe.
  3. Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac?
  4. Welcome back.  The internet missed you.  Your horse is truly amazing.
  5. Take the time to watch the series.  This is both brilliant and important.
  6. Erik Johansson and his impossible photographs.
  7. A fully interactive documentary told from the perspective of...a bear.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Why the Internet Was Invented, Volume 1

Greeting followers of The Great and Powerful Daniel P. Daniel!  I'd like to start a new monthly addition to The Missing Piece.  What do you say?  That's what I thought, too, but then I realized that I don't have the resources to clone Gillian Anderson.  So, as a secondary, less-awesome suggestion, at the beginning of each month I am going to share with you the links that I found worthy of the internet in the previous month.  They are certainly not all of the links that I perused, and it will definitely not be a comprehensive list of all of the trending memes (read: no shitty cat pictures).  It will hopefully be a short list of the links that made me laugh, cry or think.  Some of them will be interesting.  Some (well, most...who are we kidding) will be strange.  And some of them may get you fired or registered on the FBI's potential offender database.  So browse with care.  You may be a lot weirder in the end than when you started.  Hopefully you find them interesting as well, and I don't get detained indefinitely by Big Brother for SOPA/PIPA violations...  Enjoy, and be sure to let me know if there are any that I missed.

Life-Altering Videos:
  1.  It's Time.
  2. Her Morning Elegance - Oren Lavie
  3. Einstein vs. Hawking - Epic Rap Battles of History
  4. The American Dream
  5. Hello
  6. Stephen Fry from the Intelligence Squared Debate
  7. Blockhead's Revenge
  8. The Bark Side
  9. Star Wars Uncut
  10. Return of the (Farting) Jedi
  11. The Three little Pigs
  12. Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle
  13. Flying People in New York
  14. Why James Bond is an Arse

  1. Recut Movie Trailers
  2. The Artwork of Riusuke Fukahori
  3. When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite
  4. Does Music and Movie Piracy Hurt?
  5. How It Should Have Ended
  6. Asian Cinema's 20 Greatest Fight Scenes