Daily Archive for August 13th, 2007

Thai food + the Prof

Professor Eric and his beau called up while driving back from Vegas asking if Yoshi and I were free for dinner. Even though we’d made a date to go see a movie, we knew that Eric was going to be traveling for a few weeks, so we decided to go out to dinner with the boys instead.

Anyway, we had a lot of yummy Thai food at Palms Thai and since Thai Elvis was off for the night, we could actually have dinner conversation.

The topic turned to crazy things we’ve seen on YouTube, so then Eric came back to our place so we could show each other the videos we’d been talking about.

(WATCH IN ORDER BELOW; you’ll need about 35-40 minutes to watch all of them in their entirety)

Of course, there’s the oft-watched Filipino Prisoner “Thriller”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMnk7lh9M3o

Then there’s the Algorithm March (with NINJA!) by Pythagoras Switch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDSGmx8c2AM

Now that you know what the Algorithm March is, let’s go back to the prisoners in Cebu who will do the WORLD RECORD Algorithm March with almost 1000 inmates:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjMd2Vabcv8

What is this Pythagoras Switch thing anyway? It’s a Japanese educational television program. Rube Goldberg devices appear during the beginning, ending, and between each segment and are called Pythagorean Device (ピタゴラ装置, Pitagora Sōchi) in the program. Here is a good compilation of such devices:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxs6qGVVyng

Of course, Eric had mentioned a Daft Punk concert he attended, so we had to share the Daft Hands – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2cYWfq–Nw

Eric topped that by showing a crazy video called the Battle at Kruger, the wonder of nature at its very best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM

I topped that with a video about an inappropriate office gesture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI4uVqDiA0U (Ewwwwwwww! Boys are gross!)

We ended the night with a Japanese Nike Commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ry41RIkqHA

So anyway, if you’ve watched all that, thanks. And watch out for the people in colored jumpsuits running after you.




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