Thursday, December 22, 2011

Norwegian Base Jumping

This is probably as close as one can come to BASE jumping without actually BASE jumping. If that makes sense.

Last Walk Around Mirror Lake - Boom Bip (Boards of Canada Remix) from FroschYankee on Vimeo.



(From: Unlikely Words)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hall & Oates - Devil Worshippers

Remember when music videos were awesome?


And if that's not enough Hall and Oates for you, give 719-266-2837 a call (trust me, it's what you want) and sit back. You won't be disappointed.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011: A Year in Falls

I dare you not to watch all 12 minutes of these...

Wanna Go for a Bike Ride?

This is slightly insane...

Dance Dance Evolution

I know what you're thinking...this can't get possibly better than an elderly gentleman with stylish mismatched socks and red suspenders shuffling like a mad man, but then, at the 30 second mark, shit gets real...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cool Shit

I'm a sucker for anything abandoned, so I was thrilled to see someone took eerie pictures of China's answer to Disneyland, Wonderland.

If you were a fan of Lost, I think you'll get a kick out of this. And no, it has nothing to do with the cobbled together ending.

If you have a Kindle, and have 99 cents to burn, why don't you check out the country's highest ranking private detective? Haven't gone through any of these yet, but the price seems right to take a risk...

Speaking of reading, there are few things I enjoy more. And part of that is discovering new books out there that challenge, frustrate, entertain, and satisfy me. The website The Millions is a great place to do that, especially now, with their A Year in Reading series. Check it out.

Like drawing? Like cars? Like checking out other people's drawings of cars? Well, you don't have to have such specific interests to enjoy this site, but if you do have them, I definitely recommend you check it out.

I recently finished Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, by Neil Strauss and found it to be a fascinating look into the many different personalities of popular music. Specifically:

  • Courtney Love is cheap
  • David Pirner is insecure
  • Orlando Bloom could be perceived as not the sharpest guy in the world
  • Ludacris is exactly how you'd expect
  • Bo Diddley is bitter
  • Chuck Berry is smarter than you think

And it goes on and on. A great book to pick up when you want and find out not just about these individuals, but also how fame and celebrity can affect a person.

Snow Sculptures That You Might Recognize

For Calvin and Hobbes fans everywhere...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Expendables 2 Trailer

I can't tell if I'm extremely excited for this movie, or dreading its existence. I can tell you there's no middle ground - it's all or nothing...


I've also happily included the synopsis for the film here, since it pretty much tells you the entire movie, including the ending! Bets on which Expendable dies early? My money's on Jet Li.

The Expendables are back and this time it's personal... Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Lee Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dance Like No One's Watching

Oh sure, it's easy for you to dance like no one's watching in a public laundromat, but that's because you're an attractive woman. I try to do something like this and the next thing you know I have to keep my distance from schools.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cool Shit

A sporadic posting of things I determine pretty dang cool. It can include music, movies, websites, apparel, and even general information...

Ok, so this is more "cool that you know the information" kinda way. It's a look at how much sugar is in cereal. 2 things jumped out at me...

  1. The awesome defense that Kellog's vice president used when asked for a comment on Honey Smacks (it's down a bit in that article)
  2. Fruity Pebbles aren't in the top 10?
Next, here's a song I've loved ever since I heard it a few years ago...and I'm willing to bet you've never heard of it or its band. And if you have, bravo. Please enjoy - I'd say it's better than 88% of the current music being spun today.

I didn't watch the whole thing, but the premise alone made me want to include it here. What if the moon landing was faked by NASA, with the help of Stanly Kubrick? (Apparently this is a French "mockumentary" on the subject)


Finally, here's a site for fans of the A-Team, Simon and Simon, and every other 80s action series that included an explosion in the opening credits. I probably pushed the button 47 times already...

The Coolest Thing You Will See This Week

I want you to watch this and guess what it is trying to sell:


That's right! Shoes! In Germany. In the 70s. I was born at the wrong time.

Dogs in Cars

I'm a dog person. I know that means I'm forever in war against cat people, and by extension, the entire Internet (since we all know cat pictures rule the internet). But whatever side you're on, I think you'll enjoy this video of dogs sticking their heads out of car windows in slow motion. And if you don't, I'm sure you can find a picture of a cat doing something crazy somewhere.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Skating Through Tokyo

Yes, I know this is supposed to inspire me to buy awesome shoes or something, but that doesn't make it any less cool...



Best Christmas Card Ever


I have got to get me on the mailing list of the mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico!
For a look at the story (translated since it's in Spanish) go here)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Everything is Better in Slow Motion Part: A million

By now, I don't need to sell you on the awesomeness of slow motion...


Mesmerizing. Hypnotizing. And making me thirsty-izing.

(From Coudal)

New offering: Cool Shit

Stuff I find that I think you should know about, that aren't quite significant enough for their own post. Maybe it's a movie I saw recently, or something coming up, or a podcast that I feel deserves some attention. Too often we let things in our life slide by without recognizing what it took to make it; if I can change that even a little bit, I'll feel good.


Some of these are difficult to look at. Then you read the stories behind them and they become that much stronger. Flipping through these pictures, 2011 seems like the beginning of something. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.


Advertising for creative studies means your ads better be creative. These are.

I've grossly neglected The Talking Heads for the first 38 years of my life. I'm going to rectify that. Oh sure, I know the one with the big suit, and the Psycho Killer, but seriously that's just ignorant on my part.


Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods


I'm mildly intrigued, which means I'll see this when I flip past it on cable some late night. But I know Joss Whedon has a big following, and I also like movies come out of nowhere (like this one supposedly did).


Seriously, don't you think I would look awesome in it? Ok, take my word for it, I would look awesome in it. If you guys get together and buy it for me, I promise to send you a picture of me in it doing something awesome. It's only $950. Thanks in advance.


Monday, December 5, 2011

A Most Captivated Audience

We finally know the answer to the age old question:

"Do you think cows would enjoy a stripped down version of 'When the Saints Come Marching In?'"



Tremendous thanks to @calindrome who linked this via Twitter!