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PES: Game Over in HD

In 2008, stop-motion master PES scored one of his biggest YouTube hits with Game Over, which recreated the death scenes of five video games: Centipede, Frogger, Asteroid, Space Invaders and Pac-Man. This 1080p version makes it easier to marvel at PES’ genius.

Subtech Pro Drybag 45L

Subtech Sports’ Pro Drybag is a backpack that’s airtight, waterproof up to 164ft, and shockproof thanks to its detachable and inflatable inner airbag.  Its zipper opens diagonally to allow easy access to the main compartment.

Safety in Hollywood

Anna Faris and Rhys Darby star in this screwball air safety video for Air New Zealand, done up in the style of various Hollywood cliches. It made us chuckle, but mostly it made us hungry for blue donuts, and wish Flight of the Conchords would return. Band meeting.

Battle Rattle Whiskey Chillers

Not only do their weapon-inspired stainless steel drink chillers look killer, Battle Rattle’s mission is quite honorable: supporting disabled veterans by not only employing them, but donating a portion of proceeds to veterans’ service organizations.

Deal: RingtoolBLACK

Reductivist’s handy circular gadget combines screwdrivers, hex bits, spoke wrenches, and a bottle opener in a TSA-compliant keychain tool. Made from stainless steel with black nickelplating. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop.

Car Soccer

(PG-13: Language) A King Zarkon cosplayer retaliates against his douchebag friends by kicking their soccer game up a notch. RackaRacka promotes Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender the only way they know how: madness and mayhem.

Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch

A micro tool roll perfect for storing survival tools or any similarly-sized items, such as USB drives. It’s made of 500D Cordura and has a MOLLE-compatible vertical lashing as well as a glow-in-the-dark logo. Available in four color...

Moped Kitty

We’re guessing it’s either Take Your Cat to Work Day in Thailand, or this cat got his claws stuck in this dude’s back before he left the house, and just went along for the ride. Either way, kitty actually seems to be enjoying the breeze.

The Allegory of the Cave

Visual Suspect took real world images of Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline, and transformed them into surreal, otherworldly locales by mirroring them, in this short film inspired by Plato’s eponymous story about how the real world is much more than what our senses tell us it is.

How Tennis Balls Are Made

Benedict Redgrove’s brief and wordless film sums up a Wilson factory’s tennis ball manufacturing process, from molding the rubber halves to packaging the finished balls. We hope the lady at the end intentionally turns balls the wrong side up from time to time.

No Small Parts: Pete Postlethwaite

(PG-13) No Small Parts’ latest full episode is about the late English actor Pete Postlethwaite. He’s not as famous as his peers, but he was extremely prolific both in front of the camera and on the stage, and prioritized roles that challenged or satisfied his artistic side.

Dakine Party Bucket

Transform a 5-gallon paint bucket into a portable party with Dakine’s clever add-on. It offers an insulated, main compartment for ice and drinks, a water-resistant top pocket for snacks, eight insulated bottle koozies, and a bottle opener in case you forgot yours.


A smartly designed modern bookshelf combines three useful features in one. Its zig-zag shape provides a place to store books, a spot to hold your place, and a reading lamp underneath, which automatically switches on and off when your book is removed or placed.

1927 Ford Model T Hot Rod

Jay Leno’s Garage showcases a beautiful, durable and (more or less) practical hot rod that started out as half of a rotting Model T. But the real gem here is its builder, Clayton Paddison, who has a couple of touching stories about his car. Test drive at 19:33.

Rains AW16 Rainwear

Rains gives us two more reasons for summer to be over with its 2016 Autumn/Winter collection. The Loose-fit Jacket has an oversized fit and a hood, while the Poncho has rounded hems, buttons on the sides and a cap hood. Both have air holes hidden at the back for ventilation.

The Bourne Quadrilogy Recap

Burger Fiction reintroduces Jason Bourne. People in suits are afraid of Bourne. But they also want to get rid of him, so they keep coming after him. They won’t tell him about Treadstone. Treadstone is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also Blackbriar. But mostly Treadstone.

Flea x Fender Signature Bass

RHCP’s bass man teamed up with Fender to reproduce his beloved ’61 Shell Pink Jazz Bass, a very special instrument he received from a fan. The guitar has a road-worn shell with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, vintage style Jazz Bass pickups and a neck plate with art by Flea.

Japanese vs. American Horror

The Film Theorists compare Japanese horror films’ use of sound effects and timing with their American counterparts. Also, American films love to telegraph scary parts through the music and the environment, whereas Japanese horror can ruin even freakin’ broad daylight.

Lie Detector

“All right, you’re the best!” BEEP “…you suck.” A prospective employee’s final interview is conducted with an extremely effective lie detector. But the aspiring new hire has an even more fantastic claim. Paul Emerson’s short film is a shining example of a verbal gag.

MiiR Camp Cup

MiiR keeps the tin camping cup’s looks but gives it a couple of welcome upgrades. The 12oz Camp Cup is made of medical grade stainless steel and has double-wall insulation to keep drinks hot or cold. It’s available in three colors.

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