Sunday, December 20, 2009

24 - The World Hangs In The Balance

SO excited for the new season to start. Here's a great new promo.



Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 12/18/2009

Hey everyone. Back with another. So soon, right?

This week: The Fratellis, The xx, Hot Chip, The Veils, Stuck In the Sound, and more.

Enjoy your weekend! Be safe.




Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 12/11/2009

So here we are again. Another return of the Weekend Mixtape. Holidays are coming. I hope everyone is managing well. I'm making up for my lack of mixtapes on this one, so it's a little bit longer than usual.

This week: Longwave, The Kooks, Xiu Xiu, Thom Yorke, Pearl Jam, CFCF, Paper Route and more.

Have a great cold weekend, everyone. See you soon.




Tuesday, December 8, 2009

So You Think You Can Jump Rope?

Impressive. Just impressive.



Thanks to @JustLaina for passing this on.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Back To The Future Crysis

So, apparently there's this game called Crysis or something and I guess maybe it's good, or maybe it's not. Either way, a mod has just been made so that you can TIME TRAVEL IN A DELOREAN!

Very, very cool.



The New Zealand Book Council Just Made Me Want To Read More



Friday, November 6, 2009

Everything Is Everything

This is a video of a couple people doing a bunch of random things. Exciting, right? No? I'll bet you'll still finish the video.



This Woman Wants You To Know That She's Sittin' On Da Toilet



And you can click HERE for all the remixes. You know you want to.

FAIL? NO! SUCCEED!

Here's a website that's the opposite of FailBlog.org. So in stead of seeing people FAIL, you see them SUCCEED! Here's some proof.



See?! Now, click HERE for more SUCCEED!

CLASH OF THE TITANS! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

I've been waiting about 10 years for someone to finally remake this movie. So awesome. Click on the poster to jump to the individual posters.



The Idiot And The Most Patient Cop In The World

Funny thing is, the "idiot" title really goes to both of them.



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Lev: "Various Jobs I Could Get"

I'm sure there's more than a few of us out there looking for a (second) job, so here's a little something to maybe help you decide.



Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 10/23/2009

So it's been a few weeks since I've put one of these up. That's happened for a handful of different reasons, but here's this one. There probably won't be one next week, or WILL THERE? HMMM? HMMMMMMMMM???

This week: Bad Veins, Blur, Julian Plenti, Minus the Bear, The Black & White Years and more.

Be safe. Enjoy the weather.




Moments - The Most Beautiful Thing You'll See All Weekend



Friday, October 2, 2009

'2012'

If you have just five minutes to waste right now, this is what you should waste it on. '2012', a movie about shit going nuts is coming to theatres soon. When I first saw all the destruction, I said I HAD to see this. Here's a clip that made me realize I was wrong. Stupid me! Stupid! Enjoy the most ridiculous thing you'll see all day.



I told you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Conan O'Brien Had A Big Fall

I'm going to go into this because he talks about it all. All I can say is at least he's fine.



Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 9/24/2009

So glad this week is over. Another hot week down, getting closer to the cold ones.

This week: Kenna, The Strokes, Gin Blossoms, Kate Nash, Little Beirut, Catherine Wheel and more.

Everyone be safe!




Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bar Etiquette

This is something that's gone around for a while. I didn't write it, but I wish I did. Pass this on to your friends.

Bar Etiquette

DONT'S-

*BE A DOUCHE.
Yes, if you have never called yourself a douche or think that you never have acted a fool, we are talking to you. If you wear a flat-billed hat or a jersey on a daily basis, we are probably talking to you too. Maybe you should remove the tag and stickers from your hat before you go out. Don't think you are better, tougher, stronger, cooler, quicker, wittier, smoother, richer, or more of a pimp than you really are. Everyone sees right through the facade. Take these to heart and to the bar with you. Learn Rule #1. It will be your ticket to faster service, confidence success with the opposite sex, and a better life in general.

