Buckle the eff up for Remainders today, because we've got: A man in a chicken suit playing "What Is Love", two separate Christmas-themed videos (one Muppet, one Guitar Hero), minor Apple updates and a severed hand crafted of breakfast foods.
Man in a Chicken Suit Plays "What Is Love" on Melodica If that headline isn't enough to make you watch this video, I'm really not sure if the internet is your cup of tea. Because this is exactly what the internet should be used for. [Boing Boing]
A Very Muppet Christmas YouTube Video I am so, so glad that a lot of the first 1080p YouTube clips are Muppet-related. I am a Muppet freak. I can't count how many times I've seen The Muppet Movie and (my personal favourite) The Great Muppet Caper, and I've even seen Jim Henson's MuppetVision 3D, which is a real thing, believe it or not. So as my menorah's candles slowly burn down, marking the first night of Chanukah, I am watching this Christmas-themed YouTube video and giggling, over and over again. Enjoy. [YouTube]
A Very Guitar Hero on the Side of a House Christmas YouTube Video So I'm pretty sure this Guitar Hero Christmas light extravaganza is just a preset pattern, and not actually playable, but it's still cool and wheedlywheedlywheedly. [Crunchgear]
Nao Robot Performs Star Wars Impersonations Nao, a pint-sized robot from Aldebaran Robotics, does a pretty good impersonation of various Star Wars characters - Darth Vader, R2D2 and more. It's pretty adorable and physically it's actually one of the more nimble robots I've seen, although nobody can seem to think of anything to do with it other than make 50-second YouTube clips like this one. Still: cute. [Engadget]
Evil Empire Google Wants Your Email OK, so maybe it's not so evil - Google just wants users of its Google Voice service to allow access to both original voicemails and the transcriptions Voice supplies. Right now, there's a rating system to measure how accurate the transcriptions are, but that doesn't help Google improve the system that much. With a healthy supply of voicemails, Google could figure out how to work around tricky roadblocks like external noise and accents. So, not as evil as it sounds. [Neowin]
iTunes App Pages Redesigned Not that much to say, really - iTunes redesigned the app pages in the Store, and, well, they look better. Bigger pictures, shorter descriptions, slicker layout. Looks nice! [Twitter]
Severed Pancake Hand Grasps Waffle With Last Delicious Ounce of Strength You guys, HELP. There is a man made of pancakes running around without a hand, bleeding jam, and he's probably hungry since he left his waffle with the hand. Why did this amazing work of art end up in Remainders? Because despite what noted breakfast-eater Rosa Golijan thinks, Gizmodo is not typically a pancake-themed site. Disappointing, I know, but true. [Serious Eats]