As gamers, we’ve all had our share of video game crushes. Mine is Renoa from FFVIII.
How can you not love that face…
Unfortunately, she was left off this list of the 10 hottest girls of gaming!
And even though she’s not my favorite, where was Christie from Tekken?
People who voted definitely didn’t play Tekken.
I have to say that perhaps I have been out of gaming for some time and there are new additions that I don’t know about, but comon! Rinoa had to be on there.
Anyway, here are the best 10 hottest girls of gaming.
Do you agree with these rankings? I personally don’t. Lemme know what you think.
Michael Jordan has done hundreds of commercials in his life and promoted hundreds of products. But of all the things he has promoted, Gatorade remains one of the most memorable. Here are the classic Michael Jordan Gatorade commercials
Wanna be like Mike
Wanna be like Mike (full version)
Wanna be like Mike 2
Michael vs. Michael
Michael vs. Mia Hamm
Our spokesman is busy
New Gatorade campaign:
This is an extraordinarily well done video that goes through the history of the universe in 10 minutes.
It splices clips from various videos into one history/chemistry/physics/biology lesson. Even though I was a bio major and am a self proclaimed geek, there were things in this video that surprised me. For example, I had never learned how the moon was created.
If education could be like this, I think the problems in our world will be solved in no time.
What is one thing you’ve ALWAYS wanted to see in slow motion? Don’t worry, I know. A lightning bolt.
Awesome! It’s really like a lightning web before it becomes a bolt.
In the last blog we looked at 10 human feats of speed ranging from eating fast to stacking fast. A lot of times it is difficult to appreciate the speed at which those tasks are performed because the human eye cannot process that much information that quickly. That is why we have recruited the help of technology to give us yet another super power. The ability to slow down time.
Well, not exactly. But we do have the power to slow down film to a rate where we can see unusually fast things in extreme slow motion. And the results are nothing short of awesome.
The history lesson:
The effect of slow motion, or slowmo, was invented by Austrian physicist August Musger. The technique works by filming something at a frame rate much faster than it will be played back, thereby giving the effect of watching time pass by slowly. For example, if a camera films at 48 frames per second (FPS), and the film is played back at the standard 24 FPS, then the effect would be to see the action at half speed.
The use of slowmo was popularized in film making by Japanese director Akira Kusosawa (Seven Samurai), and later saw use in American film making with directors like Sam Peckinpah (Wild Bunch). The concept of slowmo may have predated film making, first being used in Japanese Noh theater.
Since the Japanese popularized the use of slowmo, we see much use of it in popular media and television.
Here the modern samurai Isao Machii cuts a flying bb with a katana. He doesn’t have to dodge bullets, he cuts them in half!
Samurai cuts flying bb with katana
Here is another clip of a katana vs. a bullet. Proof of the incredible strength of Japanese sword making.
I think the best part of the video is the dubbing over the Japanese old man. “I told you! My swords rule!” =)
Katana vs. bullet
Did you think the last clip wasn’t cool enough? Then how about the same sword, going up against a 50 caliber machine gun?
Katana vs. .50 caliber Machine gun
The incredible sword cuts through 6 .50 bullets before finally giving in. If I ever get a sword for a present, I want a Japanese katana.
Slowmo became even more popular with the invention of High Speed Cameras which could film at thousands of FPS. Things previously not visible to the human eye are now rendered in extreme clarity. For example, we can now watch bullets slice through random objects. Destruction is always best in slow motion.
Bullets in slow motion
When you mom told you to not play with your food, she never said anything about not shooting it!
Previously used only for scientific research in large industries, High Speed Cameras became more commercially successful as costs for equipment and film became more affordable. Now such cameras are used in the field of media in shows like MythBusters. In the British show called Brainiac: Science Abuse, a popular segment is featured called “Things, but very slowly”.
A face slap very slowly
They sure picked a great subject to be slapped, the ripples through his face are priceless!
A water balloon popped very slowly
What good is a water balloon that doesn’t hit someone? Here we watch a water balloon hitting a face, but very slowly.
Water balloon to the face
Haha, I love how he is always the victim in these clips. His partner seems to have a fun job.
Ever wonder how popcorn works?
Popcorn, but very slowly
His narration makes popcorn sound so, sexy. Oh those spongy endosperms in that hot oil… mmmm….
As more people became interested in slow motion captures, film makers became more creative in what they decided to film. This one is as random as it could get.
A crossbow bolt through a fish tank
Next time you have a crossbow and an empty fish tank, you’ll know what to do.
A karate chop through a brick
This clip makes it even more impressive that he can break the block with his mushy deformed hand.
High speed cameras are getting ever faster. Using new technology that no longer employ a shutter and film, some cameras can film up to 25 million FPS. How anyone can even stand to watch film that slow is beyond me. That’ll really be like watching grass grow.
Hoped you learned something from this post and got some entertainment out of it. Please comment below!
Dominoes world records? Like the ones we used to see on TV commercials as kids? Yup, just like these.
