Posts filed under “Weekend”

2011 Audi RS5

I spent some time on a track in a RS4 a few years ago — 400hp, gobs of power and torque.

Despite the AWD, it could get a little twitchy due to the short wheel base. If I had to guess why, I would surmise my non-judicious application of throttle. (I have a hammer where my right foot should be).

Regardless of my shortcomings on the track, I longed for this much HP on a longer base AWD Audi.

The RS5 is set to come tot he US in late 2011: The Europe-market RS5 coupe gets a high-revving, normally aspirated, direct-injection, 4.2-liter V-8 making 450 hp, 30 hp more than the old RS4′s V-8 of the same displacement.

Hmmm, it seems to be drying out outside. Time to blow some carbon off the valves . . .

all photos via Automobile Magazine

Category: Weekend

Google Before You Tweet . . .

There should a Snopes version as well . . .

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Category: Humor, Web/Tech, Weekend

Tightrope: Janelle Monae (ft. Big Boi)

Wow, I never heard of Janelle Monae before, but she is brimming with talent. I love anything that is both retro soul but has an updated modern feel to it. > Hat tip Farnum ~~~ Update: December 18, 2010 9:43am Chris C sends along this updated video of Janelle Monáe performing Tightrope on David Letterman…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Friday!

Hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Weekend

Michael Specter: The danger of science denial

Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress. hat tip boingboing

Category: Really, really bad calls, Science, Weekend

Ripening Stars Near Rosette Nebula

How cool are these photos? Photo courtesy of NASA Photo courtesy of ESA

Category: Science, Weekend

Mad Money Friends

Hat tip Jim B.

Category: Television, Weekend

Plummeting Death Reform

Very funny, from new Pulitzer prize winner Mark Fiore: click for video Hat tip Barry2

Category: Bailouts, Humor, Really, really bad calls, Weekend

The United Countries of Baseball

Since its Spring . . . via Sly Oyster

Category: Sports, Weekend

The Conception of Wine

The Conception of Wine – Infographic from Tiago Cabaco on Vimeo.

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend