Friday, January 30, 2009

Who is Banksy?!?

The vid comprises various people's opinions on Banksy and his work. Whether or not we will find out who he is we'll never know...but one thing is for sure...his work is know by many.




For more Banksy, click here


nod to hypebeast for the vid...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Voodoo

I found a pretty good mini documentary on one of my favorite albums...D'angelo's magnum opus...Voodoo.



"The term R&B doesn't mean what it used to mean. R&B is pop, that's the new word for R&B...(Contemporary R&B)'s a joke, and the funny thing about it is that the people making this shit are dead serious about the stuff they're making. It's sad—they've turned black music into a club thing."
~D'angelo circa 2000

Ironically this album...more specifically this video caused D'angelo to lose his mind and possibly is explains his 9 yr absence from the music scene...

I heard he was making a comeback...possibly this year???

How old is fifteen really?

I think I've posted just about every second of this stand-up....but this routine is pure genius!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Barnes Dance

The one night that I spent in the Shibuya district of Tokyo during my excursion in Japan in 06' was nothing unbelievable...and not long enough...

HachikĊ Square in Shibuya, Tokyo
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pic taken by /\ltus

I was by myself that night...away from the other study abroad students...and this pic reminds me of a few things I did that night:

-I walked back and forth through this crazy intersection several times that night...

-I bought a cup of coffee at the Starbucks on the right...

-I bought two cd's from the HMV; Donny Hathaway's These Songs for You, Live and the Lost in Translation soundtrack...

-I bought an Epiphone SG 400 from a guitar store that was somewhere off on the left of this pic...

good times, good times...

thanks Barnes.

The high-tops are better...

imo i think they look better...

Kanye X LV highs...
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for more info click HERE

source: revolveclothing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

44th

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Curious Case of Forrest Gump?

Niki and I both thought Ben Button bared a similar and charming resemblance to a movie about another guy who was born under unusual circumstances...



"Its exactly like Gump....except no Aids..."

lol

All jokes aside, they are both great and memorable movies and although they are similar, the concept and central point of the two stories are completely different. don't let the vid mislead you...Ben Button isn't Forrest Gump redux.

and one more note, the similarities may be due to Eric Roth...he wrote both screenplays...

Monday, January 19, 2009

No Degree Required?


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Ran across this article on CNN...not sure how accurate it is but according to CBSalary (and CNN) here are 10 (of 20) highest paying jobs that DO NOT require a college degree...

FYI I heard #2 was one of the most stressful jobs you could ever have...

1. Margin department supervisor
Salary: $83,579/year
Primary duties: Overseeing a company's credit department, which manages customer credit accounts and approves or denies credit to customers.

2. Air traffic controller
Salary: $74,922/year
Primary duties: Controlling air traffic around airports according to established procedures and policies to ensure flight safety.

3. Automobile service station manager
Salary: $72,246/year
Primary duties: Supervising gas stations and planning and implementing policy and procedure like hours of operation, workers' duties and prices for products and services.

4. Real estate broker
Salary: $71,994/year
Primary duties: Securing real-estate transactions, selling real estate, renting properties and arranging loans.

5. Web surfer
Salary: $70,604/year
Primary duties: Scouring through multiple Web sites to analyze and compare information and user experiences to collect information to help companies understand online users' behaviors.

6. Lead carpenter
Salary: $63,345/year
Primary duties: Leading the on-site completion of construction projects and performing all types of carpentry work and finishing.

7. Cable supervisor
Salary: $60,887/year
Primary duties: Supervising the activities of workers engaged in installation, maintenance and cable repair.

8. Chemical supervisor
Salary: $57,472/year
Primary duties: Overseeing workers who make chemical products, verifying that chemical processes are followed.

9. Home-care aide supervisor
Salary: $56,157/year
Primary duties: Directing aides who mind for elderly or disabled people in a home environment, and monitoring the quality and quantity of services provided.

10. Medical facility housekeeping manager
Salary: $55,368/year
Primary duties: Managing the workers and housekeeping program in medical facilities to uphold sanitary and orderly conditions.

