Thursday, July 31, 2008

How To Be Down With The Rich!

Step 1: Know how to pronounce the popular name brands!
Step 2: Repeat Step 1!

Source: Hypebeast

Can Obama Even Jump That High?

Obama x Nike Collabo? Priceless!
Only if it were a true legit piece, haha... I mean, i'm all for supporting your political party, but when you replace a Michael Jordan with a presidential candidate, you've crossed the line. Ban!

Source: Robust Flavor

Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong?

Came across this and wanted to share, especially since I live in Long Island.
Basically this creature washed onto shore last week in the Hamptons, and has been all over the internet since. Lots of speculation, no real evidence yet. Supposedly an interview will be taking place Friday with the people who first discovered and snapped photos of it. The creature is no longer at the beach, people say someone swung by and took it.
I really hope this is not real, or I am not going in the beach waters unless it's clear!
What do you guys think?
Photoshop? Diseased Animal? Turtle With Shell Shock? Long Island's Lochness / Real Deal End Of The World?

Fox News
Plum TV

Dance..... Badly!

Matt has been to 34 countries in about 2 years. Matt travels the world to show off his moves. Stridegum sponsored Matt. Matt likes to dance. I envy Matt. Enjoy!

Source: Where The Hell Is Matt?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Garfield Eat Your Heart Out!

This fat cat was found wandering the streets of New Jersey and is now being taken care of in a shelter, while waiting for the owners to come forward. Weighing in at 44 lbs, Princess Chunk is only 2 lbs away from the Guinness Book Record of overweight cats. She is so cute, but it also looks like she can eat me! I hope she finds a home soon, maybe Jenny Craig will take her in.
No more McMousy's for you missy!
Source: NY Daily

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kanye West Approves Of These Flashers!

Ever wanted to jam out at the club and be the star of the night? Well, look no further, check out these hippie LED track jackets. They are sure to grab attention or even a sucker punch for wearing it! I sort of like them though, I wouldn't mind rockin' one while i'm djing, especially that beating heart one, sexy!
Check out the video of how the text will display in 8-bit mode.

Source: EroGear

35 Years + 100K Toothpicks = Awesomeness!

This is one of those things you achieve in your lifetime by being a hermit for 35 years! But I must say, simply amazing work. The artist, Scott Weaver, built a 9-foot tall model of San Francisco using all toothpicks! Not only does the structure and appearance amaze me, but the fact that the balls can follow on track smoothly without breaking the whole thing to pieces! I wonder how much he would cry if someone actually bumped and caused a chain reaction of collapsing toothpicks! Are those new or used picks? Hmm..

Source: Laughing Squid

So You Think You Can Make Me Cry Again?

Another great "lyrical" hip hop routine from my new favorite choreographers, Tabitha & Napoleon! After creating the Bleeding Love routine, they slowed it down way more with this Alicia Keys story of lost love. Simply touching.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dyed-Pubes Are The Next Chinese Character Tattoos!

Ladies (or even gentlemen!), it's time to step up your hair game. This ad just makes me laugh, the whole idea is just funny. I mean, unless you are constantly naked in public or your significant other refuses to date you if your hairs are not matching, then I just don't see the point of this product!
Currently being advertised in NYC Subways, I am on the hunt to find one now. I want to see that awesome Heroes premiere poster, then right next to it, the pube-coloring extravaganza.
I'll give it to them though, the tag-lines are catchy. I rather see no hair then some blue or gold colored hair... What's next? Hair-dye for your pits?
To each their own!

Source: NY Times
Company: Betty Beauty

Are You Cuil Enough?

Watch out Google, there's a new search engine in town. Ex-Google employees just made public their new search invention, Cuil, pronounced "Cool", which comes from the Irish word meaning "wisdom" or "knowledge." Claiming to have a search index 3 times bigger than Google, but it's not about quantity is it? After searching a few times through Cuil, I don't get much relevant results, just a bunch of random stuff. I must say I do like the black background better, save that energy!
With Google owning 62% of the search market, followed by Yahoo at 21% and Microsoft at 8.5%, I doubt Cuil will be able to get into that piece of the pie, as of now anyway. You often hear people say "Google it!", but never "Yahoo it!" or "Microsoft Live it!" But if Cuil were to become popular and we started saying "Cuil it!", people may think we are trying to tell them to calm down!
Maybe Cuil will be able to dive into a question that Google cannot!

