While many people get the competitive rush from playing card/board games, video games, sports and the like, many others add the aspect of gambling to the competition. While it’s possible to responsibly gamble (moderation is key, as does gambling with items of little-to-zero monetary value), some people can easily get swept up in it. The following infographic after the break titled “Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” contains a ton of sourced information about many celebrities and their different backgrounds with and the ups-and-downs of gambling addiction, from the small, to the moderate, to the potentially (and “actually”, in some cases) devastating. Continue reading ““Celebrities & Gambling Addiction” from WebMastersJury”
Shaquille O’Neal is a man of many names. Shaq. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Diesel. The Big Shaqtus. Superman. The Big Shamrock. Then there’s Shaq Fu; THEN there’s the infamous 1994 game based on said nickname: ‘Shaq Fu’. This month on Doc’D, host Montez McCrary takes you back to the height of Shaq-Mania and gives the skinny on Shaq – the man – and Shaq Fu … Continue reading SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7
…also, Pearl Harbor Day, “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and ALL THE THINGS!!
This week on WIRed, a new community arena for the Golden State Warriors and San Fran, build you own speakers, the end and final issue of Nintendo Power, and celebrating the WWE’s most awkward lowlights. Continue reading “San Fran Arena with DIY Speakers Ends the Power, SERIOUSLY! – WIRed #24”
San Francisco’s NBA franchise, the Golden State Warriors, recently made the announcement that they’ve selected Snøhetta and AECOM as the architecture team to design the new sports and entertainment complex for the Warriors. While the terms of the agreement are currently in the final stages, the new stadium, to be located along the San Francisco waterfront, will act as a main destination in hosting home games for the Bay Area’s NBA team, provide a great venue for live concerts, local cultural events and conventions, as San Francisco has had difficulty accommodating for these types of prominent events. This caters well for a city characterized by its numerous culturally rich streetscapes featuring mixed-use neighborhoods anchored around central commercial corridors to which residents and visitors alike can walk. Continue reading “New Arena for Golden State Warriors Services Community”
However, this building also looks like bloody shards of glass, as possibly Gulliver himself my have died after he fell directly on top of it. Also, this makes this the fourth building erected for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London that has been covered on The PractitioNERD (exhibits A, B, & C). The Coca-Cola Beatbox, designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla Ohrstedt, is a crystalline structure that is more than meets the eye (like Optimus Prime), as it can be played like a musical instrument. Continue reading “This Musical Olympic Structure Looks Like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude”
And another E3 is in the books, ladies and gentlemen! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Now that the fourth and FINAL day of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.
Aloha, fellow gamers!! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. As with CES 2012 and the AIA 2012 Convention, I will be doing this for the rest of E3, and now that day three of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.
What would you do after retiring form an epic, decorated and legendary career in the National Basketball Association? How about getting inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987, become a color commentator for the NBA’s New York Knicks, and then get into the restaurant business? That’s exactly what Walt “Clyde” Frazier did, now with the opening of his restaurant, Fraizer’s Wine and Dine in New York City, designed by Morphosis Architects. Frazier, now 67, famous in his day not only as an athlete, but as a flamboyant dresser, earned the nickname “Clyde” after the snazzy-dressed protagonist of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde (a personal favorite film of mine), and the restaurant seems to really fit his style. It even has a foul-shooting basketball court at one end of the bar. I was immediately sold!
After one of Joey Styles’ Twitter followers suggested that WWE Classics should do a list on some of the most underrated superstars in WWE history over a month ago, the Classics’ department dabbled in the idea of a roundtable discussion with several editors and in-house Hall-of-Famer Howard Finkel. Ultimately, the decision was made to ask a group of people would would understand professional wrestling nowadays more than anyone else would — the current WWE superstars.
Do you remember where you were when former NBA player and Philadelphia 76er star Allen Iverson enlightened us with his philosophy on the practice of…well…practice? Continue reading “Celebrating 10 Years of “Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice.””