Richardson Romanesque Architecture – Doc’D #17

In this month’s architecture-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. Continue reading “Richardson Romanesque Architecture – Doc’D #17”

The 1st Episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Episode 1000 on 7/23/2012

This coming Monday night, June 23rd, WWE RAW will be broadcasting and celebrating its 1,000th episode.  Beginning as WWF Monday Night Raw, the program first aired on January 11, 1993 on the USA Network for one hour. The original Raw was a revolutionary professional wrestling television show. Traditionally, wrestling shows were taped on sound stages with small audiences or at large arena shows, but Raw used a different formula from its predecessor, WWF Prime Time Wrestling. Rather than taped matches with studio voice overs and taped chat, WWF Raw was a show shot to a live audience in the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City, and the camera angles as the action happened. WWE RAW is the fifth longest-running weekly wrestling show in history, as the longest running wrestling shows are WCW Saturday Night (28 years), WCW WorldWide (26 years), NWA/St. Louis Wrestling at the Chase (24 years) and the UK’s World of Sport (20 years). Check out the entire first episode of WWF Monday Night RAW after the break and rekindle those memories of the early days of this history-making program in professional wrestling.   Continue reading “The 1st Episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Episode 1000 on 7/23/2012”

The Eels Nest (more a house than…..eels’s nest, though…)

Sorry to disappoint fans of aquatic wildlife, but alas, this is a post about a work of architecture.  The name “Eel’s Nest” is a commonly used term that describes a very narrow lot (typically with a width of 15 feet). This particular lot in the area of Echo Park in Los Angeles has a width of exactly 15 feet, and architect Simon Storey decided to take up the challenge to experiment with designing and erecting a compact and efficient urban dwelling. But how would you achieve such a feat, you ask? Why, by building vertically, or course! Storey was able to design both simply and minimally in accordance to the site’s size limitations, and used the entire lot to create a functional house.

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Team USA’s Basketball Jerseys Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles; Our Recyclable Litter at Work.

Nike has announced the the 2012 iteration of Team USA’s basketball jerseys for the Olympic Games in London would be made of 96% recycled polyester, making them the lightest jerseys Nike ever made. Additionally, the shorts will be 100% recycled polyester and only weight 5 ounces. Nike verifies that each jersey is made from 22 recycled plastic bottles to create the breathable polyester fabric the … Continue reading Team USA’s Basketball Jerseys Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles; Our Recyclable Litter at Work.

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