Friday, December 31, 2010

Old Spice: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

Probably the most popular and memorable ad of 2010. It spawned a series of follow-ups. Plus they made YouTube video replies to comments and questions submitted by celebrities and the public in the same vein. It's funny stuff. Great writing and great acting. Cheers to both.

The actor is Isaiah Mustafa.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gymkhana Collected

Gymkhana: "an automotive sport that takes place on an open field or parking lot and requires drivers to skillfully maneuver their cars around a series of cones, slaloms, 180 degree turns, 360 degree turns, figure eight turns or other obstacles using extreme acceleration, braking and drifting.

Similar to “autocross”, Gymkhana courses are often very complex and memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time."


Music: DJ Earworm's Mashup of Billboards Top 25 of 2010

Here's a definitive aural "look" at the top of the charts of 2010 courtesy of DJ Earworm. I'm sure it'll be played at many a New Year's Eve party this year. In preparation you can download the mp3 from his website here. Here's lookin' at you 2010...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trunk Monkey Auto Theft Deterrent

Move over Lojack, it's Trunk Monkey!

The Play

Ah, the Play... Classic. With Cal's season down the crapper this year, there's always this to watch.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Crazy Taxi - China Edition featuring Kelly Hu

You know how in some countries people play fast and loose with the traffic laws? Well, actress Kelly Hu found out China is one of those countries in a recent trip. I've heard that driving the wrong way on the freeway isn't completely unusual there apparently.

I guess I shouldn't be that surprised, when I traveled to Taiwan, did more than a little bobbing, weaving, and speeding in and out of freeway on-ramps (i.e. cutting off cars as they were trying to get onto the freeway) in getting us to our destination.

To be fair, it was an isolated incident and the other taxi drivers were much, much more tame.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Free Throw Shot Falls Perfectly on the Rim

Logically, this is possible with the right conditions though the chances are very very slim to none but my eyes don't want to believe it. This happened recently during a college basketball game. The person taking the shot is Kamil Gawrzydek of Idaho State at the 2010 Gossner's Invitational versus Utah State University.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Music Video: Blazer Force - Electronic Santa

My cousin loves this song and it's Christmas Eve so here you go: Electronic Santa by Blazer Force.

Full version below:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Funny Chinese 7UP Christmas TV Ad

It has humor. It has time travel. It has 7UP! What more could you ask for? More toilet paper?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Music: Sungha Kim - Pirates of the Caribbean Theme

Have I mentioned that I like the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme? This kid is a crazy guitar player.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cover of Justin Bieber's "Baby" by Legaci, Cathy Nguyen, and Traphik

I love acoustic covers of songs and this one in particular is a catchy cover of a catchy song. Harmony, ja?

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Lonely Island - "I Just had Sex"

The Lonely Island - "I Just had Sex"
Check out the latest music video from comedy troupe The Lonely Island (the same guys behind "Lazy Sunday") for their new song "I Just had Sex." It features Akon with cameos from Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and John McEnroe. Check it out after the jump.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thor - First Trailer

The new Thor movie lookes pretty good as far as the trailer goes. It's directed by Kenneth Branagh so I'm expecting good things. I like the Marvel one universe continuity. I really don't get the push for everything in 3-D; I'd rather not have to wear two sets of glasses to see a movie.

Lazy Sunday - an Oldie, but Goodie

I remember "Lazy Sunday" as being SNL's first entry (it's actually the second) into viral videos which they've continued with Digital Shorts. It came out in 2005 which makes it ancient in digital years and even has it's own Wikipedia entry!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kung Fu Movie Kick in an Actual MMA Fight!

Self-dubbed the "Showtime Kick" (because the dude's nick is "Showtime"), it's something you expect to see Jet Li or Donnie Yen perform in a Hong Kong martial arts movie than in an actual MMA match. Craziness!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ryan vs. Dorkman 2

It's really nifty what people can do with a regular computer and some software these days. Pretty great production value!

Guinness Record: 19 Girls, 1 Smart Car

Apparently the Smart ForTwo car is the new telephone booth. Nineteen teenage girls in Pakistan packed themselves in the urban two-door people mover to set a new Guinness World Record. The record was previously held by a 18 girls in Australia.

(via The Express Tribune)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Julianne Hough's Latest - Too Hot for CMT?

That's the word. Apparently, the former Dancing with the Star's dancer-turned-country-music-artist's video for "Is That So Wrong?", which features Julianne sexily dancing around her apartment in PG-13 clothing is too hot to play on Country Music Television. The video is also nary to be found on YouTube or VEVO.

Might be NSFW, especially if you work at CMT. (via The Boot)

Yao Ming Likely Done

Looks like Yao Ming's career is done. He's been out for a while and the latest is an MRI result showing a stress fracture in his left ankle. (via

I guess there's always hope he'll pull a Grant Hill, but Grant Hill isn't 7'6" with 300 pounds on his frame to pound on those ankles.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pirates IV! On Stranger Tides

I heart the Pirates of the Carribean theme song.

Burberry Digital Rubber Strap Watch

I don't typically wear Burberry and at $395, I don't think I could ever bring myself to buy one, but I really want to!

I heard it's not always easy to read the face though.

Lexus CT 200h Priced under 30K to Start!

Lexus's latest hybrid, the CT 200h gets 42mpg combined and, recently announced, will start at $29,120 (plus $850 destination fee).