*FAIL TO HAVE YOUR MONEY READY
We're waiting on you. Everyone else is waiting on us. Therefore, by the Transitive Property of Equality, everyone is waiting on you. Rule 1: Have your shit together. Not only will following Rule 1 get you served quicker in a bar, it's a good general rule to adopt in life and is especially helpful in Central American border crossing scenarios.

*WHISTLE
This is an absolute No-No. You whistle at dogs, not people.

*WAVE MONEY
Oh, you've got a dollar!!! I'll be right over!! Hopefully I won't break an ankle in my fevered rush to get you your "Curz Lite." Well, at least you're not breaking the next rule.

*YELL OUT THE BARTENDER'S FIRST NAME
There's something deeply psychologically disturbing about hearing your name called out, turning around and seeing a complete stranger. That's one of the reasons strippers use stage names.

*SAY "MAKE IT STRONG!" OR "PUT A LOT OF LIQUOR IN IT"
Oh, you're one of the rare drinkers that like their drink strong! When you say this, you're assuming I make weak drinks (which is insulting) and you're assuming that I'll stiffen this one up for my new best buddy: you. This is the best way to get a weak drink.
Oh, and yes we did put liquor in it, even if it's sweet that is our job to make it taste good!
You're not going to get more liquor by saying no ice or straight up, then saying can you put some ice in it.

*GIVE THE EVER-EXPANDING DRINK ORDER
You want a Bud. I go get it. I come back and now you want a Margarita. Okay, no prob. I come back, and (oh yeah!) now you want a shot of Tequila, too. You really could have told us this all at once. See Rule 1.

*PULL THE REDIRECT (OR BAIT 'N' SWITCH)
Usually used after the money wave or the whistle, this is when the gentlemen passes his turn to the lady behind him. Yeah, um, don't do that, okay? Chances are she's not ready, and your weak attempt at chivalry just cost you your turn. See you in 30 minutes.

*TRY THE CONFUSED, LOST LOOK
This is usually accompanied by the question "What kind of beer y'all got?" while looking at all the beers we have. You did know you were in a bar, right? You didn't just appear here, did you? Refer to Rule 1.

*ORDER HIGH MAINTENANCE SHOOTERS
Example: "Lemme get an Alabama Slammer, a Red Snapper, two Kamikazes, a Buttery Nipple and a Lemon Drop." Usually followed by a small tip. People, these shooters are fine by themselves, but there are multiple steps involved with each one. Translation: Time Sink. You may get them this time, but you'll probably be waited on last the next time we see your face. Here's a clue as to whether or not you're high maintenance; if two bartenders are working and they see you, and they flip a coin and the loser comes over to take your order, pretty good chance you're high maintenance.

*ASSUME WE KNOW YOU'RE IN THE BAND
We know, we know, you're gonna be really famous, but you're not there yet, tiger. Tell us you're in the band and which band you're in. By the way, if you are in a band and get free/reduced drink prices, feel free to tip, as most bartenders are also in bands! It's not like we don't know how it is. Oh, and our bands will smoke your band.

*ASSUME WE KNOW YOU PERIOD!
Unless you've followed the first "Do" rule below, we don't remember you. You are one of a thousand faces for us, and when you point at an empty glass or a beer bottle that's invariably facing away from us, your attempt at a shortcut backfires. Tell us what you want.

*APOLOGIZE FOR SUCKING
Don't apologize for not tipping. Acknowledging that you suck is not the same as not sucking. Oh, and don't say "I'll get ya next time." We know all about you.

*ASSUME THE SOFT DRINKS ARE FREE
Are they free at McDonald's? Are they free at Wal-Mart? Are they free anywhere? I blame M.A.D.D. for this myth.

*PUT PENNIES AND NICKELS IN THE TIP JAR
We don't want that crap in our pockets any more than you do. We don't have anything smaller than quarters. Have you ever ordered a drink that cost $3.17?

