I Fink South African Rap-Rave Is Freeky

I share an office with a coworker and he listens to a lot of different types of music, which is great because so do I. I like discovering new music. The other day I heard this song “I Fink You Freeky” from Die Antwoord and I felt compelled to look it up. I didn’t know who they were at first, I just searched Google for some of the lyrics and I found the official video for the song on YouTube, which you can see below.

Weeeeird. I love it!

And then I saw Fatty Boom Boom…

And THEN I saw.. Ok, ok, just look them up on YouTube or check out all of their videos on their website. These guys are great.

How Many Dog Tricks Can You Pack Into a 5 Minute Video?

I’ve been taking my dogs to dog training classes for the last 3 months and while they’re doing great, they are nowhere near the level that the dog in this video is. That’s one smart dog!

I would love to train my dog Max, a mastiff husky mix, to go grocery shopping. He’s big enough to push around a full-size shopping cart too 😉

The Best Movies of All Time. 8-bit Style

I prefer my movies to be condensed into 2 minutes and displayed in 8 or 16-bit format. If you agree, check out the 8-Bit Cinema YouTube channel from CineFix.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Pulp Fiction

Iron Man

Thor

The Shining

Anchorman

Batman The Dark Knight

Kick Ass

ELF

Wear Your Dead Relatives Around Your Neck and On Your Ears

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* Photo by Rebecca Barray / CC BY-SA 2.0

Instead of keeping an urn filled with the remains of your loved ones sitting on the mantle, you can transform them into beautiful diamonds and be reminded of them everywhere you go.

Swiss company Algordanza takes the cremated ashes of the deceased and after about three months, you’ll have a diamond in your hands. A real certified diamond. The process works the same as how synthetic diamonds are made.

The founder of Algordanza, Rinaldo Willy, says that while most of the diamonds come out blue, some will occasionally come out white, yellow, or black, depending the on the composition of the remains.

And just like real diamonds, you can expect to spend anywhere from $5,000 to $22,000 depending on how big you want your diamond to be and how many diamonds you want. Diamonds grow larger the longer they are processed and one lb. of ashes can make one diamond. The average human’s ashes weigh around 5 lbs.

Algordanza will only create diamonds from human beings – no pets allowed – although U.S. based company, LifeGem does.

You can choose to store your diamond in a jewelry box or you can take it to your local jeweler to be placed in a ring, earrings, necklace., etc. Just be careful not to accidentally drop your Grandpa down the drain.

How to Deface The Famous American Gothic Painting From Your Kitchen

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How would you like to take one of the America’s most famous paintings, American Gothic by Grant Wood, and deface it by dressing the characters in silly clothes, like ugly Christmas sweaters and football gear, and adding fun props like baseballs and apple pies?

Sounds fun right?

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NeatoShop has an American Gothic magnetic dress-up kit, and many more, including Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Obama, and Sarah Palin.

Gangnam Style + Linkin Park = Gangnamcut. Awesome.

Two artists by the names of RosalinaSama and Triple-Q have created a masterpiece (or gangnamstrosity) called Gangnam Park, Psybrid Theory

I still remember the first time I heard Hybrid Theory from Linkin Park. We were young kids (late teens, early 20’s maybe) hitting up the cruise on a Saturday night and a friend brought the CD for the ride. This was the the prime of nu-metal (Drowning Pool, Disturbed, Primer 55, etc.) and we all loved this album. I probably still know all of the words to every song on that album.

I’m not a fan at all of Psy’s Gangnam Style on the other hand, although it doesn’t bother me like it does some people. One of my coworkers will get up and leave the room if we jokingly put it on the office radio, ha ha.

How do you feel about listening to Psy’s Gangnam Style mashed-up with every single song from the first Linkin Park album? It doesn’t sound like it would be enjoyable, does it? It is.

I listened to this entire mashup all the way through. I wouldn’t call it great music, but it’s technically sound and it’s a lot of fun. Some of the songs are really funny too.

If you like Linkin Park, you’re gonna dig this.

The Google Translate Beatbox

Every Google-owned property seems to have an Easter Egg, doesn’t it? Like if you search for “Do the Harlem Shake” in YouTube, the page actually does the Harlem Shake. Well Google Translate has a cool little Easter egg too. Go to Google Translate and copy and paste the following into the text box.

pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk

In the second text box, click the audio button to listen.

At first I thought this was something that someone with a lot of time on their hands put together (which still might be true), but it seems it may be intentional because if you hover the mouse cursor over the audio button, it says “beatbox” but if you have any other text in the field, it says “listen.”

Awesome Giant Jelly Bean Jar Counting Competition

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A reader sent this one in (thanks Nathan O.!)

The Jelly Bean Jar is a challenge where you have to guess how many jelly beans are in an extremely large “jar.” I don’t know how big the jar is but it’s probably about 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall. You can either take a random guess or watch all ten videos to count every bean that goes in, if you’ve got time for that, because each video is about 45-50 minutes long. I made it through about 25 seconds of the video and gave up 😉

The way the competition works is that you have to pay a AUD$5 entry fee (about $4.75 US) and if at least 50,000 entries are received, the competition will go live (if not, all money will be refunded). The first person to guess correctly gets 90% of the entry fees, and the other 10% will be distributed equally amongst anyone else who guesses the correct answer.

My guess is about 6,435.

Better hurry, because the competition ends on December 20, 2013.