Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Soothing new Iron & Wine.  I like.

New B.o.B track "Fuck the Money"

New Sia video for "I'm In Here."  One of her more "Breathe Me"-esque tracks on her dancey album We Are Born.

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Video for his gf.

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Hadn't heard about this viral sensation until I saw it on Nightline.  Turf dancing.

And Les Twins from France.

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New T.I. featuring Christina Aguilera- "Castle Walls."  My first impression- not as good as "Love the Way you Lie" or "Airplanes."  What do you think?  

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Can't believe I missed this.  This is the group I need to join.  The Young Americans perform at the Macy's Parade as penguins.

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Controversial Orangina commercials in France would definitely not be shown here in the US.  Despite featuring furry animals.

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So true.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

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Daddy... I'm four.  Cute.

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A couple more... Target ads


Thursday, November 25, 2010

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Happy 50th Animated Picture Disney!  How many have you seen?

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Hip Gnome!

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The era of "Oprah's Favorite Things" has come to an end.  I will tell my kids about it.  And they won't believe me.  Then I will show them clips.

For me it's not all about the audience reactions... but Oprah

And of course there's audience reactions too

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The Jezabels are a 4 person band from Australia.  They toured with Tegan and Sara earlier this year and played CMJ in NY recently.  Got some good buzz.
The Jezabels- "Easy to Love" 


Florence and the Machine has been getting a lot of hype lately.  Here's her cover of "I Don't Wanna Know" by Mario Winans.

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Storytime!  Grandma reads Kanye West's tweets

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Remember when I told you to listen to this band, The Naked and Famous?  Well, I'm giving you a second shot with this awesome KCRW performance.  They sound great live and I'm predicting great things for this New Zealand band.  Awesome-ness.
"Young Blood"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Target lady prepares for Black Friday.  Know anyone like this?

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Cookie Monster auditions to host SNL

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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SNL- Anne Hathaway and Florence and the Machine
Not a bad night.

Wizard of Oz's Deleted Scenes

Penelope at the Soup Kitchen

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One Old, One New
(Electronic Music Version)

Old  Pictureplane-"Goth Star"
New  Baths-"Aminals"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Is this what heaven's like?

Oprah's Favorite Things 2010
Uploaded by TheDlisted. - Classic TV and last night's shows, online.

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Indonesian man looks like Obama

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for the lazy children

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Sufjan Stevens on Fallon performing "Too Much"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Japan's ultra-tiny homes are the size of a parking space. And not cheap.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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I'm still very fond of B.o.B's debut record "The Adventures of Bobby Ray" released earlier this year.  One of my favorite tracks is this one.  Many have used this gravity-defying camera technique (me included) but B.o.B does a decent job here.  So watch, but at the very least, listen.

B.o.B- "Don't Let Me Fall"

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Mike Tompkins helps the Today Show hosts sing "Dynamite."  A little auto-tune was used.  Pretty funny when they make Ann and Meredith sing low notes.


Here's Mike Tompkins doing "Teenage Dream/Just the Way You Are"

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4 year old's Dora the Explorer story

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Monday, November 15, 2010

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Blender posted Top Rock Stars Falling Off Stage.  It's kinda mean, but it's also kinda funny.  Here's my favs.  Don't you dare tell me that you don't chuckle a little.

Pink- when the signal's given, do not launch

Beyonce- you might be dizzy after swinging hair back and forth

Steven Tyler- when band members nudge you off stage, get even

Steven Tyler again- maybe you weren't pushed the first time

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Tina Fey does a little stand-up as she gets the Mark Twain Award.  

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Time to revisit our meme friend, Hipster Kitty

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This is crazy cool.  Divers swim with a billion of sardines.  Is it still considered a "school" of fish?  Or more like a "university" of fish now?

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So this is Ke$ha in 9th grade?  Huh.  Okay, let's move on.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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One old, One new.

Old- Beirut's "Nantes" The American band Beirut makes me feel like I'm in Europe.  His voice just has that feel to it.  Right?

New- jj's "Let Them" They might be the coolest Swedish hip-hop duo ever.  And the only.  Here they sample Akon effortlessly.  Awesome.

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SNL- Scarlett Johansson with Arcade Fire 

Manuel Ortiz Show- How long have they been doing this one?  I still think about Betty White's "twist."  Still makes me laugh.


Hollywood Dish- Another old one, but a decent attempt here.  Yeah, Kristin Wigg!

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No Derek or Alexis cameos in the new Sleigh Bells video for "Riot Rhythm."  It's kinda Karate Kid meets Tarantino.  Still waiting for my favs...

Sleigh Bells "Riot Rhythm" from Bo Mirosseni on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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Pretty sweet animated music videos from a Japanese artist.

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Buy this drink for me and I'll try it.
 

and this:)

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Cat box experiment.  Amusing.

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There are 60,000 words in the English language.  We only use 7,000 words 90% of the time.  That's why each year, hundreds of words are dropped out of the English language.  Oxford Dictionary would like us to save the words!

