As we celebrate the week of our 100th podcast episode, it seems an appropriate time to recap some of my favorite videos from my weekly video picks series. It’s been great fun hand-selecting these videos for you, and I’ll be glad to keep rolling these out for your viewing pleasure. As always, enjoy!
1. Jaguar Project 7
Looking back through the weeks, I still found this car to be absolutely gorgeous, and the way it’s filmed in this clip makes the most of its excellent qualities.
2. Let Me Breathe – Samuel Truth
This song still gets stuck in my head – in a good way – from time to time and I love the Japanese animation from 1929. Samuel Truth’s music just keeps getting better and better. If you haven’t already, be sure to check him and his music out of SoundCloud.
3. Pumpcast News – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Still funny, and this guy and his lady are great entertainers.
4. The History of Typography
Fascinating, informative, and well-done stop-motion.
Last, but not least, I had to post this one again for the perspective and beautiful insights it has to offer.
Thanks again for watching/listening and here’s to 100 more episodes on the Buffering Podcast!
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! Well, maybe not trains. This week, I decided to go with a transportation theme for the video picks! Some of them are basically just commercials, but they’re the kind of commercials that make you go, “Whoa,” so I figure it’s not just shameless advertising. Let’s jump right in:
1. Honda Hands
Garrison Keillor provides a little voice talent at the beginning of this gem. So fun to watch how the little toy transforms and evolves!
2. Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6
This thing is just ridiculous. It looks ridiculous, what it can do is ridiculous. It is so ridiculous, it’s kind of awesome.
3. Jaguar Project 7
For a long time, I thought Jaguar had lost its way and they couldn’t be expected to make an exciting, stunning car. They proved me wrong with this single video. Not only is this car absolutely gorgeous, but the sound it makes is so very brutish and mighty. This is already one of my new favorite cars.
4. Bubba’s Hover
Here, we see a fantastic new take on something that’s already loads of fun: the golf cart. That, and we find out how Bubba really got into golf.
5. The PAL-V
As we gradually make our way a little further off the ground and into the air, we observe the PAL-V. This video is a little over a year old, but the technology and the concept are just wicked cool. As much as I would like to take one of these babies to work, I know that dream is still a little ways off.
6. Jetman vs. Jetteam
Yes, this is a video of a man with wings and jet engines strapped to his back flying next to real fighter jets. A real Iron Man suit can’t be that far behind.
7. Airventure 2010
This footage is from a few years back, but the footage and how it’s cut together is better than the other stuff I could find. Airventure 2013 is going on right now! Man, I would love to go.
I hope you enjoyed this extra-long set of videos with a transportation theme! Keep motoring, straighten up and fly right and all that. Cheers!
Since it looks like this week’s episode was lost due to a power outage, we need a very special volume 11 of video picks to make up for it. Lucky for us, I have a very special premiere, released just yesterday, to get us started!
1. McMETA – Written and Directed by Zach Hammill
Sooo, Funny or Die is giving me some trouble embedding video into the article, so just click the link above. Zach is my Bro-in-law, and this is his latest excellent work. Enjoy!
2. The Masquerade – CONvergence 2013
So, this isn’t the video of the actual show that I was hoping would be available by now, but this does give you an idea of what Masquerade is all about, aaaaaaand you mmmmmight recognize a few folks in this video. ;)
3. Jordi Bertran Company
Here’s another selection from Dan. The motion of the little guy is even more impressive watching this one a second time.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more!
Zounds! It’s time for me to post another set of videos I’m certain you’ll enjoy. For this round, we’ll start with some A Capella, relive some 90’s greatness, see some game show ridiculousness, and again, relive some 90’s greatness.
1. Sonic 2: Chemical Plant Zone A Capella – Smooth McGroove
There are plenty of videos out there of guys singing all the parts to a song in this split-screen arrangement, but Smooth McGroove is a cut above the rest. The vocals are so crisp and the sound is great. He has a ton of songs from video games on his page (Zelda!) as well as a few covers of some popular Indy rock songs. Go check it out!
2. Will & Jaden Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribiero Rap! – The Graham Norton Show
Nostalgia much? This is why Will Smith was one of my heroes growing up. Awesome.
3. 1 Hour of the Funniest Game Show Answers Ever
I was very amused.
4. Wild & Crazy Kids – Episode 42
Remember this show? We were talking about it on the podcast this week. Classic Nickelodeon!
Thanks for watchin’! See you next week!
Good morning, listeners!
We’re glad that everyone survived everyone survived that whole Mayan end ‘o the world bit, and have transgressed into 2013 with us!
We’ve been pretty busy in the new year, having already taped TWO EPISODES in the first week, PLUS, we’ve released the tracks to the Buffering Christmas Party Karaoke Caroling! Make sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates as to when new and bonus content is released!
Also, we’re looking to start a contest on our Facebook page, but we need to hammer out the details (and rules) before we can get rolling there. Stay tuned!