*BE THE "MICRO BREW AFICIONADO"
Usually a pseudo-hippy who can't tip a quarter but can't bring himself to drink "schwag," and who has to sample some new berry-wheat-harvest-ale that he heard about at Burning Man. "Do you have the new Vernal-Equinox Special Welcome-Fest?" "Does Anyone?" Here's your Newcastle. Go.

*BE THE "DADDY WARBUCKS"
Dressed in classic day-trader wear, this loud, boisterous guy smokes cigars and orders martinis and generally exudes an air of money. Until the tip. We hate you.

*BE THE "WHINY BABY"
Under no circumstances should you ever whine to a bartender when asked to see your ID. Our jobs depend on them, and when we spot a fake/expired ID, don't argue; we've seen and heard it all a million times before, and it will get you absolutely nowhere. If you "don't have one" or "forgot it," forget it; you don't belong out on the town in the first place. That's the law, plain and simple. If we don't have the law, the terrorists win. You don't want the terrorists to win, do you? Bring your ID. Remember Rule 1, from a minute ago?

Don't tell me the bartender at the front bar hooks it up cheaper
bullshit because if he did you wouldn't be at my bar getting it from me! if you can't afford the drinks you are ordering then don't drink!


DO

Tip-
Tip heavy right off the bat, and you're the first person we aim for every time you come up to the bar. Did you get that? Go back and read it again. The word will spread to the other bartenders and you'll be treated like a prince. It will pay off in better drinks and the occasional free one.

Be patient-
All you really need to do to get waited on is make eye contact. We see you, and we'll get to you before the guy right next to you waving money and whistling. Remember, this isn't insulin we're passing out here. If you really need the drink that bad, you've got a problem to address, Jack. The meek shall inherit the bar.

Understand-
We are human not machines we know you're there however you are not the only or most important one in the bar...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Best Guide To Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers. EVER.

You're about to get really hungry. And I'm about to finish this post so I can get a big fucking burger. Click pic.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 9/18/2009

I almost totally forgot about this one.

But here it is. This week: Talking Heads, Evangelicals, Jarvis Cocker, Oh No Forest Fires, Gossip, Metric, and more.

Be safe.




Monday, September 14, 2009

Lada Gaga Is A Supreme Performer

Check out the top video first. Somehow, I know I have to say that. Anyway, here's a dazzling performance you may not have seen. One of the best parts is at 2:11!





Thanks to $teve for this one.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 9/11/2009

Last week I skipped the Mixtape. Whoops. This week I'm not. Clearly.

This week: We Are Scientists, MEN, The Sounds, Music Go Music, Ben Folds, Frou Frou and more.

Be safe.




Sarcasm



Thursday, September 3, 2009

So Your Cat Wants A Massage



Les Triplettes De Belleville

Here's a nice little ditty, with a great little video to match, by M.



Thx to @JustLaina

Friday, August 28, 2009

Music With Decapitated Heads

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.



Raging Phoenix: A Dancing Fight Film

Yeah, you read that correctly.



Muzorama: Your WTF Video For The Weekend



Weekend Mixtape!!! 8/28/2009

My weeks went from busy and fast to busy and slow. I don't even understand how that works at the moment.

This week: French Kicks, Pet Shop Boys, Talking Heads, Silverchair, Have a Nice Life, That Noise and more.

Be safe.




Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 8/21/2009

I've been sleepy all week. I think I need help with that. And don't get all pervy on me.

This week: DeVotchka, Dave Matthews, Pela, Dirty Projectors, Blur, Ratatat and more.

Have a nice weekend everyone.




Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 8/14/2009

So busy, so busy, so busy, so busy.

This week: Annuals, Julian Plenti, Aberdeen City, Oingo Boingo, Fiona Apple, White Rabbits and more.

Be safe.




Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Most Beautiful Video About Space You'll See All Week

Expand your mind with the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. And yes, you need to fullscreen this.



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I Still Let You In

Here's a nice little video of a fantastic song by this band that might start turning a bunch of indie heads, The xx. I've been diggind whatever tracks I've found recently, but this one I have to share.

