Bill Bailey had done moonwalk years ago, before MJ did (a bit different). Here watch out Bill Bailey's tap dance and his moonwalk. LINK: Youtube
"Michael Jackson best dance moves" LINK
Be sure to watch both videos.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
The quick lens of U.S. Navy sonar technician Ronald Dejarnett was able to capture this Air Force F-22 going supersonic over the Gulf of Alaska as the pilot did his best Top Gun flyby impression. [U.S. Navy]. LINK
TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead this morning in his Tampa Bay home. The unmistakable Mays, whose signature high decibel delivery was a staple for dozens of quirky TV commercial wares and gadgets, was 50. LINK. Via: Gizmodo
Mays' recent visit to The Tonight Show, where he pitched his new reality show, Pitchmen. [FOX News]
Saturday, June 27, 2009
In Rome the cats have an ancient temple all to themselves. The site is known as Torre Argentina and was excavated under Mussolini's re-building efforts in 1929, revealing extensive multi-level temple grounds about 20 feet below modern street level. The site is actually composed of several temples as well as part of the famous Pompey's theatre, where in 44 BC Caesar was betrayed and killed on the theatre steps.
On any given afternoon a small crowd gathers to watch the cats sunbathe on ancient pillars and steps. LINK
Whether the cats rule themselves via Republic or recognize a cat Emperor is, as of yet, undetermined. More on Torre Argentina here.
No one recycles styrofoam the way Michael Salter does.
He has created a life size Formula 1 race car out of styrofoam!!! Take a look at his latest show at the Portland John Ross Plaza Studio… “a full scale replica of a Formula One race car made from scrap styrofoam pieces, 3 pretty big wall paintings, and 24 framed digital drawings.” LINK
They went over the top with this one. LINK: Youtube
Comment by LLLT:: I have yet to figure out why it is that it takes a persons passing to show them the respect they should have had when the were living and able to enjoy it.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Embrace your inner geek - in Tokyo a life-size Gundam almost 60 feet tall has been revealed in all its glory. Gundam for those not up on their anime nostalgia was an animated show which started in 1979 about a future where robots or mecha piloted by humans battle for supremacy or something like that.
Tokyo's Gundam is currently in Odaiba. The big ceremony will be July 10th and it will remain throughout the summer. The Gundam model has 50 points of light, emits steams, and its head revolves left to right and up.
Music by The Exotic Ones: LINK: Youtube
For Father's Day, this kid and his awesome dad shot a Journey video together. The choice of song is what makes it work - it's totally poignant and absurd and adorable all at the same time. LINK
Honey is dribbled off the end of a chopstick into a pot below. As the falling stream stikes the pool of honey below, it turns itself into tight circular coils which rapidly begin to pile one on top of the other. A growing column of liquid coils of rope begin to emerge from above the surface of the honey in the pot in an effect referred to as the liquid rope-coil effect.
Uneveness in the amount of sinking at the base of the growing column of coils causes it to collaspe before a new column of liquid coils re-emerge and begin to rise up again.
The rate of coiling is increased as the height from which the honey is allowed to fall from is raised. LINK: Youtube
An artist in California creates masterpieces out of an everyday item. Scott Weaver is a toothpick artist who has more than 30-years of experience, and this time he's creating a tribute to San Francisco, one toothpick at a time. LINK
Bottle-Ship Museum in Enkhuizen, Holland.
This tiny museum is said to hold the world's largest collection of bottle ships--over 750 of them. An incredible variety of miniature boats--rescue boats, whaling ships, steamships, and modern dredgers--have been stuffed into every variety of bottle, from the tiniest light bulb to a 30-liter wine jug. Magnifying glasses are available where needed. On occasion, there are demonstrations of how to build bottle ships.
Shown above is a model of the Half Moon, the ship Henry Hudson was sailing when he discovered Hudson Bay and the Hudson River. It's builder, Ralph Preston, estimates that it took about 500 hours to assemble. LINK
Thursday, June 25, 2009
On the marshes of Northern Argentina, Sir David Attenborough presents the birth of one of the largest snakes on the planet, the Anaconda. Brilliant wildlife video from Sir David Attenborough's natural history masterpiece, Life in Cold Blood. LINK: Youtube
QUOTE:::This is a recut of a 3-card project I directed while attending Moorpark College in California. The Soundtrack is from the original 1985-ish production. I scanned the original illustrations and cut them in PhotoStory. LINK: Youtube
Longtime Johnny Carson sidekick and TV host Ed McMahon died in his sleep early Tuesday morning at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Although no official cause of death is known yet, the man who sat by Carson’s side on “The Tonight Show” from 1962 to 1992 -- and who created the iconic phrase “Heeeeeeere’s Johnny!” -- has had a number of health problems recently. He had been hospitalized with pneumonia and battled bone cancer.LINK
"Conan's Tribute to Ed McMahon"
Video from "The Tonight Show". LINK
Farrah Fawcett's trademarks as a sex symbol and 1970s TV star in "Charlie's Angels."
