Here is a music video that had gone viral years ago in its 2009 release and continues to remain it's awesomeness. The music video, "Her Morning Excellence" by Isralei singer, Orie Lavie, is one that uses stop motion and won a 2009 Grammy nomination for best short form music video. After browsing (more like cleaning and resetting) some videos in my favorites section, I came across this and found it awesome - yet ,again. So with that said, I decided to post and share it in the event some of you have not yet seen this, or would like to again. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
As a Knicks fan, it's hard to really appreciate those "Garden Games and moments" that visiting players have when they come into our house. Over the years, I've seen so many, from Jordan's double-nickel game, LeBron's almost triple double during dream week, Kobe setting a new building record with 61 points, and oh yeah, watching Reggie Miller score 9 points in 8 seconds.
I know...it happens. And honestly, I hate it. I despise it. Because, as a Knick-lifer, my team is always on the other end of it, and it makes it really tough for me to enjoy the performance.
Over the past few years, especially during the nightmarish Isiah years, it happened too much. After taking a break from playing second-fiddle to what felt like touring shows that came into the famous building on 34th and seventh avenue, Steph Currry happened tonight.
Monday, February 25, 2013
With the WWE finally moving on from the ridiculousness that was the appearance of the WWE championship (Really, they kept a spinning title for eight years), and of course the unveiling the look of the title, it got the wheels turning on the best looks for championship belts. From pro wrestling, boxing (although, don't expect to see any on this list as they are usually ugly), and mixed martial arts, there are plenty of different models, types, and appearances that come with them. The following Pondering 10 list is my favorite all-time championship belts.
Labels: The Pondering 10
Sunday, February 24, 2013
If the name Ronda Roussey wasn't familiar yesterday, it sure is after last night's historic UFC 157 event.
For the first time in UFC history, not only did two women square off inside of the octagon, but headlines a major pay-per-view event. After years of refusing to add a women's division the way other dying or defunct companies have (quite possibly the reason it was never added), Dana White finally decided to do so, and he did so under the banner that is "Rowdy" Ronda Roussey.
Labels: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
161. If you could read the private diary of someone you know personally, whose diary would you read?
I would love to read the diary of my parents. They don't have one, but it would be interesting to read their thoughts, hopes, worries, and fears in raising me. I'm sure there would be lots of stuff that would make me shake my head, and others that would make me smile.
162. If you were to be rescued from a desert island, by whom would you want to be rescued?
I guess, the United States Navy. I'm sure I'd be rescued, recuperated, and well taken care of.
Monday, February 18, 2013
There is no question in my mind that Major League Baseball has the best All-Star Game in sports. There is no altering the game in any way, and whether you agree or disagree on it's principles, it does have significant meaning. However, I still wish MLB's All-Star Game had a bit of the spectacle that is the NBA's All-Star weekend. I've always loved the NBA's celebration of it's game, and the weekend long fiesta that it brings. This year was no different. And while it wasn't one of the memorable weekends of it's kind, NBA All-Star Weekend is the kind of pop culture event that has numerous topics to discuss. With that said, here are thing things I took away from this year's festivities:
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
151. If you could choose any three songs to compile on a disc to wake up (slowly) to every morning, what would they be, and in what order?
Since I'm a terrible morning person, I'd go with:
1. "Break Stuff" by Limp Bizkit
2. "The Hey Song Part 2 (Instrumental)" - Gary Glitter
3. "I Get the Job Done" by Big Daddy Kane
152. If you could have witnessed the childhood of someone famous, whose would it be?
I would probably choose Simon Cowell. I can just imagine how much of a jerk he was to little kids as he insulted them with that snarky British accent of his. Would make for some entertaining times.
Monday, February 11, 2013
When did Taylor Swift become the focus of all of our celebrity venom? For a talented young woman (let's put down our weapons on cynical insults for a second and admit she can do things we all can't), Swift has quickly gone from the next big thing that Americans simply adore, to the reason we roll our eyes whenever she is on camera, or in a story. Swift is no longer that sympathetic figure that was humiliated when Kanye West, you know, the old focus of our celebrity venom, decided to embarrass her at the MTV Video Music Awards.
