Posts filed under “Weekend”

LFA: $400,000 Japanese Supercar

Why anyone would pay that type of wood for a V10 powered Lexus is beyond me — but it does look cool:


Lexus LFA
Price: Estimated $400,000
On sale: 2010
Engine: 4.8-litre V10
Power: 412kW/8700 revs
Torque: 480Nm/6800 revs
Transmission: Six-speed automated manual, rear-wheel drive
Performance: 0-100km/h, 3.7s; top speed, 317km/h



See also:
2011 Lexus LFA: First Drive
Wes Siler
Jalopnik Oct 23, 2009 12:00 PM

Category: Weekend

Haunted House Prop: Electric Chair!


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Missions to Mars

Cool infographic by Bryan Christie showing all Earth missions to Mars: > Laughing Squid via boingboing

Category: Science, Weekend

U2 on YouTube – Live from the Rose Bowl

U2 and YouTube broadcast the Irish rock band’s Pasadena concert live last night, for free. And, its now on YouTube. > From: U2official | October 26, 2009 | 310 views The world’s greatest band on the world’s largest stage – U2 on YouTube. Watch the rebroadcast of the full live streaming performance from the Rose…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Yöjuna Rovaniemelle

Ella ja Aleksi is a Finnish musical group featuring two four-year-old rappers . This video for the song “Yöjuna Rovaniemelle” is adorable: hat tip boingboing

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Animating XKCD

I Love xkcd from NoamR on Vimeo. via boingboing

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Left vs Right

Fascinating info graphic via Information is Beautiful: click for ginormous image Thanks, Mike!

Category: Politics, Weekend

Every Single Kramer Entrance, in Chronological Order

Yet another example of YouTube’s raison d’etre: > > Its even more impressive when you stop to consider how much work this must have been to edit together. via Buzzfeed

Category: Television, Weekend

2009 Ferrari California

Good news, kids! Hard economic times has created bargains every where, and that includes a small auto maker in Maranello, Italy.

Recession bargain hunting extends even to Ferrari. Their newest offering is the California. It is the least expensive new Ferrari you can buy, a bargain at its offering price under $200k. And, there is little wait time — forget a 3-5 year backlog, the wait list for this little beastie is only 18 months!

Some of the specifics:

• 0 – 60 in 3.5 seconds
• First ever front engine V8
• 453-horsepower
• Retractable hardtop
• 1st Ferrari ot built entirely by hand
• High production run: 3,000 a year
• No manual transmission option

That last one is a deal killer for me . . . too bad, its a gorgeous looking car.









Official site

Color It Red, Like a Sea of Ink
NYT, October 18, 2009

The California: A chick Ferrari that captures a guy’s heart
Dan Neil
LATimes, September 4, 2009,0,22802.column

Ferrari California
Jeremy Clarkson
The Sunday Times, September 13, 2009

Driven: 2010 Ferrari California
Jason Cammisa
Automobile, August 05, 2009

Our friends from Maranello show off their latest mouth-watering creation.
Car & Driver, May 2008

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Category: Weekend

A Guide to Momofuku Restaurants

A Guide to the Restaurants Momofuku Noodle Bar 171 First Ave. Cuisine: Mr. Chang’s first restaurant, opened in 2004, features items like ramen with pork belly (shrimp and grits, pictured above, has appeared on the menu). A “late night” menu, served from 12 to 2 a.m., includes smoked chicken wings. Famous dish: The $9 pork…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend