March 28, 2013

Japanese Hadouken Pics Are Fucking Great

Everyone stop doing stuff, this is the best meme.
Shot Scott

When In Auckland

When In Auckland is a website that is only funny to people who have been raised in (central) Auckland. Link and example LOLs below.
Shot Jake

March 26, 2013

Quoting The Streets

Artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and sign-making skills towards a project he dubbed 'Rap Quotes.' For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations - then installed them at those specific spots.

March 25, 2013

March 24, 2013

The Surreal World Of Igor Morski

Polish illustrator and graphic artist Igor Orski, probably smokes crack. His work is a surreal mix of self-portraits and nature.

Above The Clouds

Dubai-based German photographer Sebastian Opitz captures his adopted city as fog rolls in and out at sunrise.

March 23, 2013

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt [documentary]

'Reasonable Doubt' is by faaaaaaaaar the greatest of all of Jay's albums, so it's a treat to hear him, and others who helped put it together, reminisce over it. Timeless classic.
Parts 2, 3 and 4 after the jump.

March 21, 2013

J Dilla - Crate Diggers [documentary]

Watch a short doco on the greatest hip hop producer of all time (name someone better), including his extraordinary vinyl record collections, and some of the stories behind his collection of beats.

PREVIOUS: France's J Dilla Alley
PREVIOUS: J Dilla - Still Shinning [documentary]

March 20, 2013

Amazing First-Person Shot Short Film

Watch this crazy Russian film titled 'Biting Elbows - 'Bad Motherfucker' (Insane Office Escape 2)'. The film is better that the name, but you've probably already hit play because of the D's.

Replacing Guns With Thumbs

How about Photoshopping out the violence in movie posters and replacing it with something a little more positive. Choice.
Shot Gemma

March 18, 2013

March 17, 2013

The Lost Dunks

Here's a video showcasing the forgotten dunks from 20 years of slam dunk competition - including my boy Kemp, who got robbed by Dee Brown's super-wack "no look" dunk.

Astronomy Is Awesome

Here's a short video telling you mostly stuff you already knew about stars and how amazing they are.

Pinched from the IF Blog

March 16, 2013

Children From Around the World With Their Favourite Toys

Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project 'Toy Stories' compiles photos of children from around the world with their most prized possesions—their toys.

Galimberti found that children in richer countries were more possessive with their toys and that it took time before they allowed him to play with them (which is what he would do pre-shoot before arranging the toys), whereas in poorer countries he found it much easier to quickly interact, even if there were just two or three toys between them. There were similarities too, especially in the functional and protective powers the toys represented for their proud owners. Across borders, the toys were reflective of the world each child was born into—economic status and daily life affecting the types of toys children found interest in.

March 11, 2013

Immortal Technique On Fire With Alex Jones

You probably won't watch this, but you probably should - a rapper and a gun-loving ginger intellectualize global politics for an hour and a half.

PREVIOUS: The Legacy of Bin Laden by Immortal Technique
PREVIOUS: Immortal Technique On The Joe Rogan Experience
PREVIOUS: Immortal Technique On Montreality 

The Story Behind That Poster

Keep Calm and Carry On isn't just a wack mug that's displayed on hipster shelves or t-shirts that promote domestic violence - it's actually an old war poster which has a lot of history behind it. Get familiar.

Is This The Best Overtaking You've Ever Seen?

No idea, but probably from Russia.

Sign Painters [tralier]

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

March 7, 2013

Try Wrapping Your Brain Around This

The above video offers an interpretation of Strange Loops of self reference, recursion, and the emergence of consciousness and self-awareness. If that makes no sense at all, let Wikipedia try explaining: Strange Loops.

March 6, 2013

Your Future Brain

"We're entering a very interesting stage of human history right now where we can start importing technology to enhance our natural senses or perception of the world" said the man with too many shirt buttons.

March 3, 2013

Macklemore - Thrift Shop (MS Paint Video)

A literal take on Macklemore's Thrift Shop, created using MSPaint. So many puns.

Ante Up. The Computer Synth Version.

Remember that old computer programme that said whatever you typed in? Which you pretty much just used for swear words when making crank calls? Well this is somewhat like that. Danny Drive Thru uses an integral speech synthesizer to recreate MOP's Ante Up. Brilliant.

Dreams Don't Die (1982)

Cult New York graffiti movie from the 80s.

Quadruple Kick

One second you're hitting on dudes girlfriend, the next you're on the ground with a broken knee, balls, ribs and jaw.

Solving The Rubik's Cube While Juggling

1 million + views on YouTube and Ravi has still never had a girlfriend.

March 1, 2013

Shirtless Aussie Jumps Into A Cactus, On Purpose.

Cheers mate.

PREVIOUS: The Dictator, Live On Australian TV.

Another Great Mike Tyson Interview

At this point in time, it's mandatory to hit play if you see a video with the word 'interview' after the name 'Mike Tyson'. This time around it's Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons turn to throw the questions at the forever intriguing, Iron Mike.
Also, if you're not already up on it, all basketball (and hip hop) fans should be following the Jalen Rose podcast. It's good chat.

PREVIOUS: The Greatest Mike Tyson Interview, Ever.
PREVIOUS: The Time Jalen Rose Stole Patrick Ewing's TV
PREVIOUS: Bill Simmons Interviews Louis CK