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Saturday, 13 October 2007

Real-life X-Wing launch (and what really happened)

Here is a short clip of a scale model X-Wing which, after completion, was launched into the sky. I'm just going to throw it out there and say the launch area looks like Tatooine which is a nice coincidence. Watch the 22 second highlight clip or you can see the full 5 minutes here ("Nooo, we lost R2!"):
Now, here's an ingenious editing of the video. I don't want to embed it into the post because it ruins the suprise.

Friday, 12 October 2007

"Ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight?" has a fantastic evaluation of Batman's most famous arch-nemisis as well as my personal favourite as a huge Batman comic book fan. From his origins in appearance to his career of sorts throughout the comics (graphic novels such as the Joker origin story 'The Killing Joke') and in TV shows or as voiced by Mark Hamill in the animated series ('Mask Of The Phantasm' is a particular highlight).

They go on to cover his ability as a dangerously psychotic character and what Heath Ledger will bring to the role. 'The Dark Knight' is easily the most exciting film of next year to me. I don't care what everybody else says.

Read the five page feature here and be sure to check out the related stories.

Lego, Lego and more Lego

The Simpsons recently had a couch gag in Lego. It's not as, err... I'm not sure what the word I'm looking for is... animated as I would've liked it.

This is Halo 2's Zanzibar map (Halo 3's Last Resort) made completely out of Lego. It's an amazing bit of dedicated construction work. What's most impressive to me is the fact that he managed to get so many unusually coloured bricks to finish the piece. It was featured in the bonus disk that came in the Legendary Edition Halo 3. Here it is:

Here's an awesome stop motion video of the construction of the old Millenium Falcon lego set. The only that stops this video from being perfect is the music. And the end. And the amount of wasted time. Yeah, on second thoughts the whole thing pretty much sucked. Watch it now!

I say old Millenium Falcon because Lego have just released the Ultimate Collector's Edition Millenium Falcon. It's the biggest Lego set ever made with 5,195 pieces all for the low, low price of €549.99! For some reason, it's limited to 5 per customer which is a disgrace. Hopefully, Santa will be good to me and bring 6 anyways. Watch a time lapse of the construction of this beast on Gizmodo.

Serves you right, Mr. Gates

I'm a bit behind with this whole blogging hobby of mine. It's got a lot to do with the video below of Bill Gates giving a presentation for the functionality of Windows 98 OS:

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Those rich guys have all the fun

Those legs up in the air there are attached to Carmen Electra of "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" fame. I don't know what's worse- The fact I'm not in Richard Branson's shoes in that photo or the fact I saw Cheaper by the Dozen 2 in the cinema.

The greatest live performance ever *update*

Look at those dance moves! This has the potential to be the next Miss Teen South Carolina video.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

The single greatest live performance ever.

It's Justice performing D.A.N.C.E. but not really. It features the radio version of the song mimed by Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart (or is Barry Manillow?) and Rick James, bitch.

According to presenter Jimmy Kimmel, the track is apparently from Justice's self-titled album "†". You can see the Justice duo Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay making a cameo tuning the radio at the beginning. Kimmel introduced them by saying "Alright. This is going to be wierd". Indeed:

Justice's video for this song was so good, Kanye West decided to make his own version. Check out this crazy freestyle he had with Mos Def:

In Rainbows is online

Via a commenter on
This is how I interpret Radiohead's albums and what they've meant with each release.

Pablo Honey - "Hello. We're Radiohead. This song is called Creep".

The Bends - "FUCK OFF, critics. We're not a one hit wonder, assholes. This album proves we're a million times better than that yet-to-come faggot Chris Martin"

Ok Computer - "FUCK OFF, mainstream rock. We're going to produce an electro-computerized-guitar-rock album that blows your fucking mind and sets off the alternative craze for generations to come."

Kid A - "FUCK OFF, commercial success and radio/mtv outlets. We're sick and tired of being so damn glamorized that this album will be so experimental and radio-unfriendly that we're hoping to shed off a bulk of our bullshit fans, and yet it will still kick major fucking ass."

Amensiac - (same as "Kid A" but part 2)

Hail to the Thief - "FUCK OFF, George Bush for stealing the elections. And fuck you if you thought we didn't have it in us to produce a more commercially sound album, again."

In Rainbows - "FUCK OFF, RIAA! This album kicks insane amounts of ass and you will not make a penny off of it, you dirty money-hording grimy lil' bastards."

And THAT, my friends, is why I have so much damn respect for Radiohead.
Buy the album when it's released in a few weeks or download it from now. Remeber, you can play as much or as little as you want. Hell, you could even get it illegally for no reason.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

We all want to change the world

Today is John Lennon's birthday and 40 years since Che Guevara died. Here's Mister John of the Lennon family performing one of my favourite Bealtes songs, "Revolution".

Ladies and gentlemen, a living cartoon:

Monday, 8 October 2007

Do you know what a man being eaten by alligator sounds like?

I bet you a million dollars you've heard it at least once. I mean, who's never seen Star Wars? Sorry, that's an odd combination of sentences. There's a sound effect known as the Wilhelm scream. It's been used in many, many films from Star Wars to Kill Bill. I recognised it from one of my all-time favourite Sega Mega Drive game Streets Of Rage. Check out this amazing compilation video:

Liverpool Watch: Tottenham FC

I honestly don't know what to say in regards to the Kop's recent form after a promising start. I'll leave it to Tottenham Hotspurs fan favourite Glenn Hoddle:

"75% of what happens to Paul Gascoigne in his life is fiction"

"With hindsight, it's easy to look at it with hindsight"

"Football's all about 90 minutes"

"Robert Lee was able to do some running on his groin for the first time"

"When a player gets to 30, so does his body"

"But he was a player that hasn't had to use his legs, even when he was 19, because his first two yards were in his head"

"International football is one clog further up the football ladder"

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Song Of The Week: The "No Chopstick! Spoon!" Edition

Spoon doing their best Thin Lizzy impersonation performing "Underdog" on last night's Saturday Night Live.

One of my all-time favourite songs is also called "Underdog (Save Me)" and it's by Turin Brakes. Check it, yo.

Viral Video Sunday: Look At The Pretty Colours!

The following video is a bit too much for me to even think about. After all of my lego animations, something on that large scale would give me nightmares. I think it has something to with a television of some sort but nobody really knows. What scares me is how quickly it was animated. How they managed to make bunnies jump in mid-air is questionable to me. Therefore, it deserves a solid 2/5. Watch it now:

Here's the fireworks of paint ad for the same HD TV:

Here are the making of the first two advertisemets: Paint/ the old bouncy balls ad with that irritating Jose Gonzalez.
And now for something completely different:

I'm sorry, but I find R. Kelly hilarious. Here's another clip which shouldn't be funny (but really is) with the full story to be found here: