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Apparently All Hit Songs Use Just 4 Chords

27 Jun

Axis of Awesome, a comedy group from Australia, put together a compilation song of hits from years past that all sound the same. It’s incredible that all these songs can sound EXACTLY THE SAME. I’ll let the video do the rest:

Is anyone original anymore?

Kissing Vancouver Couple Remixed

16 Jun

By now, everyone has seen the famous photo of the kissing Vancouver couple from the riots last night (which is apparently a fake. UPDATE: Or it may not be! The plot thickens.) As Mashable pointed out, this picture is ripe for a meme. So let’s have at it, shall we?

Kissing Vancouver Couple riot

The original photo. Rich Lam/Getty Images

Sadaam statue falling vancouver kissing couple

It's a long way from Vancouver to Iraq.

Micael Jordan foul line dunk vancouver kissing couple

Hopefully they get out of the way in time.

Black panthers olympics vancouver kissing couple

Apparently they've got this time travel thing down.

Seen any others? Link to them in the comments, or post your ideas there.

Sitting Will Kill You

11 May

As a desk jockey, this infographic from Medical Billing and Coding (yep), by way of Mashable, worries me a bit. Basically, it says as a species, we are meant to be standing and active. Which is the opposite of what the majority of us are doing for most of the day. Do with this knowledge what you wish.  Click continue for the infographic. Continue reading

Exclusive! Osama bin Laden Death Photo

5 May

There’s been a lot of drama about the Osama bin Laden death photo, and the decision to not release it. A lot of good arguments have been made for and against the release of the photo. We’re not that kind of people, says the government. Like hell we aren’t, says a large portion of the country. Well, lucky for you, I have my own inside sources, and have obtained the photograph all you needy non-believers wanted to see. WARNING: It’s pretty graphic…

Osama bin Laden Death Photo Released

Ball’s in your court now skeptics. What say you?

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So, Osama bin Laden is Dead

2 May

Obama Osama meme

A few thoughts:

    • I was at the Phillies/Mets game last night when everyone found out. The USA chants gave me chills. It was an incredible moment to experience with 45,000 other people. I’ll never forget where I was, just like I’ll never forget watching the second tower come down. Obama said it best – justice has been served.
    • I feel like this was more of a symbol than anything. A very powerful symbol, but a symbol nonetheless. This does not mean that terrorism is over. Unfortunately, I think something awful could happen, as al Qaeda probably wants to send a message now more than ever.
    • Twitter is the most entertaining place around to find news. A great mix of facts and humor, I don’t know if I would have wanted to find out any other way. Check out some of the tweets coming down the line last night:

      There were definitely some good ones out there, along with the serious ones that, you know, conveyed real news. It was a show of unity on an unexpected front. Oh, and Jack Bauer was trending, so that was fun. Here are some newspaper headlines, gathered by Mashable for you old media types. Some good ones in there, as well.

    • Celebrating Osama’s death DOES NOT make us the same as the terrorists who celebrate innocent lives being lost. One major difference stands out: they were celebrating over 3,000 civilians being killed. We’re celebrating one mass murderer being killed.
    • I really, really hope this means that my friends, and all the troops overseas, can start coming home – and stop being sent back over there. Thank you for your service. 
It’s going to be very interesting to see what this turns into, especially with how much information we recovered from his home and the Pakistan government drama. I’m excited as to what this event could mean, but also wary of what it may bring upon us. So, where were you when you found out the news?

Luck, Picks and the Jersey Shore

8 Jan

Here’s how bad things have gotten in Carolina: after finishing 2-14 and being awarded the top pick in the draft, they declared they would take Andrew Luck. Hearing this, Andrew luck decided he would be better off returning to Stanford. I can’t say that I blame him, I even said that the Panthers made the decision for him.

http://twitter.com/#!/andrewensminger/status/22691154789142528

The kicker is, Jim Harbaugh, Luck’s coach at Stanford, (and probably a factor in Luck’s decision), decided he was going to bolt to the NFL. I really don’t have a comment, other than what a douche. Way to leave the guy who in all likelihood got you that NFL head coaching gig out to dry. This year he’s slated to go #1; next year with a new coach/offensive system, his stock could slide. Yes, it’s a risk Luck took not declaring for the draft, but still, what a jerk move. Rome would be proud. Yes, I’m all over them this year. #fanboy

Quick picks for this weekend, before the games get started, my pick in bold:

Saints at Seahawks – The Seahawks are awful, just awful. It’s embarrassing that they got into the playoffs at 7-9, but what may be more embarrassing is that no one in that division was better.

Jets at Colts – The Colts should play the entire game barefoot to distract Sexy Rexy.

Ravens at Chiefs – Any money Matt Cassell gets should be split 50-50 with Brandon Pollard. Oh, and **** you Pollard. #stillbitter

Packers at Eagles - Supposed to be a windy one in Philly tomorrow night, but if anyone can throw a ball that cuts through the wind, it’s Vick. If throwing isn’t an option, I hear Vick is a pretty good choice to run it, too.

Caught the first episode of Jersey Shore (guilty pleasure), and wow, did this season go downhill fast. Faster than usual, at least. Normally it’s a couple episodes before dissent among the ranks turns everything hostile, but right off the bat this season it’s out of control. A few thoughts: New Girl sucks, Sammi was completely within her right to laugh at New Girl, Situation will be spending a lot of time in the smush room (but not getting laid), and Pauly D remains the man.

Youtubesday

16 Jun

A few quick videos this Youtubesday, since this is my second post today and all. First up, let’s combine the last two weeks themes – legos and soccer – for a rather funny rendition of the goals scored in this weekend’s US/England game.

What was Lady Gaga’s plan for getting famous? Glad you asked!

And the most recent episode of the Philip DeFranco show. He’s just a guy who got YouTube famous by posting himself talking about current events, some that matter, some that don’t. It could be considered NSFW if that matters to you, so you’ve been warned. He’s an entertaining fella, and worth a follow.

Follow me on Twitter @andrewensminger.

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