Incredible Lightning Video

While uploading the rest of my footage from the hail storm that hit northern Ohio on August 7th, I came across a featured video on YouTube of a lightning bolt. This was no ordinary lightning footage though as you can actually see all of the feeders traveling to the ground. Once one of the feeder bolts touches the ground, you can see the bolt light up with electricity. This is one of the best videos I have ever seen which clearly illustrates how lightning is formed.

Is this video a fake? Personally, I don’t think so. I think this video was taken with one of those super cameras which can take thousands of frames per second. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out this post I did on a camera which shoots 5,400 FPS.

YouTube Stars Duel It Out

I came across this latest episode of SouthPark last night and I couldn’t stop laughing! During the show, a number of YouTube superstars are all within a room and end up beating the crap out of each other to figure out who has the biggest ego. The way the characters were portrayed was just hilarious.

YouTube Stars in this episode:

  • Chocolate Rain
  • Laughing Baby
  • Sneezing Panda
  • Star Wars Kid
  • Tron Guy
  • Numa Numa

And more.

Safe And Sound

Hello! I’m blogging from within my room inside of my home! After what seemed like an eternity, I have finally arrived home safe and sound from my trip to Dallas. I’ll have to tell you why it was a hellacious return trip some other day but for now, I have so much to do in regards to WordCamp Dallas follow ups that my mind is racing. I have photos to upload to Flickr, videos to YouTube, articles to write based on the event and so much more. It doesn’t help that when I opened my email in box, I was greeted with 120 messages. Thank goodness they are mostly email notifications letting me know people are following me on twitter or from various blogs letting me know of follow up comments.

At any rate, please keep an eye on this blog as you are sure to see a flurry of posts within the next few weeks. WordCamp Dallas was awesome and I’m so glad I went.

Funniest David Blaine Spoofs

Thanks to Mark Lima, I’ve discovered the insanely humorous David Blaine Street Magic Spoof videos. A guy that pretends to be David Blaine wreaks havoc on two individuals that fall victim to more than just Davids magic. The spoofs are very well done and the reactions and language used within the videos is down-right hilarious. After watching the third episode, I had to go back and watch the first and second episodes because I couldn’t get enough. In fact, the first spoof video that was created has over Twelve million views on YouTube.

I bring to you the first installment of one of the best comedy series on YouTube.

Don’t forget to check out Episode 2 and then Episode 3. If you put this up on YouTube, I’m going to EFFING SUE YOU DAVID BLAINE!

Pop Goes The Web2.0 Bubble

This came across the feedreader the other day but only now am I getting the time to post it. This is a hilarious Web 2.0 video with a catchy tune. It basically highlights all of the discussion that has taken place about the web 2.0 bubble. I laughed so hard when they showed the valuation of Facebook and it was almost as much as Ford.

Download the MP3:
http://www.richterscales.com/assets/audio/rsrecordings/HereComesAnotherBubble.mp3

The Web 2.0 “bubble” had it coming. A Silicon Valley music video by the Richter Scales.

http://www.richterscales.com

Solo, video, arrangement and lyrics by Matt Hempey

Mixed by Bill Hare

Recorded by Jason Hunter & Charlie Forkish

Based on “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” by Billy Joel

Photo of Owen Thomas (Valleywag) by Lane Hartwell: http://fetching.net/