Friday, June 28, 2013

The Hero's Journey Explained [Glove & Boots]

The Hero's Journey, or monomyth, is a truly interesting archetypal theory about storytelling. It was thought-up by the late great Joseph Campbell, and consists of the idea that within every good story is the same basic set of characters. Watch Glove & Boots explain it in under 6 minutes, and with puppets!

Ping Pong Balls Are Ridiculously Flammable

The little kid pyromaniac version of me really wished I knew this before.

This Cat Is Confused By These Musical Peas

I am just as confused as this cat as to what exactly is happening other than cruel owners messing with their pet, (which I am perfectly okay with).

First New "Pixies" Song In Nine Years - Bagboy

After recently losing Kim Deal from the band, The Pixies are marvelously back with a new track and video! Me gusta.

Is This The Worst Commercial Ever?

M & L Mobile Home Supply, I don't get your marketing. This ad is truly horrific, and I feel emotionally scarred after viewing it. So unless that was your plan, get your shit together.

Witness The Initial Screen Test Of Boba Fett

Before "Empire Strikes Back" hit the big screen, this happened.

Man In A Kilt And Mohawk Blasts Some AC/DC With Flaming Bagpipes

Man, I think it's time to visit Australia, because they have this guy AND The Beards.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cartwheel Becomes Lesson In Humility

Some people (like myself), like a good painful fail. This is one of those videos.

Garfunkel And Oates Give You "The Loophole"

For those of you attempting to maintaining your virginity while still getting off, Garfunkel And Oates have found a loophole in the strict religious texts that want you to stay "pure" until marriage. (NSFW language and content)

Numberphile Will Wrinkle Your Brain Mathematically

Numberphile is really good at showcasing math problems that are fascinating, to math fans or not. They are also pretty good at explaining them in layman's terms. Enjoy!

26 Alcoholic Drinks [Mental Floss]

John Green! Mental Floss! Alcohol! What's not to love?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gunplay: A Tribute To Gunfights In Film [Slacktory]

Remember everybody, guns don't kill people, the damage in their body due to the impact of the bullet that comes from the gun and is directed by the person holding the gun do.

"Thug Notes" Breaks Down "To Kill A Mockingbird"

I just learned about Thug Notes, but man am I sold. Also, what an incredibly accurate and amazing analysis of the book!

Monday, June 24, 2013

This Can't Be Real - George Zimmerman's Lawyer Tells A Knock-Knock Joke

C'mon guys, this has to be some kind of good edit joke and NOT a criminal lawyer telling a knock-knock joke in a murder trial. Right? RIGHT? PLEASE?


"Spoon Me" Highlights The Flip-Side Of Spooning

This short comedic video from Scum Palace shows that yes, you ladies out there have the rough end of the spooning equation.

Kid Tries To Be A Jerk, Ends Up Turning Into A Whale Instead

Trust me, it is worth the short length, pixelated quality, and weird title.

(Thanks Joe!)

This "Don't Text And Drive" PSA Will Amuse You [Humordy]

Humordy wants to warn you about the woes and problems associated with driving and texting, but in the process they get a little caught up in grammar, to some funny results.

"World War Z" - A Written Review (Spoiler Free)

I saw "World War Z" this weekend, and here is what I thought of it. (Spoiler free)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Weird Pregnancy Tests

Interesting ways to determine pregnancy. I was going to make a pun mentioning "a BUN in the oven" but it was a stretch.

Feminist Makeup Tutorial

Because if you don't look good, they wont take you seriously.

Meals Per Hour

Hurricane Sandy hit hard about 8 months ago but still has lingering effects in the Rockaway, Queens area. Toyota helped the Food Bank in NY implement their Toyota Production Service (TPS) to help reach more families in a more efficient way. They are claiming that for every view their video gets between June 20th and  July 19th they will donate one meal to the food bank.

Everybody Gets One Paper Towel [Uproxx]

In a world where technology has limited your paper towel usage to simply one-per-visit, Uproxx lets you inside that first press release, and the results are hilarious.

Yawning Animals Supercut Will Destroy Your Black Heart

Oh god, I am dead.

Thanks Cates!

