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25Jun/14

GIFs Are Now On Twitter!


It only took eight years, but finally, .GIF files are now possible on Twitter!...Sort of. A little bit more about that below.

Some would say this changes everything. Pictures were often a way to enhance jokes and share memes on Twitter, but now with the multiple image files in the .GIF format, short "videos" are possible. Technically .GIFs are not videos, but they give that "video-y" illusion. Take a look at some of the tweets below for examples.

On to the "Sort of...". Twitter actually turns these .GIF files into .MP4 files which ARE video files, but for simplicity's sake, I (and I assume everyone else) will continue to just call them ".GIFs".

Learn over on Mashable how to use .GIFs on Twitter. Or take a look at these very good tweets with GIFs!



 


21Jun/14

New Release From White Bells – Ghost House [EP]


My (internet) friend and sometimes contributor to this site has recently come out with a new EP filled with demos. I have listened to Ghost House several times and say it's his best released music yet. His Bandcamp tags describe the album as alternative, acoustic, emo, folk, and punk which would be accurate representations of the music. If you enjoy any of those genres, give it a listen. At six tracks it is fairly quick listen, but you'll wish it was longer. If you like it, share and follow him on Twitter (@iamwhitebells).

I had a chat with him via email and here are a few "interview-y" questions from that.

How long did you work on this album?
- I started recording demos late last year. I went through a lot of bad ideas but was able to scrape together Reductionist, CO[See his Bandcamp page to listen] by March. I meant to polish and use some of those songs for this EP but ultimately none of them worked.
 
Did you have any help or did you do everything yourself? I think I heard some violins in there, and probably some other things other than guitar? Did you do those too?
- Haha that's funny because someone else said they heard violin. It's an acoustic & a guitar reverb. I played around with some sounds to accompany the acoustic before I settled on what I did. But yeah it's all me.
 
What's your favorite song on the album?
- That's tough. I think The Tennis Court Oath would make a really cool full-band song. But standing on their own I couldn't pick one.
 
What's next for White Bells? Working on new songs, still refining these? Performing live at all?
- I'm going to keep working on songs, & I'll be performing around Boulder in a few months.
 
Anything else?
- Go Blackhawks.

Thanks for your time!

Listen to it below, or go to his Bandcamp Page to listen, along with his other tracks.

 

 

18Jun/14

Pictures of People: Todd Starnes


Starting a new feature around here, Pictures of People. You guessed right, it is pictures of people.

Enjoy these pictures of the political commentator and columnist, Todd Starnes. You can read all about him on his Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Starnes.

 

todd starnes gun fox and friends

Todd Starnes, on his way to steal your man.

 Source: Western Journalism
 
 
todd starnes radio stock photography

Hey, guys.

Source: Fox News Radio
 
 
todd starnes whatever office suit picture

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Source: The Daily Banter
 
todd starnes photo small hat pc police

Uh, okay, dude.

Source: Twitter (@pattymo)

 
todd starnes photo big hat pee politics

Maybe cool it with the pee drinking. Cool big hat though.

Source: Twitter (@frknbns)

tood starnes book signing

This tastes good :)

Source: Twitter

 
todd starnes winner politics pee drinking news

Winner!

Source: Twitter

 

 Have any other great pictures of Todd Starnes? Send them to me on Twitter at @MikeESchmee

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27Feb/14

Song of the [Time frame I'm no longer adhering to]: St. Vincent – Cheerleader


I-I-I-I-I-IIIII just wanted to share this track from St. Vincent's 2011 album, Strange Mercy. I have only just started listen to her but am enjoying it so far. Once again, I'm pretty late to the party. I'm arriving to the party so late it is actually the morning, and the house is a fucking mess, I can hear a girl throwing up somewhere and multiple people should regret things they no longer remember.

St. Vincent came out with a new album this month titled St. Vincent. I have listened to it once and am listening to it again as I write this, so that's a good sign. Check that out if you like this song.

Enjoy, I know I-I-I-I-I-IIIIII did. Although I haven't watched the video, so let me know if that's any good. Thanks.

St. Vincent - Cheerleader

9Feb/14

TTMML: FRANKIEonPCin1080p – GETTING STARTED! – Arma 3: Altis Life – Ep. 1


A friend, who is more into computer games than myself, recently sent me this video. Since it is 20 minutes long I was hesitant to watch but after being told, “dude, this is hilarious” or something to that effect, I gave it a shot.

Hearing the first words spoken was all I needed. Not only did I watch this first 20 minute video, but I have spent countless hours watching FRANKIEonPCin1080p's videos over the past two weeks. I could listen to British people talk for hours, and I have.

The premise of this game is essentially a very large game of “Cops and Robbers”. Frankie and his pal run around the game dicking around with the natural order of the cop/robber relationship. Along the way there are jokes, laughing and people who recognize his very recognizable voice. He has a fairly large following from his similar, but less mocking, DayZ videos.

If you like video games and laughing, or just like listening to the soothing British voice, give this sitcom length video a shot. If you make it through the end, can you please answer the question, “who the hell are the people that play cops in this game?”

Check out FRANKIEonPCin1080p on Youtube.

Getting Started! - Arma 3: Altis Life – Ep 1