Monday, December 21st, 2009
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Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom Of Night Stays Jay-Z From The Swift Completion Of His Appointed Sounds

You don't see Jay-Z pulling a gun on a crowd in a snowstorm. Rather, he controls them through rap. Here he is, during Saturday night's blizzard, taping a performance of "Run This Town" with Rihanna for New Year's Eve With Carson Daly. Even when it's cold, he remains cool.

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Bittersweet (#765)

Good stuff. I'm mesmerized by Rihanna's outfit. Hope she didn't get midriff frostbite.

A: "Did you see Jay-Z and Rihanna perform in that blizzard a few years ago? I think it was around Christmas."

B: "No. But I'm pretty sure I recorded it on my phone."

Dave Bry (#422)

Right. that clip captures that contemporary concert phenomenon well. I think it should be called "periscoping." (According to urban dictionary, the term already another, dirty, meaning. But then, what term doesn't?)

iplaudius (#1,066)

I think Japan must have a huge head start on us with periscoping. I have many, many times seen Japanese tourists go for hours looking at sites solely through the viewfinder of a video camera.

When I didn't know any better, I thought maybe Japan was a country full of amnesiacs, but it turns out they just really like taking pictures.

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