What The Internet Was Really Made Of

September 30th, 2012
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Journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he made a research to see it — the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical components that make up the net. In his book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, Andrew Blum wanted to capture the “spirit of place” of the Internet.  Because as far-reaching and virtual as our connection to the Net is, the signals travel on good old-fashioned cabling, glass fibers jacketed in polymer, running through conduit under streets. Watch this video as Andrew Blum talks about what lies beneath this virtual technology called “internet.”

 

Dredd 3D Movie Review

September 29th, 2012
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Does anyone remember the 1995 action flick Judge Dredd? Now here comes the sequel to the high-end action hit “Dredd” starring the newcomer Karl Urban. Watch this video as Movie Critic Nick Iacobucci talks about his insights and comments with this futuristic movie sequel. Will “Dredd” overpower the first sequel? Find out which one is better and more entertaining with this movie review.

 

GANGNAM STYLE– what does it mean?

September 28th, 2012
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“Gangnam Style”. The music video by K-pop star PSY (real name Park Jae-Sang) that took the pop world by storm and replaced “Call Me Maybe” as the viral sensation since it’s July debut. We’ve seen it all over the internet. We’ve seen it in televisions. Fans have danced to the song and filmed videos of their own. It has been highly praised for its humorous, catchy rhythm, and PSY’s unusual dance moves in the music video and live performances. But what do the lyrics mean, and what’s the story behind the trademark dance move?

 

For those who haven’t been following the story for weeks, here’s a quick cheat sheet to get everyone up to speed.

 

What’s so special about the video?

 

The mass appeal of the music video points to it’s signature dance move known as the “The horse-riding dance.” PSY explained this move on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as he taught Ellen and Britney Spears the dance. “It’s like you’re riding on an invisible horse.”

 

 

PSY explains the Gangnam style’s origin in Fuse.

 

 

What does “Oppan Gangnam style” mean?

 

Gangnam is a wealthy neighborhood in the South Korean city of Seoul where young people go clubbing, partying, and shopping.

 

Oppa means ‘older brother,’ which is an affectionate term girls use to address older guy friends or a boyfriend. It can also be used as a first-person pronoun, as PSY does in the video, he’s telling a woman that “Your man has Gangnam style”.

 

Find the lyrics and translation of the song here.

 

Makeup for Glasses

September 27th, 2012
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Ladies, did you know that just because you wear glasses doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt those gorgeous eyes? Here’s a video tutorial by Michelle Phan with some neat tips and tricks on how to enhance your eyes with makeup to wear with glasses. Enjoy!