This week, Joe and Matt discuss all of the cameo appearances over the course of the series including Jon Voight, Marisa Tomei, Bette Midler, Keith Hernandez, Paul O’Neill, Derek Jeter, and much more. Also, they talk about Jason Alexander retweeting the link to the show and Seinfeld at the Emmy’s.
When I read this news I should think “Great! Now I can store more data in one place.” But all I can think is “Great! Now even more of my data can fail at once.”
I think Seagate and all of these other manufacturers should focus more on getting SSD externals at a reasonable price released rather than making more spinning disk hard drives that could fail at any moment.
If you enjoyed your weekend social media free or just read this site, you may not know that Jason Alexander (George Costanza from Seinfeld) retweeted my tweet to him about my Seinfeld podcast The Anti-Dentites.
I wanted to thank Jason for his generosity. Because of him, our show will find new listeners.
If you aspire to work in any form of journalism, Radio/TV broadcasting, or podcasting then you will be just as fascinated as I was reading Ira Glass’ gadget and software setup, day-to-day activities, and unique workflow.
A decade ago today—August 13, 2004—former MTV VJ Adam Curry spoke these words, recorded in his car in rural Belgium while driving to the Netherlands:
“Well, good morning everybody, and welcome to the Daily Source Code. Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file. Some of you may have received it overnight as an enclosure in your aggregator. In that case, thanks for subscribing. So first what I’d like to do is to explain exactly what this is, and what the Daily Source Code is going to be.”
It’s a long read, but if you are interested in podcasting at all, you’ll love the story.
This week, Joe and Matt discuss Kramer’s crazy jobs and schemes throughout the series of Seinfeld including the coffee table book of coffee tables, the ocean scented perfume, his modeling/acting career, and a bunch more.
I’ll never forget the day. It was a cold winter night. School was on break for the holidays and my sister was having her first ever sleepover party. As a nine-year old she didn’t want her seven-year old brother bothering all of her friends, so my father decided last minute that he would take me to the movies.
We went to see Jumanji. A film that has stuck with me ever since its first viewing and one that I love to watch often. The movie was like no other one I’ve seen before. The special effects and the story was fascinating, but more importantly Robin Williams’ performance was something special. He was crazy, funny, dramatic, and compassionate. Not many actors stand out to you as a kid, but Robin did. Prior and after Jumanji he’s done amazing things, but when I think of the time in 1995 when on a whim I was brought to see a movie, it is something I’ll never forget.
Today we lost Robin Williams, but tonight, tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives we’ll be able to relive Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, and the one hundred plus film and television shows he was involved with. Rest in peace.
Relay FM is our new home on the Internet, and where you can find all of our podcasts. The shows you have known and loved for years are being rebooted as part of the new network. Everything we have done so far in our podcasting careers has led us here, and we’re pouring all of our love, knowledge and attention into this thing.
Relay FM is a new independent podcast network by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. It launches Monday, August 18th bringing back some of my favorite shows like The Prompt and CMD+Space under fresh new names and they have also added some great new shows that I can’t wait to get my ears on (so to speak). My congratulations to everyone involved.
Bedford-Stuyvesant resident London Kaye has been attaching her crocheted art to New York subway cars, park statues, trees and chain-link fences for a little over a year, attracting attention from tourists, residents and police along the way.
Check out London’s Instagram for all of her awesome creations. Here’s just a sampling below:
Coca-Cola’s new ‘Share a Coke’ campaign is the most genius, free advertising that I’ve seen in a long time. The concept is simple; Coke bottle labels have been updated to display first names of people, group names, and nicknames.
That alone isn’t rather special, but the phenomenon is the amount of photos that I’ve seen shared on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook since the campaign has launched. It’s unsolicited free mass advertising and my hats off to whoever came up with it.
Along with moving Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice up from May to March 2016, DC Comics has ambitiously mapped out release dates for all of its future films through the year 2020. Unfortunately the films themselves were not announced.
