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Watch Two Guys in Jet Packs Fly Over Dubai

13 May

Welcome to the new extreme: watch Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet as they explore the limits of Dubai…with jet packs. It’s kind of like Top Gun meets The Jetsons with a dash of Michael Bay.

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The Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2013

11 Dec

YouTube has revealed its list of the most watched videos of 2013. As the official YouTube blog states:

As 2013 comes to a close, these are some of the videos, channels and moments that shaped our year. While each annual list is unpredictable (what’s up, Mr. Miley Cyrus impersonator), trending videos just get bigger each year. And with 80 percent of all views on YouTube coming from outside the U.S., the global community is driving pop culture unlike ever before.

Scope the list of most popular trending videos and most popular music videos below:

Top Trending Videos for 2013
1. Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by tvnorge
2. “Harlem Shake (original army edition)” by kennethaakonsen
3. “How Animals Eat Their Food” | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
4. “Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)” by SteveKardynal
5. “baby&me / the new evian film” by EvianBabies
6. Volvo Trucks – “The Epic Split feat. Van Damme” by VolvoTrucks
7. “YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)” by thelonelyisland
8. “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” by CarrieNYC
9. “THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading” by BadLipReading
10. “Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2” by ERB

Top Music Videos for 2013
1. PSY – “GENTLEMAN M/V” by officialpsy
2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” by MileyCyrusVEVO
3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” by MileyCyrusVEVO
4. Katy Perry – “Roar (Official)” by KatyPerryVEVO
5. P!nk – “Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess” by PinkVEVO
6. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell” by RobinThickeVEVO
7. Rihanna – “Stay ft. Mikky Ekko” by RihannaVEVO
8. Naughty Boy – “La La La ft. Sam Smith” by NaughtyBoyVEVO
9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It” by SelenaGomezVEVO
10. Avicii – “Wake Me Up (Official Video)” by AviciiOfficialVEVO

Was 2013 The Year of The Hipster…Again?

5 Dec

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Kate Stoeffel over at The Cut notes that Tumblr has published their inaugural report of the Year in Review, defining the trends of 2013 by which hashtags were the most reblogged. According to Tumblr, the most popular fashion trend of 2013 is #hipster.

As Stoeffel notes in her piece, the use of hashtags on Tumblr (or Instagram for that matter) are a dubious indicator of relevance. Millennials use hashtags in the same manner that Brick Tamland uses the word “love” in the movie Anchorman: they apply them to anything. But, hey, #yolo, right?!

But “hipster”? Really? This seems like Groundhog Day. Says Stoeffel:

The persistence of#hipster might be the most perplexing 2013 trend, if only because the term is so seldom used within the fashion industry.

The long tyranny of hipster could support the thesis that the term has become so relative as to be meaningless — less a style than an accusation of trying too hard, lobbed by people who consider themselves above such effort. Which would suggest Tumblr’s been overrun by poseurs — no self-respecting hipster would use the #hipster hashtag.

Personally, I think it’s now safe to take “hipster” out of the term “hipster culture”. It’s just “culture” now. We’ve reached peak hipster. Calling someone a hipster is the pop-cultural equivalent of calling a pen a “biro”. Revel in your artisan coffee, your organic produce and your creative facial hair. I hope in 2014 the hashtagging bloggers and commentariat can just let it be and leave the labels at the door. #YeahRight

The Chatroulette Version of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (AKA Why We Invented the Internet)

27 Nov

Thank you Internet, thank you.

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ Recorded In Space On The International Space Station

13 May

Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut on board the International Space Station, cut this version of David Bowie’s classic, ‘Space Oddity’. Just brilliant!

A Modern Teenager Interprets Classic Art

9 May

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[via Pleated Jeans]

Watch 10,000 iPhones Fall Like Dominoes

21 Apr

Watch 10,000 iPhones falling neatly in patterns like a set of dominoes. For reals.

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