Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I'm totally smitten with this woman, Anna, who decided to create her own line of glasses. I don't even know her but I kind of wish I did. I think we might be able to have some interesting conversation for at least seven minutes. Or until I totally freeze up with awkwardness. Whichever comes first.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Jay-Z throws some roots on the Autotune fad:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Auto Tune Awesomeness

It is well known around these parts that I am a fan of Auto Tune anything. I have always enjoyed Auto Tune the News and I really, really like Wallpaper and his song Text Me Your Love. Well, today I was introduced to the latest piece of Auto Tune genius. The video below mixes together some of the most recognizable sports "rants" from the last couple of years, lays them over some dope ass beats, and tosses in a little Auto Tune for flavor.

Well played Steve Porter. Well played. A downloadable mp3 version of Press Hop is available here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Electric Moto Update

Newsflash - Thanks to Dan I learned about Mission Motors which addressed pretty much all my reservations regarding electric motorcycles. The bike they have created has a top speed of 150 MPH and range of 150 miles on a single charge of the lithium ion batteries. On top of all that speed and distance, Mission Motors claims that their electric engine provides max torque from 0 - 60 MPH. But wait. It gets even better. The bike looks fantastic.

I think it goes without saying that I want one. There is just one small problem. The price tag on one of the 50 available bikes in 2010 is $68,995. Ouch. I will have to wait until the technology becomes a little more affordable. I could handle $58,995 but $68,995 is just asking a little too much right now.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brammo Enertia

Electric motorcycles. I would love to have one except for the limited range and limited miles per hour. I recently stumbled upon the website for the Brammo Enertia which is easily the best looking electric moto I have seen to date. I love the shape of the frame and the way the seat is positioned over the rear wheel. From a pure design perspective I find this bike very appealing. However, it only has a max speed of 50 mph and max distance of 45 miles at an average speed of 25 mph. The Enertia would work just fine for my daily commute. I don't have to get on the freeway and I don't really need to go faster than 40 - 45 mph on any of the streets. The distance is also low enough for me to ride the bike a little more aggressively and not burn out the charge before making it back home in time. However, if I am going to spend $12,000 on a motorcycle than I want to be able to take it out on the weekends and get my speed fix while whipping through the twists and turns of Mulholland or Angeles Crest.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dwarfed Punk

I saw this video on the blog of a friend of a friend and thought it was great. Dwarfed Punk. Genius. I am still smiling.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I'm not sure when this photo was taken. I grabbed it from Freedarko who probably grabbed it from somewhere else. With that said, it perfectly sums up my feelings about the Lakers winning their 15th title.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mad Hops

This video is great for many reasons. Not only does Keith Eloi jump in to the back of a truck but he does it in sandals. Plus his buddies talking trash about Jarron Gilbert jumping out of the pool are pretty hilarious. Peep the awesomeness:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Down with Up

So I saw Up in 3D this weekend and I totally loved it. The animation was outstanding which was to be expected but what turned out to be the pleasant surprise was how they were able to bring the characters to life with such depth and vitality. I'll be honest, I may have teared up just a little in a few parts. Oh yeah, and I also laughed quite a bit and may or may not have looked like a fool when I jerked violently to the right to dodge the broken propeller that was flying straight at my head. So go see it. The only way you will not enjoy it is if you hate really good movies.

PS That last sentence was a subtle tribute to Drag Me to Hell which was about a million times better than I expected. I totally loved it and I usually don't watch suspense/thriller/horror movies because I don't find the stress to be enjoyable. So go check that one out to. I promise you will laugh to deal with the stress and be totally blown away by the scene in the parking structure.

PSS I can't believe I forgot to mention before that the short before Up was worth the price of admission in and of itself. One of my co-workers liked it so much that he wished they would have made it a full length film. I respectfully disagree. It was perfect just the way it was and I wouldn't want them to ruin the magic they had already captured in those few short minutes.