December 28, 2012

The Mix Up Vol. 5 - download

Merry Chur & Happy 2013!

01. De La Soul  Fallin' ft. Teenage Fan Club 
02. Brother Ali – Letter To My Countrymen
03. J Cole  Get Free
04. 2Pac – To Live And Die In L.A.
05. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
06. Rakim – What's On Your Mind 
07. Azealia Banks – 1991
08. Common – No Sell Out
09. Blu – The Great Escape ft. Homeboy Sandman, ADAD
10. Blu – A Man
11. Guilty Simpson – The Easiest Way
12. Small Professor – Get Over It [instrumental]
13. Kanye West – White Dress
14. Amy Winehouse – Valerie [live]
15. The Andrew Oldham Orchestra – The Last Time [instrumental]
16. Elzhi – Life's A Bitch ft. Royce da 5'9, Stokley Williams
17. Action Bronson – Yacht Rock
18. Action Bronson – Contemporary Man
19. Rakim  Paid In Full [coldcut remix]

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PREVIOUS: The Mix Up Vol. 4 

PREVIOUS: The Mix Up Vol. 3

December 22, 2012

The Magic & Bird Documentary

'A Courtship of Rivals' documents the baller history of Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird, from their first meeting in the NCAA Finals and throughout their NBA careers.

How About That Guy Who Plays Table Tennis With No Arms

And one shoe. Amaze.

December 17, 2012

Wakeboarding On A Cranberry Bog

Here's what happens some world class wakeboarders take on a cranberry bog...which is apparently where cranberries come from. Yea me too.

December 14, 2012

Laugh At Women Falling Over

Ha, fail videos are that much funnier when it involves uncoordinated white girls.

December 13, 2012

Making Candy Floss In China

Don't act like you're not impressed.

PREVIOUS: The Ice Cream Man Is Coming!
PREVIOUS: The Chinese Iron Man

Interview With A Cannibal

Issei Sagawa murdered an innocent French woman back in the day then spent three days eating her flesh. Issei is now a free man who's more than happy to talk about his flesh eating fetish which started as a youngster back in Japan. 結構

December 12, 2012

The Overview Effect [documentary]

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

Scarface vs The World


PREVIOUS: Scarface School Play

December 9, 2012

Bad Taxidermy

The Landfill Harmonic

Listen to these kids play music from instruments made out of stuff you throw away.

Does the Universe Have A Purpose?

Shhh. Neil deGrasse Tyson is talking.

PREVIOUS: The Most Interesting Thing You've Ever Heard In Your Life

Describing Colours To Blind People

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about describing colours to blind people.

PREVIOUS: Blind Man Drives Car To Get Tacos

Dumb Prisoner Gets Stuck In His Own Escape Hole

Andy Dufresne he is not. Apparently this guy, and three other inmates tried to escape through a hole made on their cell's wall using a metal pipe from the Brazilian prison's shower block. Unfortunately for them, they were as smart as a bag of hammers: the hole was too small and the second prisoner got stuck, keeping the others inside.

Incapable of moving in or out, the police caught him in the act. According to the news report, after badly injuring himself trying to pass through the hole repeatedly, the prisoner realized it was an impossible proposition. That's when he began to scream and cry for help. At that moment, the guards came in and discovered the surrealistic scene. They even took photos of him as they waited for the fire department.

According to prison officials, this convict escaped last year too. That time he was captured on the same day. Here's hoping third time is a charm.

December 5, 2012

Jay-Z's 24-Minute Barclays Center Advert

This short documentary takes a behind the scenes look at the creation of Jay-Z's Barclays Center opening concerts.

Aaradhna - Lorena Bobbitt [video]

Here goes a nice little concept video from the Samoan-Indian songstress, which references the name of the lady who, cough, freed willy. The song has a good Winehouse feel to it. The video could have been shot a lot darker though.
Also, this is Leon Henry's misses, right?

Earl The Sweatshirt - Chum [video]

The kid with the Jay-Z lips releases his first solo video since his forced vacation to Samoa last year, and it's dope!

Guilty Simpson - The Easiest Way

Ohhh, this is good. Guilty Simpson produced by Philadelphia's Small Professor.

December 2, 2012

Hipster Porn

Watch this amazing footage of the 2012 American Beard and Moustache Championship now.

5 Hours of Commercial Jet Plane Flyovers Timelapsed Into 30 Seconds

Landings at San Diego International Airport on 23 November 2012, between 10.30am and 3pm.

Via Gizmodo

November 30, 2012

American Customer Service

It's not until you go overseas that you realise how bad our customer service in New Zealand really is. Like how I've had this running battle with a shitty little retail store in Ponsonby for the past week, when every time I try and get it sussed they manage to fall themselves to be unhelpful. This video gives me hope that I might just get what I asked and paid for, eventually. Hopefully. Holding breath.

