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The Late Night Shake Up: Jimmy, Jay, Dave, Jimmy, and Coco…

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A few years ago I had the chance to meet Jimmy Fallon, and he was an absolutely amazing person (also he had the softest hands I’d ever touched in my life, Seriously!). But below there is a clip of Jay and Jimmy having some funny during all of the confusion of figuring out what was next to come, and the other video is a part of the chaos after the announcement was made that Mr. Fallon would take over. For the last 20 years late night television has been a point of controversy, and the previous 30 years there was little doubt as to who the king of late night entertainment was – it was Johnny Carson. But now in this new age where there are a hundred times as many channels, and the nation is seemingly used to conflict we even end up with variety show battles between people who are all very funny and talented. This clip is proof that we’re dealing with professional comedians…

And here is the clip this morning from Morning Joe recapping all of the jokes on late night TV after the announcement.

And I decided that I want to include the clip from when I met David Letterman a couple of months ago. I know that he is not the focus of this story, but with the history of him getting snubbed for the Tonight Show I thought it was worth including.

GoogleTalks: Stephen Colbert – “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t”

On January 16, 2013 I had a ticket to attend The Colbert Report, and Stephen Colbert being one of my heroes I was completely ecstatic… I also somehow got a ticket at the last minute to go to a taping of Late Night with David Letterman, who is another one of my heroes, on the same night… Unbelievable I know! Well, Letterman tapes just before Colbert so I attempted to go to both, and sprint several blocks through New York City traffic to pull it off. On my voyage there were some exceptional highs, and surprising lows. I ended up getting to talk to David Letterman before the show, and he referenced me/my home town on the show, putting my face on TV. It was completely surreal, and whenever I play 2 truths and I lie from now on that will be one of my amazing truths. After leaving The Ed Sullivan theater (where the Beatles were first introduced to The United States!) I sprinted as fast as I could and was checked into the line to enter Mr. Colbert’s show. After talking with other patrons for about 10 minutes about how this was the best night of my life a few of us at the end of the line were approached by a nice young lady with an iPad who told us that they overbook to ensure a full audience, and that we would not be attending that nights show… It was tough news, and I was mildly devastated and simultaneously still elated from my Letterman experience. They promised me tickets for the next time I would be in town (hopefully soon), and I went on my way. I admire Stephen Colbert (the man, not the character) a great deal, and I can’t wait until the day when I hopefully get to meet him. Until then I’ll just have to watch YouTube videos like this. I really love watching him break character.

I don’t usually buy these history/satire books because I have a hard enough time following along when I’m reading for fun with less challenging material, but I plan to buy this book after hearing this talk. At this point I’m only debating between getting it on my kindle or getting a real book… I just don’t know if it is designed to sit down and just read straight through. Either way I’m buying it, and if you’ve already read the book I’d love to hear what you think.

 

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Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi

LIFE OF PI MOVIE SONG- TITLE SONG- TAMIL SONG- OPENING SONG – YouTube.

This song won best score at both the Golden Globes and the Oscar’s, and I have been listening to it in the background of working on repeat for a few days now…

Ellen On Gender Specific Pens

Ellen is pretty funny… Maybe she’s being a little bit hard on Bic, but I think she’s doing what she can do better than anyone – which is creating space for inclusiveness. I love that she tries to be so incredibly inclusive.

Imagine Playing iPad mini – YouTube

Imagine Playing iPad mini – YouTube.

I just watched the iPad Mini keynote, and I’m planning to post it when it hits YouTube, but until then here is a video of what it looks like.

Stephen Colbert 2011 Commencement Speech at Northwestern University – YouTube

Stephen Colbert 2011 Commencement Speech at Northwestern University – YouTube.

This speech is seriously amazing… This is exactly what I would want my commencement speech to be like.

 

Attack Ads, Circa 1800 – (Hilarious)

Attack Ads, Circa 1800 – YouTube.

With as much as everyone says that campaigns have only gotten nastier and nastier this is a pretty funny reality check… Not to say that I’m not disappointed in dishonesties in campaigns today.

Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold

Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold.

Have you heard people say that documentarians are not worth listening to because they are always so biased/liberal?… I have most definitely heard that, and I partially understand the fear behind it. Being a lover of documentaries/information, I find that I usually get frustrated when people say that they are unwilling to pay any attention to documentaries, or the few prolific people who seem to make the recognizable documentaries (of which there are not all that many) because they are just all biased I can’t help but think that this has to be one of the best smear campaigns of all time. To be fair I do think that there is somewhat of a liberal bias in the media, and that includes documentaries, but I don’t think that it’s exactly what a lot of people think. I find this bias to be correlated with viewership, and being “cool”, and being that the liberal side of the aisle seems to have a corner on the younger and cooler audience I think that they have a leg up on having media outlets looking to increase ratings by trying to be cooler. An example of this bias can be seen in comedy – quick name me as many conservative comedians as you can… Was it a pretty short list? I mean there are some libertarians in the world of comedy, and a lot of them, but they tend to be “liberal” on social issues, which is really the crux of the whole liberal slant in the media in my opinion, social issues that is.

