July 28, 2008

Star Wars Parodies - "Interrogation Droid" and "Store Wars"

These Star Wars cartoon parodies are a few months old but I think they are pretty funny. Hope you guys like them too. The first one is called Interrogation Droid and the other one is Store Wars.


July 26, 2008

Will Ferrell and Pearl the (3 year old) Landlord in Hilarious Skit

Absolutely hilarious skit with Will Ferrell and a cute little girl named Pearl(the landlord) who must be about 3 or 4 years old. This is hilarious!

I thought I'd throw in this other video which is also very, very funny. Pearl as a tough cop


You can find both videos at FunnyorDie.com

July 24, 2008

17-Story High Art Exhibit - The Work of Kime Buzzelli

The InterContinental Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles is currently presenting the work of Los Angeles artist Kime Buzzelli through artistic video vignettes that are being projected on all facades of the 17-story hotel. The month long video projection,which is being shown live from dusk to midnight and which is visible from Santa Monica to Century City,will continue until the end of July 2008. The quasi exhibit is being produced by Klip Collective and it was designed to showcase the amenities available at the hotel. Brilliant use of guerrilla marketing.

Courtesy of YouTube
Kime Buzzelli's Website

Creepy But Brilliant Nike Ad - Lace Up your Feet

Brilliant TV commercial for Nike's ultra light Mercurial V4 Boots. A bit creepy but absolutely brilliant.In this ad, we can see a soccer player lacing up boots that look like they were made out of human skin. Creepy indeed.

July 23, 2008

Totally Cool Italian Hip-Hop/Jazz Fusion-"Funky Rude Man" by Mole

This jazzy song is called Funky Rude Man by the Italian artist Mole and the video was directed and animated by Emanuele Kabu. This is the music video for the 1st single from Mole's album called "Nero Viaggiatore" out on the independent record label Redd Army Records. The album was dropped on June of this year.

Funky Rude Man is hip-hop, funk and jazz all rolled into one and it is simply magnificent! I really love this work!

Mole's "Nero Viaggiatore" Album

July 19, 2008

Superstar Soccer Players vs. the Devil in Creepy Nike Ad

Weird and creepy Nike commercial narrated in Italian where soccer stars such as Ronaldo, Kluivert and Maldini among others, do battle in the Roman Coliseum against the forces of evil. The ad, albeit creepy, is very entertaining.

July 17, 2008

Radiohead's 3-D Music Video Done Without Cameras

The band Radiohead made a music video for their House of Cards song without the use of cameras. Instead, they used something called Geometrics Informatics and Velodyne Lidar. Pitchfork says that, "The Geometric Informatics scanning system employs structured light to capture detailed 3D images at close proximity, and was used to render the performances of Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the female lead, and several partygoers. The Velodyne Lidar system uses multiple lasers to capture large environments in 3D, in this case 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute, capturing all of the exterior scenes and wide party shots."


July 9, 2008

Amazing Pepsi Ad - The Indian Elephant Tower

I stumbled upon this Indian Elephant Tower ad by chance. It is one of the most aesthetically beautiful Pepsi ads I have ever seen. The concept is great and the cinematography is outstanding!

July 8, 2008

Shagadelic Austin Powers Imitator

Austin Danger Powers the fictional hilarious character from the Austin Powers series of films first appeared in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). The character is played by Mike Myers.

John Di Domenico is an actor, writer and celebrity impersonator who does a wicked imitation of Austin Powers. Take a look at his shagadelic impersonation.


July 6, 2008

John Foxx's Fascinating Cathedral Oceans

John Foxx is an English musician, graphic designer and educator who is primarily associated with synthesizer music.

"Cathedral Oceans is an ongoing project by Foxx that stretches back many years and explores ambient sound, washes of reverberated vocals and strings like no other. But it's also been an audio-visual exhibition, from which this DVD essentially comes."
Each ethereal and absolutely stunning track is accompanied by photos that evolve, blend and merge beautifully to take the original's listening experience to new levels of emotion.

The overall effect of Cathedral Oceans’ music is soothing, almost pastoral ambiance created by extensive usage of reverb and echo coupled with Gregorian chanting. As stated, this is an ongoing project and these images and sound come from Cathedral Oceans III which is the latest installment in the fascinating project.

Cathedral Oceans is also an ongoing audio-visual exhibition that has been shown at various art venues in Europe. I absolutely love this stuff.

A collaborative DVD project. Audio by John Foxx, visuals by John Foxx & John Leigh, animations & DVD assembly by John Leigh.


July 1, 2008

Opera Singer Performs Suspended over the Tower of London

English opera star Lesley Garrett participated in a daredevil stunt organized by the Sky Arts TV channel to promote discounted tickets to the English National Opera. Garrett was hoisted via a crane over the Tower of London where she performed, perched on a horizontal platform, for a small audience of very, very avid opera lovers or Sky Arts employees.

I'm gonna be sick.