Rap about why you shouldn’t stay in school is brilliant

I’ve been a fan of this guy Dave for a while now, and the level of that fandom just jumped even higher. I love this. If I were 20 years younger and single I’d have a crush.

Royal Guard plays Game of Thrones theme

I have no idea what you’re talking about. So, here’s the Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace playing the Game of Thrones theme. I love it. These guys are cool. Remember the time they played the Imperial March?

I think the Queen is a fan of GoT, since she was recently snapped standing next to the Iron Throne, though not sitting on it. I hope she’s a fan because maybe she can get George R.R. moving on those last two books. I mean, if anyone could she could, right? Maybe?

It’s been a hip week at the palace, as Her Majesty also made news today for photobombing a selfie.

Royal selfie for hockey players

Man gets stuck in Vegas airport alone, overnight. Makes epic music video


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.

(Thanks Gabriella!)


Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” drum fill looped for a half hour

Because you know how when you listen to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and you get to the drum fill you always think “Man, I wish this was a half hour long!”


The best cello rendition of ACDC’s Thunderstruck you’ll hear all day

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.

Six-year-old drummer rocks Welcome to the Jungle


When I was about six years old, my school put on a show. I sang a song with my boyfriend at the time, Matthew Jolly (at least, I think it was with Matthew that I sang. We were a cute couple. We used to play Wonder Woman and Superman. I was Wonder Woman. I sometimes wonder what happened to him, and whether he ever got over me). The song was “A Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe.” We sat in a makeshift canoe made out of a box, and when I sang “Get out and swim!” he jumped out and pretended to swim on the floor.

I also played Goldilocks in a school production of “The Three Bears.” For a costume, my mother cut strips of yellow construction paper, curled them with scissors, and taped them to my head.

I’m telling you this not to show off but to put being six in perspective, so you can appreciate this kid even more. Because holy fark, he’s six! And look what he’s doing!

This was posted on Youtube over a year ago but I just saw it now when someone posted it on Facebook. I can’t remember who already, so, whoever you are, props.

(via Shock Mansion)

Video proves that all the country music of 2013 sounds the same


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)

Benedict Cumberbatch reads R. Kelly lyrics


It’s Friday. So, let’s watch Benedict Cumberbatch reading R. Kelly lyrics on Jimmy Kimmel.

“Bodies so freaking soft. I can’t wait to turn you on….You got me like, la la la la la, baby. Is how you make me feel, baby. I can feel your body flowers, while I’m kissing on your thighs…”

I just happened to have the “Otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch” pic lying around, so figured I might as well use it.

Anyhoo. Enjoy.

Ikea item or death metal band? A quiz!

ikea or death

This is almost the most fun I’ve had all day. It would be the most fun I’ve had all day but I went to the park and put a six month old on the swings, then I had delicious tacos at this place called La Carnita, which seems like a bit of a hipster douche hangout but we were there early so it was pretty empty and the food was awesome.

Anyhoodle, this was still pretty fun. Take this quiz! Is it an Ikea item or a death metal band? I scored 10 out of 20. Can you do better?


Bluegrass version of Enter Sandman

iron horse

This is great.

I know this will be considered some form of blasphemy by real Metallica fans but Metallica is my favourite Metallica album. I’m not crazy about speed metal and everything up to that point was a little esoteric for me.

But this record? Loved it.

And a bluegrass version of “Enter Sandman” is EXACTLY what the world needed, in my opinion.

These guys are called Iron Horse.

(Via Blame it on The Voices)


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