Saturday, December 26, 2009
This guy's name is Scott Dunbar, and he's a busker in Montreal... He does a sweet rendition of MJ's Billie Jean.
Oh, how I miss Montreal...
Monday, December 21, 2009
1. You can only work for people you like
2. If you have a choice, never have a job
3. Some people are toxic, avoid them
4. The Good is the enemy of the Great
5. Less is not necessarily more
6. Style is not to be trusted
7. How you live changes your brain
8. Doubt is better than certainty - One of the signs of a damaged ego is absolute certainty
9. It doesn’t matter
10. Tell the truth
I'm seeing a whole lot of number 3 right now.
Via designer Milton Glaser
We are but a speck of dust! Cool video that does a good job showing our size in comparison to the Universe, in a relative sense.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Very creative video... the beat is actually pretty catchy! Amazing job to put this together. I wonder how long it took? And why run away at the end like they stole something?
Monday, December 14, 2009
Lost Boyz, Renee. Mid 90's. Back when hip hop had more substance, and music videos weren't all shot in front of a green screen.
There are two reasons why this clip is awesome... The fact that it's showcasing an amazing musician in Matt Kearney during the last stop of his recent tour, and that it's all shot with the new Canon 7D. I love how this video does a great job of capturing those lively, candid moments that shows the more intimate side of the musician.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Check out this stunt pulled by the group Improv Everywhere. "Rob" the lead character pretends to be looking for his seat along side his friends at a Knicks game. Now, this is all an act, as he knows where his friends are all along, and his friends are of course in on it as well... hilarious idea. It's good the Knicks suck, cause it'd be pretty annoying if you were actually interested in the game...
Make sure to check out other vids from their website! The no pants subway ride is too funny!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Super cool skate vid I saw on ArtSponge today. I'm no skater by any means, and don't know the first thing about what goes into filming a skate vid, but the chalk smoke effect that they use here looks amazing. It also helps how it's played not quite at full speed...That reduced frame rate def helps the effect.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Paul Nicklen, a contributing photographer for National Geographic, talks about his incredible 4 day sea adventure photographing a giant leopard seal. It is the top predator in the Antarctic, with large K9 teeth, and a head double the size that of a polar bear. You'd assume it's instincts would be that of many other top predators, which is to consume prey that they're able to kill. However, Paul Nicklen's experience was rather playful and peaceful.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Definitely an interesting clip that's worth watching. This video shows an experiment in racial profiling, where a high end retail store clerk, and security guard (both actors) racially profile a black woman shopping in the store, who's also an actor. The results show that 80 out of the 100 shoppers that are in the store while this is happening do nothing. They just walk around, pretending to shop, but are clearing in tune with the arguing. And it's not like the sales clerk is being inconspicuous about it, she's blatantly putting it out there, and for everyone to hear.
It makes me wonder if I was there, what would I do? For me, there's no doubt I would speak my mind and support the shopper. I'd also make it well known that I would never be shopping there again. So, then I wonder why the 80% who didn't do anything chose their stance?? Inside, do they really feel like they're better than a person of darker skin?? Or is it that they're just scared to speak, and truly empathize with the shopper? Who knows I guess.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I'm obsessed with this song right now. This video dropped a few days ago and it fits the song perfectly. The amazing photos of the city, use of black and white, and city flyovers... true anthem in my eyes. And then there's A. Keys - her voice still gives me shivers. So powerful.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I've always found Tracy Morgan to be one of the funniest mofos around. In my opinion, he's what holds 30 rock together. Check out this clip where he talks about comedy, life, and his new book I Am the New Black. I've never been interested in biographies, just cause I haven't come across any that have fully captured my interest. I'm sure there's several out there though, and after watching this clip, this may be one of them. And, apparently there's an audiobook as well, with Tracy himself narrating! Gotta love the Method Man rap at the end too!
