Archive for August, 2010
Tags: Dancing, Dancing at the movies, Dancing Mash Up, Footloose, Lenny Loggins, Mart128 Youtube
Tags: Arcade Fire, Chris Milk, Google, Google Chrome, Ready To Start, The Suburbs, The Wilderness Downtown
To showcase the versatility of HTML5 (and their browser in the process), Google enlisted the services of Arcade Fire and director Chris Milk to produce “The Wilderness Downtown” — an interactive music video for “We Used To Wait,” which uses Google Maps and Google Street View to incorporate scenes from the viewer’s “old stomping ground.”
You technically need to be running Google Chrome to view the “experiment,” but try it on Firefox or Safari if you are a hipster. Experiences may vary.
CLICK HERE to experience The Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire
Tags: Italy, la Repubblica, Massacre, Mushroom Crop, Mushroom Hunter, Mushroom Picking, Reuters, Valle di Fassa
MILAN (Reuters) – At least 18 mushroom-lovers have been killed in accidents while hunting for their favorite fungi in the mountains and forests of northern Italy. Mountain rescuers say eager mushroom seekers are abandoning safety procedures as they don camouflage and hunt in darkness to protect coveted troves, la Repubblica newspaper reported on Sunday.
“There is too much carelessness. Too many people don’t give a darn about the right rules and unfortunately this is the result,” Gino Comelli, head of the Alpine rescue service in northwest Italy’s Valle di Fassa, told the newspaper. Seventeen people have died in nine days — six in 48 hours alone — mostly from sliding off steep, damp slopes in the northern mountains, la Repubblica said in a story headlined “the massacre of the mushroom hunters.”
A combination of August thunderstorms and hot weather has led to a bumper mushroom crop that has drawn the first hunters of what is expected to be a boom season.
Tags: Consumerist, Macarena, Snugarena!, Snuggies, Snuggies Infomercial, The Daily What
This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but a Snuggie infomercial set to the tune of Los del Río’s “Macarena.”
Official description: “The newest Snuggie® commercial offers a tribute to the cult classic “Macarena” song, with Snuggie®-clad models dancing to the “Snugarena” in their favorite blanket with sleeves. This commercial is the first within the campaign. Stay tuned this fall for a series of “Snugarena” commercials which will feature different lyrics, designs and scenes.”
…no…words…there are no…words.
The WTF Harden The Fuck Up Award of the Week