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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Thorvald of Lym, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Because not all the great videos we find can be described as "funny", and the previous threads are now locked away.


    You had your chance, Disney, and you blew it. So now we're handing the project over to Nolan.


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  2. eduhum

    eduhum Aahh the gold old days...

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    All of this was field back in days
  3. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    Lt-General David Morrison on recent scandals in the Australian Army:


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    "The standard you walk past is the standard you accept"
     
  4. Terxpahseyton

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    Is that the ordinary way Australians talk? It was very confusing. I felt like he was - with admirable skill no less - constantly switching between English and American pronunciation.
    But awesome speech. Especially in light of the shameful conduct of the leadership of the US army (feel referred to the the documentary titled "The invisible war").
     
  5. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    I didn't notice anything odd about his pronunciations, so I guess so.
     
  6. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    Here's Prime Minister Julia Gillard handling an inappropriate question about her partner from a radio presenter (who has since been fired) (no, not the prime minister)


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  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Probably one of the very few Greek tv ads that is both funny and well-made. It is about some internet deal that included everyone without any exception...Just watch it till the end :)


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  8. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    A clip of Angebot und Nachfrage ("Supply and Demand"), by Hanns Eisler (communist activist and composer, who also provided the music to Auferstanden aus Ruinen). Posted here less because of the anti-capitalist message and more because of the great performance by Robyn Archer and the orchestra.

    Spoiler :
     
  9. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I posted this in the claymation thread, but really it is the best animation short i have ever seen. From New Zealand, it won the London award in 2004 (not sure if it was an award only for Claymation or general Animation).

    Just watch till the end :)



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  10. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    50 years of difference in how safe cars are in a crash.


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  11. Antilogic

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    Cutlass, I came to this thread just to post that vid.

    Crazy, right? I was always told that steel was safer, but that looked like a death trap.
     
  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Did you know that cars today really are not lighter than cars of decades past, when you control for the approximately same size of those cars?

    Today bumpers are plastic, as are pretty much all interior parts, and engines are small and aluminum rather than big and iron, the body sheet metal is much easier to dent, and front drive trans-axles really take a lot of weight out of the drive train. And yet a midsized car now weighs pretty much what a midsized car did then. Where's the extra weight coming from?

    It's coming from the engineered physical structure of the car. Automakers call it the safety cage. And most of the physical structure of the car is designed to protect the passenger compartment.
     
  13. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    Man, I loved this so much I downloaded the file, yet I only remembered I had it a couple days past.


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  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    e350tb Stupendously Illogical Englishman

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    I command ye, thread, rise from the grave! (Thorvald put me up to it.)


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  16. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    A very cool thread indeed :thumbsup:

    Will post some videos later..
     
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    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    hangman almost-scientist

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    From spoken-english wikipedia:


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    The guy who made this is the only native Dzongkha speaker on english wikipedia, so there's been quite a lot of drama over whether or not to keep it, and whether or not this is a joke. The user who uploaded it has made a number of legitimate contributions in the past, so accusations of trolling are not universally accepted. Some speculate this is a racist prank making fun of asian accents, while others accuse them of being racist for assuming Dzongkha accents don't sound like this. The native pronunciation of Dzongkha terms is no-doubt valuable, but the reverb, autotune, and weird intonation and pacing defy explanation.

    Personally, I'd guess it was a relatively innocuous joke gone horribly (and hilariously) wrong.
     
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    e350tb Stupendously Illogical Englishman

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