With the NFL lock-out still looming, players have been forced to reassess their lives, search their souls, and take on new challenges. Some may even go a different career route altogether. While it’s not a stretch to believe that the average NFL’er might find himself stocking shelves at Home Depot (since they never actually went to class during their college days), the Manning brothers’ non-football related career options seem extraordinarily bright. Check out the duo as they protect the streets of Anytown, USA from the scumbags and lowlifes that seek to wreak havoc on civilization.
*Note the 2:00 mark. Eli’s inaccuracy has carried over from the 2010 season into his off the field work. This could be a problem.
Rappers, how about just having some good ol’ fun in your videos? You’ll live longer.
Let the Beastie Boys show you how to do it:
(Featuring cameos by Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Rainn Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Ted Danson, Chloe Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Maya Rudolph, Orlando Bloom, David Cross, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, and a DeLorean)
I never listen to the radio. It’s honestly been somewhere around 15 years since the last time I willfully tuned in to a radio station. Obviously, this means that my exposure to what’s new in the world of pop music is limited and fleeting, but it’s enough to know that I have no interest in 98% of what’s out there. It’s enough to know that I would still hate Chris Brown’s music even if he wasn’t a farm fresh douche bag. With the exception of an SNL performance, I’ve never been inclined to sit through a whole song of his.
Apparently, “Look at Me Now” is a Chris Brown hit. It features Lil’ Wayne (not a fan) and Busta Rhymes (a shadow of his former self). Well, it seems the previously-unknown-to-me duo of Karmin is very familiar with “Look at Me Now;” so familiar, in fact, they remade it. Despite my own lack of familiarity with the original, I’m convinced that the Karmin version blows it out of the water.
Call me an idiot, but when that girl’s album drops, I’m coppin’!
Prod. by Alchemist
Life is comprised of a series of choices; we all make them everyday — whether relatively mundane, like what to eat for lunch, or something more pressing, such as “should I run this red light (and risk getting a ticket or causing a wreck) or just get to work late and take my lumps?” Of course, far more serious situations than the aforementioned examples will pop up throughout life, but the point is that regardless of the gravity of the situation, decisions have to be made on a daily basis. Some would argue that there are times when we can choose not to choose, but the logical and philosophical complexities involved with that are beyond the scope of this blog entry. We have to live with the decisions we make, which is why it’s important to make good ones. “Good,” however, is a subjective term; all choices are subject to scrutiny and are potentially controversial. What 5 people approve of might be completely unacceptable to 15 others. But when you’re satisfied with the decision you made and you feel comfortable saying you’d make the same decision if you had it to do all over again, then you can direct everybody else’s attention to that very famous Cee-Lo Green song.
I’m only half joking when I say the following song could very well be one of the greatest songs ever. Yeah it’s absurd, but in a good way. And the video? It just works. I was more entertained by this than by 81.7% of “mainstream” videos I’ve seen in the past 3 years.
Carlos Knight & The Bay City Boys – “Champion of My Heart”