1 nerd point for every cosplay character you can identify
Kimberly Wang and Tanya Chen of BuzzFeed posted an article that pretty much summed up my entire childhood growing up Asian in the early 90’s. It was a magical time for young Asians to charge of their own identity and to truly express themselves. We didn’t grow up in the Wong Fu Productions era or with the mainstream acceptance of Kpop. We had to start at ground zero.
If yall don’t know who 40 is… this may not be that entertaining. but this dude got the impersonation down! it’s hella funny. he came up with this skit back in 1996 for a BAY AREA radio station and finally put it into a video.
The cool thing is that it looked like this wasn’t planned. Some of the cast members looked surprised that they were attempting to do the entire song (e.g. guy preparing to eat at 0:14). One of the flight attendants offered to take the camera at 0:44 and film the entire cast.Regardless of all that, this was awesome!
this video contains hit songs about breakups and being single and alone from the 60’s and up. but, I guarantee that you’ll have a smile on your face while watching it. the medley is sung by Forest VanDyke, with arrangement by Jae Lee.
so now that you’ve heard the men’s side, take a listen to the women’s version!
The Flappy Bird game is no longer available in online app stores, but with over 50 million copies of the app downloaded, the game generates an estimated hundreds of millions to billions of advertisement impressions and tens of thousands of dollars each day. The creator of the game, Dong Nguyen, has pulled Flappy Bird off the online shelf because he claims that the game has ruined his simple life and for no other reason (see video below). I assume that it’s not the money that has ruined his “simple life,” but the fame that comes with creating someone that goes viral on the internet. Plus, internet trolls can be burdensome I’m sure.
Even though, Nguyen has taken down his app, people who have already downloaded the game can still play and the game still makes money from ad impressions.
7 Things Flappy Bird Taught Me
My boy, Arthur Chu, or AC, as I like to call him, is Jeopardy’s latest sensation. Most of the buzz surrounding him involves his use of game theory and unorthodox methods to win show after show. His approach to the game have split the Jeopardy community into two camps, those that despise him and those that admire him.
AC’s strategy is to hunt down the hidden Daily Double, as fast as possible. He will jump from category to category going straight for the highest paying and also more difficult questions (the daily doubles are typically located on one of the three highest-paying questions). Usually, players pick one category and start with the lowest paying question, then builds towards the higher paying / more difficult questions. Viewers are also accustomed to the game being played this way. I find it somewhat dizzying as AC jumps around the board at lighting speeds, but it’s very enjoyable to watch. And there is a method to his madness, AC uncovered all three of the game’s Daily Doubles on his second time on the show.
AC is a BEAST when it comes to pressing the buzzer-clicker. He repeatedly smashes the clicker with his thumb like his life depended on it. This annoys people while others see it as, you gotta do what you gotta do to win. Most contestants do this BTW, AC just does it a lot more lol.
AC plays like it’s about to be the end of the world and he needs to be somewhere other than playing Jeopardy. He often times interrupts Alex Trebek’s words so that he can get to the next question. Time is literally money in this game. The more time you have, the more questions you can answer, the more money you can win. However, this is not the most endearing play style.
People, or rather, haters, have poked fun of the way AC is dressed on the show.
One of the things that intrigued people the most, me included, was when AC opted to go for a tie rather than a win over his opponent. AC could have easily wagered $1 more, but made the decision to allow his opponent the opportunity for a tie. In a tie situation, both players wins money and both players moves into the next show. A good strategy would be to eliminate your opponents so that in the next show, you’ll have Jeopardy experience over everyone else. This is why I admire AC. His opponent won $26,800 because of everything I just talked about. Going for the tie is the awesome thing to do, but it’s also the most strategic thing to do as well: Watch the video below to learn why:
Unrelated to Jeopardy… I want to point out AC’s description of himself on twitter:
“Mad genius, comedian, actor, and freelance voiceover artist broadcasting from the distant shores of Lake Erie.”
I did some digging and found his Youtube channel and these videos.
All you need to know about AC
Mental_Floss did an interview with the Man that’s pretty interesting. Hey, he’s an interesting character, as if you didn’t already know by now…
In attempted to create the most generic song ever, they created a pretty catching and fun song (IMO). Especially if you know all the Youtube personalities in the video, it makes it all the better. This is an old song but, I thought why not bring it back? I enjoyed watching it then, and I still do now. I hope you guys do as well.
behind the scenes part 1:
behind the scenes pare 2:
this is the best mesh-up of some of the best disney movies EVAR! much nostalgia! much happy feels packed in one video… can’t handle… must share!
This is an awkward social experiment. Definitely cringe worthy at times, but also somewhat touching as well.
michael shows us how we are all prone to making mistakes.
mistakes have shaped human history tremendously, for better or for worst.
the mistakes you make in your own life has made you who you are today and the mistakes that you make today will shape who you will become in the future.
the only constant here is that people will continue to make mistakes, but the people who i admire the most are the people who triumphs over this adversity.
sometimes my greatest adversary is myself, my mistakes, but i can choose to do my best and at the end of the day, i can rest comfortably knowing i fought as hard as i could.
outsourced is the debut stand-up comedy of canadian comedian russell peters. It was recorded at the warfield Ttheatre in san francisco, california, in summer 2006. it aired on comedy central on august 26, 2006. after all these years and many stand-ups later, this is still my favorite performance of russell peters..WATCH THE FULL SHOW BELOW:
sometimes the answers are right in front of our eyes but somehow we fail to see the truth. a secret organization and its secrets are only secret because of our failure to read between the lines, to connect the dots, and to put in the effort needed to known when we are being brainwashed!
yoonsup “locodoco” choi chose games over college. so for the past 3 years, he’s being playing league of legends professionally. this year, him and his team did not make the north american championship series. in choi’s video, he says:
“I don’t know what to do anymore. My life revolves around League, my only value to the world is about fucking League. But whenever I play League, I feel so fucking sad, because of what happened… and when I don’t play League, I feel empty.”
choi ends the video in a rather bittersweet way… doubtful of his future, disappointed about the past, but not regretful of the life he chose and promises himself and everyone who cares to listen that he will continue to work hard and strive to be the best.
speaking of gangnam style in the last post… here’s my favorite cover of said song. i’ve noticed that jayesslee haven’t been posting videos on to their youtube channel as of late… i’m too lazy to find out so why so if anyone knows anything, let me know :)
ALSO, check out the studio version of jayesslee’s gangnam style here: