Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shia LaBeouf is a cannibal

A totally awesome PSA.

Shia LaBeouf is a name that has surrounded a shit tonne of controversy in 2014.
Post Michael Bay's giant shit storm of throwing money at it until you can beat that goddamn rotting corpse of what was originally not that bad a horse no longer Transformers fame, young Shia LaBeouf has been through some interesting times.

Like that time he was accused of plagiarism.
Which is around the time that he said he was going to retire from the public eye.
Or that time he ran a marathon around the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam in purple spandex, JUST BECAUSE.

Perhaps you may not have heard about that time he chased a homeless guy for his bag of McDonalds around Times Square.
And who can forget this little gem

Admittedly, a fair amount of this stuff is for his performance art work, which makes it seem like 70% of the time he doesn't really give a flying fuck what anyone thinks, except maybe James Franco.
Perhaps that is why he comes off as a such a good guy for whole heartedly supporting Rob Cantor in the creation of the wonderful stage piece titled; SHIA LABEOUF.

This is clearly a factual retelling of something we should all be consistently fearful of, enjoy!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Edit: Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer!

Oh how we've missed some quality comic book action.
It has been nearly three months since we were last blessed with Marvels Guardians of The Galaxy and how awesome was that?!
In true awesome style the trailer to the latest in the continually developing universe Avengers: Age of Ultron has leaked a few days ahead of the intended premiere of the trailer.

Hurry up and watch this because it will most likely be gone by the time you've finished reading this sentence.
All links were pulled in the space of 45 minutes.  Well played Marvel, well played.


Disney/Marvel fell to the pressure and officially released it. 



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Streamer House!

The internet is full of bizarre and logic defying way to make money that seem inversely proportionate to how much of a life you have.

Streaming yourself playing games on Twitch has somehow become a day job! Like in what fucken universe to people enjoy watching other people play games over the internet? You could be, well, playing yourself? Or even have sex with another person. Unbelievable!

So just to screw with conventional logic even more, enter STREAMERHOUSE!


The Twitch streaming concept taking to it's ultimate extreme.

Four guys play on Twitch 24/7 in roughly 8 hour rotations. At the time of posting they are on 575+ hours of non-stop streaming and have been playing Destiny every minute of every day since Launch!

This is how the guys describe themselves:

As a passionate group of twitch viewers and streamers ourselves we had seen other streamer group projects come and go over the years and really felt there was something more to be done. We took what we had learned and decided to go for it and build a 24/7 streaming gamer house with the help of our friends, family and viewers like you. We've outfitted the house with 20 IP cameras both inside and out covering the majority of the public viewing space. (There are no bedroom or bathroom cameras*) allowing viewers not only to watch game hard every day but participate themselves over chat or voice com. Whether we are gaming, editing a video for youtube or cooking a meal you get a peek into our glamorous lives as video game streamers. Streamer House is Twitch's only 24/7 live gaming house hosting a variety of live streamers and a huge array of games. You can watch us any time of the day while we take turns to keep game play and entertainment going around the clock.

The first thing you might ask yourself, is why? Well we didn't know the internet needed a 24/7 streaming service, nor that it wanted to watch the 20 IP cameras spying on the players. It's like a voluntary Big Brother without the commercial dickery!

The second thing you might ask yourself is how on Earth do these guys make enough money to, you know, live?

Subscribing to their stream on twitch costs $5 a month and Streamerhouse will get roughly $2.50 of that. Their current stream lists 588 subscribers equaling roughly $1470 a month. There are also donations, which seem to be significant with the top donation for this month at $533.

Combine that with revenue from youtube if they do indeed monetize and while that could look OK for an individual, there are four guys here with a house and the gear to stream 24/7 on multiple gaming platforms. Not to mention the costs of maintenance, products, and air conditioning.

Considering Maintenance costs too, they must be high on the equipment they use! I mean playing an Xbox One for 25 days straight has to have an effect on it right? It's impressive they don't have more downtime! Hell the game's they play have more downtime than they do.

If anyone can shed some more light on they're revenue streams, I'm all ears!

That aside, they look to be doing well with about 35 million views, so despite my complete lack of belief that anyone is even watching there is clearly a market for this. Crazy!

Of the 20 odd minutes I spent watching there is one thing that really stuck with me. Every time someone subscribes the screen displays raining money and the following song plays:



This new ad campaign for Sennheiser is brilliant. These hilarious spots were made for the new/hip URBANITE headphones. I'm guessing this is Sennheiser taking on Beats in the marketplace of 'cool' headphones with the product in question coming in a range of colours with smart phone integration. If you can afford just grab the HD-25s (I've had them for years) although anything from this Irish company is worth your money... they really do love your ears and are a thousand times better than BEATS.

  • The Sennheiser URBANITE headphones have been developed for the generation of Millennials: a generation of customers who love their tunes heavy and love to look good, but won´t compromise on quality.
  • The stainless-steel hinges add a striking touch of rugged urban style to cool design touches like the colour-coordinated fabric-wrapped headband. However, the use of metal - on the premium hinge mechanism and the tough aluminium sliders - ensures these headphones are also styled to last.
  • The durable sliders and hinges also work with the super soft ear pads to ensure that the listener is insulated from external noise, ensuring great comfort for even long periods of listening enjoyment. And with its larger ear-pads, the Sennheiser URBANITE XL offers even greater levels of comfort.
  • The URBANITE range is designed for staying connected on the move, with integrated in line remote control and microphone for taking calls and controlling music on smartphones and tablets, with dedicated versions for either Apple iOS devices, or for Windows or Android-driven devices, such as Samsung Galaxy models.
  • A range of colour choices includes black and denim across all models (both Apple and Samsung), with the iOS URBANITE additionally available in sand, nation and plum and iOS URBANITE XL also available in sand, nation and olive.
  • For extra peace of mind all URBANITE headphones are supplied with a soft pouch for safe storage, and also come with a 2-year international warranty.


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