Listen up boys and girls, second hand smoke kills. This must have for the indoor smoker is properly called the Anti Second Hand Smoke Ashtray. The stainless steel device is an ionic ashtray that purifies the smoke emitted from cigarettes and removes the odor. “Smoke is broken down into minute, negatively charged particles which are then captured by the positively charged stainless steel lining of the dome.” It even comes with a built-in light, in case you like to smoke butts in the dark. You can buy it at Amazon here for a mere $25.95.
Lexus finally publically released their new supercar to the wild today at the Tokyo Motor Show. Lexus LFA is a project that was introduced by Toyota’s luxury division more than 2 years ago. It seems that the waiting comes to an end, because the LFA is now official. The specifications of the new rear-drive Lexus supercar are impressive enough: a 4.8-liter V10 with 560 ps (552 bhp), 354 lb-ft torque, a zingy 9,000 rpm redline, six-speed sequential gearbox, 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 202 mph. It looks amazing too, both in pictures and in person. Of course, we can’t help but make comparisons to the current reigning Japanese supercar, the Nissan GT-R. At just 3,263 pounds, the LFA easily has a better power-to-weight ratio, but that hasn’t seemed to stop the all-wheel drive juggernaut before. Then there is the small matter of cost to consider. Unlike the GT-R, which is considered a performance bargain, the LFA will be exclusive – and costly.
Only 500 units will be produced at a cost of…drum roll please….$375,000. Despite the colossal price tag, we hear that Lexus expects to take a loss on each one. To me this makes no sense at all. People have been waiting for this car for over two years and it looks like a combination of a Nissan 370Z and GT-R. I can name a hundred better cars to buy with 350 grand but I guess one of these bad boys will be a great collectors item, that’s about it.
Above is the 2009 Nissan 370 Z. So pretty much Lexus stretched this car out a foot or so, put a bigger engine in it and added about $300,000 to the price tag, real original Lexus.
Ever since the first war that was fought, there were people who opposed it. From the ancient Romans, to the Colonial times, and up to modern day, there always have been and always will be groups of people who will not support violence, for any cost. They would rather conflicts be worked out peacefully without the use of force, and they have been building their entire campaign off of the message “preserve life”. While I am certainly no peace obsessed tree hugger, I support the idea of peaceful resolution as much as the next guy. There is no reason why young men and women (or should I say boys and girls) should go fight wars in which orders are being dictated by a politician from behind a desk, thousands of miles away. A helpful and useful strategy for the anti-war groups has always come in the form of art. I came across a few posters for peace. If you are interested in the rest, you can find them here.
We’ve all heard it, and we’ve all disagreed with it. “Music will never be as good as when I was your age” or “I cant believe the crap you kids listen to. Bands when I was growing up were real.” Yeah, yeah, mom. Thanks, but theres no way that some band you liked when you were younger could possibly be as cool as Nickel Back. I mean those guys must really party, being from Canada and all. I recently came across this picture, and I was forced to call my mom on the spot and tell her she was right. This is Lynyrd Skynyrd drinking whiskey with a monkey is roller skates. I repeat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, finished a show, then went back stage to score girls, do drugs, and drink Jack Daniels with a fucking MONKEY. God I love rock and roll history.
The USS New York is the navy’s newest battleship and weapon against the war on terror. The USS New York is a modern day war ship with all the trimmings, but what makes it so special is the 7.2 tons of steel forged into the bow that came from the World Trade Center buildings. The battleship left New Orleans where is was built on Oct 14th heading for New York. Set to arrive Nov 2nd, the ship will be commissioned by the Navy on November 7th with ceremonies and a public viewing. Hopefully, this sucker is used to make some real payback happen.
Now given his recent behavior its no secret that Kanye drinks a bit, and by a bit, I mean probably way to much, but in this video he takes it to the limit. This video is called We Were Once a Fairytale and it was done by Where The Wild Things are Director Spike Jonze. At nearly 11 minutes long, you really have to be dedicated to the cause to get through it, but I promise you, at around the 9 minute mark, your face will melt off faster than Alice eating some magic mushrooms. This video has Spike Jonze written all over it, and that alone makes it fun and exciting to watch. Kanye stumbles drunkenly around a club in a kind of pathetic self loathing version of himself only to come to a massive realization. I have been trying to search around for some clarity to this video, and it seems like it is a classic case of The Sopranos finale, figure out what it means to you. It is open to interpretation. Enjoy the video, and let us know what YOU think the meaning of it is.
And of course I got you covered, here is the youtube link he added at the end, seen here. Epic
Australia’s Westfield ultramarathon had a surprise entrant in 1983: a 61-year-old potato farmer named Cliff Young. He arrived wearing overalls and gumboots and took a place among a field of 150 elite 20-somethings for the 543-mile run from Sydney to Melbourne. Everyone looked around at each other and quietly asked ” Is that your grandpa?” No one really thought he was there to actually run.
Young ran with a peculiar shuffling gait that soon left him far behind the leaders. This was most likely due to the fact that the guy was running in OVERALLS and BOOTS. As the race wore on he gained ground rapidly. Like a machine from the future, his strategy was simple. Do not sleep, do not stop. This sounds like it is something out of a movie, but there actually is an explanation for it. He had routinely rounded up sheep on his family’s 2,000-acre ranch in Victoria, where he often ran two or three days without rest, and this preternatural endurance carried him easily into first place in the Westfield race, beating the record time by nearly two days. 2 damn DAYS!
At the finish Young said he’d been unaware there was a $10,000 prize, and being that he was a futuristic machine with no use for money, he gave it away to five other runners and returned quietly to his ranch. Asked what advice he’d give to other elderly runners, he said,
No matter what you do, you have to keep moving. If you don’t wear out, you rust out.
Many of us tried pogo sticks when were kids, but never owned one. Once in a blue moon you would come across a friend of a friend who had one and try to jump really high on it or see how many consecutive jumps you could do and that was the end of it. After that you would probably never pogo again. Well some people never quit and there is a growing underground of freestyle pogo stickers. There is an annual week long event “Pogopalooza” that brings Xpogoers from across the country. Xpogoers kill the urban landscape, make pogo movies just like any other alternative sport, but definitely not as exciting and even make pneumatic pogos to jump super high. Freestyle pogo sticks can run upwards of $400, thats no joke. Pogo the Planet!
If I have to hear another person tell me how cool it was swimming with the dolphins I’m going to swan dive off the Empire State building while ripping my hair out. Swimming with dolphins was so 1983. If you want to get thrown into a real animals atmosphere, get with it, fly with vultures, eagles, and falcons, now that’s bad ass. Parahawking involves skydiving while specially-trained birds of prey swarm around you. It’s available in Nepal courtesy of a bird rescue group called Himalayan Raptor Rescue (Is this group trying to still rescue exstinct Raptor dinosaurs?). Hypothetically, it should lead to a superior paragliding experience. During the flight the passenger will place small morsels of meat onto his gloved hand, the birds will come and gently land on the hand to take the food, and then gracefully fly away to find the next thermal. A perfect symbiotic relationship. You are able to fly in three locations available Sarankot, Pokhara, and Nepal. You get about 30 minutes of air time at the cost of 100 Euros, which could be 8 cents or 7 thousand dollars for all I know, either way seems well worth it.