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…Smash Lab sucks?

Anyone who has seen Discovery Channel’s Smash Lab show can probably agree on one thing: It sucks!

Despite being an attempt by Discovery Channel to duplicate the success of their very popular MythBusters show, the combination of terrible projects, awful hosts, and lackluster to simply non-existent science content means it’s one of the worst shows on television.

For most, Smash Lab’s suckiness simply equates to an hour of their day when they can’t watch the Discovery Channel (or two hours if for some god forsaken reason they decide to do re-runs) but for two guys named Eric, it means much more.

That’s because the two Erics run a design studio out of Canada called smashLAB, and now, whenever anyone Googles the name of their company, the results are filled with website after website decrying that “Smash Lab sucks!”

To combat this problem, they decided to not go after Discovery Channel for taking their name, but instead to create a website where they could openly request that Discovery Channel make Smash Lab suck a little less so that positive reviews can start to replace the negative ones:

Smash Lab Sucks

It might not be enough to save the show, but hopefully their rather funny plea will get the two Erics enough business to survive Smash Lab’s downfall.

[Smash Lab Sucks]

…YouTube is going live?

YouTube Live

On November 22, YouTube unleashes live video on the world with a concert of epic proportions.

The artist list includes Katy Perry, Fred, Soulja Boy, Akon, Will.I.Am, and more, and even the MythBusters are scheduled to make an appearance, so it should be quite a show.

YouTube Live Guest List

Plus, they’ve invited all of the YouTube heavy hitters, so expect plenty of vids and ‘behind the scenes’ to go live after the event.

Though YouTube has said that they don’t plan to announce any new technologies or features during the event, this definitely seems like the first major shot across the bow of every other live video company out there, because when YouTube steps in the building, they’re tough to ignore.

[YouTube – Live]

…MythBusters are now painters?

Mona Lisa

To help demonstrate the difference between a GPU and a CPU for Nvidia’s NVISION show, Adam and Jamie of MythBusters fame put together two paintball painting machines.

The first paints a smiley face in a somewhat laborious fashion, while the second one paints the Mona Lisa in a drastically different way:

[Via: Gizmodo]

…It’s TGI Friday: MythBusters iMo Video


The MythBusters iMo (Interactive Motion) Video site features high-speed camera footage with frame by frame control, slowing explosions, crashes, and sneezes into something else entirely.

Just be prepared to devote a few hours of your life to science.

[MythBusters iMo Video]

…M5i makes shirts?

M5 Industries Shirts

M5 Industries, the shop that Adam and Jamie of MythBusters fame work for, is having a clearance sale on two of their very tech t-shirts. Enforcer on the left, and Garcan on the right, are featured predominantly on the front, with the M5i logo adorning the back, and both are ½ off. Hurry though, supplies are limited.

[M5 Industries – T-Shirts]