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What Weird Al Sees May Surprise You

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Weird Al
Some might say that nothing demonstrates the power of social media more than Weird Al Yankovic’s album “Mandatory Fun” hitting the top of Billboard’s chart. But that would be cynical. After all, a lot of work goes into making goofy things great. The folks at the Verge put together this video featuring excerpts from eight of Weird Al’s older parodies, synced up with the work that inspired him. It’s cool to see how well they fit together. If nothing else,… continue…

This Guy Will Do Anything to Make a Point [Video]

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Bike Lanes
You have to give Casey Neistat credit: He throws himself into his arguments. Ticketed for not riding in New York City’s bike lanes, he set out to prove they’re not always the safest place for a cyclist to be. Some people would have rendered an animation. Others would have used a crash test dummy. Neistat prefers the gritty realism of warm cyclist flesh. Take a look and give him his due. Related Stories Big Data and Your Bike Lane Citi… continue…

Watch This 8-Bit Version of Game of Thrones

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Well, it had to happen. Someone finally figured out that Game of Thrones and Super Mario go together like… Well, I’m not sure what. But YouTube user NicksplosionFX had a vision, and he wasn’t afraid to execute. To all you Game of Thrones fans out there, you may never watch the show in the same way again. Related Stories This Hysterical Video About BuzzFeed Is Right On Target An Ale That Celebrates Pac-Man’s Legacy A Hilarious Video of a Business… continue…

The Most Painful Internet Lag We’ve Ever Seen [Video]

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Lag sucks: we all know that, and here’s a demonstration that proves the point well. The broadband provider Umea Energi strapped four hardy adventurers into Oculus Rift headsets and had them play ping pong, bowl, cook and dance – all with an Internet connection that wasn’t quite up to snuff. The results were both dorky and messy. Related Stories A Hilarious Video of a Business Meeting’s Lone Engineer Internet of Things Could Communicate Using Vodka This Hysterical Video About BuzzFeed… continue…

Watch This Selfie-Taking Guy Get Kicked in the Head by a Train [Video]

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This one is short but sweet, which is OK, because you’ll want to watch it a few times. While it’s clear that the moral of the story is that selfies can be dangerous, you’ll need to look a little closer in order to understand why. Press pause, hit “2” on your keyboard and all becomes clear. Of course, we do have basic questions about anyone who turns their back to a train that’s going to pass a couple of feet… continue…

Extreme Livestock: What Happens When a GoPro Lands in a Pig Pen [Video]

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You’ll learn several things from this video: Don’t drop your GoPro from an airplane, GoPros are incredibly well-made and when photographed from certain angles, pigs look a lot like the star of Cloverfield. Related Stories A Hilarious Video of a Business Meeting’s Lone Engineer This Hysterical Video About BuzzFeed Is Right On Target  GoPro Unveils Dive Camera Housing H/T: CNET

This Hysterical Video About BuzzFeed Is Right On Target

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BuzzFeed
A hundred and thirty million visitors, 110 million YouTube views, a funnel from Facebook — BuzzFeed generates traffic the way Goldman Sachs generates money. Of course, this isn’t the first time the Internet world’s been compared to finance — hell, they’re in bed together — but I haven’t seen anything that marries the two quite like this trailer does. If you don’t get the joke, check out the pitch to the Wolf of Wall Street and all will become clear.… continue…

A Hilarious Video of a Business Meeting’s Lone Engineer

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Frustrated Engineer
Painful. Sometimes that’s the only word that can describe what it’s like to be the sole engineer in a meeting full of product and marketing types. If you don’t think what happens to this guy can happen to you, you’re either kidding yourself or you’re very, very lucky. If you have been in this kind of sit down, well… We’re sorry. Related Stories How to Convince Management to Hire More IT Staff How to Communicate Effectively With Your Team Terms… continue…

Watch Bill Gates Get Wiped Out in Chess

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Chess champion Magnus Carlsen checkmated the world’s richest man in just under 80 seconds. continue…

Verizon Buys Intel TV

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Yes, Intel was working on cloud-television services. Verizon will now use those assets to strengthen its own video delivery. continue…