Sunday, November 30, 2008

Got to Stay Active!!!

Props goes to the Scholz & Friends Advertising firm over in Hamburg, Germany

What does the hottest rapper get for his 26th birthday???

Lil Wayne got

$1,000,000 cold hard cash from his long time boss The Birdman "Baby" Williams

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Everyone's Going Green

The major marketing transformation over the past 5 years has been the green movement. Restaurant food chains, car makers, and even oil companies have focused their advertisements on their environmentally friendly practices.

So, it was only expected that Buddhist monks would be the next to follow this hip trend. Check out what the Thai monks of the Sisaket province have thoughtfully created....

...a temple made entirely of over one million recyclable glass bottles. This temple made up of green Heineken beer bottles and brown Chang beer bottles not only helped clean the polluted surronding areas of the Sisaket province, but will stand as a testament to the green movement.

Really cool.

Dudes Base Jump World's Tallest Building

A Britsh and  a Frenchman became the first men to base jump off of the Burj Dubai. This jump has since been established as a World Record for the highest base jump. They set off around 600 meters, near the 160th floor level. It took the two men an hour + fifteen minutes to climb the 160 flights of stairs (impressive especially cause they illegally snuck into the building site).

The best part of the video is watching the men jump. There is something about falling that seems straight out of a dream.

The fall reminded me of the Hong Kong scene in The Dark Knight. Beautiful.

Anderson Cooper vs. Michael Phelps

Watch CBS Videos Online

I love how competitive Phelps is. As if he should feel challenged by a television news anchor.

The 60 Minutes Michael Phelps feature will air tomorrow night.

Do You Believe?

I still can't believe it.

Just 2 Guyz

Here is one of the original digital shorts Andy Samberg and friends made out in L.A. that caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and Saturday Night Live.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

From the writer director of 'Michael Clayton'

Duplicity (March 20, 2009)

Starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson

The Wrestler

Nobody Cares for the Bully

Poor dude.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Canadians are poking fun at us

Patrick Corrigan The Toronto Star

Joy Ride

The feel good song of the moment.

Lindsay Lohan Floured

PETA Animal Rights Activist or maybe just a Lindsay Lohan hater floured the celebrity right before she entered some red carpet event last week.

Pretty funny.

"Seafaring Thieves"

Somalian pirates have been hijacking precious cargo ships for the last decade. But, in the last year and especially this past week the pirates are gaining global notice by holding a Saudi Arabian oil tanker, the Sirius Star, hostage. The Sirius Star holds over a quarter of Saudi Arabia's daily output of oil worth more than a $100 million.

The Somalian pirates take these giant cargo ships hostage by deploying several speed boats to ride around the slow-moving non-protected tankers forcing them to stop. The pirates then board the ships with grappling hooks. They hold crews hostage with automatic weapons (AK-47s and Uzis) and grenade launchers (primarily used to force ships to stop).

Because, the Somalian government is so unorganized their costal waters and ports are not protected. This allows the pirates to dock the hostage ships until ransoms are answered. In past years the pirates have netted ransoms in the 10's and 100 thousands; however, this year they have hit huge new totals. $1 million ransoms have been collected. And if the negotiating Saudi Arabian oil companies submit they could possibly be paying $10-25 million for the return of the Sirius Star.

Pirates roaming the seas. It's like the oldddd days. 

John Trevor The Albuquerque Journal

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GQ Men of the Year

-The Boston Celtics Champions (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, and other homies)
-Thom Browne Designer
-Leonardo Dicaprio Leading Man (Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road)
-Aaron Eckhart Villain (the Dark Knight Two-Face)
-Brandon Flowers Killer Years (lead singer of the Killers - new album November 25th)
-James Franco Screen Idol (star of Pineapple Express, supporting role in Milk)
-Josh Hamilton Comeback Kid (from crack head to home run leader in the major leagues)
-Jon Hamm Breakout (Mad Men lead Donald Draper)
-Ted Kennedy Legend
-Seth MacFarlane The Mogul (producer of Family Guy)
-John Malkovich Mad Genuis (actor Burn After Reading, Changeling)
-Danny McBride Funnyman (Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder)
-MGMT and M.I.A. Radiogods
-Rafael Nadal Court King
-Barack Obama Game Changer
-Chris Paul Heavy Medal Hero (CP3)
-General David Petraeus Leader of the Year
-Michael Phelps Golden Boy
-Alain Robert Daredevil of the Year
-Philip Roth Icon of the Year
-Jason Statham Action Hero
-Neil Willenson Local Hero of the Year
-The Men Behind 'the Wire' Tough Guys of the Year
-Mark Zuckerberg Boy Genuis of the Year
-Megan Fox Obsession

