Thursday, 30 July 2009

What Microsoft/Yahoo Deal Means

Will be interesting to get back from vacation and see what things are like....

And I don't usually listen to FOX (though I do watch more of it in Hong Kong curiously), but I found this interview on the deal to be "fair and balanced" and understandable for layman.

LETTERMAN: Regina Spektor performing Laughing With

I first got into Regina Spektor after hearing her duet with Sondre Lerche in the soundtrack for Dan In Real Life (check it out if you haven't seen it). This is a much more somber but equally addictive song. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


For anyone that knows me, I love this guy and his humor. Check out his site.

Cheese Curry Japanese Ad

I've been looking for a good guy that can give my curry ramen a cheese flavor.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Saturday, 25 July 2009

TRAILER: The Road (September 2009)

Directed by John Hillcoat; starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce

Friday, 24 July 2009

BLOOPERS: 40 Year Old Virgin

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Monday, 20 July 2009

Family Guy: Puke-A-Thon

I was watching this episode on TV one weekend not too long ago and this scene literally had me in tears.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Tim Hanlon on Publicis' Vivaki Re-imagining the Agency

Tim Hanlon addresses the future of agencies at the recent Advertising 2.0 conference. He's the managing director of VivaKi, the year-old Publicis entity that's an investment arm and think tank for new digital marketing strategies.

Lewis Black on Religion

I can't be kind about this because these people are watching the Flinstones as if it was a documentary.

Friday, 17 July 2009

TUTORIAL: How to Seduce a Girl

They should teach this in school.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Ethics of Eating Fish: Mark Bittman Interview

I've seen a lot more of Mark Bittman on TV since coming to Hong Kong and watching LOTS of Asian Food Channel. I thought he was annoying at first (and you may also) but am coming to respect him as a a talented journalist and food expert, as he is internationally known. I thought this was a good clip where he discusses some of his ethical views on the seafood he does and does NOT eat.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

TRAILER: Soul Power

Documentary about the Zaire 74 concert held in tandem with the Ali-Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle", featuring James Brown, B.B. King, bill Withers and many more great African American artists.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn Try to Pitch a movie

But what if it wasn't?

You bet your ass, hobbit on hobbit.

I want you to stay with me on this one, Darryl, if I can call you Darryl.

Monday, 13 July 2009

NPR: Jazz Pianist Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis (or Elew as he is known o some) has some sick talent, and he demonstrates it in this performance of his original work "Thanksgiving".

Sunday, 12 July 2009

LONELY PLANET: Venice Through My Eyes

My wife will be traveling through Italy with some friends toward the end of this month, stopping off in Rome, Florence and Venice.

This is a cool video by Tony Martin.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

LETTERMAN: St. Vincent - Marrow

Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, knows how to rock, and she should, having cut her teeth with outfits like Polyphonic Spree and Sufjian Stevens.

Best of Wedding Crashers

Best Quotes:

Feel so good when he jokes...

Are they built for speed or for comfort?

That was my first Asian!

If I had any air in my lungs I'd scream at you.

Ma, The Meatloaf! Fuck!

Friday, 10 July 2009

KCRW: Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away

This is almost as awesome to watch as it is to listen to. Amazing voice and musical talent.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

TRAILER: Extract (Sept 2009)

Directed by Mike Judge; Starring: Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Kristin Wiig and JK Simmons.

Monday, 6 July 2009

BLOOPERS: Step Brothers

I could watch this all day long.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

'03 MTV Awards: Matrix Reloaded Spoof

I just happened across this - pretty good stuff. Wanda Sykes' cameo as the Oracle and Will Ferrell as The Architect are the best performances.

"C'mon man, no more arigato, Mr. Robot-O."

"Oooh, you hittin' the spot! How big is your fist?"

"Watch the sass, Captain Sassy Pants"


Saturday, 4 July 2009

Commercial: Intel Star

Big Pimpin'.

BLOOMBERG: Lizzie O'Leary on How to Tell a Story with Numbers

I found this to be a very interesting clip where Lizzie O'Leary explains how she tells a story with numbers. Definitely useful for aspiring reporters, but it's certainly applicable to only one that works with data (sorry for sound cut-off in last few seconds).

Here's her advise in a nut-shell:

1.) Find a face that can be associated with the data

2.) Examine how that person's story can be applied/viewed on a much larger and/or Global scale.

3.) Look into other trends/behavior tied to the original data set you started with.

I like her quote at 2:10, that "economics, and telling stories about economics, is a collection of little data points of human behavior."

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart

Melody Gardot was born 1985 and raised in Philadelphia PA. She was disabled at 19 after being struck by a car while riding her bike, and she turned to musical therapy for her recovery. Check out her site here.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Shawshank in 3 Minutes

Fantastic musical summary of a fantastic movie.

TRAILER: Inglorious Basterds (Aug 2009)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Brad Pitt, voice of Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Myers, BJ Novak, Julia Dreyfus.

I'm not typically a fan of his films outside of Pulp Fiction, but this looks excellent.