Thursday, May 5, 2016

Try And Beat That James

I was originally going to write solely about an amazing singer, Haley Reinhart, who has made many appearances on YouTube on a channel called Postmodern Jukebox.

She is pretty awesome, and with 10s of millions of views, I'm not the only to think so:







And then my favourite late night show host, James Corden had an EPIC Carpool Karaoke.

Enjoy them all!!




kthanxbai!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Anti-Semitism. Who, what and why?

There has been a significant rise in anti-semitism in the UK recently, as well is in mainland Europe.

Finally one of the main political parties had to suspend a few of their Members of Parliament due to their anti-semitic positions.

I cannot understand this hatred of another religion for no obvious reason. As someone who is very pro-Israel, I cannot understand why it gets picked on so much in the UN and on campuses across the world.

Howard Jacobson explains why. A real eye-opener and fascinating to listen to.



kthanxbai!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Whats Next?

Summer is just around the corner. Honest!

You know what that means? Films and tv shows coming back. Oh yeah!

Unless you're on Netflix of course, in which case, just watch the whole season of whatever you want in one binge session. My recommendations for Netflix are: Sherlock, Longmire, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

Films that I'm excited about are really just this one, because, hey, Bad guys v Bad Giys - does it get any better?



Here is the Game of Thrones latest trailer, just because I can!



kthanxbai!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Its Back And Bigger Than Ever - Star Wars Rogue One

Chewie as shown in Star Wars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Star Wars - Rogue One



"This is a rebellion isn't it? I rebel!"

Chewie as shown in Star WarsYes, that klaxon did sound like Chewbacca getting 'surprised' in a prison. Well, it doesn't sound like a klaxon, anyway.











Loving this video too:



And you can go here to get some amazing Star Wars prizes.

https://www.crowdrise.com/forceforchange


kthanxbai!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What Is Faster - Car or Plane?

Well, a plane, obviously. Except that we're talking about a Boeing 737 vs. a Tesla Model S.

Seriously, if the car has a setting 'ludicrous' you should look out!



Tesla doesn't stop there, According to VentureBeat, they received 300,000 solid orders in 3 days for the new Tesla 3.

With a cash deposit for each car at $1,000 Tesla just made $300,000,000.

Well done Elon Musk. A true hero of today.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Awesome Music Videos of 2015

As always, this generation know nothing!

In my day we needed a pencil to rewind the cassette tape. We had to know how to clean the needle on a record player.

It isn't a lot of spend on the videos that makes them awesome - but they do know how to rock a music video.

Here are my top 5 of 2015

5. Laser-eyed robot sharks. Basketballs on fire. Some serious swearing in this one too!



4. Macklemore is always exciting and interesting. This video is no exception. A real 80's twist to a 2015 original.



3. Some awesome remaking, on a budget, of some other music vids from all time



2. Puppets. Shiny dancers. Missy Elliot and Pharell Williams - so you know its going to be crazy!



1. Sia - Elastic Heart

Choreographed to perfection. Acting is electric. Music is addictive too.




So what did I miss out or just get plain wrong?


kthanxbai!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Possible, Beneficial And Worth Doing

Like most people, I love the idea of getting something for nothing. It's the reason i am so into solar powered products and recycling.

So where would the first 'Zero Waste' town be? New York? LA? San Francisco? Some hippy commune in Arizona?

Actually, it looks like it might be a rural town in Japan:



So yes, it is possible, it is beneficial and it is something that we can all do!

kthanxbai!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Love Me Some YouTube


I Do Love Me Some YouTube!

When locked into my tiny cubicle at Work I tend to hide the aircon and peripheral noise with headphones. And what better way to listen to music and watch crazy vids than the Tube that is You?

My faves in 2015:

5. Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!!



4. Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon.



3. Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke - and why JB isn't as evil as we all like to say.



2. Dwayne Johnson's Shake It Off

Its another lip-sync, I know, but it's a chap called The Rock who is going to be singing a girlie-girlie-girl song.



1. The SuperBowl ads this year were rather boring, even for an advertising geek such as myself. Instead, as my pick for best video of the year, I pick a video that has made me smile, made me frown, made me think twice about life. You know, because that's what YouTube videos should be doing!

John Legend - All of Me




YouTube themselves have created a video which tries to capture the essence of the most popular 2015 YouTube clips



Personally, I think they fail. Don't get me wrong, I love Google. I live for Google! But this video just tries too hard. And thus fails. Its like they're saying all the punchlines to 101 jokes that we only know a few of.

Kthanxbai!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I Don't Know Bryan "Pink Lightning" Warnecke

And neither do you. He lives with a disease that affects everything he does, but his story and hopes for the future give us a new look at OneRepublic's hit 'I lived'.

'Don't give up' and 'live every day like its your last' are phrases we've all heard from teachers, gurus and parents.

'Hope when the water rises / You've built a wall' - strong words from a parent to a child, but even more resounding when they talk to a young man with Cystic Fibrosis.

OneRepublic's album of 2014 had a hit single with "I Lived". Their video for that song was rewritten to highlight the fight and struggle that Cystic Fibrosis sufferers go through.



The song, above, follows Bryan's life and the differences between it and a 'normal' childhood.

The message of both "I Lived" and Bryan's life can be summed up with his statement: "I want to make the most out of my life and have as most fun as I possibly can. My biggest fear is not being able to do that."



kthanxbai!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Social Media Helps 14 Year Old Muslim Get Released

In the last few weeks there have been quite a few stories about social media in the news. I'm not even going to touch on the different police-based viral campaigns from the summer!

Yesterday was unofficially 'arrest a teen for carrying a clock day' in Texas, so they did just that. A kid called Ahmed said that he had made a clock at home and brought it to school to show his engineering teacher.

He said his engineering teacher had congratulated him but advised him "not to show any other teachers".

I guess he did.



Here is the clock:



Not much to it, and I guess I can see where the police were coming from. But taking him away in handcuffs? Really?

It wasn't only me who though that the local PD had gone a bit 'over the top' in their following of the law:


So @POTUS got in on the act. 


and so did many ordinary people


Mr Zuckerberg himself got in on the act too.



kthanxbai!

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