Awesome stuff you see on the internet

  • Long overdue thread.

    Post the spectacularly awful/absolutely awesome shit you stumble across on the internet.

    I'll kick it off with one old and one new (but lets keep it current).



  • [video=youtube;0bomkgXeDkE]

  • Like this one


  • They don't need to make the Hobbit now


  • This is just plain bad


  • A visualisation of the northern European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash.


  • "Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers."


  • For rocket geeks... this is pretty awesome


  • Cheers MR. That was awesome. It's amazing to see all the attention to detail that was put into those old Apollo missions. And that they come up with a successful moon landing in less than a decade. Nothing like a good cold war to get things done.

  • Thanks MR, that was great-and I clicked around and found this: the highest parachute/sky dive ever, from 39.6km-shows it about minute 4 onwards....

  • That rocket footage is very cool. Project Excelsior was mental. We had a thread on it a few years ago -the guy came very close to the speed of sound during the fall.

    Boards of Canada used some of the footage for one of their music videos:


  • I'm always a mark for heavy metal hockey-fight mash-ups.

    It's hard enuff standing on skates, let alone dancing with a jersey pulled over your head and a flurry of fists a-flyin'.


    Thank Jeebuz for the internet, 'cos the impressionable TV stations mostly refuse to show 'em any more.


  • [B][QUOTE] [/B]
    [B]YouTube’s First Video Uploaded Five Years Ago Today[/B]

    Although [URL=""][COLOR=#2266bb]YouTube’s birthday[/COLOR][/URL] is officially February 14, 2005, the first video was actually uploaded to the site exactly five years ago, on April 23, 2005.

    The video is titled “Me at the zoo.” It was shot by Yakov Lapitsky and it’s only 19 seconds long, showing one of YouTube's founders, Jawed Karim, at the San Diego Zoo.

    The video doesn’t look like much, but it sparked a revolution; by July 2006, more than 65,000 videos were uploaded to the site every day. In October that same year Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion — a reminder of how fast things move in the age of the Internet.

    [B][COLOR=red]See the first ever YouTube video below[/COLOR].[/B]




  • Guys [and girls] I have over 500 favourites on my YT, I'll post up the best of, but first I wanna check that that's all good because there's shitloads of them. Until then, enjoy one of those 'only in NZ' moments


  • Oh and anyone remember this and if so can you put the unedited footage up online? Was hilarious watching it live at 6am

  • ...since I'm not familiar with the situation, what exactly happened here edit: in the previous post

  • [quote name='Crea']...since I'm not familiar with the situation, what exactly happened here[/QUOTE]

    It was after the All Blacks played the Springboks in 2007, TJ was interviewing All Blacks players down on the field and the guy in the background was just hilarious. He took photos, he nodded in agreement with the interview and he just generally ruined the shot. It was great and went on for about 10 minutes IIRC

  • I was asking about the first video you posted... the other one was pretty self-explanatory

  • Looks like he was giving his pass to the stadium - to someone outside the venue - so they could get in for free.
    Which people do all the time - what's funny here - is that it was someone they had on camera - and he was a very well known Kiwi Cricket player/administrator.