Click HERE to see the rest of the list...
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Thank you MLK Jr.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Old and Young at the same time...

j: sup?
a: same old same old. working, chilling. trying to stay out of this cold. u?
j: Man...I'm in my lab. I'm too old for this. (grad school)
a: lol. yea 5 yrs of undergrad was enough for me...lets not mention the fact that i went to school (pre-k - 12 grade) for 13 yrs prior to that. hmmm thats 18 yrs of my 25 yrs of existance. leaving 7 yrs...but take away 5 and 1/2 (baby yrs)...so that means i've only been living for about 1 1/2 yr now...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Life Resolution/Determination

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Olly Moss

Olly Moss is a young british designer / illustrator - his self initiated work includes these bold poster designs for well known movie titles such as 'american history x' and 'rainman'. moss has also produced work for clients including the new york times, computer arts magazine and urban outfitters.

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for more check his site or flickr.

thanks slashfilm for the heads up.

Monday, January 12, 2009

This movie scared the sh!t out of me when I was younger....

While other kids watch w/ wonder at the locaol daycare...armon sits in the corner w/ the look of a deer caught in headlights, afraid for his life...




i could handle the mountain thing, the trolls, and even the evil wolf monster...but the dog worm, not so much...i thought that was the scariest looking thing ever and the main character is riding it! wtf is up w/ that?!?

and how annoying was that damn song...

Leave Nothing

Nike has a great reputation for makes some of the best commercials. They lived up to their expectations last year w/ their "Leave Nothing" campaign...

Two of my favorites...

First up is the commercial directed by one of my favorite directors, Michael Mann. This commercial stars Shawne Merriman (San Diego Chargers) and Steven Jackson (St. Louis Rams). The song is called "Promentory" from The Last of the Mohicans.




The next commercial is made by the man behind the genius of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, David Fincher,featuring LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego) and Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh Steelers). The song is called Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Obama-mobile

Not sure if this is legit but this is one serious Cadillac!

And I thought my Grandpa's Caddy was loaded...

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Just a few thoughts on this Obama transformer...

-This car probably weighs as much as a herd of elephants...

-Who needs 20" rims when you have Kevlar-reinforced tires with steel rims underneath?!?

-"Defense" accessories include: Night vision cameras, pump-action shotguns, tear gas cannons.

-Although it only gets 8 miles to the gallon(?!?), the petrol tank can withstand a direct hit thanks to a special foam and armor-plating.

-8mpg and a top speed of 60mph. Better hope the driver only has to escape go-carts and only has to go 10 miles.

-The driver's window opens so he can pay a toll? What, they don't have EZ-Pass on this thing yet?

-And to top it off...It comes with bottles of blood compatible with the President's blood...just in case..

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pump It Up

It's 09 and looks like its gonna be another roller coaster year...hopefully we will all have a smile on our face when the ride is over...



"Out in the fashion show,
down in the bargain bin,
you put your passion out
under the pressure pin.
Fall into submission,
hit-and-run transmission.
No use wishing now for any other sin.

Pump it up until you can feel it.
Pump it up when you don't really need it."

Friday, January 2, 2009

Brushes on Iphone

Disney artist Stef Kardos shows why he is getting paid for scribbling and we are not...

He demonstrates he is skills on Iphone's new drawing app, Brushes...check the vid and pics below...




All these sketches/paintings are done very quickly ON SITE on my Iphone, between 5/10 minutes each. The sunsets can be done even faster as the light is changing very quickly.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

coffee table + books: Hotel Lachapelle


"My work is about making candy for the eyes. It’s about grabbing your attention. Even though my work is appearing in magazines I am trying to make a large picture. I want my photographs to read like a poster."
~Dave LaChapelle


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Short Documentary on the genius behind David LaChapelle's work...

09'

today marks the beginning of a new year...hopefully for me it will be as good as last year!

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is it just me or did 08' fly by...

thanks for all the birthday wishes...i'm a quarter of a century...

excuse while i go back to being lazy...i'll be back laters...