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

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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
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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

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