John Goodman Loses His Shit Supercut [Flavorwire]

John Goodman is one of those actors who makes really good intensity, as this supercut from Flavorwire showcases. (NSFW language warning) Head on over here for the complete film list.

Dog Wanders Into Store, Steals Toy, Escapes

This is one smart pooch. I hope his owner realizes that he has an animal prodigy on his hands.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

41 Historical Demises [Mental Floss]

In the final installment of Mental Floss' "Summer Bummer Series" (part 1 and part 2 here), here are some truly horrible and historic deaths.

How To Uninstall McAfee Antivirus

John McAfee, founder of McAfee Antivirus, put out this sweet PSA about the software he founded and has not been involved with for a number of years. Good stuff. (NSFW language)

"Anchorman 2" Gets A For Reals Full-On 70's Trailer

It's really happening people! "Am I riiiiiiiiight? Say whaaaat?"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Man In Hunting Blind Gets An Unexpected Visitor

Derrick M just wanted to go hunting, but this denizen of the forest had a more curious and brave approach than poor Derrick was prepared for.

"Hannibal"/"Arrested Development" Intro Mashup Is The Perfect Blend Of Two Fandoms

If you love NBC's Hannibal, and Netflix's Arrested Development, this will make your day.

"Salinger" Documentary Gets An Official Trailer

If you are anything like us here at Paisley Beard, you love a good documentary. "Salinger", if it follows through on what it appears to be promising, could very well be one of the most interesting documentaries of recent years. Here is hoping!

Monday, June 17, 2013

China Air Freight Handler Gives Negative Fucks About His Job

I have never seen a man so exemplify the mentality of "it's Monday" like this man loading a conveyor on China Air.

Lasers From The Sky Rediscovered A Lost City In Cambodia

If you have 10 minutes to kill, this fascinating video covers the rediscovery of Mahendraparvata, which is a freaking 1200-year-old city in Cambodia that has been lost for centuries. How did they find it, you ask? Lasers from the sky! Or more specifically, if you enjoy accuracy, LIDAR.

Chloe The Chimp Enjoys A Bath Like A Human Would

Just look at how much she enjoys those bubbles!

Watch All Of "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" In 1 Minute

1A4Studio has done it again, this time tackling the Hunter S. Thompson-fueled "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas", complete with animated hallucinations and everything.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Suki The Agility Trained Cat

Holy Crap this cat is smarter than our dog but Gob looks fucking sweet in a wig so he's better off.

Drunk Guy Dancing At E3

I applaud this fine gentlemen's hip moves but sad to see he didn't turn a drop into a spin.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"300: Rise Of An Empire" Official Trailer

Remember when "300" was really cool and ground-breaking in it's visual style? Remember how it's totally not anymore? Remember how Hollywood only wants sequels and prequels? Then I give you the first official trailer to "300: Rise Of An Empire", a film NOT directed by Zack Snyder and NOT starring Gerard Butler as Leonidas. In a word: Meh.

Splits On Trees - Todrick Hall

Fuck, I hate how great this is.

Country Music + Japanese Singer = Still Shitty Country Music

It's the lack of tassels that really let me down.

Fucking Hump Day

I feel like this everyday at about 2:00 pm.

TIme lapse Of Clouds During Tornado Warning


NSA Wiretapping Public Service Announcement

Trevor Moore of The Whitest Kids U Know took some time out of his busy day to give a little public service announcement about the most recent NSA and Prism woes.

Why Are There Righties And Lefties? [SciShow]

Not to be outdone by his brother, Hank Green of SciShow tackles the question of left and right-handedness and what determines the fact.

Micromorts: Your Guide To Live Longer [Mental Floss]

Part 2 of the Summer Bummer series is here! And this time, Mental Floss tackles how to live longer rather than what kills you faster.

Monday, June 10, 2013

You Ain't Got Nothing On This Kid's Swagger

Cue the Montell Jordan...

This Tap-Dancing Bird Will Make Your Day

Ahhh he/she/it is so happy! I wish more Mondays were this enthusiastic.

"The Step" Teaches You An Important Lesson

The Bilderbergers want to teach you something. It's called "The Step" and if you can stomach sitting through the whole thing you will learn a really good lesson about life.

