Not that we don’t except you to watch everything we put here in its entirety, but this is pretty special, and on more than one level. So pay attention.
A portrait of master suit maker Martin Greenfield, a holocaust survivor who learned the art of tailoring while imprisoned in a concentration camp. This award-winning film was commissioned to celebrate his life and his commitment to his Brooklyn community. It has screened at film series around the world and on PBS.
Director/Editor: Galen Summer
Director of Photography: Ed David
Obesity is becoming an epidemic in this country. Children being born today are the first generation in recorded history that are not expected to out live their parents. None Prepster Punk’s fitness and diet suggestions are vanity based. The vanity component is there, and its sweet, but its a by product of living healthy. Having energy, getting sick less, sleeping better, and living longer, are more important benefits. While there are very few secrets left as to why some people are fat, the University of California has put out an excellent series call “The Skinny on Obesity”
When you have obese 6 month olds, there’s more happening than poor life choices. So no matter what, I suggest you watch all these, and forward to anyone you care about. Don’t let the post title fool you, there’s important information here. Particularly if heart disease, lipid problems, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, cancer or dementia run in your family. I promise one of them do. Yes, I’m posting ALL the videos. They’re barely 45 minutes combined. Its important, this effects everyone. Keep up.
The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 1): An Epidemic for Every Body
The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 2): Sickeningly Sweet
The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 3): Hunger and Hormones- A Vicious Cycle
The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 4): Sugar – A Sweet Addiction
The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 5): Generation XL
The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 6): A Fast-Paced Fast Food Life
The Not-So-Super Bowl is over, and here’s my quick wrap for those of you who missed it, or haven’t been over-saturated by coverage of it yet.
The Ravens won the Super Bowl. It was a close game as many excepted, and “good” in the sense that it came down to the wire. The Ravens pounded the 49ers for the first half, and then they switched positions. Neither team should be very proud of themselves, nor was I wildly entertained until the last couple minutes. I’m happy to see Ray Lewis go out with another championship. I’m still pretty sure he murdered two people was involved in a murder, but I’m also pretty sure I don’t care about that. Joe Flacco played two great quarters, then shit himself, but it should be enough to pull in at least $80 mil, probably $100. I’m also really happy Ray Rice got a ring, he just seems like a good dude. I’m going to get really sick of listening to Ravens fans crow (see what I did there) about their team for the entire off season though. Fortunately with Ray Ray retiring that should be the end of the team. Fingers crossed.
Beyonce did NOT lip sync. She should have though. This might have been the worst half time show I’ve ever seen. I know, she looked great. I know, it was AMAZING that Destiny’s Child performed again. I loved seeing Beyonce, Kelly and the other girl on stage again. The show was solid, but she didn’t SOUND good, and you could tell when she was avoiding singing to take breaths and shit. B, you can sing, or dance, you can’t do both. You’re surprised? Me too. Maybe get in better shape? You were breathing kind of heavy. Sounded solid for Halo, but the rest was bad. I was still excited to see her perform though. Some people were…well…not so…
I saw this Facebook status in my news feed. This is some racists ass shit isn’t it? I’m guessing POUSA is the unenlightened’s POTUS. Since when is Beyonce a slut? How the fuck is it the President’s fault that she’s performing at the Super Bowl? I don’t understand people at all. You would think some ignorant redneck posted this too, but it was definitely an Arab, which makes the whole thing even more confusing to me.
Go Daddy/Bar Refaeli
This is Israeli model Bar Refaeli. If you don’t recognize her here, she was in the GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial. I’m not putting on the blog, because frankly I don’t want to see it again, and you shouldn’t either. If somehow you’re living under a rock, and missed it, you can watch it here. I really don’t recommend it though. I’m not going to get into how gross the commercial was, but why the FUCK did she do it? She’s worth $20mil, and by all accounts peaking. How much could GoDaddy POSSIBLY have paid her. She’s even funny (watch me). I hope she didn’t think this was going to help her career. Or worse do it to get back at Leonardo DiCaprio, who broke up with her last year, because he’s Leonardo fucking DiCaprio. Regardless of her motivations, this was a terrible move. Her stock is plummeting.
Super Bowl Commercials
The best commercial of the night goes to Calvin Klein. I may never eat a carb again, but I can appreciate everything this is about. Also, I heard a lot of women (in person and in the media) complaining about Super Bowl commercials that are sexist, misogynistic and that objectify women. See, we DO mean it in a good way. We’re good now right? I saw you all drooling.
That’s about it. All the commercials suck now. The NFL should seriously consider giving companies a discounted rate for having creative or funny commercials. Or make it mandatory that they both hire a reputable creative agency AND be launching a new campaign. I don’t believe anyone watches the Super Bowl for the commercials anymore. They’re all crap. These commercials used to be great because you had never seen them before, and you weren’t sure WHAT they were for. Now they all leak right away and we see half before the Super Bowl, and they all just suck anyway.
That’s everything you need to know. Next year you can skip that shit completely and just come here for the wrap up afterwards.
Author Disclaimer: The fact that I spent my ENTIRE weekend in bed sick, had nothing to do with my perception of this event.
Although not a completely new project, chances are most of you may not know about this band. Of Monsters and Men has one of my favorite videos of the last year. Little Talks is a track off of their 2012 album, My Head is an Animal. Very simply put, this is one of the coolest video’s I’ve seen in a while.
We love toys of all kind. That sounds a little kinky, but you know what I mean–tech shit. It’s hard to separate a boy from his gadgets, so here’s a couple more for you dudes to covet.
If your girl (or boy, we’re progressive here) is harping that you’re always on the phone, here’s a gadget to shut them up–The Cell Phone Lock Up. For $29 you set the timer on a cage for 30 minute intervals. If you take it out before the time is up, it sets off an annoying alarm. I’m scared of this, I need my phone(s) within hands reach at all times. If you’re brave enough, get it here…
Wanna be all 007? Protect your files on your computer with a biometric fingerprint reader pass lock. It stores up to 10 fingerprints for multiple users, and includes the software. It’s only 30 bucks. Snag it here…
Like Instagram? Like watches? Well, get an InstaWATCH. For $55, they’ll plop one of your favorite Instagram photos in a fun watch. You can chose from 14 different bands colors, and it takes about 3 weeks, so you’re already too late for Valentine’s Day. Womp.
I don’t know who roams around outside in the dark while it’s raining unless you’re one of those white girls in a horror film, but if you ARE in fact a white girl from a horror film, perhaps you should buy this… The Bright Night Illuminated Umbrella. It’s only 25 bucks, and takes a couple AA batteries. Pretty cool eh?
Don’t like the pitter patter of a noisy keyboard? How about typing on the wall or your dinner table? Alfred Dunhill’s Laser Keyboard will let you do that. It connects to your device via bluetooth and is a full keyboard and track pad. Stunt for around $500.