Wednesday, June 15, 2011
They're not even wearing wetsuits, for God's sake – it's like they've naturally adapted to float on the water. Crazy stuff.
In reality, these "surfing" geese are just casually floating into, onto and around heavy waves on the Colorado river, and for some weird reason it makes for compulsive viewing. Look at them geese, swirling around like it ain't no thing... internet, you never cease to amaze us.
Just Taking A Piss
No need to bother putting the NBA Championship trophy down. You’d think that when your’re worth $2.5 billion you could at least have someone hold it for you for just a sec. I guess if you’re Mark Cuban you can do whatever the hell you want. I know if I were in his shoes I’d be doing the same thing…but I’d buy some better shoes.
I guess when you’re drinking from an $80,000 bottle of champagne you’ve gotta go when you gotta go.
Just A $5,000 Sip
When you’ve just won the 2011 NBA Championship and got selected at the MVP, I guess it’s okay to chug from an $80,000 bottle of champagne. He’s got his boss, Mark Cuban to thank for that. Congratulations Dirk.
image via YouTube video
I think this just might be the greenest speaker for iPhones that we've come across yet. It's a piece of bamboo. And that's it. Just a piece of bamboo...but it works wonderfully.
The bamboo speaker is essentially a 1-foot length of bamboo with a slot carved out of the top for the iPhone to snuggle into. The sound reverberates through the pipe and amplifies the tunes you're listening to. And that's about all there is to this simple speaker -- and it seems to work quite well if you listen to the video:
We've also got to point out that bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials this item could use -- not only does it skip plastics and metals altogether, but it's one of the fastest-growing renewable wood sources.
You can back the project on Kickstarter and help the product become a reality, but you'll have to make a move fast. There's less than a month left in the fundraising effort and they have a long way to go to meet the $10,000 goal. Of course, you could also easily make this speaker yourself if you care to spend an hour or so cutting the slot in t he top of a length of bamboo.
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In a story that just got more and more bizarre the deeper Cat Deeley and the folks behind 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) dug into it, a competing hopeful claimed to be the daughter of the "real" Ringo Starr.
Well, with a claim like that, we can't blame the show for sending a camera crew to her home town to meet the legend himself. Once there, we were introduced to an older gentleman with virtually no trace of a British accent who claims to be the original Ringo Starr.
He said he played on four albums and, according to his daughter, went into hiding "after John Lennon was shot three times in the back."
Their home was filled with 'Sgt. Pepper'-era memorabilia, and the man insisted he had a British birth certificate and passports. Could 'SYTYCD' have uncovered the story of the century? Well, no, but they've definitely uncovered one uniquely off-kilter personality.
Listen to Zach Galifianakis & Fiona Apple's Lesser-Known NSFW Song "Come Over and Get It (Up in 'Dem Guts)"
By Jena Ardel,
Jena Ardell Apple and Galifianakis, BFFs 4eva.
In 2006, Zach Galifianakis and pal Fiona Apple teamed up to record a catchy, NSFW rap song titled "Come Over and Get It (Up in 'Dem Guts)". The track wasn't released until 2008 on a 7" vinyl to commemorate Chunklet magazine's 20th issue. We've never heard the song before, so we're guessing you haven't either. (But we're sure if you have heard it, you'll prove us wrong in the comment section below).
The song features Apple as 'Clarice', a woman seeking "some of that sweet love" from 'Alan Finger', a character Galifianakis played in the short-lived, documentary style sitcom Dog Bites Man that aired on Comedy Central.
We've been singing the catchy chorus all morning long. Now it's your turn:
In the music video for "Not About Love", Galifianakis and Apple walk around Venice, California, while Galifianakis lip-syncs Apple's song and Apple tries not to laugh. If you've forgotten about the snippets in the video where Galifianakis wears unflattering tight clothing while dancing in thigh-high water, we invite you to recall or visualize those scenes right now. [Or watch it here].
Galifianakis also appeared in the second version of Kayne West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing" video with indie rock musician Will Oldham. We feel it's safe to say Galifianakis is the most sought-after lip-syncer in the music industry, second only to *insert whichever pop singer you loathe the most this week*.
[Behind the scenes of "Come Over and Get It (Up in 'Dem Guts)" with Alan Finger].
To say this is NSFW is an understatement; it might not be suitable for humanity. After all, once you’ve heard 429 swears in four minutes, does your brain just disintegrate into a pile of filth? Perhaps! See if you can make it through all the curses from Pulp Fiction strewn together in this latest Internet supercut, then stick around for more Buzz Break. Headphones!
Today we catch wind of a strange and hilarious potential development from the Ben & Jerry's camp, who may or may not be developing a new "Schweddy Balls"-themed flavor in honor of the enduring SNL skit starring Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, and Alec Baldwin in a career-defining role as Pete "Schweddy Balls" Schweddy.
Gayster casually let this little bomb slip during an interview with New York 1: "It has this crazy, massive popularity that’s kind of had a half life since I left the show. Ben and Jerry's is coming out with a schweddy balls ice cream for Christmas this year.” Whoa! Bowery Boogie says the flavor will arrive sometime in September and run through Christmas, but a Ben & Jerry's rep we spoke to would neither confirm nor deny the move, explaining "we like all of our new flavors to have an element of surprise."
In any event, now is the perfect time to revisit this gem from the past:
In Partnership with SolarCity, They Want to Put Solar Panels on Your Roof
Google has just announced its biggest clean energy investment yet, a $280M fund to finance residential solar panel installations across the US. They are partnering with SolarCity (Tesla 's CEO Elon Musk is their chairman and an early investor), a "provider of solar energy system design, financing, installation and related services" (by leasing the panels from them, you can eliminate the big upfront cost yet still benefit form lower bills). This bring Google's total clean energy investments to an eye-popping $680M.
"In SolarCity's innovative financing model, the company covers installation and maintenance of the system over the life of the lease. You can prepay, or pay nothing upfront after which you make monthly solar lease payments."
Check out the video below for a bit more details:Making Solar Cost-Effective in the Short-Term
What's so great about this is that it addresses the main barrier to entry when it comes to residential solar power: High upfront costs. Knowing that they'll save over the long-term isn't enough for most people if they have to pay tens of thousands of dollars right away, but if a deal is structured in such a way that the price of leasing solar equipment is lower than current power bills, almost all of the pain of going solar is eliminated. In short, it's a brilliant way to keep the benefits and remove the negatives.
SolarCity installs panel technologies ranging in high efficiency from Sanyo to lower efficiency, cost-efficient thin-film solar modules from First Solar as well as string ribbon from Evergreen Solar, Sharp, Yingli, Kyocera and Suntech Power, among others.