Okay. The "best thing" might be an exaggeration.
And "all damn week" incorrectly implies the very latest things.
So: Here's some neat stuff I stumbled across at some point.
Salvador Dal was renowned as a painter of the surreal and a grower of dangerous mustaches But he also designed four covers for Vogue magazine. The issues came out in 1938, 1944, 1946 (the Christmas issue), and 1971. They look how you'd expect them to look I suppose. If you were to expect that Dali was doing magazine covers. Pretty amazing.
"Better" by the lil boat was my song of the summer. Last summer.
But songs of the summer never die. They're immortal. They're also usually accompanied by kind of silly and/or skanky videos. I can't fix that. It always could always be better...
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
If you want to make a bunch of guys in matching lycra look like nerd-ass goofballs, go like this guy.
Radio station Power 106 in LA has been inviting rappers to rap the children's book LLama Llama Red Pajama. I watched them all so you don't have to.
As old guys go, I'm on board with a lot of the rap that's bubbling these days (aka mumble/soundcloud rap, aka kids with red dreads and "Lil" in their name). But when it comes to Llama Llama, none of them kids can hold a candle to Ludacris who crushes it.
"This is a song about an old Welsh witch," says Stevie.
"Holy moly," says me.
There's been some advertising prepared for your enjoyment.
Colin Furze invents stuff that maybe/probably/certainly shouldn't be invented. Including a toilet that goes 50 miles per hour. At least you'll be ready for the inevitable, which will certainly occur as you approach 50 miles per hour on a toilet.
"Inertia is the biggest enemy of inspiration."
Well here is a real beauty. A wordless reminder to protect what matters most.
It was directed by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez. It's definitely worth a watch.
The look on his face. Especially from 2:10 to 2:45.
That's how I'd like life to feel please.
You can learn more about this kid on his site, including video of him playing from 3 years old on. He's currently 10 and still crushing it.
This guy and his machine have truly inspired me. I've decided I'm going to commit the entire month of April to figure out how to steal it from him.
Travis Rupp is the special projects brewmaster for Avery Brewing Company in Boulder. He'll spend months researching an ancient culture to determine how they went about making beer. Then he'll replicate their process and product as closely as possible. He's created/re-created everything from Viking beer to Egyptian beer. Beer! Yay beer!
Well if this doesn't get you going today, I don't think you'll be getting going today.
Sometimes something makes you happy and you can't say why. And the more you watch it, and the happier it makes you, the less you can say why. For me, this is one of those things.
Today is the birthday of my all-time favorite comedian. Mitch Hedberg was born on February 24th, 1968. Tragically, for him and the world, he passed on March 30th, 2005. Although he wasn't around long, his sense of silliness has had a profound effect on my worldview.
Some of his jokes are devastatingly funny. Others aren't funny at all. Oddly, it's his unfunny jokes that make me love him most. I considered naming this site "The Buoyancy of Citrus," after a line from one of his bits. I opted against it for too-many-damn-letters reasons. But it's served as a kind of mission statement none-the-less.
Happy Birthday Mitchell.
This is an older clip of Les Twins, a dancing duo from France. Yes, they're twins. And although there are tons of videos of them doing their thing all over the internet, for whatever reason I've always liked this one best.
The things our bodies are capable of, and our imaginations, continually astonish me.