"Basic Space"



Monday, August 10, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 8/7/2009

It's getting colderrrrrrrrrrr, but I know it won't last. Oh well.

This week: Simply Red, Iron & Wine, We Are Scientists, Noah and the Whale, Deftones, The Kooks and more.

Be safe. Have a great weekend.




The Giant Waterslide Jump

This is quite possibly the coolest thing you'll see today.



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Interpol? The Lead Singer, Paul Banks? Side Project?

I introduce to you, Julian Plenti

"Games for Days" feat. a guest appearance from Emily Haines of Metric.



Sunday, August 2, 2009

"You Make Me Touch Your Hands For Stupid Reasons"

I present to you, The Dramatic Break-up Letter. Click the words below for the full effect.



Saturday, August 1, 2009

My Mother's Red Hat

As much as I don't like either of these women, this is pretty good.



Friday, July 31, 2009

And This Is How To Prank A Friend



Weekend Mixtape!!! 7/31/2009

Howdy folks. Well, this week wasn't as bad as the last, so that's a good thing. Maybe this weekend will be even better! Maybe.

This week: Electric Six, The Twilight Sad, Cobra Starship, Ume, Friendly Fires and more.

Take care of yourself... and each other. Or whatever the hell Jerry Springer says.




Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

'Tron Legacy' Teaser

I posted this last year when they showed it off at Comic-Con, and this time they did it again, but in 3-D. This isn't footage from the movie, just something they shot to see how it would be received. And it was received pretty damn well. Watch this in fullscreen.



There's Something Wrong With Your Dog



Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 7/24/2009

Okay, I've not had the best week. And actually have a list of things to prove it. But maybe things are turning around. Hope you've had a good one. The weekend is waiting.

This week: Shout Out Louds, Ambulance LTD, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Maps, M83 and more.

Be safe.




Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kuroshio Sea

Enjoy the 2nd largest aquarium in the world.



Sunday, July 19, 2009

Nirvana & Rick Astley? YUP!



You Can't Touch Darth Vader


MC Hammer Vader Busts a Move - Watch more Funny Videos

Back To the Future Parts 1 & 2: A Comparison

Here's a comparison of the ending of the first film and the beginning of the second, which had to be re-shot to throw Elizabeth Shue in there. Pretty impressive.



Friday, July 17, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 7/17/2009

I'll bet we're all glad we get to have a weekend. After such a long, dragging week, I think we deserve it. And a few drinks.

This week: Editors, Neon Indian, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Ghostland Observatory, Paper Route, Klaxons and more.

Be safe. Don't get all crazy. Okay, do.




Saturday, July 11, 2009

'2012: It's A Disaster!!!'

I'm sure you've probably seen the trailer for '2012.' But here's a video that shows you what it really is: disaster porn.



Two Men



Car Repo Turns Into A Michael Jackson Freak-Out

This clip is awesome because of 1) the DeLorean and 2) this dude's sweet dance moves before he kicks the repo guy in the taint. Yes. The taint.



Metal Gear Solid: The Storytime Version



The Many Faces Of Arnold

Click pic for more.



Roy Clark's Guitar Playing Is The Most Awesome Thing You'll See Today



Kermit D. Frog Says "Wait A God Damn Minute!"



The Most Awkward 70 Seconds Of TV You'll See Today


EMBED-Rampage Dry Humps Cagepotato Reporter - Watch more free videos

This Is What Happens When You Take A Freight Train Through A Tornado



Friday, July 10, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 7/10/2009

Just when I thought my week couldn't POSSIBLY get any busier, this week lands right in my lap. My head's still spinning and all I want is for this weekend to start. I hope your week was a bit more relaxing.

This weekend: One Inch Punch, Joe Jackson, Of Montreal, The Psychadelic Furs, The Sounds, The National and more.

Be safe!




