Sunday, 22 September 2019

Little Boy Heroically Shoots, Mutilates Burglar


8 year old Lucas Armitage has become a national hero after bravely defending his home by shooting a burglar multiple times in the chest and neck.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

The Evolution of Bad Science and Better Giraffes


Many reasons have been given for the replication crisis and while they have some truth to them, I think a simpler theory is in order. Giraffes are to blame.  Let me explain.


Monday, 16 September 2019

Competition: Win Der Pass - Season 1 on DVD


Der Pass - Season 1 is out on DVD on September 23rd

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
From the award-winning makers of hit drama The Dark comes a thrilling new German-Austrian spin that takes the initial premise to the brand-new gripping heights of Der Pass.

This Sky Original garnered exceptional viewing figures when it premiered in Germany, earning critical acclaim and now it’s set to take the UK by storm.

When a gruesomely staged, dead body is found in a mountain pass in the Alps near the German-Austrian border, two detectives from either side are brought in to investigate.

Not only are they from two different countries, they are worlds apart in their careers…German detective Ellie (Julia Jentsch) embraces the case as the first real challenge of her profession, while her Austrian counterpart Gedeon (Nicholas Ofczarek) is jaded and seems to have lost any ambition.

They soon discover more crime scenes with symbolically posed victims, which appear reminiscent of pagan rituals. Are they all part of a much bigger, sinister plan?

Ellie puts herself under increasing pressure to try and understand the deranged murderer’s motives so she can stop them killing again, and as the hunt goes on the detectives are drawn deeper into the dark valleys and archaic Alpine customs – and the paranoid world of the killer.

Set against a majestic backdrop, the eight-part series is produced by the Academy Award-winning Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg (The Lives of Others) and won the award for Best TV series at Austria’s ROMY TV Awards.

Make the darkly enthralling Der Pass your new favourite ritual.

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What is the name of the character played by Nicholas Ofczarek in Der Pass?

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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1. Closing date 30-09-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Hand Quicker Than Eye


A little video showing how to improve your shuffles and cuts for your home game.


Thursday, 12 September 2019

It happened in Tiananmen Square l Featured Documentary


In 1989, hundreds of thousands of people flooded onto the streets of Beijing and into Tiananmen Square demanding democracy, freedom of speech and an end to corruption.

After a seven week standoff, the government called in the troops and a bloody battle ensued.

The number of deaths is not known. The Chinese Red Cross initially issued a statement saying that 2,600 people had been killed but rapidly retracted that. The Chinese government claimed that 241 people died, including 23 soldiers.

Twenty years on, Al Jazeera speaks to some of those who took part in the world's largest and most influential pro-democracy movement.

Through their personal stories and the stories of others who witnessed this historic movement, It happened in Tiananmen Square recreates an era when a new generation of Chinese wanted to finally break from the shackles of Mao's Cultural Revolution.

It happened in Tiananmen Square aired from Sunday, May 31, 2009.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Snoop Dogg impersonates today's rappers sound-alike flow


50 Cent and G-Unit sit down with Snoop Doog on GGN Talk Show and discuss how entertainers should be themselves to innovate.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Monday, 26 August 2019

Large Lego vessel being blown up underwater by firecrackers


Large Lego vessel being blown up underwater by firecrackers

Competition: Win Keeping Faith - Series 2 DVD


Keeping Faith - Series 2  is out on DVD on September 2nd

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
FOLLOWING THE runaway success of the first series last year, the critically acclaimed Welsh drama Keeping Faith, starring Eve Myles as the eponymous lead, returns for its second enthralling six-part series.

Originally airing on BBC Wales, series one was the most popular show on the channel in more than 25 years, as well as the most downloaded non-network show on BBC iPlayer since records began and boasted a large audience on BBC One.

We return to stunning rural Wales, to catch up with tenacious lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells, played with élan by the brilliant Eve Myles (Broadchurch, Torchwood). 18 months after her life was turned upside down by the sudden disappearance of her husband, Evan (Bradley Freegard ­– Under Milk Wood), Faith is  drawn into a new mystery, taking on the case of Madlen Vaughan (Aimee-Ffion Edwards ­­– Peaky Blinders),  a local farmer accused of murdering her husband in cold blood.

With Madlen’s murder trial, the prospect of Evan’s return and her conflicted emotions towards former criminal Steve Baldini (Mark Lewis Jones – Chernobyl) Faith must take a stand. Putting her children, her business and even her life on the line, will she find the truth or lose everything and everyone she loves?

You’ll be Keeping Faith in this addictive thriller.

