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Video |Ken Block-pro racer allowed to go nuts on San Francisco streets

A highly skilled and crazed racing car driver is cut loose on the streets of San Francisco and allowed to perform a lot of fun and insane driving. High quality filming.

Ken-Block's-gymkhana-five-ultimate-urban-playground-San-Francisco-racing-video,-TKen Block has officially released Gymkhana 5. This time he has unleashed his 650-horsepower Ford Fiesta on the quiet streets of San Francisco. How’s that for an impressive venue? Cleared of traffic, the hilly terrain makes for a perfect playground. The video spends plenty of time getting up close and personal with the city’s famous trolleys before moving to the Port of San Francisco. There’s also an impressive bit of hot shoeing on a barge in the bay as well. This time, Block has brought along a special friend to help him send tires to their smoky graves.

Travis Pastrana has hopped on a bike for the first time since his massive crash at the X Games a year ago, and the two proceed to craft a mechanized ballet for everyone to enjoy. That’s cool and all, but we enjoyed watching Block vault the Fiesta for some serious air time. Check out the video for yourself. It’s ten minutes of insanity.

youtube video of pro racer driving on San Franciso streets at high speeds

youtube video of pro racer driving on San Franciso streets at high speeds

Apps | Viddy – the Twitter for videos is a life-streaming movie studio on the go

Viddy is a smart phone app for editing and sharing mobile videos. This app is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share short videos with the world.

By Andrea Chang

During a recent appearance on the “Today”show, Justin Bieber was helping co-host Matt Lauer get up to date on the latest technology.

“All you need to get is a Viddy account,” the teen pop sensation said.

“A what?”

“Viddy. It’s like a new app. It’s dope.”

Video tutorial for Viddy – funny youtube video clip

Bieber is not the only one singing its praises. Called the Twitter for videos, Viddy has quickly amassed 38 million users since its launch just 16 months ago. Users shoot short video snippets, known as “viddys,” and upload them from their iPhones and other mobile devices for their followers to watch. Like tweets, viddys capture everyday moments, with one caveat: They have to be 15 seconds or shorter.    Continue reading »

Podcasts | Dana Gould Hour – creative and funny comedian podcast

I’ve listened to plenty of podcasts by comedians and the “Dana Gould Hour” is the funniest, most creative and the best produced one out there.

I’ve enjoyed Dana Gould as a standup comedian for a long time, going back over 20 years when I lived in San Francisco and witnessed several of his shows. His routines were a fine mix of silliness and intelligence. Although I didn’t realize it until I started doing research for this post, it turns out I’ve also enjoyed his writing for years. He has written many episodes for “The Simpsons”.

The Dana Gould Hour podcast episode

How my dad got his teeth kicked out and other tales of manliness! Marine bootcamp, Dirty Harry, Two Guys From Boston and an ode to The Wolfman. Rob Cohen, John Ennis, Eddie pepitone, Lou Schneider, Joel Stein. 

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The Dana Gould Comedy Hour – By Sam Webb

Dana Gould was and remains one of the leading lights of the ‘alternative comedy movement.’ And finally, having calmly and stoically assessed the scene, finally launched his own podcast back in February and praise be, as he emboldens the standard podcast format, hosting a show bristling with ideas, strange stories of yore and two men from Boston. Each episode lasts around about an hour, is broadcast fortnightly and brings with it mirth and brightness to spare.

Video Dana Gould stand-up comedy on Conan

The bedrock of each show follows the familiar podcast trope of ‘three white guys talkin’ but brings with it a vibrancy, elegance and intelligence that really sets it apart from competitors. This is as much down to the individual and collaborative skills of the guest collective, so far including such luminaries as Eddie Pepitone and Matt Weinhold, as it is to the topics they discuss, which are as inviting as they are expansive.  Continue reading »

Video | Top 10 funniest Curb Your Enthusiasm scenes

Here is a very funny compilation of the Top 10 funniest “Curb Your Enthusiasm” scenes to hold over Larry David fans until/if a new season starts.

