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Saturday, 15 September 2007

Trailers of the week

Across The Universe (i)
American Summer (i)
The Bucket List (i)
December Boys (i)
Finishing The Game (i)
Funny Games (i)
Iron Man (i)
Rails & Ties (i)
Resident Evil: Extinction (i)
Silk (i)
Sleuth (i)
Things We Lost In The Fire (i)
Youth Without Youth (i)

Special preview of Juno:

Six Degrees Of Randomness

1. Advancement made in making holograms possible: link
2. Mirror particles form new matter/lasers (finally!): link
3. Laser cannon versus Sean Connery's bond: link
4. All the James Bond references found in the Simpsons: link
5. Best Simpsons episode of last season: "24 minutes" (Part 1/ 2)
6. Keifer Sutherland starred in "A Few Good Men" with Kevin Bacon.

Friday, 14 September 2007

I once thought I had mono for an entire year.

It turned out I was just really bored.

...which brings me onto my next lego video:

I only saw the film once, and that was as a 12 year old. All I remember from either films is summed up in the clip above. I actually built and filmed it in about 20 minutes and thought it was funny. Then, I left it on the PC for 3 years.

Here's the original which isn't much better to be honest. My version includes 20% more awesomeness.

Forza Photosport

Forza Motorsport 2 came out on the 360 back in May and it was pretty much my number one game of the last summer. Two of the coolest features in game was the ability to design cars by pasting up to 4000 layers of different shapes on all sides of the car and also the ability to take photos and upload it to the Forza website. Here are some of my best photos and car designs :
1. My first paint job Mustang takes a trip to the city.
2. The car on the left is the only one actually going in the correct direction
3. A Spiderman design I bought in the in-game auction house (simaliar to ebay)
4. "A Smash Hit" indeed.
5. I tried making the ugliest car possible and I think I succeeded
6. This shot is pretty stylish in a 300 way.
7. I got rammed from behind which somehow turned me sideways.

Halo 3 is set to include the same kind of photo sharing feature plus movies you can watch online via a PC, and flag, then download once you sign in on the Xbox 360. I can't wait. Well, actually I can. I'm currently playing the beta demo for Call Of Duty 4 and it is the shit.

Here's a nifty little video:

Thursday, 13 September 2007

The Led Zep Reform

I know, it's old news already in internet land but in case you haven't heard, Led Zeppelin are reforming. They're coming back for a one-night only concert in memory of Ahmet Ertegun- the man who founded Atlantic Records. Read the full story on BBC. It's the biggest dream band reform after Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, The Smiths and The Pavement according to

Unfortunately John Bonham won't be able to join them (since he's dead, you see) so maybe his son could replace him or maybe Dave Grohl could drum? He sings their best song super-good. Anyways, here are some links in list form (it's what I do best):

-Live in Royal Albert Hall 1970: Part one/ two/ three/ four/ five/ six
-Live in New York and London: Part one/ two/ three/ four/ six
-"A to Zeppelin: The Led Zeppellin Story": Part one/ two/ three.

The full playlist of the top 25 bands that should reunite according to Shoutmouth:


It's hard typing up all these long posts with cool videos, pics and links. I need a day off.

More lolcatz via RapturePonies

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

One of my favourite TV shows I watched and inspired me into becoming a comedic superstar myself was Whose Line Is It Anyway?. It's one of those shows that were so good, it was cancelled. But first, to piss of viewers when it originally aired, it was scheduled too late for most of the demographic the show was aiming for. You know, the viewers with a sense of humour. Not the brain dead folk who watch Big Brother.

