I'm not sure what the obsession is with gold mining these days, but you've likely noticed how shit cable tv has become over the years. TLC used to mean The Learning Channel. Honey Boo Boo was the nail in that coffin. History channel is now just pawn shops and pickin' and rednecks. "Reality" shows about moonshine and hoarding and being addicted to pizza dominate cable programming - they are cheaper to produce than paying a writer to come up with something original.
Make no mistake - most of these shows have writers, directors and editors etc, but they aren't as highly paid as the team that produces something like CSI. You also don't really have to worry about paying actual actors. It's our fault really because we watch all this shit, but it's a sad reflection on ourselves.
Anyway - the gold shows are getting a bit ridiculous...
Gold Rush: Alaska
Yeah, mining for gold in Alaska sounds rough...
but how about mining for gold at the bottom of the Bering Sea?
Bering Sea Gold
You thought mining gold in Alaska was tough and scary?
Well, these fucking failed real estate developers/mma fighters
are gonna mine for gold in fucking Ghana Africa, bitch!
Wait a minute, you thought Ghana was intense?
Well these failed realtors and construction workers from Alabama
are going to mine for gold in Guyana in the fucking Amazon!
Hold up... wow... sure, that looks really intense...
But not as intense as mining for gold among fucking ghosts and shit
in a motherfucking HAUNTED GOLD MINE!
Okay seriously - fuck all that weak ass shit.
We're going to mine for gold where it's really fucking cold...
so cold that experienced explorers die and shit. EXTREEEEEEME!!!!1111
Animal Planet, motherfuckers!
Ice Cold Gold
... have I missed any? Let me know in the comments below.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is easily one of the most iconic action heroes of our time. Having been the Governor of California for 8 years (has it really been 8 years?!), he's looking to reinvent himself yet again. His appearance in movies here and there (even as a CG version of his younger self in Terminator Salvation) indicates he has Hollywood in his blood. He just loves to have people looking at him and listening to him. Some people are just wired that way.
Stan Lee - another iconic figure - appears to be behind this new cartoon which is about Arnold becoming a superhero. It's a silly yet interesting concept. It looks completely awful and from the 90s. It somehow makes me feel nostalgic and it hasn't even come out yet.
Schwarzenegger and Lee are both living cartoon characters as it is... this project wrote itself. It looks like complete fail. Behold.
Baby Trashes Bar in Las Palmas
This hilarious short is from an upcoming film by Johannes Nyholm.
I owe some entries up in this blog... I'll post something this weekend. Stay tuned.
These commercials are pretty amazing. I have a bit of an appreciation for commercials. Designers are given a huge budget and an opportunity to grab attention. To do so, they are tasked with cramming every inspired trick in their book into a 15-30 second spot. There's no room for bullshit.
These two new commercials from Volkswagen are both creative and fun and produced better than most feature films.
This commercial is just about as amazing.
I always feel a little late to the party when a video on youtube has over 100k hits. This one has nearly a million at the time of this writing and it deserves it. Cats playing cardboard instruments and driving cars is about as epic as you can get.
I will be seeing them next weekend if all goes well. Yolandi might even punch me in the face if I'm lucky.