Friday, June 28, 2013
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!
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.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
This entertaining video by Moones allows you to to control their level of drunkenness throughout the video. I wish this were an option for all videos I watched.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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 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!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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.
Monday, June 24, 2013
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?
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.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In the final installment of Mental Floss' "Summer Bummer Series" (part 1 and part 2 here), here are some truly horrible and historic deaths.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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
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.
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.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
This has all the staples of a good supercut: a good edit, an enjoyable topic, and a kickin' butt rock-y soundtrack. Robert Jones is a talent, as his Hollywood Movie Dance Tribute showcased before.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Just what is it that defines "honor"? And what is exactly the greatest honor one can achieve? VSauce's Michael Stevens tackles the concept in depth and, well, honorably.
Ever have that moment where you are preparing for a night out but you just can't get your look right? Well, Matt Mulholland is here to help you out, gents.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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.
It's the lack of tassels that really let me down.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
What one would assume is a rather boring border is actually quite strange, as knowledge-hound CGP Grey shows us.
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?
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.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Oh M. Night, what can you even do anymore? This blistering "honest trailer" by Screen Junkies points out the many many flaws in this horrible adaptation of a beloved cartoon.
Monday, June 3, 2013
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.
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.
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)