Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I'm Bringing Eggs and Milkshakes

So this fourth of July I went camping with some friends, which I haven't done for awhile. Luckily didn't get too sun burnt and no lost limbs from camp fires or fireworks. I took some videos while I was there and thought I'd post them up.

This first video is one of the many fireworks we had picked up in Indiana on our way. I recommend Lightning Fireworks in Portage, IN if you can find it. Looks shabby on the outside but pyro heaven on the inside.

Fireworks from Eric Munn on Vimeo.

The next are some higher-end sparklers. They're called Morning Glories and rather than one single type of flare, it changes after five seconds.

Sparklers from Eric Munn on Vimeo.

My friend Travis kind of planned the whole thing and he was in a band called Second Frost. I say "was" because he's now moving to Michigan and the band is staying in Chicago. The whole band also came out to camp and played at a local bar called The Red Rooster. You're seeing video of their last performance...treasure it.

Second Frost and Friends from Eric Munn on Vimeo.

And finally, the placemats at The Red Rooster were this odd mix of fun and local advertising. It was a hand drawn map of Muskegon, MI with local business (I'm guessing one's that paid more got bigger placement...I'm looking at you Ford dealership) but you also had to find 20 hidden roosters. I tried to capture it with this video.

The Red Rooster Map from Eric Munn on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bocce Ball on Easter

Below are two videos I took on Easter. Some friends of mine had some brunch and then some games of bocce ball. First video is view from the thrower, second if view from the jack.

Blue team won!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

So True

This also should get rid of the annoying Star Trek quote

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thoughts On a Possible Newspaper Bailout

Thought this was a great quote from Radley Balko of Reason:

Speaking as an investigative journalist, I find the idea of a “national endowment for investigative journalism” fairly preposterous. And doling out the money according to circulation figures relies on the badly mistaken assumption that the best reporting is done by the publications with the most readers. Something also tells me that when the government starts funding investigative journalism, investigative journalists will be reluctant to go after the government. And government watchdog is the primary responsibility of a free press.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Amazing Ad

This ad is for the new Philips TV and is worth the two minute watch. Now I want to buy this TV and watch it in it's full HD glory.