Neil Patrick Harris Kills The Tony Awards 2013 Opening Number

Kicking off the 67th Tony Awards, NPH and a whole slew of people just destroyed the opening number. Personally, the guy could make a career of just hosting the Tonys forever and I don't think anyone would mind.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Brian Williams Raps (N.W.A.)

Jimmy Fallon has had his crew recently take clips of  news anchor Brian Williams and edit them so that he appears to be rapping some classic rap. For this one, N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton".

Previously: Warren G's "Regulate"

And before that, Snoop Dogg's verse from the Dr Dre classic "Nuthin But A G Thang".

Friday, June 7, 2013

"The Starving Games" Is The Next Inane "Comedy" You Don't Need Or Want

It all began with the words that inspire horror in us all: "From the guys who brought you 'Meet The Spartans' & 'Vampires Suck'" (combined together they are a whopping 6% on Rotten Tomatoes), and it ended with a Gangam Style reference. Ooof. This is Grade A Terrible, you guys.

(Thanks Nick!)

Everything Wrong With "Cinema Sins" In 3 Minutes Or Less

In one of the better self-deprecating videos of the week, Cinema Sins takes a good, long, hard, cynical look at... themselves. This is how you truly make yourself immune to criticism, folks.

Don't Mess With A Chipmunk's Nuts [Discovery]

If you aren't already watching Discovery Channel's 7-part series "North America", then you can at least get a taste in this excerpt involving a territorial chipmunk protecting his nuts. And not the ones attached to his body.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Does Math Actually Exist? [PBS]

Wow. Right after posting something from PBS Digital Studios, I find this video from PBS Idea Channel and  realize I need to somehow just work for PBS and blow my own mind grapes on a daily basis. So take 6 minutes out of your day and find out, does math actually exist?

"Sing Together" Mister Rogers Remixed B-Side [PBS]

I love PBS Digital Studios, like, for real. Seriously, in this day and age to have public television actually embrace the digital age is truly inspiring. Now let's "Sing Together", everyone.

(Thanks Cates!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Look Into The Canada/United States Border [CGP Grey]

What one would assume is a rather boring border is actually quite strange, as knowledge-hound CGP Grey shows us.

31 Strange Medical Conditions [Mental Floss]

In the first of what they are calling their "Summer Bummer Series", Mental Floss explores strange medical conditions throughout the world of science. Damn you John Green, why are you so entertaining to listen to and watch?

This Is The Most Passive Aggressive Dog You'll See Today

Dammit, Buffy! I just want to go to sleep!

Arabic Gentleman Texts On The Hood Of a Moving Car

This is one way to beat the heat... I guess?

Xbox One: A Space Odyssey [Gritty Reboots]

Gritty Reboots does it again! This time they combined the creepy knowing-too-much-about-you features of the upcoming Xbox One with it's natural progression, HAL 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey". I can relate, because if any device I own can talk to me, it would be talking to me about my weird fetishes.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Could We Record Our Dreams? [ASAP Science]

ASAP Science sums up their mission statement the best with this blurb, "Got a burning question you want answered?" This week, the question of dreams and if they can be recorded.

Father And Son Cover "The Beatles" Adorably

It is a rare day when someone covers "The Beatles" and makes it better than the original, but it looks like today is that day.

Kid Handles Broken Cymbal With Pride And Patriotism

This kid is stuck in an awkward situation when his cymbal breaks during the "Star Spangled Banner", but damn if he doesn't play it off like a stud. (Skip to 1 minute to see the payoff)

Cat Vs. Printer

The build-up for this is really worth it. And knowing this cat does this so often that owner Melissa Thielen has to lock the cat out of her office is a great postscript as well.

Tightrope Walking Gibbon Is Just Showing Off Now

This is really unfair for those of us with legs longer than our arms.

Cat On A Treadmill Is Today's Monday Metaphor

Yeah, this is pretty much how it feels every Monday morning.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"Girls Just Gotta Have Fun" by Sophia Grace

Thanks internet. If for some reason you need to see more little girls doing whatever this is, you're welcome?