I’ll just leave this here.
Hanukkah just got real up in this piece. I need this toy right now, to go with my Ludacrismas presents. Because we’re a dual faith household. OK, that didn’t work so well but I am pressed for time. Big Daddy Candy Kanes? Oy. Even worse. Never mind. I’ll leave it to the professionals.
Like artist artist Hannah Rothstein who created the Dr. Dreidel. Its conception needs no explanation, natch.
According to her website:
“Each Dr. Dre face has been carefully chosen to correlate with the ‘aftermath’ of the dreidel’s spin.
- ג Gimmel, ‘take all,’ is a dreidel player’s dream. It gets a thumbs up from a happy Dr. Dre.
- ה Hay, ‘take half,’ is no reason to party, but isn’t too shabby, hence the mildly smug portrait or Dr. Dre.
- נ Nun, ‘nothing happens,’ is a boring outcome. A dead-pan Dr. Dre affirms this.
- ש Shin, ‘put one in,’ is pretty depressing; the dreidel player loses an M & M or other such playing piece. But shins are seldom a chronic problem in dreidel. Dr. Dre’s definitely overreacting.”
My friends and I got stuck in Vegas overnight. We got sent to a LA Quinta motel, which I think is Spanish for “Air Canada are f*cking cheap bastards.”
This guy got stuck in Vegas overnight and stayed in the airport to make this AMAZING music video to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself,” making good use of the moving sidewalks, escalators and assorted airport whatnot.
He explains (via Gawker)
“I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot. I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!”
Who wins? This guy. I wish we’d thought of this.
This is a pretty cool video.
The YouTube page explains (well, the page doesn’t explain. What’s written on it does. You know what I mean):
“Using a unique animation technique involving traditional animation cels and his iphone 5s, Hombre_mcsteez turns everyday life into an odd creature infested cartoon universe.”
I really like it.
This is bizarre, disconcerting, horrible, and I think maybe postmodern. But I’m not sure.
These are The Plastics (not to be confused with The Plastics of Mean Girls fame). Youtube says:
“The Plastics are made up of Toby Sheldon — the man who underwent $100,000 worth of plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, Venus D’Lite — a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race who has spent thousands to look like her idol Madonna, and Kitty Jay who spent $25,000 to look like Jennifer Lawrence. The song features Adam Barta, who co-wrote the lyrics.”
Maybe they sort of kind of look a little like those people? If you squint, and get really drunk?
Whatever. It so freaky it’s almost high art.
Here is an American Apparel model busting moves to Technotronic’s “Pump Up The Jam.”
Now “Pump Up The Jam” is stuck in my head. This is not actually as rare an occurrence as one might imagine. I actually get “Pump Up The Jam” stuck in my head on a fairly regular basis. I have no idea why this is. But it is.
This is actually amazing.
I have mixed feeling about symphonic metal, metal acts playing with orchestras, and string covers of metal tracks (which are usually Metallica tracks). But this? This. THIS.
These guys are Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of Croatia, known as 2Cellos.
This is pretty funny. Not as funny as this but amusing nonetheless.
Gemma Arterton would play me in the movie of my life, which would be a “hilarious rom-com” because I am “super awesome.” I’m not even sure who she is, but sure. Why not?
Want to see who would play you? Answer the questionnaire. I tried to be as honest as possible, because what’s the point otherwise?
I’m not one of those people who hate new country. I like it sometimes. And I don’t think music has to be deep all the farking time.
People love to go on about how lyrics were so great in the good old days and how now it’s all “baby baby baby oooh, yeah,” but have you ever listened to Love Me Do or I Wanna Hold Your Hand? Not exactly Blake, is it? Or how about ALL THE BLUES? Muddy Waters wasn’t much of a lyricist, but we don’t use that to illustrate a lack of worth, do we?
That being said, this supercut video, put together by EW’s country music writer Grady Smith to demonstrate how all the country music of 2013 sounds exactly the same is pretty great. Trucks, girls, girls in tight jeans, and girls being invited to get in trucks. In the moonlight. By the river. Brilliant.
(via Laughing Squid)