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Archive for May, 2011

The Floating Island.


The world’s largest artificial floating island has finished its first week as a major new tourism attraction in Seoul, South Korea.  Seoul‘s Han River will eventually be home to a floating archipelago of three man-made “islets”, but the first island, Viva, opened to the public last week.  At 3,271 square meters, it is the second-largest of the three and is home to a three-storey structure housing a 700-seat convention hall and several other attractions such as restaurants and video games.  There are parks, outdoor terraces and viewing points surrounding the center, while at night, the exterior of the building is illuminated with brightly colored light shows.  When the next islands open in September, the 20,400 square meter complex will offer three cultural centers, featuring performances, water sports and aquatic events.  The islands can accommodate 6,200 people and are set to make the Han River, which 59 million people visited last year, an even more popular tourist spot.  While artificial islands have been constructed before, most famously in Dubai, they have generally been formed by pouring sand on the seabed to create artificial land.  Seoul’s islands take a different approach and actually float on the surface of the river using an enormous buoy secured in place by 28 mooring chains, a design which ensures it can withstand changing river levels and bad weather.  Check the method.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer.


I’m not sure if I stated that I’m a massive Halo player.  (gamertag: DJStormSF on XBox Live. If your a ‘Halo: Reach’ player, come get your ass whooped… I’ll eat your lunch and wrinkle you school clothes.)  But I still have respect for the other major shooting titles out there on the current generation systems.  Call of Duty being the biggest hitter, and even recently surpassing Blizzard studio’s mega-hit World Of War Craft, C.O.D. is a monster game.  And as the game has changed forms over the years, its newest form is Modern Warfare, current scenarios, current weapons, and current technology are what now drive this subdivision of the franchise.  But Modern Warfare 3 seems to be an all new beast.  The first game to take place in the future, all I could deduce from the trailer is that the events they seem to be covering pertain to World War 3.  Check the method below and let me know what your theories are about the plot.

The Real Life Ninja Turtles?


What if Shredder, Splinter, Rocksteady and Bebop were real? What if the toxic ooze that created the 90’s action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spilled into the sewers today? The results would probably look a lot like the pictures above.  Now for a confession, before this post, only my immediate family knew that I had an unhealthy obsession with the Ninja Turtles.  TMNT backpacks, jackets, umbrellas, bed sheets, from the years of 3 to 5, I was all about it.  So when I saw the works of artist Dave Rapoza, it hit close to home.  Rapoza has updated the TMNT, and given them all a brand new real-life look. Even the creepy little fly villain, Baxter, from the cartoon got a makeover.  Each new piece is both gorgeous and horrifying at the same time.  And although there are no pics of the star turtles themselves, it definitely makes me yearn for the old days of the Foot Clan.

”Can You Lend A N*gga A Pencil?”


So, before I get into this, I just want to say to the readers, I love you guys, but please don’t start an email debate on the merits of the N word.  I already know people who stand on every side of every fence on this issue.  But this particular video is secondarily all about the use of the word, and weather a white teacher’s actions were racially driven not.  The story happened some time ago, and cause a semi-epic stir.  The reason I’M throwing it up, is because this is the funniest use of the N word by any white person I’ve ever seen in the history of my life.  Simply put… this n*gga is hilarious.  Check the method.

Star Wars Vs. Adidas Originals.


Star Wars and Adidas Originals teamed up back at the end of 2009 to provide a fleet of heat for your feet in the year of 2010. (Now before I explain more, my sneak-head homegirl Gabby is going to chew me out all the way from D.C. because I’m 2 years behind schedule with these.  But Gabs, you want me to post up the new sh*t, you gotta send it over first.)  The extensive Star Wars x adidas Originals Collection is categorized into three different packs: the Characters Pack, the Vehicles Pack, and the Direct Pack. Both parties draw upon their renowned imagery-characters and starships for Star Wars and grizzled silhouettes for adidas Originals-to create pairs with flair. A few of the aforementioned characters and vehicles include the TIE Fighter, Darth Vader, and the X-Wing. The adidas Originals silhouettes that serve as the respective canvases are the Nizza Hi, the ZX Runner, and the Samba.  And regardless of when they dropped, I still think their bomb.  Check the method.

Lady Leshurr Freestyle.


I work closely with many different types of musicians, and after spending so much time with some of the best, its rare that I get thoroughly impressed.  But after leaving one of my friends with my computer for too long, he put me up on a video that I’m fairly certain may put other lyricists to shame.  SBTV presents: Lady Leshurr in all her glory, spitting some of the dopest lines I’ve heard a ‘femcee’ spit since KJ.  Although her voice is a bit high pitched, and her accent makes some lyrics hard to hear, nothing can stop her true skill from shining through.  Check the method below.

The Wildest Wedding Cakes Ever.


Anyone who knows me, is pretty well aware that marriage isn’t really in my vocabulary anymore.  But that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the work it takes to make someone else’s big day. Few things are more important on a wedding day (apart from both partners turning up; the ring being secure; and nobody objecting during the ceremony) than the cake. Very few weddings are without such a centrepiece. It’s just a shame that so many couples opt for the same traditional, boring designs when there is so much opportunity to impress and surprise the guests.  Here are 20 brilliant examples, to be used as inspiration for your own big day.

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