Friday, February 26, 2010

Though My Father and Mother Forsake Me, the Lord Will Receive Me. (Psalm 27:10)



Well, whadaya know?

OK, I have two videos to share with you tonight - I might as well get them in right away before I forget...

I saw this on Today's Big Thing, and I almost didn't watch it. I'm glad I did. It's a cover of an Aerosmith song by a cool homebrew, indy band called Pomplamoose, which appears to be a man and woman who record all the music themselves, and mix it all up, including editing mash-up videos like this one. Reminds me of Logan, for some reason!



They have some other great songs on their YouTube channel (which I subscribed to of course!), including this Christmas song which is very, very cool.

Before I get to the second video I wanted to post, let me put a funneh picture up here.

I know, I know. Not quite "funny", but definitely "funneh"....

OK, here's the second video I wanted to share tonight. It's a video of the World's Largest Flash Mob, which happened last Fall in Chicago, on the Oprah show of all things. She arranged a block party concert in Chicago and invited the Black Eyed Peas to perform a new remix of one of their popular songs. She didn't know it, but the remix was given to a choreographer, who worked out a dance to it, taught it to 600 dancers, who then taught it in groups to the crowd of 20,000 people that showed up for the live event. They ended up doing a crazy flash-mob dance to it that freaked Oprah out. Everyone was in on it but her. Her reaction is priceless, and the dance itself is amazing.



I know, some of y'all probably already saw this between last fall and now, but I just saw it today, and it's too cool not to post.

Oh, a quick note on something from a couple posts ago... Rebecca said they still use the phrase "wicked cool" in the northeast, and I found photographic evidence of it, in the form of this east coast roadside warning...

Awesome. 

I finally beat the main quest of Borderlands today, with my level 36 Sniper. I have to admit, the big boss fight at the end was not only a real let-down, but it was pretty much straight-up lame. Uh oh, I better post a mini review...

Borderlands: A Review
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A good FPS/RPG hybrid game, with tons of fun weapons and a good feel to it. It's quirky, has a unique look to it - it's cell-shaded, so it looks like you're playing a comic book. It has humor sprinkled in here and there, which is nice. The negative things I'd say about it - aside from the end battle fizzle, is that there's an over-abundance of ammo and goodie boxes everywhere. There is no need to ever buy ammo, or weaponry - it's everywhere you look! You'll have to leave soooo much stuff just laying there, since there's no point collecting/selling it all. There's not much to do with the money you get!  Kind of makes it boring, in a way.

The vehicles were fun to drive, but the ability to run over people and critters made some quests too easy. No point in getting out of your car to fight a giant critter when you can just drive over it and complete the quest!

I had a pet attack bird called "Deathwing" that I could send out to attack nearby baddies as well, which was fun. I wish there would have been a storage trunk somewhere to keep cool weapons. You were limited to what you could carry in your inventory.



Summary: 3/5 A decent game, but I enjoyed Fallout 3 infinitely better.
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Still reading Name of the Wind. I saw THIS POST on the Author's blog today, and he gives a nice update on the status of the next book in the series A Wise Man's Fear. If you liked the first book, go there and read the post, eh (Krista!)! Even if it's just to look at the picture of his baby sitting next to a print-out of the latest manuscript...



I know I had other things to squawk about tonight, but my brain is empty at this moment. I should have made a list. Oh, well. If I remember it, I'll post it tomorrow. I'm closing in on my 400th post! Are you proud of me?

Until then!

Dave

PS Happy Birthday Shannon!

11 comments:

Joseph said...

Cute pic of the baby but hasn't this guy heard of Ikea? Cinderblock shelving is so not in right now.

Crystal said...

HAHAHA! I love the Saturn pic! Now I'm gonna have Beyonce stuck in my head all day.

Um, that's a lot of paper! Very cool perception with the baby sitting next to it. The cinder block shelving behind the baby is awesome too, but what's the point of having the shelves if there's nothing on it?

Congrats on 400 posts!

Abbie said...

haha, wow, i didn't even notice the shelving behind the baby until you guys said something lol.

Congrats dave on coming up on 400!! The black-eyed peas video was awesome :) Ophrah's face was so funny! lol...

Rebecca said...

Loved the Black-Eyed Peas video with Oprah. Sweet mass choreography!

What I like about the kid picture is the random woman's arm holding the kid up.

Congrats Dave on your milestone!

Paula Titus said...

Totally cool BEP video! I've never seen that before, and when I tried to show daughter she looked at me like I was an idiot for never having seen it - oh well, a day late and a dollar short as usual. :) Loved the Saturn pic too.

Avari said...

Just checked in and saw this. Thanks Dave! Word travels fast I guess.

I love the wicked picture and the Saturn one.

Fergie's voice sounds so much deeper in real life. That's weird.

Yes I am proud of you

Joseph said...

Love that band. Good find.

Krista said...

Oh cool Band, Dave, wow I really liked that!

And wow I never seen the oprah and the black eyed peas video before, and you're right that was just too cool! I wanted to see how they pulled it off, though...

Geez thats a huge manuscript! Crazy! Can't wait and thanks for the link. The Picture is Wicked Cool, too! lol... Wicked cool is just wicked cool, by the way! lol

Kristopher A. Denby said...

Dude, thanks so much for sharing that cover of the Aerosmith song! That is so rad. I am going to share that with my son. He is so into recording and I know he'll love it!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Wow - David I would have thought you'd have run out of things to post way before now. You continue to amaze me and John - since I email quite a few to him.

So that's the actual stack of papers for the manuscript... pretty impressive and darn cute kid too.

Take Care!

logankstewart said...

Dave, that Pomplamoose stuff is quite amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing such a unique band. Their Christmas song was phenomenal. It looks like they have so much fun. That girl reminds me of Zoey Deschenal...

The Saturn thing was awesome, too.