Warner Bros. Pictures has now mapped out a massive schedule of DC Comics properties! They’re reporting that mystery DC Comics films are set for release on:
August 5, 2016,
June 23, 2017,
November 11, 2017,
March 23, 2018,
July 27, 2018,
April 5, 2019,
June 14, 2019,
April 3, 2020,
June 19, 2020,
They’ve also scheduled “event” films (i.e., not necessarily DC Comics related) for:
November 16, 2018
November 20, 2020.
I remember when my parents paid AOL for dial-up internet access throughout the 90’s into the early 00’s, but as soon as we got broadband I made them cancel because AOL wasn’t necessary anymore to get on the internet. They didn’t get it at first because AOL dominated the market for a decade and many thought it was what they needed to get onto the internet.
Fortunately for AOL, a lot of folks didn’t have a young nerd in their households telling them to cancel. Fast forward to today, Recode estimates that 2.3 million people are paying around twenty bucks a month for a service that is a thing of the past. This figure baffles me.
Add a credit card number, allow the app to read your location, and push for pizza.
The simple premise for the new app Push For Pizza by Simple Food Solutions. You only put in your information once then If your are in the mood for pizza, you open the app, tap one single button, and it does the rest. Genius or ridiculous?
But interviews with the men and women behind the masks reveal a fluid and loosely knit population of independent freelancers that has turned one New Jersey city into an enclave of Mickey Mouses and Sheriff Woodys and supported a brisk trade in Peruvian-made costumes. But it has also been unsettled by low-level tension, pitting fluffy cartoon characters against sleek superheroes.
Most of the performers are immigrants and many of them are undocumented, living hand-to-mouth while trying to negotiate a fraught relationship with the police and support families in the United States and in their home countries.
Living in New York City, I try to avoid 34th and 42nd street only visiting those locations when I have to. Luckily I work in lower Manhattan so I only go midtown for a concert at MSG, a Broadway play, and during the holiday season.
I’ve encountered these people in knock-off costumes of cartoon characters and superheroes a lot over the past years and it has become a nuisance walking through certain sidewalks and other cordoned off areas where the tourist congestion is at full capacity.
The Times has profiled the people behind the masks and even if you haven’t visited NYC, it’s an interesting look into the daily lives of mostly undocumented workers.
Ever [SIC] year, Adam Savage walks the floor of Comic-Con incognito, hidden in plain view wearing one of his elaborate cosplay costumes. This year, Adam debuts a costume he has been working on for almost a decade: a perfect replica of the environmental space suit from Ridley Scott’s Alien!
Adam Savage is one of the coolest nerds out there. I’d also recommend you take a look at his amazing creation cave.
Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We’re delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further.
And we can’t wait to hear what’s next.
I particularly love the pair of all white Beats that is on the Beats by Dre homepage and the statement that goes along with it.
Musicians rely on their instruments to give structure and form to their imagination. At the dawn of digital recording, the Macintosh computer was the instrument of choice. At the beginning of portable digital music, the iPod placed the library of the world’s music in your pocket. The iPhone became not only an instrument for music but also the center of your connected life. The iPad extended this capability with a user interface and apps that allowed you to compose a symphony on the subway. Starting today, we at Beats are fortunate to add our instrument to this legacy by joining Apple. The products we build together will allow us to reimagine sound once again and to continue this great tradition of bringing imagination to life.
Bompas & Parr enlisted Syracuse University professor Robert Wysock, whose improbable—yet awesome—specialty is artificially manufacturing lava, to conduct a sizzling 2,100° cookout over of a stream of molten liquid pouring out of an industrial bronze furnace. The grill was placed over a specially-designed rig lined with dry ice, with a spout to catch the lava overflow, and a hazmat suit-like get-up for the brave grill-master.
It cooked as soon as they laid it on the grill. Mesmerizing.
