Archive for the 'video' Category

Multidimensional Preposition

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WHAAAAAT? Bailed Out Bank Of America Paying Consumers To See Hollywood Film

This is unbelievable. Though I suppose it was just a matter of time before the Hollywood moguls figured out a way to get their hands on some of that U.S. government bailout money, albeit indirectly. But why in the world are American taxpayers helping foot the bill to promote a big-budget 3-D DreamWorks Animation movie? Well, it appears the reason is because the president of the Jeffrey Katzenberg-led Hollywood animation studio just happens to be Bank of America’s former Vice Chairman and CFO.

Bank of America was helping families to see Monsters vs Aliens in 3-D rather than 2-D at no additional cost when it starts playing in theaters on Friday, March 27th. (The promotion is here.)

from Deadline Hollywood

What a difference a preposition can make! We read that headline (Bank of America Paying Consumers to See Hollywood Film) and decided we could see the film 20 or 30 times, depending on how much they were paying. Times are tough.

Imagine our chagrin when we realized they were just paying FOR consumers to see the movie, not actually paying them money. Ah, well, its still a nice way to try out the latest in 3D technology for the still usurous 2D prices.

Although the web site says its for BofA clients, all you need to get the upgrade is an email address.

Newscaster Freaked by Decapitation Hoax

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The heat wave is getting to people all over the country. Check out
this video of Fox Newscaster Jodi Applegate getting totally freaked out
by a couple of guys demonstrating how easy it is to steal a bike with
an electric bone saw. Until one "accidentally" cuts the jugular of the
other….

from the NY Daily News

see the video HERE

Going for the Jugular

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The heat wave is getting to people all over the country. Check out
this video of Fox Newscaster Jodi Applegate getting totally freaked out
by a couple of guys demonstrating how easy it is to steal a bike with
an electric bone saw. Until one "accidentally" cuts the jugular of the
other….

Rocketboom is Must-Watch Video

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If
there is anyone in America who hasn’t been watching Rocketboom, with
the charming and goofy Amanda Congdon, they should get with the program.
A simple yet pleasing format features a daily revue of some of the most
idiosyncratic video floating around the web that day.

Today’s
show
, for example, features a disgustingly freaky
expose of a New York City group called the Freegans,
who opt out of the capitalist animal killing conundrum by existing entirely
on free vegetables,
from dumpsters, behind supermarkets, restaurants and bakeries. It’s so
gross, we suspected Spinal Tap mockumentary, but it now has us convinced
its real. Check it out for yourselves.

Yesterday’s
edition
featured the two photo’s above,
which illustrated testimonials on a web site called BloggerBusiness.com.
As Amanda points out, these two shots are from the same office – cleverly
disguised – although one purports to be in Kansas, and the other in California.  Note
the same whale photo on the wall, the same ugly lamp shades, and the
same linoleum floor. Ooops. The company has since pulled the CA photo
from its web
site
, but its you can’t fool Google’s
cache
.

We have enjoyed Rocketboon in FireAnt (a stand-alone
video aggregator) and in the iTunes video aggregator, but probably like
it best on it’s own web site, with links to the stories and additional
information.

Rocketboom
web site
.

Don’t Try This at Home Video

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Ever want to drive a really cool car
really, really fast? Ever want to break every traffic law in the book,
risk your own life and that of others, and force frantic Frenchmen and
women flee your passage? Who hasn’t?

We offer, for your perusal, this short film. The back
story is:

This is a pretty incredible 9 1/2 min. of realtime
film–aside from the danger to life and limb. I got this clip from
someone who said
that a French filmmaker hired a formula 1 driver to race an F1 car
across Paris with a camera mounted to the front. The driver then was
promptly arrested by
Paris police.

A friend who lives in Paris then sent me a link to some info on the
filmmaker, Claude Lelouch de Jean-Philippe Chatrier. If your French
is good, you
can read (second link) about how the filmmaker says he drove the car
himself, staked out the route and communicated by radio with a team
of spotters to reduce the risks of an accident. The woman at the end
is
the mother of his child. He also says that the police initially merely
took his drivers license away but then promptly returned it as the
cop’s kids liked the film so much (but how would they have seen it?).
He says
he filmed at 5:30am in August, presumably a Sunday, but why are the
garbage trucks out? The title sequence (for you non-francophones) states
that
the film was not edited ("faked") or sped up.

Definitely worth 9 minutes of your time. Somehow the single camera single shot format makes it seem much more real than any movie car chase we have seen…

(Gracias, John D.)

link to video

link to article (in French)