Maybe you were swamped at the office this week and couldn't check your favorite Gawker Media sites. Or maybe you're about to go back to work and could use one last distraction. Whatever the case, we've got you covered. Here are some of the best videos we watched during the week that was.

This is the Spectacular StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Trailer

StarCraft II's Heart of the Swarm trailer is everything I would want from this latest step forward in Blizzard's real-time strategy game. View »

What the Hell Magnets? Why Are You So Amazing?

You don't need to be a physicist, a PhD student, a geek, or even a member of the Insane Clown Posse to appreciate the awesome capabilities of superconductors and magnets as demonstrated in this video by Tel-Aviv University. View »

What English Sounds Like to People Who Don't Speak It

If you've ever wanted to know what English sounds like when you don't speak it, here's a short film from Australian director Brian Fairbairn that might help you get an idea. View »

Were Christina Hendricks' breasts made smaller in this video game?

There's a lot to look forward to in Need For Speed: The Run. They've got Porsches, an interesting plot, and, oh, did we forget to mention a completely digital Christina Hendricks? View »

Here's Video Of The Fiery 15-Car Crash That Killed Dan Wheldon

Just a handful of laps into today's Las Vegas Indy 300, 15 of 34 cars that started the race were involved in a horrific crash that left driver Dan Wheldon dead. View »

Why Am I Still Single? Show Makes The Answer Pretty Clear

Last night Vh1 debuted its competitor to Millionaire Matchmaker and if the rest of the episodes are anything like what we saw last night, Patti Stanger has nothing to worry about. View »

Rachel Maddow Explains Birth Control to Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney's position on abortion/birth control is so contradictory, he literally can't explain it. So with beer and female anatomy diagrams, Rachel Maddow invited Romney to her "Man Cave" for a crash course in how babies are made. View »

Watch Harrison Ford Play Uncharted for Almost Seven Minutes

As previously posted, Harrison Ford is appearing in Uncharted 3's Japanese television commercials. This video shows Ford playing Uncharted 3 and talking about the game. View »

iPhone 4S Review

The iPhone 4S is the best phone you can buy right now. That's been true of every iPhone, really. Here's why. View »

The ten most awesome auto start-up sounds

The anticipation, the starter whine, the expectant idle, the awaited roar -– it's like foreplay for gearheads. Here are the displays of power Jalopnik readers consider to be the ten most awesome car start-up sounds. View »

Conan O'Brien Airs First Video of Obama Without His Teleprompter

The news that a truck carrying the presidential podium had been stolen was ready-made material for late-night TV hosts like, say, Conan O'Brien, who aired this video tonight to demonstrate what happens when President Obama is forced to go it alone. View »

Kickass Hot Wheels Track Goes Upstairs, Downstairs, Around The Freaking Block

It took a lot of time and effort to build this 2000-foot long Hot Wheels track with only a three-minute video payoff. We say it was absolutely worth it. View »

Kiddie Pageant Star Says She's Happier When Her Face Isn't Spackled

Anderson Cooper invited pageant kids, their moms, and a disgruntled ex-pageant girl onto his daytime show for an intelligent discussion about the child pageant circuit. View »

Bleep a Few Words and Suddenly Zelda is Very NSFW

While getting a genuine laugh out of the Zelda cartoon series is tough, it's not impossible. Provided you cut a few words out which turn innocent encounters into tawdry tales. View »

Fox News Responds to Adam Levine in Typically Mature Fashion

Yesterday Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine sent out a Tweet saying "Dear Fox News, don't play our music on your evil fucking channel ever again. Thank you." Strong words! And now, finally, Fox News has responded. View »

How to park your car like a boss

We're not 100% sure this guy is not just spinning out his little Fiat wagon trying to cross a busy street, but there a part of us that just knows this is the best parking job we've ever seen. View »

The Best Worst Videos of Liquor Store Disasters

There's something about liquor stores that bring out the very worst in people. Like once people enter those advertisement plastered glass doors, the switch for logic flips off and the TIME TO GET CRAZY switch is enabled. View »

This Is Shaq Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Bullies

First, Michael Irvin appeared on the cover of Out magazine this summer and acknowledged how he's come to accept his gay older brother. Now, here's Shaq teaming up with the folks from GLAAD to lend his own voice to the issue. View »

Everyone Is a Terrible Sexist In This Saturday Night Live Anecdote

If you ever need to convince someone that show business is chauvinistic, play them this clip explaining how Lorne Michaels didn't hire a woman after Steve Martin said "some broad" had "fucked everything up" when co-hosting with him. View »

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey Reunion, Part 1: 'The Teresa Giudice Show'

Come one, come all to the Teresa Giudice Show! RHONJ's most delusional housewife was on the offensive during last night's reunion, pitting the rest of the cast—including two of her actual family members—against her. View »

This Ryu Cosplay Is an Animated GIF Waiting To Happen

Cosplay is not easy. And this Ryu cosplayer gets the costume part totally right. He also does a solid job uttering "Hadouken!"
It's when he actually starts trying to pull off Ryu's moves when things go south. View »


This piece of footage from a 2007 Formula Vee race is like an animated GIF on drugs. You will want to watch it over and over and over again. And again. View »

Stephen Colbert Defends Bill O'Reilly Against Evil Book-Burning Troops

On Wednesday, U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posted a photo online that showed scores of Bill O'Reilly's books burning in a trash can. Thankfully, Stephen Colbert was at attention tonight to set the pinheaded troops straight. View »

A Terrifying Look at the Scariest Haunted House Ever

Modern haunted houses don't feature rubber bats and bowls full of peeled grapes masquerading as eyeballs, they screw with your phobias and recreate nightmares. View »

Remembering The Best Punt Return That Never Officially Happened

Bears wide receiver/returner Devin Hester—as Drew explained Monday—is the human highlight reel that opponents have to kick to. He gave us a splendid return on Sunday night. View »

This Guy is Way too Into This Arcade Game

And it is a beautiful thing to watch. The game in question is Ghost Squad, a 2004 light gun shooter from Sega. The action's taking place in a Thai arcade. View »

Jon Stewart Left Dumbfounded by Republican Reaction to Gaddafi's Death

Tonight, Jon Stewart examined how people reacted to Muammar Gaddafi's death. Which was silly, because how could anyone spin the death of an insane dictator in a way that would discredit the United States' role in making it happen? And yet. View »