Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story" Trailer

     You're only reading this if you're a Star Wars fan or half way a fan because you just had kids or nieces, nephews.  Or you keep feeling out of place slowly but surely as the years go by where the geeks are as cool if not cooler than the normal people.  Keep up, we're almost there...with that said, this trailer represents all that is good with economies of scale and free enterprise.  "Rogue One" will represent the first movie outside of the Star Wars timeline that doesn't include the core plot, characters, and mainstream chapter the others do.  This is the result of Disney purchasing the Star Wars brand from George Lucas and continuing the legendary legacy.  This movie's plot is based around a rebel who's mission is to retrieve the Death Star blueprints and get it back to the leaders of the Rebellion so they can figure out how to destroy it.  Basically, this movie is what happens before the first ever Star Wars movie, a "New Hope" where Princess Leia is inserting the info into R2-D2.  It's right at the beginning before Darth Vader boards her ship.  Again, this movie is about how the Rebellion actually gets that information that Leia is giving to R2.  Boom.  Felicity Jones will play the main actress as Forrest Whitaker appears in the movie as well.  Main stream opening is set for December and the holidays.  This is only the beginning as Disney has free reign to expand and capitalize on their 4 Billion dollar investment.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to movies, TV, cartoons, etc.  Who doesn't want more Star Wars? Exactly.






Saturday, May 21, 2016

SHOCK TOP x TJ MILLER SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

     Nothing like a good ode fashion joke cracking session, one on one.  TJ Miller, from HBO's Silicon Valley, has it out with the Shock Top bar tap handle.  This video is the extended version of the commercial that was aired on this years Super Bowl.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

"Birthday Song" 2 Chainz X Kanye West

     I've become a big fan of Tity Boi aka 2Chainz after hating on him for quite a while.  His low calibur lyrics and silly analogies took some getting used to.   Like a lot of things in life, if you want something bad enough and put in the work, you can achieve success.  If you've listened to hip hop and R&B in the last five years, you don't go too long without hearing 2Chainz on the track.  Either his own albums or mixtapes, to his countless guest appearances, he was pretty much on everywhere.  Add that to a live show that doesn't disappoint in the least, tons of energy, and a catalog of hits, 2Chainz is as good live and worth the price of admission.  His Instagram @HairweaveKiller is usually entertaining and also shows the family side of Mr. Chainz.  Respect.
     If you actually watch the video, you can find something new to laugh at every time.  Kanye is Kanye and this banger is basically my current mood right now.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Adele X James Corden Car Ride Karaoke

     If you have fifteen minutes to kill and who doesn't, check the video of Adelle's car ride in London with late night host, James Corden.  He drives while they talk very informally but at the same time, he asks good questions, but even more entertaining, they sing their favorite songs.  Adelle is a great sport as she genuinely sings her own classics along with some of her new releases.  She discusses the Spice Girls as being one of her all time favorites and sparking her dreams, but also she has a knack for spitting a few bars.   That's what originally drew my attention to the clip, as she kills Niki Minaj's verse from Kanye's "Monster" song.  Go to the 10:30 point for that gem.  She also discusses getting reservations and a hype man for her shows.   I've posted other video's of stars in their more human moments and this goes in line with those as she looks beautiful and has a lot of fun singing her favorite songs.  Enjoy...



Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dr. Naismith: Basketball Inventor - 1939 Interview

     It's pretty amazing how we progress as a people and we've heard countless times that you don't know where you're going unless you know where you come from.  I'm sure the millions, billions of basketball fans around the world aren't all sure where the game they love came from or who was responsible.  Basketball is a pretty young sport given it was created in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian, created the game as a way to keep the boys busy while they were stuck inside for gym class since the winters were harsh in New England.  I don't think anybody would ever imagine how the game as evolved and ultimately one of the most popular games worldwide.  Wilt, Kareem, Oscar, Jordan, Lebron, Kobe, and countless other world class athletes have brought the game to levels that continue to grow and bring excitement to fans around the world.  College basketball has become a staple in our society, especially around March, and also has a major presence in the Olympics.  Basketball has also transcended the game in many other ways as well.  Michael Jordan broke the mold as he crossed over into athletic apparel endorsement as he and Nike created a legacy in the sneaker and fashion industry.   Everybody wanted to be like Mike and millions of fans, kids, everybody could feel like they could dunk as long as they purchased the sneakers endorsed by Mike and other athletes as well.  
     To put things in perspective, there's been an interview just released by the University of Kansas with Dr. Naismith that he did in 1939 on the radio.  He discussed how he invented the game and some other interesting facts.  He died later on in the same year.  Dr. Naismith ended up working for the University of Kansas and then ended up their Athletic Director as he started their basketball program and we know the pride behind Jayhawk b-ball.  It's definitely worth a listen and it makes you wonder what his thoughts would be seeing the game today and his perspective of what he created....and better yet, imagined if he never invented this great game, then what...enjoy!!




Sunday, November 29, 2015

"Hello" Ken Jeong x Rob Riddle

     Fox Sports won with this great parody featuring Rob Riddle and Ken Jeong, two of Hollywoods favorite comedic actors.  If you're a fan of any of the teams in the NFC East this year, you clearly have watched some of the worst professional football ever witnessed.  The Giants, Eagles, Cowboys, and Skins have all showed the rest of the world how not to play, but all the while allowing each of them to have "hope" that they can win the division and still selvedge a season to forget about.  What better way than to make light of the ugly situation by parodying the super popular Adele ballad, "Hello".  The lyrics are great and the vocals from Lindsay Harper make this the only thing worth smiling about when it comes to the NFC Least.  Let's see how the season shapes up, but consider this the 2015 highlight for all 4 teams.