Not too long ago, I wrote about a new documentary web series called The Grindr Guide, that follows several guys as they explore sex, dating and friendships through the geo-based application Grindr. The series was filmed over a three-month period in early 2012.
In the first of the latest two episodes, The Grindr Guide tackles The Aftermath of contacting people on the app and dealing with rejection and that sort of thing. The second deals with Body Image. The headless torsos are part of the territory when it comes to Grindr, but are they as harmless as they appear? The episode looks at how the ego and body image relate to the Grindr experience.
Watch the latest two episodes below and share your experiences with Grindr as it relates to the aftermath and body image in the comments.
There’s no denying that Justin Bieber is a talented artist and that he has accomplished a lot of his age. There’s also no denying that he’s growing up. That being said, I’ve personally felt that the things he posts and the way he’s been acting as of late … fame has definitely changed him. He comes across so douchey and quite annoying a lot of the time. I know that he puts up with a lot in terms of paparazzi and all of that, but his arrogance just puts me off.
This week, he posted a photo on Instagram and posted the longest rant ever for a picture-based app. Totally the wrong forum for an essay, Bieber. He proceeds to explain how successful he is at his age and that he has his head on straight. At the end of the rant, he says something about Lindsay Lohan that was totally unnecessary in my opinion. If he wants to be treated with respect as a celebrity, then why dis another? Just my opinion. Read the rant below.
Yesterday, a good friend of mine shared this video with me and thought it was worth sharing. Then I saw a few people posting it on Facebook as well so I’m now getting around to writing about it.
You see, earlier this week, my world changed quite a bit with a breakup, but the truth of the matter is it’s a good thing. Despite the fact that it’s a painful process, I’m now at the point where I get why it’s good. We are both at places in our lives where we have been complacent and not happy. Not necessarily with each other, but our careers and focus in life. I had several moments of clarity over the past 12 hours and the most important thing is to do what makes you happy. If you’re not happy, change it and take action. Being an entrepreneur, I do generally “do what I love,” but change is always needed in life and I’m excited for what lies ahead.
This video, narrated by Alan Watts, asks the question, “What If Money Did Not Matter?” We spend most of our lives doing things we don’t love because we feel like we have to for money. But what if you did something you loved and enjoyed life first and foremost? Chances are that can turn into something you can make money at. Watch the video to see this explained more clearly.
Forbes has just released their list of the Most Influential Celebrities for 2013 and it’s no surprise that Oprah Winfrey tops the list once again. It’s no surprise given the fact that she has a network, makes her round doing influential speaking engagements (which I had the pleasure of attending about a month ago), and a whole lot of other great things going for her. She also gets some pretty big names for her interviews on Oprah’s Next Chapter, including the recent Lance Armstrong special.
You may wonder how the list is determined and that is by E-Poll Research surveys. E-Poll Chief Executive Gerry Philpott says the term “influential” can mean different things to different people, but most of the time it speaks to someone’s impact on the culture. It’s not always a sign that the celebrity is well-liked. There are some interesting people on the list, like Steven Spielberg, for example. How can he be considered influential as a director? Well one example Philpott says is, “To this day, ask anyone what they think about before going in the ocean,” says Philpott (referencing Spielberg’s 1975 film Jaws).
With this all in mind, check out the list of celebrities that made the top 10 list below.
I love a good disney parody and also love a good a cappella cover so the video below made me very happy. A YouTuber/Singer named Jon Cozart created a song called “After Ever After” that he sings a cappella with himself.
The “After Ever After” lyrics tell the story of several of your favorite Disney characters and what happened to them after they lived happily ever after. For example, here’s what happened to Ariel:
“I loved being princess down in — this beautiful ocean blue / But mermaids are going missing — they end up in someone’s stew / So just try to put yourself in — to somebody else’s gills / You’re killing my ecosystem — with fishing and oil spills / Thank you BP, thank you BP / The British are killing, oil is spilling / Now I can’t see… MY EYES! / Chinamen feast on Flounder’s fins / Plus the Japanese killed all my whale friends / Oceans are browning, I think I’m drowning / Thanks to BP / YOU SUCK!”
Other than Ariel, the other characters we learn about included Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Prince Ali. Enjoy!
Wow. I don’t know why, perhaps with my own experiences with the subject matter of the lyrics, but this song and music video is really powerful to me. The song is called “Telemiscommunications‘ and it’s a duo by two really great artists: deadmau5 and Imogen Heap.
It’s all about long distance relationships and when people are apart because of work. The “Telemiscommunications” part plays in with how it’s extremely difficult to really be present with the person you love when there are all of these distractions around. It’s hard to be with someone by cell phone and often times things get interpreted differently. Imogen Heap sings, “This is just so unlike us / Come back to horizontal islands / If we could win just one small touch / Contact versus tele-miscommunications.” It’s a really beautiful song and in the video, various forms of animation are used to tell the stories of people in the airport struggling with their emotions as they are away from their partners.
Definitely a must-see video. It’s very creative and brings the lyrics to the song to life in a very powerful and artistic way. Check it out below.
Yesterday, Taylor Swift debuted her music video for her single “22” on Good Morning America. The single is currently at No. 44 on the Hot 100 but I’m sure with this video release, it will make its way up. Swift turned 23 years old in December of 2012 so I guess in this song and video, she’s partying like she was one year younger. You so wild & crazy, Taylor.
The song is about guy-related drama and then going out with friends to forget about it, and that the video storyline compliments that as well. In the lyrics, Swift sings, “Yeah, we’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time / It’s miserable and magical, Oh yeah / Tonight’s the night we forget about the heartbreak.” In the video, she hangs out with her real life best girl friends and they have a cake baking kitchen party, hang out at the beach at sunset, have a house party, and it wraps up with Swift diving into the outdoor pool fully clothed. The entire video is also framed as if it’s all Instagram.
It’s a cute video, but also annoying at the same time for some reason. It’s a little too much heart sunglasses and girlfriends soaking up each others awesomeness for me. Check it out below and let me know what you think.
In the following video, Davey Wavey asks several lesbians (one-on-one) what they think about vaginas. Their initial reactions range from wishing that they had one to explaining that lesbians actually don’t have a problem with penises… just what they are attached to. He then asks them to describe a penis in one word and some of their responses include: Pointy, transformer, squishy-stick, and of course many others. He also had them talk about how penises smell and also to make a face as if they were a penis. LOL.
Another random funny aspect to the video is that there’s one girl that’s all confused because it turns out she’s not a lesbian… well, she admits to being 10% lesbian. Enjoy the video below!