Saturday, December 26, 2009

Busking out Billie Jean


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...

Some real good chairs.

Blu Dot Real Good Experiment from Real Good Chair on Vimeo.

Awesomely simple, yet clever experiment done by Blu Dot Design. They designed modern chairs, dropped them off around New York, and watched as people took them home... These people were then interviewed as each chair had a GPS tracking device on the bottom. I love the one guys reaction when asked if he took the chair.... it's a good couple seconds of silence, then he drops a "Mmmaaaybe"
Ha!

Monday, December 21, 2009

10 Things I have Learned.

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

The Known Universe


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

Alice in Wonderland Trailer

WOW! Gonna have to watch this twice... once sober, and the other high as a mutha fucka.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bustin beats on a Jeep


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

Throwback...


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.

Matt Kearney's tour doc

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

Rapid extinction

With what seems to be like daily advancements in technology, more on more things are becoming obselete. New York Magazine put a little slide show together naming a few... check 'em out here

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Instant Celebrity Status


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

Skate Smoke...

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

Have a taste...


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.

New Saadiq

Check out the latest video from Raphael Saadiq for Staying In Love. This track can be found on his latest album The Way I See It. Reminds me of the classic soulful funk. Fitting with the retro style vid...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Shopping While Black"


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

New Yooooork!


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

Stunning.

Incredible portrait shot by Jan Scholz. The lighting, color and her eyes make this a captivating pic. See more of Jan at his website and flickr page

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hot as eva

Check out the FT-86 - a sexy ass ride that is well overdue from Toyota! Don't know what the specs are, but really, it's so bad ass looking that I don't really care. Check out Jalopnik for more hi-res pics.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I Am the New Black


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!

Really?

This apparently is Playboy's pathedic attempt to appeal to the younger generation, as their readers average age is 35. WOW.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just one question



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

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men


John Krasinski's directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, based on the late David Foster Wallace’s short stories. Looks like Jim from The Office has got some hidden talents... can't wait to see it!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hana Davies

These are some incredible polaroid collages created by photographer Hana Davies...



Be sure to check out her flickr page for more of her work

Where the Wild Things Are


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

DC Tea Party


This was the scene just this past weekend outside the White House in D.C. This video speaks for itself.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Life as the Internet

Another amazing TED talk. This poem is so....colorful. Vibrant and energetic. It left a smile on my face, which makes it worth sharing.

Lovin this track


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

Presenting...

... my picks! After a meticulous analysis, these are my picks for the 2009 NFL season, just in time for kickoff tonight. I went through week by week, game by game, choosing winners and losers. These are my results.

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...

Anyway, enjoy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Interesting coincidence...

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Surprisingly a pleasant tune to say the least...
"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

My obsession


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

Is this for real??!


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.

Next one that'll be pulled off the shelf


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.

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.
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!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"There's a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, and who always will"

-Laila B

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Heartless covered


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

What happened to writing lines in detention?!


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

Really?! Boom Shaq-a-laqa!



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

The Big Bang... An attempted explanation


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

Fever Ray


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

You bet Bob, this rain sure is a downer! Chuckle, chuckle...

Another good one from Indexed. This gets pulled on me almost every day... the elevator being a common spot.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kid Cudi Make Her Say


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

Weekend Music Fest

I was at an amazing music fest this past weekend... Amazing for a few reasons to say the least. First off, beautiful sunshine all weekend, while being staged on a river island. Uplifting in a way. The people present were of such a diverse demographic, all there to enjoy the beauty and the music. Food that was served was absolutely delicious, and the prices weren't complete rip offs unlike other festivals or concerts. And then of course, there was the music. I guess you can say it opened my eyes. I really didn't know what to expect, because I was unfamiliar with the majority of the acts that were there. However by the end of the weekend, I had purchased several CD's and grown to love, and appreciate, so many different genres of music that I can honestly say, I probably wouldn't have given a chance prior to this fest. A few mind blowers were The Decemberists... a very eerie sounding band that bring together sounds of classical music and opera to rock, if that makes any sense. Also Emily Wells - who reminded me somewhat of Kaki King in how she utilizes the loop. However in her case, she uses the violin, piano, and xylophone, among others, and crashes it together with a hip hop drum beat. Throw on her mesmerizing vocals, and you get a sound that just fits so well together. Even a Rastafarian poet from Jamaica was there to blow peoples minds! MutaBaruka touched on everything from issues with religion, to current day American consumption, and struggles of his youth. His poem called 'Dis Poem' was with out a doubt one of my favs that he performed from the weekend. Check it out here from his performance on Def Poetry Jam.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kaki King


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

MediaStorm

For established newspapers struggling with their position on the internet, photojournalism has recently become the route of choice. With the Lens by NYTimes.com, and The Big Picture by Boston.com finding their legs online, others are following suit. One prime example is MediaStorm, sponsored by the WashingtonPost.com. Their moving projects include short scripted films, as well as strong narrative, touching documentaries. The online package took a year and half to produce and it shows. The expert editing, original music, and utilization of both stills in with video make for an engrossing experience.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge, or simply the Manhattan Solstice is a biannual occurrence where the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan's main street grid. The term of Manhattanhenge, is twisted off from Stonehenge, which is where the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. This term was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. The pic above shows people on the East Side looking west observing the Sun shining down the canyon-like street. There's a pretty amazing video of it too... Check it out below.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Flash Mob MJ Tribute Dance



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

Classic Vid


Been feelin this track lately. Forgot how much I love it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Legit Talent



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

Stop Motion Film


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

Respect


My fave MJ track... An instant legend, and he'll never be surpassed.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pool wit no chicks??!!



