Sunday, November 30, 2008

Top 25: Most Viewed YouTube Videos

Note that these videos are not necessarily the best, just the most viewed, which goes to show that the lowest common denominator in the popular culture often rules.

1. Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend (Embedding disabled), 109,018,213 views

2. Evolution (De-evolution?) of Dance, 105,748,145 views

3. ~YouTube Worst Video of All Time~, 92,405,079 views

4. Chris Brown, With You (Embedding Disabled), 78,797,436

5. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love (Embedding disabled), 75,677,461 views

6. Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music (Embedding disabled), 75,547,886 views

7. Jeff Dunham -- Achmed the Dead Terrorist, 74,609,510 views

8. Alicia Keys--No One (Embedding disabled), 70,442,210 views

9. Timbaland--Apologize (feat, One Republic), 70,092,040 views

10. HaHaHa (Laughing Baby), 68,356,153 views

11. Charlie Bit My Finger -- Again! 64,759,312 views

12. Chris Brown; Chris Brown featuring T-Pain - Kiss Kiss, (Embedding disabled), 60,969,410 views

13. Akon -- "Don't Matter," 59,381,806 views

14. Timbaland - The Way I Are OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO (Embedding Disabled), 55,694,662 views

15. My Chemical Romance -- Teenagers, 55,549,162 views

16. Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise", 55,128,778 views


17. Guitar, 52,511,848 views


Web master's note: This kid is awesome; you just have to hear his rock renditions of classical music. Simply amazing.
18. Jonas Brothers -- SOS Music -- Official (HQ), 51,757,782 views

19. Miley Cyrus -- 7 Things -- Official Music Video (HQ), 50,127,257 views

20. High School Musical, 47,924,667 views

21. Jonas Brothers -- Burnin' Up -- Official Music Video (HQ), 47,595,877 views


22. Britney Spears - Gimme More (Embedding Disabled), 45,960,224 views

23. My Chemical Romance -- Famous Last Words, 44,806,458 views

24. Soulja Boy Tell`em - Crank That (Soulja Boy) (Embedding Disabled), 42,073,111

25. OK Go - Here It Goes Again, 41,846,959 views

Well, that's it for now.

These are the most-viewed 25 videos at this moment in time; tomorrow this list would probably be slightly different.

This Top 25 list is not something that I'd post again--a very painful experience.

Most viewed does NOT necessarily equal quality; most of these "popular" videos scream crushing mediocrity and numbing sameness. Why do these groups imitate each other?

In my opinion, these whiny boy and girl singers will eventually fade into obscurity.

Observation: Miley Cyrus sounds like she's hitting the cigarettes; no 16-year-old should have that kind of "smoky voice."

Happily, one video stands out: #17.

This young guitarist does wonderful things to both his guitar and classical music; his rendition is both original and extremely well done. One does not usually speak of hard rock and classical music in the same breath, but this musician pulls it off.

An amazing talent. I hope someone in the music industry discovers him and offers him the chance to grow as a young musician and beyond.

The babies were kind of cute, but not worthy of all the attention. (Sorry, Moms and Dads.)

The rest get a huge raspberry.

Top 25 Internet Rumors: True or False?

Urban Legend #3: Amazing Tsunami Picture

To find out veracity, click onto the individual links:

1. "Postcard" Virus Warning

2. Breast Infestation (Photo/Video)

3. Amazing Tsunami Picture

4. Free Laptops from Ericsson

5. Burundanga Drug Warning

6. Hercules, World's Biggest Dog (Photo)

7. Miley Cyrus Is Dead

8. Barack Obama Is a Muslim

9. Store Closings and Gift Cards

10. UPS Virus Warning

11. Christmas Cards for Recovering American Soldiers

12. Petition No. 2493 (Religious Broadcasting)

13. Add Cell Phones to Do Not Call Registry?

14. Giant House cat (Photo)

15. Sarah Palin "Hot Pictures"

16. Sarah Palin in a Bikini (Photo)

17. Barack Obama Isn't a Natural-Born Citizen

18. Jamie Lee Curtis Is a Hermaphrodite

19. "Eye of God" in Outer Space (Photo)

20. Brain Maggots/Sushi Worms (Photos)

21. Hercules the Liger (Photos)

22. Barack Obama Is the Antichrist

23. Maggots in Oreos (Photos)

24. Mr. Rogers Was a Marine Sniper/Navy Seal

25. Bill Gates Is Sharing His Fortune




Asian Tsunami, 2004 (Koh Lanta)

pedro91107 says,

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, killing large numbers of people and inundating coastal communities across South and Southeast Asia, including parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.

The video shows the Tsunami wave approaching the beach at Koh Lanta.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sacred Solfeggio: Related to Genesis 1:25, A Truly Quirky Vid...



DominicPukallus says,

Using Pythagorean numerology each character of the text of Genesis from the King James Bible was reduced to a number from 1 to 9.

This sequence of numbers is used to play the corresponding 9 tones of the extended Sacred Solfeggio:

1- 174Hz
2- 285Hz
3- 396Hz (Ut)
4- 417Hz (Re)
5- 528Hz (Mi)
6- 639Hz (Fa)
7- 741Hz (Sol)
8- 852Hz (La)
9- 963Hz

The software I developed to do this can use any text file to play tones at any tempo up to 300 bpm on any Windows(R) operating system and is available for free on request by emailing dgpukallus[at]

The visuals were created by capturing the output from another program I wrote and which is also available for free.
Okay, so I won't pretend to understand the numerical qualities of this video, but, still, it is oddly compelling.

The Bible (Genesis--1:25)

Photo credit*

  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

  2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

  3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

  4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

  5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

  6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

  7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

  8. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

  9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

  10. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

  11. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

  12. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

  13. ________________________________________________________________

    An Apollo 8 Christmas


  14. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

  15. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

  16. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

  17. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

  18. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

  19. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

  20. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

  21. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

  22. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

  23. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

  24. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

  25. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

  26. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good...



Had God stopped here, the above would have been a final version.


Unfortunately, He continued with lines 26-31; therefore, His creation is greatly flawed and will forever remain a rough draft.

Just my opinion, of course.

*Photo credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).