Me in a nutshell? Let’s start off with the fact I don’t believe in consequences. If there’s something I want to do, I do it – damn the torpedoes. I’m low key, but the life of the party. I’m apathetic, yet insanely passionate. I’m intelligent and still do ridiculously stupid things. Basically, I’m a walking contradiction. I’m a social drinker who knows his limits…at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Want to know more? Let’s go get a drink and make some bad decisions.
Yeah, I like to do things that get my adrenaline going, like white water rafting, Tough Mudders, rock climbing, etc. This guy, however, is certifiably insane. Enter Oleg Sherstyachenko. He's a Russian daredevil with an iron constitution. Don't believe me? See below...
If the picture isn't enough, here's the video. Prepare to be very clenched.
I don't care what you say, the new Mad Max movie looks crazy wild! Yes, there were rewrites. Yes, there were reshoots. Yes, those are all bad signs. But seriously, who's expecting more than a two hour chase scene? I'm not. The cinematography alone is enough to see this flick. Don't believe me? See below...
Jimmy Fallon is the best around. Nothing's gonna ever keep him down. Now that you're singing Joe Esposito, (that's who sings that song?? Yes, that's who sings that song...) let's get back to the subject at hand. Jimmy Fallon recreated my childhood with a Saved by the Bell reunion last night that was amazing.
Haha! Jessie Spano a stripper...oops. What happened to Mr. Belding?? Good lord man, go for a walk every once in a while. Oh, and Zack is still dreamy as ever...I mean, Kelly Kapowski's STILL crazy hot!
Ok, so I know Shia LeBeouf is a bit on the crazy side. However, and if you repeat this to anyone I'll deny it, I think he is a really good actor (see Fury, Lawless, Eagle Eye,). But he and Sia teamed together? It gets weird. Even weirder than usual.
I can't tell if this is a really good art piece or if I should shower after watching it. My gut tells me a little Column A, little Column B...
He's done it again! Just in time for the Holidays. Anthony Vincent, the Ten Second Songs guy, has recorded Mariah Carrey's, "All I Want for Christmas" with many different influences. Got to love his dedication to accuracy!
Let me start out by saying I'm a 12 year old trapped in a semi-grown man's body. If something immature is happeneing, I either caused it, laughed at it, or am a huge proponent of it. This example is no different. If you haven't seen The Jake âVale Show and its (CENSORED!) series, you are doing yourself an extreme injustice. Here is FROZEN (CENSORED!). Enjoy the ridiculousness. I know I did.
I would rank OK Go as a midlevel indie rock band. They aren't great, they aren't terrible. But they make some of the best music videos I've ever seen. Check the new post for, "I Won't Let You Down." It's pretty fantastic.
Let's just get this out of the way - Jimmy Fallon is the best. However, we all know his propensity for laughing during his skits (ahem, anything he ever did on SNL) and his interviews. When Bradley Cooper stopped by to promote his leading role on Broadway's, The Elephant Man, things took quite a turn into hysterics. My favorite line from the interview is, "It's not funny; this guy was horribly deformed." Yet neither one can regain their composure.
Here's what actually aired. It isn't much better.
Further proof Jimmy Fallon is the best - he can laugh even while talking about very heavy subject matter.
I went to the Gauley River for the dam release in West Virginia to white water raft. Most of the time it was fun, however, here is a progression of pictures that illustrate how I became a member of the Gauley River Swim Team.
Everything was fine; we were approaching Pillow Rock. That's where you reach out and touch your paddle to a very large rock while trying not to fall out of your raft.
Then I notice things starting to go awry. Mostly because the raft is about to flip over...
Not good! This is not good! Oh wait, why am I under the raft?
After at least 4 minutes of being trapped under the raft (ok, it was more like 4 seconds) I emerged back to fresh air and all was well. In short, I had an amazing time. Thanks Bob Bowman (who teaches at Mercy Academy, talk about a small world) for being the best guide on the Gauley!
Is it weird I want to do this? I mean, I know it's weird I want to do this, but...is it weird I really, really want to do this? These facial expressions are hilarious. However, I think the last guy actually enjoyed his taser-ing...
Ok, I knew it was coming. I was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Being a man of integrity, I followed through. Being not super masculine, I made some strange noises...
This is the type of fairy tales I'd like to see! Marilen Adrover has an, uh, interesting artistic interpretation of classic story characters. I have to say, I really dig it! Who knew I liked art? Look at me, growing and whatnot...
For some reason they thought it was a good idea to send me to Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Let me just say I took full advantage of the situation...
There were drinks a-flowing, the tunes were amazing, the atmosphere...ridiculous. Oh, and we threw a beach party every night on the beach fully equipped with DJ WoO on the 1's and 2's. I think this picture sums everything up nicely (yes, that's me twice in the same picure and no, Photoshop did not accomplish this task):
Judge for yourself, but I'm pretty sure they just caught a chupacabra in Texas. Although the "expert" says it's a canine of some sort (dog, coyote, or fox) with mange. Come on, I've never seen a dog use its paws like that to eat. Next up...Sasquatch!!
I really wish I was clever enough to make a joke about Farrah Abraham recording a song called, "Blowin'." But, alas, this is a real thing. I have two words for you: DON"T WATCH. This isn't even comically bad. It's just...just bad.
Ok, I'm not saying I wouldn't be a bit unnerved if I experienced an earthquake. In fact, I probably would have to change my pants at least 3 times. I just think this video is hilarious because the female anchor was going to keep on trucking through the broadcast while the male anchor looked like he was in the middle of prostate exam...