Source: CNN Money

Gangsta's Paradise...Not Coolio!

Check out this custom sneaker created for Memphis Bleek (didn't realize he's still in the game) by Qustom Queen. Looks like a nice soothing painting to me, haha. Using the popular Nike Dunk as the base, she designed this unique sneaker and called it "Paradise." She also created an Air Force 1 for Jay-z, called "I'm in Chains." Man, I wonder how much she charges to create a shoe for someone like me if she is doing such big things!

Source: Sneaker Obsession

Where Superman Can Die...

It was just a matter of time before DC created its own "vs." series. Many years after the successful Marvel series, comes MK Vs. DC. Now we get to see battles like Superman's icey breath against Scorpion's hell-fire torch breath. Can Flash outrun Subzero's frozen palm?
This game is going straight to console on Xbox and PS3. From the trailer, the game isn't as exciting to me as Capcom Vs. Tatsunoko. This will definitely put Superman's ego to shame, no more man of steel, he now bleeds from a punch... It actually looks a bit cheesy, but I guess we shall see.
Peep the trailer, what do you think?

Source: Worlds Collide

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Song Of The Day

Santogold - L.E.S Artistes
M.I.A style vibez

Friday, July 25, 2008

Nikon D700 IN STOCK!

Finally, the long-awaited Nikon D700 is now in stock at J&R. Better hop on this fast people, these cameras are selling like hotcakes! For a full write-up, check out Dpreview.
Otherwise, take advantage of the free shipping now!


What Happens When Chanel Meets Central Park?

You get Dubai in NY!

Or you get this amazing phenomenal work of art inspired by Chanel. I love when architecture and art come together, it just escalates the capabilities of influence. Now you add fashion to the mix, you just created an unstoppable melange! This is called the Chanel Mobile Art.
Landing in Central Park in October, this display has already been to Hong Kong and Tokyo, with London, Moscow, and Paris next on their city tour. This galactic beast will house work from 15 hot contemporary artists which will all be basically advertising the brand. I'm sure this will be one of the main attractions for tourists while it is still here, I know I will definitely pay a visit, well, not necessarily "pay", because it will be free admission!
I encourage you to visit the Chanel Mobile Art site and check out the images / videos and the story behind it all, it's very interesting. Just take a look at these breath-taking pictures! Now I have two reasons to look forward to October, one is my birthday, and now this!
Source: NY Times

Lips Juicy Enough To Kick!

Ladies! This exclusive Reebok x Married To The Mob x Colette collabo is releasing this weekend at Alife. Supposedly the only store in North America to carry these Freestyles, which are limited to 300 pairs worldwide. If ya'll are diggin' the big lips plastered all over the sneaker, then get your cupid on!
They are very loud indeed, reminds me of a very Valentine-y type of colorway. Don't sleep on these exclusives though!

This Is Why You Don't Mess With Females!

Now this is what I called WNBA! Did I see that HUGE ass guy just shove that female? What is the world coming to?!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Song Of The Day

LLoyd - I can change your life

*off his new album, I can make you happy :)

Customers Customize For Their Custody!

As more and more companies are struggling to differentiate from each other, especially in fashion, why not do what Nike has successfully done with their iD campaign? That's exactly what Brooklyn based Mishka is trying to do!
As of today, you may customize a t-shirt and have it shipped to you for $39.99. Each month Mishka will provide the basic shirt template design, this month will be the Death Adders Inc. logo. Like Nike iD, you can attach a name to the shirt, but instead of it being displayed visibly like Nike, it will be on the inside shirt tag.
Mishka has a LONG way to go until they provide enough materials / colors to fully experience a customization project.
Custom Mishka

New Raise Is Enough To Buy A McDonald's Meal!

Yummy. Sorry guys, no supersize, just medium. As of today, the federal minimum wage has increased $0.70, bringing it to $6.55 per hour! Hooray! Now people can afford food AND gas, it's about dam time. I remember working at the movie theaters 7 years ago, man I had to live off of greasy buttery popcorn and soda so I can save my money for other things in life. I wish this was the rate I got back then! This will have to do, until they initiate the next increase in July 2009 to $7.25. So whoever doesn't have a job yet, this is a good time to start one, even if it's temporary!
Hint, hint, lizer.