I found a highlight collection from my new BFF on Youtube, "whoselinevideos". He took the best moments from every episode and every series. The following clips are each roughly 9-10 minutes in length meaning there's literally hours of entertainment in the following clips:

Part 1 (S01-02)
Part 2 (S03 Ep 01-15)
Part 3 (S03 Ep 16-29)
Part 4 (S03 Ep 30-38)
Part 5 (S04 Ep 01-02)
Part 6 (S04 Ep 03-07)
Part 7 (S04 Ep 08-09)
Part 8 (S04 Ep 10-19)
Part 9 (S04 Ep 20-27)
Part10 (S04 Ep 27-31)
Part11 (S05 Ep 01-06)
Part12 (S05 Ep 07-16)
Part13 (S05 Ep 17-20)
Part14 (S05 Ep 21-30)
Part15 (S05 Ep 30-34)
Part16 (S06 Ep 01-05)
Part17 (S06 Ep 06-10)
Part18 (S07 Ep 01-07)
Part19 (S07 Ep 08-14)
Part20 (S07 Ep 14-24)
Part21 (S08 Ep 01-16)

Some full Episodes:
Series 1 Episode 9
Series 8 Episode 1
Series 8 Episode 2

Bonus TV Special:
Drew Carey's Improve All-Stars: part one (35:44)/ part two (45:51)

Eggman! What's he doing here? Oh never mind, this time I'll get him GOOD!

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was released on Xbox Live Arcade today and it features online co-op. While playing the game years ago on the Sega Megadrive with my brother controlling Tails, I never thought that years later, I'll play him on the same game but in different continents to each other. That is the definition of cool beans. The following is an amazing advertisement for the game:

Another worthwhile game related video is this Emmy-winning episode of South Park: "Make Love not Warcraft". It's not as hilarious as that Britney performance on the VMAs but it's much better than the shambles of a Simpsons episode with Marge addicted to a Warcraft-like game in "Marge Gamer". It's the biggest selling episode of any TV show on iTunes and on the Xbox Live Video Marketplace. Here it is, but for free:

Bonus TV episode: SUPERTED!

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Animation showcase: Don Hertzfeldt

As an animation enthusiast, I plan on doing a weekly feature on some ground-breaking cartoons and animation.

Don Hertzledt is the animator of the Oscar-winning "Rejected". He helped create "The Animation Show" with "Office Space" and "Beavis & Butthead" creator Mike Judge. You can buy his DVD from his website. You can be featured on the show too by submit your clips here.

I came across his work on youtube, naturally. Here are his clips from The Animation Show: "Welcome To The Show", "Intermission", "End Of The Show". The Intermission one is amazing: "It's like I can touch you!". Genius. Bonus clip: Hear him speak!

Here's his wildly inventive oscar-winning short, Rejected.

All the above cartoons are high-larious in comparison to Des Bishop. Check his interview from The Late Late Show last Friday blathering on about life in the west of Ireland.

You should hear the wacky observations he makes. He fingers cousins, or something. Either I've lost my sense of humour and don't get his "jokes" or he is as funny as roadkill.

Remembering 9/11

It's been 6 years and there's still hasn't been a good reason for this tragedy. It caused the loss of every single person in the picture above and brought with it countless conspiracy theories. Most of them are explained in the following film:

Monday, 10 September 2007

It's real conversation for your ass

If there was a chart chart, then surely this would be on top.
(Via Una)

100 days that shook the Kop

As long as I can remember, I've been a Liverpool fan. Maybe it's because my older brother forced me to, or that every Man-yoo supporter in my school class were arsewipes. Nobody in their right mind would be a Chelsea fan back then. I've always found that Liverpool are a team worth supporting.

