Monthly Archives: July 2011
Bill Simmons (you know, “The Sports Guy” from ESPN & ESPN.com, the editor-in-chief from Grantland) wrote this awesome article on entrance music in professional wrestling, and why it matters in creating a true superstar, as well as its effect on crowd reaction and connection. Simmons also provides a great example of this claim by using the recent controversies surrounding professional wrestler CM Punk (the guy with the briefcase), his connection to the fans, and the current status and storyline surrounding the status of the WWE Championship.
At the end of the article, he provides a Top 12 list (with some Honorable Mentions) of pro wrestling entrance songs that he deems to be the most effective in both creating a superstar and connecting with fans. Much of the list I agree with, especially with Edge’s theme (“Metallingus” by Alter Bridge, though incorrectly named as “On This Day”) and it’s placement on the list. This is an excellent read for pro wrestling fans (of course) and music fans alike.
Say goodbye to seeing this on a regular basis (if your one of those lazy people who apparently DON’T KNOW HOW to wash or clean dishes); I mean, it is cheaper and it saves more water (which saves $$$ on your water bill) to hand-wash dishes than to use a dishwasher. Ok, sorry; my rant is over.
So, you want to build your dream home for an inexpensive price, in a debt-free fashion, while enjoying the natural landscape (you know, look at the sunrise sunset, trees, hills, etc.), AND use discarded materials (like, I don’t know, old storage containers) to be as sustainable as possible? Well then, this story’s for you!
Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta wanted to build their dream home located about 20 minutes away from San Jose, Costa Rica, but they wanted to do it in the fashion mentioned previously. Instead of opting for cheap public housing, they took two discarded storage containers and gave the project to architect Benjamin Garcia.
“HOO-RAY” why, exactly?
Well, since this revolutionary and life-saving surgical breakthrough was successful in its first trial (and hopefully things continue as such in subsequent future trials), this could spell the end of these things:
1) No more long waits on patient transplant waiting lists,
2) No more risks of organ rejection post-operation, and
2) No more lives HAVE to be sacrificed to save another life.
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This is about as OLD SCHOOL as it can get (or at least since it’s a miracle that the film survived)!
I sent a tweet (on Twitter; of course….) when I first read this story on IGN.com a few months ago. Colin Moriarty, an IGN.com editor, wrote a story about a discussion he had about why he considers Mega Man 3 to be a better game than Mega Man 2, which is widely regarded as the best classic Mega Man game in the series.
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At first sight, this DEFINITELY looks much better than any visitors’ center I’m used to seeing. ANYWHERE!
This is the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion, designed by Marlon Blackwell, at the 100 Acres Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, located in (you guessed it) Indianapolis, Indiana. The first thing you’ll notice is the ipe screens that are spread across the steel exoskeletons of the center’s canopy, walls, and deck. As a result of this, the ipe screens wrap all of the structure’s program rooms, areas, and spaces.
And it’s proven and discovered…BY SCIENCE!!!
The above picture is the fungus called Spongiforma squarepantsii. Yeah, no fooling; that’s the actual scientific name. This fungus was discovered in the rain-forests of Borneo last year by a group of researchers who, after noticing its behavior similar to a sponge, named it after the famous Nickelodeon cartoon character. So, he doesn’t quite “live in a pineapple, under the sea,” but more-or-less “in the rain-forest, under a tree.”