Wednesday, February 29, 2012

some things about leap years you probably didn't know...for fact fans!

throwing paper planes in school was never like this...see the new world-record

Joe Ayoob throws a John Collins design, officially breaking the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. The new world record, once verified by Guinness, will be 226 feet, 10 inches.

when celebrations go a little over the top...'who do you think you are I am'

Peter Weber claims his fifth US Open Bowling Championship in New Jersey on Monday night in some style...

the real life Ernie McCracken from Kingpin??

Friday, February 24, 2012

redfm 24-hour spinathon in aid of motor neuron foundation @studio fitness down the marina fri 24th feb 2012

for those who have never 'spun' before (me) it's, eh, kinda like hell to be honest, certainly pretty freakin hardcore so much so that on top of copious sweating (me) there was also a nosebleed (eh, me) all of which combined for a pretty sight all things considered! Well done to Aoife who contacted me on Red Drive looking for fundraising ideas (her mom Phil is sadly afflicted with the disease & Aoife was inspired by the Colm Murray docu on RTE to do her bit to raise awareness and cash for research), Anita from Studio Fitness offered the Spinathon idea and bada bing many thousands of euro-raised later it happened and here is the gruesome painful evidence! Hats off to Shane McLoughlin & Laurence Hickey both of whom agreed to do the ENTIRE 24-hours spinning, not forgetting Rhona O'Brien doing 12 straight hours of spinning & no I have no idea how either but fair feckin play lads!! Thanks to Lisa our shouty instructor to :p Man was she on my case ;-)

paris hilton drunk text house toon...

Drunk Text Music Video from Craig Raby on Vimeo.

hmmm this disappeared...hang on i might have found it again...

cassette boy v's the news: cassette boy wins!

Cassetteboy are back with another slice of splice mix-up mastery - this time remixing the BBC news.
Veteran news reader George Alagiah's News at Six broadcasts have been ingeniously edited to create a plethora of increasingly improbable and unanimously hilarious news stories.

Cassetteboy, who have previously remixed The One Show, The Apprentice, and BNP leader Nick Griffin's appearance on Question Time, is the work of Brixton-based electronic music maestros Mike Bolton and Steve Warlin.
"We've got pretty good at spotting what will be suitable material," they told The Huffington Post.
"It's quite rare for us to start a piece and not finish it. It does happen occasionally though, and sometimes the pieces end up being much shorter than we'd planned.
"The time it takes can vary enormously depending on the source material. A political speech is probably the easiest thing to cut up, as it is just one person speaking, well recorded, and often we can find a transcript, which helps enormously. So we can turn that around in a few days."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

