Milk, chocolate, whole-grains, mackerel, broccoli, coffee, turkey, liver, blueberries, Brazil nuts, and any food that tastes good will definitely give you the "up" that you need to start your day. A more detailed explanation here.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I'm telling ya these things were art! If it wasn't, why would I want one so badly? Read more here.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Mix a mid-40's cosplay male fanatic, cute girlfriends, and a whole bunch of Chinese pop action and you've got yourself the weirdest photostream ever.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Slick, modern, and comforting tones make this curtain a must have from the new Crate and Barrel.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Oh movies like this just make me want to play some GTA San Andreas. Waist Deep is a standard gun-blastin', shit-talkin', badass protect yo' neck and son hood movie released in 2006. A nice dosage of character development and Meagan Good keeps it from drowning in clichés completely, but for a movie watched at 2 in the morning, it kept it fairly gangsta. 7.3/10.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The Bodum Yokhi jars are also super awesome. Easy on the fingers, these glass jars come with either plastic, cork or stainless steel lids. Best to get them when they have those periodic turbo sales. For now, check 'em out here.
Features contain a clear glass canister with frosted band, stainless steel lid with airtight silicone seal, and an elegant tapered design. Beautiful and functional. Get it here.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Deck out retrofied with a bit of vintage to your kitchen appliance line-up. An antibacterial interior features five glass shelves, two compartments and the freezer's at the top. At less than five feet tall and 23" wide, it's well-suited for tight spaces. Available in 10 retro colors, peep Smeg USA for more info and purchasing details.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Lori Nix photographs epic scenes of destruction and grandeur, natural wonders and glittering metropolises, magnificent architecture and heroic landscapes that all have one thing in common—they're all fake. She meticulously crafts the miniature sets using found objects and model-making materials. Check out an interview with the genius behind the picture here.
These guy's ambitions projects are always so awesome. Also, check out their home-built roller coaster.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
What used to be a two man duo, the band now consists of 5 members, making them much more rounded and smoother. Like a sanded down piece of wood. Or mozzarella cheese.
Noah & The Whale - 5 Years Time (MP3)
Having to deal with these annoying drives at my workplace I've found their failure rate to be approximately 74%. I've never seen a drive returned for RMA so many times in my life. Save yourself a headache and avoid the LaCie brand at all costs. 1.2/10.
"Purge on a regular basis. If a room feels overwhelming, remove everything and bring back only what works. Be patient." Get a house tour here.
Amazon lists a September 20th availability for the true 30D successor. The specs? They're all there: new 10.1 megapixel, APS-C sized, self-cleaning CMOS sensor; 30% faster, 9 point AF; DIGIC III image processing; ISO 3200 max sensitivity; improved 3.0-inch LCD with Enhanced Live View; 6.5fps continuous shooting, and CF storage. See the leak here.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
It's fun and musical and sounds realistic. No, it won't do crazy bass, and no it won't hit the highest treble or give the most detail in complex passages, particularly orchestral. But it sounds “right” and makes music sound like music and you can listen to it all day long. And you won't get odd looks or get run over by a car when wearing them. They go for $69 from Head-Direct.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
It's sort of an old album from 2005, but I finally got a chance to give it a thorough listen. The verdict? These guys are truly a socially-oriented hip-hop group with their enigmatic indie rock style incorporated into their beats, generating a sound that's hard to match in today's mainstream. What's even more successful is their attention to detail in each song, which gives more life and depth into the most simple deliveries. 9.2/10.
As catchy as mainstream dark child classics can get, which can't really be that bad of a thing if you think about it - good intentions all around.
Ciara Feat. 50 Cent - Can't Leave 'Em Alone (MP3)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Our friend Sam over on Flickr has got a nice little thang going on for the Asian legs - perhaps will even drive you to have a fetish for them after looking them. Works well for all of us, so feel free to check out his photoblog.
Who says Dell and Apple can't get along? The plan is to grab either a 360 with HDMI or a Wii when the prices drop one more time. Along with this, an Apple 20" Cinema to accompany my Dell 2005FPW so I can finally live out my dream of dual panel entertainment. It's gonna be teh sex, trust me.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
- 3 8-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups potato flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2-2 cups peanut oil
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch.
2) In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until smooth. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup of the potato flour. Mix in the baking soda and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place the remaining potato flour in a bowl, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and set aside.
3) Prepare the sauce: Combine the lemon juice and zest, sugar, vinegar, salt and 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and place over medium heat. In a bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the sauce and the cornstarch. Transfer this mixture back to the pan. Simmer for 15 minutes.
4) Place a wok over medium-high heat and add the oil. Working in batches, cook the chicken: dredge a small portion of chicken in the egg mixture. Shake off excess egg from the chicken and coat it in the seasoned potato flour. Shake again. Lower the chicken into the hot oil one piece at a time. Cook until crisp, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Arrange chicken in a shallow bowl. Reheat the sauce and pour it over the chicken. Serves 4.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
The Boxfresh Burner, a souped-up, superlimited edition repro of the classic Raleigh Burner BMX series brings the pain in so many ways. See more here.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I guess I've been watching more movies than usual lately. Being based on a true story of Korea's first serial killer, this brutal crime thriller outlines the dated methods of countryside Korea in 1986. The movie engulfs the viewer in trepidation and beautiful cinematography, never once withdrawing its possibility of drop-kicking the next "prime suspect." 8.8/10.
The recent batch of public pro-Bush commentary is just an added bonus.
50 Cent Feat. Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (MP3)
Saturday, August 04, 2007
The set up consists of six smoke domes encasing red LEDs, all mounted on a stainless steel and wood base. Buy it for $200.
Friday, August 03, 2007
We all sacrifice. We all fear. We've all competed to outdo our fellow colleagues in one way or another. Hence, antagonism is often what drives us to do the things we do. The Prestige is a sure reminder of that - what comes with vengeance and envy is nothing short of ugly - lasting until the bitter end. 8.9/10.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Girls and guys with dirty minds like mine are shy until the lights go down. Well baby, the lights are going down.
Washington Social Club - Bigger Than Your Boyfriend (MP3)
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
You're probably wondering, "Why the hell would I need an amp for my iPod?" Well, if you're just using the normal white buds, move on. These aren't for you.
However, if you've got some decent IEM's, and you wanna boost signal strength, sensitivity, whether being high impedance, low impedance or super low impedance, check out the Tomahawk. It's badass to the bone.