The Power of Copper

Nothing beats a solid lampooning of a ridiculous product that purports to essentially work by magic (e.g. healing you with magnets, extracting toxins through your skin with body wraps, etc).  That’s where the sorely underrated Auralnauts come in:

The joints in your hands are achy and useless.
Using your legs produces an unreasonable amount of heat.
Your spine has been targeted for destruction by an unknown assailant.
There is only one solution to all of your problems.
Introducing: COPPER!

And, we cannot forget these other great products: Zoomies (“Welcome to the future, Mr. Cool Dude.”) and BEAMZ by FLO (“BEAMZ is an instrument so advanced, it’s made out of lasers.”).

The Auralnauts just don’t put out enough content.  Maybe if more people bought some of their music?…

If you’re curious, here are the original commercials for the aforementioned ridiculous products for comparison:



Special Effects & Hoax Debunking

Captain Disillusion on YouTube deserves more subscribers.  He does a great job of explaining special effects and debunking hoaxes in a very entertaining way.  It’s a crime that he has only 100k subscribers.

“In a world where the content of digital images and videos can no longer be taken at face value, an unlikely hero fights for the acceptance of truth.

Captain Disillusion guides children of all ages through the maze of visual fakery to the open spaces of reality and peace of mind.”

And I just discovered he has his own website, too.


Bill O’Reilly: The Man, The Legend, The Piece of Shit

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the “tide goes in, tide goes out; you can’t explain that” bit Bill O’Reilly shat out of his mouth while talking to American Atheists president David Silverman in 2011.  If not, here’s the clip (skip ahead to 1:54 for the bit):

And here’s an interesting bit from a different interview with Silverman about that particular exchange (skip to 4:15):

I’ve heard from other sources that Bill O’Reilly is actually very intelligent, quite contrary to his on-air persona.  But is this really a good thing?  One might be tempted to think a little better of O’Reilly when they learn that what he does on TV is mostly (all?) an act.  But is it really better?  Is it better to have an intelligent, educated person poisoning the minds of Americans and damaging their country for personal fame and profit than it is to have an idiot poisoning the minds of Americans and damaging their country because he is an idiot?

I think that’s worse.



WTF is wrong with you, Bill O’Reilly?