I stopped using Wunderlist partially due to its old design language, but I’ve always thought it was one of the more unique and solid to-do apps. Today, Wunderlist goes 3.0 with a refreshed design and if you are in need of an app that’s available on virtually any platform, this is your choice.
Recently, I found out about an artist by the name of James Blake. I’ve been listening to his latest LP release Overgrown on repeat and I can’t get over how original and musically genius it is. His vocals alone could cut through a crowd of thousands.
The entire album front to back is owed a listen to with headphones on. You might already know his most popular song “Retrograde” which has been featured on the televisions shows Suits and The Leftovers.
The blog has become an interesting monster. With more and more people blogging each day, the attention of readers is stretched thin. I deal with this issue every single day. I feel that I post enough interesting content each month that it should be seen by more people, but it doesn’t work that way in 2014. To just naturally build up readership today is an uphill battle where its hilltop is unreachable. In 2002, there was only a small fraction of people blogging compared to today’s numbers. Most of the barriers to entry broke down once technology advanced, but how does one get their voice heard though the crowded millions? Writing and posting consistently isn’t enough.
Getting linked by someone with a bigger following sure helps, but in my experience doesn’t retain as many readers per page view that you received from it. There are times where I’ve linked to something and someone more established links to the same content later and is being praised for their curation of the web. Sure, if I was in my twenties ten years ago, I’d definitely have a better chance in gaining readership, but discovery is not the same anymore. It’s a pain in the ass and it’s not going to get any better. I respect and am happy for bloggers who have started in this medium early, but how does it all work now?
I love posting here. I plan on continuing not because five people may read this, but because I love to do it. Just sometimes I wish more people would see it. It only gets me down for a moment, but I soldier on. I hope this doesn’t come off whiny because that is not my intention. My intention is to find out what it takes to have a steady readership on a blog in 2014 and maybe there is no handbook, but if I have to write it myself — I will.
We’ve seen the rumors. You’re about to launch a one-touch photo messaging app to rival Snapchat. And we sincerely hope it’s a spectacular success.
There’s just one problem: you’re going to name it Bolt.
We have seen this same issue before from Facebook when they released the Paper app even though the popular drawing application by Fifty Three was already established. If Bolt by Instagram is a real thing, this could get very interesting.
An upcoming documentary titled The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? explores the development of a late 90’s Superman film that was being written by Kevin Smith, directed by Tim Burton, and the lead part being played by Nic Cage.
From the first trailer, it looks like they were pretty far into pre-production and if released would have been a huge departure from any past Superman film that had come out.
The documentary is almost finished, but the team behind it needs an extra $85,000 for legal fees and post production. They are using a service called FanBacked to try an raise enough money to tell its story of the movie that never happened.
MG Siegler on why the iPad is so great for writing:
It’s the best of both worlds in many ways. It has the benefits of correction, with the benefits of focus. And it’s decidedly portable. It may be the perfect writing machine.
I couldn’t agree more; I use my iPad Air along with an app called Writing Kit and it is the perfect setup for me. Putting on Do No Disturb mode and having one single app open has helped me focus a lot more when writing. Unlike MG’s setup, I like to type directly on the display. I’ve found that I can type almost as fast as I do on a standard Apple keyboard. I use the Vuscape Protective Cover Stand by Targus to help me get the iPad at a comfortable angle.
After backtracking to figure out when I last saw a pen in the house, I realized it had been more than two months.
While my home is filled with multiple laptops, smartphones, tablets and other Internet-connected devices, there isn’t a single pen to be found. No ballpoint, fountain or rollerball. No highlighter, marker or even an itty bitty nub of a pencil.
Emoji - Seinfeld Edition [iTunes Link] is a new iPhone app that brings one of my favorite shows of all time in emoji form. The only caveat is that once you’ve typed out your emoji message, you can only share it as a picture.
To get a closer look at all of the emojis you can send, visit their site. The emojis span from the main cast to a Blu-Ray disc of Rochelle Rochelle. When iOS 8 allows third party keyboards, I look forward to the possibility of seeing this.