Monday, December 28, 2009

the year 2005...

jan 20th- gw bush inaugurated for 2nd term

feb- you tube was launched...where would we be without viral videos??

may 17th- Kuwaiti women are granted the right to vote...nice!

july 6th- 2012 Summer Olympics awarded to London....then criticism came about the graffiti-ish logo, i liked it!

oct 19- trials of Saddam Hussein begin... i knew of him since i was little, but didn't realize how "bad" a guy he was.

nov 30- French Surgeons carry out the first human face transplant...think this was that lady. she looked scary but it's quite a feat

(didn't know this: dec 31- Another second is added, 23:59:60, called a leap second, to end the year 2005. The last time this occurred was on June 30, 1998.)

... and a lot of death and bombs ensued. of course a lot of other stuff happened in '05 but a few things i thought i'd share

Friday, December 25, 2009

"From Viral Video to $30 Million Deal"

i was flipping through daily beats' week in culture and came across this video...

apparently fede alvarez, a film producer from uruguay, made the video of robots attacking w/ only $300 (and a year's worth of work), not bad at all! somehow director of spider-man saw this video and offered him $30 milli to do a feature film...can't wait to see what he can do w/ that much money! i've made a mental note to look out for a fede production.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

david simon interview

courtesy of vice magazine, i came across the following (long) interview! as a fan of the wire i really appreciate dave's work so it was good to read this...didn't realize how much of a potty mouth he is. but his passion for his work really comes through:

read interview here

Monday, December 21, 2009

snoop on martha stewart?!

just a snippet, but apparently he wanted to make green brownies (go figure)...glad the clip was short bc it feels weird so not sure if i coulda watched the whole segment! in other news, her sweater is cute

Saturday, December 19, 2009

millie jackson-slow tongue

& people talk about over-sexed music today...i have no words for this performance (she's talented though)

behind the scenes of the body issue

i know i'm EXTRA late bc this issue has been out, BUT i thought this video was super cool & worth sharing

Friday, December 18, 2009

wayne interview & bedrock

monique-wayne interview...monique sucks & he's like marble mouth w/ the mumbling. i love how the audience claps for everything do
far too many folks on stage but wayne is hot..drake's a close 2nd! (not sure if there's any correlation, but they also have the best verses)

rihanna- so hard commentary

for some reason couldn't right in same post the video was in.

lemme just start by saying i've never been a huge rihanna fan, BUT something about this song i like, when i saw there was a video i thought cool...after seeing it i thought not so much.

not feeling the army theme. don't like the way everyone is becoming more over the top w/ their outfits bc of lady gaga (i only like when she does it). DON'T like the way rihanna's like super sexual in this video....and guess that's all. outside of that it's ok. glad to see she's trying to make a comeback and put the past behind her.


rihanna-so hard

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top viral videos of 2009

courtesy of current (sidenote: was the pre-viral video, tv reruns? before that, radio?)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

new cool kids

the monkey

smokey robinson looks suuuuuper young here! monkey may just be 1 of my fav old school dances. enjoy:

kid cudi- nardwuar interview!!! (& n.e.r.d.)

was in a REEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY crappy mood- just really tired, over-extending myself w/ volunteering, tired of being a shoulder for people to lean on, overwhelemed w/ work & the fact that our intern was stolen...the usual :). needless to say i WAS super annoyed, until i saw the following interview via twitter. i heart kid cudi & i think this nardwuar guy is great!

...and n.e.r.d.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

funny dance & funny vid about nothing

my new fav dance...

ok so the video IS about something. didn't realize rob made this until i re-read the title...that fact makes it 10 times better :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

13 Most Ridiculous things about Beyonce’s I am Yours Tour

...courtesy of necole bitchie's blog. i found this amusing enough to share...whoever put this video together is great

dame dash...down but NOT out

read about his blak rok project yesterday in the post so i'm anxious to listen to it...came across the following video at complex's blog. apparently some short coming out about a studio/art compound he has in nyc:

FRIDAY THE 13th: A NIGHT WITH THE COOL KIDS and MOS DEF from Creative Control on Vimeo.

seems cool, can't wait to see the full thing. god to see dame still reinventing himself/being productive instead of whining about jay z, lyor cohen, etc. love the cool kids so it's good to see they're still around & mos def is looking hot (& like abe lincoln) as always.

side note: it's always weird when i see people doing illegal things on camera (i.e that drummer smoking weed)...does that incriminate him in any way?? i guess we can't prove that he's actually smoking something illegal, so no right? whatevs

i like big butts... came across this article on daily beast about people wanting bigger butts & stopped to read. it started off talking about the death of solange magnano who dies while in surgery to have silicon injected to her cheeks (not the ones on her face!). then it gets into smoe history, stanley crouch's personal accounts then general opinion on the issue of body beauty. the story was a good quick read, but i found the comments waaaaay more interesting bc some folks were outraged at what he was proposing.

read article & comments here

song o the day: this song used to ANNOY me in my youth bc, well i have a big butt. but i thought it was great when the dancer does the kick to that whipping sound...i've tried to do this move many a time :)