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short videos for short attention spans

Written: 09:26 on November 25, 2008  |  By: jon  |  MORE…
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I came across this website this morning, and I have to say it is pretty damn funny. Well, if you like *that* sort of humour it is (and I certainly do). It looks like it has only just started out (October 2008) but there is a wealth of good shorts on there already. Reading through the about section of the website, I get the impression that it started off as an 'idea' amongst a group of friends. With that in mind I thought there may be a lot of in-jokes and shorts that I just 'would not get', but it doesn't seem to be the case. Most of them are accessible and immediately amusing: something of a byproduct of the films being just five seconds long!

One of the reasons I find this funny stems from something the prefabricators stumbled upon by accident many moons ago. On the TinyPic Video page, there are occasionally clips that are a few seconds or less long. It was here that the infamous bus good clip was found, amongst others. Will any other clip ever surpass its greatness? I doubt it.
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Written: 22:55 on June 19, 2008  |  By: johnny  |  MORE…
I would like someone to explain why this would make me want to buy Diet Coke more:

That commercial boggled my mind. I was waiting for the punch line and it never came…no wonder I like Pepsi better…
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insane super mario world handsfree melody

Written: 17:08 on May 07, 2008  |  By: jon  |  MORE…

I am speechless. Here is an absolutely insane medley of video game and anime songs overlayed by timed sound-effects from Super Mario World on the SNES. The crazy thing is, whoever has done this has gone and developed his own level (I assume via ROM hacking) which is completely hands free. Mario and Yoshi flow through this magical world bouncing off all sorts of blocks and shells to recreate the highlights of the backing track.

Weighing in at around eleven minutes long, it really must have been a labour of love. I had to post it as Mario is a strong favourite here at dovka, and I've never seen anything quite like it. It is quite fun to try and identify the songs in the video. I definitely heard a bit of Mega Man in there, some Final Fantasy and bizarrely a song by IOSYS. Have a listen, it is well worth it!
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i bring you creatures.

Written: 19:12 on January 25, 2007  |  By: liam  |  MORE…
A really rare shark called the Frilled Shark has been spotted off the shores of Japan as reported on Reuters.


I thought it was bizzare and interesting enough to post here also a Youtube video of the CNN report.

In a kind of related thing, well not related at all. Except it is weird and amusing. A dog that walks on two legs. Look at it go!

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