Friday, May 27, 2011
I just had to keep going! I found some more classic house, techno, and Euro dance! I miss 90's dance music. I'm glad Gaga, Ke$ha, and Chris Brown are still making it.
As I listened to Lady Gaga's double album, and thought about how retro it sounded I started to reminisce about classic dance music. Then I started watching youtube videos, and if you have ever done that then you know that in the blink of an eye it's 3:00AM and you've just watched a couple of hours worth of videos. Here is part one of my journey. I broke it into two posts because posting more than 20 videos is probably a bit much, as it is this page may take an extra 30 seconds to load.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
In the past I have been very critical of people who openly give lip service to how great Roman Polanski's work is, or think that Charlie Sheen is great in Two & a Half Men. This is because Polanski drugged and raped a 13 year old, and Charlies Sheen has a 20 year long rap sheet of physical abuse to women, and to his own children by virtue of their proximity to viewing his actions. Seeing or hearing their mothers getting abused is also abusive. Point blank. Period.
So at about 4 AM I heard this song on MTV, and I was like. That's hot. Then I looked up and saw that it was Chris Brown. I felt conflicted, because I don't like his personality or his actions, but I like this song. I really really like this song. So I kind of get how people can like Polanski's work even though Rose Mary's Baby is overrated, without liking Polanski, but Two & a Half Men is still crap.
I will however refer to this on my iPod as Benny Benassi featuring Chris Brown, because that's what it is.
Three weeks ago this video was released, but I only just saw it this week. It's clever and I am assuming that it's an advertisement for the People of Walmart website and new book by the same name.
Then last week I saw this video. Which I'm still not sure if it is a parody (because the performer calls himself Mr. Ghetto), or if this person is serious. I mean at one point in the song he is "rapping" (because repeating the same line 50leven times does not a lyricist make) about douche! This is nowhere near being safe for work, unless you work at Scores or The Diamond Club so watch at your own risk. (1 week ago)
So this made me ask, what's with all the Walmart songs? Also, why do people only do this stuff at Walmart? Why do I never see craziness at K-Mart or Target? If someone did a Target song it would be about housewives, sipping Starbucks, with babies in a baby bjorn backpacks, with ridiculously big SUV's that it takes them 15 minutes to park. Well, at least that's what I see when I go to Target.
Monday, May 23, 2011
WordPress SEO Presentation at A4UExpo London from Joost de Valk on Vimeo.
Tonight I watched a couple of videos about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for bloggers. Let me fill you in, because I'm sure some of you are thinking SE-what? SEO is the process of using targeted keywords, relevant content, tags and other digital assets (audio, podcasting anything you can put on or in a blog) to make pages more readable to search engines, therefore making the site rank well in the search engines.
Ranking well means, coming up on the first page of Google, Yahoo, Bing (etc.) when a person searches for a subject that you have written, talked, video blogged about. Everyone wants to come up on that first page, because really when was the last time you searched through to page 14 of search results?
All you need to know about the Billboard Awards is that Beyonce KILLED IT! I'm no Beyonce stan, but I give her all the respect in the world for this performance.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Writing about remakes the other day got me thinking about movies that I saw growing up. Many of them I didn't have a full understanding of what was happening in them. The examples I gave in that blog post were Dune and The Black Hole, but there are other movies that I only vaguely remember and would love to see again as an adult.
I grew up during a time period where VHS tapes, and Premium Cable Movie Channels were new. A time when parents would take their children to see midnight showings of R-rated movies and just tell them to cover their eyes during the racy scenes. We all just peeked through our fingers, and then promptly fell asleep 15-20 minutes into the movie anyway.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Twitpic of Serena Williams
So some evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics named Satoshi Kanazawa wrote an article called, "Why Are Black Women Rated Less Physically Attractive than Other Women, But Black Men Are Rated Better Looking Than Other Men? This article was actually published in Psychology Today.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Question. Does this:
Look ANYTHING like this?
Okay, I'll give you another try.
Look ANYTHING like this?
Okay, I'll give you another try.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
This is what happens when people grow up thinking "Final Destination" & "I know What You Did Last Summer" are horror movies, think that vampires sparkle and go to high school even when they are over 300 years old (Can you say statutory rapist?), and get over exposed to watered down remakes (I'm looking at you Nightmare on Lame, ugh I mean Elm Street remake.)There are a bunch of reaction videos on Youtube starring people between the ages of 14 and 22 (I'm guessing based on appearance.) all saying that this was the scariest movie they ever saw. Maybe it is, or maybe they were tricked by the PG-13 rating into thinking that it wouldn't be that scary.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I had written out a long review about Fast Five the night that I saw it, but I just didn't feel it was that interesting. I initially wrote about what I liked about the movie and about how the stunts defy the laws of gravity and physics. Everyone and their mothers are writing about that, so I'll skip it.
Instead I'll write about how much I love The Rock. Oops he's going by Dwayne Johnson now. He'll always be The Rock to me. WWE and me go way back. Back to when it used to be the WWF and the wrestlers' managers actually had personalities. Remember Captain Lou Albano? Even Paul Bearer added something to the Undertaker's persona (before they messed him up by making him talk and getting rid of his Michael Myers Halloween sit up move). Let me digress. This is why I love the people's champ, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment.
Everyone kept saying that this was the female version of "The Hangover". I disagree its much funnier than that. The best part of "The Hangover" was Ken Jeong jumping out of the trunk of the car. BTW, Ken Jeong is the man! I love his character Senior Chang on Community too. Getting back to my point; Bridesmaids was much, much, much funnier than "The Hangover". I haven't laughed so hard since "Something About Mary".
I like adult humor. I like potty humor. I will laugh at a fart joke. I'm immature like that. "Something About Mary" had the hair gel scene, "Bridesmaids has the bathroom scene. Something about Mary had the franks and beans scene and Bridemaids has the airplane scene. Speaking of which the airplane scene made me laugh so hard that I had tears running down my face. It has to be one of the funniest scenes in a movie in the last decade!
Friday, May 13, 2011
This video has me asking so many questions. 1. Why is she outside in her drawers? 2. Why are her parents letting her play with a dead animal? 3. The dad's reaction is to grab a video camera and tell her to wave to family? 4. Doesn't she remind you of Tiny Toon Elmyra, "I'm going to hug you and love you and squeeze you forever!" (I just realized today, with the help of Wikipedia that Elmyra has the skull of a small animal in her bow. Fitting.)