"Assault In The Ring
" (originally called "Cornered: A Life in the Ring") is a film about a boxing match
that took place between undefeated prospect Billy Collins Jr and Luis Resto
. What began as a match turned into a life altering moment for both participants - Collins' career dreams
ended and Resto and his trainer Panama Lewis landed in prison for their illegal actions.
The subsequent investigation and trial have led many to declare this bout the darkest
day in boxing history
. But the film-maker doesn't stop there. He tracked down the surviving principals and arranged meetings among some of them
, trying to see if the documentary can be an occasion for reconciliation or justice
. Watch the film in its entirety on Youtube here
"The relaxing weeks in India yielded a bumper crop of new compositions. Around the third week of May , the Beatles congregated at 'Kinfauns', George's bungalow in Esher, Surrey, and taped 23 [sic] demo recordings using George's Ampex four-track machine. Most, though not all, ended up on the Beatles' next LP, the double-set commonly called the 'White Album' but actually titled, simply, The Beatles
. In probable order of recording, these were those 23 demos
." [excerpt from Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Chronicle] [more inside]
Vocal band Pentatonix (previously
) presents A Daft Punk Medley
A furious 18-minute rant
posted Wednesday has drawn attention to YouTube's new automatic content ID system, implemented in earnest this week.
VentureBeat: YouTube suddenly begins flagging hundreds of game-related videos for copyright violations
Ars Technica: YouTube goes nuts flagging game-related content as violating copyright
Any copyright claim against a video immediately results in the removal of ad revenue at the moment the claim is made, even if 1) that content is clearly fair use, 2) the game companies who own the content say they're not making a claim
(like Deep Silver, which posted a statement
assuring reviewers they "will not be alone in this"), or 3) the claim comes from an odd third party who doesn't appear to have a clear ownership interest.
Kotaku has good quotes
from gamers who strongly disagree with YouTube's claim that "channel owners can easily dispute Content ID claims if they believe those claims are invalid." Earlier today, Angry Joe posted a calmer, more detailed 31-minute video: Whats Broken & How to Fix it
Split of a Second
is an eight and a half minute youtube video about wingsuit flying and a practitioner of the art.
Wayside Creations' surprisingly high-budget, on location shot Fallout New Vegas fan-series returns with: Nuka Break Season 2
! (Full episode playlist
). Rejoin Twig the Vault-Dweller, Ben The Ghoul , Scarlet The Escaped Slave and the Mysterious Ranger as they deal with the explosive aftermath of Season 1.
(Nuka Break Previously
, Wayside Creations previously
a BBC documentary on the controversial
cult novelist James Moffat
aka Richard Allen
Discover what patrolling pirate infested waters off the coast of the Horn of Africa is like with the Danish Navy. (6lyt)
The Cinco Family/Corporation is a fictional corporation which spans the television and internet works of comedian Bob Odenkirk
. From 2007 to 2010, the comedy television program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
, served as an outlet for Cinco Products skits. The commercials and infomercials use green screen and special effects with the intent of mimicking the standard format of infomercials from the late 1980s and early 1990s, often lampooning technology from the same era (such as the Cinco MIDI Organizer). Generally, the goods and services sold by Cinco companies are a bizarre assortment of useless, pointless and/or physically harmful products, at least three of which require the removal of all of the user's teeth. [NSFW] [more inside]
How the sound of a drum kit changes depending on where you play it. (slyt)
This video shows the process of building a log cabin.
It was shot in Finland. The narration is in Finnish, but you can turn on the English subtitles.
Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise sing "Let it Snow"
Now available, Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013
[~90m], a concert film at Staples Center, Los Angeles on November 8, 2013. Also, Nine Inch Nails 2013, Pt 2
, a behind the scenes look at preparation for the tour. [more inside]
'Pictures from my own private mouseland' (tumblr) [more inside]
The Blues Brothers
mall car chase recreated in Lego
. Making of
Sofles - Limitless
, Graffiti + Timelapse (SLYT) previous
is an author
with a voice somewhere between Allen Ginsberg and Brad Neely
. [more inside]
In 2004, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe teamed up with the Dresdner Sinfoniker to perform a new score at a presentation of Eisenstein's 1925 classic silent film Battleship Potemkin in Trafalger Square, London. It is estimated that 25,000 people attended the screening. The Pet Shop Boys' score and the film have been combined and are available to watch on YouTube.
[1h15m] [more inside]
Last month, an innocent video of Japanese celebricat Maru climbing a ladder was defaced with a dick pic in the comments (NSFW ASCII art).
The Internet's favorite feline was the latest casualty in a hurricane of spam, links to viruses, ASCII art and other flying debris that has descended on the YouTube comments section
ever since Google forced all commenters to adopt Google+ accounts. [more inside]
Far from Vietnam 1967 (Loin du Vietnam)
Far from Vietnam (French: Loin du Vietnam) is a 1967 French documentary film directed by Joris Ivens. In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamese army during the Vietnam-war. [more inside]
Cats Vs. Mirrors: A scientific breakdown
(French narration, English subtitles, lots of kitties).
A jazz cover of Lourde's "Royals" by Postmodern Jukebox, featuring guest vocalist "Puddles"
- Trigger Warning: Real Life Angry Clown Giant Lounge Singer (who's really good, which makes it scarier) [SLYT]
, a cover of Smash Mouth's "All Star" by Internet legend Neil Cicierega, might just lead you into a world of hidden Shreks... [more inside]
Behind the scenes footage
of the filming of the music videos for The KLF's 'Justified and Ancien
t' and 'What time is Love?
We Can't Stop
and Wrecking Ball
in G-Major. Maybe not G-Major, but at least pitched down and edited. As not-work-safe as the regular versions. [more inside]
Super Trouper: 30 Years Of ABBA
[1h30m] is a 2004 documentary about Sweden's biggest export, containing (then) current and historical footage and interviews, giving a generous, broad picture of the history of the band. Includes much never-before-seen performance and backstage footage.
, a BBC documentary / studio discussion programme from 1977, looks at the burgeoning phenomena of punk rock. (SLYT)
Before the new movie
and a new season, Season 8
, the official Trailer Park Boys YouTube channel
has been launched.
Songs from Pearl Jam's 1991 debut album Ten
, stripped of all but Eddie Vedder's vocals: Once
. Even Flow
. Apart from highlighting Vedder's unique voice, phrasing and harmonzing, these vocal mixes expose some interesting studio effects applied to his voice (on 'Even Flow', for example).