Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 25, 2011

A few years ago I used to ride with Portland Critical Mass every month. Eventually, the numbers became so small that it seemed pointless to continue. Still, I’ve long felt a kinship with Critical Mass rides everywhere. Thus, seeing the following video taken Friday night in Brazil almost made me cry. One minute into the video, the joy and serenity is replaced with insane violence:


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Another New Music Video from OK Go

Another brilliant one-shot video from OK Go. For some reason, YouTube is allowing the embedding option for this, the second version for “This Too Shall Pass.”

New Music Video from OK Go

Here is an amazing video from “YouTube” stars, OK Go. Watch carefully and wonder to yourself how many takes this took:

If you don’t have flash on your device, you can view the video on YouTube with this link. Why didn’t I just embed the YouTube video? Damian Kulash, Jr., one of the guys in the band, wrote a very interesting article on a fan forum a few days ago that did an excellent job of explaining the intricacies of the music industry’s DRM machine. Today Kulash followed up with a tremendous New York Times Guest Op-Ed.

Mel Gibson: Still An Asshole

First, he claims to not know what the interviewer is asking and then he says he’s “done all the necessary mea culpas.” At least he admits he is still the same person: an anti-semitic and mean-spirited bully who doesn’t understand why people dislike him.

I think celebrities sometimes reach a tipping point where they will forever be boxed in by their past actions. Welcome to the club, Mel. Tom Cruise and Gary Busey are glad you’re here.

Best Wheelbarrow Race Ever

The awesome happens at the 14 second mark but watch the whole thing for context:

Why Homosexuality Should Be Banned

Why did Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Rachel Maddow provides some excellent historical perspective as well as outlining exactly what Obama has accomplished.

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My apologies if you had to watch a commercial before the video started.

I Gotta Feeling

Canadian university students look like they had fun making this one-take video where everyone lip synchs to a Black Eyed Peas video (via Crooks and Liars).

Give Me Novacaine

Thomas really likes to play songs from American Idiot.

Best Tornado Footage I’ve Ever Seen

Shot near Austin, MN on June 17, 2009.