Now were not ones to be dropping personal opinions here on Zoot because we don’t want to be self-righteous douche-bag bloggers. Once in a while though something is so aggravating that opinions need to be dropped. This morning I saw the “new” Karate Kid trailer and what a complete piece of horse shit this looks like. I’m a Jackie Chan fan so couldn’t hate on him being the “new” Miyagi but thats the only part I could stand to watch. Aside from the fact that Hollywood feels the need to ruin classics and throw creativity out the window here are my reasons. Watch this bull crap trailer and do society a favor and make sure your little brothers and sisters see the original Karate Kid so ten years from now people aren’t referring to this as the Karate Kid.
- Zero creativity, storyline is identical except instead of moving to the Valley this kid moves to China to get bullied.
- Jaden Smith is the new Daniel son, seriously how much damage can you do at 11 years old and can you really have a love interest at 11, but the movie plays up the angle. Get Real!
- 11 year old shirtless work out scenes are just too weird to watch.
- You will most likely watch 11 year olds make out, that will be weird too.
- Finally, I’m sure everyone remembers the scene in the original Karate Kid where Daniel is getting his ass kicked by the cobra kai dressed in skeleton costumes and Miyagi pops out and kicks their asses. Well the same scene happens in this without the awsome costumes. But the best part is when Jackie Chan pops out and starts kicking the asses of kids who are not even teenagers! How awful is that!
Move over Toboggan, it’s time for a better way to get kicks in the snow. Built by Mattrack’s, known for providing custom rubber track conversion systems for 4X4 vehicles, the Mattracks Powerboard is a new kind of snow machine, that combines the rubber track “wheels” of a snow mobile with the body and maneuverability of a scooter. Remarkably its long wide track provides flotation, similar to way snow shoes operate, and keeps the rider moving over a “cushion” of snow. It also gives the Powerboard extreme maneuverability, thanks to flex in the rubber track which curves and shifts sideways as riders lean in either direction.
Samuel Cockedey was born north of France and now resides in Tokyo. He is a photographer and has put together some epic time lapse videos that have been very popular on the net. His latest time lapse brand new and tantalizingly beautiful time lapse video was taken around Mount Fuji, Miyajima and Iwate prefecture in Japan. Like his previous works this one is breathtaking and gorgeous with two of my favorite scenes being the very first scene in the clip and the other at the 2:14 mark. You can check out more of his work at his website here.
I find myself constantly looking for new and edgy art. Im not sure if its because Im mad at myself for not having the time to put into my own drawings, or because it just excites me to see the progression that art is taking. 23-year-old London-based illustrator, Dan Stafford, born in Manchester is one of the artist who are helping to lead the charge. Stafford graduated this year from Loughborough University School of Art & Design with First Class Honours in Visual Communication. He is now busily producing slightly mad illustrations for clients such as Who’s Jack Magazine.
Stafford says filmmakers such as David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick influence his art, which is pretty clear in his work, even though there is also a strong Tim Burtonish sense of the bizarre — an aggressive duality of sweet and sinister, meek and macabre. In Stafford’s work, the dark side is mostly up-front in the subject matter while the softer side is represented through the choice colors and the softness of edges.
The whole vampire craze is really getting out of control lately, especially when even my guy friends are watching these New Moon movies. There are some vampire classics like Blade and Underworld, but it has just gotten ridiculous now. For some reason every vampire movie has to have one pussy vampire fall in love with some trailer park whore in the woods. It’s the same story line every time. I recently came across these two movies which I was actually intrigued by, especially Thirst. The first movie is called “Daybreakers” starring Ethan Hawke. Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world’s population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
Thirst is a movie directed by Chan-wook Park, the same guy who directed Old Boy which is in my top 5 favorite movies of all time, go see it now. Anyway the movie is a bout a guy named Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, who selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh.
If you havent caught on by now, we are pretty big hip hop fans here at ZootPatrol. “Remember when it was cool to call Hip Hop rap?” is one of my favorite quotes, and it sure does hold true. These pillows will serve as a constant reminder of the golden days of hip hop whenever you are going to bed, waking up, or scoring a babe. The pillows are all hand stiched by Blades, the gangsta grandma. Check out the website for more info!
***update*** The site does not allow me to copy and paste the images because it was created in flash (awesome…not!) and since the site has a for adults only warning, no images come up in google. Please follow the link above and check out these very original and very cool pillows.
If you live on the East Coast north of Virginia, you definitely saw some snow this past weekend. We here at Zoot are huge fans of snow and it’s always remarkable how each winter mother nature can stop every body in their tracks and make them take a step back from the daily grind with a big snowstorm. Aside from the over hyped news casts tracking the storm, there’s nothing not to love about them. In case you were wondering what the storm looked like from space, NASA released a image, centered over D.C.
You have to hand it to the Japanese, they know violence sells and they market it like no other country can.
But this has to be the dumbest sport in history, two fat guys pounding each other with neon-rods until they’re both soaked in blood? I have no idea what this sport is called or who came up with the idea, but apparently it’s very popular in the Land of the Rising Sun, despite it’s obvious stupidity. I’d rather watch some K1 or UFC any day, this is just like wrestling only with real blood.
I wonder if those lamps are mercury free…if they’re not, do the fat guys know they could die from mercury poisoning?
With the take over of Facebook its fun to insert how movie characters and past celebrities would use status updates and other features. This latest installment features characters from the Lord of the Rings.
I came across this video today while I should have been doing work and thought it was awesome. I love the fact that parks and areas of cities can become so epic within the skate community. Sometimes natural features are better equipt to suit a skaters needs than man made parks, and the LOVE gap is one of those features. When word got out that LOVE was going to be destroyed, every pro skater that could make it took the trip to Philly for one last LOVE affair. Check out this video of some pros recalling their favorite memories from the epic final month at LOVE