May 24th, 2019

Friday! Friday! Friday!

All day!

And now it’s video time…

Darth Vader is Coming to America HD

Darth Vader, in Star Wars, but saying lines from “Coming To America” (both roles performed by James Earl Jones.)

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

“NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will fly through the punishing heat of the sun’s outer atmosphere.”

A quick explainer from the New York Times.

More info, of course, at the NASA website.

A Homemade Meal . . . From a Vending Machine

“Along a lonely stretch of highway in Awa-shi, Japan, you’ll find a rare vending machine selling tantalizing homemade meals. Even better? The vending machine owner, Tadashi Yoshimoto, grows the rice in every meal just down the road on his own farm. In a country that prides itself on the freshness of its food, Yoshimoto has set a new standard for readymade fare.”

Not what I expected. What an adorable, interesting short video.


“Earth is an amazing place, full of incredible things. But being human, sometimes we tend to forget how awesome our planet really is.”

Also: “Created for Alien use only.” I love that.

This concludes our Friday Videos for this week.

Have a fantastic (long?) weekend everybody.