But as her life drew to a close, she captivated the public in a far different way: as a cancer patient who fought for, then surrendered, her treasured privacy to document her struggle with the disease and inspire others.
Fawcett, 62, died Thursday morning at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, nearly three years after being diagnosed with anal cancer. Ryan O'Neal, the longtime companion who returned to her side when she became ill, was with her.
"After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," O'Neal said. "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world." LINK
Farrah Fawcett: A Life In Pictures
LINKWebcam chat at Ustream
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- Michael Jackson, often referred to as "The King of Pop", died at the age of 50 on Thursday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest, the Los Angeles Times reported while citing law enforcement and city sources. CBS News also confirmed the news.
Jackson was taken to UCLA hospital in Los Angeles after a 911 call at 12.21 p.m. local time. When paramedics arrived at his home in Holmby Hills they performed CPR and arrived at the hospital in a "deep coma". Streets surrounding the hospital are blockaded by police with yellow tape.
The cause of death was not immediately known. Both OK! Magazine and TMZ.com also confirmed his death.
Jackson took to the stage as a child star and set the world dancing to the thumping rhythms of his music in the 1970s. He was planning a comeback this year.
Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II. LINK
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Announced in 2004, the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge has been five years under construction. Due to be completed in 2010, the bridge has slowly been taking shape. Here, with some amazing photographs is a record of this incredible bridge as it nears completion. LINK
Some of them aren’t half bad. But if the Internet is evidence of anything, there are a hell of a lot more hilariously horrible tattoos out there than anyone would like to admit. A list of 210 at the LINK.
Photo: get_debashish [Flickr]
Neatoramanaut Debashish Paul took a photo of a section of Hogenakkal Falls in South India that has a face of a mustachiod man. I know, I know, it’s just pareidolia (the tendency of human brains to see familiar images and faces in objects), but it’s still very cool!
Link - Thanks Debashish! Via: Neatorama
Lorelle Miller’s most recent street painting was created at The Festival of the Arts in La Jolla on June 20 & 21. Her 12’ x 12’ street painting is called Countess Rimsky-Korsakova, original painting by Franz Xavier Winterhalter (1805—73). LINK
These stylish works by New York-based artist, M11X — aka Mikal Hameed — blend his musical history with his creative nature as he ‘calls on us to forget our indivualized nature and relationship with our headphones and demands that we start to share our music as it was meant to be: unplugged and free’. LINK
Stop motion paper animation by director and animator Sean Pecknold along with artist/illustrator Jesse Brown for Fleet Foxes. After Effects was used to finish the final sequences.
"Making of video:"
"The last 4 weeks stitched together. Mainly timelapse of setting up each shot." LINK
Michigan and Trumbull is missing an old friend as crews raised most of the remaining Tiger Stadium on Monday.
The stadium's upper deck, which had remained mostly in tact, collapsed around 2:30 p.m.
Freep.com, June 22: Witnesses said the first base portion of the structure began peeling away, and then the rest of the upper deck quickly collapsed upon itself.
The result is a massive pile of rubble, including the roof, twisted steel and concrete chunks.
A preservation group earlier this month attempted to postpone the final demolition, but a judge ruled against the delay and the razing resumed. LINK
There are some very touching comments. So be sure to go to the link and read them.
Monday, June 22, 2009
QUOTE::This song is called "Stuntin like Mufasa" we always wanted to make a track referencing the lion king and the parallel between that father son relationship with our own the added bonus was hearin this stuntin liek my daddy remix on bearbot.com that just had tha indie rock / hip hop swagger that "thefiveone" represents ...and this came about completely organically. LINK: Youtube
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The Texas jaguarundi is a small endangered wildcat that lives along the border between Texas and Mexico. The jaguarundi was put on the federal endangered species list in 1976, but the Department of the Interior has never formulated a plan to protect the cat, as required under the Endangered Species Act.
One commenter said the jaguarundi looks like a cross between a cat and a mossy tree. Link, Via: Neatorama
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Quick clip of the Worlds largest multi Cylinder Motorcycle, this 48 cylinder bike was built by my pal Simon Whitelock - here it is at the Triples Rally in 2004 - it is actually 49 cylinder as the initial sound is of the single cylinder starter engine. LINK: Youtube
A vintage jeweled watch movement is set in a brass hammered heart stamping with a brass filigree back and hangs from a ring on vintage brass chain.
