Thursday, March 16, 2017

High Speed Trains and Deep Snow Make National News!

Although some trains are outfitted specifically for snow-removal performance in harsh and snowy environments, others in more civilized areas can achieve the same result simply by multiplying their mass by their speed... Every once in a while, this happens in VERY close proximity to humans!

In the footage below, Craig Oleszewski gets AMAZING footage of an Amtrak Train in Rhinecliff, NY as it barrels into deep snow at the station surprising commuters (to say the least):

For the record, this not 'how it's done' as a practice of snow removal on the rails... Many trains in areas where deep snows are expected actually have special service engines with massive plows and even huge turbine-like snow-blowers to make the rails safe for travel - Here is one train enthusiast's complication of major locomotive snow removal tools in action:

In the meantime, you'll assuredly see the Rhinecliff footage tonight on cable news and this writer bets there will be no shortage of lawsuits for those working stiffs on the platform!

"Bon Iver" (Good Winter)!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The True Story Behind the Angry Elephant

The elephant in the video was named "Kalidassan" and began to rampage while part of a 12 elephant group a parade route in India.

Kalidassan the Elephant

The elephant attack video was captured by a witness and distributed by Caters News:

“The elephants are decorated with beautiful caparisons and made to parade for as long as 10 kilometers [6 miles] on a single day of festival, carrying effigies of deities amid noise of orchestra and fireworks that sometimes agitate the highly-sensitive animals and result in such incidents.”

The elephant did survive, though the rampage lasted 4 hours and ended with multiple tranquilizers from "Animal Squad".

Here is the original video (1x speed):

This is the second time an elephant has rampaged in India in a month; all in all as many as 300 people a year are killed by elephants in Inida.

Advocates for elephant protection are urged to explore "Gods in Shackles" to learn more about the plight of elephants in captivity.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Man Blows Candles Out with Farts (Video)...

blowing out candles with a fart
Fart Bazooka, Farting World Record

In a strange world of world records this young fellow extinguishes candles through a home-made fart trumpet...

See for yourself:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Streaker on American Ninja!

American Ninja Streaker

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kanye West Fights to Keep the Confederate Flag Cool!

In the strangest of affinities, Kanye West has used his business acumen and foresight to make sure the market for confederate themed merchandise continues to thrive.

The savvy businessman knows that as soon as mega-corporations like Walmart determine that someting is no longer 'cool', the cool kids just want it that much more.

Predicting a massive resurgence in confederate flag fashions in super-cool 'southern sounding' places like 'Williamsburg', Kanye, earning extra points for being 'first' on the trend in 2013 has launched a line of confederate flag fashions and videos where is his goal was to "take white trash T-shirts and make it into a video."

One of Kanye's designs features the rebel flag with the words "I ain't coming down" in one of the most prescient of pre-responses to a top-trending story that took years to catch up with this innovator...

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Rachel Dolezal Interview (video)

How Rachel looked while younger:

How Rachel looks now as an NAACP Leader in Spokane:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015