Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bill Simmons' new sports and pop culture website now has an official name, URL and a debut date of sometime in June. "will be set apart from information-rich sports and news sites with a simple and elegant graphic style designed by renowned magazine designer Walter Bernard. Said Simmons, “We will not throw up 100 posts every day. We’ve figured out a way to highlight the best things we publish and make it easier for people who might not have a chance to visit the site more than three or four times a week to find everything they want.”

"a mix of original columns, long-form features, blog posts, and podcasts."

Notable talent

Bill Simmons - Editor-in-chief
Dan Fierman (former senior editor of GQ and EW) - Senior Editor

Consulting Editors - Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman (Chuck will be writing about sports and culture exclusively for

The Dark Knight Rises to Begin Filming

TDKR, sequel to The Dark Knight and the third Christopher Nolan Batman film, will begin filming in Jodhpur, India this coming Friday, May 6.

Confirmed cast for TDKR.

Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne/Batman
Anne Hathaway - Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - John Blake
Tom Hardy - Bane
Marion Cottilard - Miranda Tate
Gary Oldman - Commissioner Gordon
Morgan Freeman - Lucious Fox
Michael Caine - Alfred

Friday, April 29, 2011

Artist: FAILE

Brooklyn-based artist duo Patrick McNeil (Edmonton, CA) and Patrick Miller (Minneapolis, MN) FAILE.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Steve Jobs In Carbonite iPhone Case"


Metrodome / NFL Draft

Photos from -

"Since March 25, crews of ironworkers, laborers, heavy-equipment operators and supervisors from Birdair have been replacing the Dome's 29-year-old storm-tattered roof with new Teflon-coated fiberglass, one panel at a time."

As crews work on fixing the dome and U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Minneapolis denying the NFL's appeal, the Minnesota Vikings will be here in New York tonight with the 12th selection in the 2011 NFL draft.

Who should we draft? Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara, California DE Cameron Jordan? Anybody special going to fall to #12? Are we going to trade up? Trade down? Washington QB Jake Locker?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beastie Boys - "Make Some Noise"

A lot of famous actors in this (on top of what we knew before - Rashida Jones, Steve Buscemi, Orlando Bloom)

The full 30-minute video is premiering at midnight tonight on MTV2, MTVU and VH1 Classic.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Carlos Boozer-Prince Renter Story

ESPN - Carlos Boozer Admires Prince's Spirit

"Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer once rented his Beverly Hills house to Prince..."

""Supposedly, Prince changed the front gate to the Prince sign, he changed the master bedroom to a hair salon, he changed the streaming blue waters that led to the front door to purple water, he knocked out walls, he changed the molding on top of the ceiling. Booz was livid. So pissed off, so angry ... He put his Purple Rain stamp on it ... Booz was like, 'I was getting ready to go over there and beat this little man down.' And dude was just like 'Here, Boozer, here is a little check for about a million, it'll take care of everything, get it back the way you want it.' And Booz was like , 'This little man is cool as hell.'"

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Era Ad - Yankees v Red Sox

Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski (of The Office) talk trash for a new New Era ad.

Hope to see more of these soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has directed a 22-minute film inspired by the group's original "Fight For Your Right" music video.

The film featuring Susan Sarandon, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Jason Schwartzman, John C. Reilly, Will Arnett, and Danny McBride looks to help promote the group's forthcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2.

Film trailer above and story

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Facebook Stereotypes

GQ - Annoying Facebook Friends and Profiles: Humor

Hot Wheels

"This Hot Wheels "Secret Race Battle" video hit the Internet this week, a Projection Mapped Video that was displayed on Sydney's historic Customs House. Projection Mapping has been the go-to big ticket marketing project as of late."

New York Public Library Overnight Scavenger Hunt

Mashable - New York Public Library Invites 500 to Overnight Scavenger Hunt

"The New York Public Library, which became the first public library to launch a Foursquare badge this week, is going one step further in mobile innovation by inviting 500 people to compete in a smartphone-based challenge for a library game night."

"Find the Future: The Game"

Gmail Motion

10 Dying U.S. Industries

Very interesting table put together by research firm IBISWorld.

"Smashburger is the fastest three-year start for a restaurant company - in history"