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quote of the Night

"This actually speaks to my entire life philosophy: I could lose any of my material possessions. I got to a place, especially with collecting, where I had to get to the core of why I wanted any of this stuff — what it really meant about me, how my ultimate being would be adjusted if I lost any of it — and I just got to a place where I'm really not connected to material things. I know that sounds silly, and this just became a lot more dramatic than I think this interview was meant to be. [Laughs] But you know, life is constantly transitional, and I've moved so much and lost so many T-shirts and photographs that were really important. You can't cling too firmly to anything material or else you'll be unhappy."
-Seth Green

Mister H

Mr Hudson & The Library is only band I've been bumping lately.

Download a 2-minute snippet of the first song off his upcoming 2009 sophomore album Now I See.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Throw Up The W's

Found over at

Artist: Eboy

Job Search

Market Faire

Communication City

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Wrestler

No new news about Darren Aronofsky's new film The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke. But, the hype this film is garnering is is growing by the day. The movie poster below is cool.

The movie will open in limited release December 17th. Just in time for Oscar consideration.

Mr Hudson & The Library

I listen to Mr Hudson & The Library more than anything else. This British band, that crosses so many different genre lines, plays some of the coolest music of this decade that has never been heard by anybody (or maybe just the people that hang around with).

I wish they were heard by more people. I'm sure they could become very succesful.

Their first album A Tale of Two Cities featured two music videos. Check them both out below.

"Riveting and Kaleidoscopic Tale"

"This is a breathless, exciting story, heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time."
-Roger Ebert Chicago Sun Times

"Romantic, action-packed and always held together by an intriguing social conscience, Slumdog Millionaire is a rapturous crowd pleaser."
-Bob Mondello NPR

"Drive by fantasitc energy and a torrent of vivid images of India old and new, Slumdog Millionaire is a blast."
-Todd McCarthy Variety

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Finally Found the Song

If you have seen Kevin Smith's new movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno then you already know the song I'm talking about. After a week of searching (disappointingly the song isn't on the soundtrack), I found the song and an explanation of the songs significance. Below, you'll read Smith's difficulty in getting this song in his movies.

"It’s an old song that I first heard in ‘95, when we were putting together the Mallrats soundtrack. It was actually in the film for the first test screening, but Live decided they wanted to hold onto it as a potential single off their next album (which would follow Throwing Copper). When I was editing Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the song had still never surfaced or been released, so I put in a request for it again. Again, I was denied. Third time, apparently, was the charm. Needed a song for that sequence in Zack and Miri and remembered the Live track. This time, the band signed off on us using the track. Took 13 years, but was worth the wait."
-Kevin Smith

Download: Live - Lift Me Up

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Curious about Obama's Posee

Gawker went through the trouble of labeling everyone except for 2 mysteries. You can either look them all up on wikipedia, or go to gawker's article for brief biographies of Obama's crew. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Dopest Players in the U.S.A.

These guys are too cool for politics.

Loving the new administration.

Jay-Z - History

Jay-Z - "History" (produced by Kanye West)


Kanye West music video yet. Directed by Hype Williams

S I D E B A R:

Kanye held a press conference/interview in Singapore

Put on a Happy Face

Check out artist Nate Frizzell's work that is being put up in the Los Angeles Cerasoli-Lebasse Gallery show here.

Frizell is a 24-year old Californian. If you like his work from the "Put on a Happy Face" show go look at some of his older works on his website.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

McCain Obama Steal Hope Diamond

In an amazing feat of turnaround, Matt Stone and Trey Parker's television show South Park had an episode relating to last night election results. "About Last Night" followed the events of Barack Obama, John McCain, and Sarah Palin's (who we learn is British and actually very intelligent and agile) night following the results of the election.