Category Archives: Random

My New Hobby – “STOP TAKING DOWN THE LEAVES!!”

There’s been so much work lately that my brain suddenly revolted, and demanded that I do something nonsensical. So I made this poster and put it up at different spots at Columbia. Hopefully the person doing it will learn his lesson!!!

In order to stay sane in times of heavy workloads, I have decided that this will be my new hobby. I’ll post again whenever I put up a new one.

Et Plagieringseventyr

Vi held for tida på med ein ny film for Universitetsbiblioteket, og eg har i den anledning snekra saman ein plakat:

YouTube Hashtags

It seems YouTube has enable the use of hash tags in comments.

While the YouTube blog has yet to mention anything about this, it seems that the most frequent hashtags get an orange framing, while the rest are just ordinary links. (It’s a bit funny that what is probably the most used comment on YouTube, “GAY!”, did not get an orange frame. Those poor trolls.)

I also tested it on a channel site, but seems that the hashtags only work in video comments.

This seems like an exciting and useful addition to YouTube. The most used phrases like lol, omg etc, are probably not worth tracking, but if you have more specific #hashtags you’ll be able to follow discussions across several videos.

EDIT: And here is the link to the youtube comment search.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Memorable Soundtrack

So I watched Sherlock Holmes last night. A brilliant popcorn-film with just the right combination of mystery, action and humor, combined with an interesting undertone of homoerotic dependence. It’s a good example of a well functioning Hollywood Blockbuster, and definitely a film that’s at least twice as good when seen on the big screen, compared with your standard 32″ television set.

A noteworthy aspect of the film was Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack. (Spotify link) It’s not noteworthy in musical terms, in fact it’s borderline cliché; a slight variation of Jack Sparrow’s theme in Pirates of the Caribbean. However it’s noteworthy because it contains a certain quality that every blockbuster seem to long for: It’s hummable.

The great blockbusters, the ones you remember, what do they have in common? They’re good films, yes, but 8 out of 10 times (just a guess) they seem to have a memorable soundtrack.  Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, to name a few. They all have that easy-to-remember melody that lingers in your mind.

Like this: Dum-dum-du-dum dum-du-dum dum-du-dum

Seth Rogen Movie Posters

Has anyone else noticed that every Seth Rogen movie has a poster where he is looking straight into the camera while making a goofy face?

Seth Rogen