Elon Musk – April 2017 TED Talk

Elon’s at it again with this latest TED talk. Certainly worth the 40 minutes if you plan on being alive for the next 5+ years.

 

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

My head was massive as a child

Here are two videos that Tom has posted on his Youtube. They’re vintage footage of the Stortz family in the 90s. In both, I’m 1-2 years old, and my head is MASSIVE. Weirdly enough, this makes me excited to have a family.

Note that I don’t cry once in either video.

Enjoy.

Laura won’t like this one. 

I make an extended appearance at the end.

From Guts to Glory – Epic Races Part 2

A little motivation for my upcoming training.


Steve Cram vs. Said Aouita 1500m World Record

A world record AND a great race. These were the first men under 3:30 in the 1500m. Cram had to go early and Aoutia gained every step in that final 100m. I won’t spoil the ending. I love the announcer saying “He’s gone desperately early!


Kirui Front Runs Against the GOAT

Ngugi in 1988 is Front Running 101. Ismael Kirui tries his best to imitate. An unknown 18 year old while Haile Geb was just breaking out as an all-star and Skah was a stud. Skip to 5:30 to see the break. I wish someone would for once try something similar against Farah.


Liquori / Ryun Mile @ Penn Relays

Penn Relays in all its glory. David vs. Goliath. Marty Liquori was a stud from Villanova but Jim Ryun was the WR holder at 3:51. Liquori goes with 700m left and it’s a battle the rest of the way.


Haile Geb’s 5k World Record

“He has won two expensive Mercedes motor cars because of his gold medal performances in the world championships. He can’t drive! They’re both sitting in the garage, back home. But my word can he run.”


RIP Yifter the Shifter

He passed recently but performances like this will live on forever. Watch him just obliterate Craig Virgin to finish a 10k, vintage Yifter the Shifter.

Does anyone NOT like Roger Federer?

Roger Federer, at age 35 and after 6 months off from tennis, just made the semi-finals in the Australian Open.

He hasn’t won a major in over 4 years. He’ll probably lose to Stan next round (@ 3:30 AM on Thursday…). But does anyone root against him?

If you somehow don’t like Federer, or are don’t really know him. I’ll leave you with this.

Federer & Nadal filming a commercial. How can you not like them.

This one is also a loler.

Friskies Ads – Dear Kitten

Brookes showed me this ad series and I think it’s a masterpiece.

Here’s the first:

The rest of the series is here.

Why are these so good?

  • The narrator is spot on.
  • The cats are adorable.
  • The camera work is high quality.
  • I feel like I actually know these cats.

If I get one, which I will eventually, I will get him/her Friskies.