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Palate Cleanser – It’s Friday, so let’s BLOW IT UP (literally)!

by Skip August 3, 2018

Once again, the Slo Mo guys – at 200,000 frames per second.  The safe with the shaped charge is cool! (H/T: LIKECOOL)

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Palate Cleanser: Bad guy gets the snot beat out of him attempting to rob the wrong place.

by Skip July 16, 2018

Sometimes it doesn’t take a “good guy with a gun” to stop a bad one.  This time, it was one, then two, then three, then four, then five (and I think a sixth) big and willing employees saying “not on OUR watch, dufus”. WARNING GRAPHIC: Intense video shows a would-be robber getting beaten up by […]

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Palate Cleanser: Ping-Ponging the way through life

by Skip July 4, 2018

These guys, Dude Perfect, with their trick shots and crazy antics, always put a smile on my face. The Grandson had me play this 9 times in a row (H/T: LikeCool)  

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Palate Cleanser: behind the Fireworks display

by Skip July 4, 2018

(H/T: LikeCool)

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Palate Cleanser: We’ve blogged about robot cars, hamburger and salad robots; behold – our robotic bartender overlord!

by Skip June 24, 2018

Add “bartender” to the list of professions in danger of succumbing to our robotic overlords. The Nino Robotic Bartender is the latest version of Makr Shakr’s proven Bionic Bar. Thanks to a cache of up to 170 different bottles it can create nearly any libation imaginable, using a pair of robotic arms — one to […]

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Palate Cleanser: Popcorn Goes METAL!

by Mike June 2, 2018

Charlie Parra del Riego delivers a knockout version of “popcorn,” and I love that knowing leer at the beginning, when he’s knows what’s about to hit you, and then he launches into it – enjoy (Disfrute!) Found by a Grok supporter who works for the very P.C. PC company, and prefers to be an “anonymous […]

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Palate Cleanser: Late Shadows of Winter

by Mike March 18, 2018

Late afternoon sunshine, crisp snow, sharp shadows, 28F falling to 12F – beautiful to be inside, looking out, and time to burn some logs 🙂 Let us hope that March, which roared in like a lion, does indeed go out meekly, like a lamb.

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Palate Cleanser: Netflix Reboots Lost in Space

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2018

The Netflix reboot of Lost in Space premiers April 13th. This is the first trailer for the show and, It’s darker, grittier, and more grounded. Still, the showrunner insists it’s still family fare. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Zack Estrin called it “a true family adventure in the vein of the original Jurassic Park” and […]

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Palate Cleanser: more trick shots from the Dude Perfect gang

by Skip January 24, 2018

They make it look SO easy! (H/T: LIKECOOL)

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Palate Cleanser: Jettiness in a “3D Segway” device

by Skip January 22, 2018

Alas, TMEW would never let my get one of these (and probably not much more of a chance to try it).  Since we don’t have flying cars yet, let’s at least get the flying pogo sticks, eh? The new Ezfly system is a dangerously disruptive idea, because it looks for all the world like it […]

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Palate Cleanser – I could use one of these!

by Skip January 20, 2018

A Grandpa chair! The two soon-to-be-official Granddaughters and the Grandson and me – they love to listen and I love to read to them.  During the day, the Grandson will often bring us book after book after book to read to him and often will ask for the same book to be read over and […]

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Palate Cleanser: Guinness World Records of 2017

by Skip January 2, 2018

This is a bit long at a little over 15 minutes – but who’da thunk of all these types of records: bizarre! Yes, an easy day for me today – just taking it easy and wiping up the Grandson’s upchucking (yeah, I forgot about having to have to do this 30 odd years ago for […]

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Palate Cleanser – .50 Cal in real Slo Mo

by Skip January 1, 2018

Candle, dragonfly, water, leaves; this has got power and the slow motion shows a bit of it. Yes, it’s a Barrett. (H/T: LIKECOOL)

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Palate Cleanser: Dude Perfect – best trick shots of 2017

by Skip January 1, 2018

Brash, loud, in your face, celebrations on everything – but they do have trick shot skilz! (H/T: LIKECOOL)

