Stream The Front Bottoms’ “Talon of the Hawk” In It’s Entirety
Today, I learned that the band’s new album “Talon of the Hawk” was made available for streaming on SoundCloud by the cool people at Noisey.
This album is arriving just in time to push your dumb friends in the pool and rock out to some fun folky, pop-punk. I’m sure the name drops like Say Anything or Motion City Soundtrack may scare off a few of you, but this album easily demolishes your hesitation to dive back into those 8th grade skinny jeans.
Talon of the Hawk is out May 21st via Bar/None Records, but you can stream it right below via us. You’re welcome.
I’m still listening to it myself. So, this is more of an announcement than a review. You should come up with your own opinion anyway.
Listen to the whole album, here.
[via Vice Magazine / Noisey]
Erin Mallory Long Recaps Dawson’s Creek In 2 Minutes
With the advent of the Netflix/Streaming TV age, it’s far too easy to get sucked into a show, losing everything you have and everyone you love to marathon viewing. I personally lost an entire summer to Criminal Minds. Criminal Minds is a very long show. It didn’t end well for me.
Anyway… HelloGiggles’ Erin Mallory Long is helping combat that problem with her new series of breaking down television shows in 2 minute bites. The first episode discusses Kevin Williamson’s classic, Dawson’s Creek.
Once she’s run through the details, you walk away with the Cliff’s Notes version of the show, don’t lose your job or significant other and everyone is happy.
That is… unless you’re now compelled to watch all of Dawson’s Creek, and I don’t know what I’m talking about.
Yeah, that’s probably it. I don’t know anything, really.
Either way, I now want an iced coffee. BRB, going to get an iced coffee.
Printing a Gun is hard, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Printable Gun.
By now you’re probably sick of hearing about the world’s first printable gun. I know I certainly am. We’re all living in the future and should just get used to the fact that futuristic technology like Drones, cloned stem cells and now the printable gun are realities.
According to Caleb Kraft 3D gun technology isn’t ready for prime time yet. There’s something that wasn’t printed in any article I read earlier in the week.
The scale on the individual files was way off. Manually resizing got some files to look right, but I found many simply wouldn’t resize.
Almost every single item had errors. If you’ve done 3d printing, you’ve found that a model can have all kinds of issues that will stop it from printing correctly. I found every single item for the gun had errors. I actually learned a lot about how to repair non-manifold items from this exercise, so it was good in the end.
Some items, like the hammer and the hammer springs simply would not print. I ran them through systems to repair them and fix errors. It would say that everything was fixed, but when I tried to “slice” them for printing, the software would crash. This means that my gun is incomplete. It has no hammer.
See? We wasted 100s of hours discussing this gun and it doesn’t work!! Boooooooourns.
[via Boing Boing]
Jimmy Kimmel’s “The Baby Bachelor” Is The Most Adorable Thing You’ll See Today
Jimmy Kimmel’s got the goods to make ya go “AWWWWWWWW”
Baby Wesley is Jimmy Kimmel’s nephew, lives with his parents, has some cool dinosaur toys, and is looking for love. So Kimmel decided to make Wesley the first ever Baby Bachelor. The first episode is below and is filled with adorable kids saying adorable things. For the most part, Wesley is a gentleman, opening doors for the ladies, grabbing their hands, and giving one a kiss on the cheek when she’s crying.
This clip is just too cute for words. Kids have no idea about the pain and suffering that’s caused on the road to finding love, so watching them play pretend with such innocence is nice. <333
How Much Would You Pay for KFC?
A Palestinian business called Al-Yamama is offering to deliver delicious fried chicken to KFC starved Gaza residents via underground tunnels from Egypt. How much will a bucket of chicken cost ya in Gaza? $30. Apparently, there aren’t any KFC Franchising opportunities in Gaza because Al-Yamama smuggles those delicious wings via underground tunnels from Egypt. Wait… what?
They smuggle the fried chicken 35 miles through the network of tunnels that connect Gaza to Egypt meant for aid, such as medicine, cars, construction materials, weapons—and now fried chicken— to bypass an Israeli blockade. The chicken costs about $30 (or triple the price) and takes about 3 hours to get there, but customers say it’s worth it.
If you ask me this single issue is the most egregious part of the whole Palestinian/Israeli conflict! 30 dollars for some KFC? Damn that’s some shit the Palestinian’s should be telling the United Nations Human Rights Council. I certainly consider it a human rights violation because the Colonel’s delicious chicken should bring the people’s of the world together!
Dr. Brixxx Mashed-up Fall Out Boy and Paramore
Remix-master Dr. Brixx has done it again. This time mashing together Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” with Paramore’s “Crushcrushcrush”
It’d be more fun if Brixxxy chose a track from Paramore’s new album, but I can’t complain because I didn’t put hours into working on anything. I’ll just shut up and enjoy because this is still pretty cool.
Download the track, here.
Gimme this Twix Milkshake Pls
Today is one of those days when a milkshake wouldn’t just be nice, but is completely necessary. So, finding this here milkshake with Twix in it is pretty magical.
In other words, yes, this one will in fact bring me to the yard.
Is This Little Girl The Next Eddie Vedder?
I grew up on Pearl Jam. Ten was one of the first albums that I ever
asked Santa Claus for bought. When I have kids, I’m probably going to introduce them to Eddie Vedder’s genius. Hopefully they’ll appreciate it as much as 2 year old Penelope does.
This video was shot a while back, but is making internet rounds because PJ posted the adorable video on their Facebook page yesterday.
Here’s a little more info from the video’s description on YouTube:
Video was taken in 2007 but re-posted several years later (2010).
She is thrilled that her video has gone viral, finally and I quote “mommy I want to record more, more” lol as she quotes herself now at 7.
I’m honestly blown away that she got all of the lyrics right. Eddie must be really proud.
Soul Train Meets Daft Punk’s Get Lucky
By now we’ve all heard the latest single from dance music demi-gods Daft Punk, Get Lucky. We’ve all danced in our heads, our seats, and maybe a club (fancy!) to it, but why not let professionals show you how it’s done.
YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THIS AGGRO CRAG CAKE, LIKE, NOW
Children of the 90’s should remember this bad boy from Nickelodeon’s hit game show Guts, only the one you remember wasn’t edible. This masterpiece from a cakemaker who goes by the handle cupcakeenvy on Flickr went and made edible crag a reality.
The rest of their work is pretty amazing too, go check it out.
H&M’s New Plus-Sized Model Is Very Good Looking
H&M’s newest star was volunteering at a Missouri Petsmart, wearing too-short sweatpants and no makeup when she was discovered by a modeling scout, just 14 years old.
Since then, Jennie Runk has fast-tracked from awkward high-schooler to fashion fame as the hottest plus-size model of the moment.
There are more photos over on BuzzFeed. She’s still good looking there.
Jennie, if you’re reading this. Marry me?
[via New York Daily News]
The NBA playoffs are almost half way completed and we haven’t talked about it here on DAPS once. Now in the interest of full disclosure, DAPS NBA expert Mike Williamson and I totally wrote half of an NBA playoff preview and never finished it. Just know it was going to be awesome and we totally nailed all of our predictions. Let’s recap what has happened so far and try to make some predictions.
Best Series So Far: Spurs Vs Warriors. All of the games have been fun so far and close. Nobody including yours truly gave Golden State much of a chance without All Star forward David Lee. Then Steph Curry went bonkers and what looked like a blow out on paper was tied 2-2 going into Tuesday’s Game 5. Everyone who has played basketball has played against a guy who is Steph Curry hot before. It’s a terrible feeling, everyone on the team has one eye on that guy the whole time and it doesn’t matter. It feels like playing a video game where your opponent has a cheat code. Curry could pull up behind half court and every Spurs fan would cringe when the ball left his hands. The Spurs don’t even remotely have any one capable of guarding him one on one but Danny Green is doing his darnedest.
Despite Curry’s cheat code like performance the Spurs are 2-2 in this series because..Greg Popovich. Also because Steph Curry can’t guard Tony Parker any more than Parker can guard him and Tim Duncan is still awesome and role players on the Spurs are like luxury upgraded versions of role players on all other teams. But I give the biggest share of credit to the world’s best coach, Greg Popovich. Let’s all agree that Pop is Coach of the Year every year until he gets Alzheimer’s.
Prediction: Spurs in 7. Golden State takes the next one at home.
Random Observation: Harrison Barnes misses more thunderous dunk attempts than any player in NBA history.
Fourth Grade NYC Public School Student Makes Documentary About Gross School Lunches
Much like this child will be, I am the product of the New York City public school system. As such, I have been subjected to some of the worst atrocities to humankind imaginable. The hot lunch program was hardly part of that. Apparently pizza Friday and Chicken Sandwich Tuesday isn’t good enough for Zachary Maxwell, so he decided to make a documentary about how “yucky” his school lunch was.
While I won’t disagree with little Zack’s sentiments, being a public school kid, I knew better than to make some crappy documentary and just ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day until I was old enough to cut school and eat KFC.
But Zack is young and creative (some of the worst traits a human could have), and his parents are probably very supportive, (another black eye!) so now we must all coo over this kids attempt at making a movie and treat it like it’s half-way watchable because “he tried sooo hard”.
What happened to New York?
DYK? They Attached a GoPro Camera To The Final Piece of Spire on WTC1
This is really interesting. Before the crane lifted the final piece of spire atop One World Trade Center, some clever person attached a GoPro camera so we could see it’s POV on the way up.
The clip is like 9 minutes long, so I’d suggest jumping ahead to different points on the YouTube timeline. You’ll get the gist.
There are lots of photos, here. You might like to see them as well.
On a personal note, this video freaks me the hell out. My feet get all tingly just watching it. I’m not sure what that is, I call it “sympathy vertigo.” At least one person on Yahoo! answers has the same issue.
LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON SEEING THESE HEIGHTS!
Does the “sympathy vertigo” thing happen to any of you guys?
Am I a weirdo?
Swedish Man Dies Having Sex with a Hornet’s Nest
Google’s translation of this Swedish news story may lose something in translation, but that doesn’t make it any less crazy!
Seems that this guy “Hasse” was found dead and bloated by a neighbor with dozens of wasp stings on his body, mostly on his genitals. Doctors concluded that Hasse attempted to have sex with a wasps nest after finding traces of semen on some wasps and pubic hair in the entrance.
The craziest part of this whole story isn’t that a man died fucking a wasp nest, it’s that ten-thousand animal activists took to Facebook to voice their opinion on the subject. Here’s a popular poem, found on the Facebook page, inspired by the events.
A little black, a little yellow, beaten in confusion. Hums no more for not wearing wings. Life no longer offered and the Queen sees soldier crawling on the ground in despair. Death is a fact. Oh, where did the summer road, buddy? All our tours and adventures. Floating in sweat, grains, blood and tears. Do not leave me, baby. A little black, a little yellow, all innocent. Buzz, buzz, buzz, knocking on heaven’s door.
If you ask me, the world is a terrible, terrible place.