Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tell them what Ricotta means?
Pitbull proved he could take a joke recently when an internet prankster figured out a way to get him to appear at a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska.
Walmart held a contest where the location with the most Facebook "likes" would win a visit from the Miami rapper. When David Thorpe, writer for Something Awful and the Boston Phoenix found out about the contest he hatched a plot to get Pitbull to visit a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska -- population 6100.
According to Buzzfeed, Thorpe started spreading the word on Twitter using the hashtag #ExilePitbull. Soon the location had over 60,000 new likes making it the winner of the contest.
Not only did Pitbull show he was a good sport by showing up at the event, but he made a video talking about it and paid Thorpe's way so he could also attend.
“I heard that Kodiak, Alaska, has the most likes due to someone who thinks he was playing a prank,” Pitbull said in the video. “I said, ‘Okay, great, this sounds really good.’ You have to understand I will go anywhere in the world for my fans. So I wanna thank Walmart for the opportunity. And with that said I wanna invite that someone who thinks that it's a joke to Kodiak, Alaska with me."
Yet another slow start for the United States was followed by another dominating second-half performance, resulting in a 110-63 victory for the Americans.
The outcome was never in doubt, but the first quarter was disheartening to watch. Tunisia was firing on all cylinders, moving the ball well and knocking down threes, while the United States was playing lackadaisical defense.
Mike Krzyzewski got fed up with his starting five's lackluster start and subbed in five new players to get the job done—something they succeeded in doing.
The Russell Westbrook-Deron Williams rotation fared much better against Tunisia by playing more tenacious defense and refusing to settle for perimeter shots.
Westbrook and company headed into the locker room with a 13-point lead. By the time the third-quarter buzzer sounded, the lead had been stretched to 38 points and the route was on.
It became a dunk-fest towards the end, with Anthony Davis, Andre Iguodala and others rocking the rim at every opportunity they were afforded.
Well it’s about damn time!
As an unabashed JetBlue fanboy, it’s bothered me for a while that the only flights they’ve traditionally offered internet access on are the longer flights, the NYC-LA cross-country types. In comparison with the rest of the airline industry, JetBlue — typically a forward-thinking company — has lagged way behind in this regard. Well, the company announced today that its flights will have not just wi-fi but broadband wi-fi by the end of the year.
In partnership with ViaSat, we are creating the airline industry’s best broadband connectivity solution. Using ViaSat’s innovative satellite technology, we will bring customers high-capacity broadband functionality that can deliver real-time two-way communications aboard our fleet.
This has been planned for a while, but it’s still exciting to see it be followed through on. Finally, I might be able to utilize Netflix streaming on flights between NYC and Nola. Fingers crossed, anyway.
During Monday’s live WWE Raw broadcast,WWE personality Abraham Washington made a joke referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case years ago. A.W. yelled from ringside, “Titus O’Neil is like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado hotel room. He’s unstoppable!!” The WWE personality issued an apology late Monday evening via Twitter and noted that “there was no malicious intent behind the joke.”
TMZ has also picked up the story
He should get
Monday, July 30, 2012
More reported this morning that Apple will hold its next media event on September 12th and launch the new iPhone alongside the rumored iPad mini on Friday the 21st. Another report said today that Apple is planning to launch multiple new products in September, and now AllThingsD confirms that Apple will indeed hold an event on September 12th. Although Apple hasn’t officially commented, AllThingsD’s word is pretty much considered to be a confirmation.
What will Apple announce in two months? Rumors say we’ll see the next iPhone, new iPod touch, and iPad mini. Judging by Apple’s huge spike in component orders overseas, it looks this this fall is going to be a very busy time for the folks in Cupertino.
Apple hasn’t yet officially announced the fall event at which it is expected to debut the next iteration of the iPhone, but it’s definitely planning one.
Sources tell AllThingsD that Apple is currently planning an event for that week. And while we haven’t yet confirmed its focus, history suggests it will indeed be the new iPhone. One thing’s for certain, though: Apple is ramping up for a big fall product cycle. And to see that, you need only look at the the recent spike in the company’s prepayment for inventory components
Apple’s prepayment for its inventory’s mobile components rose by a significant $1.15 billion last quarter, indicating that factories overseas are getting ready to churn out millions of iPhones, iPods, and iPads this holiday season. Interestingly, this last quarter marks Apple’s biggest increase in component prepayments for the past 4 years. Get ready for a crazy fall.
Update: Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has given this report one of his infamous “Yeps.” Mark your calendars. It’s happening, folks.
You would think winning an Olympic gold medal like the one above would set you up for life. Even if you don't go on to fame and fortune in your chosen sport, you always have that big hunk of glimmering, glistening gold stashed away. Especially those handed out this year. The medals in London are double the size of those handed out in Beijing in 2008.
"Eureka!" Olympians must shout from the top of the podium. "I'll never have to work again!" Not to bring you crashing down, my finely-tuned friend, but you're likelier to get rich talking about your glory days in the Olympics than you are melting that medaldown.
Actual value of the materials in one of the awards pictured above? $644. The silver is worth roughly $330.
But wait! There's less! That bronze plate weighing you down as it dangles from your neck? It will buy you one latte, with enough to leave a tip. Their value is roughly $4.71 on the current market.
What gives? As you might expect, there's only about one percent gold in the top prize; the silver is more than 90 percent copper; and the bronze is all but three percent copper. True, Michael Phelps might be able to fetch a decent nest egg if he sold his gold on eBay. But for most medal winners, the awards will just have to go down as a priceless achievement.
$4.71 for a Bronze medal FUCK OFF
Thomas underwent an MRI and examination by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan today. The MRI revealed that Thomas suffered an injury to the right knee involving the ACL.
“Terrell re-injured his ACL,” said Giants senior vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes. “At this point, he will most likely undergo an arthroscopic procedure to determine the extent of the injury to the ACL. However, no decision has been made at this point. Terrell is going to consult with Dr. (Arthur) Ting, who performed an allograft reconstruction of the ACL in September.”
Compare that super star to this super star sometimes meeting your idol isn't the best thing