Awesome video, awesome song.
Monthly Archive for September, 2008
Awesome video, awesome song.
the video announcement came up and i’ve been reading about how it’s going to a good competitor against the iphone. WRONG. click on the image to see the video clip. then scroll up to about 15 min unless you want to hear them ranting about their development and about 3 minutes of douche’s posing with the phone and photographers taking their snaps. then go to the apple store and get yourself an iphone.
i do have to mention that the google maps feature looks dope as shit and i’m guessing the camera is better, but other than that its wack.
so as i watched mad men scoop their well deserved emmy for outstanding dramatic series to wrap up last night’s award show (which sucked ass by the way), it occurred to me that there are people, even friends of mine (KENNAN), that haven’t gotten into the show at all.
set amidst the backdrop of an advertising agency in the 1960′s, mad men addresses political, social and sexual mores with brilliant writing, near-perfect directing, impeccable art direction, costumes and unbelievable acting.
i personally recommend starting the show from the first episode, which is available on itunes, netflix and the rest. or if you want to just dive on in, tune in to AMC on sunday nights for the goods.
and if you’re up to date on the series, check out the great behind-the-scenes documentaries on amc.com.
i’m terrifically late on this, but think it’s too funny to not share.
I usually dont do this kind of thing round here but I’m really amused at what money can do for people.
So first Jerry and now Pharrell. Both people bought up by the big old Micro$oft to shell windows to people. I’m honestly all for celebrity endorsements, but lets be truthful here people. Jerry had a mac on his desk for every single episode of Seinfeld. Its a god dammned trivia question for chrissakes. And now this new microsoft commercial “i’m a PC” Pharrell from N.E.R.D. says hes a PC when he makes a living by making music on a mac, has a golden iphone? I’m going to go out on a limb and say that he doesnt use a PC as an everyday machine, but that money made him appear to be a PC in a commercial to get the wing vote for PC’s on the younger folk.
I’m pretty sure in both photos below that Pharrell is rocking a mac. But then again you can judge that.
pretty sure thats an apple keyboard and mouse, nevermind that mac laptop in the background.
apple monitor … check
OSX screen saver running on a PC? … proly not.
what could be gayer than blogging? why a blog battle of course!
so quite literally, the only time i hear from my friend joe is in relation to playing poker. he’s either bemoaning his bad luck, or he’s bragging about winning a lot of money. although i haven’t heard much of the latter lately.
so when he took our innocent blog battle as license to make fun of my current freeway phobias, i spent a while thinking of a proper retort. (BTW, i rocked that shit for 15 minutes today son!)
then i re-read his post
, and realized, that he had already played himself harder than i could ever have, by outright backing mccain/palin. or so i thought…
then i found joe’s myspace page, and unearthed some of the most amazing pictures i’d ever seen…
I loved Portal, great game…hilarious game. If you don’t like Portal, then as I said earlier, you probably suck anyways, but I digress. When I heard about this I thought “ooh this could be interesting”, interesting yes, great…not really. The whole song/movie scene/random dialogue done up with text has been around for a while and still I feel that nobody has yet to compare to MK12′s Macho Box. But again, I digress…
They could have at least traced the game assets in Illustrator or something (that pixelation on some of the close ups makes my eyes bleed). But like I said, it’s interesting, just not GREAT. Oh and if you don’t like it, you don’t really suck…this time.
When someone does a “making of…” for anything, they should make it like this. If you’re into Metal Gear, or 3d, or both it’s well worth a look…and if not, you probably suck anyways.
i don’t know about you guys, but i am really really excited about this. new dr. dooom record sept 23!
kool keith has been one of the most hilariousest rappers around, and i’ve fervently followed his career since back when i was a young buck, living in boston and cruising around with my friends in my ’92 ford probe (totally embarrassing!)
so when i heard that he had a new record coming out, i got nostalgic for the times that keith and i had shared in the past. after looking around a bit, i noticed that kool keith had amassed quite a few jack handy type genius quotes. i wish i could create some sort of app or ticker that would scroll them here, but for now you’ll have to click on these links.