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Palate Cleanser – pure baby joy

by Skip December 19, 2017

“Borrowed” straight from Instapundit: I LOVE THIS PICTURE SO MUCH: A sailor meets his child for the first time following the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf’s (CG 72) return to homeport. Dunno if I would be considered a baby but when TMEW and I met both of our boys coming home from long deployments (Afghanistan, Iraq) at […]

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Palate Cleanser – this is magnificent!

by Skip September 17, 2017

I love watching these Rube Goldberg machine setups in action.  However, there is SO much going on, you have to hit the gear (lower right corner of the video) and slow the video down.  Even at 75% speed, there’s an awful lot going on. (H/T: Sploid)

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Palate Cleanser – FIRE PUNCHES!

by Skip July 31, 2017

Now this is cool – Martial Arts, Arduino, and butane.  Can life get much better? Heh! (H/T: Sploid)

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Palate Cleanser: THAT is some scary driving!

by Skip July 21, 2017

“When a huge set wave nearly trapped the safety boat in the impact zone at Jeffreys Bay, they skillfully skirted disaster by ripping their way across the big green wall. #WSL #jbay” This boat just “drifted” across that wave face! (H/T: LIKECOOL)  

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Palate Cleanser – it’s the end of the week

by Skip July 14, 2017

Enjoy! “By mixing nothing more than paints, oil, and soap, the artists [Thomas Blanchard and Oilhack]manage to create colorful miniature universes full of strange, tiny alien worlds.“ (H/T: Sploid)

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Palate Cleanser – just had to put this up

by Skip July 2, 2017

(H/T: Linkiest)

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Palate Cleanser – takes “shoot and move” to another level

by Skip June 19, 2017

But do I need a tricked out “race” gun to play? (H/T: Bearing Arms)

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Palate Cleanser – everyday trick shots

by Skip May 26, 2017

There is no doubt, they are slick: (H/T: Dude Perfect via Like Cool)

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Palate Cleanser – Baseball player or gymnast?

by Skip April 27, 2017

(H/T: Linkest)

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Palate Cleanser: Ski-jumping tires. Why not?

by Skip April 22, 2017

Caution – no tires were hurt in the filming of this exercise.  Nor has any attempt been made to translate it from its native Japanese.  Who cares – what commentary is needed about tires going down a hill? I did gaffaw at the last tire as it left the ramp…. (H/T: RedState)

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Palate Cleanser – Trick Shot Drones!

by Skip April 13, 2017

Actually, I wanted to call this “Dude Perfect Drone Style” as that who this group of guys remind me of.  It is kinda cool to watch – bowling drones and more! (H/T: Like Cool)

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Palate Cleanser – and who can deny that this is life?

by Skip April 3, 2017

“You might have paid more attention to cell division in biology class had you seen this timelapse video from filmmaker Francis Chee (below). It shows the cell division of an egg from Rana temporaria (the common frog) in such astonishing detail that it looks like a digital effect. Starting with just four cells, it divides […]

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Palate Cleanser – how fast can a Bumper Car go? SCARY fast!

by Skip April 1, 2017

“It’s finished and it’s FAST….so fast its the worlds fastest as approved by Guinness World Records This 600cc monster is the work of hours of shed time working out how to squeeze a sports bike and so wheels into a dodgem shell without making a death trap, but surprisingly in a straight line it’s actually […]

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Palate Cleanser: who doesn’t like a big BANG to end the week?

by Skip March 31, 2017

“What happens when a 200-ton boulder slides onto the road, completely blocking traffic? Well, absent Paul Bunyan, you have to blow that up, just to show Nature who’s boss. Which is precisely what the Oregon Department of Transportation did yesterday near the small town of Glide. The Oregonian posted video footage of the explosion on […]

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Palate Cleanser – what would YOU do for fun with 20,000 joules?

by Skip March 13, 2017

(H/T: Sploid)

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Jettiness – snow, skier….and Jetpack!

by Skip March 1, 2017

I used to put up a lot more of these kinds of video – jets attached to things other than on planes.  This one took me be surprise when I saw it but here it is! “…Flisar frantically straps into his handy jetpack and relies on its 88 lb (40 kg) of thrust to send […]

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