Guys With Photoshopped Girlfriends

November 28, 2012

To All Those People Who Posted That Facebook Copyright Notice On Their Wall

Surprise! That privacy notice that you posted up is bogus and unenforceable. You should probably go back and delete it from your timeline or drop a 'just kidding guys ;)' under all those friends comments who lol'ed the posting. Go on.

The Dolly Shot

A little montage of Spike Lee dolly shots. That's all.
Shot Cam

Nardwuar vs Brother Ali

PREVIOUS: Brother Ali - Mourning In America [video]
PREVIOUS: Nardwuar vs Flying Lotus
PREVIOUS: Seanwaur vs Pharoahe Monch

November 26, 2012

NBA Plays of the Week - Oct 26, 2012

This might be the best week in NBA plays I've ever seen.  

PREVIOUS: NBA Plays of the Week - Oct 19, 2012

Michael Jackson BAD25

Spike Lee directs an in-depth look at the making of Michael Jackson's 'Bad' album, which recently turned 25. Anyone who grew up in the 80s needs to watch this.

WATCH: Michael Jackson BAD 25

November 24, 2012

Kenyan Orphanage Reenacts Larry Bird’s Famous '87 Steal Against The Pistons

This is the best fundraising video ever. A group of Kenyan orphans have recreated the famous scene from Game 5 of the 1987 NBA Eastern Conference finals where "There's a steal by Bird!" on the in-bounds play, who then passes it "underneath to DJ" to score the game winning shot. So dope!

Open you wallets and donate at the link below.

DONATE: Kenyan Orphans Fundraiser
PREVIOUS: Little African Kid Reviews The Movie 'Commando'

November 23, 2012

Splatter Portraits

Chinese artist, Chen Yingjie, has a very unique style of street art. He often explores new ways to combine Western graffiti styles with traditional Chinese methods and elements including ink painting, drum rhythms and a variety of cultural symbols. Below are some more of his ‘splatter’ portraits which are pretty, pretty, pretty good © Larry David. Seriously.

Save The World With Dikembe Mutombo

Old Spice teams up with Dikembe Mutombo to save the world (ie, America) by waving his finger at those dancing to K-Pop, and getting them to vote.
Shot Vikki

PLAY: Old Spice Saves The World

Intellectualising Ice Cube's 'Good Day'

Jesse Thorn, from Public Radio International's Bullseye, breaks down the classic Ice Cube song "It Was a Good Day" so that white people his age can make sense of its brilliance. To his credit, dude makes some good points.

PREVIOUS: The Exact Date of Ice Cubes 'Good Day'
PREVIOUS: NWA Documentary

Food That Raps

This entree-sized video need to be much longer.

Thanksgiving In Brooklyn With Larry David

November 22, 2012

Social Media Explained By The Onion

It's funny, because it's true.

The Longest Word In English Takes Over 3 Hours To Pronounce

The longest word in English uses 189,819 letters to name the chemical titin - the worlds largest known protein. Sorry about the narrator growing a decent beard throughout this video and the suspicious cut around the 2 hour mark where the flower just drops dead...but the word is listed on wikipedia, so it has to be real.

Newspresenter Can't Quite Suss The Touchscreen

Watch this useless French news presenter fail his way through a touchscreen presentation. Tom Cruise, he is not.

November 20, 2012

In South America [short film]

Enjoy a 5 minute tour through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil. Courtesy of some aging hipster and his mates who filmed the action while on tour.

November 18, 2012

What The World Eats

Here are some pics taken from the book 'Hungry Planet: What the World Eats' by Peter Menzel.

The book observes what the six billion of us eat for dinner each week, while making the point that "at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese".

The above image is from Italy. More pics after the jump.

The 100 Best Fitness Tips

Read 100 beach body tips to help you fix up look sharp this Christmas, or don't, and keep looking like Rick Ross with his shirt off.

Do More Chinups
Don't think about pulling yourself up when you do chinups. Instead, imagine pulling your elbows down. The exercise will seem easier.
Build Better Abs
Don't work your abdominal muscles every day. "Physiologically, your abs are like any other muscle in your body," says David Pearson, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., an exercise scientist at Ball State University. Train them only 2 or 3 days a week.

Protect Your Neck
Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth when you do crunches. "It will help align your head properly, which helps reduce neck strain," says Michael Mejia, C.S.C.S., Men's Health exercise advisor.

Johnny From 'The Room' Has A Soundboard

The character, director, writer and producer of the worst movie ever made has a soundboard. Use it to make prank calls, drop quotes into DJ sets, or (like most soundboards) play with it for 15seconds then ignore it for the rest of your life.

