I have never seen a motorcycle and a car drift on the same track at the same time before until now. This is pretty cool. [via]

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Photo: NASA

Alan Taylor who previously started and ran The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture, has moved on from The Globe and is starting up a similar project over at The Atlantic. His new site called In Focus is going to probably be as awesome as The Big Picture. Bookmark it!

Sometimes I just need a good laugh, and this looped video of Natalie Portman doing an awkward giggle at the 2011 Golden Globes (held this past Sunday) is perfect for cheering me up. [via]

I didn’t grow up listening to this original version of the song. I was first introduced to this when Eminem came out with his song “Like Toy Soldiers” back in 2004 which used the chorus of Martika’s song as its hook.

Step by step
Heart to heart
Left, right, left
We all fall down
Like toy soldiers

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Man, if this film doesn’t accurately describe my current state of affairs, then I don’t think any film ever will.

So what does that mean for you if you want to see Blue Valentine? Well, it means be prepared for a very, very normal story with phenomenal acting. But it probably won’t be your favorite movie. It certainly isn’t up there on my list.

Here’s the film trailer.