2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony Full Team Photo
History of Rap 5
(Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake)
LL Cool J — I’m Bad
Run DMC — Beats to the Rhyme
Crazy Calls - Wait for the Beep
Beastie Boys — Fight For Your Right
Tone Loc — Wild Thing
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Fresh Prince Theme
Salt N’ Pepa — Whatta Man
Positive K — I Got A Man
The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - Dre Day
Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate
N.W.A. — Straight Outta Compton
Ini Kamoze - Hot Stepper
Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean
Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy & Pharrell — Pass the Courvoisier, Part II
Kris Kross - Jump
Skee-Lo — I Wish
Jay Z - 99 Problems
Ludacris — Move Bitch (Get Out the Way)
Drake — Started From the Bottom
Kendrick Lamar — Swimming Pools (Drank)
Kanye West feat. T-Pain — Good Life
Run DMC — Walk This Way
Watch History Of Rap 1-4 HERE
NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight”
Holland vs The Netherlands
Johnnyrandom | Bespoken
Composer Johnnyrandom breaks new ground with musical compositions made exclusively from everyday objects. His debut single, “Bespoken”, explores the full potential of sounds generated from bicycles and their components, transcending the role of traditional instrumentation as the accepted method for creating beautiful and thought-provoking music.
“Bespoken” available on iTunes: goo.gl/DX8uI1 or Bandcamp: goo.gl/ZiX8KW
“Bespoken (Inverted MTB Remix) available on iTunes: goo.gl/dsHUdV or Bandcamp: goo.gl/QbZsHu
A breakdown of selected sound elements on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/johnnyrandom
How to do things better…
Eat Chinese Takeout, like a boss
Eat an Apple, like a boss
Use a Ketchup Cup Properly
How To Use Just One Paper Towel
To Dry Your Hands:
Joe Smith - TED Talks
Stumbled upon this and thought it a bit silly. I watched it. I tried it.
I haven’t used more than one paper towel since.
Olympics Opening Ceremony
Offers Fanfare for a Reinvented Russia
With an outsize extravaganza that reached deep into the repertory of classical music and ballet, traversed the sights and sounds of the world’s largest geopolitical expanse, soared into outer space and swept across millenniums of history in a celebration of everything from czarist military might to Soviet monumentalism, a swaggering, resurgent Russia turned its Winter Olympic aspirations into reality on Friday night.
After seven years of building to this moment — the opening of what is believed to be the most expensive Olympic Games in history — the message of the over-the-top ceremony was simply this: In a big way, Russia is back.
The 18-chapter, nearly three-hour opening ceremony began at the symbolic moment of 8:14 p.m. — 20:14, as time is counted here — and provided a majestic spectacle that included a glowing troika of horses made of light streaking through a snowbound sky, the multicolor onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral bobbing in the air; literary references to Gogol, Tolstoy and Nabokov; images of Stalinist skyscrapers; and performances by Russia’s storied ballerinas, musicians and singers.
What unfolded in the Fisht Olympic Stadium — the centerpiece of the newly built Olympic complex stretching from the Black Sea coast up into the Caucasus Mountains — was sheer pageantry and national pride, with all of the homespun promotionalism, mythmaking and self-aggrandizement that are the modern trademark of such ceremonies.
- NYTimes.com (click link to read full review)
*photos by me
Dead Poets Society
Are you guilty of seeing a label with a cute little barn, green packaging, maybe a few farm animals, and the word “natural” on it and thinking, “Yeah, this seems like the healthy option!” — all while blissfully ignoring the list of ingredients and reality? This dude breaks down why that needs to stop.
Set Yourself Free
Disturbing ‘Stay in School’ PSA
The Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia, which has a sketchily barren website, found a disturbing way to push the message of education. Filmmakers and comedians Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann created a PSA titled “Set Yourself Free.”
Google Lets You Play With Legos in Your Browser
In a collaboration between Chrome and Lego, digital versions of the classic childhood toy would be available online.