After last night's Grammy awards, and all of the notable pairings, outfits, and candid moments discussed by those who really get into awards season, the consensus hate for Swift grew and grew to a high that caused me to take a step back and examine the entire situation.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This is has been an issue that has been gaining traction for years, if not decades. It seems the more we move forward as a nation, the more we leave behind our trust in faith, and our belief in a creator. The issue, in my opinion, strongly goes hand in hand with the recent push of a culture that places a great deal of emphasis on "self", and of course, on the growing lack of accountability, morals, and ethical conduct in times today.
Labels: Social Issues
Saturday, February 09, 2013
What is it about?
The Treadstone saga takes a new turn as it includes and affects other programs, and other agents who are now a threat to uncover those who were involved.
Who is in it?
Jeremy Renner - Aaron Cross
Rachel Weisz - Dr. Marta Shearing
Edward Norton - Eric Byer
Friday, February 08, 2013
Note: I used to work for a park slowly in continued development in Manhattan that is five miles along the waterfront of the Hudson River. As a Public Programs Coordinator, yours truly handled anything public related in regards to permitting (athletic facilities, film shoots, photo shoots, weddings, and other small gatherings), and of course, dealing with any questions or inquiries from the public. The following series will present stories, e-mails, phone calls, conversations, interactions, and sights I've seen from the people of New York City in regards to a public park. And yes, these are all real! And are all true!
Thursday, February 07, 2013
This is a video that I came across and simply found entertaining. If you love baseball, and feel as I do that some take the game way to seriously with all of these unwritten rules and things you "ought not to do", this video is a definite watch. It's also a stark reminder for those that believe that baseball shouldn't be that flashy, that in fact, baseball is entertainment. I enjoy a good blast of the home run followed by that player styling it out. It's not cocky. It's entertainment. And yes, if you think I'm being sacreligious in saying that, then...tough! Baseball is entertainment, period. There, I said it again.
With all of that said, fellow lovers of baseball, watch this video that exemplifies Japan making baseball fun. In the spirit of that wonderful quote from Gladiator, "are you not entertained?"
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Dome Pondering once again takes it's thoughts and words on the road (or cyber road, I guess...) by being posted by another site. Much like the first DP Export, this one was also about pro wrestling on the widely read and TNA Wrestling-focused blog, TNAsylum. The post discusses the lost art of the manager in pro wrestler, and how TNA Wrestling can revive that art for it's benefit as it takes big steps in 2013.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I often find it difficult to take those who are outright against immigration reform seriously. The constant firm stance from those that this nation needs to close it's doors from the world, and should focus on "our own" is one that fires me up. I've seen and heard it several times from political talking heads, opinion contributors on blogs, in various media outlets, and of course on my Twitter feed and Facebook walls from friends and acquaintances.
Many tend to dwell on the negative and blame the government for it's lack of aid towards Americans, and that immigrants need to bide their time into a land as rich, successful, and blessed as ours.
However, at what point does this delusional way of thinking end? The world is smaller than ever, and our economy is globalized.
Labels: Public News and Issues
Monday, February 04, 2013
It's amazing how far TNA Wrestling has grown. I've always believed Wrestling has been a big part of my life as I can specifically recall moments and the duration of a wrestler's career in perspective to where I was in life.
As a company now in it's 11th year, it's really exciting to see the company I began watching in 2002 now grow into what it has become, and now take the next big step in taking their flagship program, Impact Wrestling, on the road - permanently.
A different city every week, just like the big boys (well the WWE) do every week.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
In a year where the DP has branched out to other sites, it's only natural that we have other contributors do so on this platform as well. As one of my goals for 2013, I wanted to have a guest blogger, and decided to go with my tag team partner (my wife for you DP newbies). See, she has an undying dislike for football, and I thought it would make for a good piece, would provide common ground for those that feel the same way, and of course, instant therapy for her problem with America's phenomenon. So without further adieu, here it is:
Labels: Bucket List
Friday, February 01, 2013
Co-workers answer the ad of a man looking for a partner in time travel, and instead end up taking risks they never thought their work trip would confront them with.
Who is in it?
Aubrey Plaza - Darius
Mark Duplass - Kenneth
Jake Johnson - Jeff
Karan Soni - Arnau