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Patton’s Speech to 3rd Army

If you haven’t seen the movie, you have at least seen the scene of General Patton standing in front of the huge American flag while pacing back and forth delivering his message to the troops.  The following is a transcript of the speech General George S. Patton gave to troops of the U.S. Third Army on June 5, 1944, the day before D-day, to boost moral and show his soldiers that there’s nothing to fear and to expect victory.  It’s a perfect speech in tone and cadence and can be worked into a motivational speech for any situation.


“Be seated.” Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.Read More »Patton’s Speech to 3rd Army

Glengarry Glenross Speech

For anyone in a sales driven job, Glengarry Glen Ross is a must watch movie. One of the most motivational speeches you can find to fire up your sales force is given by Alec Baldwin.  Here’s a transcript I found of it online done by a David Mamet.  In this scene, Blake (Alec Baldwin) is confronting the employees of a tough Chicago real-estate office, Shelley Levene (Jack Lemmon), Ed Moss (Ed Harris) and George Aaronow (Alan Arkin) while their unsympathetic supervisor John Williamson (Kevin Spacey) looks on.

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Herman Li Guitar Tricks

Here’s a youtube vid I found of Dragonforce’s guitarist Herman Li explaining how he makes all those wacked out noises using just his guitar, a Floyd Rose and some distortion.

The guy really does have some chops for having such a computerized sound, they use a ton of overdubbing tho so at times there’s 8 or 10 tracks filling out all kinds of crazy sounds and textures.Read More »Herman Li Guitar Tricks

Pac-Man Patterns and Hiding Spot

The Patterns of Pac-Man

When you play the classic game Pac-man, it might seem as if the four ghosts are actively chasing you. That’s not exactly true. Iwatani intentionally avoided programming them with that purpose, since that would have resulted in Pac-Man zipping around the screen with four ghosts always right behind him.

Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Pac-Maaaaaaaaaaan!
Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Pac-Maaaaaaaaaaan!

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The OmCopter Takes Filming to New Heights

So this whole video was shot using a helicopter-mounted camera by a German film production company called OMSTUDIO.  They did a great job of piloting the helicopter steadily around the whole path of the shot. It’s so smooth and liquid that it’s very much like the 3D animated cameras in Pixar and other animated films.  Plus it gives such a steady pan and lift that it really makes you feel as tho your in the movie since you dont have any cuts as the camera angle changes between rooms and floors. Movies are about to get so much better with this tool.

The OmCopter by OMSTUDIOSThe OmCopter by OMSTUDIOS

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