According to the YouTube description to this video, these guys broke just about every possible rule the MTA has. This skateboarding footage was shot entirely in the NYC subway system, and its pure awesomeness.
I recently came across ‘We Don’t Eat, a single by Irish singer and songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, and now I’m pretty much playing it on loop daily. Im not sure what I like the most about the song, his high, halting, smoky voice, or the eerie aura of something very old, something we’ve heard a long time ago, something written by old men.
James Vincent Morrow released his debut album in 2010 and he’s just finished his first North American tour.
Our favorite rebel subway street artist Poster Boy references the late Gil Scott Heron in a shout-out to Occupy Wall Street at the Wall Street stop off the F line. I guess his couple of arrests and time spent at Rikers for graffiti isnt going to quiet his voice in this whole Occupy Wall Street movement.
“America was a bastard the illegitimate daughter of the mother country whose legs were then spread around the world and a rapist known as freedom, free doom.” -Gil Scott Heron
Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky was tapped for The Meth Project’s aggressive tv campaign to, as per creative brief, “scare children so straight that they will never even want to take up smoking ciggs.”
This decidedly stylish foursome of anti-drug PSAs all start up with a slow close-up of a young, oozing, crank bug-peppered mug in distress, zooming out and speeding up to reveal some heavy unpleasantness.
I know a lot of anti-drug commercials are pretty funny because they are so out of left field, but honestly, these shook me up a bit, especially the last one. Im well past the point of ever trying Meth but hopefully these PSA’s will shine some light on the drug for the young would be users out there.
Steven Johnson gives us his theory of where good ideas come from. Its paired with an awesome animated video as well. Check it out!
We are on a roll w Robots today. We just want to make sure we can say, “I told you so” when robots have you trapped in your house while ripping though your neighborhood on their way to taking over the world.
Honda unveiled “All-new ASIMO”, a new version of their humanoid robot. It can run at 9kph and hop on one or both legs, and more. Things are looking more and more like Blade Runner, I have to say.
This song is a sure-fire hipster hit, and definitely the newest song on repeat in my apartment. The song by M83 came during the final scene of last weeks How To Make It In America Season 2 Epsiode 5 and did a fantastic job of setting the mood for Ben to finally get busy with the hot buyer lady. Enjoy!
Here’s a helpful little video tutorial from NPR which demonstrates how just in the 200 years the world totally went of the deep end and grew from one to seven billion people, all illustrated by pretty beakers of happily hued water. Drip drip births. Drip drip deaths, and then not so much.
I just bought one of these for my office. Google will have nothing on us after we launch these suckers all over the work space!