Food Court Musical January 25, 2010Posted by baldricman in General, VOTD.
Tags: flash mob, funny, improv, improv everywhere, VOTD
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Just came across this earlier this morning, and thought it was pretty cool. This bunch, Improv Everywhere, have a couple of very cool videos of their work, which you can check out on their website. The basic concept seems very similar (to me at least) to that of the Flash Mob. Anyway, it’s really best if you watch the video and check out their site. (And, Flash Mobs have been successfully executed right here in Cape Town, several times – see http://www.myvideo.co.za/video/flash-mob-cape-town and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4134287978 for more info).
Anyway, to the video! This is very cool (although not exactly “improv”), but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it…
Bohemian Rhapsody – by the Muppets January 15, 2010Posted by baldricman in music, VOTD.
Tags: bohemian rhapsody, funny, muppets, queen, video, VOTD
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Bohemian Rhapsody, by the Muppets! Just found this old post on Utter Insanity, and I’m sure many of you have seen it, but it was new to me, so perhaps I’m not the only one…
Spectacular Meteor November 25, 2009Posted by baldricman in astronomy, News, VOTD.
Tags: astronomy, meteor
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Wow. It really takes a spectacular cosmic event to get me to blog….. Luckily for me, last Saturday, 21 Nov, there was a very bright meteor seen streaking across the skies of northern South Africa. I first was made aware of it by my brother Allen (who is “into all that stuff”), when he started trying to collect eyewitness accounts on Facebook. He had written
A spectacular Fireball over South Africa, visible from Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumulanga lit up the sky like daylight for a few seconds on Saturday night. Anybody who saw this, please message me with details? We’re trying to gather as much information as possible. I need to know time, your location, and what you saw. If you saw the actual fireball then I’m especially interested!To learn more, check http://www.planetarium.co.za
Naturally, my curiosity was aroused. Friends started responding, and most recently Allen has pointed us to this site here, which gives several excellent descriptions of people’s experiences of the phenomenon. I highly recommend you check out that site, which is where I found this video, taken from a security camera in Midrand:
Anna Paquin & The Brothers Streep (on Graham Norton) October 12, 2009Posted by baldricman in Baldric-Man, music, News, VOTD.
Tags: anna paquin, bbc, brothers streep, comedy, funny, graham norton, vid, video, VOTD
I blogged briefly about Cape Town comedy band, The Brothers Streep (of Steri-Stumpie fame) a few weeks back, and today, while checking my facebook feeds, I noticed a high volume of posts about their Anna Paquin song (they have a barely-healthy obsession with the actress, it would seem).
So I faithfully checked it out, and found that their antics had not gone unnoticed! Graham Norton of the Graham Norton show on BBC 1 found the song, and played a portion of it during an interview with Anna. Then, to top it off, he managed to rustle up the band on a Skype call during the show (how the bandwidth held out is another question), and an extra verse was then performed.
So why am I posting this? Well, I kinda know one of the guys in the band, so that kinda makes me a bit of a celebrity, and I thought you should all know.
World Air Travel September 23, 2009Posted by baldricman in General, VOTD.
Tags: 24 hours, air traffic, aircraft, flight, map, pattern, world
During some routine cleanup of my stuff today, I came across this old clip I received some time ago, showing the air traffic patterns around the world, over a 24-hour stretch. (I have, however, included a link to the YouTube version instead…)
It highlights all large aircraft (as yellow spots), and it is interesting to note the “swarms” and their relation to daylight times in the US and Europe, for example. This clip has been around for a while, but I’m not actually sure where it comes from, can anyone help out?
VOTD: Obama calls Kanye a “Jackass” September 18, 2009Posted by baldricman in News, VOTD.
Tags: barrack obama, beyonce, jackass, kanye west, taylor swift, VMA, VOTD
Haha, classic stuff. For those who don’t know, at the last MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West hopped up on stage at the beginning of Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech (for “Best Female Video Award”), stole the mic, and basically told everyone that Beyonce deserved to win, instead of her. As can be expected, there has been a major outcry, lots of opinions, apologies, analysis, blah blah blah. Really, I don’t care much at all, apart from some Springeresque entertainment value. And that’s where today’s video comes in. US President Barrack Obama was about to give an interview (I don’t know the details, and again, don’t really care 🙂 ), and the cameras picked up some pre-interview chit chat. CNN subsequently aired it.
Classic stuff, he seems like a really funny guy. I loved the “come on guys, cut the president some slack” part!
For anyone who’s interested, check out the original Kanye West VS Taylor Swift clip below. What I find impressive, is Beyonce’s response to it all 🙂
Steri Stumpie Ambassadors: The Brothers Streep September 3, 2009Posted by baldricman in music, VOTD.
Tags: brothers streep, funny, humor, humour, music, steri stumpie, video, VOTD
I’ll keep this brief: For those of you not aware of the Steri Stumpie Ambassador vibe, check out www.steristumpie.com.
For those of you not familiar with the awesome “Accoustic Comedy” set, The Brothers Streep, check ’em out right here (right now!).
Right, thats the background taken care of. Now onto the video, which is The Brothers Streep’s Steri Stumpie song. (I know! An awesome combination, right?!)
Watch it, you’ll be a better person for it.
Ag Pleez Deddy June 2, 2009Posted by baldricman in VOTD.
Tags: ag please daddy, ag pleez deddy, funny, jeremy taylor, song, south african, video, VOTD
Well I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic the past week or so, and also a little guilty for not updating my blog so regularly of late. So here’s a quick post which addresses both, I hope, sufficiently. My dad taught us this song when we (3 boys) were young, and I was delighted to be able to find a reasonable copy on YouYube. Take a listen!
For those of you who may be sensitive in this regard, please note that there is use of the dreaded “N-word”… I normally wouldn’t dream of posting something like that, but I believe everything needs to be taken in context: Firstly, the word is simply the first part of the name of a very popular type of sweet/candy at the time (“Ni****-balls), and to change the name (which has been attempted in many versions of this song) results in a distracting and meaningless line… But more importantly, this song, released in 1961 by the great Jeremy Taylor, is a very simple and innocent jab at the Afrikaaner accent (in English of course), vocabulary, mannerisms, and popular culture, and is rich in subtle reminders of my youth.
So, if you feel it inappropriate, rather don’t listen to the song… but for what it’s worth, I think you’ll be missing out… (oh ja, for more info, check out Jeremy’s website)
Eating Cereal, Michael Bay style April 7, 2009Posted by baldricman in VOTD.
Tags: cereal, funny, michael bay, transformers, video, VOTD, youtube
The most important meal of the day…. thanks Deems
It’s Business Time April 1, 2009Posted by baldricman in VOTD.
Tags: business time, flight of the conchords, funny, video, VOTD, youtube
My wife and I were tonight introduced to Flight of the Conchords, by two good friends of ours. Of course I’m fairly sure I’d heard of them before, but had never actually had the pleasure of listening to one of their songs. So, I was told to search for “Business Time” on youtube, and lo and behold, this is what I found:
This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever listened to, I highly recommend you check it out.
I think I’m converted already!