LINK: The Sounds of Johnny from 'The Room'
PREVIOUS: The Rap Soundboard

LOL at anyone who tried clicking on the screengrab above.

The Show (1997)

Hit play and reminisce on your favourite 90s hip hop documentary that features eerie words from The Notorious BIG, Wu-Tang Clan arguing with each other on a Japanese bullet train, a horsed Snoop Dogg, a still in-prison Slick Rick and a host of other dope moments from era when Hip Hop was still great.

PREVIOUS: Rhyme & Reason (1997) - Hip Hop Documentary

Captain Murphy - Duality

If you like tripped-out, illuminati, 70's cult, porno visuals with your hip hop then click the link below and enjoy Captains Murphy's latest mixtape. FYI, NSFW.

LINK: Captain Murphy - Duality

November 13, 2012

Manhattan Timelapse Post Hurricane Sandy

The city that never sleeps gets the lights out timelapse treatment.

*Also, this was post number 2000. Holy.

Greastest Goal Of All Time?

I'm not a fan of this sport. At all. But this goal was pretty fucking incredible.

PREVIOUS: Concrete Soccer Ball

Caine Got Game

A 9-year-old boy who spent his holiday building an elaborate cardboard arcade in his dad's used auto parts store is about to have the best day of his life.

LINK: Caine's Arcade

I Said Bitch

LOLs courtesy of Key & Peele.

Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriend

They make some good points.

November 11, 2012

The Election [short film]

Don't let the dull title fool you. This dark, well acted short film about a political candidate and his wife who find themselves in the middle of a horrible dilemma will hold your attention for the full 8 minutes. Starring Ray Wise (the dad from Twin Peaks) and Lin Shane.

November 10, 2012

African Thumb Piano

It's called a Kalimba and RZA should sample it. While it's much cooler than a ukulele, it's probably just as hard to play a standard European hand piano.

Buy your Kalimba here, then tune it here.

Japan's Tunnel of Lights

'Winter Illuminations 2012-2013' is now on at Nabana no Sato - a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana.
Millions of sparkling LED lights placed all over the vast grounds including on the water and in the gardens creates the amazing sences, which includes a beautiful sunrise inspired by Mt. Fuji at dawn, a rainbow across the sky, and even an aurora. The stars of the show are the famous walk-through tunnels of light that completely envelop the viewer, making it seem as if they're walking through bright, magical portals. As Joanna Tocher of Wide Island View said, "if you can shut out the noise of the hundreds of people around you it really does feel like you’re stepping into another world." Below are some photos taken in year's past of the gorgeous light tunnels as well as on the grounds.

Underwater Subwing Looks Choice

Apologies to all the smokers. This is not for you.

That's A Look That'll Get A Coach Fired

After losing all eight of their preseason games and slumping to a 1-4 record, the Lakers have now lost their coach, Mike Brown. A little harsh I would have thought with a team still learning a new 'Princeton' offence, injuries to Steve Nash, juggling an idiot centre and being only 5 games (5!) into a 82 game season. Kobe though, forever the nice guy, has got nothing but Facebook love for Brown.

November 8, 2012

White Journalist Confuses Wack Rappers

"But either way, you kinda get the idea". Hmm, coming from a white journo that could kinda be interpreted as racist.

PREVIOUS: News Anchor Fails

November 5, 2012

The Time Jalen Rose Stole Patrick Ewing's TV

If you're not up on Story Time with Jalen Rose stories, then get familiar. Todays narrative recalls the time when Rose pinched Ewings TV...with a built in VCR!

Take A Graffiti-Filled Ride Through The Bronx (1997)

It’s Summer 1997 and you’re riding through Da Bronx on the 4 train and what do you see when looking out the window? Graffiti of course. Your final destination on this trip is a playground with work by KAWS, PSYCHO, COPE, TKID, DASH.

Shot Egotripland

Rhyme & Reason (1997)

 I still think  The Show was better, but this is definitely a close second as far as 90s hip hop docs go.
Spotted at TSS

PREVIOUS: Hoop Dreams [documentary]
PREVIOUS: Talib Kweli's Favourite 25 Verses

October 28, 2012

Making The Shining

Making The Shining is a short, fascinating documentary from Stanley Kubrick‘s daughter, Vivian, who was only 17 when she was given access to shoot behind the scenes of her father’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s ghost story for the BBC TV show Arena.

What she captures is at times compelling: a suddenly emotional Scatman Crothers reflecting on his career, a stressed-out yet honest Shelley Duvall, who admits her insecurities as an actress and is seen being scolded by an intimidating Kubrick, in what appears to be an attempt to coax a better performance out of Duvall.

