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Should Humanity Colonize Mars?

In this third episode of HEAY or NAIG (watch episodes one and two too) Anders and I tackle another important topic - whether humanity should colonize Mars! Subscribe to the Youtube thing for more concise solutions to complicated problems.

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Posted April 24th, 2016
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35 Book Reviews

I wanted to read more in 2015, so I did! Here are some super-fast lightning reviews of every single novel I read in 2015. If you hate reading and think books are for nerds then I recommend that you watch a different video. If you like reading and think books are for cool kids then I recommend that you subscribe to the Youtube here.

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Posted February 29th, 2016
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Wikings and Wampires: HEAY or NAIG?

In this second installment of HEAY or NAIG, Anders and I break down the topic of pronunciation and whether it is actually important. (It is, it lets people know if you're being chased by a big furry animal or an alcoholic beverage!)

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Posted January 24th, 2016
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Genetic Manipulation: HEAY or NAIG?

Should we genetically manipulate our children?? Perhaps turn them into SQUID BABIES OF SOME KIND? This is the type of perfectly reasonable question that Anders and I will be answering in our new show HEAY or NAIG! Watch this previous video if you're confused about the name.

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Posted January 10th, 2016
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24 Parody Songs

Parody songs are so stupid and easy and beneath me so I made two dozen, and you're welcome.

Click here if you want to download the 24 parody songs for some strange reason.

WHICH WAS YOUR FAVOURITE WHO CARES

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Posted December 15th, 2015
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One Word Titles 2

Here is part 2 of our immensly popular (haha) One Word Title series, where me and my friend Anders guess the plot of TV-shows based only on the titles. Watch the video, it's seriously great. Sometimes I am blown away by how funny we are, it's like ridiculous. Watch part 1 here and subscribe to the youtube.

Also you can listen to our podcast here (English episodes collected here)! There won't be a new episode this week because I'm off to London for a bit, but otherwise there are new episodes every Friday! Actually I really should make those things appear on the front page of Awesomepedia already; it's the only thing on here that updates regularly and it's hidden over at /podcast... PFF WHATEVS

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Posted November 29th, 2015
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One Word Titles

Who can keep track of all these new TV-shows?? WE CAN, THAT'S WHO. Here are our guesses for the concepts behind Crowded, Aquarius, Clipped, Stitchers, Proof and Ballers! This is the second video on the new Sweden Heathen youtube channel that you can handily subscribe to here.

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Posted October 22nd, 2015
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34 Television Pitches

If you want to steal any of these ideas, just put me in the credits and paypal me some money. This is the first in a new series of videos, go subscribe to the new youtube channel if you know what's good for ya.

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Posted September 24th, 2015
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Scabbed Knees

For the past few months, Awesomepedia has been – let's not say DEAD but, uh – it's been a bit stationary. Congealed! Yeah that sounds about right. Like a big old clot of blood, hardening into place. Which sounds like a bad thing but (as I'm here to tell you) it's actually really good! Clots means you're healing!! Don't pick at scabs, people, because they are a metaphor, and Awesomepedia is healing.

The podcast has kept updating with new episodes every Friday, and there is a redesigned jakobburrows.com for you to check out, but the actual Awesomepedia start page has been very quiet. Earlier this year, several of my projects were winding down; THIS IS A BEAT, my hourly comics, and Library 34 are all finished, for now. But at the same time, other things have been revving up! It has been quiet lately because new projects are pupating; getting ready to fly out as little internet butterflies for you to adore! For example there is THIS:

GASP! WHAT IS THAT? WHO KNOWS!

The main thing I've been working on is getting back into creating video content. During my time at Dalarna University I directed a number of short films, music videos, and made various other awesome video nonsense. After graduating I felt sort of over-saturated and fed up with the whole filmmaking thing. To top it off, my camera got run over by a car. I can't complain too much, since I was in the car at the time... But still, it didn't help my mood much! So over the past couple of years I haven't been creating much original video content, even though I've partly been earning my bread in that medium.

BUT THEN, this spring, I was overcome with the urge to make videos again! Of course, "videos" isn't extremely specific, and I'm still putting my finger on exactly what I want to create, but compared to when I first started putting videos online (2006?), I feel very close to figuring out my voice and what type of audiovisual stories I want to tell. So... Videos are coming. Anders will be in some of them:

It took a while to decide what camera I wanted but in the end I predictably (if you're the type of person who wastes their time learning about cameras) ended up with a Panasonic GH4. Of course, I also had to learn a lot about optics. As you may know, there are basically two types of lenses, zoom lenses and prime lenses, and I did a lot of research in order to figure out where I should start. Now I can proudly condense my findings in regards to what lenses you should buy:

Zoom lenses are for Marxists and horse rapists. You should only own primes. Spend all your money on primes. Carry around fifteen different primes at all time. If you think you can get a good shot with a zoom – HAH! That shot could be a thousand times better if you had a prime that cost four times as much! What do you mean you can't afford that? What are you even doing here? Who let this guy in?!

So, instead of doing that, I got the GH4 and I'm making due with a single simple zoom lens right now. But whatever! I'm not looking for your approval, online camera snobs!! (Okay maybe just a little.)

Either way, I'm really liking this camera and what I've been able to do with it so far. And I like that it's "expandable" so I can build a setup as advanced as I want. Another plus is that the GH4 takes photographs on a whole different level compared to other cameras I've owned. I'll mostly be shooting video but I've wanted to get more into still photography for a while, and now I can.

A few weeks ago I went to a record release party by local folk pop legends Ronda, and while there I gave the camera a proper test, mostly snapping photos but filming a little as well. Above are a few of my pictures and below is some almost unedited video footage. Videos of a very different kind are coming from me to you soon, but for now please enjoy this song, and if you like it you should check out their debut album From Scribbles on Spotify or wherever people get music these days.

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Posted September 10th, 2015
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THIS IS A BEAT 2

Ten tracks, some with samples weaving intricate webs, others where the beat is a song and the flow blends into the music. This is something new and interesting and if you don't like it, it's because you have terrible taste. Or because you're afraid of new things. At least that's what I'll whisper as I cry myself to sleep after reading your mean comment. Boo hoo hoo.

This is a follow-up to my 2013 mixtape THIS IS A BEAT NOW. The beat for track 5 is by GBMystical - apart from that the beats are by PLAYLISP. Track 3 features Murph Dirt and track 10 features J Skeezy, both of Jim and Them and Real Ass People Every Day fame. The sexy cover is by the sexy Anders Backlund, who you know well through our sexy podcast.

Thank you for listening. Please share this mixtape by blasting it at full volume all the time always. Or scribble the lyrics in old-looking scrolls and pass them off gospel. Or just share this link on your social media platform of choice. If you have a datpiff account, go leave a review there or something. I don't know, who gives a shit.

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Posted April 16th, 2015
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A Delorean inside of Hogwarts !

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Marty has to save Doc but then hell breaks loose when the Delorean
breaks through the magical barrier that protects Hogwarts!

Episode eighteen of Library 34. Most Back to the Future fics are just Marty and Doc screwing their way through time and space – or they're pretty abusive depictions of Marty/Biff (any incarnation). This is something rather different...

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Posted March 12th, 2015
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