The CLASSIXX Video You’ve Been Waiting For

24 07 2013

This is CLASSIXX featuring Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem fame.  Consider it to be Racing to the Red Light-approved beats.

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGvviA69ieI

 

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Vale Answers Fan questions

20 07 2013

Yamaha took a poll and randomly chose a dozen question for MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi to answer for fans.

Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sGRXnbQPh4

Thanks Soup.





Friday Funny – Nom Nom Norv Turner Edition

19 07 2013

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Today we’ve got a hodgepodge of things for your Friday Funny.

First up, how about a video which features – among many other less exciting things – former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner popping champaign and hopping out of the back of Mercedes?

http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/07/18/norv-turner-is-popping-champagne-bottles-in-a-wedding-rap-music-video-video/

Next up – finally we have the answer to the question, does the Cookie Monster really have a problem, or is he a recreational user?

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Friday Funny: Sharknado

12 07 2013

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This just in from our SGV and South Bay bureaus.

Behold, a trailer for what is evidently an actual TV movie on SyFy:

BJ Novak had a good observation on the matter:

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On Warren G, and Regulating

11 07 2013

Folks, this is The Good Stuff.

 

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Undoubtedly, Regulate… G Funk Era was one of the finest hip hop albums ever released.  Top 5, for sure, in the opinion of the senior editorial staff of Racing to the Red Light.

Released in 1994, it contained an entire album of solid tracks, including standouts “Regulate“, “This DJ” and “Do You See“.

Here’s Regulate:

Here’s a clip of Brian Williams “singing” the same song, as produced by Jimmy Fallon and crew:

The area code 213 is referenced repeatedly in the songs on this album. For our readers hailing from outside of Southern California, here’s a little bit of 213 history as described by Wiki:

The area code historically has been associated with Southern California and Los Angeles. Area code 213 is referenced in Warren G and Nate Dogg’s song “Regulate”, Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”, the Electric Six song “I’m the Bomb,” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Going Back to Cali.”

213 was the O.G. Los Angeles telephone area code, as introduced in 1947, when 213 represented all of Southern California from the Central Coast down to Mexico. Over subsequent years, it was broken down into an ever-smaller geographic area around downtown Los Angeles (from Wikipedia):

  • 1951 – most of the southern portion became area code 714
  • 1957 – most of the old 213’s western portion become area code 805
  • 1984 – the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley became area code 818
  • 1991 – West Los Angeles and the South Bay became area code 310
  • 1998 – current (2013) practically all of the old 213 territory outside of downtown became area code 323

So Warren G, Nate Dogg and Snoop were all living squarely within “the 213” when the album Regulate… G Funk Era was released.  Today, Long Beach is area code 562.





Photo Enforcement

3 07 2013

This is so hilarious.  Enjoy this awesome animated gif:

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I love that he takes one more several more “pictures” even after the cops hit the brakes and back up … and one more as the door opens.

Taken from this longer video of the same prank:





Heat Wave Freakin’ Star Wars Style

1 07 2013

As spotted recently on the L.A. Times:

 

darth vader and chewbacca at Death Valley, CA 131 degrees Farenheight

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-death-valley-continues-to-broiler-after-breaking-record-20130701,0,760166.story