yetunknown: (fledglings)


"Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching."

I actually acted like a crazy person and CLAPPED AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN while watching this. in hindsight, it was a good thing I had locked my door.

and I've been perusing through some of TED's talk videos they've posted on their website and I can't stop watching. some of them are just mindblowing. From six ways mushrooms can save the world to string theory explained in simple words to learning what exactly is the Large Hadron Collider to finding out what time of the year breakups most occur through Facebook statuses to learning about The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour. I can't get enough of it.

(tip: if you go to the website, you can download these videos for free! you don't even need to sign up or anything like that.)
yetunknown: (fuck you)
......oh.

This is what I miss when I don't check my flist for a couple of weeks, apparently.

Growing up in an environment where a lecturer of my religious studies subject can actually say in class that women are half to blame for incidents of rape because of the way they dress and not receive a peep of objection, this opinion of Z's has me seriously disappointed. I did not expect that from her.



(I don't even know how to tag this, ugh.)


eta: also, there's a rumour that Ole may be leaving United. DDDDDDD:
yetunknown: (adorable)
oh man, I'm reading The Losers fic again when I should be studying/completing my projects /o\

but the cast of The Losers, guys! how are they so AWESOME? I never knew Zoe Saldana was such an awesome, funny lady until this



"That is so fucking amazing! *clasps hands to chest*"
HAHAHAHAHA. You should watch this for the hilarity of Columbus answering "She's Latin."

and this, too



Audience member: Chris Evans, you are such a hunk..... Okay, this question is for Zoe.
Everybody: *cracks up*

Audience question about Zoe being badass in the movie.
Zoe: There's a little bit of resilience that I have, I don't know whether that's due to stubbornness or the fact that I like pain, when something becomes a 'No' I guess it just turns me on. I really like to challenge myself..
Audience: *shouts of No! and general cheering*
Zoe: I know! Am I just making sexual references today, you guys? Happy Easter :D

also, the love that Chris and Columbus seem to have for each other makes me very, very happy :DDD

(shuddup. so I get smiley about that stuff :P)
yetunknown: (fuck you)
First Khairy Jamaluddin actually said something that I agreed with. Now BN/UMNO are denouncing Perkasa? should I check to see if the sun is rising from the West?

also, shana tova umetukah everyone :)

eta:
almost forgot. I have ten Dreamwidth invite codes* that I don't know what to do with. have at'em:
1. C7QCVJT652K5HAAADBW7
2. ETKMQCH9XEAHMAAADBW8
3. EC24EYGRQNMKBAAADSEH
4. B27HZY47S9G9SAAAJAUT
5. QQ6PPF79ZSSJ9AAAJAUU
6. 2BXF78TPX55ZKAAAJAUV
7. FK4VDKCPNAGEZAAAJAUW
8. FDZJKJ9G23CZAAAAJAUX
9. AADRZQTPHJ579AAAJAUY
10. S29NVQAMCD5NRAAAJAUZ

*if you don't know what invite codes are, they're codes that you'd need to set up an account on Dreamwidth.
yetunknown: (sriracha)


Andrew DeRoberts singing I'm Tore Down feat. the Kris Allen Band. lkag;aesf

his singing voice! his drunken self! his drawl at the end! "Where's Dave? Dave, I'm sorry I broke all your shit" LOLOLOL

I LOVE HIM. )
yetunknown: (riseraction)
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:DDDDDDDDDDD
yetunknown: (sriracha)
Firstly,

THEY ARE NOT TO BE SEPERATED, ALRIGHT )

secondly





done by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] mrsmaggiemae :D

and I don't know who made this but you are clearly awesome


eta:
Thirdly,
sometimes, I really wonder what goes on in Jon Walker's head )
@iamjonwalker moving on http://twitpic.com/2fp2ug

Fourthly, if you haven't read this Arthur-centric Inception/500 Days of Summer fic, you should go do that right now. If you're still resisting it, um, sorry about your life?

and last but not least, Tomrad, why are you so precious? although, giving away free stuff when you're already broke and selling your merch off for 50% less is not a sound business strategy, just saying.
yetunknown: (fledglings)
School has been taking over my life this past month. SERIOUSLY, I feel like the three months of doing nothing has turned my brain into mush and made me forget how to actually think. It makes me sad because thinking is one of my favourtie pastimes :(

anyway, I feel like I should post in bullet points lately because no way can I write a post about the past month in a cohesive manner.

