Thursday, September 29, 2011

Floppy Music DUO plays Imperial March

A long time ago, in a computer far, far away.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old Fashioned Social Networking

Harold Hackett, of Prince Edward Island, demonstrates how people communicated to others before things such as Skype, Facebook, and even Myspace existed.  Call him old fashioned...
"Over the last two decades, Harold Hackett has sent out over 4,800 messages in a bottle from Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province along the Atlantic coastline."

(video link after the jump)

Sunset Harbor (beautiful picture)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oh Adam Sandler, What are you doing?!?

In Funny People, Adam Sandler played a comedian (which was pretty much a caricature of himself, in my honest opinion) that sells out and plays the ridiculous Hollywood movies that are hollow, cheap on laughs, but do well in the Box Office.

 And here we are in 2011, where Adam Sandler.... stars in that exact same movie...

Jim Henson 75th Birthday Google Doodle

Yesterday would have been the 75th birthday of Muppet creator, Jim Henson.  Google Commemorated this event with a Google Doodle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scarlett Johansson Meme

Looks like the Scarlett Johansson craze has reared its sexy head and became a meme.....

but this meme may have already been started a long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away....

Monday, September 19, 2011

What it feels like to fly over Planet Earth

 A time-lapse video taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night

Sunday, September 18, 2011

One of the updates to the new Star Wars Blu-Ray DVD...

One of the updates of the new Star Wars Blu-Ray DVD...

Conan........the Professor.....

     After a tough life which started when the ruthless warlord Thulsa Doom destroyed his village and killed his parents, Conan was bent on a life of revenge.  After many years of being confined to the Wheel of Pain, and many more years of earning the job title, "the Barbarian"  (duties which comprised mainly of crushing his enemy, seeing them driven before him, and hearing the lamentations of the know, the typical Barbarian job role),  it was refreshing to see Conan was granted a tenure track position as a professor... at least according to a website for Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland that was hacked....

The Best Part of the Mayweather-Ortiz Fight Night

Despite the fact that the Mayweather-Ortiz fight ended in controversial  (sucker?) punch knockout , I think the most entertaing part of the night was what went on afterwards, with this interview with famed HBO boxing announcer, Larry Merchant

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Great Scott! Nike Releases Marty Mcflly Sneakers!

It appears we may be one step closer to a Back to the Future 2, err ahh future according to this article.

Future Fantasy Football Team Names

May need to consider changing my Fantasy Football Team name, here are some possibilities.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lessons Learned from 80's Musical Montages

Despite what you read in the history books, Sylvester Stallone and 80's synth-rock can be attributed to the fall of Communism.

               Growing up in the 80’s, you were constantly bombarded with important lessons. From public service announcements advertisements to cartoons, you were constantly exposed to a  lesson of some sort.  This trend continued with movies of the day, more specifically, during the musical montage portion of the movie.  It is the portion of a movie where the protagonist goes through a pronounced change.  In real time, it could be in the span of a long period of time (days, weeks, months), but to the moviegoer, this could be during the span of 3-4 minutes, or however long the song is.  So let’s find out these integral life lessons.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Legend of Zelda Themes on Marimba

An original arrangement of the Main theme of Legend of Zelda was played on the marimba, snare drum, cymbal,  bells, timpani, and fittingly, a triangle.

and my personal favorite song of the Zelda series, Song of Storms:

Probably could have used two more triangles,  but still pretty awesome

Monday, September 5, 2011

5 Memorable Cinematic Moments Thanks to Queen and Freddie Mercury

 Google commemorates the birthday of late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury's with a colorful Google Doodle.  Mercury would have turned 65 today.

Since I grew up in the 80's, the heyday of Queen was before my time.  My limited exposure to Queen was in the songs they provided for movie soundtracks.   Freddie Mercury and Queen's signature rock operatic sound provided a very distinctive classic, yet modern sound to any movie.   Here are some notable examples:

Pretty cool Picture of Lightning Striking the Eiffel Tower

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Avengers Assemble in Central Park NYC

Filming began on location in Midtown Manhattan this past weekend for the Avengers movie, which will be released next summer.  I was never really an Avengers fan (more a Spidey fan), but I am psyched for this movie.  Footage after the jump....

Back To School (Lunchtime Late 80's-Early 90's)