carving pumpkins with guns

It’s that time of year when people carve up pumpkins to make jack o’lanterns for Halloween.  Traditionally this is done with a knife, but some people choose to think outside the box and have a little more fun with it.

One guy who calls himself Hickok45 uses various guns to “carve” his pumpkins.  In one video, he used a Glock .40 caliber:

In another video he used an Arsenal SGL 21 (7.62X39) to make a jack o’lantern.

He has many other shooting videos, like using an Uzi to blow up 50 two-liter sodas.  It was neat to see them exploding in slow-motion.  (This reminds me, it’s been way too long since I’ve shot stuff for fun.)  He shoots barrels full of water with historical guns, like the WWII German subgun, the MP40, then uses his 10mm pistol to finish it off.  So far, he has 702 videos, with over 93 million total video views.  That’s probably well over the amount where you start getting paid by YouTube for your videos.  That’s the kind of job I need!

Mr. T commercials for Snickers

Today I’m going to link to some videos of commercials.  Now before you give up on this post, know that these commercials feature Mr. T, and they’re awesome.  One of them is perhaps the best / greatest commercial ever.

First, Mr. T is in the back of a truck that jumps through a house, and he is shooting a chain gun that shoots Snickers candy bars at a guy who is speedwalking.  (This commercial was pulled from British TV, because someone got offended and complained about it.)

This next one is probably the best of all the Snickers commercials with Mr. T.   A soccer player pretends to get hurt, so Mr. T drives up in a tank, running over cars, and telling the soccer player to quit acting like a crazy fool.  I don’t think commercials get any cooler than this!

Here’s Mr. T in a helicopter, going off on a guy who thinks the water is too cold in his pool.

Here’s the video where he created his chain gun that shoots Snickers.   It reminds me of the A-Team TV series, where B.A. Baracus would take whatever scraps he could find and build some type of armored vehicle with weapons.  In a way, B.A. was like MacGyver, except much more awesome.

As far as I’m concerned, all companies should hire Mr. T to promote their products!  Commercials wouldn’t be so annoying if they were cool, like these are.

parody videos of old-school games

Today I’m going to link to a few gaming-related videos.  Even if you’re not currently into gaming, these reference mostly “old-school” games like Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong, so almost everyone can relate to these.

What would it be like if someone combined two of the best games ever?  I’m talking about Super Mario Bros. and Doom.  Somebody made a Doom mod and then added some effects to merge it with Mario.  Check out the video : click here.

Here’s a video of a commercial for the first Super Smash Bros. game on the Nintendo 64.  It features live-action people in costume beating the crap out of each other.  It was a great introduction to the first game in this series.

Here’s an example of somebody with a love for gaming and too much time.  🙂  Check out Lego Donkey Kong and Lego Super Mario Bros.

Vanilla Ice videos

It’s time for a retro video.  My choice for today is “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.  Yeah, he ripped off a lot of other musical artists.  Yeah, he wasn’t as cool as he thought he was.  And you’d probably be embarrassed if someone walked up behind you while you were watching it.  But nonetheless, you know you want to click it to listen.  Go ahead, it’s okay.  You don’t have to admit it…  🙂

(FYI, it’s rated PG for a couple of questionable words and for scenes of lameness.)

Video of Ice Ice Baby.

Notice a couple of the things he said during the song : “Cookin’ MCs like a pound of bacon.”  That’s really throwin’ the smack down, huh?  I know he’s just rambling most of the time, but it is part of the lyrics to the song.  At least he’s talking about bacon, which is cool.

And he also said, “My style’s like a chemical spill.”  WHAT?!?  What is that supposed to mean?  Is he saying his style is a mess?  And not only a mess, but something that cannot be cleaned up?  Crazy…

While on this topic, there’s also a video on YouTube of Jim Carrey doing a parody of this song, from the show In Living Color.  (This video is clean and funny.)