Hyperlapse videos: a cliche coming soon

This past Monday Instagram unveiled Hyperlapse.

I’m impressed and eager to use it as I’m sure most people are.

Soon Hyperlapse videos will be mainstream cliche and EVERYONE and their mom will shoot this way; probably also replacing use cases where photos would have once been shot.

But I’m okay with this cliche, the videos are beautiful.

 

What the fuck is in Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte?

It’s that time of year where white girls (my gf included) all over America collectively freak out over the coming of fall and Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte.

But what is in the damn thing?! Turns out a lot of shitty stuff: this article breaks it down as well as does the detective work to uncover the ingredients for Starbucks.

The image below is handy if it’s tl;dr. Essentially it’s a bunch of chemicals, flavoring and a ton of sugar (50 grams for grande)

But the thing is NOBODY CARES.


Everyone already knows that there isn’t any real pumpkin in this drink and nobody expects there to be.

Nobody expects Starbucks’ to put pumpkin in their pumpkin spice latte. Isn’t THAT the problem?

The thing is corporations are not going to put real food in their products over cheaper artificial alternatives unless they have to, e.i people don’t buy their products. You can’t blame Starbucks, this is how they can maximize revenue with this product. Maximizing revenue is how our economy works.

Bloggers and people tweeting can make a big stink over products like this all they want, but until consumers stop buying and depend an alternative, nothing will change.

The History of The Eagles: The guys still got it

IMG_5127-0.JPGMonday Avery and I saw the Eagles, a band formed 40 years ago, perform at the Tacoma Dome.

The guys still have it after all these years. Of course they aren’t as good vocally as they were in the 70′s, but still they can sing and play amazingly well.

Audio/video from the show, plus some especially great YouTube videos when The Eages were at the top of their game below.

Song Mashup

Two Performances from 1977

Today I took to YouTube to watch some vintage Eagles performances, and here are two of my favorites.

Take It to The Limit

Take note of original bassist Randy Meisner’s crazy vocals at the 4:17 mark

One of These Nights

Don Felder’s guitar solo at the 2:07 mark

Don Henley’s amazing falsetto at the 3:24 mark

 

TL;DR Edition 1

A semi-regular post where I search the depths of the internet and uncover a few gems (so you don’t have to)

The correlation between drinking with coworkers and success

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Drink between 1 and 11 drinks to be cool at work.

“There is a tipping point to popularity in the study: Participants who reported having more than 12 drinks at a time had the same, or less, social standing as the ones who didn’t binge.

Keep your day job

A good reminder if you are disenchanted with your job.

And my experience has been that economic security has always helped my art along more than any kind of “spiritual” freedom or whatever.

 

Right now my day job is going around giving talks and writing and selling books. It’s a good day job, but “doing what I love” would actually mean sitting around all day reading and drawing and making these goofy poems. Guess how much that pays? Not much. And guess how much time I actually get to do that stuff? Not much.

This is what I recommend: get up early. Get up early and work for two hours on the thing you really care about. Then, when you’re done, go to your job. When you get there, your boss can’t take the thing you really care about away from you, because you already did it. And you know you’ll get to do it tomorrow morning, as long as you make it through today.

The “meaning” in your job is: it pays the bills. Get as good at it as you can, because it’ll make the job more interesting to you, and it will provide you exits to another one. Then find the rest of your meaning elsewhere.

 

On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs

And now why your job sucks

Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul.

Fix your process

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We decide what to eat for breakfast, we decide what to wear, and we decide to watch TV instead of working on a side project. One donut or one night of TV — not a big deal, right? Well, that is right. But hundreds of donuts and hundreds of hours of TV are big deals.

And alcohol is the legal substance here?!

Alcohol, not along the most harmful, but highest proportion of harm done to others.

More evidence that we just need to stop all prohibition

Andrew Wiggins Vine

Right before he was traded for Kevin Love

Game 4 of the NBA Finals was Magical

I like the NBA because it’s the best basketball players in the world — as opposed to college basketball.  And the NBA Playoffs just ups the ante even more. Right now the Spurs are by far the best team in the league and game 4 of the NBA Finals was an amazing display of how they play as a team.  Who would be MVP if the series ended today: Duncan, Parker, Leonard, Diaw, so hard to pick.

Check out this post from The Bleacher Report for videos highlighting that the Spurs are a thing of beauty (and their were a lot).

Grantland, as always, summed up things nicely:

Games 3 and 4 have been essentially one uninterrupted Spurs highlight reel.

And it does look like the amount of basketball The Heat have played over the past four years is catching up with them:

The problem with trying to extend this title run the next few years is Wade, Bosh, and the rest of an expensive, broken-down roster that’s played 100 games per year since 2010. I know that’s probably always been true, but man. Last night it felt obvious.

Dwyane looks defeated after back-to-back 20 point losses

Plus Kawhi did this to Wade

Mr. Leonard continues to empress offensively too

Oh yeah, and 38-year-old top-five-player-of-all-time-player Tim Duncan also became the all-time leader in playoff minutes (surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and double-doubles (surpassing Magic Johnson) in this game.

Full Recap of Game 4

Check out The Bleacher Report and Grantland for great coverage of the Finals

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