Domino Rally was a toy originally designed by a 16 year old Jason Carroll with the help of his father. The commercials and Domino sets became popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s, leaving many a messy living rooms across America. But with the rise of video games and other more advanced toys, Domino Rally sets were put back into boxes and stored in cold dank basements.
But you know how sometimes when you leave something and forget about it, like old milk or left over rice, you come back to find that it has mutated into something grotesque? Well that’s exactly what happened with Dominoes. While we were busy playing video games and watching HD tv, the dominoes sitting in our basements have mutated into an entirely unrecognizable monstrosity. It appears once a year in the Netherlands, on a day appropriately called Domino Day.
Every year, teams from all over the Netherlands gather in a convention center and assemble millions of stones of dominoes into intricate works of art and physics. Every year they attempt to break the previous year’s record of number of dominoes fallen. The current record stands at a mind blowing 4,345,027 stones in 2008.
Below is the finale from 2008 where the previous record of 4,079,381 from 2006 was broken.
In the 2nd part of the video, 2 members chosen from the teams represented must complete the domino track while the dominoes are falling in an event called the builder’s challenge.
So that’s what 1,605,757 dominoes falling would look like. Interesting.
Have you ever seen anyone happier to watch dominoes fall than these people? To celebrate, they probably got drunk and… played with more dominoes. They probably have a kinky Domino set somewhere back there.
The 10 Domino world record attempts from the most recent Domino Day 2008
This goes to show that no matter how insignificant something may seem to be to you, there are plenty of people somewhere in the world willing to go to the extremes to do great things with it.
Making things fall does not have to include Dominoes. Apparently anything people can get their hands on can be used as Dominoes. Here are some of the most creative uses of other items as Dominoes.
Best, beer funnel, EVER.
I would love to work with these guys. I would hate to have them working for me.
As geeky as dominoes can get. The question is, does he have to clean up after?
Last time we looked at Michael Jordan, and today we’ll look at the other MJ, Michael Jackson.
This Is It official trailer
Michael Jackson was one of the greatest artist/entertainers of all time and he happened to have lived during our lifetimes. We were lucky to have been affected and influenced by his music. No matter what else happened in his life, the music he gave to the world was one of the greatest gifts of all. It’s strange to be writing about him in the past tense since he had always been such a big part of our lives. But we must accept the realities of life, and try to remember him for what he has given us.
Will there ever be anyone like Michael? Will there ever be anyone greater than Michael? It’s difficult to imagine. No matter what the answer to that is, there will never be anyone who will make us feel like Michael did.
Michael’s influence in music goes far and wide. An entire generation of artists grew up with his music, including Usher, Justin Timberlake, Boyz II Men, and artists of all different genres. Michael also led many humanitarian efforts, championing causes and marshaling other artists to his aid. Through his many projects he has gained many friends.
Here today we present a few videos of Michael and his friends. Some are immediately recognizable while others might have been forgotten. Either way this is Michael at his best, and how we should always remember him.
#10 Michael Jackson with 3T
3T are the 3 sons of Tito Jackson who formed a R&B group. The song is pleasant, but the boys wear way too much makeup in the video. What’s the deal with their eyebrows?
#9 Michael Jackson with Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men perform two of Michael’s songs “Heal the world” and “We are the world”, with Michael himself joining the act towards the end.
#8 Michael Jackson with N’SYNC
Michael was no doubt a big influence on Justin Timberlake, especially his dancing. Here we have a short Michael Jackson dance with N’SYNC
#7 Michael Jackson with Usher and Chris Tucker
Michael performs “You rock my world”, joined by Usher and Chris Tucker towards the end. Next to Michael, Usher’s moves don’t look so smooth anymore.
#6 Michael Jackson with Slash
A combined performance of “Black or white”. Slash definitely holds his own in this show.
#5 Michael Jackson with Britney Spears
Britney Spears should be honored to appear on the same stage with an artist of Michael’s Caliber. Pretty interesting duet of “The way you make me feel” Britney does a decent job of it.
#4 Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
Michael and Paul are the Robin hoods in this funny music video. The only music video made from their three collaborations together.
#3 Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
Still the most expensive music video ever made at $7,000,000. It was made in retaliation against the child molestation accusations against Michael. One of the few collaborations of the two siblings.
#2Michael Jackson and friends
This is the “What more can we give” performance. It was meant to raise money for charities in response to the 9/11 attacks. This song featured artists such as Carlos Santana, Beyonce, Celion Dion, Usher, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, and many others. The full cast can be seen here.
#1 Michael Jackson and friends
This is the “We are the world” video. This shows how great Michael was in terms of gaining support for his causes. This video featured Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles among many others. The full cast can be seen here.
Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
Another great collaboration but no music video, just the song.
Janet Jackson and Michael?
Believe it or not, the voice is Janet, but slowed down to sound exactly like Michael’s. Weird but true. So I guess we’ll be hearing many more songs from “Michael” in the near future.
RIP Michael Jackson