The plots and subplots of the episodes are established in an outline written by David and the dialogue is largely improvised by the actors themselves. Much like Seinfeld, the subject matter in Curb Your Enthusiasm often involves the minutiae of daily life, and plots often revolve around Larry David’s many faux pas, and his problems with certain social conventions and expectations, as well as his annoyance with other people’s behavior. The character has a hard time letting such annoyances go unexpressed, which leads him often into awkward situations.

Top 10 Curb Your Enthusiasm episode scenes

Top Ten funniest scenes - Larry_David_& JB Smoove in_Curb_Your_Enthusiasm tv show

Top Ten funniest scenes – Larry_David_& JB Smoove in_Curb_Your_Enthusiasm tv show

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. As of 2011, it has completed 80 episodes over eight seasons. The series was created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The series follows David in his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles and later New York City. Also starring are Cheryl Hines as David’s wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David’s manager Jeff, and Susie Essman as Jeff’s wife Susie. Curb Your Enthusiasm often features guest stars, and many of these appearances are by celebrities playing versions of themselves fictionalized to varying degrees. Continue reading »

Video | “Back to Water” ethereal video explores beauty in liquid form

Moody and ethereal video explores beauty in liquid form.

I don’t normally show commercials, but this epic, one-minute video created for Tribord, the French board sport company, is a valid exception to the rule. Produced by Fred & Farid Paris, the video offers proof that a powerful story can be told with strong visuals and a simple soundtrack.

Shot on location in Bali, “Back to Water” features a stunning woman diving, paddling and swimming in the sea, a lone figure in the ocean’s vast expanse.

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TRIBORD | BACK TO WATER | 60 SECONDS from Fred & Farid Group on Vimeo.

Video | Top 10 Biggest and Best Jumps Ever

Get ready to be amazed by this range of insane and/or gutsy moves by humans defying gravity.

Video-of-Top-10-Biggest-and-Best-Jumps-Ever, crazy, funny

Video-of-Top-10-Biggest-and-Best-Jumps-Ever, crazy, funny

Included is Joseph Kittinger, the first man to reach the speed of sound without an aircraft. This video features outrageous ski jumps, insanely long motor cross jumps, soaring base jumping meters from cliff faces, stupidly high dives into water and the biggest sky dive of all time. A lot of crazy-funny and breathtaking stuff here.

Top 10 biggest and best jumps ever crazy funny video

Video | “10 Bets You Will Always Win” – easy tricks to guarantee winning bar bets

Easy to follow video shows a few tricks to impress your friends, and maybe even put cash in your pocket.

A funny video demonstrating how to win bar bets with 10 easy tricks.

A funny video demonstrating how to win bar bets with 10 easy tricks.

The summer is a good time for get-togethers with friends and family. This viral video, “10 Bets You Will Always Win” , shows you a few tricks that can impress your friends, and maybe even put some cash in your pocket. It easily demonstrates ten different ways you can pretty much guarantee a win when it comes to bar bets and wagers. Although if you attempt trick #10, don’t be surprised if you get two drinks thrown at you. This video is pretty funny in the way it addresses the flaws in human nature.

This video comes to us from Brit psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman, who has published in some of the world’s leading academic journals, had his best-selling books translated into over 30 languages, presented keynote addresses at Microsoft and Google, created YouTube videos that have received over 30 millions views,  and was recently listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live.

Video showing ten tricks to win bets

Video | Top 10 funny laughing babies – instant stress relief

When stress levels rise, try a few seconds of these funny babes for instant relief. This is the best video compilation of laughing babies that I’ve ever seen. Hilarious top 10 baby clips. If you don’t crack a smile watching these wonderful kids, check your pulse.  Enjoy!

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips, four babies

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips, four babies

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips

Top-Ten-Funny laughing babies in humorous youtube video clips

Podcasts | Marc Maron’s WTF – thoughtful, talented comedian interviews other comedians

I’ve enjoyed over 100 of Marc Maron’s WTF podcasts. This smart comedian has a talent for coaxing surprisingly revealing and interesting things from his comedic guests which results in excellent and unique interviews not usually obtained by others.