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1. Closing date 09-09-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Saturday, 24 August 2019

New York City in 1993 in HD - DTheater DVHS Demo Tape


In 2002 D-Theater launched in the US - the dealers needed a demo tape of HD footage. JVC reused some HD video that had been shot as a demo for the Japanese HD market back in 1993.

This footage would have most likely been originally used for a HiVision MUSE demo (an HD Broadcast, Tape &  Laserdisc format).

You can determine that the year is 1993 by the adverts in Times Square - The Radio 501 CD that's advertised on a billboard came out in 1993 and Paper Moon is playing at the Marquis Theater.

For those wondering what HD video camera tech existed in 1993 -  there are a few options, but it's likely that this footage was shot with a HDVS camera- perhaps a Sony SONY HDC-500 attached to a HDV-10 portable recorder which recorded on UniHi 3/4" tape.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Jenni Lee (aka Pornstar Stephanie S.) homeless and living in Las Vegas tunnels


Short interview of the former pornstar Jenni Lee (aka Stephanie S.) who is homeless and living in Las Vegas tunnels among mole people.


Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Police officer filmed yelling at mother for leaving children in hot car


A video shows a Canadian police officer yelling at a mother for leaving her two children in a hot car while she went grocery shopping. Police in Vancouver received multiple calls about the children who were said to be in distress. A full emergency response including police and fire services were dispatched.The children, aged 3 and 6, were reportedly in the car for 20 minutes. The Ministry of Children and Family Development was informed about the case.


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Full House of Mustaches - Nick Offerman [deepfake]


Full House needed more Mustaches.
Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) Deepfaked onto everyone in Full House


Friday, 16 August 2019

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Gendered Language Triggers Audience at DSA 2019 National Convention


A snippet into the Atlanta national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America in August 2019.


Monday, 12 August 2019

Log cabin - I Want To Help You Learn To Build Your Own Log Cabin


Off-grid hand hewn log cabin - I want to share with you the knowledge to build your very own log cabin whether off-grid or not.


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Video Game Mechanics In Real Life: RESIDENT EVIL


"1998... I'll never forget it... It was the year when those grisly murders occurred in the Arklay Mountains.

Six years have passed since that horrendous incident."

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Thor: Ragnarok's Director Breaks Down a Fight Scene | Notes on a Scene


In this episode of "Notes on a Scene," Taika Waititi, the director of "Thor: Ragnarok" breaks down a scene between Thor and Loki, played by Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. Taika explains the challenge of comedy versus action, the character arc over the three Thor movies, and the symbolism hidden in small actions. Also, see Thor's new haircut...

An idiosyncratic, somewhat fledgling director being handed the reins of one of Marvel’s big light shows can, in a way, feel like a triumph. A budding auteur has gotten the summons from Hollywood—a major career boost for them, sure. But also it’s good for us; it means our superhero movies—which are just a part of life now, and we must accept them—will be better, crafted by more thoughtful hands than some paycheck-mad, blow-’em-up hack’s. Everybody wins!

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Man With Bilaterally Amputated Arms Shows How He Gets His Morning Coffee From Starbucks Drive Through


"I gotta grab the coffee easy or I'll sqeeze to hard and the top will come off. I don't want to burn anyone."

Friday, 2 August 2019

Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL


Contestants Keeley (Sasheer Zamata), Shanice (Leslie Jones) and Doug (Tom Hanks) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson).


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Stolen T-34 Tank Rampage


Find out what happened when protesters in Budapest in 2006 got their hands on an old Soviet T-34 tank.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Competition: Win Agatha Raisin - Series 1 & 2 DVD Boxset


Agatha Raisin - Series 1 & 2 DVD Boxset is out on July 29th

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies to give away.

Synopsis
Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty) returns as the eponymous amateur sleuth extraordinaire Agatha Raisin, for a second delightful, mystery-packed series. The high-flying PR exec turned investigator is back to solve strange murders in the quaint Cotswolds village that she now calls home in this fun-filled detective romp.

Based on M C Beaton’s best-selling novels, three brand new mysteries, dramatised over six episodes, are set to air on SkyOne this summer and arrive on DVD 29 July 2019, alongside the Agatha Raisin Series One and Two Box Set from Acorn Media International.

Now she’s settled into village life…but Agatha’s early retirement is far from the quiet life she’d imagined. Joined by a host of colourful characters from the village of Carsely, alongside her trusty roster of friends: ladies’ man Sir Charles Fraith (Jason Merells – Waterloo Road), ex-assistant Roy (Mathew Horne – Gavin & Stacey), and cleaner Gemma (Katy Wix – The Windsors), she takes on mischief, mayhem and murder.

