Friday, October 29, 2010
For any of you who don't know what it is; The Rumour Room is a television show aimed at young people, beyond that level of explanation I'm not really sure. I used try explaining it to people all of the time but if you can't tell what it is in your own head then it is very hard to vocalise this vagueness. I guess it's an ever changing show. The first part of the show I was involved in was when we started shooting the sketches, loads and loads of sketches and there's still loads being made all of the time, they're quite funny actually, I genuinely find myself laughing out loud or LOLing as you barely younger than me folk like to refer to it as. Another thing we do on the show is music parody songs and music videos. All I seem to be refering to at the moment is my non security gaurd time.
The main studio show itself is where my true skills as defunct member of the secret service really get to shine through (might not be entirely true). I mind the prizes so as they make it to our viewers each week I mean it wouldn't exactly be great if we started sending out a black box with random junk in it. I mind all sorts of prizes, well I think they're prizes I'm not really sure. Last week Dermot asked me to watch a car for him and this week Jarlath had me looking at an ipod (he was showing me a video but I still felt like I was minding it).
One of my cousins , Willie (who also happens to be a security gaurd), got a cameo on the show a few weeks ago when he dragged a shopping obsessed gentleman out of a store. You can see his brilliant scruff grabbing skills at 24.00 http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1082505 at the moment anyway.
Ya well that is the show awfully sumarised, I also do other things there too but they film them so they aren't very imprortant.
You can watch some videos of the show here YOUTUBE
Follow the them here TWITTER or FACEBOOK
If you want to watch the entire show anywhere in the world it's on the RTÉ Player ->HERE<-
Ok amigos I will be back at some stage but for now, Stay classy?
Monday, April 26, 2010
Is a collection of poor fixing jobs or epic kludges as they are known. This is when people get inventive in solving their problems. Now I know these are supposed to be mocking the methods used but I think some of the things here are just ingenious, So here a few examples from the site
That's the printing method for the iPad, I'm sorry but whoever came up with this deserves a bun or medal or both because its just brilliant.
That is just designed to confuse I think.
That is the budget way of adding atmosphere and ambiance to a room. But with an empty milk carton
For any teachers or Students out there in need of a ruler. I've got to admit I thought using the side of a book in tech drawing was creative. This guy has taken it to a whole other level.
That's thereifixedit.com there are so many other photos on they and you can find some real gems on that site.
This is a pretty new site which is very simple. All you do is log in using facebook twitter email openid whatever, then tell the world what you like or dislike. There is a slider on the page that you select like or dislike on write in exactly what it is. At the side then you can see what are most popular. So peoples favourite things at the moment include: Bacon, Music, Firefox and Dogs. Whilst some of the most disliked things at the moment are: Politics, Winter, Iceland and School. Its very simple yet very interesting, www.opinience.com
Any regular user of the Internet will have at some stage come across a "Downfall" parody video. This is from the German video "Downfall" where Hitler is in the Bunkers in Berlin giving out and over the years people have changed the subtitling along the bottom so as its like he's complaining about up to date events, everything from Xbox live accounts to Michael Jackson's death. These videos have had millions of views and both the Director and Writer of the film have loved all of the attention it has garnered for them. But now Celestin productions, who made the film, have added the clip to Youtube's, Content ID list, which means any video uploaded recognised with the clip will be removed.... Now there was a video about this whole debacle that had about 100 thousand views before getting removed
There have been some changes this week, the most notable being the fact that there no longer is a "become a fan button" it now says "like" on pages. facebook says this is to keep the language of the site altogether far more cohesive. Lets face in real life you wouldn't say I am a fan of "tea" you'd say I like it. Now with all change there has been plenty of opposition but I reckon its falling on deaf ears guys we'll just all have to get used to it.
A new site that was set up in one evening called www.itstrending.com works as a trend feed, like on twitter except for facebook links. What it does is keeps together all of the popular links people are sending each other on facebook. Because this is so new it could become absolutely massive and a central part of facebook or just die personally I think it will spread like wildfire.
This is Trending
Some groups for the week that has passed:
Ash is disrupting flight plans? Surely that's more of a Team Rocket thing...
who's laughing at peter griffins volcano insurance now huh?
Luckily, my Nimbus 2000 can fly through volcanic ash.
I stepped on a corn flake, now I'm a cereal killer
First off today in Celeb news is somebodies birthday today and that is Jason Earles who plays Jackson the teenage brother in Hannah Montana, Why is this so interesting? because he is 33.
Jedward to unveil guitar talent
Apparently Jedward are guitarists. This has come out after they had a pair of unique guitars made for them with Irish flags on by the Scottish company "Freshman Guitars" They have made guitars for Steven Seagal and Kelly Clarkson in the past. The specially made instruments have already been used by the boys on the sell-out X Factor tour.
Sean Kelly, who made the guitars for Jedward, said he was shocked by their musical prowess. The pair played tracks by Green Day while visiting the company's base. Mr Kelly said: "They got two guitars and they both play them. Apparently John was learning by ear in the shop
is close to signing a deal to appear as a guest judge on The X Factor this summer, a report claims. She appeared on the show last year but because Dannii is away for the auditions stage due to pregnancy the creators are lining up a series of guest judges this year. It has been reported that she will receive in excess of 100 grand for doing it. But It's Lady Gaga she'll draw a massive audience
Usher's hit Omg
He's saying that he got his inspiration from crowds at football matches. He said he knew it would be a hit in Europe because everyone would relate to it like at a football match. And he credits Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am, who raps on OMG, with helping him score a hit. He says, "The chants were born in France and sampled by will.i.am but as soon as I heard them, I thought, 'This sounds like an English football game.' Working with Wil.I.Am is nearly always going to spring a hit though, everything he touches musically turns to gold.
