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- Jul 19, 2012
So, you’re all set to go to the beach, but you want to drink beer while you’re there. Who hasn’t faced this dilemma at some point in their life? Some people (like those who live in Miami) face this dilemma nearly every day in the summer. Thanks to Virgin Mobile, we’ve uncovered some of the zaniest ways people have hidden their beer at the beach:
Super Size it!
Go mobile, baby!
Wrap it up. Works everytime! Mmm..beer. I mean, Arizona Tea!
See more creative ways to hide beer at the beach at the Virgin Mobile Live blog.
The Sega Mega Drive (or, as it was known in America due to Sega being unable to secure the appropriate legal rights, the Genesis) was first released in Japan in 1988, it reaching the US in 1989 and Europe, Australia and other PAL regions by 1990. The Mega Drive initially competed against the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), its 16-bit hardware giving it a noticeable advantage over the older 8-bit console. In short, this hardware superiority meant that the Mega Drive was able to produce graphics and sound of a far higher quality than the NES.
While I did still enjoy playing on my friend’s NES, in my house we had a Mega Drive, and perhaps one of the most memorable parts about growing up with it was the games’ music. I think it’s fair to say that I played the Sonic the Hedgehog games far more than any others, and while you can say what you want about the blue hedgehog’s modern output, few can dispute the excellence of the music found in the Mega Drive games. As such, here are a few of my favourite tracks from the early parts Sonic series; try and break my nostalgia goggles at your own peril.
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- Jul 18, 2012
Clumsy tray-carriers of the world, rejoice! The Magic Tray is here to solve all our tray-carrying problems. No longer will we embarrass ourselves when we lose our balance and spill a glass of red wine onto our grandmothers’ white living room carpet. No longer will we stumble and send that precious china plate hurtling down towards the hard linoleum floor, where it smashes into a million unglueable pieces. And no longer will we lose our new girlfriends by tripping on our untied shoelaces and spilling the entire contents of a plate of freshly cooked lasagna down their newly bought blouse. Lucy? Where are you, Lucy? I said I was sorry!
Actually, The Magic Tray is not really here, it’s currently only a prototype. But it’s a great idea, I think you’ll agree. Designed by Ryan Jongwoo Choi, a watchful observer of tray-carrying calamities, its “magic” comes from a magnet that fills the inside of the tray. This attracts the magnets embedded on the bottoms of a collection of cups, mugs, plates and bowls that would presumably come with the tray. When the tray is lifted, the magnetic attraction is activated, and the dishes are stable even when the tray is tilted. When the tray is set down, the magnetic attraction is broken, and the dishes can easily be lifted off.
Here’s something guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Jason Lee, a California-based American wedding photographer of eight years, has become something of an internet sensation thanks to funny and imaginative pictures taken by Lee of his two adorable young girls, Kristin (8) and Kayla (5). The photos, uploaded onto Lee’s wildly popular Flickr account, see the lively little siblings snapped as they partake in weird and wacky situations, which vary from daily chores to werewolf-hunting, ceiling fan-riding to playing Super Mario Bros. – in full-scale.
The photos of Kristin and Kayla began when Lee’s mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2006. As Kristin and Kayla were constantly sick with colds and coughs at the time, they couldn’t see their grandmother for fear that she catch their kid germs. Lee decided to start an online photo blog wherein his mother could see her granddaughters and what was going on in their lives. As time went by, the photos of Kristin and Kayla became more and more inventive and fantastical, and Lee and the girls’ internet fame was set in motion.
“Most of the ideas come from the girls,” says Lee of his creative process. “From observing them play, or hearing the funny and outrageous things they say. Their day to day life also plays a big role for my inspiration.” On his shooting technique: “After coming up with an idea, I then ‘set up’ the scene, and often use artificial lighting to enhance the images. It helps to plan out the shoot before hand, so at most, I only have them in the shoot for a minute or two.”
Below are some of the stunning, rib-tickling and heartwarming photos in Lee’s collection. If you want to see more (and why wouldn’t you?), head over to his Flickr page or his official blog.
If, like me, you own a dog and you care for your dog and you feed it and you play with it and you clean up its poop, then you may have at one point or another wondered what it would be like if your dog could talk. Admittedly, most dogs’ talking points would simply be, “feed me,” “lemme out” and “pick up my poop,” but what if your dog could speak of something other than their baser urges, like Brian from Family Guy?
A hilarious and imaginative tumblr account called Text from Dog imagines such a thing, and takes it one step further: what if your dog had a cell phone and could text you? The blog, created three months ago, posts the conversations between a dog and its owner (October Jones), as captured by the owner’s iPhone. The name of the mischievous mutt featured in the blog has no known name (although it appears to have opposable thumbs), but the owner’s twitter account shows that it is a bulldog.
Below are some of their hysterical SMS conversations (warning: there’s some swearing), as captured and posted by Mr Jones. Enjoy, laugh and thank the heavens above that your dog can’t text you.