December 13, 2013
A Weblog by Bradley Cain
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Drive-thru is bad for you and you’re a fatty. And Diet.com‘s mobile Nutrition on the Go service will tell you about it.
Texting the name of the item you are about to order to shortcode DIET1 (34381) will yield results like calorie content, carbs, fats and protein. Almost instantaneously. Just about enough time to decide that extra taco won’t look so good on your thighs.
100% FREE and one of my all-time favorite uses of shortcodes. Besides 40404.
You can try it without burning through your precious texts at the link.
Posted by Bradley under Movies
I was watching American Idol tonight *cough* and noticed the premiere of a new Indiana Jones TV spot. Here’s the link!
Posted by Bradley under Music
Coldplay is hot on the heels of Trent Reznor offering up their latest single Violet Hill for free. But it’s only free for a week. Assholes.
Get it at http://www.coldplay.com/song.html while you still can.
Madonna’s latest album Hard Candy is a tasty confection. And is quickly becoming my favorite of her career. Confessions On A Dance Floor (her previous studio album) was a future-pop, dance party disco which brought Madonna back to her core. It was hyper, effective pop music but it left Madonna’s character lost in translation. Hard Candy seems to be an extension of Confessions’ danceability. But Hard Candy comes with a more playful Madonna — the one America fell in love with in the 80′s.
Hard Candy is Madonna’s tightest and most cohesive album to date. Thanks in part to super producers to the likes of Timbaland & Nate Hills, Justin Timberlake and The Neptunes. Madonna is in a vibe of collaboration. She’s the passenger in her own vehicle, relaxed and receptive. The sharp, stingy highs and funky lows of her counterparts blend well with her mousy vocals. Hard candy is layered with refreshing sexual innuendo. A booty blend of the past three decades. And a nice package indeed.
This is Madonna’s last studio album with Warner Music before moving on to Live Nation. What will a contract-less Madonna bring to the table? Simply this: I can’t wait to she what she does next! And that my friends is what Madonna does best.
Get you some Nails! And to quote the man… “Take your shirt off and dance to it!” No, no, Trent why don’t YOU do that for me — privately… in my hotel room. Oh those arms. Ahhhhhh. Enjoy free music!
Trent Reznor never ceases to amaze me. Nine Inch Nails mysteriously released a new single, with lyrics, to radio stations across the US today. It was mastered less than 24 hours ago. The track is titled “Discipline” and is rumored to be on a forthcoming album to be released in two weeks. This is according to speculation from the NIN.com news feed that says “Two Weeks”. The last time the RSS feed said that we got a new album. Digital distribution awesomeness!
Ruttt roooo. Madonna‘s new album Hard Candy has hit the Internets and is available from all the usual suspects. I’m not telling ya’ how to get it. You know where she is. Go find her! She’s sticky and sweet. Full review coming next Tuesday!
Posted by Bradley under Technology
Soap and helium make for interesting advertising. Clouds cry. Videos at the link.
RED Digital Cinema makes some pretty serious cameras. Like the RED One –with a 4K video resolution. Think 1920×1080 times two! Wait, soak that in. Let me repeat that. 4000 x 2250. Check the graphic below for an explanation.
See that tiny little SD square at the far right? That’s the Handycam everyone has. The Canon XH-A1 of Blatant Mockery fame is the 1080P square. Like your flat screen TV. Minor problem… the RED One costs $17,500. Ouch!
Set for availability in early 2009, the 3K Scarlet will be sub $3000. I’m thinking $2999. Well worth the price. And it records to Compact Flash cards! Now if we can find a computer capable of editing said footage…
Two more at the link!
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