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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.

24 August 09

From babesonbikes awesome cycling shenanigans.

Tags: video cycling
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Posted: 2:48 PM

I have no idea what this video, suitably enough called “Winkers”, is about. However, it is the kind of thing that either Will or me would be hugely proud of if we had created it.

Tags: video humour
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21 August 09

"Lost Cause" from Beck just popped up on 8Tracks, the music streaming service I listen to most often. I am a fan of Spotify, but its ad rate has qaudrupled and is really get annoying. Anyway, this song is probably my favourite Beckensian - can you say that? - piece. Very melancholic but beautiful.

Tags: beck video music
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17 August 09

District 9 claimed the top spot of at the US box office over the weekend. It’s the first feature length film from Neil Blomkamp. I saw the trailer recently and it’s definitely worth a look. Due out in the UK in the first week of September.

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Posted: 12:41 PM

Here’s Usain doing the 100m in 9.58 in high definition. I must get out someday and try the 100m just to see how long it takes me. I’m guessing around 11 seconds.

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11 August 09

Okay, so this isn’t exactly new. Nevertheless let not the fact that it ain’t contemperaneous detract from the self evident truth that auto-tuning the news is funny.

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10 August 09

My favourite line from this five-year-old boy’s (with perfect girl hair) renidtion of Folsom Blues is: “When I was just a baby.”

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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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6 August 09

Is this real?

Tags: video humour
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Posted: 3:05 PM

Because Sabine has gone like back to Germany, jah, I post this funny German video. Jah bratwurst.

Tags: video humour
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5 August 09

E.T but uglier and without any of that alien charm. [via Why, That’s Delightful]

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Posted: 2:36 PM

the wire prequels

Just came across these Wire prequels today. There are three in total and they provide some background on Omar, Propisition Joe, Bunk and McNulty. The three clips never featured in the show. Both Prop Joe and Omar are shown as young ‘uns, while the one with McNulty shows him being introduced to the homicide squad. This one is a bit lame.

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Posted: 12:18 PM

From the richandcreamy archive:

Apart from all the reasons as to why the Wire is so damn good, the writing really stands out. Who hasn’t come away saying “Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet” a la Senator Clay Davis.

I dig this quote from Sim Charles, counselling Avon Barksdale, who is having doubts about warring with the upstart Marlowe:

"Once you in it, you in it. If it’s a lie, then we fight on that lie. But we gotta fight". (Spoken like a true politician, well except the fact he’s a gangster. Yes I hear you, sometimes same difference)

Tags: the wire video
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4 August 09

Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration. Well, so says Collin Cunning, the ‘mad scientist’ in this video. Watch as he mixes corn starch with music at different frequencies. Mad results.

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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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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh