‘Sisters’ Episode 4: ‘California’ (The Kloons)

The Kloon boys are back with their latest episode of Sisters titled simply “California.” For those who are unfamiliar, Sisters is a hilarious new video series comprised of two dudes in their 30s acting out and lip syncing to the recorded audio of two older ladies and their seemingly inane conversations.

If you want to watch the older episodes, you can catch number one herenumber two here, and number three here. Enjoy.

Source: The Kloons

The ‘Meme Police’ Take On … Something

I’m … um … hmm – not really sure what to make of Corridor Digital’s latest video… I mean, I get the premise (I think) and as usual they’re quite creative in this endeavor, but I’m unaware of what the message – if any – they are trying to convey here is. Don’t ask questions, just watch and be entertained for three minutes.

Source: Corridor Digital

Supercomputers: Ground-Breaking Research Into Quantum Technology

Something, something, “THE FUTURE IS NOW!” and/or “HOW COOL IS THIS!?” is normally what I’d start off with and write in regards to some new technological breakthrough. But In this particular instance, I can’t even pretend to know what’s really happening, so I’ll just allow people who are much more intelligent than myself explain.

Typical egghead jibber jabber: ‘It has the potential to do yada, yada in the blah, blah, blah fields and help millions of people go on to lead better lives.’

Take your do-goodery machine elsewhere, scientists. My one and only question – well, it’s a two-parter, and I do believe I speak for the masses – is how will this affect my porn-viewing experience and will I finally be able to download all the cute cats I see on imgur? Please advise.

Source: Journeyman Pictures 

National Geographic’s Photo Of The Day: Near And Far

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From Nat Geo:

Photograph by Yaron Shmid

Elephants appear to patrol the Serengeti in this picture taken in Tanzania. A recent study found that ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years. During 2011 alone, roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher. Demand for ivory, most notably in China and elsewhere in Asia, has helped keep black market prices high.

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Sunspot Group AR 2192 Crackles

From NASA:

Explanation: One of the largest sunspot groups in recent years is now crossing the Sun. Labelled Active Region 2192, it has already thrown a powerful solar flare and has the potential to produce more. The featured video shows a time lapse sequence of the Sun in visible and ultraviolet light taken yesterday and incorporating the previous 48 hours. AR 2192, rotating in from the left, rivals Jupiter in size and is literally crackling with magnetic energy. The active Sun has caused some spectacular auroras in recent days, and energetic particles originating from AR 2192 may help continue them over the next week. Tomorrow, the Sun will appear unusual for even another reason: a partial solar eclipse will be visible before sunset from much of North America.

Image Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA

The SOAO Daily Ditty: The Head And The Heart – ‘Let’s Be Still’

From AllMusic:

Formed in Seattle by a group of northwestern transplants, the Head and the Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. The lineup came together in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson met at an open mike event at Seattle’s Conor Byrne Pub…[read more]

TED Talks Germs: How They Spread And Why They Make Us Sick

From the TED-Ed YouTube channel:

Germs are found on almost every surface we come in contact with, which makes it incredibly common for our bodies to be exposed to them. But why are some of these germs relatively harmless, while others can be fatal? Yannay Khaikan and Nicole Mideo explore this question by examining germs’ varying modes of transmission.

Lesson by Yannay Khaikin and Nicole Mideo, animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC.

Quote Of The Day: October 22, 2014

Quote Of The Day October 22, 2014Don’t aim at success — the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.
— Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1946)