Dr. Wilson back here. Well, I wasn’t actually gone. Deb REALLY wanted to do a post on balloons, so while I was out training, she snuck in that last entry. “Training?” you ask. Last Sunday I competed in my second 1/2 Ironman distance triathlon – Steelhead 70.3. Translated, I swam 1.2 miles in Lake Michigan, bicycled 56 miles, and then ran a half marathon (13.1 miles). If you think that is crazy, Shellie has done a few full Ironman races. I might be that crazy in 2015. Between work and family, we manage to squeeze in a lot of miles of training.
This week’s video is a bit of a classic, turning around the patterned: “Sh*t” + athletic activity + “say”.
Debbie here. Dr. Wilson is taking a little break from distractions this week. So, I’m happy to step in and post one of my favorite finds. As a hot air balloon owner, crew-chief and pilot-in-training, I watch a lot of ballooning related videos. But, I’ve never seen anything like this before. Riding IN a hot air balloon is an incredible experience. Now imagine riding ON TOP of a hot air balloon. Yes…you read that right. Check this out:
Weird Al Yankovic is the king of parody. His newly released, grammatically correct version of “Blurred Lines” called “Word Crimes” has racked up over 2 million YouTube views since yesterday! If your…I mean you’re a grammar snob, you’ll be sharing this video everywhere. It’s just twot0 too perfect.
Ants. They create an intricate underground world for themselves. I’m sure you’ve always wondered what happens when you pour molten aluminum into a fire ant colony. Wonder no more. Here’s this week’s distraction:
Today, we are doing SCIENCE! Did a parent ever warn you not to stick a soda in the freezer? Sure, that may have been a rhetorical question, but what about sticking a can of soda in liquid nitrogen? NurdRage on YouTube does all kinds of science experiments … and you should probably let him do them instead of trying yourself.
Frozen is Disney’s latest animated masterpiece. My daughter has practically memorized all the songs, so I hear the music constantly after work. And the songs are stuck in my head when I go out running. Personally, I found the story to be very sad. Then again, I tear up when the Emperor zaps Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi. For those of you who haven’t seen Frozen yet, this video won’t give away any spoilers:
Our superstar UX lead here at Applian, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, PhD, spends a lot of time analyzing debug logs from customers. He likes to give customers a quick 2 minute video to test record so that he can keep the logs small. So he frequently searches out these short video clips which end up playing a vital role in the data logging procedure. Needless to say, he sees quite a few videos (and other types of media), so now we’ve given him an opportunity twice a month to share in his…. umm… work habits.
To get the ball rolling, here is his first video suggestion. Movies, especially science fiction movies, tend to have plenty of logical inconsistencies. The YouTube channel, How It Should Have Ended, gives their take on alternate endings for MANY movies. So, without further ado, sit back and enjoy a new look at a classic.
We hope you enjoyed this first installment of Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction. See what we did there with the title? Dr. Wilson PhD. Get it?
We just discovered that cbs.com, abc.com and nbc.com are no longer using a video encryption system to stream their videos. Apparently they have become smart to the fact that getting more distribution of their shows (with the ads included) makes more business sense.
This also means that Replay Media Catcher can capture episodes from these sites. So if you want to make a recording from these network shows, you can do so with Media Catcher.