Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lady Gaga - Telephone featuring Beyonce (Clean Version)

I've seen the 'dirty' and 'clean' versions of this video. And they are both weird. I'm putting the clean version here. The 'dirty' version is out there if you look for it. But here is Lady Gaga, doing her thing. This time with Beyonce! The song itself is kinda catchy. I like it! What do you think?

"Telephone" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga from her second studio album The Fame Monster, featuring American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles. Gaga originally wrote "Telephone" for Britney Spears; however, plans did not go through, and Gaga recorded the song herself, with Beyoncé as the featured vocalist. The main inspiration behind the song was Gaga's fear of suffocation. The lyrics portray the singer as preferring the dance floor, rather than answer her lover's phone calls. Gaga explained that the telephone addressed in the lyrics of the song, is in reality a person telling her to continue working harder. Musically, the song consists of an expanded bridge, verse-rap and an epilogue where the line is disconnected. Knowles appears in the middle of the song, singing the verses in a rapid-fire way, accompanied by double beats.
"Telephone" was appreciated by contemporary critics who frequently noted it as a stand-out track from The Fame Monster. The song charted in a number of countries due to digital sales, following the album's release, namely in United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Hungary and the United Kingdom; in the last territory, the song has reached the top of the charts. She performed an acoustic rendition of "Telephone" mixed with "Dance In The Dark" at the 2010 BRIT Awards in memory of Alexander McQueen. It was also added to the setlist of the European leg of The Monster Ball Tour.

Gaga explained that the music video is a continuation of the video for "Paparazzi", and is also shot as a short film. The video features Gaga in a prison, from where she gets bailed out by Beyoncé. They go to a diner where, after a series of events, they kill the guests having breakfast. It ends with Gaga and Beyoncé escaping from the police. Paying homage to Quentin Tarantino and his films Kill Bill (2003–2004) and Pulp Fiction (1994), the video was positively received by critics.

balancing 15 books on head, reciting pi to the 100th digit, and solving a rubik's cube.

Why not? :)

New Trailer for Robin Hood!

Here is the new trailer for Robin Hood! When I first heard that they were going back to do this again, I thought 'oh no, not again'. But after seeing the trailer, I'm very interested!

Here is the story from Wikipedia:

Robin Hood is an upcoming film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe. It is due for release on May 14, 2010.[2] The film began development in 2007 when Universal acquired a script entitled Nottingham, depicting a heroic Sheriff of Nottingham to be played by Crowe. Scott's dissatisfaction with the script led him to delay filming, and during 2008 it was rewritten into a story about Robin Hood becoming an outlaw, with the position of being Sheriff as part of the story. Scott dropped the latter notion and Nottingham was retitled to reflect the more traditional angle. The trailer was shown in front of Avatar and also in Sherlock Holmes.

It is late 12th century England and Sir Robin Longstride, Earl of Huntington, (Russell Crowe) has returned to his northern English village after fighting in the Third Crusade. Upon arrival, the nobleman and his servant discover the oppression caused by the new Sheriff of Nottingham (Matthew Macfadyen). Sir Robin uses his intelligence and military skills to free his home village from tyranny and corruption in England, by taking back what is rightfully his, and by taking back what rightfully is theirs, to restore justice and happiness to England. Robin must also win the affection of the recently widowed Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett) while leading his Merry Men of Sherwood Forest to victory and fairness. [3]

Monday, March 15, 2010

Behind the scenes of the new Predator Movie!

This is our first peek at Robert Rodriguez's new take on the Predator!! A sci-fi favorite for sure. I had hear rumors about the film. But after seeing this, I am very excited to see it!

Predators is an upcoming 2010 science fiction, action and horror film directed by Nimród Antal, and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Derek Mears. The film is a sequel to the 1987 film Predator. Producer Robert Rodriguez stated that he named the film "Predators" in relation to how the second film in the Alien franchise was called Aliens. The title Predators is intended to have a double meaning, in that it refers to both the film's alien creatures, as well as the group of humans that are going against them.[2]

The film follows a mercenary named Royce who is abducted by alien creatures known as the Predators. He is released onto an alien planet—which acts as a game reserve—along with seven other humans, who with the exception of a disgraced physician, are all cold-blooded killers consisting of mercenaries and convicts. Royce reluctantly leads the group of elite warriors as they come to realize they have been brought together to this planet as prey for a new breed of Predator.[3] While battling to survive against these creatures, they come across an American soldier known as Noland who was brought to the planet years ago as game, but has managed to survive by hiding from the Predators in a cave. Noland reveals that the Predators have been hunting humans by dropping them on this planet for many years. [4] A cameo appearance was also written in the script for Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch from the first film,[4] although ultimately he ended up not being involved[5].

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Secret Life of Coffee Filters!

Here's another one of those mysterious emails that goes around with free advice. I have no idea if these work or not. But it sounds like they would! Thanks Mom! :)

Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive...Coffee filters....Who knew?!

And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Stores for almost nothing; even the large ones.

Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.

Coffee filters make excellent covers.

Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome.

Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

Filter broken cork from wine.

If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

Protect a cast-iron skillet.

Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

Apply shoe polish.

Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

Recycle frying oil.

After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

Weigh chopped foods.

Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.

Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.

Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliqueing soft fabrics.

Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.

Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.

Oh yeah. . . .they're great to use in your coffee makers.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New TRON Legacy Trailer!!!!

OMG!! The new trailer is out for TRON Legacy! It looks amazing!

Here is the plot from Wikipedia:

Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidante (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

The orginial was one of my all time favorites. Can not wait for the new one!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ok Go!! This Too Shall Pass! Video

Ok Go is a weird band for sure. You just have to check out their videos to see that. But as weird as they are, they videos are just as great! Their newest is "This Too Shall Pass". I love the video and the title. (It's a family favorite that my Grandpa said all the time.)

But first, here is one of their biggest hits! Here It Goes Again. Very amazing piece of work...

And here is the latest! This Too Shall Pass! (I wonder how long it too them to set this up...)