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Conan O’Brien Brings Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV onto Late Night

I may be a bit late to the party, but I just started watching Gary Vaynerchuk‘s Wine Library TV (subscribe here), sure I missed the first 450 episodes, but better late than never, right? My only excuse is that I really don’t like wine, but after seeing him interviewed on a recent episode of Internet Superstar (subscribe here or get the HD version), I realized how entertaining and smart he was and I knew that it didn’t matter what I thought about wine, I NEEDED to be watching his show.

From that Internet Superstar interview, I learned that Gary had been invited onto Late Night with Conan O’Brien and I found this clip of his appearance and this SOLIDIFIED that watching Wine Library TV was a must.



Also, after deciding to write this up, I found that Gary made an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show, now she wasn’t as adventerous and crazy as Conan, but I have that clip below.

April 28, 2008 4:03 pm Posted by | clips, food, HD, podcasts, tv, wine | Leave a comment

Diggnation Read My Email

Last week, after watching Diggnation episode 146, I emailed Alex to help him out with a Simpsons reference that he couldn’t remember the origin of and during the next episode, I was surprised to hear that the viewer email they chose to read off on air was the one I sent in.

I thought that it was very cool and HAD to mention it here. I’ve said it many times, but if you aren’t already, subscribe to their weekly video here or get the HD version here.


April 26, 2008 10:02 am Posted by | HD, podcasts, technology | Leave a comment

Free Access to Encyclopædia Britannica Online

Free access to Encyclopædia Britannica is now available online for “online publishers.” What does that mean? Well, it means that anyone who writes regularly (bloggers, webmasters or any writer) should be able to access this new offer without paying the $70/year subscription fee.

I wanted to test this out, so I went to Encyclopedia Britannica’s registration form and filled it out. Hopefully I’ll find out soon how this turns out. If I get access to this, it will mean I can add free links to Britannica‘s pages with relevant content, instead of depending so heavily on Wikipedia. I don’t know how long it will take to get access to this though, since they claim to look over every single registrant for this offer.

Thanks to the amazing Buzz Out Loud (subscribe here), it was their 707th episode that brought this to my attention, yeah that’s right, they’ve released over 700 episodes already! They ROCK! Also, thanks to NowSourcing for the above pic.


April 25, 2008 6:15 pm Posted by | books, podcasts, technology, vaporware | 1 Comment

I’m Gonna Git You Spamma! Mahalo Will Miss Veronica Belmont on Mahalo Daily

This is a GREAT video (probably my favorite from Mahalo Daily [subscribe here]) called I’m Gonna Git You Spamma! starring Veronica Belmont, which may have been inspired by 1970’s style Sexploitation, Blaxploitation or maybe just Quentin Tarantino.

Regardless of the inspiration though, Jason Calacanis and Mahalo are very smart, they use Youtube (the most famous video sharing site) to distribute their videos because they understand that youtube (and sites like it) can be use be a great free distribution method for their videos, which serves as amazing FREE advertising. If Mahalo had stuck to a proprietary video distribution method, like many sites have tried, it would make it that much harder for people to get to see their vidos and also to get people to try searching with Mahalo’s human powered search.

Sadly (for Mahalo), Veronica Belmont is leaving Mahalo Daily now for Revision3, where she has started co-hosting their show Tekzilla. I don’t mind this though, since I love watching Tekzilla and the addition of Ms. Belmont, just makes the show that much better.



April 24, 2008 1:23 am Posted by | clips, crazy celebs, movies, podcasts, technology | Leave a comment

Klingon Dating Tips Brought to You by Worf

OK, it’s the middle of the week and time for some dating tips… just not very good dating tips. Actually, I don’t recommend this advice for anyone, but it’s still darn funny hearing Klingon dating tips from Lieutenant Commander Worf of Star Trek.


April 23, 2008 9:57 pm Posted by | clips, tv | 3 Comments

Revision3 Crew Lip Syncs INXS

During some free time over at the Internet TV Revision3 studios, a wide array of nutty Rev3 employees teamed up to group lip dub/sync the INXS song Need You Tonight.

Check the video out here from Vimeo, hopefully soon WordPress.com will allow sites to embed more sources (like Vimeo, which supports HD video), if not all sources of flash video onto their hosted pages.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Thanks to Diggnation (subscribe here) for bringing this video to light and to the cute as a button Sara Lane, the above pic cam from her own site.



April 21, 2008 12:26 am Posted by | clips, crazy celebs, HD, music, music videos, podcasts, tv | Leave a comment

Around the Net Super Mario Theme Song with RC Racer and Beer Bottles

After watching Wednesday‘s Around the Net (subscribe here)from last week, I found this video on Break. It’s a bunch of guys who recreated theclassic Super Mario Bros. theme song by using an RC racecar and beer bottles filled with various amounts of liquid.

Take a look.


April 20, 2008 3:38 pm Posted by | clips, podcasts, technology, tv | Leave a comment

Chinatown Still Has Quantum Leap Fans

I was walking around Chinatown NYC and walked by this store front on one of the side streets and HAD to snap a picture of this after it made me laugh.

Even though the geek worship time travel show Quantum Leap ended almost 15 years ago, there are still geeks hoping that the show’s main character, Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula) will be brought home finally… by God?

If you are confused by that last line, go back and watch the show’s final episode, which is probably one of the best final episodes of a long running series I can remember.

Enjoy the geekdom


April 19, 2008 8:02 pm Posted by | New York, NYC, photography, travel, tv | 2 Comments

The Apple “i” – College Humor

CollegeHumor (subscribe here) has come out with another funny video. This time, they ape Apple‘s Steve Jobs‘ traditional keynote style with their new video, called The Apple “i.”

The whole thing perfectly captures the reality distortion field that Steve Jobs seems to bring to anything Apple!

Thanks to CollegeHumor for the above pic.

Check it out


April 17, 2008 12:02 am Posted by | apple, clips, podcasts, technology, vaporware | Leave a comment

Jeremy Bulloch Receives Boba Fett Suit from TDH

Boba Fett is probably one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe, despite playing a villain. Jeremy Bulloch played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars Trilogy (Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi).

The fans love him so much that the great people at The Dented Helmet and RebelScum got together and built him a replica of his original Boba Fett suit of Mandalorian armor. This is a fun look at the group presenting him with their hard work.

Thanks to Number 13 at the Galactica Watercooler Forum for finding this video!



April 16, 2008 10:13 pm Posted by | clips, movies, technology | Leave a comment