On, the offical site, fans were asked to name what they thought were the most important days in Liverpool history. The compilation had a weekly feature with downloads for each one. One of the Liverpool faithful recently uploaded almost every single one onto youtube. Some of them are download only.
  1. The Hillsborough Disaster
  2. Heysel Disaster
  3. Shankly Resigns
  4. The Glory That Was Rome
  5. First F.A Cup Win
  6. Treble Homecoming
  7. Dalglish Resigns
  8. Clinching the Double
  9. Fairclough vs St. Etienne
  10. The KOP's Last Stand
  11. Shankly's Appointment
  12. Inter Milan Sent Back To Italy
  13. Thomas' Title Clinching Goal
  14. UEFA Cup Final 2001 vs Alaves
  15. European Final 1984
  16. Liverpools First European Trophy
  17. The Arrival of King Kenny
  18. 2001 F.A Cup Final
  19. Rushie's 4 vs Everton
  20. Paisley's First Title
  21. Stadium Move Announcement
  22. Houllier Returns in Rome
  23. Beating Spurs 7-0
  24. 1974 European Cup Final
  25. Retaining the European Cup
  26. European Cup Final 1981
  27. Classic 4-3 vs Newcastle United
  28. Signing John Barnes
  29. Macca's Derby Winner
  30. Kenny's Title Clincher
  31. Shankly's Last Title
  32. Forest 5-0
  33. Robbie Leaves the Reds
  34. Battle of Britain '66
  35. Auxerre 1991
  36. 1976 - UEFA Cup Final
  37. 1989 F.A Cup Final
  38. Promotion After 8 Years
  39. Howie Gayles Big Contribution
  40. The Goal That Never Was
  41. Chairman Mao Speech
  42. Silencing the NouCamp
  43. Humiliation at Worchester
  44. Evans and Houllier Team Up
  45. Record Breakers
  46. Careless Hands
  47. First Post War Champions
  48. Heads the Reds Win
  49. 3-goal Comeback vs Manchester United
  50. Keegans Punch-up
  51. First Wembley Cup Final
  52. Record 11-0 Victory
  53. Rocked by the Wombles
  54. Robbie's Hattrick Record
  55. 3-goal Derby Comeback
  56. Worthington Cup Win
  57. Rushie Returns
  58. Sandy Brown's Own Goal
  59. 1982 Championship
  60. First All-Merseyside Cup Final
  61. Heartache vs Inter Milan
  62. 9-0 vs Crystal Palace
  63. Advent of All Red
  64. Houlliers AGM Speech
  65. Signing Ron Yeats
  66. League Cup 1982
  67. Jack Balmer's Hat-tricks
  68. Title Anguish at Highbury
  69. Winning the Youth F.A Cup
  70. Shankly's First Title
  71. Signing Collymore
  72. All Change at Watford
  73. Fowler's Five at Fulham
  74. Keegans Return in the Super Cup
  75. Mandela and the Reds
  76. Stubbins in the Snow
  77. 1995 Coca Cola Cup Final
  78. Owens Ballon D'Or
  79. Roger Hunts Testimonial
  80. Cream Suits at Wembley
  81. Forest End Euro Reign
  82. Last League Title
  83. 1971 F.A Cup Final
  84. Record 1-9 Defeat
  85. Keegans Debut
  86. First European Match
  87. Relagation
  88. Ajax vs Liverpool '66
  89. Steve MacManaman's Bosman
  90. King Kenny's 95 Title
  91. Terry Mac's Derby Brawl
  92. Owen's 100th Goal
  93. The First European Final
  94. Houllier Mosaic
  95. 4-0 F.A Cup Win vs Everton
  96. Qualifying for the Champions League 2000-2001
  97. Hickson Crosses Stanley Park
  98. First League Cup
  99. Anfield Rap
  100. Fowler Backs the Dockers
Here's most of it in playlist form:

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Song Of The Week: The Feisty edition

Feist perfoming "1234" on David Letterman last week with a backing choir featuring members of Broken Social Scene, The New Pornographers, The National, Grizzly Bear, and Mates of State. Check out Nialler9's competition to win some tickets for Feist at the Tripod tickets. I'd enter it but I don't know the answer.

Some other cool music videos I've had on heavy youtube rotation this week:

Cadburys Gorilla: In The Air Tonight
Mitchell Brothers: Michael Jackson (Produced by Calvin Harris)
Operator Please: Just A Song About Ping Pong
Reverend And The Makers: He Said He Loved Me
The Wombats: Let's Dance To Joy Division

*Bonus music videos in concert form*
HBO broadcast Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/ LoveShow last week and will be released on DVD later on this year. Here's the entire show:

-Preshow Interview
-FutureSex/ LoveSound
-Like I Love You
-My Love
-Sexy Ladies
-Until The End Of Time
-What Goes Around
-Chop Me Up
-Rock Your Body
-Damn Girl
-Summer Love
-Losing My Way
-Cry Me A River
-Another Song

Previous SOTW posts.

Man, these anti-piracy ads are getting really mean

You now owe 50p to Graham Linehan for viewing that.

Some other great anti-piracy ads:
-Jack Black's take on piracy
-Pelé sez: "Let's score a goal against piracy!"
-The classic "Don't Copy That Floppy"