But here are a few to taste…
“I didn’t buy my computer yet. I heard the Internet is very powerful.”
“I think I speak for the guy who is just s a regular guy who says yo I don’t wanna go to an expensive restaurant.”
“I listen ti [sic] everybody‘s music but I’m still hearing stagnation.”
“I listen to
drum ‘n bass.
<3 you keith!
Our very own Mike Rios throwing down what he needs to get the job done over with the hypbeast folk, as well some other Ubiq peeps.
photo ganked from HB, hat tip to MAGICO via chat.
song for what he would listen to as his ship was going down.
RIP nagi noda. the amazing director passed away this past sunday from ongoing complications related to surgery she had after she was in a bad car accident last year.
ms. noda had created some of the most unique and visually arresting commercials and music videos, and i’ve collected a few below for those of you who hadn’t heard of her work before.
oh! p.s. this jerk is totally going to Italy on friday, so hopefully he doesn’t need to listen to this song at all! have a good trip buddy!
dear jj abrams,
i don’t really know where to start. this is so hard to say. we’ve been together for a long time. i remember when we first met. it was 2001 and you dragged the adorable leelee sobieski through the awkwardly obvious wanna be remake of Speilberg’s ‘Duel’. But I wasn’t even mad. I wasn’t even mad when you made armageddon, it’s probably michael bay’s fault that it sucked. he’s usually the reason everything sucks. felicity was totally gay, but girls liked it, and it gave me an excuse to sit in their parents dark living room under covers with them, which lead to a few hand jobs, so for that, you get a pass. i’ll be honest, i never really watched alias, but i’m in love with jennifer garner, and people won’t shut the fuck up about it. so i assume you made it good.
anyway, we got off to a rocky start, but the more you were around, the more i started to like you. i couldn’t tell why, until Lost. It was Lost that really made me fall in love with you J.J., and a truer love I had only known with david chase, and jerry seinfeld. but they were gone, and you were all that i had left in my life. and i loved it. i loved you. i loved jack, and kate, and sawyer. hurley and sayid and locke and ben and the rest. i loved how you had sex with my brain every week, pulling me forward, then pushing me back in time, allegiances crossed, lies unfurled. it was an affair that i miss every day that Lost isn’t on air.
And then you started seeing Kurtzman and Orci. (i mean look at these clowns!)
At first, i tried to play it cool. we were only really ‘seeing’ each other, once a week. sometimes on weekends at the theater, but you were so aloof. you kept me guessing, on the edge of my seat, constantly with the mind games. i tried to play aloof as well as you were when you started in with these hooligans, and i wasn’t even mad at MI:3. Really, it was okay, you guys went off and did that, and it wasn’t bad. I’ve seen it twice. Not mad at all.
But then last night I watched you guys do Fringe. JJ, i love you. but forget those guys. what are they doing to you? i spent an hour watching an annoyingly determined piece of ass run across the globe and back to save her two timing boyfriend, and a smug joshua jackson fire bad puns as his lunatic father while he pumped the poor girl full of LSD so she can have brain dream sex with her man. really? joshua jackson? dude peaked with dawsons creek (yeah i watched dawsons creek, fuck you), and is still running the same weak act. and what was with all the sentimental shit and obvious musical scoring cues? that’s not you man. you’ve changed. you’ve changed JJ.
these guys are killing you. GET AWAY. Look, you’re making star trek with them next for christ’s sake. why? why JJ? what are they doing to you?
remember drew goddard? remember how much fun you guys had on Lost? Then on Cloverfield? Look, even drew has gotten jealous of you seeing those two wanna-bes and is working on a project with joss whedon. your nemesis!
JJ, for real. from me to you, cut these two hooligans off. keep it real JJ. and besides, we all liked the show better last time. when it was called x-files.