Be honest, how many of you are buying one of these? Don’t be shy, you know you want one!
Warning #1: Don’t wear while walking on hard wood floors, you will slip to your death.
Warning #2: Don’t wear while walking on carpet, you will certainly electrocute yourself & possibly a loved one.
Warning #3: Don’t wear outside. You are certain to get shot, if not by me, by some other do-gooder.
Warning #4: _________________________ Submit in the comments!
One of my biggest pet peeves on television shows, especially crime shows, is how obnoxious their computers and technology are. Every bleep, blap and bloop with every click, tap and scroll really annoys the heck out of me. So when I saw this compilation of obnoxious photo-enhance scenes from popular television shows and movies, I knew I had to share it. Going through YouTube I discovered a plethora of these compilations, totally check them out. Woot has a great selection here.
This brings the lulz and then brings the ahhgeeze.
On November 20, 2009, Sarah Palin visited Columbus, OH as part of her book signing tour for “Going Rogue.” When her supporters were asked broad questions about why they why they thought she should be president, the responses were vague: She’s “real.” She’ll “stick up for America.”
THERE ARE UNINFORMED OBAMA SUPPORTERS, TOO
It has been said in comments that we would find similarly talking point-driven, substance-less supporters at an Obama rally, and we agree. But no politician has emerged on the national stage as undefined and unqualified as Sarah Palin, and her public persona–which is anti-intellectual by definition–discourages substance. Instead, we get winking. One could hardly imagine her giving a complex speech about race in America, or speaking eloquently about our country’s relations with Islam. Not just because she couldn’t write such a speech (Obama has speech-writers, of course) but because she wouldn’t–such necessarily academic discussion is antithetical to the persona she’s created for herself and that her supporters have come to love.
As for accusations of cherry picking, which are commonly thrown at interview-based videos, it simply isn’t what we did. We interviewed only a few more people than ended up in the video, not hundreds, and what was cut was done for time purposes. The people were selected at random–some offered to be interviewed–and we were only there for about 90 mins (it gets dark early and fast in Ohio right now). What didn’t make it into the video was just more footage of people talking generically or about taxes/spending, drilling, and abortion, and we constructed blocks in the piece to represent those issues. Of course the piece was edited to be entertaining (this is YouTube, after all, where the currency is cat videos) but we don’t believe we misrepresented the attitudes of the people at that signing in any way.
This NEW LEFT MEDIA film was produced and edited by Chase Whiteside (interviews) and Erick Stoll (camera).
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Ok, so you might know that @LeoLaporte is a hero of mine. I know @ZackLuye knows that, he just LOVES to point out his affiliations to my technology heroes haha. I even went as far as moving to the area of California where Leo lives and even worked at the Starbucks he always goes to for his coffee in Petaluma!
Stalker much? Meh, maybe. Never did meet him though.
This morning Leo mentioned something that popped up on the web about him in the latest This Week in Google, one of Leo’s podcasts. There was something on the internet that said, “Leo Laporte makes $1″
I looked it up. Turns out Leo Laporte makes $1.5 million a year doing his TWiT network, not $1 haha. While reading more about him, I stumbled onto this video where he talks his rise from radio to broadcast TV and then to where he is today, self-distributed internet podcasting.
It’s a great video if you have the time to watch all forty minutes. But the point of this blog post is his Dev Null character on his MSNBC show, The Site. Leo makes fun of this character, so I don’t feel so bad doing the same. Because the producers, of his own show, didn’t think he’d be good for video across Soledad O’Brien, they made him a horrible looking 3D character.
And what’s more? I found another video of Devnull where he gets a $29.95 upgrade, the character doesn’t hide the fact that he is computer based. The cheap upgrade doesn’t work so well, and Devnull get’s even more messed up looking. Why does this interest me? Mostly cause I’m a nerd. When Snow Leopard came out, Leo went on and on about how it wasn’t a REAL upgrade to Leopard for the Mac. Making the point that it wasn’t a totally new operating system, but more of an expansive service pack. What Leo stressed the most though? How for $29.95, this was a fantastic value adding upgrade. So if you’re a total nerd, it might be funny/interesting. Probably just to me though…
So there you go. Oh and Leo. If Pure Media & Marketing doesn’t hire me, hows about you make a move? hehe
Time to run downtown to pay my rent and then get to class. Catch you later!
We’ve all gone on a date with someone, been friends with someone or just bumped into someone at the airport or Starbucks who seems to feel the need to tell us their darkest thoughts or most embarrassing truths. I know I’ve been on dates with these people and their self defeating communication style.
Finally, someone has put this into a music video, auto-tune and all. It’s pretty amazing really, I know I’m excited to show it to you. Plus, it’s kinda hilarious.
I’m an intern at Archrival, a sweet youth brand marketing agency. My fellow intern, Anthony Galvan, and I decided that our coworkers don’t quite know us well enough yet. So, for part three of our intern minute series, we put together a video that might help fix that. » http://www.archrival.com