1. Inception. Inception fandom, how so awesome? seriously, I am finding good fic everyday )

and that's only the fic I've read in the past few days. If I included every fic I've read that I really, really liked, this list would be very, very long. if you're curious for more, just comment. I'd be happy to sift through my bookmarks.

2. late, but this video

Krim Outtakes from Yankee Stadium )
KRIM! KAB! Kris being a gentleman and picking up Jim's notes after he dropped them for the 20842 time! (obvious much, Jim?)

3. people on twitter have reignited my love for football and, strangely, the Beckhams. I forgot how Victoria says the most hilariously inappropriate things sometimes and David is quietly snarky. and babiiiieeees <333

4. I still don't really know how to feel about Eminem asking Rihanna to basically sing a refrain on a song about domestic violence but ugh, this song is so good. and so is the music video. which features Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan )

5. Just found this article on Guardian Football about Rooney clashing with SAF. hahahahaha HE JUST WANTS TO PLAY FOR HIS COUNTRY, OKAY. Seriously, though. It's why I love that little dude so much. He just can't say no to his country (and club, too).

6. Watched Salt last night. I want to see Angelina Jolie in action movies all the time now. She's just so good at it. (No, I haven't seen Mr and Mrs Smith. what? I just don't go out a lot, okay.)

7. I really want this hoodie but I just can't justify spending that amount of money for an item of clothing + shipping ;_______________; /whine

8. ...I just stumbled over this video of Lissie covering Kid Cudi's Pursuit of Happiness :O ...:DDDD )

(and I can't stop listening to the Lissie and Ellie Goulding collaboration on Everywhere I Go from the same festival. yes, STILL. here, have an mp3. I really should go and get this lady's album from somewhere.)

...aaaaaaaand now I have to get back to studying. /o\ oh, and eating. I keep forgetting that getting proper nutrients at appropriate mealtimes is an essential part of life /o\/o\/o\
yetunknown: (this guy!)
I woke up in a spectacularly bad mood to day for unknown reasons (maybe because I missed last night's prayers because I fell asleep? that just came to me. I don't know, though.) but a few things made it better:

1. [livejournal.com profile] stickmarionette

2.
LXD at TED, where they got a standing ovation. YOU HEAR THAT, OSCARS?? )

3. Lissie and Ellie Goulding singing Everywhere I Go live. purest form of beauty. )

I had this video on repeat before I went to class. I hope someday, I can find something that gets me as passionate as these two seem to be about music.

4. [livejournal.com profile] stickmarionette (who brought me #5 and #6)

5. remembering this pic


I still giggle EVERY. TIME. ~So wrong, yet so right~

6. this dude )

(who is also in this video. he's the one on stage left. who keeps doing the orgasm!face and skips to centerstage halfway through the song. he's my favourite :DDD)

7. [livejournal.com profile] stickmarionette :DDDDDD
yetunknown: (giggsy)
Does anybody know why my own posts aren't showing up on my Reading Page? I've clicked on 'Manage Circle' and it's there in the list of subscriptions so I really don't know. any help is greatly appreciated :)
yetunknown: (this is how the spanish do it)
1. Kris Allen: Ladybug Killer
"I will sing to you, little ladybug" and then he killed it. ahahahahhahaha. after the performance, Kris tweeted "RIP to the ladybug at the radio show today. Pourin some out for ya." and then, his guitarist/BFF Cale Mills who performed with him and was the one who brought Kris' attention to the ladybug on his mike tweeted "@Krisallen, Ozzy bites the head off a bat on stage, you accidentally kill a ladybug at a radio show...advantage ozzy." and then @ladybugghost appeared (its name is Dot) on Twitter and its first tweet was "@KrisAllen I forgive you." just - HAHAHHAHHA

2. is this not the most precious thing you have ever seen? (a cute boy! wrapped up in a flag! asleep on a field! wearing red chucks! I don't know, that last part is really endearing to me *g*.)

