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Japan’s Crazy Technology

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I always think that the US is extremely advanced technologywise… until I start hearing about anything going on in Japan. It always feels like they’re at least 15 years ahead of us, especially since they get 55megabit mobile internet which allows them to stream tv to their cell phones, but anyway, watch as Attack of the Show‘s (subscribe here) Kevin Pereira goes through the Yodobashi Electronics Store. Just look out for the Sharp Willcom D4 Mini-Computer which is already being sold there!

Enjoy, just watch out for the drool

Dany

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November 30, 2008 4:07 pm Posted by | clips, Japan, podcasts, technology, tv | Leave a comment

Star Wars vs Star Trek video mashup

I went back to the Viral Video Chart and found this great mashup: Star Wars vs Star trek created by DMPhoenix. I love Star Trek: The Next Generation, it is my favorite iteration of Gene Roddenberry‘s franchise and I’ve been a Star Wars junkie for as far back as I can remember. I even just got done watching both the original and special editions of the classic Star Wars trilogy, so watching this 5 minute clip was just great.

Enjoy

Dany

November 30, 2008 1:50 am Posted by | clips, movies, tv | Leave a comment

Optical Illusion Saturday – Faces

I’ve got to give credit to Mystery Can Dave for passing along these clips which really blew me away. It was one thing to read about how our brains interpret faces in psychology class, but it’s so much more powerful to SEE these illusions in action. The weird thing is that for the first clip, I only saw the illusion after the Chaplin head rotated the second time around, but once I saw it, it was something I couldn’t unsee.

Enjoy

Dany

November 29, 2008 9:10 pm Posted by | clips, nature, science | Leave a comment

1970’s Chrysler Cordoba – Ricardo Montalban and Corinthian Leather

I could tie this article to the current financial crisis and the potential bailout of the big 3 US automakers (GM, Chrysler and Ford), but in reality, I just heard Leo Laporte and Dick DeBartolo talking about Ricardo Montalban and I just love this commercial for the Chrysler Cordoba, especially after finding out that the term Corinthian Leather really meant absolutely nothing while listening to episode 644 of the Daily Giz Wiz (subscribe here).

Enjoy the soothing style of Ricardo Montalbán.

Dany

November 29, 2008 1:41 am Posted by | clips, commercials, crazy celebs, podcasts, tv | Leave a comment

Viral Video Chart

I’m always looking for the hottest, funniest and most prescient videos each week, well, after listening to Net@Nite (subscribe here) I gave ViralVideoChart (subscribe here) a look and since I found the site, I’ve seen all the videos people are talking about all on their front page, like Sarah Palin Pardoning a Turkey Interview, Cat Drives Roomba and the delightful ad created by the Guitar Hero folks: Bike Hero.

My favorite though, since I’m a huge geek is the Star Wars a capella Tribute to John Williams which was featured on that episode of Net@Nite along with the video’s creator: Corey Vidal (ApprenticeA).

Enjoy

Dany

November 22, 2008 6:37 pm Posted by | clips, commercials, games, podcasts, politics, video games | Leave a comment

FAIL Newspaper Edition

Exposing failure is huge on the internet now and for some, it’s even become a revered badge of honor. I’ve seen a lot of failures, but this one that I found thanks to the amazingly funny Jefferson takes the cake. He even introduced me to the failblog because of this and I’ve posted (below) a more recent epic failure they found.

Enjoy

Dany

November 20, 2008 11:31 pm Posted by | Law, newspaper | Leave a comment

Parenting According to Penn Jillette

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I know to always be prepared for anything when I’m watching an episode of Penn Says (iTunes subscribe) but even with that in mind, there are just some times when Penn Jillette surprises me. Penn may seem crazy and crass at times, but he’s really an amazingly thoughtful individual.

I had to share this video because it is such a beautiful way to look at parenting. I totally did not expect for this video to be so moving, especially after the way it starts.

Enjoy

Dany

November 18, 2008 8:59 pm Posted by | clips, crazy celebs, podcasts | Leave a comment

5 Second Movies

I love movies and when I stumbled on That Guy with the Glasses and found that he had a whole section of 5 secon movies, I knew I had to write about it. There are 100 videos that were recreated more or less in 5 seconds and some of his best are Edward Scissorhands, Star Wars: Episode II and Scarface. Don’t take this list to think that I actually liked Star Wars Episode II, I like to imagine that the the Star Wars prequels never actually happened, but I like Doug‘s take on the movie.

Check it out and enjoy.

Dany

November 17, 2008 1:23 am Posted by | clips, comedians, movies | 1 Comment

CollegeHumor – The Matrix Runs on Windows

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I’m very partial to The Matrix. It was the first movie I’d ever seen on DVD. Well, the good people over at CollegeHumor (subscribe here) have created a funny video showing just how bad a place the matrix would be if it ran on Windows.

It’s geek hilarious, enjoy.

Dany

November 17, 2008 12:39 am Posted by | clips, comedians, dvd, movies, podcasts, software, technology, Windows | Leave a comment

Old Chair / New Chair Political Ad

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OK, maybe I was wrong last time, there IS one more set of campaign ads that needs to be seen this political season. They are from the sketch team Secret Pants (subscribe here) and it had me laughing.

Dany

November 8, 2008 12:17 am Posted by | clips, comedians, podcasts, politics | Leave a comment