Source: AP

New Dunk Hi SB! 'Un-Futura' ?

Another un-announced Nike SB Dunk Hi, similar colorway to the Futura lows, it has a very basic but work-able colorway. I have many black shoes already, not sure if I will be buying these! Available in the UK right now, I wonder if these will hit state side.

Buy now from the UK:
Image: Hypebeast

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Song Of The Day

Mariah Carey ft. Mobb Deep - The Roof [remix]

Hard beat. Soulful voice. Sexy lyrics.
What more do you want? :)

Do You Know Knol ?

Knol - A unit of knowledge. At least to Google it is!

This is a new addition to Google's monster utility belt, still in beta stage, but available to the public. I call it the wiki-copy. One difference is that only the author can edit the entry, unless he allows others to, and duplicates of the same topic may be written. Sounds like it will be a jumbo mess of disagreeing topics already, but this may be good to show different views and ideas. Most of the entries so far are health / home improvement related.
Who wants to be the first to write about LiL Wayne? Whoever likes writing in detail about a topic they know much about, head over to the Knol site now! They also have a rating system for every entry, pretty cool!

What's next Google, the G-phone? Hmm...

Are Black People The Next Terrorist?

With the upcoming Olympics in a couple of weeks, China has been fortifying their defenses to prevent any terrorist attacks or anything of that sort. But where do we set limits on racial profiling? According to this article, bar owners in Beijing are being forced to sign a pledge agreeing that they will not allow 'black' people into their business. This is going to be a big night, with thousands of people of different cultures attending, how can they just nonchalantly say to a whole group, "Sorry, no blacks allowed!" I wonder if an organization will find out about this and try come up with a solution, before all hell breaks loose in Beijing. So much for the official slogan of the Olympics, "One World One Dream."
As of now, this is how I see it.

Here is the entire article, you have to register to actual see the link, so I pasted it here.
Source: South China Morning Post

Beijing authorities are secretly planning to ban black people and others it considers social undesirables from entering the city's bars during the Olympic Games, a move that would contradict the official slogan, "One World, One Dream".

Bar owners near the Workers' Stadium in central Beijing say they have been forced by Public Security Bureau officials to sign pledges agreeing not to let black people enter their premises.

"Uniformed Public Security Bureau officers came into the bar recently and told me not to serve black people or Mongolians," said the co-owner of a western-style bar, who asked not to be named.

The local authorities have been cracking down on blacks and Mongolians in an attempt to stamp out drug dealing and prostitution ahead of the Games, the proprietors said.

A few months ago, police launched a violent sting on black men drinking in the Sanlitun bar district, and a notorious nightclub largely populated by Mongolian prostitutes was also shut down.

Security officials are targeting Sanlitun, which Olympic organisers expect to be a key destination for foreign tourists looking for a party during the Games.

The pledges that Sanlitun bar owners had been instructed to sign agreed to stop a variety of activities in their establishments, including dancing and serving customers with black skin, they said.

They have been allowed to keep copies of all the pledges except those relating to blacks, implying that the authorities are wary of charges of racism.

"I am appalled," said a black British national who works in Beijing. "I understand that the government is trying to stop certain illegal activities, but I don't think blanket discrimination is going about it the right way.

"Chinese people are prejudiced, but I would have hoped that the government would set a better example as it debuts on the world stage."

Calls to Dongcheng district and Chaoyang district public security bureaus, which oversee the bar districts, went unanswered.

The authorities' attempt to keep unwanted behaviour from damaging the squeaky-clean image of the Games is the latest example of heavy-handedness that critics say is killing the party spirit of the Olympics.

During the Athens Olympics four years ago, bars and nightclubs were allowed to stay open all night. But venues in Beijing that are not being shut down during the Games will have to close at 2am and maintain tight security.

"The officials told me to inform my customers that they must at all times carry their passports or ID cards," said one bar owner.

"Security is important, but Beijing is becoming a fortress, and that's not attractive."

Rumours that all bars within 2km of an Olympic venue will need to close remain unconfirmed, with many managers complaining that they still have not been told whether they will be allowed to open or not. Several bars have been raided in the past few weeks as local police step up a campaign of low-level intimidation, according to several witness accounts.

