If you’ve followed my blog, or any of my social networks, for any length of time then you’ll know my feelings toward the cable network owned by Comcast, known as G4. To summarize, in 2004 Comcast purchased the 24-hour technology cable TV network TechTV, then owned by Vulcan Ventures, and promptly dismantled it. Focusing more on pop culture and less about technology, they dumped nearly all the talent from that network and canceled several of the veteran shows. They moved production to Los Angeles, and renamed one it’s most popular shows, The Screen Savers, to Attack of the Show.
Recently, Esquire acquired G4. That is irony at its finest.
With all that being said, my feelings for G4 have been all negative up until this point. Attack of the Show had it’s series finale, and invited two special guests to cameo in this classy sign off:
If you saw my last post, then this will make total sense. If you didn’t, then here it goes: This is based off of a video by Skifcha. It’s not quite as long as the 5 hours of Hipster Cat we saw last time, but it’s just a good.
Once again, I’m not a huge dubstep listener, but the video is what makes this great — not the music.
There has been a trend for awhile to take videos that are hilarious or maybe even annoying — and replay them for hours at a time. This is one of those, only it’s a whopping 5 hours. If you can last that long, you are more man than I.
My Opinion: I love it. I can’t say I’ve made it the full 5 hours, but pretty close. The music isn’t the greatest in the world, but that cat’s faces are what get me every time.
Here is another one of those videos… It’s called Dubstep Hipster Cat. It’s made by Skifcha.
You have to love Demo Fails. Every company has them, and they only get funnier each time.
Many of you know already that on Monday, June 18th 2012, Microsoft announced that they were entering the tablet hardware department with Microsoft Surface. But that’s not really what I’m here to talk about.
It wouldn’t be a Microsoft product without a few bugs, crashes, or fatal errors. The poor guys couldn’t even make it through an announcement Keynote without a “FAIL” via Internet Explorer. This video is going viral, with nearly 2.5 million views in a matter of days.
I’ll give Windows President, Steven Sinofsky, some credit. He handled it like a pro. Though his voice shutters a little bit, and you can see him repeatedly pressing the Windows (home) button trying to escape this conundrum, he prevails and changes the subject. This wasn’t the only “fail” at the keynote. The other, though more subtle than this one, could have been as extreme as an App crash or something less severe as in someone forgetting to have the login credentials preloaded. When trying to show off the Netflix app, he simply says “…Oops” and grabs another tablet from underneath a nearby table. Whew, good save.
This does set Microsoft back about 15 years, when another fatal crash is remembered during the Windows 98 launch, where the Blue Screen of Death rears its ugly head right in the middle of a demo for “Plug and Play” Bill Gates smiles and very smoothly says “That must be why we’re not shipping Windows 98 Yet”
Check it out:
Haven’t recorded a video with SocialCam in awhile. I figured it was about time I let them know I am still alive and kicking. Just a test video here, nothing special. I’m sure my followers/viewers get tired of my test videos, but it’s all about Trial & Error baby!
In case you missed Microsoft’s LAST Keynote at CES yesterday, here is the video that started the evening. It, honestly, is the most exciting thing that happened at the Keynote. Ryan Seacrest and Steve Ballmer were dangerously awkward the entire time, and don’t even get me started on the “Tweet Choir”
Although it went on entirely too long, this video is catchy (I suppose) and a desperate attempt to cling to the younger audience. Of course, auto tune is included free of charge. Never saw that one coming.
It sums up the last 15 Years of Keynotes at CES with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in just under 120 seconds (2 Minutes)
Can anybody shed some light as to why they are calling it the “Pogo” remix though?
When videos go viral, it’s always a good thing. I’m not arguing that. What I am arguing is how some of them gain the popularity they do. You may think I’m putting this as a complaint to the following videos. But, I’m not. I am actually very glad they received fame so quickly.
In other words, I discovered two interesting videos earlier. One is a lizard and one is a frog. They are both, in a sense, doing the same thing. Smashing Ants. Now, before you say, “WOW, never seen that before” — it’s not the same thing as you would see in the wild.
Only in the 21st century would we have household pets playing with Apps on Smartphones. I assume they are household pets at least. I mean, I would definitely own a bearded dragon. The big African bull frog however, I don’t have anything against, but that just isn’t the pet for me.
First, here is the video that I first saw. It’s the African Bull Frog I mentioned above. Because I’m a nice guy, I’ll warn you now: Don’t have your speakers all the way up. The ending of the video will scare you if you do. It’s not a “Screamer”, I promise this much, but it has a….how do I put it…. volume increase by something that you won’t expect.
Next we have a bearded dragon attempting the same task. YouTube User thanatos454‘s comment was the best for this video, because it is completely true. He/She said “Every time he looks at the camera it strikes me as a search for approval”
If you have a pet you too would like to confuse with this App, you can pick it up here. That is a link for Android Market… I don’t know if it’s available on iPhone or not, and I don’t care.
The University of China, IL truly is the worst school in America. Babycakes (Why does my spell checker think that word is correctly spelled?) surely says it best.