act against ACTA (ireland's SOPA) daunt square cork city saturday 3.30pm find out more here...
all the below text and more besides here
We live in a world of amazing possibilities, where talent and creativity reign. Unfortunately, we also live in a world gripped with greed and paranoia; fears which have led to the conception of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
Now, whether it was thanks to the online response of groups such as Anonymous, the massive protests in Poland, the resignation of the EU's rapporteur into the issue, or the public apology issued by the Slovenian signatory, the fact that you are here probably means you know something about ACTA already. If more information is needed, you should watch the video above. Once you're done, I'd like you to really sit down and think about what would happen if ACTA were to pass, and the internet as we know it were to die.
I'm sure we've all been bored of the internet at some point or another, but have you ever really thought about how magical it is? How truly brilliant it is to get the answer to almost any question you may have in seconds? To see any film, hear any song, or talk to any one of the 2.5 billion internet users out there?
I admit that it's easy to blow this bill out of proportion, at least to an extent. ACTA probably won't be the killing blow, but it's another step down the road that you can't take back. They've moved on from just monitoring terrorists and sex offenders online, now they're adding 'online pirates' to the watch list. Yes, filesharing is now just as likely to get you monitored. If you're OK with this, you may as well stop reading now.
So the question is, where does it end? Well, you have to remember that the people behind these bills don't tend to be the YouTube-type to say the least, and they really don't understand what we stand to lose here. But if they keep making the laws, then it's only a matter of time before we're left with their view of the perfect internet, and we move from the magical pixie land we know now to an admittedly efficient and clean, but thoroughly grey business platform; LinkedIn: the Only-Option Edition and a few inoffensive lolcats. I'm sure you now understand the gravity of the situation.
Now, there's been a buzzword floating around a lot lately, especially in connection with ACTA's little brother that you may know as the Irish SOPA, and that is 'innovators', so I think it's important we look at this in a bit more detail. Both ACTA and SOPA have been described as 'attempts to encourage innovators' and to remove their apparently crippling fear of putting their innovations online.
Let's get this straight, 'innovators' have not been in hiding since the dawn of the internet, quite the opposite in fact. One of the reasons the internet is worth defending is because of the tremendous creativity that can be seen even from a casual glance at certain websites. Bringing in laws to stop piracy will not suddenly cause a massive influx of people like Steve Jobs to start rushing to the patent office, nor will it cause people who are not already musically inclined to take up an instrument, because in case you haven't noticed, people who are unable to adapt to the way the world is changing generally tend not to be the most creative bunch anyway.
If anything, laws such as these will kill the bulk of modern innovation, as being influenced by a good song is not just suddenly considered a bad thing, the vague definition of 'intellectual property' means that it is now a crime. This is something I haven't been able to get my head around since I left primary school actually. Once we enter the 'real world', we are expected to be motivated by a desire for personal wealth and glory. What happened to doing something for the common good? The idea of charity, or co-operative thinking? Is 'sharing is caring' a concept we're supposed to grow out of at some point?
I can guarantee without the slightest hint of a doubt that the real innovations (and I'm truly starting to despise that word) will come from internet users such as yourself, and not from the financial department of the Recording Industry Association of America.
And so, we come to the end of the rant, and if you've read this wall of text, you have both my respect and admiration, but I must ask you one last favour. Join the March on the 18th of February, and show your support for the cause we're fighting for.
We are here because we believe in the potential of the internet as a tool for the good of the human race, in the insane beauty of the internet as it is, despite its flaws.
We are here because we do not believe in giving such a vague, blank cheque to anyone, least of all to people who saw fit to keep us in the dark.
We are here because we do not believe democracy means letting the greed of a few cut into the freedom of so many.
We are here because we have had enough.

sweet shot...but is it real or not??

rag week waterford..quite possibly the last one ever at that!

i've heard of reclaim the streets but this is ridonculous...

quite pleasing tho that students & traffic cones are still enjoying a life-long love-affair :p

Monday, February 13, 2012

in light of this being 'social-media-week' check out hipsters in the future!

In the year 2062, a bunch of elderly hipsters are interviewed about the good old days of social media. Created for Social Media Week 2012, this video captures interviews with octogenarian hipsters as they take a look back on what social media and digital culture were back in the day.

wow 1-year old kid got serious piano skills!

it's OK I am in on the joke...honestly ;-)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

bourne movies without jason bourne?? yup & the bourne legacy looks amazeballs too plus check out the crazy looking iron sky trailer while yr at it...

The first trailer for The Bourne Legacy.

check this too...

Full Iron Sky trailer pits Sarah Palin against Nazis from the Moon
We saw a glimpse of this indie flick several weeks back — now revel in the full trailer for the lunar Reich picture Iron Sky. As much as I'm loving the spaceship designs, I'm hoping the hamfisted political humor plays second fiddle to the insane orbital Nazi-smashing. Iron Sky opens April 4 in Finland, April 5 in Germany, and will expand to other countries soon after. Hat tip to Mike.

maverick sabre on growing up in ireland...lonely are the brave

can this be real? god bless america indeed NSFW

in need of squee? lil' grizzly bear & lil' wolf cub rollin' and a-playin'...might not sound like much but v.sweet, v.sweet indeed...

Uploaded by denmortube on 27 Jan 2012
'Lil' Bear and Tala playing in the Gift Shop of the Woodland Zoo. Note: In the middle of the clip there are pictures of these guys as they are 6 years later. Also note that in the clip I keep referring to the bear as a "boy", it's actually a girl.'

the pic advertising roscrea cattle mart that made me LOL thanks (again and again and again...)

mystery solved! this is why gotye's tune somebody that i used to know is soooo catchy!!! & yes you have heard it before...

great parody sam!

Monday, February 6, 2012

eminem being sued for ripping off idea for this admittedly shithot superbowl ad for chrysler cars...

