5. A Breathtaking Underwater Music Video
Indie rock band Highly Suspect’s most recent video will make you hold your breath, almost literally. The clip for “Lydia” is a single four-and-a-half minute unbroken shot in which a woman is tied up underwater and tries to free herself. We won’t spoil it but the actress in the video is Marina Kazankova, a world-champion freediver, so know that it’s a trained professional you’re watching.
4. The Greatest Political Ad of Our Time
Harder-hitting than LBJ’s Daisy Girl ad. More poignant than Reagan’s “Morning in America.” Creepier than Herman Cain’s smoking Chief of Staff.
Wyatt Scott is running for Parliament in Canada, and if we are to take his campaign ad at face value, his accomplishments include surfing oversized Canadian geese, slaying dragons, growing a beard instantly and, most importantly, saving the Great White North from giant robots.
You’ll wish you were Canadian just to be able to vote for him. And maybe the healthcare as well.
3. Let the Eagle Soar (Into a Drone)
Fear not, America. In the inevitable war against the machines, humanity’s secret weapon has proven to be the animal kingdom. The latest creature to rise up and kick some butt for the USA is the majestic eagle. As you’ll see, it was clearly the victor in this game of Chicken.
2. The Legend of Zelda as a Western
First, it was Star Wars getting the spaghetti western treatment. Now, it’s cult classic video game series The Legend of Zelda. Link and Princess Zelda trade in swordplay for gunfights in the land of Hyrule, all set to an admirable imitation of Ennio Morricone’s epic score.
1. World’s Longest Slacklining
Some people have that combination of great balance, fearlessness and a dash of insanity that propels them to walk without any harness across a 200-foot-long slackline mounted almost 1,000 feet in the air.
Spencer Seabrooke is one of those people.