We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
We sort of dare you to find a kickball video with a better ending than what you're about to see. Let's set the stage for you. It's the quarterfinals of the National Kickball Tournament, and we're in extra innings between the New York Shower Hammers and the Deja Vu Dynasty. There's heart, there's acrobatics, and of course there are a group of grown men complaining about this controversial call. He was clearly safe!:
Hi guys, meet Jerry. Jerry is the "Car Talk" (RIP) of chess. Jerry proves that you don't have to like chess to enjoy someone who does. And we understand that this video is a bit longer than what we usually highlight, but we dare you to try to watch and listen to just five minutes of Jerry hyping up virtual chess (check out 8:20 when Jerry takes on the "Leader of the Pack"):
If you have a girlfriend awesome enough to reenact and film an entire velociraptor scene from Jurassic Park with you, you should probably be proposing to her. So that's what this guy did (and yes we're ignoring the fact that she's playing one of those know-it-all-kids and not the Laura Dern character):
And finally, we'll leave you with a moment of Zen. Here's about five minutes of what it looks like to cut steel, but slowed down and magnified (and set to classical music). It looks so soft and so pretty! We're guessing it has that same effect of looking at a fish tank for extended periods of time. And if your boss asks about your lack of productivity this afternoon, we totally didn't show you this video.
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