Bar and restaurant managers in Sanlitun have been instructed to remove tables from footpaths in a crude attempt to prevent fighting in the streets.

"The local police told us to get rid of the tables because they're scared that if too many foreigners congregate outside there could be trouble," said Song Xun , who runs a burrito joint in the area.

Local musicians say that a clampdown on live music risks stifling Beijing's thriving cultural scene and giving Olympic tourists the false impression that the city is artistically anaemic.

Several popular live music venues have been shut or instructed to stop all outdoor shows, and club owners complain they have got used to strange new guests nursing a beer for hours and suspiciously observing everything around them.

"The whole music scene is angry and bewildered. It is impossible to understand how keeping tourists from seeing an open, culturally vibrant and diverse Beijing is possibly a good thing for anyone," said one well-known figure in the local music industry.

David Mitchell, a Beijing-based jazz musician, said it had become increasingly difficult for his band to find anywhere to play.

"It appears the local government is trying to control every aspect of the experience that foreigners get when they come here," he said.

"Everything is aimed at creating stability, but they don't understand that is precisely the unfounded prejudice that foreigners have of Chinese society - that it is a highly controlled and not a very cultural place. It seems completely self-defeating."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Can Nice Guys Compete In The Race?

I came across this interesting read today on an old, ongoing topic, and I wanted to share with anyone who is considered a 'nice guy'. Oh that dreaded term, the term that associates someone who never gets the girl he wants. I used to feel I fit in this category, but now I believe I emerged out of my little shell and have more confidence than before. A few items on this list I have already been doing ever since, so I guess i'm on the right track? Occasionally you have to throw in an asshole moment to deflect that nice guy image. Girls say they hate it, but as we all know, they will always return to it. It's all about the balance, and I am still trying to find mine.

Couple Guides:
Be a gentleman without being a pushover.
Learn to say no.
Don't just agree, state your own opinions.
You can't save everybody...

Check out How to Break the "Nice Guy" Stereotypes

Song Of The Day

Ne-Yo - Miss Independent

This is definitely for the ladies, but I am feelin' the smooth vibe and lyrics as well.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Capcom May Be Bringing It Back!

This is some exciting news for me, and i'm sure for plenty of you fighting-game lovers. As a follow-up to my recent post on SF IV, I just found out today that Capcom has a new VS series in development, and is giving it's first beta test run to the geeks at the upcoming Evo in Vegas. Evo is the largest fighting-game tournament in the world. The title of this new mystery game is called Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and it's supposed to follow the famous Marvel Vs. Capcom fighting style. Tatsunoko is a Japanese Animation company who created characters like: speed racer, samurai pizza cats, and more. Check out the images via the comic book page flipper on the site. I really hope this does come out, it'll bring back some childlife joy I miss so very much.
what would this post be without a video! :)

Source: Shoryuken + Gamespot

Sparks Will Fly...

between Starbucks and Esparks, of course. I stumbled upon this chain copying coffee house / yogurt place while walking in Elmhurst, Queens. As soon as I looked at the branding and environment through the window, I knew it was a knock-off Sbux. With about 8 locations mainly in the boroughs, I am curious how far this will take off. Apparently their first store, which was in Astoria, was opened early last year, but is now closed. I have yet to dive into the alternate dimension of Starbucks, but I will sometime soon, with a review of their drinks and hospitality. Everything looks like a mirror image, from the pastry case layout, to the lighting and furniture. Their equivalent to a Frappaccino is "Congelato", I pronounce it Con Gelato, not sure if that's right or not.
From what i've read, the cool feature is free wi-fi. I have heard very mixed reviews, not sure who to trust, but soon enough I will post my own opinion. So far, I am starting off with a negative view of them, because of their bad grammar and spelling on their website. It may just be me, but if you are trying to mimic and huge branded company like Starbucks, you best come correct!
Here's the bonus, not only are they a coffee shop, but they have frozen yogurt as well! Hmm... I wonder which big yogurt chain they are going after, here's a hint, the 'other' side of Esparks coffee has a name, and that name is Parksberry. Park, Pink, Park, Pink, Pink, Park, Park, Ahh!
I do give them props for bootlegging two well-known chains into one tiny shop. Coffee and yogurt though? Blech!
I don't know about you guys, but I much rather prefer a naked mermaid as my logo on the cup!
Has anyone had a positive or negative experience with Esparks? Do tell!

