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Be Happy and Live

It’s been an emotionally draining week thus far; work load is crazy busy, a business idol of mine Steve Jobs passed… but life goes on and you do your thing. I found this video thanks to my buddy Matt Gist. Powerful stuff. All I have to say is spend the 15min to watch this. You’ll think differently after; think about what you have and realize that shit can always be worse. Be happy and live… and hold doors for people and smile and stuff.

Part 1

Part 2

sorry for two parts, they took down the full video for some reason.

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Red Bull Racing OffRoad on Texas F1 Track

Yes this is probably the coolest fucking video ever. The Red Bull Formula 1 car hits the dirt roads and city streets of Texas before going off-road onto the under-construction Circuit of the Americas track. The F1 Circuit of the Americas takes place in Austin, Texas on November 18, 2012

Watch this is 1080p and crank it up. It’s beyond amazing. I love you Red Bull for making this… thank you.

The track is actually pretty close to the Austin Bergstrom Airport (map)
OH… and MotoGP will be there too… so fucking excited for this.

More info and Tickets (when they’re available) – http://circuitoftheamericas.com

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Dubstep Mime Guy Videos

Sometimes you just need a little laugh. In our backchannel today Scott posted one of these videos and got me out of my client aggravation.
I like dubstep, it’s weird as fuck but I like it and it helps me get stuff done during the day with the rhythm. I typically can’t work with vocals in the songs so trance, techno and now dubstep takes over my ears during major work sessions. This guy just made my day though and made me laugh – here’s a couple of his videos.
If you don’t know what dubstep is… well, you’re about to get a crash course; hah. Enjoy

DUBSTEP MIME – Doctor P – Big Boss

DUBSTEP MIME – Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

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How to Quickly Cool the Inside of Your Hot Car

This is why I love the internet and sites like Reddit – because I learn all this random shit that once in a while comes in handy. If you were unaware, I live in Arizona – it’s really frickin hot here during May to September (aka right now) so this video find has impecable timing. If it’s 100-118° outside that probably mean the inside of your vehicle is around 140-160& when parked outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIGLuWqVW7M

I’ve tried it a couple times already in the Arizona sun… seems to work enough to feel a difference but I seem to forget to bring my digital thermometer with me every day so I don’t have specifics. Can’t hurt to try right? Let me know if you’ve got it to work for you.

EDIT: Just noticed the video is down. Basically, open the drivers side window then shut the door. Walk around to the passenger side door and open and close it about 4-6 times. That cycles enough air in/out of the car to immediately lower the internal air temp. Shut the passenger door and get back in, roll up the drivers window and let the A/C do it’s thing with, in theory, less work.

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Pippen Just Don’t Know. Jordan > LeBron

During a recent ESPN interview Scottie Pippen said that Michael Jordan “is probably the greatest scorer to play the game” but LeBron James “may be the greatest player to ever play the game.” Um, what the fuck is Pippen smoking? Is he not aware he has SIX Championship rings BECAUSE of Michael Jordan?

Let’s count stats shall we…

Michael Jordan

  • 6-time NBA Champion
  • 6-time NBA Finals MVP
  • 5-time NBA MVP
  • 10 NBA Scoring Titles
  • I could go on…

LeBron James

  • 2-time NBA MVP
  • ZERO Championship Rings

Perhaps this video will help you remember. I need not post every epic Jordan moment here however… How quickly they forget:

I’m a huge Jordan fan though. I grew up in the burbs of Chicago during the Bulls six-peat era (in which the 91-92 and 95-96 teams are still in the Top 10 Teams in NBA History) which probably spoiled the game of basketball for me… I’ve never enjoyed watching the game as much as I did back then.

Nobody has controlled their team like Mike did, nobody is as powerful of a threat as Mike was. I watched every game, watched every move he made on the court, studied how he controlled the ball, where his feet went, where his hips led him, how he moved the ball and even his eyes when they zoomed in enough. Jordan WAS the game – nobody can do what Mike did; not LeBron, not Kobe, nobody.

Nuff said – End rant.

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Team Hot Wheels World Record Jump

At the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th 2011, Team Hot Wheels broke the World Record for longest distance jumped in a four-wheeled vehicle.
The Yellow Driver, Tanner Foust (who also happens to be a badass rally driver), dropped down a 10 story 90 foot long orange Hot Wheels track to a jump launching him 332 feet through the air. Just amazing. The landing was a little sketchy but with all that suspension in that baja truck it absorbed most of what could have turned really bad. And good thing that tarmac to grass transition was flat too with him sliding around with the truck all loaded up on that side. Watch the video… It’s absolutely fantastic.