August 8, 2012 |
Aly Raisman had quite a night Tuesday, first claiming a bronze medal on the balance beam in dramatic fashion and then winning the U.S. team's first-ever gold medal in floor exercise. It was the kind of night that makes you want to stand up and cheer -- but, first, just make sure you're not sitting in front of the meanest man on the planet when doing so. Raisman's father, Rick, did not follow that simple rule of thumb when his daughter was in the midst of the floor performance of her life.
February 21, 2013 |
Meet Eddie the sea otter. If you're truly a sports fan, he's about to become your favorite creature, because Eddie can dunk a basketball on a hoop in his pool at the Oregon Zoo. That's right. Check out the video above. Eddie, who was a rescue from the coast of California, rises out of the water clutching a miniature basketball and dunks it through the hoop. As Dick Vitale might say, "Awesome, baby!" And if you don't think it's awesome, take the advice of Neil Everett of ESPN and "take some awesome lessons.
November 20, 2011 |
Did you shoot video of last summer's trip to Africa? A better question might be, did your trip mate shoot better video? WeVideo allows collaborative video editing in Cloud. Name: WeVideo, http://www.wevideo.com What it does: No need to bring your laptop on your next trip just for the video editing software. WeVideo supports the cutting and pasting of film in Cloud, so you can use your closest Internet cafe or hotel business center. What's hot: Several people can upload video from the same trip into one collaborative project.
February 12, 2013 |
Matt Damon is on strike, but not from acting. The Oscar-winning actor took the podium in a video released Tuesday to announce that he's boycotting toliet use until more people begin to take the global water crisis -- championed by his Water.org non-profit -- more seriously. But don't take the strike itself seriously. Damon's announcement comes in a humorous three-minute video released by the nonprofit group, the first in a series of videos shot at YouTube studios in Playa Vista that the organization hopes will go viral.
January 8, 2013 |
For centuries the giant squid has been the stuff of legend, but now, for the first time ever, scientists have collected footage of a giant squid, ( Architeuthis), in its natural habitat, thousands of feet below the ocean's surface. "All of us were so amazed at what it looked like," Edie Widder, a marine biologist who was part of the successful video making mission, told the Los Angeles Times. "It looked carved out of metal. And it would change from being silver to gold. It was just breathtaking.
December 21, 2012 |
Getting holiday packages swiped from outside your door is an unfortunate risk of online shopping. Unless you're Al Alverson, a Texas homeowner with a security camera. When he returned home one recent day to discover that the FedEx package he was expecting was missing, he turned to his footage and discovered the culprit. And it wasn't the milkman. “I said, 'Oh my God, it's the UPS guy,'” Alverson told KHOU 11 News . In a video that's now posted on YouTube and circulating around Reddit, the Grinch in a brown uniform drops off a parcel at Alverson's door and then soon returns to nab the FedEx package.
January 20, 2013 |
TEHRAN - A pair of thieves caught in the act on a video posted to YouTube were executed at dawn on a residential street Sunday by a method dating back beyond medieval times: hanging. The handcuffed men, convicted of the crime of moharebeh (waging war against God), were strung from twin cranes placed side by side in the upscale district. They were then hoisted aloft in front of a crowd of nearly 100 onlookers, with the crane operators, in effect, serving as executioners. Their sentence was widely viewed as a get-tough message from Iranian authorities alarmed about reports of escalating street thuggery amid an economic downturn driven by escalating international sanctions.
April 2, 2012 |
Oprah Winfrey's cable network is in trouble, entertainment business reporter Joe Flint says in this video. Created 15 months ago in partnership with cable television giant Discovery Communications, the Oprah Winfrey Network was expected to get off to a good start by tapping the 6 million fans who were watching Winfrey's talk show in syndication. Instead, OWN is averaging just 259,000 viewers in prime time, according to Nielsen. Winfrey said on "CBS This Morning" that the channel has been much harder to get off the ground than she expected, reporter Meg James writes today on our sister blog, Company Town.
March 25, 2013 |
The Internal Revenue Service has apologized for spending about $60,000 on a training video that parodied the television show, “Star Trek.” In a six-minute video that is attracting wide attention on the Internet, IRS workers portrayed characters from the popular television series and vowed “to boldly go where no governmental employee has gone before.” Congress was not amused, calling the video a waste of taxpayer money. The IRS has acknowledged it was a mistake for employees to make the video.
December 25, 2012 |
Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's a little skateboarding present courtesy of Thrasher magazine. Among the treats on the 2012 compilation video: --Trevor Colden with a lengthy front wheelie. --Dakota Servold grinding down a rail on a couple of flights of concrete stairs. --Paul Rodriguez sporting some stylish black-and-gold Nike shoes. --Silas Baxter Neal going old school with some blue suede Adidas Campus shoes (OK, I dig shoes). --More kick flips than you can possibly count.