A beautiful czech rondelle drops from the wrapped movmement.
You can change the color of the rondelle if you would like.
The necklace measures 17" the drop is 1 1/4".
All brass is natural and nickle free. LINK
Zookeepers Deanna Ramirez and Pat Owen weigh and check a male and female snow leopard cub born in Seattle at Woodland Park Zoo on on May 25, 2009. Four weeks of age in the video.
Produced by Ryan Hawk. LINK, Via: Youtube
"Photos From Iran Protests from Christiane Amanpour"
This video was posted by Christiane Amanpour on her Facebook asking that it be shown to the world. The video was not made by me, Christiane Amanpour, or CNN. LINK: Youtube
"Iranian woman killed in protests"
A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim's chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes.
The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gas used among them, towards Salehi St.
QUOTE::: The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me.
Please let the world know. LINK: Youtube
Kurt Marlow from the U.K. presents us with his beautiful "Paisley Skull". He tells us, "I’m an Artist/Tattooer and I would like to submit some skulls pics. I sell my work through a wicked company called thecanvaslounge. Please take a look if you get chance!!" Check out Kurt's own site or buy any of his awesome works at The Kurt Marlow page on thecanvaslounge. LINK
The official music video for Rainbow Arabia "Omar K," directed by Keith Musil. Mother and child get stuck in a supermarket during their owe werewolf transformation. Fun with tomahawks, meat freezers, produce fights, dancing atop cash registers, drinking and dancing in the liquor aisle is very brief description of this eccentric music video. LINK: Youtube
This is a collection of all the gameplay footage shown so far for The Old Republic. LINK: Youtube
* Only being released for PC, no consoles
* Seems that the Game has PvE Mode and a PvP Mode - SifiWire
* Graphics are great and smooth - Mentioned in Multiple Reviews
Friday, June 19, 2009
Born 3-and-a-half months prematurely, Derek Paravicini was so small that his doctor presumed that he was dead. Just as his mother had given up hope, she heard the faintest whimper. To keep him alive, he was put on oxygen but improper equipment left him blind and autistic. At the tender age of 2 years old, Derek discovered the piano, and his life was never the same.
Fast forward 30 years. Derek couldn’t tell his left from right and could barely count to ten but his brain is a perfectly programmed musical computer. LINK
"The Musical Genius - Derek Paravicini" - Part 1/5 LINK
"Derek Paravicini - The Musical Genius" Part 2 LINK
"Derek Paravicini - The Musical Genius" Part 3 LINK
"Derek Paravicini - The Musical Genius" Part 4 LINK
"Derek Paravicini - The Musical Genius" Part 5 LINK
You tried everything to get your ex back and he or she doesn’t seem to budge. You have tried to figure out what could be stopping him or her from being with you. Some of the following thoughts may have come to your mind, but you won’t face the truth because you are still very much in love with him or her. However, you will need to face the truth and here’s how.
One. He or she isn’t interested in you any longer.
Two. What you did was so bad that he or she can’t forgive you and forgetting is simply out the question.
Three. He or she has found someone better.
Four. He or she is more interested in achieving professional goals without distraction.
Five. He or she has reasoned that you can’t be trusted.
Six. He or she has been advised by a well-meaning family member or friend that you aren’t a healthy addition to his or her life.
Seven. He or she knows that you have been seeing someone else and may have children with this person.
Your ex is not interested in coming back for any one of these reasons or some other, and when you try to force something that is not working you are causing more problems for yourself and making it harder for you to move on in your life. There is a difference when an ex cares and when he or she loves. Just because he or she is polite and may have helped you a few times with a problem since you have been separated, doesn’t mean that he or she wants to be in a relationship with you.
More to read on each reason at the LINK.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
In 1909 a remarkable project was initiated by Russian photographer Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky. His mission was to record - in full and vibrant color - the vast and diverse Russian Empire. Here, with his story, is a selection of his amazing century old full color pictures. LINK
Invisible ink is the stuff of romantic legend. Spies and clandestine lovers alike have used it for centuries to convey hidden messages to their partners. Although invisible ink is still used today for these purposes, it has taken on many more practical and fascinating roles in recent years.
