The Back to the Future series is one of the best trilogies of all time, it is hard to argue that. When talking about the 3 movies 75% of the time people will say the second movie was their favorite, as I am on of them. They did such a great job of imagining the future in a crazy, but believable way. The thing is, they were a lot more accurate then people give them credit for. A great website 11 points, put together this awesome list of things that BTHF2 nailed on the head. If this blows your mind, then this will also really blow your mind, another gem from the minds of back to the future.
#1 Watching multiple TV channels simultaneously.
When “Back to the Future Part II” came out in 1989, the only people who had tons of channels were people in rural areas with no cable service who had giant satellite dishes in their backyards. Even if you had the most souped up cable package your cable company offered, a finite number of networks existed. We were many, many years from two hands worth of Discovery channels, ESPNU, SoapNet, SyFy and whatever the hell The N is. So when Marty McFly Jr. comes home and turns on six channels on his flat-screen TV… some of which had channel numbers in the hundreds… this was a far-fetched view of how we might watch TV in the future. Since then, everyone got hundreds of channels (and flat-screens). Picture-in-picture came… and basically went. And watching multiple shows simultaneously isn’t a fantasy anymore… several years back DirecTV debuted their Game Mix feature that let you watch eight NFL games simultaneously. (Which, by the way, was a great way for me to get a side-by-side real-time comparison of just how slow the Browns defense was compared to the rest of the league.) And this isn’t even taking into account the way people use the Internet now with tabbed browsing, multiple IM windows, RSS feeds and social networking sites constantly pumping us full of ADHD-inducing visual stimulation. Marty McFly Jr. watches six channels; on the side I put images of DirecTV’s Game Mix and a PIP television screen for comparison.
Yea I know you might not be to happy looking at this from your cramped up cubicle, sitting next to a fat guy who smells like shit talking your ear off, but check out probably the coolest office to ever work at. The offices of Inventionland are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. That is unless you’ve seen them before. The Pittsburgh-based company invents more than 2000 items per year, licensing out one new product every three days.
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This is easily the most gangster soccer team you have ever seen in your life. I’m sure when this squad rolled up onto the field the opposing teams just shit their pants, forfeited, and bounced. I can picture this squad rolling off of a tour bus, doors open with smoke pouring out, Wu-Tang cranking, and the little girl leading the charge with that mean mugging face. This little girl is in the running with this boss that we posted a while back.
Before I explain the video below, how friggen awesome is the image above (click it to enlarge). So anyway since no one watches the Jimmy Fallon show and for good reasons, last night he actually had a great piece. Justin Timberlake was on the show, as well as the Roots who are Fallon’s house band for some odd reason, and they really broke it down, doing an ode to old school hip-hop. I was always a big fan of Timberlake, you can’t really hate on the dude, as for Fallon, this was great, but you got a long way to go before I start tuning into your awkward show. (they both really nailed the Beastie Boys voices)
Weezer has always been known to produce fun upbeat songs and “Memories” is no exception. This song has a feel good vibe writen all over it and they decided to make the video with a little bit of that goodness. For their latest video, the band decided to hang out with the cast of “Jackass” and show everyone how to really have a good time and make some “memories” that you’ll remember forever. There’s everything you would expect from the “Jackass” guys – skateboarding, funny faces, odd characters, and stupid but hilarious stunts.
I really have to look to the heavens and thank god that of all the times Ive been totally and completely blacked out, I have always had a good buddy an arms length away to stop me from waking up in the arms of the Juanna Man. Friends are supposed to watch out for eachother, but not before they let some embaressing actions take place. Everyone needs a laugh once in a while, and there are going to be times that its at your expense. Its just the way the world turns. Unfortunately for this kid, his world just stopped in its tracks when he finally realized WHAT he was hooking up with.
See what happens next below haha
Today a great comedian died, Greg Giraldo. Giraldo was one of my favorite comedians who always seemed on the verge of breaking through to the main stream, but always stayed on the fringe of mega stardom. If you don’t know who Giraldo was, he was best known for his celebrity roasts and stand up comedy. Giraldo died today after an accidental overdose of prescription meds at the age of 44. Now I can leave you with a bunch of his stand up videos but I will let you do that yourself if you want to laugh your ass off. Instead I want to leave you with a video that just about all of you are going to remember when you start watching. It is the the song by Lazyboy called Underwear goes inside the pants, which is really just the wisdom of world issues, politics, and comedy by Greg Giraldo over a beat, watch it, it’s 5 minutes of a comedian genius spitting the truth. (yes its a black screen until 22 seconds in, then the magic happens. )
Put Mike Tyson in any comedy and it’s instant gold. Just put a camera on him and it’s gold. Why does he not have a reality show yet? Seriously. Mike’s now breaking out his best dance moves with Wayne Brady and Bobby Brown in “Every Little Step I Take” presented by Funny or Die. Best part is Mike dancing past the letters at the 1:39 mark. Threw Mike on the Piano doing Phil Collins and Mikes best reality moments clips here too. “I’ll fuck you til you love me faget!” What does that even mean, its great though. Reality show time Mike!
Marc and Sara Schiller (founders/editors of Wooster Collective) teamed up with Paper magazine senior editor Carlo McCormick and over 150 featured artists (including Shepard Fairey, Blu, and Bansky — who wrote the preface) to fashion a book that “certainly includes street art and graffiti, but goes beyond that to also address performance, protest, sculpture… and the whole goal of the book was to really look at the context of street art in a much larger historical perspective.”
Here they are talking about the book:
I always hear people complaining about their jobs. How hard they are, how much they hate their boss, how unreasonable the tasks are, its all the same. I dont care what shows are on TV, Ice Road Truckers dont have shit on this job. I now consider this to be the most dangerous job in the world. With the danger though comes a magnificent view! But still, I don’t know if it’s an equal trade-off. These guys are basically free-climbing (few hooks and virtually no safety gear) to the top of a 1768-foot tower! My palms got sweaty just watching this from the safety of my cubical.