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Bikini-clad girls dancing on Mars with boxes on their heads, combined with some real footage from outer space. It's a NASA parody music video making the rounds online, and it's a bit hit at the US space agency.

You’d hardly ever see NASA scientists breakdancing – aside from in this video. The music video jokes about NASA’s Curiosity mission to Mars, and shows “scientists” dressed in NASA uniforms wearing weird wigs, golden pants and geeky shades.

The Satire band of enthusiasts, led by director Forest Gibson and performer David Hudson, re-mastered LMFAO's hit song Sexy and I Know It into We’re NASA and We Know It, and accompanied it with some truly funny shots.

And it wasn't just the song’s title that was adjusted to a NASA theme. The performers also rewrote the lyrics.

“When I EDL, time for seven minutes of flaming hell, Rover's touching down everybody passing peanuts around, yeah,” David Hudson raps.

The parody uploaded to YouTube has already scooped several thousands of views, and NASA even posted about the parody on their Twitter, telling readers to “Take a look at ‘We’re NASA and we know it!’”

Still from YouTube video
Still from YouTube video

The chorus of the song calls to “Crane lower that rover” before the bottom line states “We're NASA and we know it.”

”This fan-made video is awesome (and I know it),” the Twitter of the Curiosity Rover commented.
Thomas Callahan

Still from YouTube video
Still from YouTube video
Still from YouTube video
Still from YouTube video
 

"We're NASA and we know it: Parody fan video an online hit". RT. 16 August 2012. Web.

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http://rt.com/art-and-culture/news/nasa-official-parody-video-872/

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Entertainer/entreprenuer will.i.am is taking is turning his passion for sustainability into a new business partnership with Coca-Cola. Called Ekocycle, the new brand will offer high-quality products containing recycled materials. The goal is not only to create a successful company, but also to make appealing the idea of incorporating recycled materials into product lines.
 
“If you think about (recycled) products now, none of them are cool,” will.i.am told the Associated Press. “You have to bring some art and fashion sensibility into this technology that turns a bottle into something cool.”
 
Ekocycle's first product, a pair of $349 "Beats" headphones by rapper and music producer Dr. Dre, is reflective of the high cost associated with adding recycled materials to traditional production lines. According to Time, the company is betting that the will.i.am association — as well as the feel-good prospect of going green — might convince consumers to pay a little extra.
 
“We wanted something that could be innovative and break through the clutter,” Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer at Coca-Cola told Billboard Biz. “If we did it alone it wouldn’t work, but if we do it with someone like Will that can inspire a youth movement to make change, that was more powerful than anything else. It was Will being personally involved and having that vision that excited us more than anything else.”
 
In an effort to use the partnership to also inspire social change, Coca-Cola has committed to donating a portion of its licensing products (a minimum of $1 million) to charities involved in recycling and community engagement.
 
Ekocycle debuted its new commercial, titled "An End Can Be A New Start," during the Olympics on Aug 1. You can view the one-minute spot below.

 

 

d'Estries, Michael.  "Coca-Cola, will.i.am launch green biz Ekocycle". MNN. 3 August 2012. Web.  

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http://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/blogs/coca-cola-william-launch-green-biz-ekocycle

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President Obama and The First Lady showed some affection for the crowd at the USA Olympic basketball game.  They were caught on the "Kiss Cam".  For those of you that are not familiar with the "Kiss Cam", when a camera shows a couple on the big screen, they are supposed to kiss.  On first pass, the President simply gave her a hug to a disappointed crowed.  On the second pass of the Kiss Cam, President Barack Obama gave Michelle a kiss on the lips and the forehead.  Awwwwwwwwww.  All politics aside, a little PDA (Public Display of Affection) never hurt anyone :)

 

 

Peace and Love,

Jon

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