The Best Videos of the Week

Have you heard that video is a big thing over at Gawker Media? It's true, we watch and post a lot of videos each week. Here are some of the best videos of week, culled from an array of Gawker Media sites.

The Best Videos of the Week

Russian ‘Skywalkers' Scale 1000-Foot Bridge without Safety Equipment for Fun

19-year-old Moscow-based photographer Vitaly Raskalov and two of his friends were taken into custody by police after posting evidence of their shenanigans online. View »


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How I Threw My Hair-Perm Superfly Spitball, By Dock Ellis: A New Animated Short

The video above is "Superfly Spitball," an animated short that grew out of the same interview-conducted by Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel-that gave us Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No. Animated by Heidi Perry and co-produced by Thor Swift, the short will appear in a forthcoming iBook, Beyond Ellis D. For much more, read Alexander's accompanying essay. View »


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Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman

If you suspected that actor/perfect voice haver Alan Rickman could bring intensity, depth and gravitas to even the most mundane of tasks then you would be right. Now, answer the question: One lump or two? View »


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Nine Compelling Diablo III Features That Didn't Make the Final Game

As I play through Diablo III, I can't help but think back to all of the amazing features I witnessed over the course of three years of BlizzCon that didn't make the cut. YouTube user AlluvianGarald compiles several of these into one disappointment-inducing video. View »


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Watch Every Gear Shift From All Five Fast & The Furious Movies

We've talked about movie car shifting and Fast and Furious movie car shifting before, so this is especially edifying. View »


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Conan Opens First Letterman Appearance in 13 Years with Jay Leno Impression

Visiting his Late Night predecessor David Letterman for the first time since 1999, talk show host Conan O'Brien took the opportunity to discuss the infamous Tonight Show debacle with a man who knows a thing or two about Tonight Show debacles. View »


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Reconstructing The Most Exciting Day In The History Of Soccer (And Maybe Sports, Period)

The final day of the 2011 MLB regular season enchanted us with its insanity; its events became a video game montage and inspired its own tag here on Deadspin. That day, however, only determined which teams would gain entry to the playoffs. By comparison, Sunday's final day of the English Premier League was Game #162 combined with a World Series Game 7 won on a walk-off homer in extra innings. View »


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The Most Mesmerizing Fluid Dynamics Video You'll Ever See

Science videos can be difficult to understand, badly produced and and slow-going. Not this one, because really it's just a compilation of cool fluid dynamics phenomena, stitched together into a wonderful, mesmerizing three minute clip. View »


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‘Bugatti Can Kiss My Ass'

John Hennessey isn't known for being the shy and retiring type. Still, suggesting that the company widely accepted as the maker of the fastest production cars in the world apply lips to posterior is a bit on the bold side. How do you get the cojones to do so? Oh, by putting 1,200 HP in a stretched Elise, then removing the roof. View »


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Congresswoman Who Was Raped Understandably Pissed at Passage of Weaksauce Violence Against Women Act

Congresswoman Gwen Moore, a Democrat from Wisconsin, told reporters that the watered down House Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act was insulting to her as a woman of color, and as a rape victim. The House's version of the bill stripped away provisions from the Senate version of the bill that would have extended protection to Native American, undocumented, and LGBT women who were victims of violence. View »


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Here's a Clip From Community, Entirely in 16-Bit Video Game Form

Do you love NBC's comedy show, Community? I love Community. Though the show often pokes fun at film and television tropes-typically through the dorky, yet lovable character Abed-the characters sometimes toy around with video game jokes, too. View »


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How Can He Slap?: Will Smith Nearly Sucker Punches Ukrainian Reporter Who Tries to Kiss Him on the Mouth

Here's an interesting bit of celebrity trivia I learned today: Will Smith does not like it when Ukrainian television reporters try to kiss him on the mouth. Huh! View »


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Here's Kerry Wood's Emotional Exit From Baseball, After One Final Strikeout

We reported earlier today Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is retiring from baseball, but the oft-injured hurler promised to make one last appearance before hanging up his cleats. That appearance came today, and it was in a legitimate spot; down 3-2 in the eighth, Wood relieved starter Jeff Samardzija and promptly struck out White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo. View »


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Watch How This Time-Expanding Car Commercial Was Painstakingly Stitched Together

It turns out Phantom cameras are useful for more than just destroying household items and blowing stuff up. This Fiat Abarth spot made use of the slow-motion wonder cam in this fantastical "still moving image," and the behind the scenes is pretty amazing. View »


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The Mindy Project Looks Hilarious and Kaling-ful

Just last week it was announced that Mindy Kaling's sitcom had been picked up and already they're giving us a preview? Why, thank you, Fox! Perhaps we can start forgiving you for cancelling Arrested Development all those years back. (Only joking. We will never forgive you.) View »