Archive for September, 2008

Touchdown celebrations have gone too far

September 27, 2008

Ugh…this is like the And-1 Mixtape of football.  To paraphrase Lou Holtz: upon scoring a touchdown, “Act like you’ve been there before.”

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“If a Song Could Get Me You” by Marit Larsen

September 26, 2008

Pretty Feist-like. Nice folk-pop with a simple yet interesting video. I like the indie-film feel of it. Check out more at her official website.

VH1’s top 100 Hip-Hop songs of all-time.

September 25, 2008

Via Yahoo

I’ll just issue a blanket NSFW warning for these top 5 videos.

#1-“Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

I love PE’s style, but I can do without their Farrakhan loving. But their lyrics were about 20x more intelligent than most of the rap that is produced today.

#2-“Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang

How can you not like this song?

#3-“Nuthin but a G Thang”-Dr. Dre

I just got a contact high from listening to this.

#4-“Walk this Way”-Run-DMC with Aerosmith

The scene: a bus on the way home from school, 6th grade. An inquisitive youngster, who would one day write a kick-ass blog on something that would be called the “internet”, asks his friend if he can listen to his Walkman (yes, a cassette player). The youngster put on the earphones and, before pressing play, asked his friend, “Hey, what is this?” “It’s some rap group called Run-DMC.” The youngster was intrigued. Upon hearing that “rap” was also totally frowned upon by his parents and also caused its listeners to have instant access to guns and girls, he was a definite fan. Man, that kid was smart…and good-looking.

#5-“The Message”-Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

I was too young to remember when this came out, but it’s got a great hook.

Dr. Ron Paul schools Fed Chairman Ben Bernake on how the U.S. government monetary system is a house of cards.

September 25, 2008

Ron Paul discusses how the U.S. government has learned nothing since the Great Depression.

That’s what she said-a Michael Scott compilation

September 25, 2008

Every “That’s what she said” from the first 4 seasons of the American version of The Office.  Michael Scott is my hero.

Video Wars: “Jesus is a Friend of Mine” by Sonseed

September 25, 2008

Watching this reminds me of the shortest verse in the Bible.  “Jesus wept.”  If the intent of this video was to drive to your knees to pray to God for mercy, well…success.

Sigur Ros

September 21, 2008

I recently watched the documentary Heima by the band Sigur Ros.  I was a fan before watching it, and a huge fan when it was done.  Their music is tough to describe, but it’s sweeping and atmospheric.  Not sure if that’s a word.  Heima is the best musical documentary I’ve ever seen.  Sigur Ros played a series of concerts in their home country of Iceland after touring the world.  They play in some unconventional settings; small town halls, an abandoned fishing cannery, right in the middle of the countryside.  Check out the trailer hereHeima is available on NetFlix.

The clip below is from the documentary’s final performance.  Sigur Ros played their last free concert in Reykjavik and this is the final song of the set.  The song is “Popplagið,” or “Untitled #8” from their 2002 album ().  It’s about a 10 minute clip, you have to listen to it in its entirety to get a full appreciation for this song.  It starts mellow and then grows quite ominous and finishes in a bluster of lights and rock.  Good stuff.

Caption please.

September 21, 2008

Caption this picture of some serious Star Wars geeks brought to you by Gizmodo.  My entry:

Imagine the heavy breathing during loving time.

Worst “Iron Man” cover ever

September 21, 2008

These little kids do their best, but man this just starts out bad and then it only gets worse. Although, this might still be better than the worst “Final Countdown” cover.

The coolest Lego model you will ever see

September 21, 2008

This is the coolest Lego display ever. I can’t imagine how many pieces it required. Check out the first photo with the man standing next to the aircraft carrier to get a sense of its size. Very impressive.

Via Villard