Site: Esparks
Image: Astoria NYC

Friday, July 18, 2008

You Say Tomato, I Say Salmonella!

On three... one.two..three! NO MORE DIARRHEA!

Good news for you tomato lovers, the FDA has lifted the warning on tomatoes and has failed to find evidence of the bacteria strain in one of our most cherished veggies. Oh how my mozzarella misses you, tomato. Caprese Salad without tomatoes is like Pinkberry with no toppings, unimaginably BORING! (They now have Lychee as a topping!!!!)
Pardon my MS Paint editing, I don't have Photoshop.
Honestly though, I will give it another few weeks before I go pig out on tomatoes, just to be safe. I hope you all do the same!

Article: NY Times

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay?

Well, it does, and Jawbone proves it!
So if you've ever gotten a ticket for driving and using your phone, look to the bright side, you'll receive $20 off one of Jawbone's chic bluetooth headsets. I have heard many positive reviews with their noise cancellation technology, and the nice look helps. This offer ends in August, so if you haven't gotten arrested yet, what are you waiting for?

Or you can always take the cheaper way out do this to your piercing..
Source: Jawbone

Jam-ba... Jam-ba... Jam-BA!

For everyone who thinks Starbucks is lame for releasing their Vivanno nourishing blends, check this out.

4 Steps to getting more smoothie for your bucks:

1. Click this link
2. Type in some info, doesn't have to be accurate
3. Print out coupon
4. Visit your local Jamba Juice and hand them the coupon

VOILA! Two yummy real fruity smoothies for the price of one!

or... you can just be lazy and print it here [make sure click to enlarge]:

I Tease, You Tease, We All Tease, For 'T' Please!

Teaser! Teaser! Teaser!

Terminator: Salvation is set to release Summer of '09, and this teaser trailer was supposed to debut during tomorrow's big Bat launch. But I Guess nothing ever stays hidden does it? From this one minute viewing, it looks pretty good! Christian will be playing as John Connor, another heroic role, yay! I hope T1000 comes back in part IV to wreck shit up. He was my favorite, being liquid-y and moving effortlessly through any kind of surface is just BAD ASS!

Source: Reelz

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sheer Nostalgia : SF IV

Street Fighter II was the dawn of a new fighting game era, it brought it to a new level. I would say this game was the pioneer, and started it all. I still remember riding my bike or walking to the mall to go straight to the arcade and whoop some ass. Believe it or not, I was pretty dam good at these fighting games, particularly Street Fighter related ones. I used to insert my two shiny quarters, and play against people of all ages and shapes. Two quarters... was all it took to keep me busy for multiple hours! There is something exhilarating about destroying your opponent in public; bonus points if the girlfriend is there, because then he'd get mad and keep playing to try to prove to his girlfriend he's not a loser. But guess what? They still lost!
I was such a hard core arcade gamer when I was younger, any mall I would go to with my mom, she'd just drop me off at the arcade with like $5, and a few hours later, I would probably still have $3 left. I really do miss it, and I wish arcade gaming was still the same as it used to be. Now it is just filled with driving / shooting / I-can't-dance-without-instructions games, and it sucks.
The good news is, Capcom, after many many years, is releasing Street Fighter IV soon! Although I am sad that it will not be in the arcades, beggers can't be choosers. Reviving this series was a fantastic idea, and I know it will be successful. The 2-D gameplay is the same; with beefed up graphics. Most of your favorite characters are back; with some new ones. Enough of me yappin', check out this sick new trailer filled with excitement!

Here is my top list of fighting games I loved kickin' ass in:
Street Fighter II
Killer Instinct
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III Ultimate
X-men vs. Street Fighter
Marvel Superheroes vs. Street Fighter
Marvel vs. Capcom
Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Source: Kotaku

The Tracklist That Makes You Tingle!

