31.7.08

Wear Sunscreen

Should we believe Baz Luhrmann when he says :
"Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. "
?


"Wear Sunscreen" was originally an essay written by Mary Schmich as a commencement speech. Later it was identified as an M.I.T. commencement speech by Kurt Vonnegut.

Here is Baz Luhrmann's version, it is good advice (except for the flossing part):

Farewell (for now).

28.7.08

I'm a Dot Indian

I love how all the Indians and fob Koreans know the dance to this song, it used to be all the rage in India:

Tunak Tunak just cracks me up every time. I like how he gets angry at his clone and starts giggling creepily. Not to mention, the Power Ranger theme and the best dance moves ever!

25.7.08

Randy Pausch

This is a hard post to make, but it is very long overdue.
Randy Pausch, aged 47, died today, July 25th, 2008.
Many have come to know Randy as the "man who taught America how to live". For those of you who have not heard of him, or did not bother to watch his videos, there really is something about him, his ideas, and his attitude, that everyone can learn from.

I first saw Randy on a 20/20 or Nightline program, and the first thing I noticed was his attitude. He was a professor at Carnegie Mellon and father of three young children when he learned that he had pancreatic cancer, and only months more to live. In spite of his terminal disease, he had a vigor and optimism that confused and amazed a lot of people. He gained worldwide recognition with his "Last Lecture" about achieving your childhood dreams.

The shortened version with an interview:


Or you can view the full lecture here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo&feature=related

"If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you"

Randy Pausch reveals at the end of his lecture, that he is really giving the lecture for his kids, as a guide for them to live by, a sort of message in a bottle that will wash up on the shores of their lives after he has passed. He has also written a book entitled The Last Lecture, which has become and international bestseller.

Thank you Randy Pausch, for changing the way we look at life, and the way we live.

20.7.08

Ode to the Sounds of the 90s:

Which was the best music era? Despite the fact that most people think the fashion and music of the 90s are pure crap, I love the 90s, from grunge to britpop. If it's true that fashion and music repeat their cycles, will we become more fond of the 90s as time passes by?

One of my favorite pictures of Radiohead from Spin where the band members were asked to write down what they would like to change about themselves, notice Thom doesn't have that lazy eye
Billy Corgan when he had hair:

* A Nirvana/Sublime-free post. Just this once.

13.7.08

Converse: Connectivity

I don't know how I feel about the Converse Connectivity campaign:
Did Ian Curtis ever wear Chucks?



Although I love Jules in this video with N.E.R.D. and Santogold for the campaign


My Drive Thru:





Kurt Cobain suicide note chucks:





This is a little reminiscent of the controversy over using Sid Vicious and Kurt Cobain in the Doc Martens ads:



11.7.08

Sleeping Deer offends half of the world

Bollywood on So You Think You Can Dance!

10.7.08

Picture of Everything

(click on the link to enlarge)
The Picture of Everything (A Work in Progress) by Howard Hallis

9.7.08

you are all i need

End Exploitation and Trafficking

mtv exit



"some things cost more than you realise"

8.7.08

a great face pays


Horse in the City


Tabitha and Agnes Olsen


Johnny Depp has the best hair out there


not Monica but Rachel


Gwen, post-solo career


Becks n Posh

and my favorite...


Scientologist Cruise!

via Oklahoma Celebrities

4.7.08

Flashback to the 80s: Lakers Saying No!

I probably should have posted this a few weeks ago. Here are the Lakers back in the day...

Here is some commentary by The Basketball Jones:

"Um, yeah… I don’t even know where to start with this one, but:

- No you’re not on drugs. The audio isn’t synced up, you stoner.

- Why isn’t Kareem — “the captain of the team” — in the goddamn studio with the boys? And is he sitting down and rapping?

- You think those yellow shorts were as promiscuous as A.C. Green got?

- WOAH! IS KURT RAMBIS WEARING A CALCULATOR WATCH!?!?

- Best line: “We’re the Thompsons, but no relation.” That killed me.

- James Worthy’s voice just penetrated me from behind.

- Was anyone else a little disappointed with Magic’s verse?

- Someone please tell Pat Riley the Heat have to do a remix to this.

- $10 says the kid in the floral shirt (3:40 mark) eventually becomes a NBA head coach. "

3.7.08

hair hair everywhere!

hair storms:





big is back
via Pop magazine

1.7.08

Flashback to the 90s: Wayne's World

Is this what everybody does whilst listening to Bohemian Rhapsody?



I love Garth!