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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Saudi prince buys 10 Aston Martin One-77s for $17 million

From: http://www.carbuyersnotebook.com/


A wealthy prince from Saudi Arabia has put down an impressive $17 million on an order for ten (10!) Aston Martin One-77 cars, each in a different color and interior trim. Only 77 One-77 supercars will ever be produced, giving the prince an ownership of 13% of the the most exclusive and expensive cars ever made.

Aston Martin has refused to identify the mystery buyer, but we’re sure they’re pleased with the business. After all, there’s only 67 One-77s remaining, making them even more exclusive now. The car is the most powerful Aston Martin to date, with a 7.3-liter V12 engine producing 700 HP. The asking price for the car is $1.7 million.

10 Celebrity Mansions

by Julian
from: http://www.popcrunch.com/

Sometimes, here at PopCrunch, we can’t help but feel dissatisfied with our lot. It’s not that scrutinising the lives of celebrities isn’t a riot, that following their failure is not fun, and marvelling at their weight gain not an excellent way to pass the time; it’s that sometimes we wouldn’t mind trading in our gossiping malfeasance for a wardrobe malfunction. That is, we’re jealous. And never more so than when we see how the other half live. To console ourselves, we say the extravagant palaces of the rich and famous are tacky, distasteful, ostentatious. Here are a few of the worst. We’d hate to live like this.

Britney Spears

Here’s Britney’s pad. Disgusting isn’t it? It’s called Chateau Suenos, which translates as House of Dreams. Situated in the quiet yet star-studded neighbourhood of Calabasas, just outside Los Angeles, it’s a $10.5 million mansion housing a cinema, swimming pool and spa. It might look like a house for life, but for Britney it’s a stopgap. She just rents this dive while building her real dream house in the area.

John Travolta


John Travolta lives in an airport. At night, when no one is looking, he rides the baggage carousel for fun.

Will Smith


Will Smith allegedly suffered ‘House-Building Stress’ when building this barrack. Back in 2004, when his modest family home was but a pile of expectant rubble, he said in an interview: ‘Listen everybody; I’m into having a good, powerful, bustling American economy, but don’t build no house!’ Should have gone for a one-up two-down.

Candy Spelling


This is Candy Spelling’s home. She recently put it on the market for $150 million, making it the most expensive house in the world. Why’s she selling up? ‘As you get older, you know, it’s a lot to walk.’ We sympathize.

Shaquille O’Neal


Basketball player, actor and rapper Shaquille O’Neal has more than one gargantuan mansion to his name. Here’s the inside of one of his homes, situated on the appropriately named Star Island. Cosy.

J Lo and Marc Anthony


Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez live here. Big isn’t it? It looks like two houses; and boasting nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a gym, a recording studio and more, they need never see each other ever again.

Oprah


Oprah’s got a house or two. She owns a pad in New Jersey, an apartment in Chicago, an estate on Fisher Island, a house in Georgia, a ski house in Colorado, a property in Hawaii, and a home in Antigua. Then there’s the one pictured, in Montecito, California, which she calls ‘The Promised Land’. Ew.

Rod Stewart


This is Rod Stewart’s Beverly Hills behemoth. Pictures of its interior reveal it’s as yellow on the inside as it is on the outside, and that he’s got a penchant for a naked bust.

Beckingham Palace, US


This is Beckingham Palace, Beverly Hills, belonging to David and Victoria Beckham. Priced at $22 million dollars, the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom house is in a 13,000 square foot plot with ocean views: the ultimate trophy estate.

Ira Rennert


The homes on this list are but McMansions compared to Ira Rennert’s enormous digs. The self-made billionaire is as famous for his home as he is for his self-made billions. His massive waterfront compound, which is thought to be the largest house in the US, contains two bowling alleys, two tennis courts, two squash courts, game rooms, a basketball court and at least 21 bedrooms: all this for just Rennert and his family. Monstrous!

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'Weeds' High on Linda Hamilton

by Michael Ausiello
from: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/


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Image Credit: George Napolitano/FilmMagic.com; Inset: Showtime

This should go a long way in terminating the negative buzz surrounding Elizabeth Perkins’ Weeds exit: Linda Hamilton is joining the Showtime comedy for a multi-episode arc in season 6, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The original Sarah Connor will play Linda, an eco-conscious marijuana grower who, along with her life partner Fiona, helps Nancy’s endeavors in Seattle take bloom.