Series Two sees Agatha return from a disastrous trip to Cyprus, her fiancé James (Jamie Glover – Endeavour) having gone AWOL. Alone once more, she investigates the village’s bizarre murders with panache, from the downfall of an arrogant hair stylist to mysterious occurrences attributed to fairies and the frenzy surrounding the new handsome curate that leads to murder. But there’s one case she just can’t seem to crack…her messy love life.

Make this charming detective the Agatha Raisin d’être for your next box set binge.


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1. Closing date 05-08-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019

Genius Dad Ends His Daughters' Tantrums By Telling Them They Have To Take Turns Crying


A father of three has a trick up his sleeve to stop his daughters from crying and whining.

The father recorded the sweet moment both his daughters calm down after throwing hysterical tantrums after they refuse to take "their turn to cry" during their holiday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on April 25.

The trick works every time for the dad of a one, three and six-year-old saying: "I figured it out with one of my daughters a long time ago. Works every single time."

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Man confronts Superintendent about Bullying in Katy ISD public schools.


On March 19th during the Katy ISD school board work study meeting, a man shares his experience being bullied in Katy ISD schools.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Huge start crash FIA GT World Cup at Macau Qualify


Huge start crash FIA GT World Cup at Macau Qualify

Competition: Win Beecham House on DVD

Beecham House is out on DVD on July 22nd.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
LOVE, HONOUR, secrets, betrayal…welcome to Beecham House. Bend it like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha pens this lavish ‘Dehli Downton’ drama, set amongst British nobles in India during the cusp of the 19th century. Airing this Summer on ITV, the stunning six-part series is set to arrive on DVD and digital from Acorn Media International.

Tom Bateman (Vanity Fair, Murder on the Orient Express) stars as John Beecham, an Englishman who resigned from the East India Company to make an honourable life for himself in Delhi, but he leaves Calcutta under a shadow. How long can he survive before his secret past is revealed, and what does this past mean for his descendants in generations to come?

John’s widowed mother Henrietta (Lesley Nicol – Downton Abbey) finds life in India a difficult adjustment, but is helped by her spirited companion Violet (Bessie Carter – Howard’s End), who has feelings for John. Australian-Indian actress Pallavi Sharma (Lion) plays the regal Chandrika Kumari, a princess seeking refuge at Beecham House, who clashes with Henrietta over the running of the household.

The staff also have a part to play: the loyal head of servants Baadal (Viveik Kalra – Blinded by the Light) would do anything for naïve nursemaid Chanchal (Shriya Pilgaonkar - Fan), who accompanies John to look after his mysterious olive-skinned baby. But who is the child’s mother, and what exactly is John hiding?

This sumptuous period drama provides a new perspective of British rule in India, from the mind of the iconic British-Indian filmmaker behind Bhaji on the Beach, Viceroy’s House and the upcoming Blinded by the Light.

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COMPETITION CLOSED

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1. Closing date 29-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Competition: Win Year of the Rabbit on DVD

Year of the Rabbit is out on DVD on July 22nd.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
Fresh from the success of What We Do In The Shadows, Matt Berry makes a welcome return to our screens in Year of the Rabbit,  a brand new original comedy for Channel 4 set in Victorian London.

This hilarious six-part series is set to turn the detective genre on its head with a brand new crime fighting trio, that sees Matt Berry’s (Toast of London, The IT Crowd), Detective Inspector Rabbit, teaming up with Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Cucumber) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum, Crazyhead). They are joined by a stellar line-up of great British acting talent including Line of Duty favourites Keeley Hawes (The Durrells, Bodyguard) and Craig Parkinson (Misfits, Four Lions), plus Sally Phillips (Smack The Pony, Miranda), Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, In the Club), Alun Armstrong (The Cane, Frontier) and Paul Kaye (Wanderlust, Afterlife).

Detective Inspector Rabbit is a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all, his new partner is hapless and by-the-book…when they’re called in to investigate a local murder, they are joined by the lewd, but insightful adoptive daughter of the chief of police, she’s also the country’s first female officer. Together, the mismatched team must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars and the Elephant Man.

Directed by BAFTA-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe) and written by Emmy and WGA Award-winners Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil (Veep), with Matt Berry contributing with his offbeat wit and talent Year of the Rabbit is the must-see comedy of the summer.

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COMPETITION CLOSED


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1. Closing date 29-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.


Saturday, 13 July 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 on PS4?


ClapTrap9 is back! The 14 year old LittleBigPlanet 3 content creator has made Super Mario Maker within LBP again, this time including elements found in Super Mario Maker 2! Join us as we test all the elements and see just how loyal this editor-within-an-editor really is!