Well anyways, Morgan Spurlock is the director, star, and mastermind of the world famous documentary Supersize Me, in which Morgan committed to eating McDonald’s for every single meal for 30 days. It was of course a sensation around the world when people got to see with their own eyes what they were sure to already know was true, McDonald’s was not healthy… I highly recommend watching Supersize Me, however, I come to you today with news of his newer venture, which has actually been out since the beginning of 2011, and it’s called “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold“. This documentary is attempting to start a discussion about the importance of transparency in advertising. His TEDtalk dumbs down the movie a lot, but I definitely recommend watching the movie as well as this video. Here is the trailer for the movie (which comically is an advertising spin for the movie), and below is the TEDtalk about the movie. I recommend watching both. Please feel free to give me some feedback on what you think about this post, I love the feedbacks.

 

 

Jon Hopkins – Private Universe

When I’m looking to calm my thoughts a often listen to music without lyrics so that I can clear my head and hear my own thoughts for a minute. The album that I’ve probably listened to most when I have been studying, or just trying to clear my head has been “Opalescent” by Jon Hopkins. This is one of my favorite songs from that album, it’s called “Private Universe”. Enjoy

P.S. I couldn’t find a version on SoundCloud without the intro, so feel free to skip it.

Greg Rutters Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless Youre a Loser or Old or Something

Greg Rutters Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless Youre a Loser or Old or Something

 

I thought that this was a pretty fun list, and I want to make sure that I’m not too serious all of the time on here. Enjoy 🙂

Greg Rutters Definitive List of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Unless Youre a Loser or Old or Something
(in no particular order)

01) grape stomp
02) charlie bit me
03) chocolate rain
04) dancing baby
05) post secret
06) charlie the unicorn
07) mentos and diet coke
08) numa numa
09) peanut butter jelly time
10) george lucas in love
11) you’re the man now dog
12) yatta
13) star wars kid
14) bubb rubb
15) the flying spaghetti monster
16) dramatic chipmunk
17) homestar runner
18) gi joe pork chop sandwiches
19) fail blog
20) skateboarding dog
21) all your base are belong to us
22) winnebago man
23) we like the moon
24) i can has cheezburger
25) barney vs. tupac
26) shining
27) cute overload
28) rick roll
29) lazy sunday
30) david after the dentist
31) powerthirst
32) christian the lion
33) bert and ernie rap
34) lady punch
35) leprechaun in alabama
36) where the hell is matt
37) boom goes the dynamite
38) breakdancing baby
39) drunk jeff goldblum
40) scarlet takes a tumble
41) susan boyle
42) gay mount everest
43) afro ninja
44) cop shoots himself in leg in classroom
45) tron guy
46) “leave britney alone”
47) laughing baby
48) i’m the juggernaut bitch
49) exploding whale
50) take on me the literal version
51) bill o’reilly flips out
52) don’t tase me bro
53) the landlord 
54) breakdancing baby kick
55) the pet penguin
56) ms. south carolina answers a question
57) i’m f*#king matt damon
58) will it blend
59) trololo
60) tom cruise kills oprah
61) little superstar
62) chad vader
63) pretty much everywhere it’s going to be hot
64) i like turtles
65) who needs a movie
66) jake e. lee shreds
67) hawaii chair
68) aussie party
69) hitler plans burning man
70) montgomery flea market
71) look at the horse
72) asian backstreet boys
73) leroy jenkins
74) pinky the cat
75) monkey sniffs finger
76) sneezing panda
77) prison inmates remake “thriller”
78) techno viking
79) ask a ninja
80) best man trips and ruins wedding
81) best wedding toast ever (amy’s song)
82) kitten surprise (how to break up a cat fight)
83) katana sword infomercial goes wrong
84) matrix ping pong
85) la pequena prohibida
86) angry german kid (translated)
87) evolution of dance
88) ok go “here it goes again”
89) battle at kruger (lions vs. buffalos vs. crocodiles)
90) daft hands
91) human beatbox
92) most t-shirts worn at once
93) zero g dog
94) cuppy cakes song
95) george washington
96) scary maze prank
97) double rainbow
98) tranquilized bear hits trampoline
99) reporter gets a fly in the mouth

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