Thursday, July 2, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 7/3/2009

SO! I just found out that some people have an early weekend starting today. That means, early Mixtape. This week: Yeasayer, Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Lovedrug, Fol Chen and more.

Be safe with your BBQs, beer, and booze. Don't like your face on fire. Oh, and if you're looking for some extra music for your little BBQ, you can just click HERE.




Monday, June 29, 2009

So Beautiful, Yet So Creepy

"Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear



Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 6/26/2009

The weather here in California is a bit strange, but it's still getting hotter. And all I ask for, are big, dark, fluffy clouds to block the sun.

Michael Jackson passed away yesterday. I have to admit, he doesn't hold the same place in my heart as he did when I was younger, but he was a legend. And I know he must have been suffering, so at least that's over with. May he rest in peace.

This week: Jamiroquai, The Rolling Stones, Dappled Cities, When in Rome, Delorean, Innerpartysystem, Kenna and more.

Whatever you do this weekend, drink lots of water. You're going to need it. You alcoholics. Be safe.




Saturday, June 27, 2009

EXTREME RICE!!!



Oh, My Friend - It'll Follow The Rain

"It Will Follow the Rain" by The Tallest Man on Earth



No Truer Words Have Been Spoken Of All Of These Men

Here's a little George Carlin for you, talking about the greats: Michael Jackson, Elvis and more.



Friday, June 19, 2009

Helen Hunt + PCP + Piano Cat + Special Guest = The Best Video You'll See All Week



What If All The Dinosaurs In 'Jurassic Park' Said 'Hey' Instead Of Growled?



Weekend Mixtape!!! 6/19/2009

It's starting to get a bit warmer and really starting to feel like summer. And I hate it! The winter needs to come back quick.

This week: The Stills, Orgy, Radiohead, Vast, Far, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Discovery, Patrick Wolf and more.

Be safe. Don't burn yourself in the sun.




Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 6/12/2009

Such a quick week. Or maybe it's all the shit I'm doing that's keeping me stupid busy. Hope your week went just as quickly.

Anyway, this week: Remy Zero, The Matches, Chris Cornell, Stereophonics, The Presets, M. Ward and more.

Be safe, you, crazy kids you.




Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 6/5/2009

Busier and busier, I haven't see much of the internetz this week. And I'm being called out on it actually. Lol. Maybe this weekend I'll have some time. Ahh, the weekend.

This week's mix: The Roots, Calvin Harris, Sparta, Phoenix, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and more.

Be safe, peoples.




Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 5/29/2009

I've seen people come and go this week. It's a bit overwhelming, but I'll live. I hope your week was exciting or so busy that you wanted to blow your brains out until you realized the weekend was only hours away.

This week: Phoenix, Travis, Vampire Weekend, Lupe Fiasco, Parlovr, Bat For Lashes, and more.

Enjoy this weekend. You'll be back to work in no time.




Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why...So...Paranoid???

"Paranoid" by Kanye West feat. Mr. Hudson

I had this song on repeat all throughout X-mas time. So simple but so catchy. Easliy my favorite song off that album. Enjoy.



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 5/22/2009

Hey guys, it's Memorial Day weekend, I hope all of you are safe and have a great time with your booze and BBQs, or rivers, or vacations or whatever the hell you're going to do.

This week: Stereophonics, Have a Nice Life, French Kicks, Camera Obscura, Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle, and more.

Be safe.




Saturday, May 23, 2009

Turquoise Hexagon Sun

"Turquoise Hexagon Sun" by Boards of Canada



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Holy Shit: The Texas Star Party

Here's a time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens. And my galactic boner just burst.

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.



Thanks jarvitron for the find.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend Mixtape!!! 5/15/2009

Well, I guess there's so much going on this week I almost forgot to put this up!

Okay guys, this week: Blur, The Maccabees, Trail of Dead, Death Cab for Cutie, Megapuss, Metric (I can't get this song out of my head!) and more.

Be safe this weekend, and have fun.




For past Weekend Mixtapes, visit HERE.

Thursday, May 14, 2009