Letterman: Joe Wong, 2009

Comedian Joe Wong makes his network television debut on the Late Show, 4-17-2009.

Joke information (a lot of viewers are from overseas and aren't familiar with US law)

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, and also appears on the $100 bill. Stores are robbed for money or $100 bills.

The 2nd Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms (own guns). Stores are usually robbed with guns.

Roe v. Wade is a famous US court case regarding abortion rights. Two ways to get to America is to "row" a boat, or "wade" (swim).

For those wondering, the intro song is "Straight to Hell" by The Clash.


Bat Eyes

16 year old Adam cruelly teases a classmate. When he seeks her out to apologise, she has quite different plans for him. Years later, when least expected, the memory of this event comes back to haunt Adam.

BAT EYES is part of The Voices Project from the Australian Theatre for Young People. More info: facebook.com/thevoicesproject

Starring:

Mia Morrissey as Bat Eyes
Ben James as Adam

Director: Damien Power

Adapted by Jessica Bellamy and Damien Power from the original monologue LITTLE LOVE, by Jessica Bellamy

Producer: Bec Cubitt
Co-Producers: Eleanor Winkler & Eva Di Blasio

Cinematographer: Simon Chapman
Production Designer: Andrew 'Undi' Lee
Editor: Nikki Stevens
Sound Designer: Sasha Zastavnikovic
Composer: Brendan Woithe
Executive Producer for atyp: Dan Prichard


Upside Down Helicopter - Smarter Every Day

Destin films an RC helicopter on a Phantom, and mounts a small video camera on the helicopter to analyze the rotor blades.

MUSIC "It's probably going to be OK" created by "A Shell In The Pit" Download it here: http://bit.ly/SED_Album . The wizard pilot is Carl Groover http://www.carlgroover.com/ Carl Flies for the Curtis Youngblood team http://bit.ly/w2ATpl


Rage

An animated short by Guy Collins. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), titled "Batty McFaddin" Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" [creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/] Dedicated to Edd Gould, a legend and an inspiration.


Andrew Dickey: Black Bike

Andrew Dickey riding trials in Melbourne, Australia in early 2012.

Music: Attack Ships on Fire, by Architect from the album Consume Adapt Create


How to Buy a Car, Using Game Theory

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, author of The Predictioneer's Game, shares his foolproof method for getting your next car for the lowest price possible.


1957 Spaghetti Harvest

Considered the greatest April Fools' prank ever.

In 1957, BBC television broadcast this story and got hundreds of calls and letters on how people could start their own.


April Fools 2011: Complex Numbers in Math Class

Yesterday afternoon I did another video trick for my Nature of Math class at Biola University. What's the difference between the real and the imaginary? Can an imaginary person (like a person in a YouTube video) do something outside the confines of a video box?

See the instructions at the end for another version of this question.

Thanks again to Andrew Staver who did most of the work on this video. He's graduating this semester with a degree in Film Production from the Cinema and Media Arts department.

(This version has the sound working)


Howie Mandel: I Do The Watusi

Back in 1986, Howie had a record deal (or no deal) with Warner Brothers Records, released an album named "Fits Like A Glove" and did this music video "I Do The Watusi".


Tommy Seebach: Apache

Tommy Seebach does a 70's disco mix of that classic Shadows track, "Apache", Benny Hill style.