Towleroad Guide to the Tube #429

THE INTERNET: A complete history, from 1957 to 2009, in eight minutes.

LADY GAGA: A new track from the film Confessions of a Shopaholic. Song was originally recorded by Heidi Montag.

BIRD vs PLANE ENGINE: This is what happens.

WGN CHICAGO: What their news anchors Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange do often during commercials.


  1. sparks says

    The WGN pair had me in stitches. That’s one of the funniest things I’ve seen this year!

    Do not skip that video!

  2. says

    I loved the news anchors’ routine, too! Took me out of my Tuesday funk. They’re fabulous and must have practiced during a lot of commercial breaks!

  3. Paul R says

    I don’t understand how a jet engine can be designed like that. There’s all sorts of crap floating around in the air! Couldn’t they put some kind of guard in front of the propellers? There must be a strong, lightweight substance that wouldn’t interfere with proper functioning.

  4. Brian says

    actually, the engine video is of a blade-out test, where a blade in the engine becomes detached. it tests the safety of an engine to contain such problems without having it rip through the fuselage of the plane. a bird test wouldn’t have that sort of explosion