Such whimsy! Video of the “Captain Laserbeam” segment of our April Fool’s Funaround is up; just click this sentence!
Starring Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, Michael McMillian, Lauren Lapkus, Marc Evan Jackson, Ben Schwartz, Felicia Day, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Craig Cackowski, Busy Philipps, and more!
Tickets are still on sale for our Improv show and other shows in NY in October. Get ‘em here.
MIKAL CRONIN - “Say”
A video I wrote/directed for FUNNY OR DIE.
It features Kurt Braunohler, Nick Thune, Nelson Franklin, Allan McLeod and Ryan Perez.
ALL HAIL THE CHEVY
Quadrilateral Cowboy gameplay video
“Quadrilateral Cowboy is a game we’ve been watching with great interest ever since Thirty Flights Of Loving creator Brendon Chung first debuted it last year. It’s about hacking, but not via irritating minigames or jargon-your-problems-away Hollywood magic. Instead, you learn basic (albeit fictional) code and take down everything from laser grids to gun emplacements with a twitch of your fingers and a wriggle of your brain. It’s already an extremely clever game, and it’s quite empowering despite the fact that you play as someone who probably couldn’t even heft an assault rifle - let alone fire one. Basically, it’s a wonderfully novel idea - more Neuromancer than Deus Ex - but words only do it so much justice. Thus, I’ve decided to play it for your enrichment, in hopes that you will understand why Quadrilateral should be driving your radar haywire.”
Fish vs Fish in Street Fighter II - Computer vision translates the location of two fish in an aquarium into SF2 moves.
Applied game theory 101: Valve’s Steam Summer Sale involves a meta game with teams of Steam users competing for daily prizes. On Reddit the players join together to take turns winning daily. Valve gets wise and performs an existential attack, changing the rules to make it harder for players to want to coordinate.
Still, that all the players joined together to game the system gives me hope for humanity. Its a self organized solution to a tragedy of the commons problem. Only in this case the tragedy is by design and is updated to be more tragic.
Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.
It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.
Mario Maker - Design Mario levels on the Wii U. Time to break out my Mario level design documents from when I was 8.
Morgan Freeman’s unboxing videos. This episode: unboxing Gwyneth Paltrow’s head.
Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile
The Monty Hall problem made intuitive: instead of 3 doors, you have 100. You pick one door and then Monty opens 98 more doors and lets you switch to the remaining door. Well yeah now I’m going to switch.