Friday, 9 March 2007

Real Life Mario

A little gem I found whilst randomly browsing YouTube, as you tend to do when there's nothing else going on.. even at uni. Mario lovers or even those who have just simply heard his name will enjoy this I'm sure, but there are always the people who 'don't do comedy...'

It's always pleasing that people are big enough fans (losers is fair perhaps?) that they would do things that others probably won't, just for our enjoyment and I have to admit I almost shed a tear at some of the jokes in the video. However maybe that's just my inner child.

There seem to be quite a few spin offs of this video and I have to say I haven't checked them out as they aren't likely to beat the original.. But I've kindly included the link in case you have too much spare time on your hands.

Watch me show off.....LOST style

Here's a video of some very talented artist showing off drawing John Locke from LOST on photoshop CS2. Granted his talents are amazing, but there seems to be something quite pretentious about posting a video of you drawing a picture. It would be like Picasso posting a video of him painting The Old Guitarist or something to that effect (Although, thinking about it, that would be a sight to see).

It would appear thought, that looking at some of the comments and the spoof videos that are made, many agree with me.

This video is a humourous spoof of the orginal, poking fun at the whole thing.

...hmm, maybe not as good, but 10 points for effort.

AFI Misheard Compilation

For my last post of the week I’ve actually chosen a video made by a good friend of mine. The phenomenon of misheard lyrics videos has become huge since the explosion of You Tube. The video to start this craze was an Interpretation of Fallout boy’s ‘Sugar we’re going down’ made by a guy called Andrew Mathas. The video made Mathas famous and he is now employed by MTV to make similar interpretations.

This video is made by You Tuber Squarepegpookie. She has compiled a number of songs by the band AFI and made the video using Paint and Windows Movie maker to make compilations of pictures to what the lyrics of the song sound like.

This video is well made, and very funny. It takes a lot of listening to think up something like this. Highlights include “Waist high…monolithic… statues…evangelistic Moles… I am a furry vole”. The randomness of this is very funny. And finally I have to add that the music is great!

Oh Yes... It's a Beer Launching Fridge!

Here we have possibly one of the greatest inventions known to man. Take a standard fridge. Add a man with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering/Computer Science. Get him to install a few motors, wiring, controllers, triggers, and a whole lot more technical stuff I have no idea about. Add beer. What do you get? Well it's a beer launching fridge of course!

Lets take a moment to thank Mr John W. Cornwell. Take a look at his site and we see that the Beer Launcher is one of many weird and wacky contraptions, however it is of course by far the best. How someone has never thought of this before I do not know. With the influx of mini-fridges, a fridge in the living room for most students is now par for the course. And how often is it that your watching TV, a film, or playing the computer when you think, "I really need a drink, but I just can't get up and miss this bit." Well with this ladies and gentlemen, your troubles are over.

The fridge holds cans of beer (or whatever you like), in a 'magazine', which self loads the cans into a catapult system on top of the fridge. The catapult can then rotate so as to point in the desired direction, at which when commanded it flings the beer in the air, to it's required destination.

As you can see, the beer launcher is extremely successful, offering precision accuracy to the extent of launching the beer into the man's hand who is sitting on the sofa. However, one possible gripe is the sheer noise of the machine, and it would almost certainly be an annoying put-off whilst watching the TV, even with a crowded room of mates. Keeping on the crowded room theme, surely a misplaced launch towards an unaware friend could also result in some hefty blows to the head, despite offering a chilled, refreshing pain relief for when trying to recover.

Overall, as homemade gadgets go, the Beer Launching Fridge must be up there with some of the best. If you took time to look at the inventor's website, you would have also seen that he is considering manufacturing a few of these things to actually sell, such is the interest in his machine. At a hefty $1500, you better get saving now. Maybe if you and your mates all chip in, the investment would be well worth it. Even we at ReviewTube are cautiously thinking of putting in an order!