Archive for August, 2006

Son Of A Preacher Man Video – Dusty Springfield

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I fell in love with ‘s the moment I heard it on the soundtrack. It’s one of the best soul pieces I’ve ever heard. Plus, you get watch the funky 60s television production values. The horns are great. From glamorousnothing at .

Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man Video:

NOVA: Curse of T. Rex

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

In a modern-day version of the between and , NOVA presents , a documentary about a legal battle between a commercial fossil dealer, a local tribal council, the feds and scientists over a T Rex find. Here’s the description from Google Video:

It’s one of the biggest, baddest dinosaurs of them
all, and it last stalked the earth 65 million years ago. But down in
the South Dakota Badlands,
it’s still raising a ruckus. There, at the base of a cliff on a Sioux
reservation ranch, a commercial fossil dealer has made the discovery of
a lifetime: a magnificent Tyrannosaurus rex fossil- the finest ever
found. The problem is, everybody wants a piece of it: The tribal
council. The Feds. The rancher. The lawyers. The scientists. After a
surprise FBI raid, a battle for custody raged on.

The ferocious fossil–dubbed ‘Sue’–gets shut up in a warehouse, while her finders face a
criminal trial and possible lock-up themselves. Head out west and join
the forces rallying to free Sue. Who will claim this $5 million
treasure? Can scientist hope to compete with the profiteers? Are fossil
rustlers jeopardizing the effort to document rare ancient bones? Will
this case cause a crackdown on poachers–who have long fed museum
collections around the world?

Arcade Video Games Animated Stop Motion Remix With Ordinary Household Objects…And Food

Friday, August 25th, 2006

This is wicked cool. is a fantastic stop-motion animation remix of such old skool arcade video game classics as , , , , , and was created by . The mashup uses muffins and cupcakes and watches and floor tiling and an old tooth and inscects and leaves and flowers and pizza and fried eggs to cleverly portray the games. :

Also check out PES’ hilarious but Not For Work Viewing, .

Mark Wahlberg Tries Out For Philadelphia Eagles In Invincible

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

opens tomorrow. They’re calling  it an inspiring true story and I guess it is in many ways but for me it’s the ultimate fantasy: To be able to try out for a professional football team. Damn! Wouldn’t that be cool?

The movie stars as , a season ticket holder who tried out for the 1976 team after then-rookie head coach announced he would have open tryouts. plays Vermeil and looks uncannily like the young coach.

In 1963 sports writer attended spring training with the and ran a few plays from scrimmage as a quarterback for the team during an exhibition game. Plimpton’s experiences resulted in the book and the movie it was based on, . The stories are obviously simliar but whereas Plimpton’s experience was simply material for a book, Vince Papale was seriously competing for a spot on the roster:

Interviews with Mark Whalberg & Greg Kinnear:

Skydiving With Turbine Engines Video

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

This guy actually skydives with turbine engines strapped to his feet. It looks like it could be fun if it didn’t look like such perfect way of burning your feet.

Madden 07 Video

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

is in stores today! Here’s a preview of what you can expect from the best sports video game ever:

Interviews With Madden 07 Developers:

The Mechanics Of Madden 07: