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All of Geico’s Best Caveman Commercials in One Nostalgic Supercut

 

Created by Joe Lawson and Noel Ritter while working at The Martin Agency, The Geico Cavemen were featured in a series of successful television commercials for that first aired in 2004.

After the original series of commercials aired, Geico continued to reprise the characters in years to come and the characters became so popular they even had a brief (and widely panned) television show in 2007.

 

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These Retro 80s Album Covers of Today’s Pop Stars are Totally Radical

 

FULALEO is a graphic designer and illustrator originally from Colombia but currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

In a series entitled The 2080s “Past is the Future” the artist designed a series of 80s retro LP covers, using contemporary pop stars. He even made up album names for each one!

If you’re interested in prints, they are available here. For more from FULALEO, check out his work at the links below!

 

 

 

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This is the Best Ever Live Footage of Queen but the Band Absolutely Hated It

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In 1981, Queen—at their near peak—played two sold out shows at the Montreal Forum on November 24th and 25th. The shows were filmed and recorded in extremely high quality, however the shows were also rife with controversy. As lead guitarist Brian May explains:

 

Saul Swimmer had the idea that he could film a Queen concert, in a very high quality 35 mm double anamorphic way. For a start, we were not on tour, so all the sound and lights and production and CREW had to be reassembled just for this occasion, and we had to rehearse ourselves up to speed. Plus, we didn’t get on with Mr Saul Swimmer at all. Freddie in particular took an instant dislike to the man, and this turned to something like hatred, when we discovered on the first night that Swimmer had put up his own lights on the audience, changed the colours in our lights, and had cameras all over the stage … obviously we were not going to be able to treat it like a normal gig. It got worse on the second night, when Saul Swimmer demanded that Freddie wear the same clothes as the first night … and make the same moves … this guy had no idea that the show wasn’t choreographed … we basically did what we liked … So tempers flared … and it shows.

 

 

What you will see in this film is a very edgy, angry band, carving out a performance in a rather uncomfortable situation. But it does mean it’s very high energy, real, and raw. In addition, although the actual quality of the film was great, you will see camera work from camera men who did not remotely know the show, directed by a director who didn’t know the show either. The subsequent editing was consequently chaotic. They cobbled together bits of both shows visually, choosing the bits where the cameras had found the right person at the right time. They then matched up the sound as best they could, but there were many bits where you were hearing sound from one night, but watching the visuals from the other. Still, the film went out, and WAS seen by a lot of people in a ‘Live’ situation.

 

 

Finally, we bought the whole thing off Swimmer last year (2006) with the kind help of Eagle Rock. Finally it could be sorted. The work that has gone into rescuing it is immense … I can’t even get into all the details, but Justin Shirley-Smith, and Kris Fredriksson have put nine months of loving care into rebirthing this baby … It involved finding the master 24-track tapes, figuring out how they had been chopped up, digitally copying them, and rebuilding them into complete performances, and then after much cleaning up, making a splendid new mix in 5.1 surround.

 

 

The visuals were in a sense harder. The surviving negative went to be doctored in the USA — by a process using using algorithms invented by John D Lowry of NASA for rescuing the film from the Apollo Moon missions. (Astrophysics gets everywhere!) You know how quick computers are these days … ? Well, to give you an idea of the huge number-crunching involved, it took 700 Apple Mac G5’s one MONTH to process this film. The computation compares a frame with the ones before it and the ones after, and uses the comparison to remove dirt, scratches and some of the defects of the original filming. In the case of the feature film Singing in the Rain … it apparently removed the RAIN! So adjustments had to be made! In our case it worked well, as you will see — the quality is magnificent — particularly noticeable in the incredible close-ups of Freddie in “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

 

 

Having said this, the close up of Freddie is just about all you will see in “Bo Rap”. Saul Swimmer’s editors made their selection of shots to use, and the footage they left on the cutting room floor has never been seen again. So no proper re-edit of the visuals was possible. It’s kinda sad, because in addition to all the cut-aways we might have liked to use, bits of songs are missing, and the whole of “Flash” and “The Hero” will never be seen because the visuals don’t exist. These tracks ARE however on the CD version of Queen Rock Montreal — and sound great! And in view of what happened later, no-one is upset now that this is a document which concentrates on Freddie.

 

 

So our boys, stuck with very few options, were still able to restore all the songs to their full length, and, with modern digital artistry, make lots of improvements. But to end up with a version that is much much more true to what actually happened at any given moment, Justin and Kris mostly had to match up all the sound bites to picture. It’s a great piece of work.

