This week we have an assignment I have to turn in later this morning. It has been the bane of my existance for about 2 weeks and I think I may stab someone in the jaw if I lose any points on it.
Hooray for monday!
Since I was busy winning on Wednesday I will Throw you a bone today. This is the coolest stuff out today, learn it, love it and live it!
Unless you have been under a rock, you have heard mult-time world and national champion Shane Watts is going racing this year. I figure he is in for a rude awakening by the end of the first GNCC race of the year in Florida on March, 9. But I commend him on getting back in the saddle and wish him luck as he was one of my heroes growing up and was THE MAN back in the 90s. You can catch up with his progress on his YouTube channel and watch the latest episode HERE.
After Jimmy Albertson’s semi win last weekend at round 5 of the AMA Supercross series his air wheelie was the stuff of legends but his podium interview and how he showed off his BEER Optics was just as well done. After watching I realized that while I had heard of the brand for a few years, I had never really taken the time to check them out. So I did. After visiting the website and then stopping by a friends house who owns a pair I concluded that the website does not do the goggles justice. They are a lot like the Scott Recoil Xi (mid to low price point goggle). But they are a whole lot more interesting and visually appealing as well as priced in the ballpark. Oh, and you can watch Jimmy Albertson’s progress this season in “The Albertson Project”.
And its about time that our soldiers get a little something good thrown at them this spring. Starting this weekend, The AMA Supercross series will be aired LIVE on American Forces Network (AFN). That’s the tv network available in every military installation around the world. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.
“It’s an honor to have the dedicated members of the United States Military supporting Monster Energy Supercross,” said Todd Jendro, vice president of two wheel operations, Feld Motor Sports. “This weekend’s military-themed race in San Diego, and every race the remainder of the season, will be brought live to military bases around the world, and on behalf of Feld Motor Sports, we want to say thank you to every active and non-active military member.”
You can read more about who is making this happen over on Racer X Online.
Its time to nerd out a little bit. Aluminum may be cool, and I have long touted the wondrous metal that is Scandium, but Gallium is the shizzle. Its like a T-1000 terminator ate some mercury and pooped out a Hersey kiss of amaze-balls . It melts at just above room temperature (85.57 °F) so you can do some neat stuff with it like tricking the guests at your next chemistry rave into thinking you are an unsung member of the X-Men. And did I mention that Gallium is non-toxic and readily available via Amazon for just $16 per 20 gram amorphous blob? Rejoice and buy now quantities are probably running low due to all the nerds scurrying to make little heart shaped pendants that will melt in the hands of their loved ones. Gag.
Journalism job number one. Use emotion to get a reaction.
Just the other day I was talking with a friend who is adamantly against professional photographers. He said “Every hot chick with an iPhone already thinks they are professional photographer!” His argument had no real basis other than the fact that he is a cheap ass and doesn’t think its a skillset worthy of payment. Whatever, I’m not trying to change anyone here so I let it go when I realized no rational thought process was going to slip into his mind. But one thing he said really cracked me up at the time and stuck with me. He said the best two pictures he had seen in the past year or so came off of my iPhone. Now the fact that I don’t have an iPhone is beside the point, he was talking about these two images (image one) (image two). Which were in fact taken on my wife’s iPhone and my Galaxy S4 Active. Could they be better? Sure. Are they magazine quality? Not in this day and age. But they are great pictures because they are clear, focused and exciting.
But what if I had a better camera? Nope, I don’t like carrying a bulky camera so not gonna happen. How about a $100 or so for a little “super lens”? OK, now we’re talking. The Moment Lens is a removable external lens that works on any iPhone (4 and up) or Galaxy (S2 and up). It is pretty impressive and considering people spend a silly amount of time and money on their phones already, this doo-dad makes sense to me.
The Moment Lens also stands to make my friends very first statement about photographers even more true.
Thinking about breaking up with that now not so special someone? Of course you are because you just saw a picture of me! Well here is a little graph to help you time your break ups. Whether you want your unloved one to suffer alone during the summer or to commiserate with fellow newly single people during peak times such as the first weeks of March or December, this handy graph lets you know via scientifically culled internet research data aka googling facebook break up statuses.
Top 6 coolest things I’ve seen this week.
Polaris introduces the Sportsman Ace and HOLY CRAP! This thing is gonna be epic! Half the price of a SxS and only marginally wider than your average utility quad this thing is gonna be HUGE when it hits the market.
Finally, Dominos saves a life instead of slowly clogging your arteries. Just kidding it still clogs your arteries.