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A site of original and unoriginal content meant to entertain and inform. Out of Sight is edited by JJ O'Donoghue and William Hilderbrandt.

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If this site had to be summed up in one word and a preceding parenthetical phrase, then it would be (hopefully) entertaining. Think of it as an archive of some of the most interesting articles, videos, photography, and miscellany that JJ and William find online.

Presently the two have hopes of expanding the site to include some of their own work, and when they do just watch the hilarity ensue.

In the meantime please leave comments on posts - whether you like or dislike - and make suggestions as to what you want to see more of. For some of you it's more tits and ass, for others you prefer men with beards, and for one of you (you know who I am talking about) it's all about jam.

one more thing on out of sight

Out of sight is Will and JJ's attempt to get noticed and invited on daytime TV or any Fox TV show. Before out of sight, there was rich and creamy, a hugely popular blog for spammers who wanted to sell us penis enhancing products. They were wasting their time.

But to stick to the augmentation analogy, out of sight at its best is a brain enhancing website. That's a radical statement guys.

What you'll find on the site is a ménage à trois of humour, skepticism, intelligence and titilation. We really enjoy comments and recommendations and we hope to build up a community of followers so that we then add a subscription wall and take on the Financial Times or Playboy. Or just get jobs with them.

who is this stud william?

William lives in Paris. At the start of 2009 he left London and all his friends and his bad job to come to France, where he hardly speaks the language, to be with his girlfriend. Officially he is very happy to finally be living with her but occasionally he does get nostalgic for London.

He grew up in the US - Oklahoma (please do not hum the musical!) - and studied philosophy before going to London for a Master's in journalism. His work has not been published by the best in the industry, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Mother Jones, McSweeney's, and many, many more.

Currently he is freelancing at radio and TV gigs, slowly acquiring technical skills he hopes he can eventually use to make documentary and feature films that one day will not be produced by some of the world's best film studios.

who is this wise guy jj?

Quite early on in life JJ discovered that he was a fabricator. In 2006 his mum and dad invited him to leave their home in Cork, Ireland and head for London, where he now resides, to shake up the city. He cycles hard, drinks hard and blogs harder. You get the picture.

Currently he's alive, and, like most people his age he's 29. He longs for the day Japan get's moved right next to Ireland, and that Cork wins the world series in hurling. More than anything else he want's a book deal. Failing that a decent sandwich with French mustard, mayonnaise and Ballymaloe relish in it.

7 August 09

Christoph Rehage walked round China for a year taking self portraits as he went. He stitched them all together to make this neat video documenting his hirsuteness.

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3 August 09

Knives aren’t just for killing people. They’re also for cutting up cucumbers.

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29 July 09

Faithful followers, you might recognise this video from an April 23 post and wonder why it’s being posted again today, on July 29. Because this is the day the good lord gave us Mario - I don’t know how many years ago. All I do know is that the jig in those hips and the shake in those knees are timeless.

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28 July 09

Check out Blake Hicks’s homage to The Wire. [Via Cynical-C]

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27 July 09

Definitely one of the funniest interviews I have seen in a while. Unlike Kana Matsuda, a Japanese high school student, I am not a fan of Harry Potter. Matsuda won a competition to come and visit the movie set and interview some of the stars. Her reaction and subsequent actions upon meeting Rupert Grint are hilarious.

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20 July 09

Just back from a weekend in Paris. Damn that city is something else: rude waiters, fine wine, finer women, fat tourists, American accents, cheap bicycles, broken bicycles, constant shouting, fresh baguettes. Anyway, this is one of the songs of the weekend; “J’aime les filles” by Jacques Dutronc. I wish I was this insouciant.

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15 July 09

"The Invention of Lying" is Ricky Gervais’ latest Hollywood outing and it looks awful. His transatlantic humour sucks. Why did this happen? Has it all become too easy for Gervais? Does Hollywood turn you soft? Talk to me Ricky.

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14 July 09

My knowledge of fashion dosen’t extend beyond my own wardrobe which is mostly full of years old boxer shorts that I bought in Wal-Mart for cheap. However, I do know that the very mention of the name Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue, is meant to strike fear into models, designers, journalists, interns and photographers. This is the fiery woman who dictates what the world should wear from one season to the next. But after seeing this trailer for “September Issue”, in the words of Bruno, another uber-fashionista, “Ich don’t think so.” She just seems like one of the women who used to work with me in Dunnes Stores who smoked too much, but with nicer hair.

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9 July 09
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7 July 09

IFC.com has a run down on the 50 greatest movie trailers of all time. Alien tops its list: “Masterfully cut and artful to boot, the first glimpse of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-horror classic features not a single word of dialogue and begins in abstract.”

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6 July 09

Take a closer look. [thanks, Mario]

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29 June 09

09 BET Awards Jamie Foxx does Michael Jackson (via Quadalicious)

Finally, a bit of a fun and commemoration out of Michael Jackson’s death. Over the weekend the US TV channel BET (Black Entertainment Television) had its big annual music awards and Jamie Foxx danced and joked his way through an eight minute tribute. He breaks out the Moonwalk at minute-seven if you want to skip through.

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Posted: 8:32 AM

Lesson 102 in French pop culture. Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp’s long time girlfriend, is a singer and actress. The above video is the single Joe le Taxi from her widely successful debut album M&J in 1988, when she was only 14-years-old. Since then she has come a long, long way in terms of style, beauty, and music. Check out a more recent tune of hers.

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Posted: 8:23 AM

Lesson 101 on French (I think) pop culture. My colleagues were listening to such clips at work on Saturday and that’s where I saw this gem. It’s like David Hasselhoff meets Chuck Norris and then becomes Frenchified. Fantastic 80s sequencing too - driving a Jeep on the beach, wearing cowboy boots on a beach, dancing in front of three keyboards, creepily aggressive hold on his girlfriend, bad hair, and worse lyrics. Now, if my French is to be trusted, this is the first verse:

In the Chinese mirrors
In the blue of photos
In the look of a cat
In the wings of a bird
In the force of a tree
In the colour of water
I will survive
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22 June 09

You’d think here in London we’d be looking forward to 2012, with the Olympics and all. Hell no. According to Hollywood Jesus’ arms are going to fall off the statue in Rio and we’re all going to get hit with thunderbolts, tsunamis, alien bombs, more big waves, more bombs, thunder and a blockbuster film called, 2012.

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh