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Vancouver Complaints Choir: Hilarious!

In: Patrick, Politics & Issues, Videos

OMG! I love this. Everyone complains, but who takes the time to voice their beef in the form of a humorous song with a whole ensemble of talented singers?! The Vancouver Complaints Choir does! With music by Veda Hille, the Complaints Choir to Vancouver streets on Sunday, June 13th by singing in front of the VAG (Vancouver Art Gallery). This is a popular protest and/or protest location in the city.

Believe it or not, Complaints Choirs are a global thing. There is actually a site dedicated to highlighting the many complaints choirs that sing about their annoyances, bringing awareness and humour to each cities respective issues. Here were some of my favorite lines from Vancouver’s version. It’s much better when they sing it…

  • “Granville Street, Granville Street, I hate Granville Street!”
  • “What the fuck, Gordon, What the fuck. Why is a person in a car more important than a person with a bike?”
  • “I cannot buy beer or wine in the grocery store.”
  • “HST, HST, HST, increases taxes and my wages stay the same, I’d like to loudly complain…”
  • “My complaint is all the complainers”
  • “Don’t get me started!”
  • “The Number 20 bus is the most useless bus in the universe, the schedule is a farce, a farce. If you start walking you will get their faster.”

Video after the jump…

World Cup Hottie of the Day: Benny Feilhaber

In: Donovan, Sports & Health

The Brazilian-born American stud currently plays for AGF Aarhus in the Danish Soccer League. Benny Feilhaber is a talented midfielder. It is this natural talent that scored him a scholarship with the UCLA Bruins soccer team. The 5’9″ athlete wowed US coaches so much, he was asked to play in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships after his second year at UCLA.

On the international front, Feilhaber has scored two goals for Team USA and along with UCLA teammate Carlos Bocanegra, upset the top-ranked Spanish team in a semi-final game at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

With regards to his talents off the field, he has many. Benny claims to be best dancer on his team. I don’t know about his moves on the dance floor, but I can attest to his lip-syncing skills. They’re superb. Watch the video at the end of this post to check it out yourself.

watch a video of Benny lip sync shirtless to Jordin Sparks after the jump

Book Review: Shantaram

In: Dan, Random Reads, The Arts

Just this past week I finished reading one of the most incredible novels of my life. I have read a number of books over my lifetime and I have to say that Shantaram, written by Gregory David Roberts is in my list of top three pieces of literature in my library. The story starts off instantly grabbing any readers attention and definitely kept my interest for the entire 933 pages required to tell this tale. The countries described and visited, the people who influence every decision made and the deep emotions felt through the struggles of understanding love are just three of the pieces that warmed my heart.

The lead male character, an escaped convict is a monster of a character when spelt out on paper, yet was so affectionately relatable that his committed crimes were almost negligent of judgment as the reader is swept away in the mystery of his life on the run. The first-person narrative quote on the back cover of the novel sums up my previous few statements perfectly, ‘It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.’

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logitech-headset

If you’re in the market for a new electronic gadget, have I got a product for you. Since I spend quite a bit of time in front of the computer, I’m always on the hunt for something that’ll make my life easier and convenient. Logitech’s ClearChat PC Wireless does exactly that.

The wireless headphone set allows me to freely do other things in the office/home while chatting via Skype, listening to music or gaming. The easy-to-use headset features superb high-quality wireless connection. I’ve asked colleagues and friends if they can tell the difference when I talk via a regular landline/cellphone than with this headset on Skype. All relayed no notable difference was detected.

Awesome right? With it’s range of 33ft (10m), I am able to achieve my daily tasks with effort and ease. Not to mention the ability to cut my long-distance costs since Skype’s phone rates are bargain-basement low when compared to traditional providers.

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Don’t Turn Around, Alejandro

In: Patrick, Videos

This week in Gaga, a mashup posted back in January is getting viral with the recent release of her Alejandro music video. The song has a striking resemblance to Ace of Base’s, “Don’t Turn Around.” Must be Christina Aguilera‘s fault, or Lady Gaga must have wrote “Don’t Turn Around” for Ace of Base.

If it was inspired by Ace of Base’s song, who cares. They songs do sounds so similar, so it’s just an observation – that’s all. Like I’ve said before, people inspire each other.

Video after the jump…

Jenny McCarthy The New Oprah?

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

The former Playboy bunny who hopped into acting has signed a deal with the Big O to develop a TV show together. What a strange team…

Backed by Harpo Productions, this new show is said to have the same format as The Oprah Winfrey Show. “You get a car, you get a car, you get car…EVERYBODY GETS A CAR!” Well, maybe not quite. What hasn’t been confirmed if it’s going to air on the OWN network or not.

A spokeswoman for Harpo Productions told the New York Post:

“We do not have anyone taking over for Oprah. We do have a development deal with Jenny McCarthy. We are exploring possibilities across a number of platforms.”

No one will ever really replace Oprah. No one.

E3 is on this week, the big game developer conference that houses most of the year’s major gaming announcements. I’ve always been a lover of console gaming, I guess that comes with the territory of being an only child, but of the current generation game consoles, I only have the Xbox 360.

Microsoft just finished their 90 minute conference showcasing all the new games and features being unveiled over the next year.

Most of the show centered around the Xbox 360’s motion controller system, Kinect. You may have heard about it under its old code name, Project Natal, but as they announced today, Kinect is the official name. The system allows you to use your body and voice as the remote control. You can control games, movies and music simply by moving your limbs, or speaking simple commands.

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PUKE! One of Jersey Shore’s abs-ent minded trainwrecks is releasing a track and TMZ has the clip of it. The overly autotuned song is called “The Situation” (of course) and it’s a collaboration with Fatman Scoop, DJ Class, The Disco Fries.

The song sounds like something a guy just did at home in his garage with his friend when he was just learning how to put music together and play around with autotune. It’s terrible. In fact, on the poll on TMZ where you can vote if you think the song is “Bad Ass” or “Just Bad,” 90% so far have said “Just Bad.” That was of course my vote as well.

Click Here to check it out…but you probably don’t want to.

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