03.02.12 by Jeff

Bad Girls

M.I.A. Bad Girls music video directed by Romain Gavras
“Bad Girls” by M.I.A. directed by Romain Gavras.

Watch the video below!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://swadey.blogspot.com S.Wadey

    dope clip!

  • http://futureshipwreck.com Graham

    I love this video so much! It’s super.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgenebieridze/ George Nebieridze

    This is not super to me at all, I cannot really understand why this can be taken so serious, I mean pop stars like Rihana, Beyonce and e.t.c. make this kinds of videos every week, so just because it has some Afghan or Iraqi dudes in there and some cheap tricks with cars does it mean that it’s a masterpiece? And not saying anything about music in here..

    I mean.. come on guys… Don’t we know anything about REAL music or videos?

    That is just my opinion, we all have a right like or not to like stuff..

    I just honestly wanna know what is SPECIAL about that music video?..

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      i dont know if anyone here called it a masterpiece – its a well shot, well edited video not unlike beyonce’s run the world video which i also could have posted. i think we are allowed to like pop videos too. my 2 cents.

      • BigCub

        I think the video has a level of authenticity that makes it more appealing than
        your Rihana, and Beyonce videos.. I think it’s cool the way she incorporated the Saudi car culture element.. Those guys are nuts! Well done video, great creative direction.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/watsonthebeliever/ Taylor

    culturally this video could be pretty shocking, with the girls who would traditionally wear all black and take a passive a roll in society are wearing very gaudy attire and slinging around guns. Also the shot at 1:59 stuck out to me where the woman is wearing the male head dress, its really subtle but I think pretty powerful at the same time.

    I don’t know… she’s been a refugee after leaving Sri Lanka and she has been nominated for a Turner Prize so I’m sure there is some outlined content here that I might not be able to understand fully because of how I view the setting and the people that are in the video.

    Pretty sick though

  • brooke

    research M.I.A a little more before criticizing. She’s a british musician of Sri Lankan decent, yes her music (throughout all her albums) is a bit of a culture shock to those use to American ‘pop-stars’, but this film clip is no ‘prop’.

    Also, a musicians popularity in no way effects the way i listen to their music. so why would a musicians popularity change the way i view their film-clips?
    Just enjoy the music & art you like, simple.

  • Toby

    After Born Free by M.I.A. and Stress by Justice it’s the first song with a video by Romain Gavras’ you can actually listen to. AND it’s not as controversial as the other two, still very interesting. I like both the song and the video.

  • Estefano K

    just ’cause she’s a culture shock to you Brooke don’t mean she’s one to George. Or and. beyond criticism. I can see the socio-religio/gender provocation culture twist in this. And that it’s just another puff piece bad girlz song with half mast lyrical inspiration…

  • kunstbanause

    just curious:
    what would happen, if a “Bad Girl” would be caught driving a car in Saudi Arabia?

01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




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Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm


For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below, love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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Strangely Satisfying Video of the Day: “ENDLESS”


Directed/animated by Buenos Aires-based creatives at molistudio with music by Argentinian duo Anybody There. “ENDLESS is a story about seeking and (not) finding,” featuring brightly coloured and beautifully mechanized routines. Watch below!

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Artist Spotlight: Victoria Siemer


I like this simple series of illuminated text by Brooklyn-based Victoria Siemer. More images below.

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