Friday, November 29, 2013

Hey fellas! Wanna see some magic?

Back in 1997, David Blaine became famous through his Street Magic TV Specials.

Here's a taste:

You can very easily find many videos of his performances online and although they are undoubtedly very impressive, they are not the subject of this post.

Here, I bring to your attention this brilliant 4-part parody of David Blaine's Street Magic.


(they're all great, but part 2 is my favorite)
(don't mind the picture quality in the first three, they are from 2006-2007)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Everynone's Short Films

Everynone is a directing collective consisting of Dan Mercadante, Julius Metoyer III and Will Hoffman.

Below are three examples of their work.
I find the way they document life, weirdly intriguing and depressing at the same time.

As always, full screen, HD is recommended. 


Moments from Everynone on Vimeo.


Symmetry from Everynone on Vimeo.


LAUGHS! from Everynone on Vimeo.

Although these are the ones I like most, if you're interested, there are quite a few more in Everynone's account at Vimeo.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GTA V Is So Realistic...!

.. it's boring, according to this parody by CollegeHumor.

I hope you bring GTA V to PC, Rockstar.
You'd better bring this to PC, Rockstar.
Don't pull a Red Dead Redemption on us, Rockstar.

I believe I've made myself clear.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pinky and the Brain Tongue Twister

I remember seeing this as a kid, when it first came out in the early 90s.




KS: I am honoured by your visit.  Let me show you our assembly line.
First, sheets of sheer synthetic sheepskin are slit into several Kicky-Sack shoe shapes in 
shapely shoe sizes by six sitting sheet slitters.  

B: I only see five sitting sheet slitters. 

KS: The sixth sitting sheet slitter's sick.  His son Sammy's subbing 'til the sick sixth sitting
sheet slitter's back, sitting pretty.

P: You're not the sheet slitter?

S: No, I'm the sheet slitter's son.  

P:  Well.... You keep on slitting sheets until the sheet slitter comes. Haheheheh!  Whooohaaah.
 [View of a machine labelled "Sheet Slitter Shoe Shaper".]
KS: The Shoe Shaper then shapes the slit synthetic sheepskin sheets,
and shoots out shoes through the chute.

KS: Now, this is Mr. Plunkett, the new khaki sock plucker.  (I had to fire our previous sock plucker.
He had a bit of an attitude.)

B:  So, you sacked the cocky khaki Kicky-Sack sock plucker?

KS:  The second cocky khaki Kicky-Sack sock plucker I sacked since the sixth sitting sheet
slitter got sick.
[Lights dim. Machine whirs and slows down.]
KS: Whoops!  Don't worry; just an electrical problem.  One of the Kicky-Sack sack pickers will have
to flick the plug.  

P: Not the khaki sock plucker?

KS: Oh, my, no!  The Kicky-Sack sack pickers flick the plug. The khaki sock plucker can't reach
the socket over the latex child perambulator fenders we use to line the treadmill.

B: It might make more sense to have the sixth sitting sheet slitter's son flick the plug, if the sack
pickers and the sock pluckers are behind the rubber baby buggy bumpers.
[Sammy flicks the plug.  Everything whirs back up.]
KS: I never thought of that! 

B: Now, Pinky, here is the plan.  Remember, every step must be performed with precision!
You must slit the sixth sick sheet slitter's son's sheet, secure it next to the toy boat from 
the Hackensack Socko Kicky-Sack Sack Kickers' picnic in Secaucus, stretch it past 
the sack pickers' station and the sock plucker's chute, and pick a sack, pluck a sock, 
and flick the plug,so I can put the pea in the plucked sock with the picked sack for ballast 
and bounce it off the rubber baby buggy bumper, into the Parker Packard purple pewter pressure pump. 
Is that understood?


Sunday, November 17, 2013

GIF Compilation #1 (15 GIFs)

1. Phew..!!!

(Val Kilmer in "Top Secret!")

2. Parenting. You're doing it right (I think).

3. Oh well...

4.  Me. Every time I return from the supermarket.

5. Bowling Mega Fail.

6. Guy, get a grip.

7. Where's the melon?

8. Basketball Fail.

9. No chance.

10. Damn it, Barry!

It's always Barry.

11. Spinning seal.

12.  Caught red-handed.

13. Hesitation.

14. I'll follow you (almost) everywhere.

15. And... this is how you traumatize a dog for life.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Mia's Brilliant Stanley Steemer Variations

So, in case you didn't know (I certainly didn't before this), "Stanley Steemer" is a US carpet (and general home surface) cleaning company which uses a characteristic jingle in its advertisements (see below at 0:25).

In the following very cool and entertaining video, Youtube user Mia Gentile performs the Stanley Steemer jingle in a wide array of musical and dance variations. At 1:20-1:34 my personal favorite (with 1:08 to 1:19 a close second).


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Token Halloween(ish) Post

Halloween? Meh... Not really a fan.

In any case, I don't know if this was shot on or near Halloween (about 20 years ago, judging from the footage quality and general surroundings), but this guy's costume is brilliant.