3. [personal profile] stickmarionette has been educating me on the ways of FC Barcelona through her fics and Twitter. I think I know the same amount of information about Barcelona as I do Man Utd now, which is quite surprising, given my creaky memory haha.

and

4. Cannot. Stop. Watching. This.


eta: are these not the most beautiful pictures you've seen in your life today? :D? \o/? no? not even this?

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...okay /o\
yetunknown: (this is how the spanish do it)
kinda late because I've been spazzing all over twiiter but-

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I'M SO HAPPY TODAY

LIKE, DELIRIOUSLY SO, IDEK GUYS. HOW DID THESE TEAM GET INTO MY HEART LIKE THIS?


*kisses all of you*

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yetunknown: (perfect poses)
I had to go pick up my friend the other day so I wanted to make a mix for the drive and wanted it to feature a lot of girls. Somehow Kris Allen got in there too. This is a trimmed version from the one I made for my car. All killer, no filler!

 
Girls, Girls, Girls (and Kris Allen)
(Driving Mix #4)



Tracklist
1. Florence + The Machine, Kiss With A Fist
2. Feist, 1234
3. The Like, Release Me
4. Charlotte Sometimes, Waves And The Both Of Us
5. Ani DiFranco - Both Hands New

6. Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
7. Gold Motel - Don't Send The Searchlights
8. Regina Spektor - Folding Chair
9. Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know
10. Paramore, Misguided Ghosts
11. Adele, Hometown Glory
12. Alexz Johnson, Voodoo
13. The Like, Fair Game
14. Allison Iraheta, Don't Waste The Pretty (featuring Orianthi)
15. Paramore, Where The Lines Overlap
16. The Pretty Reckless, Make Me Wanna Die

Bonus Track: Allison Iraheta & Kris Allen, The Scientist

download [83 MB]

(gonna keep this unlocked for a short while)
yetunknown: (adorable)


why is this video SO. OUT OF. SYNC. Grrrr.

Very pretty tho. I appreciate the close-ups of Ryan and Jon Walker's face in general :D


in other news, I ♥ Jim Cantiello and the Kris Allen Band


my favourite parts:
1. ANDREW HOW ARE YOU SO ADORABLE
2. Jim implying that Nicole Kidman is going to carry Kris away because he looks similar to Keith Urban
3. Cale talking about how they tried Googling the shirtless pics. FOR. THE. WIN.

in other news, DO NOT get a twitter. It is addictive /o\
yetunknown: (perfect poses)


this performance is FANTASTIC. Seriously, if you've never heard of The Like before, I highly recommend watching this performance and this interview.

Stealing clothes off children! Bribing them with lollipops! Having no shame at doing the walk of shame! )

I stand by my statement that they should do video interviews all the time. They're just so freaking likable (unintentional pun, sorry).

and before I forget again:

THANK YOU, JON WALKER.

(click for bigger)
yetunknown: (backwards z)


this made me feel slightly better about Uruguay vs South Korea. South Korea are not "my" team but I was hoping that they would advance and I'm still slightly upset. oh, football.
yetunknown: (huggle attack)
So. This.

On the one hand, I'm glad that the issue is being discussed, and in most cases that I have seen, being discussed in a rational and adult manner, even educating a few people (including myself) in the process.

On the other hand, I cannot believe that people are still writing comments that amount to "It's only fiction!" and "people are overreacting".

1. Yes, I know it is fiction. That does not make people who are hurt by this piece of fiction hurt any less. Fiction mirrors what we as a society think, especially when it addresses the minority. There was a reason I hated Avatar and it was not because of CGI. And yes, I also know that the author was hurt. Which leads to

2. Because you are hurt does not give you the right to cause more hurt by using trigerry language and not thinking and/or not caring about the consequences to people other than yourself. Comparing criticism to rape? I don't know how someone can overreact to that.

