Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Ali G - Playoff Rings

TNT and the NBA were brilliant enough to have Ali G star in the adverts promoting the 2008 NBA Championships. Here are some of my favorites that I don't recall seeing at the time.

Monday, 29 June 2009

TED: Naturally 7 Beatbox

I want these guys to be my entourage wherever I go so I can have entrance music on command.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

TIME: Michael Jackson's Songs and You

In the above click, Time interviews regular people on the street about their thoughts on MJ's songs and passing.

Nowhere did the news spread faster than in cyberspace; get a load of some of these stats from Yahoo! (borrowed from Silicon Alley Insider):

  1. Y! News reached 16.4m UV's in a day, beating out the previous record of 15.1 from election day.
  2. Hourly record of 4m visitors between 3 and 4pm Fri PST
  3. Y!'s front page story on MJ's passing was highest clicking story in Y! history, generating 800k clicks within 10 minutes

Why all the buzz? Obviously the man was larger than life, not only because of his music but because of his numerous eccentricities. True, there was definitely a time when he went off the deep end a little bit and only a few peopl actually know what he may or may not be guilty of. But if you had the life that he had, it would be a rare thing to come out on the other end without needing some serious counseling, medication, and more likely both. Jackson went went from child to Megastar overnight and was forced to deal with all the pressure, attention and expectation that comes along with it. It's clear he made mistakes along the way, like we all do.

Still unsure how big a deal his career and music was to the world? Check out some of these facts:

  • +300m records sold worldwide
  • Thriller remains the biggest-selling album in history
  • Jackson's is the third most frequent feature in Madame Tussauds museums, being beat out only by Elvis and Madonna (both of whom have six each)
  • Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.

TRAILER: Hurt Locker

Saturday, 27 June 2009

ONION: Anonymous Hero Donates Hospital 200 Human Kidneys

Best scenes:




Thursday, 25 June 2009

KCRW: The Duke Spirit - Lassoo

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

TRAILER: The Goods (Aug 14th)

Jeremy Piven playing a used car salesman; what else do you need to know?

"They made me breast-feed some old man."

"We have all just participated in a hate crime; let's all get our story straight."

Nam-a-sake: Kal Penn interview with SNL's Andy Samberg

Never actually saw the Nam-e-sake movie starring Kal Penn but I think he got decent reviews for it. Anyways, I thought this was a pretty funny clip.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version

Definitely better than the original in my opinion.

Best lines:

Staring at the swim team gets you killed by a gang of dancing ninja men who know how to twirl. Spin around! Ninjas!

Get out of my way! I've gotta pee! Zombie cult? Never mind, I just went on the floor!

What kind of private school would let in these kind of guys? It started out as Hogwarts, now it's Lord of the Flies! I hated that book!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Farm Sluts (Chris Parnell)

FoxSearchlight on YouTube describes this as a dark comedy about a successful 30 something who is fired for accidentally visiting a porn site during office hours (we've all been there).

Directed by Collin Friesen

Friday, 19 June 2009

Major Lazer at The Levi's®/FADER Fort

A work friend of mine turned me on to Major Lazer and after listening to this set, I'm hooked.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Bonk Author Mary Roach: On Orgasms

Interesting talk about the history of orgasm research, given by Mary Roach, author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

TED: Kaki King - Playing with Pink Noise

Someone should teach her that she's playing the guitar upside down. I bet it would be a whole new experience for her.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

DISCOVERY: Doomsday Asteroid

It is mind-boggling thinking about the fact that there are countless projectiles of all shapes and sizes hurtling through space. That's why I always carry an umbrella with me.

TIME: 10 Questions for John Krasinski (Jim from The Office)

Known as the loveable underachiever Jim Halpert in the NBC television series The Office, John Krasinski answers Time reader submitted questions.

As usual, the outtakes are better than the actual interview.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Nite Club - "Good Life" (Kanye West Cover)

The cover is alright but I think it's perfectly matched in theme and feel with the video.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Onion: 12-Year-Old Boy Scouts Offer To Give Breast Exams

This would've definitely made my Boy Scouts experience 1000% better.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Guido Beach

Funny, disturbing and brilliant all at the same time. The crazy thing is that they really didn't need to do THAT MUCH editing to make this footage as crazy as it is. No diss to whomever did the editing, but seriously, you didn't need to work that hard on this bad boy.

What's your biggest Pet Peeve? Biggest Pet Peeve - I don't know what the F that means.

I mean, we live in New Jersey which is one of the best states in New Jersey.

Friday, 12 June 2009


This came out a while ago but it's still awesome and gives you a realistic look into what it's like to be a Storm Trooper. It's tough work!

Some of my favorite lines:

"Most people would call this the ass-end of space, but I like the small-town feeling you get around here."

"Do you see his ear, how it's cut like that? It didn't get that way by itself, did it?"

