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Tarantino Does Star Trek? A Nerdist Preview of the Possibility…

Rumours have the internet running at warp speed with the possibility that Quinten Tarantino is set to produce and direct the next Star Trek movie. The internet’s collective mind was blown when the rumours of such a legendary collaboration became a serious possibility. Going where no man named Tarantino has gone, science fictions final frontier may never be the same again as he sets phasers to thrill for this science fiction action block buster.

Variety magazine in December reported that Tarantino, J.J. Abrams and writer Mark L. Smith would be teaming up to produce th R rated science fiction film. While the world waits to see if the film makes it from concept to reality those crazy videographers and mash-up masters over at the Nerdist have produced what may be the funniest preview mashup in many years. Asking themselves what would a Tarantino Star Trek look like they haven’t held back in imagining just what is possible, and it’s brilliant.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a preview of what may just become the greatest science fiction collaboration of all times. Captains log star date 28.1.18: Space, the final frontier. These are the adventures of the star ship Enterprise, boldly going where no man has gone before. Will the Enterprise ever be the same again? Can the crew survive a Tarantino shoot out? Will the audience be left stunned? For answers to these questions and more stay tuned for the next great adventure, Tarantino style. For now, sit back relax and prepare to be beamed up to a parallel universe of action and adventure.

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The Nerf Rival Minigun, The Nerf War Winner…

Nerf wars have been a fun way to go to war without losing any friends for a long time now. Whether it be at the office or in your backyard the taking out your aggression with soft spongy bullets is not only fun but also a great way to stay in shape. If you are after an extremely unfair advantage in your next Nerf war Captain Xavier has the Nerf gun for you. The Nerf Rival Minigun has a 2000 round capacity and is capable of firing 20 rounds per second, all contained within a compact minigun with an attractive backpack to hold the ammunition.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Nerf Rival Minigun, with the high-speed spinning barrels in action it’s hard to see how you could loose with this much firepower at your disposal. With the Nerf war arms race in full swing the minigun enters the foamy battlefield. Sit back relax and prepare to see the future of Nerf warfare in action.

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Paula Jo Taylor is the Viral Granny Guitarist…

The unexpected and exceptional always captures the internet’s attention and often leads to a video going viral. It seems that as much as the world loves a stereotype it also loves when stereotypes are smashed to pieces. Recently this was true for Paula Jo Taylor who was captured playing guitar at NAMM 2017 (National Association of Music Merchants) and the video went viral. Titled the ‘Viral Granny Guitarist’ the world instantly took a shining to this fast playing granny who smash stereotypes as quickly as she plays guitar.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that reminded us all that music is a universal form of expression and that talent is talent no matter the age, sex, hair colour or whatever generalized stereotype you wish to apply to the world. Sit back relax and prepare to enjoy the toe tapping, string slapping guitar maestro that is Paula Jo Taylor.

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OK Go, Set Printers to Stunning…

Known for their hypnotically stunning music videos OK Go have done it again with their latest tune Obsession. With the ability to control time itself and keep 576 printers humming along in perfect harmony the quartet of tech savvy musicians have the internet entranced. Filmed in one continuous shot Obsession synchronizes the two walls of printers into an interactive and potentially seizure inducing display.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the music video that has the world wondering how the hell OK Go got 576 printers humming along without a single paper jam. Seriously can we have the name of the company that installed this printing rig, we need a new printer support company here at Highpants. Sit back relax and hit the go button to start the beats up.

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Japanese Police have a Benny Hill Moment with Bosozoku Bikers.

Japan the land of real life anime may just be a grand generalization but the latest video evidence of the Japanese Police and biker gangs locked in a Benny hill style chase isn’t helping break the cartoon stigma.

Japanese biker gangs or Bosozoku aren’t like bikers anywhere else in the world, in fact they could come straight out of a manga comic. Although you shouldn’t underestimate Bosozoku they will cut you and look like a cartoon character while  doing it.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious police chase that couldn’t have been scripted any better, and the timing was phenomenal, just as the Benny Hill came over the radio the action began? Sit back relax and prepare to run around in hilarious circles.

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The Weirdest Speaker Yet, or the Coolest?

YouTube unboxers of all things gadget Unbox Therapy have stumbled across what may be the Weirdest Speaker Yet! Here at Highpants we are torn though, while it is stacked high with weird it is sort of really cool too, so wrong its right. The office is split down the middle like our parliament, stupid weird versus 70’s cool, we can’t decide.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the SoundSoul Water Speaker in all of its glory. The divisive little piece of audio equipment that has already sold more units than it should have. Sit back relax and let the soothing water calm your soul after a long day of arguing about speakers.

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The 200 Watt Laser Bazooka, Styropyro Is a Madman.

Aspiring mad scientist Styropyro has produced yet another DIY weapon of mass fascination, the 200 Watt laser bazooka. Power up this carefully crafted collection of spare parts and prepare to feel the burn. Constructed from off the shelf parts; that shelf over there, off the floor and out of that box in the corner.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the quad laser powered bazooka that is making balloons nervous all around the world. Could this be the ultimate solution to the perfect all over tan, in under 3 seconds? Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the power of light.

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Cleaning a Grill with a Laser, Very Cool.

Using a laser to clean a BBQ or grill may seem like overkill but there are many good reasons to do so, ah and there is also the fact that it is really cool. Technically the process is called laser ablation and it uses very specialized high powered lasers to instantly vaporize rust and debris.

There are a many ways to return that factory fresh sparkle to metal but laser ablation has many unique advantages including; low running costs, it is gentle on the material being cleaned and it is a solvent free process. The ablation process is also very controllable with precise control of the ablation rate, the depth that is vaporized, just don’t point it at anything you don’t want to disappear.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is yet another very cool use for lasers, now all I need to do is find a laser that can vaporize BBQ gunk and we might have the perfect BBQ cleaner. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by the power of a hand held laser.

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The Wintergatan Marble Machine.

Swedish band Wintergatan have have branched out and created some kind of steampunk marble consuming wonder machine and it is spectacular when in motion, ah and it just happens to play a very catchy tune. With 2000 marbles, 3000 parts and after 14 months of construction the Marble Machine debuted in the bands latest music video Marble Machine (Feb 29), catchy name.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the visually incredible audio antics of Wintergatan, our new favorite Swedish band. Sit back relax and prepare to be hypnotized by the marble machine.

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Marble Racing on the Beach, a Highpants Pastime.

The use of gravity alone to propel shinny glass balls is an oddly satisfying pastime that is fully Highpants certified. Marbles are after all a kinetic machine that beautify displays both gravity and motion. Hardcore marble maniac and YouTuber Jelle Bakker of Jelle’s Marble Runs has captured the action and one on one marble action doesn’t get much more frantic than this. Hell, there’s more overtaking than a Formula One race.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that will take you back to the day when playing in the mud wasn’t only possible but also very likely. Time to dig the clinkers out of the closet and find a hill. Sit back relax and prepare for an epic race that even Da Vinci would be proud of.

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