Topless Tuesday… sort of

If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that every Tuesday I go on a scavenger hunt of sorts across the net to find some of the very best images that will hopefully help you get through an otherwise boring work day. On my hunt this week – i found something that i don’t think i’ll ever be able to unsee!

Today, i present to you, the perfect Topless Tuesday. Make your own assumptions as to what is going on here… HAHA!

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Skrillex – Doompy Poomp

One of the most anticipated album releases of 2014 was Skrillex’s “Recess”. Reviews by music critics from all over were extremely mixed; some said that he made a mistake by straying from his beloved dubstep, and others said that they thought he did the right thing by expanding his repertoire and stepping out of his “musical comfort zone.” Regardless of what you thought about the album, Skrillex has always had a knack for the weird and wonderful and “Doompy Poomp” is one of those songs.

This is what was said about the music video for his latest single:

As a special Groundhog Day treat, Skrillex has teamed up with The Creators Project for the collaborative video of his unclassifiable song “Doompy Poomp” off his Recess album. The video was made by imaginative French directors Fleur & Manu and follows a man’s attempt at getting a home loan, but quickly escalates into a hilarious and repetitive alter dimension.

How Sriracha Is Made

Sriracha sauce has been called the “skinny jeans” of the culinary world – when it gained popularity it seemed like it might just be another fad, but it’s stuck around for years and its popularity is only growing. It’s actually become so ingrained in popular culture, that you can buy Sriracha t-shirts, it gets referenced in tv series and movies, there are even numerous counterfeit sauces trying to piggyback off of the original’s success. It’s so popular worldwide – that even our very own Woolworths has started importing it…

Whether you’ve tried it or not, i found this video fascinating. How Sriracha is made:

Meet ADAM

South Africa hasn’t always lucky enough to have a extensive choice for people wanting to buy cars to choose from. I remember traveling in Asia (Hong Kong specifically) and being absolutely astounded at the sheer amount of brands, and different kinds of cars that they have to choose from. So every time i hear that a new type of car will be brought over to South Africa – it makes me a little excited. No more will we have only 4 or 5 small cars to choose from! And no more will we have to just stick to the same old brand as our parents did.

So it is with great pleasure that i can introduce a new car that is a month away from launching in South Africa: the Opel ADAM (named after Opel’s founder: Adam Opel). This new offering from Opel is a small and highly customizable car, with gadgets that you wouldn’t usually find on this class of vehicle.

The 7-inch colour touch screen boasts a state-of the-art multimedia system, and offers smartphone connectivity for Android and iOS smartphones. ADAM also integrates ‘Siri Eyes Free’ so you can use voice commands to use your phone and the infotainment system.

Through the link to your phone, the car’s multimedia system also includes Stitcher, a free app that lets you listen to radio shows and podcasts on demand from all over the world and, TuneIn, which provides live radio from more than 70 000 stations for free!

Besides all the music – there is also a unique GPS/navigation system on board. “BringGo” Navigation, which is a full, turn-by-turn, GPS-based navigation system that connects with your smartphone and uses 3D maps and text-to-speech.

South Africa is going to have three models: the entry-level Adam, Adam Jam and then the top of the rang Adam Glam. Each of the cars have a wide selection of customizable options/extras, accessories and a rather wide selection of colours.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check the promo video out:

For more information, here’s the South African Opel Adam site: Opel ADAM

 

A Music Video To Move You: Sia “Elastic Heart”

I am massive fan of Sia’s, and became an even bigger fan when she used Maddie (of Dance Moms fame) in her music video for Chandelier. It was one of the most beautiful and moving music videos i have ever seen… so when i heard that she’d be doing another Maddie music video, i had high hopes.

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I’m not sure what to say about this video, except that i was seriously creeped out at the beginning, but i stuck it out – and i’m glad i did. By the end of the video, and the dead silence right at the end, i felt like my heart had been punched a bit. Not really sure how else to explain it.

I think we’re getting to used to paint-by-numbers music videos that are fashioned after movies where the story-lines are glaringly obvious and don’t leave much open to interpretation. I, for one, am appreciative of Sia trying to use dance as an art form to further expand on the emotions she has obviously worked into her songs.

Once you get past the initial knee-jerk rapey reaction that this video will no doubt bring out in you (which is actually a very sad initial reaction to have whenever we see an older man and a very young girl being physical in any kind of a way) – it’s actually a deeply moving piece of dance and acting. Let me know what you think!

Sia “Elastic Heart”

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake – Summer Camp

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have already teamed up once before to play these particular pre-teens at summer camp. They’re back with a 3rd installment – and i couldn’t be happier. This time around they take on “Jumper” by Third Eye Blind. Amazing.

Here’s the second installment, equally hilarious. The song is pure class:

Here’s the one that kicked it all off… the boys sing Toto’s “Africa”:

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows are in a league of their own – not only because of their unnaturally gorgeous models, but also because of the quality of the actual show. Over the years they’ve turned the show into more than just a parade of lingerie, always hiring the most on point musicians of the time and pairing them with spectacular backdrops.

This year – the performers were: Hozier, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift. Ariana did a mashup of her most recent hits, Ed Sheeran sang one of the most romantic songs of recent times (while looking slightly overwhelmed), Hozier ironically sang his song about worshipping at someone’s shrine – when all i want to do is devote my waking hours to the VS Angels! And finally, Taylor Swift came on twice (both times wearing VS lingerie) and was obviously perfect in every possible way. She didn’t look out of place on the ramp at all – she could definitely pull off being a VS model any day of the week.

In case you’re just as starved of coverage of the show here in SA like i am, let me save you the time of scouring the internet for footage. Below, you’ll find all of the best bits about the show and from the show. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

DISCLAIMER: i do not take any responsibility for feelings of inadequacy experienced after watching the following clips.

HOZIER – Take Me To Church

ED SHEERAN – Thinking Out Loud

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