jaz: stuff & things

HBO Releases ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4 Blooper Reel

For all its seriousness and nerve-wracking intensity, no television show was more in need of a blooper reel than “Game of Thrones.” Thankfully, HBO presented the very first one during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.

From Oberyn almost setting himself on fire to a White Walker falling off his horse to Tyrion and Jamie singing at his trial, these “Game of Thrones” bloopers are pretty great.  - huffingtonpost.com

                                               

Ian Edwards -

Black vs African American,

Shark Attack on Def Jam Comedy.

                                               

Aziz Ansari Is Thankful

Racist People Are Dying Off

racist jokes start at 1:24 and the gay president bit at 2:10 is excellent

                                               

Aziz Ansari’s Saris 

                                               

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

This 21-arch single-track viaduct is a railway in Scotland that was built in 1898. Harry Potter fans may recognize the structure, as it was used in three HP films when the Hogwarts Express carried wizards and witches to Hogwarts.

The Jacobite Steam Train
The world’s greatest railway journey by steam in Harry Potter style coaches – Fort William to Mallaig.

                                               

The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

Along Bregagh Road, near the village of Armoy in Northern Ireland, lies a tranquil byroad called The Dark Hedges. For the past three centuries, a stretch of Beech trees have been guarding either side of this road. They have reached up and intertwined with each other, creating an ethereal tunnel of trees with shadow and light playing through the entwined branches. The effect is nothing short of spectacular.

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. 

It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House

Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.

                                               

Rainbow Bridge and Falls - 

Watkins Glen State Park, Upstate New York

- location on google maps

                                               

The Devil’s Bridge (Rakotzbrücke)

Saxony, Germany

Kromlauer Park is located in Saxony Germany (about an hour and a half south of Berlin) and contains around 200 acres of beautiful landscape with Gothic architecture within. The most famous part of Kromlauer Park is the Devil’s Bridge that crosses the Rakotzsee, hens the name Rakotzbrücke. The bridge also contains stone structures that were constructed around the bridge. What is so breath-taking is view of the bridge during sunset as it create a beautiful water reflection of a full circle. The brisge can be visited from a walking path but is not open to be directly walked upon for conservation purposes. - urban splatter.com

- Devil’s Bridges on weather.com

- Berlin to Rakotzbrücke on google maps 

                                               

Keep your headphones from tangling by winding them around a binder clip.

40 Great Travel Tips

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Simpsons World App
After 552 episodes, The Simpsons is longest running sitcom on TV and now you’ll be able to watch all 275 plus hours of the show whenever you want thanks to Simpsons World. The app, announced today and debuting in October, will be available on smartphones, iPad, Xbox, and smart TV’s and it will offer every episode of the show. Not only will you be able to watch the entire library, you’ll be able to search episodes by description or even by quote. If you have a burning to desire to know when “everything’s coming up Milhouse,” you won’t have to pour through episode synopses to find it (it’s season 10, episode 19 by the way). 
Here is what the FXX App will look like:

- Every episode ever, in an order that’s easy to browse, but also easy to search.
- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.
- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning function that will then recommend similar ones for you to try or revisit.
- An exhaustive episode guide that can be opened up to run parallel to the episode, featuring historical references, behind-the-scenes info, quotes, etc. You can also have each episode’s script scrolling along as you watch it, and you can excerpt and share parts of the script, as well.

In short, Simpsons World will pretty much be the perfect, dream-come-true app for Simpsons fans, and according to FXX all features are set to be available to cable subscribers in October.

Simpsons World App

After 552 episodes, The Simpsons is longest running sitcom on TV and now you’ll be able to watch all 275 plus hours of the show whenever you want thanks to Simpsons World. The app, announced today and debuting in October, will be available on smartphones, iPad, Xbox, and smart TV’s and it will offer every episode of the show. Not only will you be able to watch the entire library, you’ll be able to search episodes by description or even by quote. If you have a burning to desire to know when “everything’s coming up Milhouse,” you won’t have to pour through episode synopses to find it (it’s season 10, episode 19 by the way). 

Here is what the FXX App will look like:

- Every episode ever, in an order that’s easy to browse, but also easy to search.

- A search function that allows you to quickly find — and share across social media — your favorite Simpsons joke or scene.

- Ability to curate your own playlists of episodes and/or scenes, and a learning function that will then recommend similar ones for you to try or revisit.

- An exhaustive episode guide that can be opened up to run parallel to the episode, featuring historical references, behind-the-scenes info, quotes, etc. You can also have each episode’s script scrolling along as you watch it, and you can excerpt and share parts of the script, as well.

In short, Simpsons World will pretty much be the perfect, dream-come-true app for Simpsons fans, and according to FXX all features are set to be available to cable subscribers in October.

                                               

Darcy Oake’s impressive 

dove illusions Britain’s Got Talent 2014

                                               

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #7

                                               

Coffee Cups of the World

Coffee Cups of the World is a blog curated by Henry Hargreaves of the best to-go coffee cups from cafes all over the world.

                                               

These Objects Don’t Really Exist

Felice Varini is a Swiss artist known for his mind-bending designs, which consist of so-called perspective-localized paintings. These are shapes that appear three-dimensional when viewed from one vantage point, but which are in fact a skillfully-arrayed geometry of flat graphics painted onto the surfaces. The technical term for this is “anamorphosis” from the Greek prefix “ana-” meaning back or again, and “morphe” meaning shape or form. But no words can do justice to how unreal these look. Scroll down to see for yourself.

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