Comedian D.J. Demers Performs Stand-Up on ‘Conan’ to Talk About Life With Hearing Aids

Comedian D.J. Demers made a recent appearance on Conan to perform stand-up comedy and talk about life with hearing aids.

D.J. wears hearing aids, but doesn’t want to pigeonholed as the “deaf comic.” Unless it brings in more money of course.

Accommodating Bunny Uses a Custom-Made Cart to Deliver Beer to His Human Upon Request

Wallace, an adorably accommodating bunny, delivers a beer to his human upon request using a special cart that his human had made just for him. According to Wallace’s human, this feat has been in the making for some time.

This event marks the release of an epic accomplishment. I have been collaborating for the past year with my girlfriend’s pet rabbit to create performance art and “happenings” that capture this rabbit’s capabilities and worldly passions. In a million years, neither Wallace nor I would have guessed that our creative endeavors would take this route but after such a long journey we arrive at this significant moment.

There’s also some shaky behind-the-scenes footage of Wallace training for his big moment.

via The Metro

Scientists Develop Squid-Inspired Synthetic Skin That Can Change Color and Texture on Command

Researchers at MIT have managed to create synthetic skin inspired by the adaptive properties of cephalopods like octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish that can change its color, fluorescence, and texture simultaneously via remote control. Early applications for the skin would likely be aimed at the military uses with potential consumer applications following.

While troops and vehicles often move from one environment to another, they are presently limited to fixed camouflage patterns that might be effective in one environment but stick out like a sore thumb in another.

An Honest Trailer for the Survival Horror Video Game ‘Resident Evil’

Voice actor Jon Bailey of Screen Junkies and Smosh recently teamed up to create an honest trailer (previously) for Resident Evil, the original survival horror video game developed and released by Capcom in 1996.

From the company whose idea of a next gen Mega Man is putting him in ‘Smash Bros’, comes the first game in the franchise that defined survival horror, then turned into a comedy – ‘Resident Evil’.

‘BusinessTown’, The Beloved Richard Scarry Characters Brilliantly Reimagined as Silicon Valley Stereotypes

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In “BusinessTown,” illustrator Lunch Breath has brilliantly reimagined the lovable anamorphic Richard Scarry characters of “Busytown” as the stereotypical technology employees and personalities that can most be often found in places like Silicon Valley.

An ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated. With apologies to Richard Scarry.

In 2014, cartoonist Ruben Bolling had also reimagined technology roles playing a large part in a modernized Busytown.
The Thought Leader
The Information Architect
The Brogrammers
The Ghost Blogger
The Patent Troll

images via Lunch Breath

via Lunch Breath

‘Wishin’ Boot’, An Absurdist ‘Saturday Night Live’ Country Song Parody About a Cowboy Boot That Grants Wishes

Wishin’ Boot” is an absurdist country song parody performed by Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Blake Shelton during Shelton’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. The song tells the story of a magical cowboy boot that appears in times of trouble to grant wishes to the beleaguered.

One-Man Band Firmin Performs the Pink Floyd Song ‘Hey You’ Using Only His Voice and iPad GarageBand Instruments

After conquering the solo from “Comfortably Numb,” one-man band Firmin has taken on the Pink Floyd track “Hey You” from the 1979 album The Wall, singing over several tracks recorded entirely using GarageBand instruments on an iPad.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

‘Avengers 2: Step Up’, An ‘Avengers’ Parody Where One Man Attempts to Turn Marvel’s Superheroes Into a Dance Team

Avengers 2: Step Up” is a great parody by PistolShrimps (previously) of Marvel’s 2012 film The Avengers where a flexible young man attempts to turn the group of powerful superheroes into a graceful dance team.

One man is bringing together a team. A dance team! Avengers 2: Step Up. Avengers parody.

The Dancing Avengers

image via PistolShrimps

Mathematical Strategies to Help Improve the Chances of Winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors

Numberphile (previously) host Hannah Fry takes a look at a number of mathematical strategies aimed at increasing one’s probability of winning a round of rock-paper-scissors. While the game is intended to be determined by random chance, certain strategies can increase one’s odds when playing against a human opponent.

People who win tend to repeat their strategy. For example, if I beat you playing rock, there is a very high probability that I will play rock again, a second time. If it worked once, it’s going to work again, right?

How Scientists Are Attempting to Strengthen Human Skin and Remove the Need for Bulky Body Armor

In the latest episode of Science Friction, host Rusty Ward looks at ongoing attempts to combine material with human skin to remove the need for cumbersome body armor, beginning with the work of Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi, who is working with scientists to weave spider silk into skin.