Hundreds of liquids, from fruit juices to specially formulated chemicals, can be used as invisible ink. Here we explore six of the most interesting and accessible types. We hope you’ll be inspired to make your own invisible ink at home. With a bit of practice, you too can become a master of steganography (which is the art of writing hidden messages, in case you didn’t know that already!) LINK
The Woodland Park Zoo proudly welcomed their first ever Tawny frogmouth hatchling last week. After a quick examination by zoo staff, the tiny cotton ball was quickly returned to the nest and its parents have been feeding it regularly. LINK
Famed architect Zaha Hadid is going to transform central Seoul into a modern mecca when she creates the Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza. The 85,000 square meter plaza will house a learning resource for designers and give members of the public a design museum, library and educational facilities. There will also be a 30,000 square meter park that will serve as a green oasis within the dense urban surroundings of Dongdaemun, Seoul. LINK
YouTube user Myk31 is responsible for this inspired interpretation of Kanye's song Robocop. All the graphics were created specifically for the video - there are references in there to MegaMan II, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Battletoads, Double Dragon, and Ninja Gaiden. LINK, Via: Youtube
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monuments and Melodies 2 cd collection of hits, rarities, and new originals available 6/16. Album contains code access to bonus content from The Vault at enjoyincubus.com. Use the code inside to download hundreds of rare tracks, never-before-seen videos, and photos all handpicked by the band.
Get exclusive content first by playing Chuckheaddefender.com! LINK: Youtube
This is a real video from a French documentary about Africa.
There are trees that grow in Africa which, once a year, produce very juicy fruits that ferment to contain alcohol. Because there is a shortage of water, as soon as the fruits are ripe, animals come there to help protect themselves from the heat.
What happens next? Watch for yourselves. LINK
“This music video directed by OneInThree for ‘Wild Beasts’ second single of their debut album ‘Limbo Panto’ is a mesmerising & hypnotic tour de force. It pioneers an amazing mind bending visual technique called the ‘Droste Effect’ which is based on an uncompleted lithograph that Escher made in 1956.” LINK
Dylan Thuras is a guest blogger on Boing Boing. Dylan is a travel blogger and the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura: A Compendium of the World's Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica, with Joshua Foer. .
Recovering from our experience being Boinged (Sysadmin, save me!) I thought I would share a wondrous site found in a less than exotic location...
The story begins in 1941 at an army depot in Seneca County, NY when some soldiers noticed a couple white deer roaming inside their 24-square-mile fenced-off base. Realizing that something strange (and wonderful) was afoot, the General ordered the soldiers to protect the white deer. While the soldiers continued to hunt brown deer inside the confines of the reserve, the white ones were allowed to breed. With predators were kept at bay by a giant fence, and pressure put on the brown deer by hunting, the white deer population was able to explode. (These blanched deer are not albinos, as you might assume, but rather possess two copies of another rare recessive gene for whiteness.) There are now 200 of them roaming the grounds, the largest herd of white deer anywhere in the world.
Today the base is no longer active, but the deer are looked after by a not-for-profit organization--Seneca White Deer Inc--devoted to managing the herd. They are currently fighting plans by developers to reduce the area to a fourth of its current size. LINK
Seneca White Deer Website
Monday, June 15, 2009
Melbourne artist Joanna Mortreux’s oil painting, Looking Back Undoes Everything, is peopled with otherworldly anthropomorphic creatures in various states of flight. Inspired by illustrated encyclopedias of animals, these strange life forms possess a dynamic duality that captures the tension between evolution and de-evolution. LINK
Saturday, June 13, 2009
"Daddy dont you walk so fast" LINK
"Roses For Mama" LINK
For those of you whom still have your parents, value what you have. I lost my Dad November 29, 1968 and my Mom January 18, 2000. It is hard when you don't have them to turn to anymore.
Also in the near future I will be posting some poems I wrote about my parents as the years have passed.
"Prairie Habitat" LINK
Footage of prairie and grassland habitat and animals courtesy of Pronghorn Productions.
"Amazing animal habitats!" LINK
Wild Trakka Chris Humfrey takes us on a field trip in his mate's back yard! It's amazing what habitats mankind has created for 'creep-crawlies'
Busdriver, an american rapper with a lyrical and inspired flow. Far from Gangsta Rap and the westcoast cliches of current Californian rap, Busdriver's sound is a musical weapon! Regan Farquhar (his real name) drops a razor-sharp flow with mad technique. Great connection with the audience, a pleasure for underground hip-hop fans. Man... this guy is good! LINK
Nine Inch Nails performs "The Becoming" live at the Sasquatch Festival in George, WA on May 24th, 2009.
Filmed by Rob Sheridan with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Audio mix by Blumpy. LINK: Youtube