Here is a great collection of very interesting archive photos.All of them were made in NYC at the beginning of the 20th century.It was the real era of changes and I think people tend to forget that the great city of New York was built from the ground up. Its hard to imagine these days of building an entire city of that magnitude by hand. Some of these images give me the chills seeing the workers hanging out on beams suspended hundreds of feet in the air, being totally relaxed and comfortable. I don’t know about you but there is no way I would be up there without about 50 harnesses attached to my body.
Lindsey Vonn didn’t just become the first American woman to win the Olympic downhill, with a time of 1 minute 44.19 seconds. She did it with a pestering shin injury which she explained was very painful. Vonn edged out her American teammate Julia Mancuso by .56 seconds. After Vonn crossed the finish line she slid onto her back and started yelling and screaming in joy. She didn’t have it locked there yet, she had to watch a few more girls crash and burn before she was officially awarded the gold. Not only is she a gold medalist but Vonn is super hot, as seen by these pictures below, Wowzers. Congrats to all the other Americans who won gold last night setting a single day record, Shaun White, Apolo Anton Ohno, Shani Davis, and of course Vonn.
Apparently the guy in the video below also keeps his victim’s souls in his fanny pack like Norris, but instead of using roundhouse kicks he uses lighting quick hammer punches. There is nothing I enjoy more than a tough guy running his mouth talking shit like an asshole, and then when it comes down to actually doing something, he gets his face kicked in. Here is a classic case of running your mouth when you can’t come close to backing it up. A 67 year old man wearing a fanny pack just beat your ass…the internet welcomes you. I think what gets me even more mad is the dirt-bags behind the camera who actually steal the guys bag after the fight and immediately rob what he has in there, ridiculous.
A man has sold an elaborate tattoo of the Virgin Mary – which is still on his back – to an art collector who plans to ‘exhibit’ him three times a year.The extraordinary transaction – which Zurich gallery owner Jutta Nexdorf claims is the first of its kind – earned the vendor, Tim Steiner, 150,000 euros which is roughly $206,000 US Dollars. Under the terms of the sale, when Mr Steiner dies the tattoo – which took 35 hours to create – will be removed and handed over to its new owner.The owner will also be allowed to exhibit the tattoo, created by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Proceeds from the sale are being shared among the gallery, tattoo bearer Mr Steiner and Mr Delvoye.The tattoo will go on show for the first time next week in Singapore and Shanghai.
There’s no other accessory a man will have on him more often than his wallet. While most of us may never think or desire to change out our perfectly good back pocket companion just for the sake of a look, there is something to be said about carrying less in certain situations. Incredibly thin and meant to hold just a few cards and some cash, this unique cardholder wallet by Rugby is perfect for taking on quick runs to the grocery store or a night out at the bar. Available in black or brown leather with Rugby’s now-ubiquitous skull design, its slightly avant guard look should also garner some curious attention without crossing the link over to ostentatiousness. That is, as long as you can put your normal “make it rain” urges on hold from time to time.
Getting left out in the ocean for dead is probably one of the scariest thing ever considering the creatures that swim the waters. What is even scarier is when you think of these creatures nipping at your toes and multiplying their size by 5. Below is a collection of the biggest sea creatures ever caught, the scary thing is I’m sure there are much bigger species of each kind that have never been seen. Hopefully I never have to run into any of these mutants next time I’m skinny dipping in my local pond.
1. Largest Catfish Ever Caught – Thailand
This Grizzly bear sized catfish measures in at nearly 9 feet long. This might just be the largest freshwater fish ever on record. Thai villagers tried to keep the giant catfish alive, but despite great efforts, it died and was eaten by the villagers. This species of catfish is listed as “critacally endangered” by the IUCN (World Conservative Union). This catfish specimen was caught in the Chiang Khong district, and is the biggest one caught since 1981. Due to the nature of this rare catch, the World Wildlife Fund is teaming up with the National Geographic Society to study the planet earth’s largest freshwater fish.
After reading this, it should equip you with some ammo to get your significant other in the mood. When you slap this list on them there should be no reason for an excuse to say “no”, but then again your a sexy beast and you have models throwing their bodies at you all day right?
9. Gentle and relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.
8. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.
Rome SDS, the Waterbury, Vermont-based snowboard company, recently unveiled next year’s installment of the annual Addictive Collection: a series of three boards designed by a trio of artists. Whereas virtually every other board is a composite of many people’s input, these boards benefit from the complete control of Rome photographer and art director Mike Paddock.
The first of the series (above) is Paddock’s own, the 155 Agent Rocker, is based loosely on an H. L. Mencken quote: “There comes a time when a man must spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.” To that particularly macabre end, it opts for a red and black palate and copious blood-like drips. And like the 157 below, it features the new Rocker shape with camber tips and a rocker mid-section for the most all-mountain fun.
The 156 Agent is the brainchild of former Rome employee Al Engleheart, and features a summer’s worth of Polaroids taken of his food. The meat-heavy fare sits on a pink checkered pattern in what they’ve dubbed a “smorgasbord of shred.”