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Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 13

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It’s been a trying year so far for our favorite in-house doctor – Dr. Jeff Wilson, PhD, of course. Besides his UX work for the team here at Applian, and the thousands upon thousands of videos and web clips he’s been through, Dr. Jeff has also been spending more time at home with his parents. Not really, but here, in preparation for some 4th of July family time, are a few things he’s learned about surviving a move back in with the parental units. Have some more salad.


Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 12

 
Nerd Jokes: How Smart Are You? 
We only ask because our own UX specialist, Dr. Jeff Wilson, PhD (whose IQ score reads like the top speed at a Formula 1 race) has just come up with his own handy intelligence test and it’s super easy: watch the video below and let us know how many of the jokes you understood. We know there’s quite a few smarties out there, so leave a comment or drop it on Facebook or Twitter.
 

 
A Quick PhD PS: Alas, Dr. Wilson is leaving the Applian team and moving back into science, but he has queued up some entertainment for the next few installments of our PhD series. We will miss him, but his humorous distractions will live on!

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 10

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In the immortal words of Jon Bon Jovi, “Shot through the heart, and cupid is to blame”, or something like that, right? It is that time of year again when the holiday cards and candy bags turn various shades of light red. So sit back, unwrap a few (red foil covered) Hershey’s Kisses ™, and watch an innocent Valentines Day prank in this month’s PhD post.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 9

We love Lego just as much as we love technology, which is why this hilarious video is this months’ PhD Video! Eddie Izzard, the British rambling funnyman takes on technology as his jokes and ideas are mirrored with Lego pantomimes. Get some laughs today, and check out the video below.

On the topic of Lego, your Applian Doctor himself, Jeff Wilson, had his nudge with fame as his Flickr photoset got published on io9. In his words, “I don’t know about the “subversive” bit, other than I was trying to show that the much maligned Lego Friends series for girls can be a lot of fun if you think outside of the Heartlake City boundaries”.

Lego’s ‘Friends’ dolls are a popular, if problematic, piece of gendered merchandising – but in the hands of creative Lego fans they can become something much cooler. We’ve had Lego Superfriends, and now thanks to Flickr User Jeffrey Wilson we’ve got the Lego Girls donning Mech suits.

Pretty cool, huh? See more here.

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Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 8

We’re just getting over our sugar hangovers and have finally tossed out those moldy scary pumpkins (they looked so good though!). So in remembrance of one of our favorite holidays, here’s a hilarious prank video featuring one of the best pet costumes that should only be used to terrify pedestrians. Enjoy your distraction for the day and if you have any funny Halloween pet costumes, we’d love to see them! Post them up on our Facebook or Twitter.

 

Best Media Sites: LOL Edition

So you know about YouTube and Netflix. But what about those undiscovered gems around the Internet just ripe for the downloading? Check out these Replay Media Catcher compatible sites. Note that not all sites are viewable in all countries.

This month, we wanted to feature the sites that tickle our funny bone, make us spit take, and get us smiling from ear to ear. Here are five fantastic sites that you are definitely going to want to download video from, and keep forever… because laughter is contagious and continual.

FUNNY OR DIE:

The celebrity-endorsed platform for hilarious series and one-offs, where you can catch the very watch worthy “Drunk History” and “Between Two Ferns With Zack Galifinakis” along with a ton of other giggle-making sketches.

CRACKED:

More centered on Internet memes and pop culture, Cracked offers some humorous takes on everything from Doctor Who to Kanye West. Also, check out the “Artist In Residency Program” where they feature a filmmaker hand-picked for your viewing pleasure.

CHEEZBURGER:

The OG funny video site still has quite a bit of life – and not as many cat memes. With a new Video section in Beta, they are experimenting with a whole channel devoted to Cheez-approved YouTube content. Don’t worry; there are still cat videos.

THE CHIVE:

This site is full of hilarious distractions. Everything from GIFs, to listicles, to random factoids, you can loose yourself for hours on The Chive. If you’re looking to capture some funny, watch and record their trending videos for a clue as to what will be popping up in your Facebook feed next.

COLLEGE HUMOR: 

Another classic funny video site, College Humor has been serving up the chuckles for 15 years, and boasts an impressive collection of original series and sketches. Our personal favorite is “Phantom of the Office” – we’d hire him just to keep us laughing.

As always, be sure to use only the best to download your favorite videos and media using Replay Media Catcher. If you’ve got a favorite video outlet on the web, be sure to give us the low-down in the comments or on our Facebook Page.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction- Vol 7

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”.

 

Best Media Sites: Nerd Herd Edition

Best Media Sites: Nerd Herd Edition

So you know about YouTube and Netflix. But what about those undiscovered gems around the Internet just ripe for the downloading and recording? Check out these Applian-compatible sites to use on your Suite of products. Note that not all sites are compatible in all countries.

This month, we wanted to feature the sites that tickle our brain, make us think, and get us inspired in the most instructional ways. Here are six fantastic sites that you are definitely going to want to record, download, and keep forever… because learning is contagious and continual.

Archaeology Channel:

Archeology ChannelThis has to be Indiana Jones’ most-visited webpage – well, maybe next to Google Maps. Here, you can explore human culture from Ancient Greek myths to isolated tribes in Southeast Asia.

 

Documentary Storm:

Documentary StormGet some of the freshest and compelling documentaries here. For those with an elevated taste in cinema, these informative pieces run the gamut and beat out anything you might find on Netflix Streaming.

 

Documentary Net:

Documentary.netSimilarly enlightening, this network of docs does a great job of sorting by length, geographical location, and rating. Use your recording software to keep your own archive of priceless nonfictional cinema.

 

John Locker:

John LockerProviding a bit more obscure documentaries and educational pieces, this site has a huge variety of professionally produced and independent shorts (and films) that you can dig deep into.

 

TED Talks:

Ted TalksThe online source for the global lecture series, the site has all of the talks in-full in all of their motivational glory. Certainly living up to its motto: ideas worth spreading.

 

PBS:

PBSThe granddaddy of televised education; Public Broadcasting Service has provided generations of media content. From your first Sesame Street song to the compelling Antiques Roadshow, PBS still has awesome editorial features and political commentary.

 

As always, be sure to use only the best to capture your favorite videos and media using Replay Capture Suite. If you’ve got a favorite video outlet on the web, be sure to give us the low-down in the comments or on our Facebook Page.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction- Vol 6

Dr. Wilson's Possibly humorous Distraction

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:

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol. 5

Dr. Wilson's Possibly humorous Distraction

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 two t0 too  perfect.