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March 28, 2011

#Musicmonday: Paul Simon – Jonah

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Paul Simon – Jonah

Today is my son’s 3rd birthday. This is the song he was named for.

Lyrics
Half an hour, change your strings and tune up
Sizing the room up
Checking the bar
Local girls, unspoken conversation
Misinformation
Plays guitar
They say Jonah, he was swallowed by a whale
But I say there’s no truth to that tale
I know Jonah
He was swallowed by a song
No one gives their dreams away too lightly
They hold them tightly
Warm against cold
One more year of traveling ‘round this circuit
Then you can work it into gold
They say Jonah, he was swallowed by a whale
But I say there’s no truth to that tale
I know Jonah
He was swallowed by a song
Here’s to all the boys who came along
Carrying soft guitars in cardboard cases
All night long
And do you wonder where those boys have gone?
Do you wonder where those boys have gone?

jonah_bw
Happy Birthday, Kiddo!

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March 25, 2011

Friday Five: 3/25/2011

Social Media and the revolution

The revolution may not be televised, but it will be tweeted. This is a powerful piece about how the internet and social networking are enabling the voices of the masses to be heard.

King Philip IV visits his portrait

He kinda looks like Mark Zuckerberg.

Geminoid

Uncanny Valley Alert!

Eruption in Hawaii

Lava is cool! For more cool pics of another lava pool check here

Appalachian Trail sped up

Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo.

Kevin Gallagher spent 6 months hiking the 2200-miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Now you can do it in just over 4 minutes.

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March 21, 2011

#musicmonday: 5 seconds of every #1 song

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5 seconds of every #1 song from 1993-2011

5 Seconds of Every #1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit From 1993-2011 by AnthonyDC

Ugh. #1 hits are intolerable. It’s like a bad 30-minute flashback that makes me glad i never listened to the radio much. There are a few moments of pleasant nostalgia, but it’s generally stomach churning. I’m listening to it for the first time as i type this and am only at that craptastic song from Titanic. I wonder if it gets any better as the years peel away?

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March 18, 2011

Friday Five: 3/18/2011

Filed under: animals,cool tricks,nerds,stunt — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — Tod @ 10:00 am

Maru tries on different hairstyles

How can you not love Maru?!

Dog Rides a Scooter

The name says it all.

Flight of the bumblebee(r)

This must have been a fun night of drinking.

The most typical person

Who is most typical in a world population of 7 billion?

Star Wars Droids Scene Sweded

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Sure, it’s a viral for Simon Pegg’s lame new GCI attrocity Paul, but the calssic scene between R2D2 and C3PO has never been funnier.

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March 14, 2011

#musicmonday: Hard and Phirm – Pi

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tod @ 8:36 am

Happy Pi day everyone!

I only recently realized that “Hard” is Chris Hardwick from G4!Nice!

Hard and Phirm – Pi Lyrics
When ink and pen in hands of men
Inscribe your form, bipedal “P”
They draw an altar on which
God has slaughtered all stability
No eyes could ever soak in all the places you anoint
And yet to see you all at once we only need the point
Flirting with infinity, your geometric progeny
That fit inside you oh so tight
With triangles that feel so right

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459

Your ever-constant homily says flaw is discipline
The patron saint of imperfection frees us from our sin
And if our transcendental lift shall find a final floor
Then Man will know the death of God where wonder was before

Yeah, I know this Pi shit backwards and forwards
Check it out

I did three chicks then I pointed at the door
A girl entered in so that made it four
I snapped one time in came another five
Add ‘em all up and that makes nine
The average age 26.5
Now that’s what I call gettin’ some pi
Five of the chicks wore 6-inch heels
Two of the nine squealed like seals
514 was the area code
Quebec, Canada my winter abode
And my 1.3 million dollar chalet

Pi backwards, pi forwards, all night and all day

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640
6286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359
40812848111745028410270193852110556

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March 11, 2011

Friday Five: 3/11/2011

Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery

Audience Calibration Procedure from Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery on Vimeo.

This looks amazing. I love the 8-bit style but they’re really bringing something new to it too. Look for more around the vernal equinox.

Nostromo – Binary Overdrive

Not sure what this is from, but it’s gorgeous. Not so into the song but the animation is amazing. Thanks Wattana for the tip!

Solowheel

Hey, it’s those little wheelie things from the comic B.C. For the low low price of $1500 you can have this truncated segway that’s far more portable (if maybe a little less comfortable to ride).

Harpo Marx vs. Milton Berle

That Harpo is a talented guy. Note the Kraft Kitchens plug at the very end!

Lance Burton Magic

I’m a sucker for sleight of hand and this routine is amazing.

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March 7, 2011

#musicmonday: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tod @ 9:00 am

I am loving this song! Thanks Pandora!

I don’t know much about this band, but i feel like this style of country/folk music is influenced not by traditional Americana/Nashville country, but from indie pop boiled down and purified to remove the irony. It almost seems purer that way.

Lyrics:
Alabama Arkansas I do Love my Ma and Pa
But not as much as I do Love you
Holy Moly Me oh My your the apple of my eye
Girl aint never loved one like you
Man o Man your my best friend I scream it to the nothingness
that we got everything we need
Hot and Heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy Jesus Christ
Aint nothin please me more than you

(Chorus)
Home, Let me come Home
Home is Whenever Im with you
Home, yes I am Home
Home is wherever Im with you

Lalalala Take me Home
Mama Im Coming Home

I follow you into the park, thru the jungle thru the dark
Girl aint never loved one like you
Moats and boats and Waterfalls, Alleyways and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you
Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
never could be sweeter than with you

like its only you and me jade/ebes your somethin to see

(Chorus)
Lalalala take me home
Mama Im Comin Home

Jade, you remember that night you fell outa my window?
ya you came jumpin out after me
well, you were bleedin all over the place and I covered your ass with your dress and we went off to the hospital, you remember that?
ya
well there’s somethin I never told you bout that night
what didnt you tell me?
well, while you were sitting in the back seat smokin a cigarrette you thought was gona be your last, I was fallin deep, deep in love with you, and I never told you till just now!

(Chorus)
Home, let me come home, home is wherever Im with you
Home, yes I am Home home is whenever Im with you!

Alabama Arkansas I do love my Ma and Pa
Yes Home, yes ward! home is whenever Im with you!
Home is whenever Im with you.

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March 4, 2011

Friday Five: 3/4/2011

Portlandia – Put a bird on it

I kept seeing people saying “put a bird on it” and had to look it up to see what it was from. Fred Armisen’s Portlandia apparently.

Jay Pharoah does 50 impressions

The new guy from Saturday Night Live in what was probably part of his audition tape. Good stuff.

Speaking of Impressions

This is a damned good Nic Cage impression by Rob Magnotti.

U Smile slowed down

I know this is old, but i relistened and love it all over again. Justin Beiber’s U Smile slowed down 800% turns into a Sigur Ros ballad!

Conan plays life-sized Angry Birds

Balloon pigs hidden under IKEA furniture + a giant sling shot. This must have been a fun day at work for the production department. Unfortunately you have to sit through 30 seconds of George Lopez first :(

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March 1, 2011

Music Tuesday: Will Ferrell SNL – Goodbye Saigon

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tod @ 10:30 am

Goodbye Saigon – Will Ferrell

Goodnight, Saigon (SNL 34.22) from Sketchy Wig on Vimeo.

Original air date May 16, 2009. This was an amazing thing to see on television especially during a cameo-studded return of Will Ferrell, season finale. I’ve always thought this a powerful Billy Joel song and this version is no less effective.

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