Tuesday, 29 September 2009

U of Andy: Holding Your Liquor

Kevin Nealon's diagram is the best.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Billion Dollar Gram (Information is Beautiful)

Check out when you have a chance - very cool site with graphical art to illustrate interesting stastics, factoids, things.

This particular piece was the artist's attempt to try and give greater meaning to the "billion" unit, as the artist observed, and rightfully so, that this a phenomenally common number in our daily discourse for how large a number it actually is.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So Maybe No

Great video and excellent tribute to SoCal's beach and skate culture. Definitely gets me thinking 'bout LA....

07 MTV Awards: Star Wars Parody

I must warn you - I'm very good at backflips!

Friday, 25 September 2009


Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Blind Melon - For My Friends

Kick-ass live set.

Frank Caliendo - Impressions

His Best Ones:
Clinton (0:15)
Kramer (2:48)
Robert De Niro (3:27)

Monday, 21 September 2009

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Project Natal Xbox 360 Announcement

Pretty slick stuff - I think Nostrodamus predicted this...

TRAILER: Brief Interview with Hideous Men

Directed by John Krasinski.

MATT COSTA - Never Looking Back Live

Beautiful song - hope I can learn to play this. I need to replace the E string first though. Maybe this weekend.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Guy Kawasaki on Great Pitches

Going to see this guy in Guy Kawasaki tonight at Volar and am very excited as I've heard a lot of good things. I found this video and thought it made a lot of sense.

Key Take-away:
10 slides in 20 minutes using 30 font.

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

AdAge: People Magazine's Mobile Strategy

Fran Hauser, president of the digital side of Time Inc.'s Style and Entertainment Group, also offers some interesting insight into how they're leveraging social platforms like Twitter in order to better understand what their target audiences are interested in.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Dynamite Hack Boyz In The Hood

This song reminds me of Summer of '99 and selling books door to door in Northern California. Crazy that that was 10 years ago - a friggin decade!

Seinfeld on Blackberries and iPhones

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney on HBO's JOHN ADAMS

I was really looking forward to seeing this and I finally saw the first part of the HBO miniseries JOHN ADAMS yesterday. I was not disappointed; phenomenal actors portraying an incredible time in American and human history. Who could've predicted that the efforts, debates, squabbles and ultimately agreements could've had such a long-lasting impact on governance the world over?

Here's another clip of produce Tom Hanks discussing the project.

Timelapse - Los Angeles Wildfire

Timelapse - Los Angeles Wildfire from Dan Blank on Vimeo.

Hazards of living in SoCal - what can you do.

Conan O'Brien Guest DJ Spot KCRW

Friday, 11 September 2009

Marketing Through a Recession

Lori Sobel of Google and Siva Ganeshanandan of Interwoven offer some quick tips on approaching online marketing in the recession.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Nokia CEO Says iPhone A "Wakeup Call"

Interesting interview with Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo discussing how the iPhone changed the mobile marketplace, as well as the transition from being a company focused only on hardware manufacturing to one that also provides services. He observes that Apple has done the mobile industry a great service by illuminating the possibilities of communication and information retrieval via mobile device, thereby dramatically increasing users' proclivity to engage in the mobile experience and super-charging adoption.

For Q4, Nokia grabbed approximately 41% of the worldwide market, compared to RIM at 19.5, followed by Apple at 10.7 (source).

Nike SB - Today Was a Good Day - Extended Version

SAI - Chart of the Day (1H 2009 US Ad Declines)

Interesting chart from SAI. All forms declined in 1H2009 with the exception of Cable TV so get your late-night 4am Public Access spot now. Internet did ok all things considered - super big OUCH for paper advertisers.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

LETTERMAN: Justin Timberlake ft Timbaland - SexyBack

JT is the man - nothing else to say about that.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Filter - Take a Picture (Acoustic)

One of my favorite songs of all time I think. I was very happy to find this acoustic version where he hits the high notes perfectly.

THE ONION: Minotaur Debate

Is Using A Minotaur To Gore Detainees A Form Of Torture?

"We could use Griffins, but we don't use Griffins and I think that's what separates us from them."

I changed my tune on minotaurs after Obama took office.

Monday, 7 September 2009

TRAILER: Zombieland (Oct 2009)

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson.

On the topic of zombies, one of the most entertaining works I've read in past few years is World War Z by Max Brooks. Great read that is more a statement/expose on the nature of man than the walking dead.

This Kid has Skills.

This kid has some moves - I really credit the cameraman (or woman) with not laughing while holding the camera. I would be convulsing I'm pretty sure, rendering the act unfilmable.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Friday, 4 September 2009

TRAILER: District 9

I'm going to see anything with Peter Jackson's name on it.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

That's So Gay

BBC Interview: Stephen King on Reading

"Reading is an addiction that you try to give to children early."

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

NPR interview: Eric Cartman