Jake of the Web Time Wasters And Then Some

23Aug/120

Cool One-Man Band

21Aug/120

1988 Seoul Opening Ceremonies: Where Doves Were Burned Alive

Starting at about 4:45, the cauldron is lit. Some time before, white doves had been released into the stadium during the opening ceremonies, and many had yet to find their way out of the stadium.

As birds are wont to do, they were drawn to a relatively high perch to check out the scene - little did the birds know they were moments away from being burned alive. Most got away, but a few didn't get away in time.

Whose idea was it to release birds, anyway?


 

16May/120

Avengers Spoiler

 

This was totally my favorite part of the movie.

18Apr/120

Motion-Capture Flamenco Rhino

18Apr/120

Peter Butterman Quitting Jobs He Doesn’t Work At

16Apr/120

Surreal Tupac Hologram At Coachella

And so it begins... first autotune and now holograms. Not much longer and we'll have a pop star that is 100% fabricated. From her (it has to be a hot chick, right?) voice to her appearance, everything will be controlled and perfected before being presented on screen and on stage. Before that, though, I'm betting they'll bring Jim Morrison back to life with the rest of The Doors on stage with him.

28Nov/110

Stabilized Zapruder Film

WARNING: This is the actual film that shows JFK getting shot in the head. It is not for the faint of heart.

The camera, understandably, was jostled around quite a bit in the commotion. This Stable Pan allows the image to remain steady within our field of vision. Never mind that the stabilization was done by a conspiracy theorist  who insists the film itself is a fake...

Watch the reactions of the driver and the other riders in the car. How would you react in a crisis situation like this? Perhaps the strangest (yet somehow understandable) response is from the first lady. When she gets up and reaches behind the car, it was often stated that she was trying to help the secret service agent behind the car to hop up before the car drove away. She is actually reaching for a piece of the president's skull that had flown onto the back of the car. You can see her grab it and then get back into her seat as the car speeds away.

21Nov/110

Little Girl Has Chosen The Dark Side

31Oct/110

Heart2Heart: Real Boy Band? Or Parody Boy Band?

Lance Bass of *NSync does have something to do with this - that's him at about :16. He really needs to get that eye looked at.

Here's the ridiculous lyrics:

Heart2Heart – Facebook Official Lyrics

Yeah girl, it’s me Chad.
Never felt this way before
I wanna make this official
I wanna do this in the realest way I know
You know what? Let me tell you how I feel

LOG ON. Myspace is dead.
I’m checking your page to see (Chad Nico) what you said
Girl- Girl you’re so fine, your (Chad Nico) pics are so hot
I’m thinking dirty thoughts but (Chad Nico) I better better not

Heart 2, (Chad Nico) Heart is back
FB chat (Chad Nico) popping on my Mac
I like your status, (Chad Nico) two thumbs up
I met you last week when we’re playing flip cup

Could you confirm to this request
Agree to my terms of service
The message has been sent
and all I wanna do is

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Status update, what
Checking the pics of your butt
Did you see that link on your wall?
Girl I don’t wanna play Farmville, I just wanna play for real

I’ve been checking facebook lately
Girl you’ve been blowing up my feed
Babe I wanna know just update me
Bay-bee, Bay-beeeeee

Could you confirm to this request
Agree to my terms of service
The message has been sent
and all I wanna do is

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Facebook Officiallll
I wanna let them know
Facebook Officialll
I wanna let them know!

Girl you know it’s time for this
Girl you know it’s right
Press that button Double Click
Lets make it facebook official tonightttt

DANCE BREAK.

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official (Yeahhh..)
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Put a heart on your page, heart – heart on your page
Let’s make it official
Baby you and me – you and me
Facebook official

Facebook Officiallll
I wanna let them know
Facebook Officialll
I wanna let them know!

Facebook Official,
Facebook Official, I wanna be
Facebook Official,
Facebook Official

 

24Oct/110

Dress Rehearsal Of Steve Jobs’ Tribute SNL Sketch

I think SNL's current cast is just amazing.