"The world may be going to Hell, but that isn't stopping scientists from making truly fascinating advances in technology. Take a look at this "skin gun". Wild."
Boardwalk Empire VFX
"I don't own a television. I gave it away. Why? Because I don't do moderation. I'd become a zombie and never accomplish anything. I'm working on the moderation thing. I ate like 9 hamburgers tonight. So I'm off to a bad start. Don't judge me.
Either way, if I did watch TV I'd totally watch Boardwalk Empire. I've heard great things about it. I did manage to sneak in one episode at my boy's crib one evening. It was really dope. Steve Buscemi is the man. I saw this video that reveals some special effects in the show. It's pretty amazing that like half of what you see on TV isn't even real. I mean, neither is 50% of the "news". But that's another conversation."
North Point Community Church - iBand
"I'm a Mac guy. I love Apple products and I pretty much condemn the use of PC's the way I condemn the use of weapons of mass destruction. (And milk, for that matter.) However, I am not really a fan of the iPad. Not because it's not amazing (it is), but rather because it represents the lifestyle of excess that Americans somehow continue to live even in the face of economic difficulties of historic proportions. I think that is really crappy.
That said, I saw these guys playing Feliz Navidad on some iPads and iPhones and I just placed an order for a iPad. Hopefully it gets here in time for me to go caroling. Don't judge me."
Joey Roth - Sorapot
"I love tea. Tea loves me. So why shouldn't we express that undying love with a $250.00 teapot? I can't think of a reason not to either. No, this teapot doesn't really do anything special. It's just an uber-modern way to brew a cup of herbal goodness. Although it's "stainless steel backbone is made using the same process as jet turbine blades and space shuttle components." Which has got to count for something."
Get yours @ http://joeyroth.com/sorapot/
Happy Thanksgiving to all! May God continue to bless you and yours!
MS&Co. - Selvedge Denim iPad/iPhone Sleeve
"Don't own an iPad. Don't own an iPhone. Used to have an iPod. I'm pretty sure it was stolen. (I don't really misplace things.) Anyway this item here falls into the category of "If I DID own a ____, I'd buy one of these." These awesome denim sleeves are made from 13.5oz White Oak Cone raw selvedge denim and lined with heather grey 100% melton wool (presumably to keep your iPad warm in the winter). Denim, as we all know, goes with just about EVERYTHING. Which makes these sleeves more versatile than the Hello Kitty ones you were thinking about. Reasonably priced as well. You can pick them up here."
"Perhaps you've heard about the new Facebook email application that has been making such a buzz lately. Or maybe your car still has ashtrays under the door handle and you have no idea what Facebook is. I'm not judging. Anyway, as per Zuckerberg himself, it's not officially an email client. It's a central communications hub within Facebook that will support SMS, Facebook IM and yes, email. Considering Facebook's impressive 500 million active user database (compared to say, roughly 200 million Gmail users) I'd say this move is ALMOST a no brainer.
I say almost because truthfully just the THOUGHT of using Facebook as a primary email client makes me squirm, and my bet is that I'm NOT the only one who feels this way. Actually, I know I'm not. Polls have shown that the majority of participants have negative feelings about it. (When shown a picture of Zuckerberg some participants actually cried.) The main issues being security (or privacy to be exact, Facebook has had plenty of issues in that area) and the fact that many of us are already using 2, 3, maybe even 4 email addresses as it is. Personally, I'm totally NOT interested in pushing yet another account to my Blackberry.
The potential for the application is still undeniably epic. Twitter (the SMS of the Internet) is popular largely in part to the "instant communication" factor it offers. We just looooove being hyper-connected don't we? To the point that sometimes email actually can feel slow!? It definitely serves it's purpose for delivering larger attachments and lengthy communications, however, sometimes it's just faster to text, tweet, IM, BBM, Kik or whatever the hell else you use to connect to your peers RIGHT NOW. So if you could stick all that functionality in one place, a place where you spend [way too much of] your time throughout the day anyway...I think it'd be a slam dunk.