This is a game that needs no introduction, if you do not know it, you must have been living under a brick. A definite ingredient to add to your party of alcohol to escalate the fun factor! I love being the drummer the most, because the drummer gets ALL the groupies ;)...
What am I talking about? Rock Band!
I don't own Rock Band myself, but I am still very excited about the upcoming sequel! Take a look at the tracklist that is included in the game. The new wireless drums will definitely make it less of a disaster with no worries of yanking the system across the room when someone trips over the traditional cord. The only song I really want to play Chop Suey, that song is just F'in ridiculous!
I have yet to try the Guitar Hero drums, but those cymbals do look sexy, I wouldn't mind banging those! Who will win this Rock feud?

1. AC/DC "Let There Be Rock" 1970s
2. AFI "Girl's Gone Grey" 2000s
3. Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know" 1990s
4. Alice in Chains "Man in the Box" 1990s
5. Allman Brothers "Ramblin' Man" 1970s
6. Avenged Sevenfold "Almost Easy" 2000s
7. Bad Company "Shooting Star" 1970s
8. Beastie Boys "So Whatcha Want" 1990s
9. Beck "E-Pro" 2000s
10. Bikini Kill "Rebel Girl" 1990s
11. Billy Idol "White Wedding Pt. I" 1980s
12. Blondie "One Way or Another" 1970s
13. Bob Dylan "Tangled Up in Blue" 1970s
14. Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer" 1980s
15. Cheap Trick "Hello There" 1970s
16. Devo "Uncontrollable Urge" 1980s
17. Dinosaur Jr. "Feel the Pain" 1990s
18. Disturbed "Down with the Sickness" 2000s
19. Dream Theater "Panic Attack" 2000s
20. Duran Duran "Hungry Like the Wolf" 1980s
21. Elvis Costello "Pump It Up" 1970s
22. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way" 1970s
23. Foo Fighters "Everlong" 1990s
24. Guns N' Roses "Shackler's Revenge" 2000s
25. Interpol "PDA" 2000s
26. Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song" 1980s
27. Jethro Tull "Aqualung" 1970s
28. Jimmy Eat World "The Middle" 2000s
29. Joan Jett "Bad Reputation" 1980s
30. Journey "Anyway You Want It" 1970s
31. Judas Priest "Painkiller" 1990s
32. Kansas "Carry On Wayward Son" 1970s
33. L7 "Pretend We're Dead" 1990s
34. Lacuna Coil "Our Truth" 2000s
35. Linkin Park "One Step Closer" 2000s
36. Lit "My Own Worst Enemy" 1990s
37. Lush "De-Luxe" 1990s
38. Mastodon "Colony of Birchmen" 2000s
39. Megadeth "Peace Sells" 1980s
40. Metallica "Battery" 1980s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones "Where'd You Go" 1990s
42. Modest Mouse "Float On" 2000s
43. Motorhead "Ace of Spades" 1980s
44. Nirvana "Drain You" 1990s
45. Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky" 1960s
46. Panic at the Disco "Nine in the Afternoon" 2000s
47. Paramore "That's What You Get" 2000s
48. Pearl Jam "Alive" 1990s
49. Presidents of the USA "Lump" 1990s
50. Rage Against the Machine "Testify" 1990s
51. Ratt "Round & Round" 1980s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give it Away" 1990s
53. Rise Against "Give it All" 2000s
54. Rush "The Trees" 1970s
55. Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye" 2000s
56. Smashing Pumpkins "Today" 1990s
57. Social Distortion "I Was Wrong" 1990s
58. Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot" 1980s
59. Soundgarden "Spoonman" 1990s
60. Squeeze "Cool for Cats" 1970s
61. Steely Dan "Bodhitsattva" 1970s
62. Steve Miller Band "Rock'n Me" 1970s
63. Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" 1980s
64. System of a Down "Chop Suey" 2000s
65. Talking Heads "Psycho Killer" 1970s
66. Tenacious D "Master Exploder" 2000s
67. Testament "Souls of Black" 1990s
68. The Donnas "New Kid in School" 2000s
69. The Go-Go's "We Got the Beat" 1980s
70. The Grateful Dead "Alabama Getaway" 1980s
71. The Guess Who "American Woman" 1970s
72. The Muffs "Kids in America" 1990s
73. The Offspring "Come Out & Play (Keep 'em Separated)" 1990s
74. The Replacements "Alex Chilton" 1980s
75. The Who "Pinball Wizard" 1960s
Bonus Artist Bonus Song Title Decade
76. Abnormality "Visions" 2000s
77. Anarchy Club "Get Clean" 2000s
78. Bang Camaro "Night Lies" 2000s
79. Breaking Wheel "Shoulder to the Plow" 2000s
80. The Libyans "Neighborhood" 2000s
81. The Main Drag "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" 2000s
82. Speck "Conventional Lover" 2000s
83. The Sterns "Supreme Girl" 2000s
84. That Handsome Devil "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" 2000s

Source: Cnet

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Starbucks: The Next Diet!

