Late Night With Jimmy Fallon presents this audio-spliced mashup of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams rapping Snoop Dogg's verse in the classic Dr. Dre 1992 single "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang."
Hide your kids, because the infamous anti-Semitic Elmo is back in the spotlight. Dan Sandler, the disturbing New York City street performer who has earned notoriety for spewing hate speech against Jews, is currently facing charges for a $2 million extortion scheme against the Girl Scouts of America. In a series of bizarre e-mails, the fifty-year-old man threatened his ex-boss at Girl Scouts (that's right, he once temped as a programmer for them) that he would try to ruin the organization's name by accusing them of running an underage prostitution ring under a rather unsavory name, which happens to be a self-reference to the illegal website that he was running in Cambodia before his arrest in 1999. In exchange for his silence, Sandler reportedly demanded either a $150,000 telecommuting job or $2 million in cash.
Earlier this week, dozens of Twitter users began tweeting absurd rules of conduct for their significant others with the hashtag #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo. Within hours, it became the #1 trending topic worldwide and resulted in nearly 400,000 mentions on Tuesday. It has not come without controversy, however: several Twitter users have already co-opted the hashtag to illustrate gender role inequalities when it comes to dos and dont's in dating or to call out on misogyny driving some of the less humorous tweets.
On last night's Conan, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin sat down to watch a compilation video of people's reactions to last weekend's infamous "Red Wedding" scene from HBO's grisly drama series Game of Thrones. Apparently, Martin was familiar with the backstory of the video and explained that they were recorded by readers who had been aware of the pivotal event and wanted to film their unknowing friend's reactions. Martin also gave a nod to the running joke on the Internet about his "no characters left behind" policy by warning Conan that if he were a writer for the show, he would have him killed by his live band in a conspiracy hatched by co-host Andy Richter.
New York-based composer Joseph Bertolozzi is working on a public art project with a mission to find the voice of the Eiffel Tower. Equipped with various mallets, shakers and drumsticks, Bertolozzi and his team of sound engineers have been harvesting sounds from the tower to create an hour-long composition called "Tower Music" in homage to the iconic structure. And Bertolozzi is no stranger to experimenting with strange instruments; in 2009, he gave New York City's Hudson Bridge a similar treatment for the sound-art installation Bridge Music.