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I'm glad the bat suit has gotten more masculine over the years.
via
 1. Lewis Wilson (Batman, 1943)
2. Robert Lowery (Batman & Robin, 1949)
3. Adam West (Batman, 1966-1968)
4. Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns, 1989 - 1992)
5. Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm, Justice League, Batman Beyond & Batman video game series 1992 - Current)
6. Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, 1995)
7. George Clooney (Batman & Robin, 1998)
8. Bruce Thomas (Batman Onstar Commercials, Birds Of Prey, 2000-2002)

9. Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, 2005 - 2012)

The Joker has pretty much been consistently creepy.
 1. Conrad Veidt (The Man Who Laughs, film, 1928 - inspiration for The Joker)
2. Cesar Romero (Batman, TV series, 1966-1968)
3. Jack Nicholson (Batman, film, 1989)
4. Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm, Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker, Birds Of Prey, Batman: Arkham Asylum/Arkham City 1992-2010)
5. Curtis Armstong (Batman OnStar Commercial, 2000)
6. Roger Stoneburner (Birds Of Prey, TV series, 2002 - voice dubbed by Mark Hamill)
7. Andrew Koenig (Batman: Dead End, short film, 2003)
8. Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, cartoon, 2004-2008)
9. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight, film, 2008)

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Rock on.  What's next?

Friday, November 12, 2010

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For some reason this song reminds me of Rihanna in Shy Ronnie.  Here's the video for "What's My Name?" featuring Drake.

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On Hip Gnome's Xmas List: Teacup Piggies (and it better come with a limo)


Ellen looks genuinely scared as she crouches down in safety (00:46)
 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Flock of flamingos make a flamingo shape!  Wow.  Isn't nature amazing?

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Typography movie scenes, remember these?

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Jersey Shore: the Silent Film


Something a burglar would not want to see when he breaks into a house...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Wow, a giant monkey made of flip flops.

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I know you were thinking, I wonder what it would sound like if Reba sang Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy."  Well now you know.

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Tina Fey is getting the Mark Twain Prize for comedy.  Well deserved.

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This J-pop star has a lot of fans.  She sells out concerts in Japan.  Except she's an avatar and her voice is completely synthesized.  So kind of like Gorrilaz, but not.  Kind of weird?

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Anne Hathaway's favorite song of ALL time?  Well, she couldn't commit, but I like her pick anyways.  Jake Gyllenhaal's pick?  "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Hysteric (acoustic version)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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American folk rock is alive and well... check out the following bands!

Dawes- When My Time Comes


Dry the River- History Book

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OK Go just wasted a lot of toast on its new music video.

Last Leaf

OK Go | Myspace Music Videos

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She samples Avril!  Rihanna's album is going to be awesome.  I'm not being sarcastic, I love Avril.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

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Cee-Lo Green covers KoL's "Radioactive"


Example covers Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream"

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Wow, this type of art takes A LOT OF PATIENCE

Kim Rugg from Cool Hunting on Vimeo.

Cute story about a sandwich

The Sandwich Movie from Sean Christensen on Vimeo.

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Haha, parabola

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"Kids React to Viral Videos" gives us some perspective on society, i guess.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Haha, love this story.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

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This is from Thailand's Safari World- Tightrope walking elephants

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This has happened to me once while playing Hangman

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Jukebox the Ghost

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I'll admit, I enjoy Kanye's music videos.

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I thought they did this 10 years ago.

Friday, November 5, 2010

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New Duffy sounds like the next "Mercy"

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BSB REWIND (and some balding)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

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This is a long but interesting discussion for any movie buffs out there.  Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Helena Bonham Carter, Amy Adams, and Hilary Swank have a round table discussion about being an actress.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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WWE Wrestlers don't like secret words.  Or Pee Wee's cousin.

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If you prefer to hear more Rihanna and much less Eminem, listen to "Love the Way You Lie (Part 2)"

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Huh, looks easy.
Was this my mom?

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Poor Carlton didn't know what to do.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Does 10-year-old Willow Smith (Will Smith's daughter) sing better than Rihanna?  She cranks out a little "Only Girl in the World" before doing her (what I like to call) "whip lash" song.

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Guess the band names!
ANSWERS HERE

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Some weird images in Pink's new video for "Raise Your Glass"

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Band You Should Hear: Bear Hands
They're from Brooklyn and went to Wesleyan with Andrew and Ben of MGMT (and even toured with them) but their sound is not quite the same as MGMT.  They're more of a funk-punk indie band with less electronic influence than MGMT.  Think Modest Mouse + Vampire Weekend.  I like them and you will too.  Enjoy!
Bear Hands - Crime Pays - thepopsucker.blogspot.com by the Pop Sucker

Monday, November 1, 2010

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Wow, I thought this was just an SNL sketch: Tiny Hats

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New Matt & Kim sounds fantastically fun.  Album released tomorrow and I. am. excited.
Matt & Kim - Block After Block by smithblogsatlanta