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06 May, 2010

Google Chrome is Fast!

Posted by: shift In: General|Tech

I’m not a Chrome user, but I’m a HUGE fan of this video.

22 Apr, 2010

As Seen on TV FAIL Video

Posted by: shift In: Humor|Videos

09 Apr, 2010

New York Destroyed, 8-bit Style

Posted by: shift In: Gaming|Humor|Style|Videos

07 Apr, 2010

If Dr. Horrible was an 8-bit NES Game

Posted by: shift In: Gaming|Music|Style|Videos

06 Apr, 2010

Stormtroopers on their day off

Posted by: shift In: Humor|Style

stormtroopers

This is a collection of photos all about the premise of what stormtroopers would do on their days off. Great stuff!

12 Feb, 2010

What if David Lynch directed the Goofy Movie?

Posted by: shift In: Videos|Weird

31 Dec, 2009

Just Another Tuesday in Japan

Posted by: shift In: Humor|Videos|Weird

A chimpanzee in overalls fondles a statue, then goes to the bakery to pick up a cake, but the pack of bulldogs he’s walking turn on him and chase him down the road before a bird of prey steals the chimpanzee’s cake. Or, as it’s called in Japan, “Tuesday.”

23 Dec, 2009

Al Franken Draws US Map from Memory

Posted by: shift In: General|Videos

He must have practiced this A LOT!

17 Dec, 2009

“-All You Zombies-”

Posted by: shift In: General|Style|Weird

Not sure how I’ve missed reading this in the past. But I’m so glad I found it. This has to be the most amazing time travel story I’ve ever read…. and it’s short!

Read this, and then clean up the mess of your brain exploding afterward.

“-All You Zombies-” by Robert A. Heinlein

20 Nov, 2009

The Amen Break

Posted by: shift In: General|Music|Videos

The Amen Break is a 5.2 second drum sample. Yet, these 5.2 seconds have spawned entire sub-genres of music – jungle, drum-and-bass. It also served to jump start early hip hop and sample-based music.

The origin of the Amen Break goes back to a 1969 recording by The Winstons. The 4-bar sample comes from a Drum Solo in the middle of the song  “Amen, Brother”.  The solo was played by Gregory Sylvester “G. C.” Coleman.

“Amen, Brother” was the B-side to The Winston’s Grammy winning hit single “Color Him Father”.

The break has been used by countless artists, producers, and DJs. However, The Winstons have never received any royalties for the sampling.

Download the sample here

Mathematician Michael S. Schneider analyzes the Amen Break with the Golden Ratio.

Watch a comprehensive video documenting the Amen Break: