Tuesday, 29 November 2011

"The kid gloves are off"

This has to be the most intense motivational speech I've ever seen. If QPR ever does away with Warnock, this cold-hearted maniac is who I want taking over as manager. I don't care if he knows nowt about football, the guy knows how to talk to pampered pros

Via TT

Monday, 28 November 2011

Indian talent show troupe go hard

ArchBlog's Washington correspondent D.C. Hines spotted this gem on Kottke.org, a weblog about the liberal arts edited by Jason Kottke since March 1998. Self-professed "professional link finder" (sweet job if you can get it) Kottke says this Indian talent show contest is the "craziest thing you'll ever see on the web." They start off by biting fluorescent lights bulbs (as you do) and then step their game up. Massively. I'll not spoil it (!) for you by revealing any deets but what I will say is that it makes Abu Graab look like a play school where the emphasis is on free play.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

H i g h l i n i n g

Two French geezers have pioneered a new extreme sport called highlining. Once you've seen what it is (below) you'll never be able to think about anything else ever again. Seriously. Warning: Your 'life' will seem crushingly boring after viewing this (even if you work for Sapient Nitro)

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies ). Free segment from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

Via Agent Scully


Here's an amazing idea that (until now) no-one has managed to engineer ... a tinny, poppy rap-tinged music video homage to work. Upstep the impossibly happy, Macbook wielding bad boys from Sapient Nitro* ...

*Besides rock a mic, I have no idea what the SN posse 'do' at work

Helicopters are the new reporters

Don't believe me? Well, then check out this chopper's coverage of a recent street protest in Warsaw, Poland:

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Yuketan Dress Chukkas

I don't own a pair of Yuketans. And, until I win the pools, I'll doubt I will. That doesn't stop me admiring these 'Chicago tan' & black Yuketan Dress Chukkas:

You can snap 'em up from The Hideout in Soho, London.

Only in America ...

would a presidential hopeful be this dumb and still stand a chance:

Via D.C. Hines

90-foot wave

If crack invented waves:

Gnarly-as-fuck surfer Garrett McNamara has just broken the world record for largest wave surfed by successfully navigating this 90-foot wall of watery death. The previous record —77 feet — was set by Mike Parsons in 2008.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Protect me from what I want

The postmodernism exhibition currently running at the V&A is mildly interesting. The artwork which has stayed with me is one of Jenny Holzer's Truisms. In 1982, Holzer took an ad (the Public Art Fund paid) on a Times Square LED billboard. It read simply: "protect me from what I want." It was a cutting comment on modern consumerism in the age of "society of the spectacle" ((c) Guy Debord). It's now emblazoned on message t-shirts sold in the V&A shop.
This H&M stampede in Toulouse, France, shows that the protective layer guarding us from advertising, branding and the like has been peeled off whole. We're in the palms of the corporations. And we love it:

Friday, 4 November 2011

Tony Blair's HUGE stimulus package

"Gordon is enormous and it's not unnatural to get on the bandwagon"

I don't care if Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are both old nooze. This New Labour mash-up is quite possibly the funniest thing I have EVER seen. Period. It's the work of Gloucestershire-based Mr Lee, a self-proclaimed "desk jockey with a thirst for the lulz." Watch his other mash-ups here.

HP is the sauce