The Back to the Future series is one of the best trilogies of all time, it is hard to argue that. When talking about the 3 movies 75% of the time people will say the second movie was their favorite, as I am on of them. They did such a great job of imagining the future in a crazy, but believable way. The thing is, they were a lot more accurate then people give them credit for. A great website 11 points, put together this awesome list of things that BTHF2 nailed on the head. If this blows your mind, then this will also really blow your mind, another gem from the minds of back to the future.
#1 Watching multiple TV channels simultaneously.
When “Back to the Future Part II” came out in 1989, the only people who had tons of channels were people in rural areas with no cable service who had giant satellite dishes in their backyards. Even if you had the most souped up cable package your cable company offered, a finite number of networks existed. We were many, many years from two hands worth of Discovery channels, ESPNU, SoapNet, SyFy and whatever the hell The N is. So when Marty McFly Jr. comes home and turns on six channels on his flat-screen TV… some of which had channel numbers in the hundreds… this was a far-fetched view of how we might watch TV in the future. Since then, everyone got hundreds of channels (and flat-screens). Picture-in-picture came… and basically went. And watching multiple shows simultaneously isn’t a fantasy anymore… several years back DirecTV debuted their Game Mix feature that let you watch eight NFL games simultaneously. (Which, by the way, was a great way for me to get a side-by-side real-time comparison of just how slow the Browns defense was compared to the rest of the league.) And this isn’t even taking into account the way people use the Internet now with tabbed browsing, multiple IM windows, RSS feeds and social networking sites constantly pumping us full of ADHD-inducing visual stimulation. Marty McFly Jr. watches six channels; on the side I put images of DirecTV’s Game Mix and a PIP television screen for comparison.
Yea I know you might not be to happy looking at this from your cramped up cubicle, sitting next to a fat guy who smells like shit talking your ear off, but check out probably the coolest office to ever work at. The offices of Inventionland are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. That is unless you’ve seen them before. The Pittsburgh-based company invents more than 2000 items per year, licensing out one new product every three days.
Click below for more pictures of this unbelievable office.
This is easily the most gangster soccer team you have ever seen in your life. I’m sure when this squad rolled up onto the field the opposing teams just shit their pants, forfeited, and bounced. I can picture this squad rolling off of a tour bus, doors open with smoke pouring out, Wu-Tang cranking, and the little girl leading the charge with that mean mugging face. This little girl is in the running with this boss that we posted a while back.
Before I explain the video below, how friggen awesome is the image above (click it to enlarge). So anyway since no one watches the Jimmy Fallon show and for good reasons, last night he actually had a great piece. Justin Timberlake was on the show, as well as the Roots who are Fallon’s house band for some odd reason, and they really broke it down, doing an ode to old school hip-hop. I was always a big fan of Timberlake, you can’t really hate on the dude, as for Fallon, this was great, but you got a long way to go before I start tuning into your awkward show. (they both really nailed the Beastie Boys voices)
As you can see, Pac isn’t nearly as adorable when rendered in more than 8-bits, the thing is actually really gross. But of course this isn’t some kind of crazy alien finding, DeviantARTist Kalapusa, best known for his Piranha Plant garden sculpture, is back at it, this time with a lifelike Pac-Man sculpture. You can check out more of his other at his deviantartist site found here.
Below more pics and video, that thing is gross haha.
As you know we have covered a bunch of ridiculous and awesome festivals during our time here at zoot. From the Day of the Goose festival (my favorite) to the 6 parties/festivals you need to visit before you die. Here is another collection of some intense bizarre festivals that would be a great time for anyone.
1. The Battle of the Oranges, Ivrea, Italy
Every year at the end of February, the small northern Italian town of Ivrea comes under fruit attack during the Battle of the Oranges. Thousands come from far and wide to take part in the annual Carnevale di Ivrea, and it’s safe to say that no one leaves untouched by pulp. Participants are divided into teams in carriages, who ride through the town and represent the emperor’s men, and teams on foot, which stay on the ground and represent the commoners. All, of course, are in full costume and armed with arance.
I meant to post this a few days ago but totally forgot too, but the awesomness is still very much fresh. According to PongoResume, you shouldn’t make video resumes with the all the shit Dave does in his. According to me, you absolutely fucking should. Hey, you’re a self-motivated guy with PowerPoint expertise trying to get ahead in 2k10 — why not give your personal brand some extra juice by making a video resume?
Best Made Company axes have a new series of short films coming this Fall entitled CHOP. Succinctly described as “celebrating the collision between a Best Made axe and wood,” the seductively destructive 30 second teaser already has us itching for more. Directed by Finn O’Hara with music by Nico Muhly.
I know I haven’t provided you with your daily does of architecture lately so I’m coming back full force with this ridiculous residence. Palais Bulles is a home to famous French stylist Pierre Cardin. Amazing architecture and its size is stunning. The house is facing the bay of Cannes and has a territory of 1,200m² and gardens, and swimming pools spread on 8,500m ² territory. It is something out of this world, maybe not the most beautiful but I wouldn’t mind to spend there some time. This masterpiece of modern architecture is located 10 km away from Cannes and was built in 1989. Occupies the territory of 1200 square meters. In addition to the villa in the surrounding area are situated amphitheater with 500 seats, a garden with various water round pools.
Check out more pictures and info below of this dream home.
Locks of love are the padlocks fixed by loving couples, on to a fence or a pole or metallic chain/string alongside some wall etc at a public place, to symbolize their eternal love. A couple would hang a padlock after inscribing their name or initials on it and throw the key away so that their love is locked forever. Some couple use two inter-twined locks, each lock bearing their name/initials. Besides lovers, often family members and close friends also put such locks at these places, to lock their relationship forever.
The tradition probably originated from China where the love locks can be seen at several locations alongside the Great Wall of China and also in many temples and on the steps/paths leading to sacred peaks.The tradition has spread around the World and is now quite prevalent in South Korea, Japan, Guam, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Russia, USA etc.