I don't like Zuckerbergs' hair, so I kinda hope this whole email thing flops. I'm not gonna lie. However, I have to say that it's a great idea. As for managing expectations, even Mark agrees that no one is going to sign up and then immediately cancel their Yahoo or Gmail accounts. That's not going to happen. But we might just see a few million loyal Facebook users embrace this feature and turn it into a real contender over time. We shall see Zuckerberg...we shall see. [insert evil laugh here]"
Hammacher Schlemmer - 55 inch Widescreen Personal Movie Theatre
"OK so perhaps you live in a modest one bedroom apartment and don't have room for a 55" flattie on your already cluttered living room wall. (Gotta put those black and whites of grandma somewhere right?) Or maybe you live in the hood and walking from your car to your apartment with a ginormous cardboard box that obviously contains an expensive LCD tv is just plain stupid. Don't you hate how they print a foto of the tv on the side of the box? Is that really necessary??
Boom! Problem solved. Check out this sweet, sweet set of spectacles that offer a "private viewing experience equivalent to watching a widescreen 55" television from 10' away." You can hook it up to everything from your iPod Touch or iPhone to your Xbox 360. It's jam packed with U.S. military technology (so you know it's good) and at $249.95 it's a way better buy than that ridiculous 24 carat gold plated crochet set you've been eyeballing."
Get it at www.hammacher.com
Riva 86' Domino
"So last summer I flew out to the Amalfi Coast (that's Italy for all you geography majors) with one of those VS models (don't remember her name) for a week or so and wow, we had a really great time. We stayed at Il San Pietro Di Positano in, you guessed it, Positano. They have this particularly charming restaurant called the Carlino with a Belgian menu that is just exquisite. Seriously, we didn't want to pass up anything on that menu, and for the most part we didn't haha. (I'll tell you one thing, I don't know how models stay so thin when they eat SO much.)
Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker was kind enough to join us for a glass of wine and offered our entire meal with his compliments. What a guy. A beautiful dinner with a beautiful winged angel accompanied by beautiful weather in beautiful Italy. Honestly it may have been a perfect evening. Except...I really wish we had taken a boat ride afterwards. But hey, I suppose you can't have it ALL right? Or...can you?
Enter the Italian made Riva 86' Domino. For those who have ALMOST everything. With room for you and 19 of your friends (15 if you don't consider your 4 crew-members buddies), numerous areas for socializing, a huge sundeck with dining for 6, and a nicer bathroom than you currently have in your house - you are pretty much on top of the world. AND, AND, at just a little over 8 million dollars you're totally on top of your finances as well. What...money is cheap these days. Go get yourself a loan!"
Please visit Riva's website here.
Microsoft Surface Parody
"OK so we're all familiar with Microsoft's amazing Surface technology. Thaaaaaat's real nice. Truth is though, it's a big ass device that you don't really need. Kinda like, um, I dunno the iPad?? Don't get me wrong, if you have a healthy disposable income then go ahead and get yourself an iPad. I feel the same way about Microsoft Surface technology. Apparently so do the makers of this awesomely hilarious video. If you have NO idea what I'm talking about that's cool. Just watch. You'll get it."
Although the inventor says he was trying to "reduce the pain associated with computer related repetitive stress injuries" I think he was just jackin' technology from Minority Report. Either way, this new mouse is worn as a glove and is supposed to exceed the accuracy and speed performance of a conventional mouse. All I have to say is "Bout friggin' time!!"
Click on the image of the inventor [in a horribly shiny dress-shirt] to watch him explain how it works.
This is the most awesome to-do list I have ever seen in my life. For all you RPG fans out there you can gain XP by completing everyday, real world tasks. Taking out the trash? 50 XP!! Vacuuming the living room? 150 XP baby!! You can even level up and uncover hidden loot. Sick!! Sadly this is the ONE time that I wish I had an iPhone. (Although I'm quite confident that sentiment will subside in the next 30 seconds. Yeah, no, it's gone.) http://www.epicwinapp.com/