Category: Videos

A miracle food: The incredible edible pizza cone

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When I was in high school, my go-to song for musical auditions was Miracle of Miracles from Fiddler on the Roof. It was perfect. In the movie, it is sung by a nerdy guy (me) with a limited vocal range (also me). I had always thought the song was about the miracle of finding someone... Read more »

No one pushups like Gaston: Three other Disney characters not to challenge to contests

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More than seven million people  as of Jan. 7 have watched Gaston school a young man in the art of pushups in the above video. The young man did not stand a chance against the Disney character known for his brawn and his, well, um, brawn. Gaston isn’t the only character you shouldn’t challenge in... Read more »

Blah, blah, blah, blah Galavant not the worst thing ever

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(Queue music please. Yes, that tune. Yes, the theme song for last night’s TV series debut that for some reason also had to accompany every commercial promoting the network. I’m sorry, OK? Please? Thank you.)  Way back on Sunday old, a TV series was sold About a hero known as Galavant! Square jokes and musical... Read more »
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It's National Lazy Day: Let's sleep in and watch cartoons

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I logged in to Facebook today and was happy to find out via mental_floss that today is National Lazy Day. Yes, it actually exists. So, to celebrate National Lazy Day, or – as I normally call it – Saturday, I slept it and watched cartoons. Of course, I caught up with Naruto Shippuden as new... Read more »

The YouTube Hall of Fame: Acetaminophen, cat science and Calvin and Hobbes movie

YouTube has thousands upon thousands of new videos every week, but how do you know which ones are worth watching? How do you know which ones will make you laugh and which ones will make you avert your eyes in horror? That’s where I come in. Here at Going for Gusto, I’ve created the YouTube... Read more »

The YouTube Hall of Fame: Anthony Adams, dead wisdom teeth and The Chickeneers

YouTube has thousands upon thousands of new videos every week, but how do you know which ones are worth watching? How do you know which ones will make you laugh and which ones will make you avert your eyes in horror? That’s where I come in. Here at Going for Gusto, I’ve created what I’m... Read more »
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A quick tutorial on the age-old Easter Peep War tradition

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I was watching the morning news on one of the local channels the other day when one of the anchors said the next segment would be on a new craze sweeping the country: Peep Jousting. Or as it is properly called – Peep Wars. I groaned. This poor soul knew nothing of the long and... Read more »

Dubstep Violin Original: The newest Winter Olympics sport is invented

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We all can agree that ice dancing is the worst Olympics sport ever invented – even worse than dressage, in which horses compete to see which one could be the best at a fancy dress party. Figure skating is fun to watch. They jump around. They spin really fast. Sometimes they fall. Ice dancing is... Read more »

Coca-Cola joins fight against obesity; Little Debbie to soon enter the battle, as well?

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Soda is my drink of choice – one I’ve tried unsuccessfully to quit for years now. But – according to a new ad campaign from Coca-Cola that you can view above – perhaps I’ve been looking at its products wrong all these years. The company offers 180 low and no-calorie choices! It’s a veritable fountain... Read more »
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How to find out the back story behind many video games in just about a minute

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I have and always will be a video game nerd. I don’t love video games, though, just for the button-mashing joy of them. I love video games – most of all – for the story they have to tell – even a game like Madden, in which the story is how I took my beleaguered... Read more »