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Ocean lifts guy several feet up in the air, smashes him against beach

17 Jun

Ocean lifts guy several feet up in the air, smashes him against beach

That guy being lifted by the ocean several feet up in the air and then smashed down against the beach is bodyboarder Alex Johnston. It’s like the ocean is alive and Poseidon is saying "would you stop being clowns and GET OFF MY LAWN?"

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Best entertainment of the week: Lazaretto, Mr. Mercedes, Tim’s Vermeer and more

16 Jun

Every week Apple adds tons of new media content on iTunes — music, books, movies and more. It’s impossible to keep up with all of it, but it’s not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! This week we’ve got new music from South Africa and America, a zombie show that’s a parable for race relations, Stephen King’s latest work and more!

Die Antwoord – Donker Mag

Die Antwoord is weird as hell, and you’re either going to love it or hate it. This group out of South Africa raps in a combination of English and Afrikaans, embodying a “zef” lifestyle and culture (Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord describes zef as “poor but fancy”). “Donker Mag” (“Dark Power” in Afrikaans) is their third full-length album.

We’ve already seen/heard a couple of singles from it like “Pitbull Terrier” featuring Ninja, Yolandi’s counterpart in full-on dog prosthetics as he goes on a bloody rampage, and “Cookie Thumper” (a song about a drug dealer’s post-incarceration penchant for his girlfriend’s bottom). If that gives you a sense that Die Antwoord is raw, cutting and holds nothing back, you’re right. Almost every track on this album will jar you. Yolandi and Ninja’s rapidfire multilingual raps are hard to keep up with, but DJ Hi-Tek comes up with some slammin’ beats that are sure to keep you moving.

Jack White – Lazaretto

Jack White’s second solo album (yep, it’s only number two, despite his prolific post-White Stripes work) is a blues rock record with White’s trademark weirdness on full display. He goes from pedal steel guitar to mandolin to 8-bit noise on this record, so the results are occasionally a bit psychedelic and schizophrenic. He swings from rock and roll to blues to bluegrass in the blink of an eye, occasionally wavering into country and western for good measure. It’s a polarizing record: If you’re a fan of his past work you’ll either love it or hate it.

In the Flesh – Season Two

BBC America’s “In the Flesh” is, on the surface, another variation on the popular zombie apocalypse genre — the dead have come back to life, and some have a hunger for human flesh. Others, however, suffer from “Partially Deceased Syndrome” (PDS). They are reanimated corpses who still retain a consciousness, and must find a way to integrate with a society that distrusts and loathes them. So “In the Flesh” becomes a parable for racism and xenophobia: an examination of what happens when any society is forced to assimilate a group they don’t know, understand or trust.

Season Two picks up the story of Kieren Walker, a PDS victim who struggles to find acceptance between the living and the dead. A season one recap is available for free download, or you can grab the first season too.

Mr. Mercedes

Horror author Stephen King has thrilled and chilled his readers for decades. Now it’s time for King to turn another page in his career as a writer of a hard-boiled detective novel. Mr. Mercedes is the result. It’s ostensibly the first book in a trilogy, featuring King’s new protagonist: William Hodges, a retired detective forced back into service following a horrific murder: eight people are killed when a stolen Mercedes plows into a crowd of the unemployed at a job fair.

Tim’s Vermeer

Famed 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (“The Girl with the Pearl Earring”) painted photorealistically long before photography existed. How did he do it? That’s the mystery that Tim Jenison, a Texas inventor who helped create the desktop video market, has dedicated years of his life to solving, and he thinks he has the answer. Tim’s Vermeer documents Jenison’s efforts. The doucmentary was directed by Teller (of Penn and Teller fame).

True Detective

True Detective is set in three different time periods, following two different state police officers — played by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey — as they track down one vicious series of ritualistic killings in deepest, strangest Louisiana. Richly textured, supremely well written, directed, and acted, True Detective is both beautiful and horrifying, something HBO has gotten very good at.

Your movie, TV, and music picks?

There are my media picks for this week. What have you found in iTunes that you love? Let me know in the comments.



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Sainsbury’s teams up with Google to stop you wasting food

6 Jun

It turns out that us Brits are a wasteful bunch. Studies suggest we’re throwing out as much as £60 worth of food and drink each month when we could be putting it to better use. Instead of trying to convince you to head over to one of its stores to…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 and Note Pro reach AT&T sporting giant price tags

3 Jun

Want to get one of Samsung’s latest and greatest Android tablets with fast LTE data on AT&T? You can snag one very soon… but it might cost you a pretty penny. The carrier will offer both the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 on June 6th at…

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How Star Wars would be if it were a Tarantino film

12 May

How Star Wars would be if it were a Tarantino film

After watching this Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars trailer, I want to see him direct Star Wars Episode VIII. I mean, it makes total sense: it’s all about cowboys, magical samurais, and bad guys who look like Nazis.

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OnePlus One review: a $300 smartphone has never looked so good

8 May

Look at your phone. If you can honestly admit that you love every single thing about it, I have good news: You can stop reading this review, since it won’t have an impact on your happiness. But if there’s even one thing you wish your smartphone could…

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Wallpaper That Looks Like a Swedish Sunset

6 May

Wallpaper That Looks Like a Swedish Sunset

If you long for a little extra sun after-hours, then this wallpaper might be just the ticket. Designed by Swedish brand Sandberg, the wall covering resembles a sunset from the nation’s shores.

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