Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Pig of Death : Vodcast Episode #1

This week on Episode #1 of The Pig of Death Vodcast (video podcast, for those who need a translation):

1) The Autistic Basketball Star and why his coach and teammates must be denser than week-old kneidlach,

2) Tiki Bar TV and why I am a die-hard subscriber,

3) The Urban Ninjas and how they flip out and... well, flip out!

4) Joti vs. Chassid -- hipster madness in Park Slope.

5) Y-Love -- English/Hebrew/Aramaic/Arabic/Yiddish hip hop performed by an African-American yeshiva buchur (hat-tip to Jewschool for the above two).

6) Grinning Evil Death -- a nostalgic segment from Liquid Television, circa 1991.

(P.S. If Chazarmaveth doesn't drop dead of exasperation before the third of these vodcasts has been completed, you will be able to subscribe to The Pig of Death vodcast on iTunes! Now doesn't that sound worth it all?!?)

(P.P.S. I know, I know, I KNOW, it's not really a "vodcast" if'n unless you can download the MP4 to your video iPod... which leads me to my next post-script...)

(P.P.P.S. Anyone know of some good, cheap-ish, high-bandwidth video hosting for hire (Google Video and YouTube excluded, since their encoding and file downloads suck)? Please leave a comment here!)

Stay tuned, my sucklings!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Skating Without Boards...

YouTube rules. That's all I have to say. The age of television is officially over. Sorry to be the one to tell ya.

Oh, and if you don't believe me, just click here, biatch.

Yup... just what I thought.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Glad I Don't Have *That* Job...

Hey, sweatshops aren't just for Southeast Asia anymore!

Check this article about how Netflix does what it does. Be sure to watch the accompanying video!

Actually, they may not be a sweatshop. Who knows what kinds of salaries and benefits their employees get. But hell, how much could it be? And who could handle such a job?

I always presumed that Netflix had created envelope-stuffing robots to do that stuff. Guess I was wrong.

The McDonalds Videogame

I really loved Super Size Me, not just for its incredibly important message, but for the way its creator managed to maintain such goofy spontaneity amidst the eminently apocalyptic milleu that his film painted. Sometimes, when you realize that there's not much you can do about impending worldwide environmental/health disaster, you've just gotta chuckle.

Well, get ready for Super Size Me, the Flash videogame. Like McDonalds itself, it's fun, addictive and depressing, all at the same time.

(Thanks to dubski at Digg.com for this one.)