Friday, October 9, 2009
To me, this is one of the most inspiring videos I've seen. Bold statement? I know, but it's so refreshing and auspicious for just a 6 minute clip. One question, Where do you want to wake up tomorrow? Seems so simple, but that's where I find this video so incredible, in how it captures the little things, like how people react to this question - facial expressions, and time of thought for instance. Or maybe it's how the the autumn leaves reflect the sunlight, the diverse smiles and emotions that are induced, and the music that makes this video come together so perfectly. With so much negativity these days, it's uplifting to see something so positive like this. Check out their Vimeo page too, with additional videos from London and New Orleans.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
This is gonna be dropping in theatres just over two weeks from now, and I'm stoked! Bringing back my childhood...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
If you haven't seen the video to this track, I think it'll be a little surprising. Well, it surprised me at least. It's a complete mockery... hilarious.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Personally, I don't believe the Ravens are as good a their record indicates, however they have a very favorable schedule. Minnesota will make a push this year, with the tandem of Favre and Adrian Peterson. And look out for WR Bernard Berrian - fantasy alert!
With Brady back, I can't look past the Pats, and the one-two punch of Vick and McNabb will work. Actually, I think it's the running combination of Vick and Westbrook that should get teams more concerned.
New Orleans' recent acqusition of Roman Harper, as well as a healthy Jonathon Vilma, should at least give the Saints an average defence. With the offensive potency of Brees and Bush, this should be enough to give them the NFC South, where their division record will give them the tie break.
Cutler won't exceed too many expectations with the Bears, however he won't dissapoint either. Their defence should still be one of the top units in the NFC, however Cutler and the Bears still won't have enough to make a wild card.
And for Cutler's old team, well, they'll be in for a long season. I'm curious to see how long Coach McDaniels is around for...
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
"Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.
I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.
Here I've posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds)."
-Jarbas Agnelli of Sao Paulo
Behold, 1 minute and 7 seconds of pure bliss.
So I'm kinda obsessed with golf, and that's most likely due to my man-crush on Tiger Woods. Watching the Golf playoffs over the past few weeks has been euphoric - Tiger playing 4 weeks in a row doesn't happen often! The way he's changed the sport from both a physical, and an emotional sense is what has drawn me to his game. It's so entertaining to see Tiger pumping his fist after a sick shot, then throwing a club and dropping a few F bombs, all in the same round. Honestly, I feel that watching Tiger Woods play golf is like witnessing the evolution of man. His level of excellence is simply astounding, and I'm amazed at how he continues to astonish me again, and again each week.
Anyway, back to the clip... this is 2 years old now, and it showcases, literally, the perfect swing. The torque he creates from his flexibility is incredible.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I hate reality TV... Actually, I hate a lot of TV unless it involves sports. Tiger Woods on a Sunday afternoon, and I'm probably not leaving my couch, but I digress... Now this clip is from ABC's "reality hit" Wife Swap. I think the premise of the show sounds ridiculous, with little opportunity for a positive outcome with switching wives for a week. That just sounds awkward... However, I stumbled across this clip, and I had to post it cause it cracked me up! This poor kid is getting fed up with the new Mom, and when she takes the junk food away... well watch and see! Hilarious.
"Naaah, I want my bacon - I gotta tell ya somethin, bacon is good for me!" Hahaha, brilliant kid.
Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide.After reading the description of this book, some may say this sounds obvious - why would anyone read a full book on how we influence eachother. But to me, with my own opinions on this, I'm interested in learning other viewpoints, especially if it comes from a couple of PhD's. I love science, and utilizing it in this daily routine we call life, as well as studying how we can be influenced fascinates me. Hence, making this my next read!
In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Personally, I think Kayne is one of the best lyricists around - def in my top five. To name a few, rhymes like those from Jesus Walks and his recent Heartless are evidence of his poetic talents. However, with Kayne's belaboring of the AutoTune on his recent album, this 'Heartless' cover by the Fray is a refreshing change. Actually, after hearing it a few times, the way it's delivered almost sounds more "right" to me... Enjoy!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Kinda ghetto, but impressive nonetheless. This guy makes beats on a table using his fists, elbows, and a couple of pens... the beat actually sounds pretty good, and the rap may stick in in your head for the afternoon. Check out this guy's other clip here from a Philly Youth Slam... He's performing on stage with a table now, in front of a bunch of ghetto fab brothas and sistas. It's great to see him making a name for himself, but, come on now. Listen to the chick filming it too...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
OK, so Shaq recently was on the WWE's Monday Night Raw, as the special guest host.... Ha, never thought I'd say Shaq and WWE in the same sentence. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not posting this cause I'm a WWE fan... I couldn't even name a handful of the wrestlers. But this clip cracked me up, partly because of Shaq's open display of his tarnished, or in the process of being tarnished, reputation. And then there's his pathetic attempt at a "clothes line" at the end.... So sad, yet so entertaining.