Weeds‘ sixth season, which premieres August 16, finds Nancy and Co. on the run after Shane whacked Pilar with a croquet mallet.

Also joining the cast for several episodes is Prison Break alum Peter Stormare. His character is described as a hot-tempered German chef who is anything but charmed by his new ambitious dishwasher, Andy (Justin Kirk).

Adult Game 'BoneTown' Lets Your Inner Degenerate Out (NSFW)

From: http://www.asylum.com/

D-Dub Software BoneTownThere are few subjects that video games have yet to explore. Thanks to D-Dub Software's graphic, cartoon sex title -- appropriately called "BoneTown" -- we can scratch this off that list: "engage in a threesome with a Hasidic redneck and his busty trailer park wife."

Everything your mother warned you about is not only featured in "BoneTown," but encouraged: promiscuous, unprotected sex (in the streets, no less); various drugs; and strangers being beaten with a bat. It also features Ron Jeremy.

If that wasn't politically incorrect enough, the goal of the game is to grow your balls (by completing missions and having sex, natch) and stop an evil corporation called "The Man" from encroaching on your inalienable "rights."

If you have a pulse (and a brain), chances are something in "BoneTown" will offend you -- whether its the portrayal of women as mere sex objects or the concept of "working your way up" by sleeping with fat women before you can do the kinkier stuff to gals with supermodel bodies.

Click through to watch the (very NSFW) video. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Finish Him…Up,Down,Back,Back,A…Fatality!

This has got to be one of the best fatalities I have ever seen aside from Liu Kang turning into a dragon and eating the upper half of your body. For some reason I don’t think this is what they had in mind when they asked for a chair. Video after the jump.


Irish Whiskey: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Irish Whiskey

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By Simon Majumdar

From http://www.askmen.com/

When people think about whisky, it is almost inevitable that their first thoughts will turn to the distilleries of Scotland, or perhaps the grain whiskys of the United States.

However, excellent whisky is now made in many countries throughout the world and Ireland can lay claim to one of the oldest traditions of whisky distilling with records dating back to the 1500s. There is evidence that Queen Elizabeth I was fond enough of Irish whiskey to have barrels brought to London on a regular basis and, at one point, it even outsold Scotch whisky.

Although now overshadowed by its Scottish counterpart, Ireland still produces some very fine whiskeys indeed.

1- It’s Irish “whiskey,” with an “e”

Irish whiskey differs from Scotch primarily in the fact that it is predominantly made using barley, which is dry malted without the use of peat. This results in a finished product that allows more of the natural flavors of the grain to appear on the palate as opposed to some of the slightly smoky elements that many people associate with Scotch whisky.

As well as single malt whiskeys, Ireland also has a tradition of making excellent blended whiskey. A blended Irish whiskey is one made from a blend of the spirit and other grains, like maize.

Irish distillers, like their U.S. counterparts, spell their finished product with an “e” whereas, Scotland, Canada and Japan spell the name as “whisky.” There is no definitive answer as to why this might be the case, but there are those who suggest that it dates back to the late 1800s when the distillers of Irish whiskey wanted to differentiate their high-quality product from poorer Scottish examples.

2- Ireland claims to have the oldest legal whiskey distillery in the world

The first commercial license to distill whiskey was granted by James I of England in 1608. It was granted in the town of Bushmills to local landowner, Sir Thomas Phillips and is still the site of fine Irish whiskey making today as the home of the Old Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland.

3- Most Irish Whiskey is triple distilled while double distillation is used in Scotland

Each distillation removes impurities from the spirit as it passes through the stills, arguably producing a lighter and smoother spirit with a crisp, clean finish on the palate. Although there are still a handful of Scottish whiskys that are tripled distilled, it is a process very much associated with the production of Irish Whiskey.

4- Monks brought whiskey to Ireland… and Scotland?

Irish whiskey can trace its roots to after the departure of the Romans and with the arrival of monastic missionaries who used the spirits for medicinal purposes. There is even evidence that the skill of distilling malted barley into spirit was taken by the missionaries from Ireland to Scotland. Given the proximity of the two countries, this is entirely feasible, if not something the Scots would ever like to acknowledge.

