I know it’s now the afternoon, just had a busy morning.
Shadowing the mighty Xe Bang Fai River, the Tham Khoun Xe cave in Laos is located in the Hin Nam No National Protected Area and extends for 7 kilometers with an average width and height of approximately 76 and 56 meters respectively. Shot by Ryan Deboodt during a two day kayaking trip, the production expresses the sheer expanse and wonder of such natural formations as we are treated to a series of panoramic views of the crew floating over an eerie green light
I really need to get out more, because this looks beautiful. Would love to take a trip and check this out. Might have to add this to my bucket list. Who is down to go with me?
I know I said I wasn’t going to get to political on here but this needed to addressed. Racism isn’t just about police brutality or the criminal justice system. It’s in the air and water. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is a prime example of environmental racism. Check out this video explaining how it’s playing out across the country.
From February 5th to 7th, J Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey will be presenting the second annual J Dilla Weekend festival in Miami, FL, celebrating the life and legacy of the legendary artist. In anticipation of the event, here is a mix in promotion of Dilla’s latest after death release, Dillatronic, by one of the finest DJ’s out there, J. Rocc.
I was but a young lad when I first played the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES. Like most gamers my age, Super Mario Bros. was the quintessential “gateway drug” to home video game consoles. Yeah, I know there was the Atari and the Commodore 64 ( which has nothing to do with Lionel Richie ) that came before, but for me the OG video game will always be the one about the two Italian plumbers trying to save a princess from a dragon. I want you to take that in for a sec. One of the worlds most popular pop culture icons (seriously, at one point Mario was more recognizable than Micky Mouse!) is a plumber. That saves a princess. Who was kidnapped by a dragon. TOTALLY sounds like a bad acid trip right? Well, yeah, but for an 80’s video game, we didn’t need shit to make sense! Which makes it all the more astounding that, in 1993, a FEATURE LENGTH MOVIE about the game was produced. It was bad. Like, REALLY bad. To start, the two Italian Bros were played by Englishman Bob Hoskins, and Puerto Rican John Leguizamo, and the villanous dragon known as King Koopa was played by…Dennis
Hopper. Pretty much every actor involved in the film was there for the check. The film bombed, and it quickly became the template for what NOT to do when trying to make a video game into a movie.
When things fail, it’s only natural to think about the “what ifs.”
Well, somebody, somewhere had a hilarious thought.
WHAT IF MARTIN SCORSESE GOT A CRACK AT TELLING THIS EPIC TALE?!?!?
This vid is great, as it combines one of my fondest childhood things with one of my FAVORITE movie directors of all time. Well, not really. Someone just thought it would be funny if the Mario Bros. tale was told in a gritty, Goodfellas-like fashion. That person was dead damn right.
After watching this I want, no NEED to see Joe Pesci as Mario and Robert De Niro as Luigi.
“I thought I was dreaming the whole game to be honest with you.” – Kobe Bryant
Seems like yesterday Kobe served up a massive 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, becoming second the the great Wilt Chamberlin’s 100 point single game record. It’s 10 years later and were gearing up to see the Black Mamba’s last NBA All Star Game, which happens to be in Toronto. Seems like the perfect farewell right? Watch the 5 part video from ESPN and like me be in awww of the amazing night Kobe had.
Kobe Bryant: I didn’t really pay attention to anything that was said. I was just in my own head and in my own zone. I wasn’t high-fiving anybody. I wasn’t talking to anybody. I just felt like I was in a different dimension. Nothing else mattered. Everything was irrelevant. I really wasn’t thinking about the scoring. I was trying to get us back in the game. We were down by 18 points in the third quarter. I remember at the end of the third quarter I had a steal and I had to hustle to keep the ball in bounds, and then I had a dunk and I said, “We’re in this game and we’re going to win this game.” That was the real turning point. Those are the plays that really change momentum — hustle plays. That’s when I knew we’re going to win this damn game.
Mitch Kupchak: Kobe was more than willing to have Phil back on board, and he worked incredibly hard preparing for that season. We had traded Shaquille the previous year, and Kobe had a chance to spread his wings and really just find out in his mind, and our minds, too, where historically he was going to end up. He could have been happy averaging 22 points per game, but this was an opportunity for him to blossom. He wanted to show the world how great he was.
Phil Jackson: I know people in [Los Angeles], particularly, like to see Kobe have a game like that; we all do. Kobe could have attacked if it was a game that was meaningful, flawless and had some competitive zest to it, but that 30-plus [lead] at that time, it wasn’t meaningful.
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