Jul 27, 2009

Waterfront Viewing – America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ | Valencia, Spain

Waterfront Viewing – America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ | Valencia, Spain

The America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ (Sails and Winds) and accompanying park were the social focal point for the 2007 America’s Cup – the most famous and prestigious regatta and match race in the sport of sailing. Staged in Europe for the first time in over 150 years, Veles e Vents was the centerpiece…

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Jul 25, 2009

Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ Lego Music Video

Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ Lego Music Video

Thanks to Tonewise for sending me this link yesterday. It’s a Lego remake of the classic rap video Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ by the Wu-Tang Clan. Released in November of 1993, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was one of the seminal albums of 90s east coast hip hop. Definitely one of the first groups that…

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Jul 24, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – July 24, 2009 | Volume 15

The Friday Shirk Report – July 24, 2009 | Volume 15

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – Getting ready for the World Cup – Homeless wit – That’s why people love bubble-tea so much! – Man-made vs nature – The Strongest Man in the World…

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Jul 23, 2009

The Day The Story Died

The Day The Story Died

I don’t know when it happened but it did. I’m not completely sure why, but I have an idea. What am I rambling about? The current state of news coverage. Way back when, it used to be about the actual event, the…

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Jul 21, 2009

The World’s Second Largest Aquarium Tank – Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea; Okinawa, Japan

The World’s Second Largest Aquarium Tank – Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea; Okinawa, Japan

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan is home to the world’s second largest aquarium tank, the Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea. It holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters (26.9…

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Jul 20, 2009

Sexy Time: Clock With One Hand Shows Hours, Minutes and Seconds

Sexy Time: Clock With One Hand Shows Hours, Minutes and Seconds

The Continue Time clock designed by Sander Mulder is simple, elegant, and functional all at the same time (ba-doom-ching!). A brilliant concept that is sure to impress; the single arm is jointed so each ‘section’ represents a different…

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Jul 19, 2009

Jay-Z: Friend or Foe Music Video

Jay-Z: Friend or Foe Music Video

Old-school classic from my favourite rapper Jay-Z. This music video is from the film Streets is Watching released in 1998. It features the tracks Friend or Foe off Reasonable Doubt, and Friend or Foe ’98 off In My Lifetime Volume 1. Streets is Watching was one of those straight-to-video films that loosely tied together a…

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Jul 17, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – July 17, 2009 | Volume 14

The Friday Shirk Report – July 17, 2009 | Volume 14

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – Come again Smokey? I can’t read lips you know – Smokey says watch this – Current runner up for best Yahoo! answer? Nothing has tested this yet though…

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Jul 16, 2009

Optical Illusion of the Year: The Break of a Curveball

Optical Illusion of the Year: The Break of a Curveball

Taking first prize at the Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest held this past May, The Break of the Curveball submission does a fantastic job portraying a concept that you have to see to believe. Anatomy of the Curve – In the game of baseball, a pitcher stands on a mound and throws a…

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Jul 14, 2009

Super Slow Motion HD Video of a 12 Foot Barrel Wave

Whoops! Forgot to mention that big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom was inside the 12 foot barrel wave – the first shots of their kind ever recorded. The footage of the vortices created by the waves are simply spectacular. Videos like this I can watch again and again, BBC rules! For more proof…

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