5- Water helps you taste the uniqueness of Irish whiskey

To carry the name “Irish whiskey” the spirit has to be made entirely from native grains and then stored in wooden casks for three years or more. Colum Egan, master distiller of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, recommends adding a drop of water to bring out the flavors and scents of whiskey (like his own Black Bush) to reveal the light, clean and fruity taste that is its signature. Further flavors come from the barrels in which the whiskey has been aged, like Oloroso Sherry casks, which add color and sweetness, and bourbon barrels, which add a note of vanilla.

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DuPont's Prints 50-Inch OLED Panel In Under 2 Minutes

DuPont's Prints 50-Inch OLED Panel In Under 2  Minutes

DuPont has excelled where no man has before—demonstrating the first OLED panels to be printed, and in under two minutes no less. Using a Dainippon Screen multi-nozzle printer, they successfully created a 50-inch display.

This is something they've been talking about for years now, so it's pleasing to see DuPont has finally managed to achieve their (rather lofty) goals. The OLED panels have a purported lifetime of 15 years, and will help bring the cost right down if they're able to be created in the time it takes to boil the kettle.

DuPont teamed up with Dainippon Screen, whose printers can squeeze out active molecules within the ink, layering them up between 12 to 15 layers—taking just a second to drop 4 - 5m of ink down. Pretty amazing stuff, and great news for anyone who's ever fallen in love with Sony or LG's OLED panels. [Technology-Review via OLED-Display]


Send an email to Kat Hannaford, the author of this post, at khannaford@gizmodo.com.

A Tribute to Jim Henson

From: http://media.gunaxin.com/tribute-jim-henson/58588

It was 20 years ago today when one of the most inspirational, educational, muppetational men of all time died, the one and only Jim Henson. We here are Gunaxin are huge fans of Henson, especially the Muppets, and if there were a Mount Rushmore meant only for creative people, you better believe that his hippie face would be up there. So without further delay, here is our tribute to Jim Henson.

Henson Tribute Videos

Jim Henson Statue

This statue is located at Henson’s alma matter, the University of Maryland at College Park.

Gunaxin’s Muppet Tributes

A Tribute to the Swedish Chef

Bork! Bork Bork!

A Tribute to Beaker

Meeeee Meeeeee Meeeeee!

A Tribute to Animal

Woman! Woman!

A Tribute to Statler and Waldorf

Here’s to our favorite hecklers.

A Tribute to The Dark Crystal’s Chamberlain

To the most annoying, whining full-bodied Muppet.

More Muppet Videos

Own the Muppets

Buy Kermit, Gonzo and Animal!

In this economy, there’s no better way to cheer yourself up than to own these guys.

Dress like a Muppet!


Jim, it’s been 20 years since you left us, and dammit, we’re still mourning your loss as if it just happened. We’ll end this tribute with a song.

World's stupidest inventions

Fake boobs to help kids sleep. Wire cages for babies. Duster socks for the cat's feet. These are real - and real stupid - inventions. Click through to discover the most ridiculous inventions of all time.

Click here for all of the World's stupidest inventions

New World Record for parking like a Douche

Awesome Star Wars Wedding Cake

Posted by Krystal Wynn
From http://bridepop.com/

If you’re a sci-fi geek, what better way to celebrate your special day than with an amazing Star Wars themed cake. This toppled AT-AT is one of my favorite cakes to date. I love the mini Admiral Akbar and Mon Mothma but I think maybe the topper are the Ewok cupcakes that accompany this masterpiece.


I know there are a lot of themed cakes now-a-days at weddings but I would love to dig my fork into this one…and finish it off with a bite out of an Ewok. Is that creepy of me?


The bride, Rebecca Dudeiros, says that this cake wasn’t even made in a bakery…she had her buddy (a pastry chef herself though) Teresa Ulrich do it custom for her. What a good friend…and with amazing talent.




Ronnie James Dio's Greatest Album Moments

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ranker.com For about a 10 year period from the mid-70s into the mid-80s, Dio fronted prime years of 3 of the greatest metal bands to ever walk the earth. Ronnie Dio recorded quite a few records in a long career, but these are the only 10 you need to hear unless you are a die-hard fan.

Click here for the full article including videos: http://www.ranker.com/

People Looking Retarded on Segways

by R Scott

The Segway gives us all the convenience of not having to walk, yet denies us the respect of looking like a functional member of society. If that weren't enough, these extremely ridiculous Segway-ers have taken the Segway's use to a completely new and offensively distasteful level.

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