Jpop: All For One, One For All

A few months ago, I became a fan of Jpop partly because of the song catchiness but also (ok, largely, yeah yeah) because so many of the gals were just so darn cute =P Here’s my all-time favorite music video so far, which is a huge room full of a bunch of Hello!Project and Morning Musume jpop groups all singing one song. Interspersed are brief closeups of each gal with their name, as a good introduction to each artist. This Google Video version has the lyrics in English and all of the artists translated including the groups they’re in. If you’re looking for a higher quality version, check out this 151mb Stage6 DiVX post (direct download/save as).

Massive Compilation of Cartoon Intros

Among 1980’s cartoon theme segments found in Volume 1, you’ll find: He-Man, She-Ra, Inspector Gadget, Ghostbusters (with the ape), The Real Ghostbusters (with the movie tune), BraveStarr (reminds me of “Planet Texas” by Kenny Rogers), Heathcliff and Marmaduke, Heathcliff (argh get that song out of my head), Gilligan’s Planet (sounds like a few original voices), Voltron, Mighty Orbots, Danger Mouse, Duck Tales (the trumpets playing when the alien laughs is a nice touch), Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, The Littles, Pac-Man, Captain N The Gamemaster (NES-based), Super Mario Brothers Super Show (live-action hosts), Super Mario Brothers Super Show (all animated, same rap song), The Legend of Zelda, Thundarr The Barbarian, GI Joe (gives me goosebumps!), Transformers (starts with blue grid), Transformers (starts in space), Challenge of the Gobots, Beetlejuice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (starts with moonscape), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (starts with sewer), The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (not the famous theme), Dungeons & Dragons (party gets their powers), Dungeons & Dragons (party well established, with Voltron narrator), and Blackstar. In Volume 2 are a bunch of repeats except for Battle of the Planets, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant *Hero* Turtles (Mikey is missing his nunchakus, shown in the UK, “Splinter taught them to be fighting teens”) and The Trap Door. In Volume 3 comes Ulysses 31, Pole Position, Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Roobarb & Custard, Count Duckula, Action Force (“International Heroes”, Foreign version of GI Joe, similar lyrics), Denver The Last Dinosaur, and Silverhawks. In Volume 4 we find Jem, The Mysterious Cities of Gold (an all-time fav!), Spiderman and His Amazing Friends, Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, My Little Pony, The Racoons, and Dogtanian. In the fifth volume of 80s intros, we see C.O.P.S. (yes, an animated series), Wuzzles, Ovide Video, Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, Dennis The Menace, Teddy Ruxpin, The Simpsons (started in 1989, has some atypical footage). Part 6 continues with Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos, Mr.T, Around The World With Willy Fog, Dino-Riders, Galaxy High, The Snorks, Spiral Zone, Transformers (starts with a giant head from a green grid), and The Get Along Gang.

As if that wasn’t enough nostalgia, there’s also cartoon intros from the 1990’s. In Volume 1 comes Batman The Animated Series, Animaniacs, Beavis and Butthead, Fantastic Four, Swat Cats, The Adventures of He-Man (unusual version), Bucky O’Hare, Spider-Man (with 3D city), Pokemon, Superman (drawn like Batman), Dexter’s Laboratory, and Duckman. Volume 2 brings Gargoyles, Samuri Pizza Cats (their spelling), King of the Hill, Rocko’s Modern Life, South Park, Dr. Zitbag’s Pet Shop, Sonic The Hedgehog, Aahh! Real Monsters, The Tick, Angry Beavers, Spongebob Squarepants, and Family Guy. Volume 3 presents us with Sharky & George, Back To The Future, Goof Troop, James Bond Jr, Zorro, Talespin (a favorite), Highlander, Pinky & The Brain, Prince Valiant, Dragonball Z (quite possibly my topmost favoritest cartoon ever).

Lastly comes a 2000’s decade cartoon intro set, featuring Sonic X, X-Men Evolution, Transformers Cybertron, TMNT, Spider-Man, Justice League, Fantastic Four, Beyblade, Duck Dodgers, My Dad The Rock Star, and Camp Lazlo.

Whew!

Foreign TV show: oddly dancing Korean girls

Some asian television program features this pair of Korean girls who have choreographed a very peculiar homemade video. Must… look… away…

Sports Compilation – Birds in Play

Here’s a news clip of a bunch of collected shots in which birds interfered with gameplay, occasionally to their untimely demise. *squawk*

Price is Right on the Money

A marriage proposal on the Price is Right just after spinning the big wheel lands at just the right spot.

Amazing Mimic: Lyrebird

An old video as far as the blogging scene, but certainly one for the record books — David Attenborough (brother of actor Richard, has remarkably similar voice) narrates a clip about the amazing Lyrebird who can mimic absurdly precise sounds.. a car alarm, a camera shutter (with and without automatic film cycle), and perhaps more amazing — a logger’s gas chainsaw being pull-started and the felling of trees.

Highway Geyser

I’ve recently come up with the idea to intersperse interesting Google/YouTube/Revver/etc video links with theological responses to a striking number of Atheism videos I’ve seen on these services. Many of them come from GodIsImaginary.com, which uses seemingly realistic logic (in an advertising copy writer’s sense of limited logic) but essentially fails to examine what the bible is saying from the perspective of someone genuinely interested in what it has to say — but instead takes it strictly for face value and makes wildly bizarre assumptions without bothering to see whether the bible even answers those questions. More on that to come.

To start off the video postings, I found this Google video of a highway overpass mounted camera that captures a huge geyser erupting on the median between opposite lanes, from water due to surges of storm water. It appears the geyser blows out twice, once while cars are passing (and blowing off a large seal of some kind) into which one vehicle crashes. The second eruption appears whilst the driver of said crash attempts to move the barrier.