I saw this YouTube Demo earlier today and it blew my mind… I thought kids today were already consumed in TV, Video Games, and electronics… Welp, you haven’t seen anything yet. This new system is a Gamer’s Heaven. Imagine your TV screen expanding completely around you and you were part of the whatever you were watching or playing… That’s what IllumiRoom does. It expands the screen to make gaming even more realistic. Kids will never need to go outside ever again. It’s scary to me because I’m not a gamer, but I know people who are obsessed with Halo or Call of Duty will become obsessed with this new technology. I just hope it’s users don’t lose sight of reality…
Definitely thought this was blog worthy… Most people have see the original version of Walk Off The Earth’s cover of “Somebody That I Used To Know” seeing as it’s almost at 100,000,000 hits on YouTube! The parody is pretty hilarious after watching the original.
Watch the original then the parody below:
Parody of “Somebody That I Used To Know”
The “klinky” noise…
I can’t believe what I just saw… NFL Films is releasing a documentary on Bill Belichick called “A Football Life.” You don’t have to be a Patriots Fan to love this. If you have respect for the game of football and want the inside scoop on the greatest coach who ever lived, you’ll watch this.
When people think of Bill Belichick, they typically see a boring coach that never gives ANYTHING to the media. All his press conferences and interviews are dull because he never says much and avoids answering specific questions really well. This documentary is going to show the side of Bill Belichick that everyone wants to see. What’s he really like? How did he become this untouchable NFL coach?
Personal opinion here: I think Bill is starting to whined down his coaching career and doesn’t want to be remembered as the successful boring grump that keep everything inside. The sneak peak will give you chills…
The documentary will be aired on September 15th at 9PM on NFL Network. The preview was released on Patriots.com early today and can be watched HERE
Every time I turn on my television, I see Tyler Perry. It could be a new movie, a TV show, or maybe it’s just him buying TV time to stand there on TBS… I don’t know. I’m not a doctor. I do know that it’s kind of annoying. It’s mostly the repetition of his comedy that gets me because the movies are all the same. You know it’s bad when the “comedian” has been producing mass amounts of “comedy” throughout the past decade and you’ve never laughed once at any of his jokes. It amazes me though how successful some comedians can be when they’re not even funny. It really doesn’t matter I guess as long as you have a fan base. Clearly I’m not Perry’s target demographic for these films and TV shows, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion on his product. I applaud Perry in his efforts though, but I wish he was actually funny. The man clearly gets how easy it is to make these films as he’s stated: “all these characters are bait – disarming, charming, make-you-laugh bait. I can slap Madea on something and talk about God, love, faith, forgiveness, family, any of those.” So that’s how easy this is… Just slap Madea on something and talk about faith. I wish my job was that easy…
As big as his fan base is, Perry has received TONS of criticism! One of the biggest public pieces of criticism he’s ever received came from Spike Lee, where in 2009 he stated:
“Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is ‘coonery’ and buffoonery. I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. … I see these two ads for these two shows [Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and House of Payne] and I am scratching my head. … We got a Black president and we going back to Mantan Moreland and Sleep ‘n’ Eat?”
Perry’s response on 60 minutes:
“I would love to read that [criticism] to my fan base. …That pisses me off. It is so insulting. It’s attitudes like that, that make Hollywood think that these people do not exist, and that is why there is no material speaking to them, speaking to us.”
Although I’ve never laughed once at anything he’s ever done, I give him credit for his intent to have good messages within his productions. He always tries to tie in “positive messages about self-worth, love and respect,” but it’s just so repetitive at this point. I’m a strong believer in the phrase: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but Perry has taken that to a new level. In Perry’s case, the man should really try some new projects. Here’s some proof of his success:
One thing that I don’t understand is why characters like Madea need to be played by males… There’s a pattern here and it’s bothering me. Just get a female actress! Examples:
Nutty Professor: Eddie Murphy
Big Mama’s House: Martin Lawrence
Madea: Tyler Perry
So is Tyler Perry a successful comedian? Well whether you laugh or not the man is successful beyond belief. Last year, Perry landed in the #3 slot on Forbes list of top earning black entertainers with $125 million. That’s $125 million last year alone! The talented Perry, who produces, directs and acts in his creations, earned more than Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Bon Jovi combined. He’s not funny, but he’s ridiculously successful.
What makes Tyler Perry so successful? Leave comments.
I like the Tyler Perry reference in this clip. Nice one Bo:
Bringing static objects and images to life? Yes please. This demo is pretty wild! For some reason I can’t find it in the apple store or on the Android market, but maybe it hasn’t been released to the public yet. Probably because they’re afraid everyone will lose their mind. It reminds me of Google Goggles except Aurasma will provide you with engaging footage, rather than a standard Google search. Don’t get me wrong, Google Goggles is awesome if you don’t know what a logo is or a piece of art, but Aurasma is bringing entertainment to the next level here.
Watch the demo and try telling yourself you don’t want to try this out:
Please leave comments and share your thoughts on this application
Last night I saw the full trailer for Hangover 2 and I gotta say, I’m not expecting much. The first Hangover was genius. You can’t argue that. The writing, filming, directing, and all around making of the first one was amazing. How can you make the same mistake twice though? They’re really all going to get “roofied” a second time, and forget everything from the night before again? It’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s going to sell, so I’m sure the makers don’t really care. Oh, and not only do they forget everything from the night before and have to figure it out again, but they also lose someone again. Instead of Doug, it’s Stu’s NEW wife’s brother (or something weird like that). It looks funny, and it will be, but I think it’s going to kill the brilliance of the first one.
