Archive for January 2009

Wingsuit Base jumping

January 23, 2009

They  look like flying squirrels jumping off cliffs. Crazy.

Click HERE to watch video.

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[hit to my bro Joe]

Eating Like a King… on Elvis’ Birthday!

January 9, 2009

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Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 74th Birthday. One of the the things the King was known for was his outrageous eating habits. One of Elvis’ cooks was quoted as saying, “The only thing in life he got any enjoyment out of was eating.”

Eat he did… fried rabbits, squirrels and opossums, six-egg omelets, banana pudding, cornbread dipped in buttermilk, vegetable soup, macaroni salad, sausage and sauerkraut sandwiches, grits with milk gravy, baked ham, mashed potatoes, pizzas with barbecue sauce, burned bacon (a pound at a time), any kind of BBQ, fried peanut and naner sandwiches, Baked Apple and Sweet Potato Pudding, and his favorite… pound cake!

Ooooh wee… my chest is tightening and I’m getting dizzy just thinking about this.

His culinary cravings are so famous that dozens of cookbooks have been dedicated to Elvis’ southern-fried palette. My favorite titles are, Are You Hungry Tonight, and All Cooked Up! These recipes should include a reference for a good cardiologist.

The Ravenous Guide to Eating like Elvis includes stories of Elvis’ eating escapades, and 15 recipes of the King’s favorite foods. Their recipe for Elvis’ favorite sandwich is a must for anyone wishing to eat a meal fit for THE KING. This is the infamous sandwich in which Elvis flew two friends in the middle of the night from Graceland to Denver for.  Elvis would eat one of these by himself!

THE FOOL’S GOLD LOAF (DEEP FRIED)
* 1 loaf Italian white bread
* 1 pound lean bacon
* 1 large jar Skippy smooth peanut butter
* 1 large jar Smuckeräs grape jelly

Now it’s time to raise our glasses for King’s birthday. Swing our hips a bit, and sing our favorite Elvis song. Get your skillet out and fry up one of these naner sandwiches… open wide and let the fried goodness and gooey peanut butter slide down your throat.

Then, strap on your goggles and knee brace and go work off some of those calories Elvis’ style… get ultra sweaty playin’ racquetball, man. Sunny and Red are waitin’!

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Happy New Year! Stunning Pixilation Video

January 3, 2009

I just spotted this video on the DRAWN blog. At first glance it’s mesmerizing and has great music… but this is so much more impressive when you realize how it was created.

They used a process called pixilation, “a stop motion technique where live actors are used as a frame-by-frame subject in an animated film, by repeatedly posing while one or more frame is taken and changing pose slightly before the next frame or frames.”

The original link (HERE) has a making-of video in French with Dutch subtitles that is worth watching. This stunning video took…

  • 4 weeks of prep
  • 4 days of shooting
  • 20 “animators”
  • 288,000 tea lights!

Rather than linking a low-res Youtube version, I found a larger quicktime link below.

Happy New Year!

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