US rapper Eminem is being sued for US$9 million in a hand written lawsuit by a homeless man. Pieck, who listed his address as homeless in the lawsuit, claims that Eminem's Crysler commercial which premiered during last year's Super Bowls was indeed his idea. The man states that he was having dinner in a New York restaurant with Jordon Bratman and Christina Aguilera in September 2010, when the pop singer called Eminem. The lawsuit claims that Aguilera handed Pieck the phone and that he then gave Eminem the idea for the Born of Fire commercial. "I want the court to reward me a judgment in the amount of $9 million," Pieck writes in his lawsuit. "I designed every aspect of the commercial and the commercial was stolen from me. In addition, I did not receive compensation in monetary terms for the work I did." The Born of Fire commercial features Eminem and his song Lose Yourself.

hey did ya see madonna's half-time superbowl performance? here it is with scathing LA Times review...

The halftime show? A spectacle by the Cleopatra of the game. It also was a well-planned — and shockingly transparent — ad for her new album, 'MDNA.'

To label the selection of Madonna as a halftime performer at the Super Bowl as curious is to neglect the surreal history of what has become one of the year's most discussed 10 minutes of music on American television. From the high-water mark Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake nip slip to the weird nonsequitur Rolling Stones gig to a children's choir singing "Michael Row the Boat Ashore," the Super Bowl has never been short on ridiculousness.

But all different kinds of musical craziness had nothing on this year's Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show performance. Madonna was defiantly unconcerned with the more conservative red state wing of the football fan base who'd never be caught dead singing along to one of her songs, and her halftime show was pure spectacle by the Cleopatra of the game.

Think about it. In less than 10 minutes, America watched marching warriors pulling a massive chariot; faux trumpeters announcing the arrival of Madonna; a man name Redfoo with a ridiculously large afro fronting a duo called LMFAO; a polyglot British-Sri Lankan rapper slyly flipping the bird at the camera; a cartoonish multiple-personality Nicki Minaj; and a charismatic Buddha of a singer with a golden voice in one of the best bandleader outfits ever created, to say nothing of his stunning black choir robe.

At the center of it all was Madonna in her element, vogueing with a break-dancing lyre player, riding a bejeweled human serpent, slipping into her best single of the '00s, "Music," dancing near a tightrope walker who did a back flip as she passed, and sitting on Redfoo's shoulders during a mash-up with LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem." We saw Madonna looking absolutely silly as a 53-year-old cheerleader with equally noncheerleaders M.I.A. and rapper Minaj, and, perhaps most improbable of all, Madonna in front of a church choir pretending to be chaste.

In fact, if you break down the show, produced by Stuart Davis (known to dance fans under his moniker Les Rhythmes Digitales), the whole thing was arguably more outrageous than the notorious Jackson nipple shot. Madonna's new album, "MDNA," is a sly reference to the drug Ecstasy; M.I.A.'s father was part of a Sri Lankan rebel group called the Tamil Tigers (once listed as a terrorist group by the State Department); LMFAO is an acronym in text slang for "laughing my ... ass off;" and singer Cee Lo Green hit the big time with a song about a middle-finger kiss-off. In this company, Minaj looked positively PG.

But despite its success AND extravagance, this whole halftime package most of all was little more than an ingeniously well planned — and shockingly transparent — advertisement for "MDNA," and not much more. The rollout for the album began with the announcement that she'd be performing at the Super Bowl and was teased by a music video released Friday for her new single, "Give Me All You're Luvin'," featuring Minaj and with a remix also featuring LMFAO, which, of course, she performed. Talk about marketing to a lot of eyeballs.

But then Madonna is Madonna for a reason. And we saw it firsthand Sunday.
Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times

so sorry to interrupt & damn this beastly slurring but i have something important to contribute to this debate on sport...

european parliment earlier this week...we pay these clowns right?
A UKIP MEP has admitted being “drugged up” on a cocktail of alcohol and prescription painkillers while making a speech in the European Parliament. Godfrey Bloom stumped colleagues in Strasbourg last week, interrupting a debate on sport with a bizarre question about a university rugby club. Departing from his usually brisk and coherent delivery, Godfrey slurred his words as Tory MEP Emma McClarkin shook her head.

scroll down a couple of posts to the wonderful irish mep marian harkin who does deserve her money...