On to Episode 66! Adam and I had a great time on New Year’s Day with Kia & Zach Hammill (Adam’s sister & brother-in-law) in studio as we worked to recover from the previous night. Having survived the holiday season as a whole, we opted to take the Mic Check to remissness over holidays past, and some of our favorite memories. It’s a quick, but straight from the heart, Mic Check that you should check out.
(As an added bonus, we will be posting episodes on our site EARLY for you to check out before they head to iTunes, Stitcher, etc., so make sure to jump over to the Episode 66 page to take an early listen!)
Enjoy! And Happy New Year!
So Adam, Bennett, Frank and I had a great time this week in the Wheels Brewing Co Studio, where Bennett and Frank turned out to be a great pairing, due to their common bond over “League of Legends”. With Bennett joining for the first time, and Frank having not been on in ages, it was great to get a fresh perspective on how other people devour streaming media compared to the diet Adam and I follow consisting primarily of Netflix.
Since this is a late posting, you get a BONUS Bonus Track right now! We had a fantastic riff after riff Mic Check this week, roaming from 90’s TV on Nickelodeon to “Machete” to Christmas trees, and on, and on, and on. Lots of great laughs in that Mic Check.
We also taped an instructional audio clip tied to “Movie Bluff” so we no longer need to explain it in EVERY episode (this means more time for GAMES!). We’ll make a lot of noise (a la postings) when it is available.
Until then, enjoy the Mic Checks for Episode 64.
First, sorry for the delay. With today’s weather-related traffic, and technical issues plaguing the studio this week, it took a few extra minutes to get everything up and running.
The good news? Now you get EVERYTHING from this week AT ONCE! All bonus tracks, and the episode have been posted simultaneously to give you hours of entertainment while you avoid the Minneapolis roads during the first legitimate snow of the year. (To all those in not-so-snowy areas, I wish I was there)
As I mentioned above, we had a few tech issues this week with John Egan joining via Skype. It was the run-of-the-mill “signal cut out a lot” stuff, so we’ve learned our lesson for the second time, and will put all of our energy toward FaceTime in the future, if we opt to phone guests in.
But that technical issue gave way to an additional bonus track this week, so go listen to that. And, of course, we have our Mic Check available on our site. We talk about beer. Preferred beers, to be specific.
AND, if you enjoy the “Buffering …” Podcast, go vote for us on Vita.MN’s “Best of 2012” list for Podcasts. You can check out the list, and vote, here. Vote! Vote! Vote! We don’t need first, but we’d love to hit top 10 in our second year! Voting ends on 12/9.
To start, we owe you a Bonus round of Movie Bluff from last week. It’s a REALLY, REALLY long game, but it’s a great one, so check it out! You can find it here.
Right. First, new content announcement! Comedian John Egan is developing some new content for us, based around a contest he won through HuHot Mongolian Grill. He’ll be on next week, so stay tuned! Until then, check out his Facebook page.
Next, we’re excited to announce that we have the next five episodes ALREADY BOOKED, and you are in for a hilarious and fun December. Stay tuned for that as well.
Finally, we had a great week with Peter Jurgensen and Matt Walstead joining myself and Adam in the studio this week. It’s another one of those ‘childhood friends invade the studio and hilarity ensues’-type moments.
Our Mic Check was brief this week, but fun, none the less. We recap Thanksgiving by creating a THANKSGIVING THEMED CARNIVAL! Including the obese gentleman who abuses the Midway. You know what? I’ll stop giving away stuff if you go listen right now. NOW! GO!
Adam and I had a FANTASTIC time this week taping Episode 60 with Katie Best & Maianne Preble, where we discussed A LOT and NOTHING at the same time. Great banter, super funny, and somewhat saucy.
We can blame all of that on this week’s Mic Check, as we started on that foot, and never left it. We talk about “Skyfall”, sexy James Bonds, Bond pornos, car pornos, and so much more.
We did break away from the raunch with a few other conversations, but a lot of our mid-episode call-backs dealt with the fun and funny conversations. You can hear this week’s Mic Check by clicking here.
Happy Thursday, folks! It’s time for this week’s Mic Check!
We had a fun time this week, especially since it was Election Day! Actually … we were all somewhat nervous, as many of the ballot initiatives and politicians we supported had reported “neck & neck” right up to election day. We knew it would be hard to stay away from it, so we do actually discuss the code we developed to convey results without bringing the election into it.
Otherwise, we’ve effectively (though not officially) done away with the Mic Check theme topic and/or question. We’ve worked our way to this nice even plane where we can just start riffing with our guests, and then we’re through the Mic Check without even thinking about it.
We bounce all over the place for this Mic Check, including, but not limited to, the following: “Avatar”, The Quadratic Equation, Star Wars, “Wreck it Ralph”, our Polling Places, Cheat Codes, and Family TV watching experiences (but not necessarily in that order).