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TED Conference Speaker Has Best Computer Fail Ever

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TED Conference Speaker Has Best Computer Fail Ever

Posted on 09 March 2012 by admin


From LAist.com

Imagine you are invited to give a TED talk at the big conference in Long Beach. But just as your talk on the topic of the “unexpected” gets underway, troche you’re plagued with that Apple computer “spinning beach ball of death” and your total AV package is frozen. Gulp.

That’s exactly want happened to speaker Colin Robertson, hospital whose presentation was derailed…with unexpected results.




Okay, pharm so Colin isn’t Colin, and the TED talk gone awry, if you haven’t watched the whole video yet, was actually an Improv Everywhere “scene” put on with the help of the TED organizers.

After the initial awkward phase, and the audience clearly feeling bad for the guy on the stage, the presentation started to get a little ridiculous.

Improv Everywhere explains:

The crowd started to catch on that something was not right as the error messages starting piling on top of each other. Errors from older Mac operating systems starting popping up, one accompanied by the classic “eep” sound. Then two additional spinning beach balls appeared. At this point, performers secretly placed in the crowd popped open umbrellas that looked exactly like the spinning beach ball.


Ultimately, the “skit” made use of rainbow wigs, streamers, and people dressed up as a human “spinning beach ball” to make the point, and the joke: The unexpected can be wonderful!

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WAPA Official Launch Party @ Black Hill Productions’ Studio – 9/17/2011

Posted on 12 September 2011 by admin


We Are Party Animals Official Launch Party
FREE w/ RSVP – rsvp[at]wearepartyanimals.org (closes SATURDAY at 1pm) 


In a few short months We Are Party Animals (WAPA) has grown from a simple idea (i.e. having a fucking blast) into a diverse organization of positive, there talented, generic capable people who want to give back to their community and to others around the world.


As a symbol of our growth into a fully functioning organization on the road to becoming a legal non-profit, buy cialis we are throwing a badass fucking party and everyone’s invited!


Generally our events focus on supporting a particular cause, but this event is specifically intended to support WAPA itself. However, we will have plenty of information available about causes that need our support.




– VCR Monster (http://vcrmonstermusic.bandcamp.com/)
– Glow Marrow (http://www.facebook.com/GlowMarrow)
– Mother (http://www.facebook.com/mothermusic)
– Indigo Child (http://soundcloud.com/we-are-indigo-child)
– Buffalo Electric (http://www.facebook.com/BuffaloElectric)


– Freq Status
– B-Ray
– Bear Jew


– George LeMontague
– Doug Cooper
– Robert Descant
– Walter Reyes


LIVE MAGIC BY ART CRUZ! (wait til you see this guy! no joke)


– Thinner/Colder
– Alexander D.C.D. Smith


– Photobooth by Yasmin Antonio (Designed by Kalae Gam)
– Roaming photos by George LeMontague




FREE w/ RSVP – rsvp[at]wearepartyanimals.org (closes SATURDAY at 1pm)


$10 Keg Cups (unlimited refills)






Donate 1 CANNED FOOD ITEM for 2 tickets for the DOOR PRIZE raffle!


Black Hill Productions
1205 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA


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Hook (1991) – Movie Review

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Hook (1991) – Movie Review

Posted on 31 July 2011 by Bryan


So, discount one of great things about my AT&T Uverse service is when its working it’s got a lot of channels and a bunch of stuff to watch onDemand.  Fortunately for me, my service happened to be working this past weekend and a favorite childhood classic was playing on one of the 1800+ channels.  (If you can’t tell, I currently have a love/hate relationship with AT&T.)


The 1991 Stephen Spielberg film “Hook,” an adaptation of the classic Peter Pan tale, received a pathetic 27% on RottenTomatoes.com from critics.  However, the audience rated the movie quite a bit higher with a score of 72%.  I side with the barbarian horde and say this movie is AWESOME!


Look, just because the exposition in the film is exhaustive doesn’t mean the movie sucks.  Hook was released on the day before my 9th birthday in December 1991 and I think we can all agree its obvious this is a children’s film.  So, let’s critique the film for what it’s trying to be, an fantastic adventure for youth about how great it is to be young and irresponsible.


One word incapsulated this feeling in 1991 for me…  R U F I O



What 9 year old wouldn’t want to be like this punk rocking, back talking, leader of the Lost Boys with a red triple mo-hawk??  And the guy turned out pretty cool in real life too.  He was the the shoe designer in that episode of Entourage where Turtle tries to get an exclusive pair of sneaks early and he was even harassed at The Grove by TMZ!



Even though it looks like Rufio likes to hang out with family and friends at a local mall, we all know he loves to party at heart.  That’s what this totally rad 90’s flick gets the WAPA stamp of approval.  Oh, and because of my favorite scene in the movie.  You’ll just have to watch to understand…



By the way, I didn’t realize until recently that Hook was played by Dustin Hoffman.  It probably had something to do with the fact that I was 9 years old at the time, but his performance was great nonetheless.  Rock and Roll Dustin Hoffman for being one weird ass entertaining fuck!


IMDB – Hook (1991)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: J.M. Barrie (books), J.M. Barrie (play), and 4 more credits »

Stars: Dustin HoffmanRobin Williams and Julia Roberts

Budget: $70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,522,535 (USA) (15 December 1991) (2197 Screens)

Gross:  $300,854,823 (Worldwide)


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