I bring to you... The Vivanno! This is Starbucks answer to a nourishing blend for a healthier life (since we are all getting so pudgy). These should be available at your local stores now, unless they are one of the 600 stores closing! Riding on the health trend wave, Starbucks is now the follower, rather than the leader they used to be. Let's see if they can take business away from Mcdonald's or Dunkin' Doughnuts! There will be two available flavors; Chocolate Banana *insert puking face here* Blend or Orange-Mango Banana Blend. Both, of course, will be heavily customized by us drinkers, whether it's adding an espresso shot to give that bold taste to the chocolate, or adding some matcha green tea powder to increase our health benefits! Each smoothie will have a couple main ingredients; Whey protein powder, a banana, choice of milk, and ice.
Since I recently quit Starbucks as my side job, I will have to now pay to sample these bad boys, they better be pretty dam good! Hopefully, the store closings and additional drinks will bring up the crappy stock price, since I do have some shares leftover from my employment period.
So now, we will not only see geeks with their iPhones and Macbooks, but we will see Jocks and Yoga/Pilate enthusiasts too... Fun!
Will you guys fall into this health trap? I might.
Frappuccinos or Nourishing Blends? I say Fraps!


News: Business Week

Update: I just went to go buy the Orange Mango Blend, I must say it's pretty dam good. They throw in a whole banana, but you don't taste it that much. This is one of those drinks that take longer to make, or maybe it's just like this until they get a repetitive flow going. At $4 for a grande, this really hurts my wallet now that I don't have the discount anymore... Boo!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Are You Constantly Missing Money? Missing Money Will Help You Find Some!

What's more fun than finding money on the ground or in the coin pocket of a phone booth? Finding money that is actually under your ownership! There is this new site out, Missing Money, that claims it will help you find any missing money in the form of unclaimed property, un-cashed checks, etc.

Here is a list of the Top 10 most common types of unclaimed property (provided by Search Engine Watch):

1. Bank accounts
2. Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends
3. Uncashed checks and wages
4. Insurance policies
5. Utility deposits
6. Safe deposit box contents
7. Escrow accounts
8. Trust funds
9. Certificates of deposit (CDs)

Once you visit the site after it's done lagging, probably being hammered by everyone since it's a new thing that just spawned, just plug in your name and it will populate a list of locations that match that name. It works like a search engine, if you find yourself on there, you will be eligible to claim the funds, whether it's $50 or $1000. I am very skeptical about this, especially since I do not know what the 'catch' is. But it has been publicly advertised and other credible sites have wrote about it, so I can only say that it is worth a try.

I don't have any funds myself, but maybe some of you do. Who knows? Just take a few minutes to check, and you may end up with some extra cash to spend :)
(Not all states have been added to this list, they are still in the process of getting the whole nation on here, as of now, NY is not yet added! So if you don't see your name and you are from NY, don't fret, just wait and try again in a few days).

Source: Associated Content

Shoe Goo: An Adhesive Which Extends The Life Of A Shoe!

This just released in Japan, Nike Dunk Hi Premium SB 'Shoe Goo'. Nobody has even heard or seen these before, they just released out of nowhere and under the radar. I wonder how Nike managed to do that, being that usually all shoes that release have been talked about or have had sample pictures leaked. These remind me of a more subtle Mork-N-Mindys; no flashy chrome mid-section. My taste for these are bitter, I don't like too much red on my shoes! I know many people who DO like the red, so these will definitely be a good release (as if most sb's aren't...)
I must admit, though, the middle section does have some interesting denim-ish material, and the clear mid-sole is a nice touch!

Source: Sneakernews

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Sun Tans More Than Our Skin!

