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I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the fact that this commercial has been running on loops on every video streaming site lately and is permanently imprinted on my brain. Or maybe it’s how nonchalant yet completely spot on this Matthew McConaughey impression is. Whatever ‘it’ is, I kind of love it.

SPOILER ALERT (if you aren’t caught up on seasons 1-3): As someone who never got into Game of Thrones, this animated spoof of Burton’s ‘What’s This’ song embodies my reaction to the popular show I know so little about. Until you are willing to 100% commit, Game of Thrones is a foreign world that makes no sense. Nor does what all your friends keep saying about it.

This is stunning. It seems near impossible that anyone could stand at a ledge on the ocean floor and dive head first off of it. But what is even more mind-blowing is that they could do all this in one breath.

World champion freediver Guillaume Nery calmly walks into the water then dives into the deepest blue hole in the world, Dean’s Blue Hole, which measures 663 feet to the bottom.

The cinematography is beautiful. I have no idea how they knew to put the cameras where they did. Was there a diver filming? Nope. It was his girlfriend is also a freediver. So many mysteries. I want to become a champion freediver so I too can fall into the cracks in the ocean.

To be honest, I don’t know if this is the best or worst idea ever. That said, it’s still incredibly cool. I was all about Scholastic’s Magic Eye as a kid and relished in seeing things my friends couldn’t. Now as a grown-ass adult who stares at a computer screen all day, I’m not seeing so clearly through all that fuzz. But that doesn’t stop me from trying and admiring the Young Revel’s awesome concept.

By using one of several different techniques to view them, an autostereogram produces the illusion of depth perception. To view autostereograms, people have to “decouple” or defocus their eyes, which tricks the brain into seeing the slight variations in the repeating pattern as depth information, Raab wrote in this post on the band’s website. They can be viewed in one of two ways, using either the “crossed-eye” method or “parallel-eye” method. The band has actually produced two different versions of the video for those who prefer one or the other for their Magic Eye viewing goodness.

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