I don’t know why I have such a fascination with infomercial personalities. I’m so disgusted that I mostly find them funny now days. What’s even better is when someone takes the time to create a great spoof of the infomercial. Like the one below, I mean that took not only a little creative thinking, but a bit of talent and dedication as well. How could you not appreciate this?
This seems like something from The Forbidden Zone or maybe it’s an older Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Whatever it is, it is what makes the Internet absolutely awesome.
Most of the time, movies on TV are just ruined by all the editing they do to filter out swearing or nudity, but every now and then you get pieces of gold. Like in this clip of these monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane.
Mocking birds are cool and good at imitating sounds, but I think the lyre bird has them beat.
This is just begging for a nice commercial jingle.
A-Pod is an ant inspired hexapod robot with a 2 DOF abdomen (tail), a 3 DOF head with large mandibles. 6 legs with 3 DOF each. Total 25 servos. This video demonstrates body movement and mandible control. I still have to do some mechanical improvements to the legs (therefore little walking). The robot are remotely controlled with a custom 2,4 GHz RC transmitter.