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

The Only Time-Lapse Footage of the ‘Ring of Fire' Eclipse You Need to See

Sunday's annular eclipse produced more than a few stunning shots of the Moon turning the Sun into a "ring of fire" visible to millions along the West Coast and across Southeast Asia. But only one time-lapse video of the event is truly worth your time: Cory Poole's 700-photo strong chronicle of the solar hide-and-seek. View »


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First Trailer for Skyfall, the New James Bond Flick

007 is back. This fall, Daniel Craig James returns as James Bond, along with Judi Dench, Albert Finney, and Ralph Fiennes. View »


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Will Smith Raps ‘Fresh Prince' Theme Song on Graham Norton, Delights Pretty Much Everyone

Regardless of how far we've moved into the new Willenium, Will Smith will always be best known for his role as that West Philly scamp thrown into the lap of luxury in Fresh Prince of Bel Air - a sitcom that now, decades later, is more famous for its theme song than it is any plot twist. View »


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There Was A Bona Fide Streaker At Tonight's Phillies-Cardinals Game [UPDATE]

Here is an outstanding photo from AP photojournalist Jeff Roberson highlighting the streaker that ran about the field at Busch Stadium before the seventh inning of tonight's Phillies-Cardinals clash. View »


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Dropping In On McLaren's Eat-Off-The-Floor Factory

How clean is the McLaren Headquarters in Woking, UK? Imagine a white diamond boiled in hydrogenated German Shepherd saliva and you're almost there. It's so clean, Bubble Boy has to have exhaust fumes from a '65 Corvair pumped into his bubble whenever he visits. Check it out. View »


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One of the earliest films was a boxing match between cats

Here's some more fodder for your retro feline obsession. One of the earliest short films ever recorded was a boxing match between cats shot in July 1894 by Thomas Edison and his motion picture technicians. View »


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A Rum-Infused Bill Murray Hosts Hilarious Tour of Moonrise Kingdom Set

While sipping on some spiced rum, Wes Anderson regular Bill Murray walks viewers through the set of the auteur's latest feature film, Moonrise Kingdom, discussing the credentials of his co-stars as he goes. View »


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Watch This Girl Crush A Red Bull Can Using Only Her Shoulder Blades

People ... this video. THIS VIDEO. I don't even know what to say. View »


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My Entire Diablo III Play Through in Under Five Minutes

Last week I played through the entire story of Diablo III with my Demon Hunter. It took me some 15 hours. Now you can watch the entire thing a little over four and a half minutes. View »


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Baptist Pastor Suggests We Round Up the Gay People and Put Them in a Concentration Camp

Wow, when it comes to being bigoted maniacs, North Carolina's Baptist pastors are really on a roll. It was just a few weeks ago that Pastor Sean Harris suggested to his congregation that they beat their kids if they showed any signs of being gay. That seemed like it was as bad as it could possibly get, but, naturally, it turns out it can get a WHOLE lot worse. Meet Pastor Charles Worley, who recently gave an almost unbelievably hateful sermon in which he said we ought to put gays and lesbians in a kind of concentration camp so that they can't reproduce and will eventually die out. View »


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We Are In The Golden Age Of Rally Footage

Rallying is largely the same sport as it has been for the past three decades, but with cheap Go-Pros and affordable high-def cameras, we are now entering a golden age of rally footage. Reminisce about Group B all you want; as of today, rallying has never looked better. View »


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If Beast Mode Exists In Basketball, Russell Westbrook Entered It

The action in Oklahoma City has been hot tonight, with Thunder fans matching the intensity of the players (from both OKC and L.A.) on the court. Russell Westbrook's been especially full of flair this evening, but his steal-and-circus-shot is the kind of highlight that deserves several looks; Kevin Harlan's call, meanwhile, might lead you to turn down your speakers. View »


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Smart Cat Agrees to Give Hugs in Exchange for Treats

Awww. Even though you know this kitty is only doing it for the reward he's been trained to expect, it's still got to be heart-warming to get a little hug from your cat now and then. It's the least they can do, after all the litter box cleaning you do for them. View »


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Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge + Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet = Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby

The official trailer for Baz Luhrmann's 3D extravaganzabonanza The Great Gatsby has arrived, as if you didn't wish you lived in 1920s New York enough already. View »


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TNT's Slow Zoom On Mitch Kupchak's Face In The Final Minutes Of The Lakers' Season Was Sadistic

Only true Lakers believers (or the truly blind) couldn't see the Lakers' season was nearing an end long before the horn sounded on last night's 106-90 series-seizing Thunder victory. Yet it seems the moment of truth for Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak came at a time that TNT producers jumped upon for maximum effect (and, in a critical media sense, affect). Cheer up, Mitch. Kobe's about to clear out your sandbox and you can start playing again without all those cat turds. View »


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Watch a Man Skydive Without a Parachute from 2,400 Feet in the Air

At 42 years of age, stuntman Gary Connery has become the first person to jump from 2,400 feet above the ground without a parachute and live to talk about it. View »