Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hate to bring back bad memories

I'm still bitter.

Q: Did the disallowed handball goal in the Ghana-Uruguay game go down as the most blatant exploitation of rules in sports history? It was like if goaltending was called on the game winning basket of a Game 7 and instead of counting the basket, the rules dictate that somebody has to make a free throw to win the game. Are there other rule loopholes like this?
-- Brad Armstrong, Indianapolis

SG: Only one that I could think of: If a player were running the winning touchdown down the sideline, then someone on the opposing sideline jumped onto the field and tackled him. But in college and pro football, I'm pretty sure that's an automatic touchdown. (This actually happened once: in the 1954 Cotton Bowl.) But that's the parallel. Seems like the easy rule fix would be this: If you commit a goal-line handball in extra time in the World Cup, it's an automatic goal. Given that we can't even get instant replay for the World Cup, though, I'm not holding my breath.
-Bill Simmons, Summer Mega-Mailbag
Uruguay 4(1)-1(2) Ghana

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Major Lazer - "Good Enuff"

Major Lazer featuring (Collie Buddz & Linda Ortega) -"Good Enuff"

"Where will happiness strike next?"

How Coca-Cola Created Its “Happiness Machine” [INTERVIEW]

Why Idaho?

Cool Ads

The Town

Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), John Hamm (Mad Men), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Blake Lively and Chris Cooper.

Monday, July 12, 2010

How much does a $36 million painting go for on the black market?

$250,000 cash

In late December 2000, three people armed with machine guns went into the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm and ordered everyone to get down on the floor. For the next 40 minutes, the thieves ran through the museum, taking two Renoir paintings and a 1630 self-portrait by Rembrandt — a painting valued at $36 million.

Simultaneously, two car bombs went off on the main roads leading to the museum, located on a small peninsula in central Stockholm. As the thieves made their getaway in a high-speed boat, police could not access the museum because the highways were completely blocked.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

MTV should bring back shows like this

"The day you play me, be the same day MTV played videos"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Go Forth - The New Frontier

Should have posted these on the 4th.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"The Man Behind the Dreamscape"

An excerpt from The New York Times' Sunday profile of Christopher Nolan and Inception.

"With these few bread crumbs Mr. Nolan and his studio are confident that their opaque and costly film will lure large crowds. They are betting that moviegoers have come to regard Mr. Nolan as a director who combines intimate emotions with outsize imagination and seemingly limitless resources — a blockbuster auteur who has made bigness his medium.

In “Inception” Mr. DiCaprio plays Cobb, the leader of a group of “extractors”: people who are able to participate in and shape the dreams of others. With these skills, extractors can teach clients how to safeguard secrets locked away in their subconscious, or how to steal them from unfortified minds. Presented with the inverse challenge of implanting an idea in someone’s head, Cobb assembles his team (including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page) and designs an intricate mind heist that leads them through layers of dreams within dreams, and to a mysterious woman (Marion Cotillard) from Cobb’s past.

Creating the film’s multiple valences of reality took seven months of principal photography in six cities — Tokyo; Carlington, England; Paris; Tangier, Morocco; Los Angeles; and Calgary, Alberta, at an estimated cost of $160 million."

For the Eye

The distribution of population in the U.S.Starbucks and McDonald's worldwide business
The Global Arms Trade
The global water shortage crisis
I haven't found out if these were all made by the same people. has 36 other infographics, 40 Useful and Creative Infographics. I posted The Web Trend Map last April.

Plan B - "Prayin'"

Plan B is a British-former-rapper-turned singer. His newest cd The Defamation of Strickland Banks is already out in England with no American release date scheduled.

ceo - "Come With Me"

I've posted for the song not the video.

Reminds me of some Moby - Play / The Beach.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Making of Aquemini

On the eve of the 12th anniversary of Outkast's 5-star opus, Aquemini (September 29, 1998), Atlanta's Creative Loafing breaks down the creation of the album track-by-track by producers, engineers, Raekwon, Cee-lo and Andre and Big Boi themselves.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Maradona vs. Messi

Argentina vs. Germany
tomorrow 10 a.m.