A survey carried out around this week by EBS has revealed that kids doing their first holy communion will be getting less cash this year due to the recession. The average amount perceived as being appropriate to give a child making their first communion has fallen in the past 12 months to 37 euros from 50 euros last year. It is estimated that a child will receive on average more than 300 euros for the occasion. Another change is that apparently two thirds plan on saving their money this year in comparison to 42 percent last year. Is it me or is the money they are getting crazy? I want to do mine again.
Girl wakes from coma, speaks German
After 24 hours in a coma, a Croatian girl woke up speaking only German, according to reports that spread across the Internet last week. The 13-year-old had been studying German in school and watching German television shows on her own, according to various versions of the story, but she was not fluent until after the incident. Meanwhile, she lost the ability to speak her native language. Experts have said the story is very probable and the girl must have bilingual aphasia. This is where different languages are stored in different parts of the brain and one centre gets damaged., (just think of Sun in Lost) Pretty crazy though all the same.
Weird headline: N. Dakota twin sisters ask twin brothers to prom
Now some funny pics to finish off, enjoy.
Monday, April 12, 2010
This is possibly the most fun thing I have found online lately. Real world racer is a site designed on google earth where you can race against a computer along the images of streets and roads. You can enter the points of any two places in the world and race between them against the computer. Now you will reach ridiculous speeds and you will beat the opposition but racing against your own best times is interesting. There are cool tracks already programmed onto the site like around the rock of gibralter or by Bondi beach in Sydney, or you could just enter two points in Ireland where the google imaging is good and race there. I found it especially fun racing around city streets recognising landmarks from above.
makemebabies.com is next. This site won't actually make you babies but will let you see hypothetically what the child of the people whos picture you upload to the site could look like. Now future parents out there this is not genetically acurate if you upload potential father and mothers picture, you're child will probably look nothing like the image you'll get. But on the plus side you can see what reproducing with celebs could look like. For example I completely randomly picked Angelina Jolie to see what our child could look like
Now I know she has loads all ready but if your watching Angie, thats what it would look like.
it works by mixing the facial aspects of the two pictures and mashing them together cutting out the 9 months and responsibility that comes with the classic method. ANybody out there who wants an effective way of splitting up with their boyfriend this will work, "This is what our child WILL look like." Also available as an Iphone app.
Is a site by a guy called Kutiman who makes videos out of mixing random youtube videos and musical tutorials together. Like this one
thru-you.com to have a look at all the other videos he has made. and you can find all of the original videos there too
Two guys called Colm and Martin were on the show a while back. There travelling around europe, 16 cities 20 days. Finding out what it means to be european. Check out the site to follow their blogs and videos from their daily tasks.
Facebook, entertain me!
5. People who investigate strange noises in horror movies deserve to die
4. I didn't know Twinkle Twinkle little star has the same tune as the Alphabet.
(what came first, just got lazy and picked a tune that kids would know, or was the situation like father ted at "song for ireland" where they get in the lift and their song is already playing)
3. I hate when you're hanging out with Wally and he goes missing.
(or waldo as the americans call him)
2. For those who have felt the pain of stepping on an upside down plug!!
1. running for the laptop charger like its the end of the world.
(I always do this, it always just dies as I get it)
Leona Lewis has apparently just recorded a duet for upcoming film sex and the city 2 with Jennifer Hudson. This song is said to be the main theme song to the feature. This is so as to appeal to both the Us and UK audiences. It looks like she's the new girl to call on if you've got a movie that needs a sound track after James Cameron used her "I see you" song for Avatar and "Happy" is used in "Precious" Surprisingly though neither of them got Oscar shortlisted. But its good to see someone from a reality talent show after getting somewhere 4 years on.
Amanda Holden, The Britains got Talent Judge has revealed that she is considering releasing a country music album. She's after filming a special about 'country music on her show and has fallen in love with it. She's sang in Nashville, the home of country music. And she's now in talks to release an Lp. But I think there will be loads of stories this week about people associated with BGT because its back next week and they seem to be craving attention.
Donald Trump has confessed that he is a fan of Lady GaGa. The multi multi multi loaded business man has said he'd love Lady G to appear on celebrity Apprentice, his show. He went to see her live and now reckons that if he managed to get her on the show, she would win hands down because she is so driven
RSC are reinacting Romeo and Juliet in the modern age over the next 5 weeks via twitter. They are limited to 140characters so end up having quotes like “jules is over an out xxx.” At the moment Tybalt is at risk of expulsion from school.
Two Chinese singers have become the first people in the country to fall foul of new rules banning lip-synching nearly two years after widespread criticism of miming at the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony. Both of them have been fined around €7000 each. Its a bit weird though that the first convictions were brought against small singers instead someone global like Brintney Spears.
Chocolate is made literally in any flavour you want and thats not just in Charlie and chocolate factory or my dreams. Some of the wide variety can be a bit strange though. An Edinburgh based chocolatier has released Haggis flavoured chocolate. The dish which is made from Sheeps heart Liver and lungs, can now be enjoyed in a handy bite size bar. Apparently its quite popular, I don't know if I'll be digging into a bar anytime soon though.
Weird Headline: Ferocious Feline: Posties Scared Off By Cat
As always a few funnies, follow me on twitter.