 

 

Well, Maybe I’ve spoiled it for you by telling you all this, but I wanted you to appreciate the work that’s gone into it, and how worthwhile the project has been, made possible by Eagle Rock. And I do find that once I’m five minutes into the film, I’m caught up in it as a real live show.

 

 

These are just a few of the standout moments from the Montreal shows. You can find the entire 24 song setlist/concert on YouTube here. Cheers to Chief Mouse for the epic upload! Once again you can watch it all here.

 

 

Teacher Goes Viral After Holding Student’s Baby So They Could Take Notes

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A photo of a teacher holding a student’s baby so they could ‘take good notes’ has gone viral after another student shared the story and image on Twitter.

 

Student came to class today with his child due to no babysitter or anybody to watch her while he was in class.
My professor NATHAN ALEXANDER said “I’ll hold her so you can take good notes!” #HBCU #morehouse #Respect pic.twitter.com/oogIqetseS

— TheOriginal™ (@Original_Vaughn) March 1, 2019

 

Dr. Nathan Alexander is a 34-year-old math professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Student Wayne Hayer was unable to find a babysitter or arrange for someone to look after his daughter, Assata, so he nervously brought her to class so he wouldn’t miss the lecture.

The teacher told BuzzFeed News:

He had noticed that Hayer often had to leave to take care of his daughter. Two weeks ago, he told Hayer that he could bring his daughter with him anytime he needed to.
 
“Anything I can do to support you, let me know,” Alexander recalled telling the young father. “That’s what I’m here for as an educator.”

 

Alexander taught the entire 50-minute class while holding Assata and continued to hold her after class while helping students with questions about the lecture.

After the photo and story went viral and the student received an outpouring of support, the child’s mother also went to Facebook to express her gratitude:

 

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size? & adidas Debut Hi-Vis-Inspired “Road Safety” Nite Jogger

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Brands: size? x adidas

Model: Nite Jogger “Road Safety”

Key Features: Durable nylon ripstop construction with soft mesh and suede overlays that is weather-resistant, color-block layout features strategically placed hi-vis points and reflective hits on the laces, 3-stripes, heel patch and overlays. Boost cushioning solidifies the overall build.

Release Date: March 7

Price: £110 or approximately $145

Buy: size?

Editor’s Notes: Following a reinterpretation of the Kegler Super, UK’s size? taps into adidas’ archives once more, this time unveiling a new rendition of the classic adidas Nite Jogger.

Dubbed “Road Safety,” the bold rendition takes cues from the fluorescent accents found on two original Nite Jogger colorways that dropped back in 1979, as the late ’70s runner was the brand’s first foray into hi-vis tech, which enabled runners to stand out in low-light conditions.

If you’re looking to cop, you can find it in select size? stores only beginning March 7.

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Here’s an Official Look at Aleali May’s Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”

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Brand: Aleali May x Jordan Brand

Model: Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink”

Key Features: Nubuck construction with perforations, leather accents, branded adjustable lace lock, visible air bubble unit in the heel, semi-translucent outsole

Release Date: March 15

Price: $190

Buy: Nike

Editor’s Notes: Last year, one of Instagram’s more fashionable influencers and sneaker enthusiast Aleali May, gave a sneak peek into her collaboration with Jordan Brand, a special edition Air Jordan 6 “Millennial Pink.”

Initially a friends and family exclusive, the style is now slated to make its debut to the general public in March, just in time for the beginning of spring with its vibrant pastel colorway.

According to Jordan Brand, May’s iteration of the Air Jordan 6 is inspired by her time living in Chicago where she worked retail, and credits the experience as it helped create the foundation for her own aesthetic.

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Palm Angels & Suicoke Drop Collaborative Patch Slider Sandals

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Brands: Palm Angels x Suicoke

Model: Patch Slider Sandals

Key Features: Adjustable Velcro strap fastening at the front, contrasting orange stitching details, printed logo patch on the upper, branded insole and durable foam Vibram rubber sole.

Release Date: Available now

Price: Approximately $330

Buy: Palm Angels and select retailers, including Stefianamode

Editor’s Notes: After dropping the $765 Recovery sneaker, Palm Angels now presents its latest offering with sandals made in conjunction with Japan’s Suicoke.

By utilizing Suicoke’s signature Patch Slider, the silhouette maintains its distinctive profile, elevated with Palm Angels branding, as well as the aforementioned features noted above.

You can find the style at select Suicoke stockists now, while the brand recently introduced more offbeat sandal and footwear styles for SS19.

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