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

Malfunction Causes Entire San Diego Fireworks Display to Explode Prematurely

A "technical glitch" at San Diego's annual Big Bay Boom fireworks display resulted in hundreds of fireworks being shot off simultaneously five minutes before the show was set to start. View »


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See a Man Have a Mind-Melting Conversation With His 12-Year-Old Self

It's not many of us who were organized enough to tape ourselves at age 12 talking to the future us, but thank goodness Jeremiah McDonald was. Now that it's 20 years later, he's having a little conversation with his past self. The results are pretty amazing, though the exchange between the two (er, one) is more contentious than you'd think. It seems you annoy yourself just as much in the future as you did in the past. View »


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Jerry Seinfeld's New Show Is Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Our initial trepidation over Jerry Seinfeld's new car show is waning, even as we remember the oppressive banality that was The Marriage Ref. So far as we can tell from this preview, the show really is just Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee as suggested by the show's title. View »


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See The Eye-Popping Game of Thrones-Minecraft Project From Every Angle

Ever wanted to explore the world of Game of Thrones? Ever wanted to explore the world of Game of Thrones... in Minecraft? View »


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Appreciating The Genius Of Joey Chestnut Requires Watching Him Eat In Super-Slow Motion

Joey Chestnut retained the mustard-yellow belt at Coney Island today with a command performance, consuming 68 hot dogs (and buns) in ten minutes and falling just shy of setting a new "official" record. View »


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Brad Pitt's ‘Regular Guy' Brother Doug Gets Taste of Famous Sibling's Lifestyle in New Virgin Mobile Ad

As part of a new ad campaign for Virgin Mobile Australia that promises "celebrity deals at celebrity brother prices," ad agency Euro RSCG hired Brad Pitt's lesser-known younger sibling Doug to play the part of the cellphone company's spokesperson. View »


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This Is How You Serenade Your Cat While Drunk

Needless to say, this poor cat is very patient, but on to the more important point: Who the hell can remember all of the words to Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" while sober, let alone drunk? View »


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Watch 63 Years Of F1 Evolution In 60 Seconds

It's hard to keep track of all the changes in grand prix car design since Formula One began in 1950. This minute-long video tracing the lines of each year's cars makes the whole history seem so simple, and so very beautiful. View »


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The Terrifying ‘Slenderman' Goes from Meme to Free Horror Game

Let us never underestimate the internet's ability to come up with freaky crap. The vast reach of the web creates mysteries as often as it dispels them, and sometimes those mysteries are truly scary. View »


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How To Burp Like A World Champ In 5 Steps, Featuring Competitive Eater And Burping World Champ Tim Janus

The results from the 2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest tell us that Tim "Eater X" Janus is the third-best hot-dog eater in the world. He owns world records for speed-eating burritos, sushi, and ramen noodles. View »


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Here's D'Angelo's First Televised Performance in Twelve Years

The famously reclusive D'Angelo graced the stage of tonight's BET Awards. It was the first time he had been on TV in a dozen years. After doing a bit of his signature, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," he ripped into a groove called "Sugar Daddy" and let it ride for a while. It's a fantastic performance in its own right, and it's really a good thing for pop culture to have funk of so dank a grade be the most talked about piece of music for a second. D'Angelo is back to solve all of our problems, all hail. View »


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Dog's Advice On a Hot Day: ‘Play It Cool, Boy; Reeeaaal Cool'

Temperatures across the States are reaching record highs this week, so take a tip from Rowdy the dog by trying to stay safe and cool. Reeeeaaal cool. View »


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From Barcelona To Budapest In A Toyota GT 86

We shot from dawn till dusk for four days, taking the Toyota GT 86 (which you'll lovingly recognize as the Scion FR-S) from Barcelona to Budapest by the most sinuous roads possible. Then we spent another day filming it on a racetrack in Hungary, pitting it against my angry AE86 race car. View »


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Watch What Left 4 Dead Looks Like Running On Your Vita

It's not Valve-official by any means, but with the power of button mapping, playing Left 4 Dead is possible on your Vita. View »


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Former Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin Faceplants After Her Dad Fails To Spot Her Correctly

2008 Olympic women's gymnastics all-around champion and Subway sandwich spokesperson Nastia Liukin will likely take no part in this year's London Games after an embarrassing uneven bars fall she can blame as much on her coach/spotter/dad Valeri Liukin as she can her own mistake. View »


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Sixty Years of Rock N' Roll Summed Up in 100 Famous Guitar Riffs

Alex Chadwick of the Chicago Music Exchange straps on a 1958 Fender Strat and strums his way through 60 years of rock n' roll riffs, starting with the 1954 pop standard "Mr. Sandman," and concluding 99 riffs later with St. Vincent's 2011 single "Cruel." View »


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And Then Dwarf Cat Li'l Bub Happened And Everything Changed

Li'l Bub's mission statement, as stated on her Facebook page, begins with a thesis statement that I think we can all empathize with: "I am BUB. I AM A GIRL. I am a real animal. More specifically, a very special, one of a kind cat." View »


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Heat-Buckled Highway Causes This Wild Dukes Of Hazzard Jump

Highway 29 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin has buckled during the region's heat wave in just such a way that it formed a kind of ramp. Most cars slowed down, but one took it at high speed with disastrous results. View »


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A World War One Game That Drops You Right in the Trenches

It was one of the most important conflicts in human history, but for all its impact the Great War remains an almost non-event in video game circles. View »


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David Beckham Goes Nuts, Kicks Balls At Referee, Starts Shit With Opposing Team's Mascot

Look, Becks, we get that you're frustrated at Great Britain leaving you off the London Olympics squad. We get that. But it's no cause to grow an Austrian mustache and start trolling the world, as amusing as it may be to all of us. View »