Archive for February, 2009

What I liked In Yes Man

Jim Carrey always makes the same kind of movies. It kind of blows. Then again, he’s living with Jenny McCarthy and went out with Lauren Holly.

I liked Munchausen By Proxy, the band in which Alison played. Zooey Deschanel was actually singing, which I found cool. The rest of the band is called Von Iva, which is a real band as opposed to the fake band Munchausen By Proxy. That’s a really cool name. Strangely enough, I know something about Munchausen by proxy thanks to the readings I’ve done.

The band was pretty cool, other than that the movie was OK.

Vivia’s Reply

That’s a bit harsh there Viv, sure it sucks when someone steals your photo from the internet and uses it as their profile pic, but it’s not the end of the world.

Titanium Iphone Concept: Just Like a MacBook Pro

022609_rg_titaniumiphone_02.jpgIf you think about it, you can imagine that the iPhone is very MacBook-like for the moment. Does that mean that Apple will expand these product lines to include Nano and Pro models? To us, this would be a logical step. This would enable power-users to get more powerful devices and would expand Apple’s market share, especially if they would introduce a lower-priced model. This concept is just like the new MacBook Pros. It’s trying to give you the ultimate in phones. Does it succeed?

Hackintosh Jr. Casemod: Cute Enough For Kids

022609_rg_hackintoshjr_01.jpgHave you ever wanted a mini-sized Mac? Well this might be the Mac for you. Actually, this isn’t really a Mac, just a really nifty casemod. Modder Widefault decided not to wait for Mac to created or release a metal cased Mini, instead he just created his own. Usually, some of the smaller casemods look kind of cramped. This was is pretty sweet and it has the benefit of trying to look like its bigger brother, the Mac Pro.

MacBook Pro 17 Review

I’ve been searching for a full review on this beast, and finally Gizmama delivers. The only negative point is the fact that they managed to get between 4 and 5 hours out of the battery, that was supposed to deliver 7 to 8 hours of autonomy. Does that make you reconsider or do you still lust after this hulking beast? I know that I dreamt about having it…

Hijabizing Paris

I found this pretty hilarious when I read it today. There is a new street artist in Paris who’s known as Princess Hijab, and she is all about, as she puts it herself, hijabizing the ads in Paris. Basically, she’s drawing a hijab over models and ads that she deems immodest. She does this on billboards and ads all over the city. I can see the rationale, but apparently her website is unclear about her motives, even though she has a manifesto. To quote Andrew Price,

…but it’s oddly-punctuated and generally baffling.

With her spray paint and black marker pen, [Princess Hijab] is out to hijabize advertising. Even Kate Moss is targeted. She knows all about visual terrorism! And she will not spare her right of expression for the likes of publicists. Make sure that all advertising can be hijabized “ ‘cause that’s her fight Jihad is her art”. And don’t forget, she acts upon her own free will. She is not involved in any lobby or movement be it political, religious or to do with advertising. In fact, the Princess is an insomniac-punk.

Her attempts sound farcical, yet still manage to be comical. Sounds like something that was translated from French by Google. Anway, it’s an interesting way of protesting the scantily clad girls we see in advertisements. Personally, I don’t mind scantily glad women, but not everyone thinks the same way.  (via Good)

Studio FRST’s HDTV: Sculpture or Technology?

022509_rg_studiofrsthdtv_01.jpgMost HDTVs look the same: black and big. There isn’t much distinction between models. I’ve always thought that the best way to hide a HDTV is to masquerade it as a picture frame. Well, Studio FRST had another idea. They just released a concept TV that makes the HDTV look like a sculpture. I have to say that it looks really good. It looks like something that you could put on a pedestal in your home.

SheevaPlug: The Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Computer

022509_rg_sheevaplugcomputer_01.jpgComputers are rapidly diminishing in size, but if you would have shown me this computer, I would have assumed that it’s a power adapter. I would have been wrong, because it’s a tiny computer masquerading as a power plug. There have been other small Linux computers out there, but the fact that it’s available for $99 right now is also a marvel. That’s good, because Marvell, the company who makes this thing, will soon announce a $50 price drop.

Redheads Dying Out?

My wife is a redhead. I’ve had redheads involved in most of my adult life, from previous girlfriends to my wife. It would be really sad to see them go. It’s been surmised thate redheads will disappear in a century as there isn’t any survival advantage in being ginger.  Jenny Wicks has put together a series of photos that she calls Root Ginger which showcases this elusive breed. (via DesignYouTrust)

Nasty

He tastes as nasty as he looks.
Bear Grylls right after having eaten a scorpion


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