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Chinese Backstreet Boys lip-sync band, how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways:
-The Backstreet Boys released “That Way” in 1998. The lip-sync di tutti lip-syncs above was recorded by three students calling themselves “Chinese Backstreet Boys” in 2005. The Backstreet Boys were conceived with a shelf life of about a minute and a half in mind; however, seven full years later, the song still resonated to the point of inspiring this lovefest. Now it’s 2011 and this song still has mindshare with me, thanks to these three superfans and the following magical moments: (more…)
RIP Heavy D, who gave us two timeless hits (this one and this one), a lesser hit I like even more than the other two, and one great album title/nickname-of-a-nickname (“Waterbed Hev”). As far as I know, he coined the word “conversate.” He also left us with this, a line I’ve never forgotten.
I’d like to see a remake of “Return of the Jedi” where at the end, a redeemed Heavy D goes to Jedi heaven, where fellow portly-to-obese rappers Big Pun, Notorious B.I.G., and Buffy the Human Beat Box await. But until that day comes, I console myself with this great technique for shrimp with a shockingly low amount of muss and/or fuss.
Stop riding the wrong way on the bike lanes.
This should be obvious. We’ve been thrown a huge bone by the Bloomberg administration, whose bike-friendly policies (more…)
NOTE: It’s come up several times in these pages that when it comes to cooking, technique is the thing. Being able to follow a recipe is a skill in and of itself and a very important one; however, at a certain point that method stops teaching you much. To go further, (more…)