Ferguson Is Burning

Ferguson

After a half-hearted attempt at garnering an indictment of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Ferguson’s law enforcement apparatus ended their facade of due process yesterday. Several days beforehand, Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri, no doubt having gathered that the state’s judicial system had no intention of punishing one of its own. And, so Wilson’s indictment was dropped, as the city prepared for more pressing matters — the inevitable protests, riots and carnage that was to follow. Read More »

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Odell Breaks the Internet

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Odell Beckham Jr, son of a track star and a football player, broke the internet tonight by making a physics-defying catch in the Giants-Cowboys Sunday Night NFL game. The fine-pointed concentration and preternatural feel it takes to complete the following action is Bruce Lee-like. It’s what legends are made of. And this kid is a rookie.

I like to watch this GIF with the John Williams Pandora channel running in the background for maximum epic-ness.

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The Human Show

In much the same spirit as Too Many Cooks, The Human Show takes a warm, fuzzy childhood trope and turns it into a walking nightmare. Congratulations are in order for Sethward Allison, and the other talented LA-area improvisors and clown-folk who assembled this skin-toned abomination.

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Too Many Cooks – A Tour De Force of 80s Sitcom Surrealism

Casper Kelly is the Salvador Dali of uncomfortably long 80s trope-fests.  His masterwork, Too Many Cooks, is a sewn together series of shorts that aired on stoner cartoon haven, Adult Swim.  The video’s references are vast, covering the gamut from Family Matters, The Brady Bunch, Married with Children, Step By Step, Law & Order, Battlestar Galactica, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, Thundercats and GI Joe.  The video is haunted by a serial killer who, as some reviewers have noted, bears a resemblance to Slavoj Zizek.  I will say no more, and simply allow Too Many Cooks to mindworm its way into your brain and lay eggs deep in your subconscious.

 

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Interstellar — A Journey To Nowhere

Interstellar

Having just returned from the Arclight Cinemadome, having watched Christopher Nolan’s three-hour love letter to Stanley Kubrick on a ghetto-IMAX 70mm screen, I am resisting the urge to tear it apart. After all:

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Bring Forth The Immortal Moles

Mole

Hello internet crickets and empty void. It is I, Russ. I would not be authoring this were it not for a mind-numbing, world-is-a-grapefruit-like coincidence of immense proportions. Via this three year old BBC News Health article, there is a going scientific theory that the number of moles you have can be an indicator of the length of your telomeres.

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A Month Before Festival De Cannes

On the 15th of May, film enthusiasts all over the world will once again convene in France to witness the annual Festival De Cannes. In its 66th season, expect an even better and more competitive festivity in the silver screen industry because it is the award winning Steven Spielberg himself who will spearhead the board of jury as president. It has also been confirmed that the French actress Audrey Tautou will do the honors of hosting both the opening and closing ceremonies of Festival De Cannes. Audrey Tautou stars alongside Michel Gondry and Romain Duris in the upcoming film Moon Indigo which is due to be released on the 24th of April.

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The End of An Emu

As you may have guessed from the silence around these parts – the emu-themed blog action has wound down to an end. I want to thank everyone who has followed the journey of this video-centric blog since its inception in January of 2009. The podcast won’t be affected by this change – it will still sling your usual doses of radio improvisational discussion-ness every now and again.

For those interested in video-related postings – you can follow me on Twitter, or check out my video favorites on Frequency.

Saving that, I give you Meppers the last video – as I toss this blog off the proverbial cliff. Enjoy, be well, and keep mepping.

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Twitter Pitcher

If you haven’t caught on – Rangers pitcher CJ Wilson is set to dominate not only the AL West, but the Twitterverse, as well.

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The First Follower

The unheralded maker of movements is wonderfully highlighted in this instructional piece.

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