I remember watching Babycake’s Journal Rants on YouTube, but that isn’t exactly the first way I discovered him. Remember SuperDeluxe? Not many people do. But this isn’t about that, so you’ll have to do some Googling to find out what that was. (I’ll give you a hint, a short-lived internet series that was absorbed by Turner Broadcasting, go figure)
I remember seeing short little commercial breaks on Adult Swim with Babycakes in it, and when I did some research on this character I found a plethora of videos on YouTube with this chubby person. They are all quite hilarious, as Babycakes narrates his Journal entries and they are portrayed in the video. Some hits are the “Booby Bunny” and the “Head Fuckler”
The fact that they made this into a show (again) screams awesome. But the lack of interaction with Babycakes is definitely a drawback. I mean, that’s the whole reason I watch the show anyways. But he is there, and he does have some parts, just not as much as I would like.
Overall, it’s a great show with interesting plot points. You literally never know what they are going to do in this show, and I think that is one of the main reasons I love it so much. A lot of people may be turned off by this kind of humor, but I love it.
I promised updates, so here is the first official Full Length trailer for Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, provided by IGN.
Definitely watch this in HD.
Fair Warning: Trailer is NSFW!
For a reason unknown to me, they are calling it the “Red Band Trailer”. If you have any insight as to why this is, please email me and let me know.
Update: After doing a little bit of research (hello, Google!) I now know what “Red Band” means when it comes to trailers. In lamens terms– it’s a trailer that has been deemed “mature” and “not suitable for a younger audience”. For some reason, I thought this was a special term that Tim & Eric was using, as a gag. But, it’s not. The more you know!
Still doesn’t explain too much of what this movie is going to be about, but it has Romance, Sex, Action, and Violence. That’s enough for me.
Also that a billionaire gives Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim 1 Billion dollars to make a movie. This action s portrayed out in Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. Confused yet? Good.
Earlier today, Eric Wareheim [be careful with that link] (the glasses wearer of the duo Tim & Eric) posted on his twitter account the official Movie poster for Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. I have to say I am quite excited. To top it all off, an official trailer was also posted.
To preserve the trailer’s greatness, please visit the official Facebook page for the movie. (Watch in HD for the full effect!)
Here are some people who should not see this movie:
People who don’t quite “get” Tim & Eric’s humor. Mainly, if you have to think if there is a “getting” to be “got” of their humor, then you really don’t see this movie. It’s supposed to be funny, not philosophical.
The one’s who are put off by quick changing plots, scenes, and cutaways.
People who never found their Chippy.
Now, these are the people who SHOULD see the movie:
You & I
I’ll post some more about the movie as it rolls out, but this is the update for now!
Anne Lucht’s amazing 8-Bit visual music video takes the viewers around the town of Düsseldorf, Germany .
The place where electronic music made some huge leaps about 40 years ago with bands like Can, Neu! and Kraftwerk.
All the while these 8-Bit characters are bopping their head’s to Lorenz Rhode’s krautrocky tune TELEPHONE HELICOPTER APPLAUSE GUNSHOT.
This is true talent folks, and some may not understand the true beauty behind it’s 8-Bit wonders.
On May 22nd of this year (2011), Brandon Hardesty released a short film on Atom that must have bypassed my internet eyes because it is absolutely hilarious! Directed by Dave Green, who I’ve never heard of, but must be a pretty funny guy because this film is hilarious.
It stars Brandon Hardesty, of YouTube fame, who plays an office intern who isn’t much respected around the water cooler. He wanders around town to discover a local sandwich shop ran by a very peculiar guy, and discovers this isn’t your ordinary ham sandwich from the local deli.
I have a strong love for Russia, and this just makes me love them that much more.
Apparently, this kitten got ahold of a cigarette, and well, from what you’ll see from the video, doesn’t intend to give it up. Quite hilarious!
The nice people decided to take down the video. Sorry, not a lot I can do.
Some of the comments are just as funny:
“I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT” by 777Skeptic
“I recall Rod Stewart once saying, “In France, even the dog’s smoke.” But Russia is not France” by robcat2075
If you comment on the video after seeing it here, you should definitely mention this site. You don’t have too obviously, but it’s a nice gesture.
I’m not afraid of cursing on my own site, let alone for the title of a song. I fell in love with this song awhile back, but this wonderful woman (name? I have no clue, and it doesn’t matter!) who translated the entire song into ASL has made me appreciate it that much more.
I think it is just fantastic and felt the need to share it with all the viewers of my site:
Not going to lie though, the instructor towards the right of the video scares me.
One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fires were burning,
Down the track came a hobo hiking, and he said “Boys, I’m not turning.”
“I’m heading for a land that’s far away beside the crystal fountains;”
“So come with me, we’ll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains.”
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, there’s a land that’s fair and bright,
The handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars all are empty and the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees,
The lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, all the cops have wooden legs
And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft-boiled eggs
The farmer’s trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
Oh I’m bound to go where there ain’t no snow
Where the rain don’t fall, the wind don’t blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, you never change your socks
And little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
There’s a lake of stew and of whiskey too,
And you can paddle all around ’em in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin,
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain’t no short-handled shovels, no axes, saws or picks,
I’m a-goin’ to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.
Obviously not the original video for this song, but a fan-made one. Quite great if you ask me.