(I encourage anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about to go to this post and read all the discussion going on in the comments. and yes, I do mean ALL. Even the negative ones.)



now, I would like to direct you to Allison Iraheta and David Immerman doing a freakishly awesome acoustic version of Holiday. (If someone knows how to embed this, please tell me! and if someone has mp3, PLEASE TELL ME.)

This girl just gets better everyday. I kinda feel like it's a good thing she didn't blow up so big because I like to think that it gives her more time to grow and explore her musical identity without being under the microscope. On the flipside, I would much rather hear her on the radio than Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus.

Also? I ship her and her guitarist now. They seem to have a lot of mutual respect and adoration for each other and that is A+ OK with me.

Another video of Heartbreaker but from NY and farther away. However you can clearly hear the crowd singing along, which is awesome.
yetunknown: (huggle attack)
here, have a video of the Kris Allen Band comparing themselves to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

this band cracks me up )

cover of the night, Don't Look Back In Anger!


with cameos by all of GRO and a bubble maker! the fact that Josh(?) had to bend way down to sing into Kris' mike cracks me up. Kris messes up the words, but not horribly. and apparently they gave Kris a Marilyn Monroe t-shirt and a baby before the last song. man am I gonna miss those guys.

Steve Luna takes the cake, though, by walking onstage in a midriff baring GRO merch shirt, a wig and a skirt. I have to admit, he looks better in that skirt than I probably would. and Kris & Band presents GRO with a painting of horses as a parting gift. (Yeah, no idea either.)


Things that do not involve Curse I've Fallen*:
I've been noticing that my memory is getting really really bad lately. For example, I'm on a site and reading something and then I remember I need to do something (e.g. search a phrase or get a drink). After I've browsed the site a bit more and move to another tab, I've forgotten what I was supposed to do. 60% of the time I remember again but it's the rest 40% that has me worried. *sigh* I guess my memory is like my kneecaps, getting old before their time.


* got those from the comments section of Top Idol. I was so bored I actually spent the whole day going through the comments in the AI threads there. It was very.... educational.
yetunknown: (Default)


is he kidding or... is he kidding? because I can't imagine Cape Town being a theme for anything sports-related.

World Cup:
I only saw England vs Slovenia and USA vs Algeria not even halfway through so if you have anything to add, please do.

England vs Slovenia was terrible. Both sides were... clunky, for lack of a better word. Although England got better after the goal. (Their passes actually reached the right people!) That Slovenian goalie, though. Man.

USA vs Algeria! I liked this match, from what I saw before I fell asleep on the couch. I stand by my opinion that that first disallowed goal shouldn't have been disallowed. But they still won! and Michael Bradley actually smiled! \o?

now, do I get over my anxiety of unknown places and go to the cafe opposite this apartment to get breakfast or actually wait until my planned trip to the mall later today?

eta: just saw the highlights of Mexico vs Uruguay, France vs South Africa and Nigeria vs South Korea. I didn't realize how crazy the South Africa vs France game was. also, the Uruguay and South Korea teams are full of hot people.

eta2: wow, Greek goalie, whoever you are. He did well against Argentina and looked good doing it. actually, you know what? just go to this post and appreciate the pretty. [/shallow]

eta 3: oh Mark Ronson, you are such a hipster. )
yetunknown: (backwards z)


oh man, I think I squeaked when I saw this. $25k in 4 days you benches! so kick awesome!



here's another couple who are so dorky and adorable they make my teeth ache.



I was originally saving my last userpic spot (on LJ) for a Kris icon but, uh, apparently Andrew takes precedence right now?



here's what I've been watching on and off for a while now:



around 1:54, when he drops his head back? I think my mouth went dry.

speaking of hotness, I really want to be Nick White in this one. look how he oh-so-casually slings an arm around Jon's shoulders.



okay, so this post pretty much devolved into a Jon Walker (and the rest of his band) Is Hot post. I don't think many people will complain, though.

eta:



I don't think I've posted this before, even though I flailed over it months ago. But if you haven't seen Lisa Hannigan & band perform I Don't Know in a tiny room, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to watch this video. Seriously.

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