July 28, 2006

Dark Side of the Rainbow

Remember back in the 70s when the cool thing was to watch Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon and smoking pot? Me, neither. In case you missed it, you can read up on the synchronicity of the experience on Wikipedia.

Then you can watch the movie while listening to the album. (Not sure how long it will be availble since both the movie and the album are copyrighted material.)

Playing time: 43:10

July 25, 2006

Honda Civic w/Choir - Take 2

A spoof on the Honda commercial, evidently to advertise some kind of directory service. These guys have more videos here and here. This is the kind of stuff I thought was hilarious when I was in college. I still find it pretty amusing.

Playing time: 1:30

July 24, 2006

Honda Civic w/Choir - Take 1

I'm fascinated with commercials. This one uses a choir to emualte the sounds of the car.

Playing time: 2:09

July 23, 2006

Benny Hinn and the Magic Jacket

No comment. If I start, I might never stop. Courtesy of The Daily Show.

If this fascinates you in a train-wreck kind of way, you don't want to miss Mrs. Hinn's expositional preaching.

Playing time: 0:30

Possibly the worst music video ever

David Hasselhoff, Hooked on a Feeling. Have a barf bag handy.

Playing time: 3:31

July 21, 2006


Now you can make your own cool-looking web-based surveys for free.

However, if you want more than 100 participants or 30 questions you'll have to go to the paid version, which is $599/year. (Non-profit/educational version is $350.) Also for the free version the results for a survey expire after 10 days.

To check out an example, take this survey I created: Wunderfool Reading Survey.

July 20, 2006

The Elements Song

Tom Lehrer wrote satirical songs in the mid-20th century, great stuff like Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, The Masochism Tango, The Vatican Rag and The Old Dope Peddler.

The Elements Song is a listing of the elements set to the tune of the Major General song from Pirates of Penzanze. It's slightly amusing compared to his more scathing work.

Playing time: 1:38

July 19, 2006

Mentos and Diet Coke

Too much time on your hands and a significant soda/candy budget. Note scientific explanation on the page.

Nod to: JackAZ at the Boar's Head Tavern

Playing time: 3:00

Update: Coca-cola gets on the bandwagon.

July 18, 2006

Google SketchUp

Got a project you need to draw up before you start cutting? This 3D modeling tool is free and easy to use. After 30 minutes with the tutorials, you'll know all you need to make some pretty sophisticated models.

Warning: Highly addictive

July 17, 2006

The Feral Cat Olympics

I don't know if there is any TV more bizarre than Japanese TV. It almost makes me want to learn Japanese. I enjoyed "The Happy Family Plan" (Shiawase Kazoku Keikaku) because it gave you a glimpse into the actual home life of the contestants as the father spent a week learning to master a skill. But I but had to quit watching it because I couldn't take the disappointment when they lost, which they did quite often. I have enough disappointment in my life without importing more from Japan.

This particular video appears to be a sort of feral-cat Olympics. The best part is that the commentary sounds like typical sports commentary and analysis. I can just imagine them comparing the styles and analyzing techniques. The only thing that would make it better would be subtitles.

Playing time: 10:52

July 16, 2006

Phone Trick Page

Enter a phone number and a text message. This website will call the phone number and speak the message in the voice of your choosing.

Nod to: Bobby Uyehara

Warning: Kinda scary, isn't it?

July 15, 2006

Zuiikin'English - Part 2

Same girls, new phrases and recruiting some guys on the street for support.

In case you missed the first one, it's here.

Playing time: 3:52

July 14, 2006

Bombay TV

The things people come up with on the internet never cease to amaze me. Now you can provide your own subtitles for a movie clip. The only limit is your imagination.

Here's an example.

Nod to: Boar's Head Tavern

Warning: Highly addictive.

July 13, 2006

The Birds

Scott Fraser is evidently a serious birder. If you don't believe it, spend some time on his blog. But the blog didn't earn a spot on the Wunderfool blog. This two minute video of starlings going crazy did. More detail on the event here.

Playing time: 2:14

July 12, 2006

Chris Bliss

Juggling choreographed to the Beatles "Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / End" medley from Abbey Road. Chris Bliss is mainly a comedian who also juggles. He may not be the most accomplished juggler, but his style and passion make this video a must see.

Nod to: Snyderman

Playing time: 4:24

July 10, 2006


Create a message to be delivered by a talking money. Email it to your friend/enemy.

Nod to: Don Pape

Warning: Moderately addictive.

July 9, 2006

Base Jump Suit

The first time I saw this, the soundtrack was an instrumental -- "On the Run" (the helicopter song from Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"), a much better choice than "Aeroplane" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Warning: Bad-word alert.

Playing time: 2:45

July 8, 2006

Subservient Chicken

Get your chicken just the way you like it. A bizarre approach to marketing/advertising from Burger King. Tell the man with the chicken suit and the webcam what to do. He will do it. Is it live or Memorex?

Warning: Highly addictive.

July 6, 2006

July 5, 2006

Pjotro - The man in the musical suit

You can watch a couple of videos on the Download section to see the suit in action, but to really experience it, you must create your own dance on the Musical Suit section.

Warning: Highly addictive. Caution advised.

July 4, 2006

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

Classic geek/gamer video.

The Japanese video game, Zero Wing, from Toaplan had a short video intro was added when it was released for the Sega Genesis. The (poorly translated) subtitles (see below) were worthy of posting on www.engrish.com.

One phrase in particular resonated with the gamer culture and it took on a life independent of the game. The photos are amusing and pulled together into a video montage with a techno soundtrack. (Video 1) and a Bohemian Rhapshody parody (Video 3).

In A.D. 2101
War was beginning.
Captain: What happen?
Mechanic: Somebody set up us the bomb.
Operator: We get signal.
Captain: What !
Operator: Main screen turn on.
Captain: It's You !!
Cats: How are you gentlemen !!
Cats: All your base are belong to us.
Cats: You are on the way to destruction.
Captain: What you say !!
Cats: You have no chance to survive make your time.
Cats: HA HA HA HA ....
Captain: Take off every 'zig' !!
Captain: You know what you doing.
Captain: Move 'zig'.
Captain: For great justice.

July 3, 2006

July 2, 2006

Holy Ghost Enema

This is a classic. Mrs. Hinn, wife of the famed TV preacher, in an ecstatic moment. You may be surprised to learn that occasionally you might require a Holy Ghost Enema. I find the video an interesting study in feedback loops and escalation of reinforced behavior.

Nod to: Boar's Head Tavern

Note: Requires RealPlayer.

Running time: 2:06

July 1, 2006

Public Access TV Gone Horribly Wrong

This is so bizarre there simply aren't any words to express it. It is evidently a public access TV program in Southern California produced by alien-obsessed Christian Scientists using a cast of puppets (Mr. Grey Spaceman!, Chip the Black Boy! and Otto Kaiser) and a human. (At least, I think he's human.) This thing is so wrong on so many levels that the mind boggles. In fact, I challenge you to find something that is right about it.

Extra points for anyone who can make it through the whole thing.

Playing time: 20:37