"Telling you, ready to shoot 'em both."

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Hammer time

I need a pair of those pants!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Don Cheadle's Stunt Double: Guillermo Diaz from Jimmy Kimmel

This is from the Aug 27th, 2008 episode with Don Cheadle being interviewed about his movie "Traitor" and some of the stunt work that occurred behind the scenes.

Best quotes:

Hit me harder! I can take a lot more than that.

If you hit me in the liver, I'll actually vomit.

Right in the nose, right in the nose! Man! I'm getting my ass kicked!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Male Pearls of Wisdom

1. When I was born, I was given a choice - A big dick or a good memory. I don't remember, what I chose.

2. Your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom factory.

3. A wife is a sex object. Every time you ask for sex, she objects.

4. Impotence: Nature's way of saying 'No hard feelings...'

5. There are only two four letter words that are offensive to men - 'don't' and 'stop', unless they are used together.

6. Panties: Not the best thing on earth, but next to the best thing on earth.

7. There are three stages of sex in a man's life: Tri Weekly, Try Weekly, and Try Weakly.

8. Virginity can be cured.

9. Virginity is not dignity, its lack of opportunity.

10. Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.

11. I tried phone sex once, but the holes in the dialer were too small.

12. Marriage is the only war where you get to sleep with the enemy.

13. Q: What's an Australian kiss? A: The same thing as a French kiss, only down under.

14. A couple just married were happy with the whole thing. He was happy with the Hole and she was happy with the Thing......

15. Q: What are the three biggest tragedies in a mans life? A: Life sucks, job sucks, and the wife doesn't.

16. Q: Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact? A: Breasts don't have eyes.

17. Despite the old saying, ' Don 't take your troubles to bed', many men still sleep with their wives!!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Best of Saving Silverman

I watched this movie in college at least ten times. To date, it's the best movie ever made, of any genre. To quote Will Ferrell: if you haven't seen it, go to a store where videos are sold or rented and buy it or rent it and love it.

We...ate her.

Man, I still can't grow hair on my left

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Inside Look - Google vs. Microsoft - Bloomberg

Google is planning to run its Android system on both computers and phones, taking them deeper into head-to-head battle with Microsoft for the OS market. It sounds like it'll be a very interesting upcoming shopping season for electronics as retailers like Best Buy will now be able to offer competing products that carry one of these systems and observe how consumers respond to traditional and more expensive systems like Windows, in comparison to newer, more affordable albeit potentially buggy (if that's even possible) systems like Android.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Do You Remember Tiananmen?

I was 9 years old when the Tiananmen protests took place, and not yet old enough to realize the horrific and dramatic importance of the events that unfolded 20 years ago today. 300,000 soldiers of the People's Liberation Army were sent to quell tens of thousands of pro-democracy student protesters; violent clashes resulted that had ripple effects around the world. The Chinese Red Cross unofficially reported 2600 dead, though the official Chinese government figure is 7,000 wounder and 241 dead (including soldiers).

Above are the first two parts of Antony Thomas' documentary, The Tank Man, which detailed the Tinanamen square protests and the man behind the now iconic image of bravery in the face of certain death. To watch the remaining parts, simply search "The Tank Man" on YouTube.

Men vs. Wild with Will Ferrell

Bear invites along a special guest to help him survive in the harsh arctic tundra of Sweden.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

BMW: "Beat The Devil" - 005

This came out in 2007 but I still love it and give BMW a lot of props for their approach to marketing: innovate, lead and be different.

Directed by Tony Scott, Starring Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Hulu TV Ads lure Away TV Viewers: CEO Jason Kilar Interview

Hulu video site backed by Fox, NBC Universal and ABC, has spent millions (USD) on traditional TV ads to lure viewers away from TV and to their site In a recent interview at the 4As Leadership Conference, CEO Jason Kilar said Hulu's Super Bowl ad was directly responsible for increasing the online video portal's business by 49%. Also, curiously, Mr. Kilar indicated that his company Hulu neither has or wants a marketing department.

For as much time as I spend on YouTube, I'm confident that I'd spend the same if not more time on Hulu if they streamed outside of the US. It's probably a good thing that they don't actually.

For those that missed their Super Bowl Ad, you can check it out here.

CéU performing Lenda and Malemolencia


I only just fell in love with this lovely Brazilian singer that I happened across while channel flipping one lazy Sunday afternoon but I cannot get enough of her now.

Going by the stage name Céu, which means "sky" and "heaven" in Portuguese), Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças was born into a musical family and raised in Sao Paolo Brazil. Her sound is a blend of numerous influences, which including samba, valsa, choro, soul, rhythm and blue, hip hop, afrobeat and electronic jazz.

Her debut album Céu released in 2007, earned her critical acclaim and a loyal jazz following the world-over. Enjoy!