Stumbled across this today... Kobe and Lebron. Puppet lives. It's got way to many good lines!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wale - Chillin'


Wale w/ Lady Gaga... Hot track

Hammer time


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

Good Will

This movie is a favorite of mine... just stumbled across this clip, classic!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You think it's his girlfriend??

This photo needs no explanation. Just laugh at it! And check out the reactions on both of the guys behind him! But, now think of how awkward this situation would be 5 seconds after he finished puking!! Or when the ride is over!! It's from a great site called This Is Photobomb... check it out. And be careful not to waste your day on it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Amazing REAL Photos

The above pic looks like a photo that has been altered by a few clicks on photoshop, however, this photo along with the other 14 at WebUrbanist claim to be completely real, and untouched. This one in particular is a facade placed over a building in construction, and what's being shown is the reflection of an adjacent building. Check em out!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

T.O. Sports


As much as I hate this mofo, this is pretty funny.

Blinks of Life

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...

Subway Stories...

Stumbled across this guy's blog... It's an interesting concept. He rides the subway in New York, apparently several times a day, sketching people as they flow through. Some sketches are fairly detailed, where others are quite bare. Yet, all his sketches contain character and uniqueness that I find incredible.

Check out his blog, and be sure to click on his other sites as well.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Slow Mo


This is an ad for Schweppes... it's a very cool ad, and you'll see why. Some great slow mo capture. Makes me excited for the summer heat...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gold


Because I love my Mama

Thursday, May 7, 2009

12 feet of water...


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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chris Cornell in his element.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Disfunctional Gordon...as a child

OK, if you've ever seen the show Hell's Kitchen, these clips are hilarious... and you haven't seen the show, they're still hilarious!



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

So, today is Earth Day, where we should show our appreciation and awareness for the Earth's environment. Hmmm, shouldn't everyday be Earth Day? Just sayin... Nonetheless, check out these pics from Boston.com's The Big Picture for some incredible images commemorating this day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Within difficulty, lies opportunity"
- Albert Einstein

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm the Boss...Playa what?!


Another hilarious vid from Andy Samburg...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kinda sad...

In case anyone missed it, let me fill you in. If you watch even the slightest bit of NFL football, you know who Adrian Peterson is... Unreal running back for the Minnesota Vikings. Well, Minnesota also has a hockey team, and with a few games left in the season, the team brought in AP for a shot of encouragement for this playoff push. Except for the the fact that AP has no idea what hockey is. Awkward dial was at least at 9.

Check out the vid here

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Da new Bear

The newly hated Jay Cutler, looking pretty awful actually, chilling out with UFC fighter Quinton Jackson this past weekend in Tennessee. Yeah Jay, smart move befriending UFC fighters... Rex Grossman must have suggested that to you...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pharrels bustin a Big Mac Dance!


Check out this vid of Pharrel bustin out in a McDonalds in Paris! It's closed, as you can see...

Via WhatsReallyGoodies

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The gases media don't talk about...

To probably 90% of people across the world, when asked about the leading causes of global warming, their first thoughts will be of CO2 emissions. To an extent, this is true, however to many peoples surprise, CO2 emissions are not the leading cause to the so called global warming. There are several other gases that are major greenhouse gases, which include methane, and refrigerants to name a few. Recently, a team of international researchers from MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences have discovered that Sulfuryl fluoride, a gas typically utilized in the repellant and control of insects, is 4,800 times worse than CO2. Check out PopSci's list of Top Ten Greenhouse Gases... Number 1 may surprise you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A 30 kilometer ascent...

This photo was taken from a weather probe at an altitude of over 30,000 meters. It was built and launched by four teenage students and their professor from IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia, Spain. They equipped the probe with a foam wrapped 'snap-and-shoot' camera along with other electronics, to capture these incredible images! The probe travelled almost 40 kilometers across land, in temperatures as cold as -54C. These guys are gonna be the coolest geeks on the block!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This is how I'm feeble

Remember back in like grade 5, when you're just getting old enough to realize what was cool and what wasn't. Now, remember when you had to watch those movies in class, that looked like they were made in the '60s.... Yeah, those sucked. Imagine school now, being able to utilize the computers available as a learning tool, and being lucky enough to watch class movies like this!! Unreal clip about the Solar System, and the Milky Way galaxy.