Here’s what Jonah Weiner of Rolling Stone wrote: Acid-tongued, rage-prone satirist Marc Maron has been a stand-up-circuit fixture since the Eighties, hosting Comedy Central shows and befriending guys like Judd Apatow and Conan O’Brien along the way.

WTF podcast Marc Maron comedian photo

WTF podcast by Marc Maron comedian

But his new podcast, “WTF,” may be his greatest achievement yet: a series of unvarnished shit-shoots with comedians that move from laugh-geek joke anatomy to quasi-therapeutic venting. Louis C.K. wept during his epic two-part interview. “The podcast began in desperation,” Maron says.

“I was broke, in the middle of a divorce, and I decided I needed to talk to my peers.” Maron’s guests range from comedians’ comedians like Todd Barry to hip young acts like Aziz Ansari to megastars like Ben Stiller.

The podcast has been good for his career — fans in the industry have approached him about developing other projects — but Maron says that’s just a happy byproduct. “I’m doing exactly what I want to do,” he says. “That’s rare.”

WTF podcast episode – Chris Rock talks about early days with Eddie Murphy

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Podcasts | The Tobolowsky Files – legendary character actor shares his stories about life, love, and showbiz

In The Tobolowsky Files podcast, legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky shares a series of short stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry.

The Tobolowsky Files podcastI listened to podcast number one a few months ago and became addicted before it concluded. In the next few weeks, I had no choice but to feed my addiction and I consumed all 51 episodes one after another.

His stories are funny, profound, and moving. In his lifetime, Tobolowsky has had some pretty wild and crazy adventures, not to mention the fact that he’s worked with directors like Paul Verhoeven, Harold Ramis, Christopher Nolan and Spike Jonze, just to name a few.

The Tobolowsky Files podcast episode

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Telling Stories: Why You Should Be Listening To “The Tobolowsky Files” by Linda Holmes

Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party still, The Tobolowsky Files podcast

Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party still, The Tobolowsky Files podcast

Telling stories seems like such an easy thing to do. Everybody has them, after all, and everybody can open up and start talking. We tell each other stories every day — someone sees you with a Band-Aid on your finger and you say, “I cut myself slicing a potato.”

That might be why people who are Storytellers, deserving of a capital S even if it’s technically improper to supply one, are not as celebrated as people who write novels or play the violin.

But a truly great storyteller is the farthest thing from mundane; that person is a profound pleasure. And Stephen Tobolowsky is a truly great storyteller.    Continue reading »

Podcasts | Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show – the planet’s best talk show ain’t on TV

With no time or language or commercial restrictions to hold it back, KEVIN POLLAK’S CHAT SHOW has blasted off into the stratosphere to become the planet’s best talk show.

KEVIN POLLAK’S CHAT SHOW Jon HammKevin Pollak’s Chat Show, in my humble opinion, is the planet’s best talk show. Since this podcast has no time or language or commercial restrictions, Pollak is free to do and say any damn thing he wants to and he does. To high quality, funny and unique effects.

I’ve gathered some tasty samples of his podcast featuring Jon Hamm, Tom Hanks, Larry David,  Dana Carvey, Alan Arkin and others below.

Pollak is quite a talented stand-up comedian and I’ve enjoyed his act for over 30 years going back to his early days in San Francisco where I used to live.

Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show podcast episode – Jon Hamm

Over the past two decades, he has appeared in over fifty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. Kevin pollak chat show

You might remember his strong role going head to head with Jack Nicholson in A FEW GOOD MEN.    Continue reading »

Video | OK GO – stupendous & artsy Rube Goldberg machine “performs” w band

Ok Go, and arts group Syyn Labs, build the most stupendous and creative Rube Goldberg machine ever and synch its “performance” to a great song.

The band, OK Go, and an LA based arts and technology collective, Syyn Labs, collaborate and build the most gigantic and elaborate Rube Goldberg machine I’ve ever seen or imagined. This is quite a fascinating and visually arresting music video.

The video was filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Syyn Labs over the course of several months.

video of OK GO performance art Rube Goldberg machine

Check out Dylan Tweney’s excellent article about the music video project for WIRED magazine…

How OK Go’s Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine Was Built  By Dylan Tweney

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