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Driving in cars with dogs — A cinematic dedication

Driving in cars with dogs — A cinematic dedication

Dogs in Cars from keith on Vimeo.

As a person deathly allergic to cats, I’ve had it with all you cat lovers clogging my Internet sinuses with all your cat videos and image macro memes! The distinction between cats and dogs was best elucidated by Christopher Hitchens who passed away over the weekend. He wrote, “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god.” It’s about time someone let the dogs out (how terrible was that song by the way?) and New York filmmaker Keith Hopkin created just the thing to kick off the dog days of the Web with his latest short film.

Super slow motion slap

Super slow motion slap

If you’re having a bad day, I highly recommend you watch this Japanese video of someone (willingly) getting slapped in super slow motion. It’s strangely gratifying. If anyone is interested in recreating this, I’m more than willing to be the cameraman. (Editor’s note: as is often the case with anything in modern pop culture, the…

Watch this: lightning strike at 9,000 frames per second

Watch this: lightning strike at 9,000 frames per second

Check out this astounding YouTube video of a lightning storm in Rapid City, South Dakota on June 16, 2010 which was recorded at 9,000 frames per second. This was shot by Tom Warner who records and uploads similar videos. Semi-relatedly: Earlier this month, a 13-year-old boy was struck by lightning at 1:13 pm (or 13:13)…

Women who hit very hard

Women who hit very hard

With the tennis 2010 US Open underway, the New York Times has a gorgeously shot video series, “The Beauty of the Power Game,” directed by Dewey Nicks and featuring top female players smacking the bejesus out of the ball in extreme slow-motion.

Cupcake cannon

Cupcake cannon

If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like to see an ecstatic group of people getting smacked in slow motion (700 fps to be exact) with cupcakes of all colors, sprinkles, and flavors shot out of a steam-punk pneumatic cannon, then watch this fun video from Johnny Cupcakes. Who knew getting hit in the…