Professor Elemental’s New Video: “I’m British!”

by Joey deVilla on December 1, 2012

I’d like to dedicate this newly-released video — I’m British, by super-genteel hip-hopper Professor Elemental — to my stiff-upper-lipped friends such as Ewan Sinclair, David Underwood, Alice Taylor, Vinney, as well as honourary Brit Hilary Robinson.

It’s perfect for today here in Accordion City: looking out my window at the grey sky, my first thought was “It’s perfectly Grange Hill out there.”


The Dark Knight: Unemployed

by Joey deVilla on February 12, 2012

The purpose of a superhero, it’s been said, to become obsolete. So what happens when Batman has brought all of Gotham’s criminals to justice? Hilarity ensues, of course.

Note that there’s one swear word in the video just in case you’re not into that sort of thing.


Firecrackers and Chinese Manholes: An Explosive Combo

by Joey deVilla on February 6, 2012

I’ve been running into these videos where someone in China lights a firework, drops it down a manhole and gets literally explosive results. The ensuing blast is powerful enough to launch the manhole cover!

Is this kind of methane buildup particular to sewers in China, or are there other places where the sewers are brimming with poop gas? Is it simply caused by the high population density in Chinese cities coupled with Chinese cabbage or is there some other cause?


Twitter’s So-Bad-It’s-Good Recruiting Video

by Joey deVilla on January 30, 2012

At Twitter, The Future is You! is a funny recruiting video. It reminds me of Microsoft’s internal training videos.

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

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Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem

by Joey deVilla on September 15, 2011

In honour of Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish new year — and the High Holidays, here’s Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem (done to the tune of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem).

Special thanks to Harley “H-Fizzle” Finkelstein for finding this!


“No Escape”: A Portal Movie

by Joey deVilla on August 23, 2011

No Escape is a short film set in the world of Portal, and it’s seven very well-done minutes.

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.


Meanwhile, in Finland…

by Joey deVilla on August 16, 2011

I have no idea what’s going on in the video, other than “It’s a woman wearing a skull mask and a guy in a black blazer and speedo dancing in a swamp somewhere in Finland,” and that the song in the background is Coconut Woman by Harry Belafonte.

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