On the flipside, star Jack Nicholson is his facetious self, filmed here displaying a devilish sense of humor (and commitment to dental hygiene), joking for the camera in between playing a psycho hellbent on murdering his family.

Pinched from egotripland

PREVIOUS: 'The Shining' Conspiracy Theory

Split Of A Second

I mean, he's not jumping in a space suit or anything, but this short film about 'wingsuit flying' is still a pretty dope watch.

Hoop Dreams [documentary]

Watch the amazing, award-wining '94 doco the follows two up-and-coming basketball players, Arthur Agee and William Gates, pursue their dreams of playing in the NBA and moving their family out of the ghetto.

PREVIOUS: ESPN 30 For 30 - Benji

October 27, 2012

In A Different League - Mathew Ridge Doco

Here’s a throw-back doco about a young Mathew Ridge crossing codes from the All Blacks to the Manly Sea Eagles. The doco is narrated by Ridges former Auckland and All Black teammate (and future Warrior), John Kirwan.

October 24, 2012

30 For 30: Benji

'Benji' is a 30 For 30 documentary about basketball player Ben Wilson (aka the Michael Jordan before Michael Jordan) who grew up during the crack era in South Side Chicago with dreams of making the NBA, only to have his life cut short in 1984.

Click X, then click play. If you have trouble playing the video, go here.

Will Ferrell Bloopers

Shot Benji

The Costumes Of A Dog Named Trotter

October 21, 2012

October 20, 2012

NBA Inside Stuff

Inside Stuff - ’90s-era basketball TV show hosted by Ahmad Rashad and some tall white lady. Dope!


Ganked from TSS

October 12, 2012

Photograph The Wreckage of Fukushima

Photographer Donald Weber, traveled to the Fukushima buffer zone, to capture this haunting little mini-documentary. The results of the trip are about what you'd think, except about twice as haunting. There are post-apocalyptic scenes of empty streets, eeriely abandonded houses, and even a corpse. Given the recent admission that the whole thing was avoidable, it's interesting —and depressing— to take a look at what the aftermath looks like.

October 11, 2012

30 For 30: 9.79*

The 100-meter men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Games was the fastest and perhaps most thrilling sprint in Olympic history. But within 48 hours, gold medalist Ben Johnson had tested positive for anabolic steroids, and scandal reigned. This one race still haunts the eight men who took part. But what brought them to the starting line? And what happened to them since?

PREVIOUS: 30 For 30 | Broke

The Man With The Iron Fists [album stream]

October 10, 2012

Talib Kweli's Favourite 25 Verses


Follow me into a solo
Get in the flow - and you can picture like a photo
Music mixed mellow maintains to make
Melodies for MC’s motivates the breaks
I’m everlastin, I can go on for days and days
With rhyme displays that engrave deep as X-rays
I can take a phrase that’s rarely heard, FLIP IT
Now it’s a daily word
I can get iller than ‘Nam, a killin bomb
But no alarm - Rakim will remain calm
Self-esteem make me super superb and supreme
But for a microphone still I fiend
This was a tape I wasn’t supposed to break
I was supposed to wait, but let’s motivate
I want to see who can keep followin and swallowin
Takin the making, bitin it and borrowin
Brothers tried and others died to get the formula
But I’ma let ya sweat - you still ain’t warm
You a step away from frozen, stiff as if ya posin
Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
So follow me and were ya thinkin’ you were first?
Let’s travel at magnificent speeds around the Universe
What could ya say as the Earth gets further and further away
Planets are small as balls of clay
Astray into the Milky Way - world’s outasight
Far as the eye can see - not even a satellite
Now stop and turn around and look
As ya stare in the darkness, ya knowledge is took!
So keep starin soon ya suddenly see a star
You better follow it cause it’s the R
This is a lesson if ya guessin and if ya borrowin
Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin
The Leader

October 3, 2012

30 For 30: Broke

All athletes, entertainers, drug dealers and lotto winners should watch this 30 For 30 docco with a pen and pad.
Click the [X Close] button, then Play.

The NBA's Top Ballers

Here's the a list of the highest paid NBA players and their salaries for the 2012-2013 NBA season:

Kobe Bryant         

Dirk Nowitzki        

Carmelo Anthony        

Amar'e Stoudemire    

Joe Johnson        

Dwight Howard        

Pau Gasol        

Chris Paul        

Chris Bosh        

LeBron James        

Dwyane Wade        

Deron Williams        

Andrew Bynum        

Paul Pierce        

Kevin Durant        

Zach Randolph        

Rudy Gay        

Derrick Rose        

Carlos Boozer        

Al Jefferson       

Meanwhile, in Africa...

Via NBA Arena