Leave comments. Do you think it’ll be as good as the first?
I’m not too sure about this one… It’s definitely a cool piece of technology,but how practical is the GoPano Micro? It’s bulky and can only be used on the iPhone 4. I’m sure they’re going to develop this to be universal with other phones, but for now I can’t see it being a big seller. In the video (below), one guy attaches it to the hood of his car. I’m not sure how many people really want 360 footage from the hood of their car, you know?
On the other hand, it would be pretty cool to try out. I studied film in college and I can see myself using this, but I’m not sure if your average iPhone owner would really care about panoramic views if they film something. Most people would just spin around in a circle, right? The GoPano will save you that 360 turn and you can now stand still and get the same footage… Still not that appealing. Also, I don’t know too many people who are actually taking advantage of the video features on their cell phones. Most people just use their camera phones to take pictures instead of video. Pictures are easier to share, plain and simple. I personally use film more than photography now because I purchased a HD Flip Mino. If you don’t own one of those, you really should. It’s one of the best purchased I’ve made.
The only time I think I would find this useful is capturing landscapes, but even then people would simply spin around themselves rather than just standing still… I wouldn’t waste my money on it.
Check out the video for yourself. Leave comments. Would you buy it?
I haven’t counted yet, but I’m going to say I quote movies and/or television shows a good 10-20 times a day and I bet you do the same thing without knowing. It might just be my generation, but all my close friends will not just recite movie/TV quotes, but use them in normal conversation and EXPECT you to know what the hell they’re talking about. This might be weird to some (or most), but it happens everyday and it’s becoming mainstream in society. People are expected to know movies and television shows to the point of memorizing different quotes and lines and using them in public.
I don’t know about you, but the majority of my friends (and myself) quote “Family Guy” and “South Park.” This is probably because those shows have great writers who write great jokes! Plain and simple. It’s kind of weird how some people can’t create their own jokes, so all they have is other people’s jokes. That says a lot about a person. Personally, I like to think I have pretty decent jokes (that I come up with), but at the same time I quote more movies and TV shows than anyone. Not only do people quote movies and TV to be funny, but also to have a common connection with others. If you say a quote and others know where that came from, you’ll immediately have a new friend. I’ve done it before! Attending a random party, something happens, and I quote Dumb & Dumber out loud and suddenly I have some new friends. Try it…
Now quoting movies and TV shows can also completely backfire! If you’re like me, I’m sure you already know this. Have you ever quote something out loud and no one knows what the hell you’re talking about? It’s the worst because then you have to explain yourself: “Ummm it’s from South Park… Season 6… Episode 9… You don’t remember ‘Free Hat?’” It’s the worst.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like more and more people are speaking in movie quotes each day. Has it always been like this, or did my generation invent this way of communication? If we did, I’m proud of it because it’s pretty funny. Leave comments with your thoughts on people using quotes in everyday life. Also, take the poll:
How often do you speak in Movie/TV quotes?
According to BuzzSugar.com, these are the Top 10 Most Quoted Movies:
(Not in order)
1. Billy Madison: ”No I will not make out with you! I’m here to learn, everybody — not to make out with you. Go on with the chlorophyll.” ~Billy
2. Ferris Bueller: ”Bueller? Bueller?” ~Economics Teacher
3. Clueless: ”She could be a farmer in those clothes.” ~Amber
4. Dazed and Confused: ”I love these high school girls. I get older, they stay the same age.” ~Wooderson
5. Forrest Gump: ”Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~Forrest
6. The Big Lebowski: ”Donny, you’re out of your element!” ~Walter
7. Wayne’s World: ”I don’t even own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do with a gun rack?” ~Wayne
8. Wedding Crashers: ”You motorboatin’ son of a b*tch, you old sailor you!” ~Jeremy
9. Zoolander: ”What is this? A center for ants? How are we supposed to teach kids to read if they can’t even fit inside the building?” ~Derek
10. Dumb & Dumber: “Samsonite! I was way off!” ~Lloyd
This snake’s Twitter account is giving Charlie Sheen a run for his money. I’ve been monitoring the account as a study (as well as for the comedic aspect) and the snake (@BronxZoosCobra) has gained over 5,000 Twitter followers in the last hour and now has over 35,000 followers! Let me remind you that this story is less than a week old. As funny as the account is, people in the Bronx area are actually terrified of this story. Why not be? There’s a venomous cobra on the loose and apparently experts are just waiting for the snake to get “hungry” to find it:
If you think about it, this is a genius marketing strategy. As funny as some of the posts are, you can also market ANYTHING in New York City right now through this Twitter account and people will check it out. You think that’s not valuable? The guy behind the account has a certain power right now that I don’t think he realizes. Whoever this snake follows, mentions, or tweets about is going to get serious attention. The thing about this account is that it’s basically on a time limit. When the snake is found, it’ll be game over for this account (that’s if they find the snake).
I wouldn’t be surprised if more and more people try marketing things like this. Animals, statues, random objects, you name it… It’s pretty funny and it’s also GENIUS because people want to know “Where the hell is that snake right now and what is it thinking?”
Cheers! Leave comments!