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A Funny Behind-The-Scenes Video Showing a Typical Day at the YouTube Complaints Department

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“YouTube Complaints 2014!” is a behind-the-scenes video by comedy group Barely Political that shows a typical day at the YouTube complaints department. It features a series of popular YouTube channels like The Gregory Brothers, Rhett & Link, Dude Perfect, Vsauce3, and more. Elsa from the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen even makes an appearance to complain about all of the YouTube parodies of her “Let It Go” song.

YouTubers tell YouTube exactly what’s wrong with YouTube in the 2014 YouTube Complaints video!

We have previously written about Barely Political’s ongoing series of “YouTube Complaints” videos.

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They Might Be Giants Offering a Live Recording of Their 1986 Self-Titled Debut Record as a Free Download

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Brooklyn nerd rock legends They Might Be Giants are offering a live recording of their 1986 self-titled debut as a free download. The recordings are pulled from a 2013 national tour in which the band played their first record in its entirety, including such now-classics as “Don’t Let’s Start” and “(She Was A) Hotel Detective.”

These performances were culled from shows on They Might Be Giants’ 2013 world tour.
John Flansburgh and John Linnell are joined by their stellar band — Dan Miller on the guitar, Danny Weinkauf on bass, and Marty Beller on the drums. There is also a guest appearance by the Avatars of They.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

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Extreme Body Art Enthusiast Takes Facial Piercing To Another Level

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Joel Miggler, aka Bodymoded Punky, is a 23-year-old extreme body artist from Küssaberg, Germany with great passion for bizarre body modifications that might shock even our most jaded readers who’ve seen it all.

Joel’s arguably most noticeable body mods are the two giant holes in his cheeks, which he can stick his tongue out of or blow smoke through. These 36mm-wide flesh tunnels are among Joel’s exotic collection of 27 piercings, 6 tattoos, several implants, branded buttocks and even a split tongue. Although Joel claims his tunnels don’t affect his daily life, he must take smaller bites when eating.

The artist and alternative model has already spent over £4,000 ($6,800) altering his body since he first started ten years ago at the age of 13.

H/T: Huffpost

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Extreme Body Art Enthusiast Takes Facial Piercing To Another Level originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 30, 2014.

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This Suspended Tent Lets You Sleep In The Trees

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This isn’t some surreal work of art or alien structure – it’s a tent! The Tentsile, a portable suspended tent (Tent? Treehouse? Hammock?) created by UK-based inventor Alex Shirley-Smith, solves the problem of setting up camp on rocky, muddy, or otherwise unpleasant surfaces by hanging from the trees.

In addition to avoiding unpleasant conditions, the treehouse tent also avoids ground-based bugs, snakes, and other larger and more dangerous creatures. And it helps people enjoy the wonder of hanging out in trees; “Maybe by encouraging others to enjoy this, we might think twice about cutting them down,” writes Shirley-Smith.

The Tentsile was envisioned by Shirley-Smith in 2010, and the first production model was launched in early 2013. In April of this year, the company unveiled smaller, more light-weight models as well. These tents can also be deployed on the ground if there are no trees to be found.

More info: tentsile.com (h/t: colossal, modernmet)

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This Suspended Tent Lets You Sleep In The Trees originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 30, 2014.