Thursday, 11 July 2019

I Waterproofed Myself With Aerogel!


Aerogel has extraordinary properties but it can be tough to work with. This video looks at modifying aerogels to take advantage of their unique characteristics.


Monday, 8 July 2019

Competition: Win Chernobyl - (2019 Sky Atlantic Drama)


Chernobyl is out on DVD & Blu-ray on July 15th.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 2 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
‘ENTHRALLING, QUIETLY spectacular, meticulously researched’ (The Observer) Sky Original drama Chernobyl explores the truth surrounding the disastrous nuclear power plant explosion in 1986 – a story of incredible heroism and sacrifice, but also shocking lies and conspiracy.

The result of extensive research, Chernobyl seeks to tell the stories of those directly involved in causing the catastrophe, and those affected by the nuclear fallout felt across the world. Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Crown) stars as Valery Legasov, a nuclear physicist who is one of the first people to grasp the scope of the nuclear disaster. Ulana Khomyuk (Emily Watson – Apple Tree Yard, The Theory of Everything) is a scientist committed to getting to the bottom of the cause, while Lyudmilla Ignatenko (Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose, Beast) is the wife of a firefighter who was first on the scene. Stellan Skarsgård (Mamma Mia, Thor) plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shchergina, leading the government commission from a safe distance.

Directed by The Walking Dead’s Jonas Renck, the series is committed to a realism that refuses to shy away from the horrors, both physical and psychological, inflicted upon the victims of this uniquely horrifying event. A deeply moving story about how individuals act when faced with something inexplicable, this drama seeks to honour the spirit of those who helped stop the devastation from spreading even further.

Investigating the lengths to which governments will go to cover up atrocities and suppress the spread of information, Chernobyl also acts as a timely warning: the truth will out.

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COMPETITION CLOSED

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1. Closing date 22-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Animals on drugs!


Black lemurs get high off millipedes in Madagascar. The lemurs bite the millipedes gently to provoke the millipedes to spray out defensive chemicals including cyanide. The lemurs crave these chemicals and rub the secretions all over their body to act as an insect repellant but as a consequence the lemurs enter a blissful state.

Clip taken from the series Weird Nature. A John Downer Production for the BBC.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

First Class Bus Stop by George Barratt-Jones


We all know it, taking the bus isn't the most fun thing to do.
So why can't it be more luxurious and fun? Why can't the start of the day be more fun?

So I created the "First Class Bus Stop". Serving people coffee, tea and a home made cookies. While cafe music is being played in the background.

People can come to have a chat. Get to know the people in their neighbourhood.

Turning to otherwise boring time waiting for the bus. Into something hopefully more enjoyable.

This project was all about creating more fun. Making people 10% happier.

First Class Bus Stop by George Barratt-Jones from George Barratt-Jones on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019

Competition: Win London Kills - Series 1 on DVD

London Kills - Series 1 is released on DVD on July 1st

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies on DVD to give away.

Synopsis
From the creator of Suspects comes gritty, gripping new police drama London Kills. London's best detectives take on its worst crimes in this slick and thrilling mystery series which sees the world’s most exciting city as the backdrop for a string of killings – all investigated by an elite murder squad.

Hugo Speer (The Full Monty, Britannia) stars as the brooding head of department DI David Bradford, who returns to work after three months compassionate leave, after the disappearance of his wife. Tensions arise as he clashes with the ambitious DS Vivienne Cole (Sharon Small – The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Trust Me) who has been running the murder squad in his absence. The crack team includes seasoned detective DC Rob Brady (Bailey Patrick – Bodyguard, Eastenders) and big-hearted trainee TDC Billie Fitzgerald (Tori Allen-Martin – Unforgotten, Pure), whose inexperience may get her into trouble. Guest stars include: Jennie Jacques (Vikings), Glynis Barber (Night & Day), Laurie Brett (Eastenders) and Frances Tomelty (Catastrophe).

Delving into the gruesome metropolitan murders that are all part of his day job, David  must grapple with the constant pain of not knowing what has happened to his loved one. As suspicions are raised, he has to put his personal issues aside to focus on his job and learn to trust his colleagues….but can he solve the case closest to him?

Created by crime TV don Paul Marquess, known for his work on The Bill, M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, Crime Stories and Suspects, London Kills is the perfectly polished result of the passion and expertise of a true police procedural aficionado. Shot documentary style on hand held cameras, this nail-biting drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.

London Kills will be available on DVD and digitally to download and keep from iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

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COMPETITION CLOSED



Terms and conditions
1. Closing date 08-07-19
2. No alternative prize is available
3. When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.
4. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.