Listen, we all gotta make a living. We wake up everyday, and get to grindin. GET, GET, GET THAT PAPER. Amiright?
Well here in Los Angeles, one gentleman discovered another gentleman selling what else, but LOBSTER on the side of the road. For 5 dollars. That’s a goddman steal!
Our host spends about 4 minutes admiring (as anyone would) the fact that a man selling lobster on the side of the raod even exists, then veers towards the metaphysical and deep at the end…but as he says “We gotta make that money…what a life.”
Here’s a little dose of fun for your Wednesday – country trio Lady Antebellum have just released the new video for their song Freestyle. But what makes this video so special, you ask? Well, it stars the one and only Keith Apicary – a loveable and overly-confident not so young gamer played by YouTube sensation Nathan Barnatt. Barnatt as himself directed the video, which features Keith doing his signature gif-able dance moves all over NYC, ultimately finding himself on stage with Lady Antebellum. The song and the video are both nothing but fun, so go ahead and allow this odd pairing to brighten up your hump day a little.
Also, if you haven’t ever seen Keith auditioning for the Kimberly Cole music video, do yourself a favor and watch it like, now. (Link here).
Shout out to Death and Taxes for this one.
Bet ya thought that the voice of the OS in Spike Jonze’s Her couldn’t get any sexier. Bet ya thought the voice could never be a hunk. Well, ya thought wrong…ya dingus. Swap out ScarJo and replace her with lil Stevie Brule, and you get a hilarious version of the Her trailer. Personally, I would be willing to watch the entire film again with Dr. Brule as the OS, wouldn’t you?
DENNY GET ME SOME CHIPS.
Let’s say you’re planning on throwing a truly baller bash. You’ve got the sizzurp fountains flowin, the dance floor lit up, and your speakers turned up to 11. But there’s just one problem – while you, your decor, and your speakers are turned up, your party is starting to turn down. But fear not! All you’ve gotta do is hit this button. With one click you can fix all your turned down party needs. Because really, you just gotta ask “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?”
Thank you #TD4W Button, for once again proving that the Internet really is beautiful.
And I’m as happy as a hedgehog at bathtime.
Thought I was going to come up with an analogy different than the gif? Thought wrong.
HAPPY FRIDAY MOFOS.
Thank you Reddit, for this amazing addition to Oscar night. Ladies and gentlemen – the #allspaceyselfie
Okay bear with me, there is A LOT going on here. BUT, it’s a lot of totally extreme awesomeness.
First and foremost, this is a mashup of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” with some Chumba Wumba thrown in for good measure. While I’m not 1000% sure that the two songs completely mesh together, they work well enough, and the Chumba Wumba is, of course, an amazing addition.
We could stop there. A good mashup is worthy of a post. And this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
But we can’t stop there. This video is just…too good. First of all, in case you forgot (like I had), the video for Never Gonna Give You Up is one of the greatest videos of all time. From Rick Astley surprising you with his cherubic face to all the dancers breaking it down 1987 style, it’s all that is right with music videos. But then, then it gets SO. MUCH. BETTER. What’s that? A super cut of the some of the greatest dance sequences from Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Michael, and Saturday Night Fever? WITH TURK DOING THE SAFTEY DANCE?!?!? Ugh. I’m actually dead right now from joy. I’m writing this to you from the grave. I have been murdered by fancy footwork.
But seriously, just watch the damn thing. And don’t just listen, WATCH. You can thank me later.
PS – I feel like this should probably be called “Never Gonna Wake Me Up,” right?
Here’s a scene I’m sure you’re familiar with. You’re at a show, the band is delightful, the venue is packed, your beer is cold…but you’re stuck standing behind a posse of hat wearing hipsters. At first you think nothing of the crew; seeing a group of guys in perfectly weathered t-shirts and hats taking incessant photos on their iPhones is nothing new, after all. Then you notice that they won’t put their damn phones down, and they won’t stop talking, and their effing hats are obstructing your view of the stage. Sound familiar? Of course it does.
But who are these hipsters exactly? And what makes them choose their various hats? I am going to break down in a completely un-proven, non-scientific manner the 5 distinct types of hat wearing hipsters.
1) The Slouchy Beanie
Ah the slouchy beanie. It could be 5 degrees or 95, it doesn’t matter – that head needs to be kept warm. Maybe it’s to cover a bald spot, maybe it’s because he hasn’t showered, or maybe he thinks it brings out the V in his V-neck – regardless of the reasoning, the slouchy beanie seems to permanently affixed atop his head. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good beanie. But for me the most impressive thing is the dedication that comes from wearing that beanie all night, no matter the size of the crowd or the amount of drinks consumed. Safe to say the slouchy beanie guy thinks he knows a thing or two about fashion, but also wants to seem like the “cool guy” who just rolled out of bed and tossed on a hat. But don’t be fooled, at least 10 minutes were spent in front of a mirror getting that slouch just right.
2) The Fedora
Look, thanks to Workaholics we all know the rule: one fedora per crew. But you can never ignore that one guy. The fedora guy can go one of two ways: either he is completely clueless and thinks this hat he picked up at a mall kiosk somehow makes his ill-fitting button-up and True Religion jeans look better (it doesn’t), or he is way, way too concerned with the way he looks. Under that fedora might even lie a second look, courtesy of lots of Axe hair-care products. The fedora guy is particularly annoying at concerts as the hat expands both the height and width of his head, making it much more difficult to see around.
3) The Snapback
I’m sorry, did you just go to Lids? Because that über-flat brim looks like it’s never been touched. Oh, you have all five of the stickers that came on it still on the hat in pristine shape? Well then you must really know a thing or two about collecting hats. Denver Nuggets, huh? Is that your team? Oh you’re from Maine, of course, so the Nuggets would be a logical choice. I know, I know, you’re a very eclectic white boy with an extensive knowledge of underground rap, but yet I seem to constantly bump into you at Century City.
4) The 5 Panel
Only recently starting to grow in popularity, the 5 panel hat is for the guy who wants to use his hat to tell people “Hey, I’m laid back. I like to go outside and ride my skateboard and am not afraid to get my limited edition Vans dirty.” (That or he is actually a cyclist.) But let’s be real, every scuff that appears on that perfectly splatter painted canvas is a blow to his heart. The 5 Panel guy can frequently be found wearing a tank top, and hanging out with his 19 roommates on the front porch of his “crib.”
5) The Newsie
No he’s not acting in the Broadway play, he’s just hanging out. He is also looking for the most out of his hat, as the newsie cap provides both shade and warmth, making it the perfect hat for…never. I guess if you’re like truly Steampunk, or making my coffee at Intellegentsia, or concocting a delicious cocktail at a whiskey bar then it’s maybe acceptable. But otherwise…just, why?
So there you have it. And look, we all have fallen for one of these hats before, and some of us have even worn them (myself included). But please, gentlemen, next time you’re at a show – be aware the effect your hat can have on those around you.
I mean seriously. This song. There are no words, except for bippity bop bap baweeee dop, and mo-o-or-or-orse.
Okay, to shed some light on what I’m talking about, this morning Gawker posted this article about two guys from Norway named Ylvis who have released what they dubbed “the song of the summer.” I, of course, was slightly dubious as to whether or not this claim was true, but let me tell you – it ABSOLUTELY is. The song is called “The Fox,” and that’s all I’m going to say, as there is simply no string of letters and sounds I can put together that can describe what you’re about to see.
The video is below. Watch it a million times, cause this shit is about to go mega viral. In fact, let’s play a fun game, at the time of this post the video has 291,469 views. How many does it have when you watch it? Let me know in the comments!