This is both really cool, and a little bit terrifying. The best German Ping Pong player taking on a robotic arm in a friendly game of table tennis. I will say the robotic arm is a bit unfair with its seemingly unlimited reach, which allows it to stay stationary while running the human back and...wait, am I really breaking down the fairness of a robot playing Ping Pong? It's a freaking ROBOT! Of course it isn't fair. Just watch the video...
By the way, suck it robots. Humans win again! For now...
This is a bit odd for Seth Rogen, but it's pretty refreshing. It's his opening statement on C-SPAN for his advocacy for Alzheimer's Disease Research. It's always good to see the more fortunate folks standing up for a cause they believe in.
I consider myself to be on a medium-high level of comic book knowledge. However, I had no idea who the Guardians of the Galaxy were. Then I heard the movie was being made with a talking alien tree, a green chick, a normal looking dude, and a raccoon with a heavy trigger finger. Taken in that context, it sounds really, really stupid. However, after watching this trailer, I'm in. It looks fun, entertaining, and Bradley Cooper is voicing said gun-happy raccoon. What could go wrong?
...but my heart's in the right place! Support me as I jump into freezing cold (literally, the water is frozen) water for the Southern Indiana Special Olympics this Saturday at Deam Lake! Freezin' for a reason!
This is what Deam Lake looks like right now. I have to jump into this. Click the picture and donate to the cause! Thanks so much!!!
I never liked Jay Leno, but this farewell was pretty cool. On his last night as the Tonight Show host, he was ushered out in style. There were heavy hitters like Billy Crystal, Jack Black, Chris Paul, and Oprah, among others. But for some odd reason, the Tonight Show producers thought it was necessary to include Kim Kardashian. Surprisingly, (he says with heavy sarcasm) her nails-on-a-chalkboard voice which is grating enough to make all the stray cats in L.A. run for the hills was so off key you barely realized she made a big butt joke. How original. Wasn't she trying to have a music career? I believe the following video has rightfully, and thankfully, destroyed all hope of that ridiculous endeavor.
So there's a new sensation...sorry Angry Birds. It's called Flappy Bird. Here's a backstory - I'm the guy who gets killed by the first mushroom in Mario Bros. I played this game for about 3 seconds and wanted to throw my phone against a wall. This meme sums up my experience perfectly.
Ok, here's the thing. I think Miley Cyrus is a marketing genius. All the stunts she does, the provacative performances, even her obnoxious, incessant tongue flopping around like Droopy Dog, she forces people to talk about her. Really, we've made her way more famous than she should be. Yes, I'm blaming us for her fame. Here's what I learned about Miley from her MTV Unplugged show.
The next Madonna, she is not. Madonna was shocking because no one else was doing what she did at that time. Miley isn't doing anything that hasn't been done before; she's just better at it than most. This duet bothered me for a couple reasons. Mostly because Madonna was off key for most of the performance and boring to watch. My other beef is with what will inevitably be called the, "passing of the torch." Miley has already claimed to be the next Madonna. Sweetheart, talk to me in 30 years. If you're still relevant, I'll consider this possibility.
I also learned Miley can actually sing. "Jolene" is my favorite Dolly Parton song. Yes, I know enough Dolly Parton songs to have a favorite. (Runner-up would be, "Coat of Many Colors.") When Miley announced she was about to cover that song my first thought was, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" But as it turned out, she killed it.
Let's recap, shall we? We're responsible for Miley's fame. She's not the next Madonna. She can actually sing. That just about sums it up for me. But seriously, Miley, keep your tongue in your mouth. No one needs to see that anymore.
I'm really digging the new Eminem album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. However, in the song Rap God, Em starts rapping at the speed of light and I have no idea what he's saying. He's rapping faster than I can listen. Well played, sir.
I'm not going to lie, some of these "grind on me" Vines make me a little uncomfortable. Not because it's mostly high school boys with their shirts off, but because I can't do the move as well as they can. Until now...eat your heart out, young fellas.
The original slasher flick, Halloween is the horror movie every other horror movie is compared to and will never live up to. It is the perfect mix of terror, gore, camp, and awesomeness. It is a Halloween tradition of mine to watch this movie and it scares me every time. Of course it helps that I scare like a child left at home alone in the dark. I'll give you Haddonfield, Illinois is a fairly unobservant town, but come on. You can't have a good slasher flick if the cops are good at their job and the girls don't trip over everything while running up the stairs instead of out the door...Happy Halloween!!
If I ever do get married (I can't believe I said that with a straight face) this is the kind of girl I want to marry. Good sense of humor, laid back, and knows how to make something awful actually fun. Engagement photos are never fun for the guy. No matter what he says. But if you put a little effort into it, you may find a way to keep him entertained. Kudos to this girl!
Not sure why, but this tickled me. I especially appreciate the line, "He will be greatly missed." Some people just have too much time on their hands. I do miss Breaking Bad, but I'm not sure I'd attend a funeral for its main character.
I am a huge movie fan and consider myself a bit of a buff. One of my all-time favorite directors, Wes Anderson (The Royal Tennenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox) is releasing his follow up to the critically acclaimed Moonrise Kingdom. There are a few things you can expect from a Wes Anderson movie - razor sharp wit, a star studded cast, and excellent direction. Below is the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Judging from the trailer, it will be another glowing success. I can't wait!