Scott Van Pelt... "I, I...What happened there?"
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Besides the overuse of the color purple, this video that includes Physicist Dr. Jana Levin, does a decent job at trying to paint a picture of how the universe was created. Still, I always tend to braincramp when I hear people say that before the Big Bang, there was "nothing". Well, what exactly does the universe expand into upon the instant of the Big Bang?? Needless to say, there are a few other cool theories explained by Janna.... The universe bouncing from a previous history into this cosmos, or multi/mega universes?! Eff'd!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
This is the second single from Fever Ray's debut album Fever Ray. I've listened through this album, and I really enjoy the electronic incorporation, and ritualistic vibe in their sound. Their first single, If I had a heart is different from this single... quite slower, macabre like in a way.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'm lovin this track...Kid Cudi with Kayne and Common. The beat and mixing are hot, and the insidious hooks included are clever too. And is it weird to say that I'm diggin the balloons??!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
If you have yet to experience Kaki King, prepare to be captivated. This video is from the TED series of talks, with Kaki delivering a unique acoustic performance that made me watch it a few times over. Her use of the full guitar neck, and her fingernails are just a few things that help separate her from other talented guitar artists. Check it out!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Here's another one of those flash mob dances... There's two dances in this clip, both in Sweden, on July the 8th as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson. Amazing how it grows to a huge mob!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This is an impressive video of an amazing musical artist... Going by the name of DubFX, Ben Stanford uses only his voice and a piece of mixing equipment called a loop station. While performing, Ben starts by singing each part of his songs and recording it in the loop station. He then sings over that beat, making adjustments to the device along the way. It makes the reult very unique...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is a very cool vid... it's almost 62,000 pictures, and 9,600 prints that are put together to depict a man's lifespan, with no post production. Even though this is a commercial, I still find the video, and even more so the song very inspirational...
"The years are flashing by and everything will change, but way down deep inside we all just stay the same"
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wale w/ Lady Gaga... Hot track
I would have loved to be a part of this! It's a group of people that infiltrate one of those emo stores with all them skinny jeans, and they're all wearing the blingin' hammer style pants as you can see... They bust out hard!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
As much as I hate this mofo, this is pretty funny.
Now, I know by the video thumbnail it looks like a perverted clip, well it's not. I truly find this video moving. They say that before you die, your life flashes before your eyes...
Check out his blog, and be sure to click on his other sites as well.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Once again, the BBC has blown me away with their filming. In this teaser clip, an HD camera is used to film the underwater vortexes, in super slow motion I might add, of a 12 foot wave. The flow of water is a beautiful thing on its own...slow it down, and it almost becomes mesmerizing.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Check out the vid here
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Finally, my man Tiger is back! He went out yesterday and beat opponent Brendan Jones of Australia 3 & 2 in his first match at the Match Play Championships. Lets just say Mr. Jones was thrilled! Not because he made it into the tournament, but because he ONLY lost 3 & 2. Just ask Stephen Ames what happened at the 2006 Match Play Championships! And you know our Aussie friend was just fighting himself to not just drop his shit, and ask Tiger for an autograph... And I wouldn't blame him!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
These incredible images are real, however they've been processed through a fractal filter. The software that creates these amazing images is called Fractalius, and the theory as to what the software is actually doing to the photos is far more mathematical than I expected! It creates a fractal, the boundary of a set of points in the complex plane, which is a result from computing Mandelbrot set images. The rest of the mathematics is way too intense, even for me, so we'll just stop there. Who new such elaborate mathematics could be utilized to create such eye-catching images!
