Don’t Be Such A Hate Witch

You know what, it would be kinda awesome to randomly high five an old guy.

Gamervision’s Amazing Videogame Commercial Spoofs

Videogame news and trading website Gamervision makes some pitch perfect videogame and commercial/movie trailer mash ups, including the ‘Indie’ God of War movie trailer above.

Also, this trailer to a Breakfast Club style Zelda movie, complete with authentic 1987 video quality.

Also straight out of the 80s are these two commercials for Valve’s Portal and Left 4 Dead.  The intro and outros that use actual 80s commercials are genius.

Something Awful Forum Asks: What Tripped El Hadji Diouf?

El Hadji Diouf is a football soccer sports playing guy, but thats not whats important right now.  What is important is this:

After removing the other player from the gif, a call goes out to Something Awful forums to answer the question ‘what tripped El Hadji Diouf?’. The forums responded magnificently.  Here are some of my favorites (and the users who made them) but be sure to check the forum for the rest:

Trochanter

HopWallace

Kieselguhr Kid

Dieting Hippo

Everdraed

origami manatee

Schweinhund

What Is Internet Anyway?

I love that they have to ask a guy off stage for a description of the Internet.  And Katie Couric totally predicted the Internet getting really big.

Have You Ever Had A $200 Cellphone Bill? You Will…

For the most part, AT&T was pretty dead on about a lot of the technological innovations since these ads were made in 1993.  However, my sentiments pretty much line up exactly with commenter nutellaontoast: ‘It’s amazing that the only prediction they got wrong is who was going to bring it to us…’

F#&king Particle Accelerators, How Do They Work?

You’ve probably heard some vague information about Particle Accelerators. You’ve probably heard that they smash atoms together and make science happen, but have you ever wondered how exactly they accelerator particles to near light speed?  With the video above, you can have the process demonstrated to you step-by-step by a very intelligent sounding man.  And in case the video doesn’t make it clear, that giant magnetic ring is massive.  Or maybe just large, seeing as they called it the Large Hadron Collider (pictured below).  The diameter of the larger circle is 17 miles.

Still curious about these atom obliterating magneto-donuts?  Perhaps wondering just what would happen were a person to come into contact with one of these high energy particle beams?  Well, as it turns out, there is one man who could answer that question: Anatoli Bugorski.

This unlucky Russian scientist had what could be called one of the worst days in history when he went to fix some malfunctioning equipment in the Soviet Particle Accelerator, also known as the U-70 Synchrotron (which I think is a way cooler name than Large Hadron Collider).  Apparently all of the built in safety mechanisms were malfunction as well, because when Anatoli stuck his head into the part of the accelerator where particles are moved to a faster part of the contraption, he got blasted by a beam of super fast protons.  He reported feeling no pain, but did see a flash ‘brighter than a thousand suns’.  Anatoli was incredibly lucky to survive the 200,000 Rads of radiation that pulsed through his skull (500-600 is supposed to be lethal).  His health problems were many, but surprisingly minimal considering he was struck by particles moving near the speed of light.  Immediately after the accident the left side of his face swelled up considerably.  That side also hasn’t aged since the accident after becoming paralyzed from nerve damage.  He also lost hearing in his left ear, becomes much more fatigued by mental work, and now suffers from a rare type of seizure.  He is still alive to this day and lives with his wife and son.

The accident never game Anatoli Bugorski the super powers he needed to become Proto-Man, smasher of atoms.

In The 70s…

People had cooler hair and PBS stations used better music.

(Via Boing Boing)