Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Radiohead vs. The 1980s
Superman vs. Dinosaurs
Chevrolet vs. Coffee
Gossip Girl vs. Hot Baths
Christianity vs. Conan O'Brien
James Joyce vs. New York City
Dogs vs. Democracy
Women vs. Hate
Be sure to check out the top 10 and bottom 10.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
In the summer of 2008, Jack Johnson led his crew into Europe for the Sleep Through the Static summer tour. It was the biggest tour of his career -- hundreds of thousands of people came out to sing along. Cameras were rolling, and in August, Brushfire Records will release Jack Johnson: En Concert, a collection of highlights from the run of dates in Paris, Newquay Watergate Bay, Berlin, Munich, the Netherlands and London.
Produced and directed by Johnson's manager, Emmett Mallow, En Concert features performances from Johnson and his band (Adam Topol, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill) as well as Ben Harper, G-Love, Mason Jennings, Neil Halsted and Matt Costa.
Check out the trailer for En Concert below. The footage Johnson surfing the Eisbach River in Munich is crazy!
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Check out the new film site, The Auteurs. It streams dozens of old and obscure flicks, from Buster Keaton's Cops to Harlan County U.S.A.—many of which were rescued from going out of print.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Trophies are Gold
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
- 1 package regular size Oreo cookies, crushed
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 package white almond bark
- 1 package chocolate almond bark
Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together.
Roll into walnut size balls.
Chill for an hour.
Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark.
Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white almond bark.
Allow to harden on wax paper.
Takes about 15 min.
While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of chocolate almond bark.
When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white almond bark.
I just use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner to drizzle the almond bark.
Hilarious and yet disturbing.
"I'm on a self-imposed drought right now, mostly because I don't want to waste my time with less than a perfect 10."
"Today is one of those days when I wish my life wasn't quite so interesting."
"OMG i was saying how i couldn't afford the gas to fly daddy's jet to the riviera this summer, and this barista totally rolled her eyes at me"
"I love how some dudes hate me for dating their fantasy girl, as if they were going to if I hadn't." (John Mayer)
"I find it hard to take Twitter advice from someone with < 500 followers."
"I'm pretty much the guy people go to for everything. I should be a search engine. "Did you Ed it?" people will say. "Just Ed it. Duh.?"
Saturday, May 23, 2009
A more detailed synopsis and clip below...
"In March 2009, when the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel The Steve Irwin docked in Hobart, Tasmania, it was met by two dozen members of the Australian Federal Police. They were there to confiscate hundreds of hours of videotape, launching an investigation into what was one of the most intense and dramatic campaigns ever conducted by the Sea Shepherds in their 30-year history.
Those seized tapes and hundreds of hours of other footage comprise the second season of Animal Planet's WHALE WARS.
More dangerous, drama-filled and controversial than ever, WHALE WARS returns with a vengeance on Friday, June 5, at 9 PM e/p. Collisions at sea, harrowing nautical maneuvers, a near-death experience in an ice field and more aggressive Japanese defenses against the Sea Shepherds — including the use of Long Range Acoustical Devices (LRADs), sonic devices that cause intense pain and could cause permanent hearing damage — are just some of the highlights in store this season.
And this year, the Japanese whaling fleet suffered a deadly loss as one of its workers slipped and fell overboard (not during an engagement with the Sea Shepherds) and whose body was never recovered. Captain Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd offered to help in a rescue mission for the missing worker, but the whaling vessels claimed they did more to interfere than assist.
"I have always said that we would do everything we can short of hurting people to end illegal whaling in the Antarctic," says Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd. "We have done everything we could with the resources available to us this year. We shut down their illegal operations for over a month in total. We cost them money, and we have saved the lives of a good many whales."
This season on WHALE WARS, in addition to returning crew members Peter Brown (First Officer), Peter Hammarstedt (Second Officer), Chris Aultman (Helicopter Pilot/Aviation Director), Laurens de Groot (Deckhand), Ben Potts (Helicopter Crew) and Shannon Mann (Quartermaster), The Steve Irwin is joined by Jane Taylor (Quartermaster), Luke Van Horn (Communications Officer), Andy Perry (Leading Deckhand), Molly Kendall (Deckhand) and Laura Dakin (Chief Cook). These featured crew members help comprise the 40 international crew who spent the winter putting their lives on the line for whales."
"It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!" - Rocky
Friday, May 22, 2009
Playing rollickin' piano-based country-tinged college rock, Great Bloomers astound with subtlety - delicious hooks, stunning harmonies, expert musicianship and songwriting well beyond their years