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is an incredible film created by Reza Dolatabadi, and it is comprised of 6,000 individual paintings that have been filmed to create a five minute feature. So when you break that down, each second of the film is shot using 20 different, yet similar pieces of art. This amazing technique, along with the eerie music makes for a spectacular visual experience.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Last night, Joaquin Phoenix appeared on Letterman to promote his latest movie, Two Lovers. It also features Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw, and recent reviews call it a "Great showcase", and "Admirably bold" according to the NY Times. But, as we have all seen of recent, Joaquin's pathetic meltdown was in full flight on Letterman last night, and any attempt to promote the film was indirectly, or maybe more so directly quelled by what seemed to be a 'higher than a motherfucka' Joaquin. I don't know what's up with this guy, but if he's just putting on a front, then he's doing a pretty good job. Who knows, maybe he has plummeted into so many drugs, that he's mixing his work with his life, in that he thinks his life is a movie - a 24 hour acting facade. However, I can't disregard the fact that this seems like some malevolent charade, and he's enamored with the reactions he's receiving from the press and tabloids. I mean seriously, when he was talking about his interest in becoming a musician, Letterman referenced how well he sang and performed in Walk the Line, assuming that's the type of music he'd continue with. But no, he then busts out his inclination towards rap and hip hop! Let me get this straight, he wants to become a rap star?? Is this just some giant satirical performance he's putting on?? I think so! Most hip hop artists I'm familiar with like to talk... a lot! This dude barely said five words to Letterman. Dave was trying to pull conversation out, but after Joaquin continuously gave his ignorant one word answers, that's when Dave came out of his shell, proceeding to cut Joaquin down, hard! It was actually hilarious! And that reference to Farrah Fawcett at the end, brilliant. That's why I love Letterman. In case you are unaware with the whole Farrah Fawcett incident, well he stated that was one of his worst interviews ever, which is easy to see with her coked out ass. But, I think he clearly stated it here, that this interview with Joaquin takes the cake.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
If you haven't already seen this, you gotta watch it! Within the last few years, this Facebook craze has been just that, cray-jay!! This short film brings out all that shit you've heard people talking about, and completely makes fun of it! Even the the first scene, "OMG, my mom added me!" As if you've never heard that before. Shit, I bet you probably experienced it! Now I know it's 20 minutes long, but at least watch the first few scenes.... Trifflin' Ass Hoe!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
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Yes, that's right, I said shootout!!
"You can’t ask for a better package than this," said Kovalev, the East captain who had three points and skated off with MVP honors. “Get voted in the All-Star game by the fans, starting lineup, being the captain, get MVP. This is something to remember the rest of your life.”This year's show was tied 11-11 at the end of regulation, and headed into overtime! The action was back and forth in the extra frame, with the West having an opportunity to win it all on a powerplay! Again, another unseen occurrence in previous All-Star games. But it was fitting to head to the shootout, and leave the fans breathless with perma-grins all night!
I love the All-Star weekend, and with this year's game having so many first time experiences, including my man Iggy scoring his first All-Star goal, it made that much more epic! I'm sure there'll be plenty of haters jumping ship after this one...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is one of those Stride adds.... I don't know, this guy just seems like a douche, so it's hilarious when his ass gets nutted by a ram. It's the random humor I guess...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Wow, I just cannot believe that. You know, I really try to stay away from blatantly cutting people down, but I just can't resist this! Even Drew was knocking her. Could someone really be this dumb?? I mean seriously, is this for real? She was soooo clueless when she said "$398", that it almost looks as though it was fake... like the Price is Right is just trying to bring someone in to liven up the show or something. Either way, she's a laughing stock for sure! If you look near the end of the clip, she's got a wedding band and ring on. That means one thing... her poor ass hubby ain't gonna be heading out for a little while in order to avoid the bombing of low blows he'd be getting from the fellas!! Oooohh
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
HA!!! Too funny...For future reference I guess.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Ok, I'm gonna slow it down for this post. To me, this clip is moving, captivating, and powerful. Talib Kwali's poem on the Def Poetry Jam is called "Hell", and it describes his view on the world, religion, and the many misconceptions that we encounter today. Straightup, this poem spoken by Talib hits me... it hits me because I agree with every word that comes out of his mouth. And I guess it's encouraging to me, to see that others feel the same way I do. I appreciate this piece more and more with each time I watch it.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Great vid showing the potential explosive eruption that may be produed by the Yellowstone Caldera. This caldera is actually the largest volcanic system in North America.... by a long shot!! The caldera that is present today was created by a cataclysmic eruption that occurred over 640,000 years ago, which released an estimated 1,000 cubic km of ash, rock and pyroclastic materials into the air. To put that in perspective, that eruption was 1,000 times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State. It produced a crater nearly 1 km deep and approximately 65 km in area, which is essentially as big as San Francisco!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Check this clip of Alexander Semin of the Washington Capitals in a fight with Mark Staal of the New York Rangers, after Stall got leveled by Ovechkin. Semin is showing off his mad fighting skills. And by mad fighting skills, I obviously mean fighting moves he learned from his sister. Watch, and you'll see what I mean...