Star Trek 2009 Full Theatrical Trailer

I don't give a fuck how you feel about STAR TREK.... This movie will blow you away. I guarantee it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Living out of a cardboard box??!

Well not really a cardboard box, just a lot of cardboard! When the employees at Nothing, an Amsterdam ad agency, say they work out of a cardboard box, most people are probably think they're making a joke about their cheap ass bosses. They're not, and the bosses aren't being cheap at all. Rather, they comissioned Alrik Koudenburg and Joost van Bleiswijk to create all of their office furniture using only cardboard. The results are pretty impressive, but they'll only grow more interesting over time, since visitors are encouraged to mark up the surfaces with anything they please, making the entire office a palimpsest!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Straight outta '86

I want it. Why do I think of LL Cool J when I see this??!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weeee!

This should be mandatory in every office! This is a sweet ass 40 ft high slide, taking staff from the third floor down to the main floor in just 7 seconds! Don't know how much work I'd get done though... I'd be trying to find as many excuses as I could to head down to the main floor. "Need a stapler? Sure, be there in 7 seconds!", or "Just wanted to say 'hello'". But, how much would it suck getting into work Monday morning, and walking into you FIRST FLOOR office!!? No fun for you!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yeah... vacation's over

Guess who's back in da hooouuuussse! With a 20 foot eagle fo yo muthafuckin moooouuuuth!
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

Fractured Photography




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

Painted Cinema


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

Inglorious Basterds Trailer


Quentin and Brad again?? Hmm. I'm interested in seeing this...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Joaquin on Letterman last night


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.

Check Yo Self

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fo Real Facebook!


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

It's 'shutter' brilliance

What used to be looked at as a mistake in photography is now being utilized to create beautiful, and vivid photos. I've always been one to trash a photo if any part of it was blurred, but then I checked out this gallery. It shows several photographers utlizing slow shutter speeds to create these amazing blurred images. Looks like another way for someone to become even more creative with their photography!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Crescent Sun

Last night, there was a partial solar eclipse when the new moon passed between the Sun and the Earth, resulting in the moon covering up to 93% of the sun. This creates a magnificent array of crescent sunsets like the one above, as well as rings of fire which is when the moon covers almost all of the Sun, except for its outer edge. Unfortunately, suckas can't view this here in North America, as they can only be witnessed across the Indian Ocean from South Africa to Indonesia.

Check out more pics here

To the All-Star haters...

You def missed a stellar show. But I'm sure all you haters that said you weren't gonna watch it still did tune in, and now you're all biting your tongues. That's because this year's All-Star game in Montreal was incredible! It was truly one of the most entertaining All-Star games I've ever seen. It had the making of a storybook ending, with the city of Montreal celebrating its 100th season, and it did not disappoint. Hometown player Alex Kovalev gave the fans an amazing show on his own by scoring two spectacular goals, and the potential winner in the shootout.
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

I just find this too funny...


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

A Momentus Day

Everyone knows what's happening today... EVERYONE. This is the day that millions of people not only in the U.S., but around the world, have been waiting for. The excitement is throughout the air, and it's fitting to have a three day festival leading up to this special day. All of the world's most famous stars and celebrities were seen from Sunday's Lincoln Memorial, and they'll continue to be seen today at Obama's Inauguration. Check out some of the inaugural preparations from Boston's The Big Picture, which includes the above pic showing a pretty real looking wax figure of Obama already in office. They captured his smile perfectly...A foreshadow of how incredible the energy will be within the 1 MILLION people present today.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Humiliation...Double time!


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

Only the coolest shirt eva!

Come on, is it so wrong that I ordered this shirt?!! I mean, it's my man Tiger! And after that touching speech he made yesterday at the Lincoln Memorial, I gotta represent! Shit, who am I kidding, I definitely woulda bought it even if he didn't make that speech... Tiger muthafuckin Woods y'all!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Classic


Some classic 2Pac.... I've always loved this track. His lyrics are like poetry describing his constant struggle

Monday, January 12, 2009

Public Service Announcement


HA!!! Too funny...For future reference I guess.

Unreal R8

Now a stock R8 is one of the sexiest cars around...then there's this. This guy takes an already hot ass car and makes it cream worthy! It's blacked out, and tecked out, loaded with four GPS units, two radar detectors, police scanner, CB radio, kill switch for all rear lights, high-speed broadband Internet with Wi-Fi running on a tablet PC, and power ports just to name a few! Shit, I'd love to have a kill switch in my car. Read more about it here, with a youtube vid included.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Talib breakin it down with the Poetry Jam


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

Ka-Plow


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!

Self help books are good in many ways...

This was passed on to me for my amusement. I laughed a bit, but I was sure this was fake.... until I checked. This review is real! Which makes it funnier? Or kinda fucked up??

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Those Vicious Hammer Fists!


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...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Spectacular



What you're seeing is a time-lapse video made of still images by astronaut Don Pettit, while aboard the International Space Station. It shows bright green Auroras, fluttering beautifully through the Earth's atmosphere.