Thursday Top 5+1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN0q8SvlQAk]

Google 411
It’s free. The pizza’s not.

The Modern San Franciscan
By local artist Mike Giant. [via MissionMission]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJKYyM8nfMQ]

“Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)” by Jedward, featuring Vanilla Ice
These two young guys were apparently controversial participants on “X Factor,” one of those TV talent competitions. As I never watch those things, I hadn’t heard of them until this music video hit my radar. It’s actually a pretty good performance/mash-up/parody, for what it is. Inviting the real Vanilla Ice to appear in a version of the song that was so controversial*, and which practically ended his musical career, was a stroke of sheer genius, and kudos to him for taking it on with a bit of self-mockery.

* If you’ve been paying the least bit of attention for the past 20 years, you know that Vanilla Ice’s song was slammed for sampling/ripping off the 1981 Queen and David Bowie hit single “Under Pressure.” Sadly, the Wikipedia article on Jedward’s song did not mention this.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgms2iIPJPI]

Council of Responsible Advertisers Promoting Accepted Digital Solutions
“Rich media can literally kill you.”

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9679622&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

The Sandpit
Cool tilt-shift video. [via Jenny]

You’ve been Yelped!
Great article from Inc. magazine on the power and peril of Yelp.com.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*
*