Here is an interesting collabo with solebox and asics. Not only does it have a very nice purple colorway, similar to the purple pigeons, it has the ability to change colors based on sunlight!
The upper/midsole is sensitive to the Sun, and will turn the white into purple. asics has been coming out with some fresh kicks and collabos, I can't wait to see who else will utilize this color-changing chameleon-esque type of material. My only gripe about this shoe is the billboard style advertisement of "solebox" on the heel of the shoe, other than that, this shoe is sure to be a star!
Release date is set for August 23rd.

Source: Hypebeast

Friday, July 11, 2008

What's The 411? It's 711!

Ah, 7/11, the day we all can get our memorable childhood memories of brain freezes (for free). Head over to your local 7-eleven (good luck if you are in NYC), and get a free 7.11 oz Slurpee! I live near one, and I remember always riding my bike with some friends almost daily on those hot summer days; excited to wrap our sticky fingers around the frozen beast. The flavors switch up every few days, so we were never bored. I usually treat my Slurpee like a melting pot, I just slide the cup from one nozzle to the next and mixing all the available flavors, the result? Frozen sugar rush!
From the first sip, you just get sucked into this winter bliss, and you keep on slurpin' until your frontal cortex signals you to stop before you put the brain on ice! Whether or not you have shared this experience in the past, I say give it a try if you are nearby! Who doesn't like free?
Here's a good way to get a sample without wasting cups.

P.S: Don't forget to pick up some nachos with warm melted cheese to compliment!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Coming Soon To An Extremity Near You.

Nike SB 09' Preview!

Check out the dunks coming soon :)
I am loving the Hi's and the Mid's!

Images: Street Ammo

The Only Pool You Should Ever Jet Ski In!

Summer... Summer... Summer... When will you take me on an adventure full of breezes and beaches? Hoping to take a small vacation this October (hint hint), this looks like an awesome place to visit.

Here I Present to you, the largest swimming pool in the world! Located in Algarrobo, Chile, you definitely can't miss this from the skies. Completed at the end of '06, the purpose of having this is because the Pacific on the other side of the sands are too cold and inhospitable, though I didn't realize people were trying to live there. The pool is filled with beautiful blue, provided by her local neighbor, Ms. Pacific, and ran through an automated filter to keep the water clean (that would suck if they hired people to walk around the rim and use their nets to clean everything!).
Although I do believe this place is worth a visit, it would be more of a sight to see, than to dive in and get wet. In the end, it is exactly that, a giant swimming pool, it still wouldn't feel like I was in a tropical zone. The positive side to this is you won't have to worry about any crazy South American sea creatures underneath your little feet, or worry about drifting away from land if you were to just float along with no worries like this guy. I'll tell ya one thing, you won't find any Pirates here!

What do you guys think? Does this ocean replacement appeal to you? If not the concept, the beautiful pics surely will (minus the evening one, pretty dark and evil if you ask me!).

Thanks Josephine for the info!
Visual: YouTube
Literature: dailymail

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

First Look: Batman Can't Escape Pirates!

That's right! First 6 minutes of The Dark Knight has been leaked.

If you want to spoil yourself like month old milk, then click here!

Google Live-ly: More Reasons To Sit On Your Ass

As if there weren't enough technological advancements to keep us in the chair; like the brain-washed humans in Wall-e, Google brings us Lively! It's a brand new virtual environment similar to Second Life, but this is free (at least for now). You can create your own character, customize your own 'rooms', and interact with other users in a graphical text / animation interface.
I created an account and tried to browse around, it was a bit confusing. Perhaps I just need more time to dig in and communicate with people. Instead of using emoticons to express yourselves, now we have a more noticeable way to react to each others remarks. We'll see how long this will last.

Google, stop trying to take over the world, please.

Official Post: Google
Review: Webware
Video: Youtube

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Who Likes Camping? I Do! I Do!

As most of you already know, the long awaited, iPhone 3G is set to release this Friday at 12A.M in New Zealand, and 8A.M across the U.S. I really wanted one, and was considering switching to AT&T from Verizon, but with their crazy priced plans, I would be spending way more than I would like. At $199 a piece (with a 2-year contract), who the heck would buy an iTouch for $289? I wonder if Apple will suddenly drop the price within a month of release; like they did with the first iPhone release (which resulted in many pissed off first-movers).

So everyone, who's ready to camp? Apparently this guy is already camping (and dam proud of it) in New Zealand...

Source: Gizmodo