Posts filed under “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

Every Space Mission Ever Flown On One Map

This is a very cool depiction of every space mission over the past 50 years, overlaid on one map of the solar system Each line traces the path of a different space mission or satellite launch. Notable missions (including failures) are included, as are those from different countries . . . > click for ginormous…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

The 2010 Nissan 370Z lineup gains a new convertible body style. The 370Z Roadster joins the coupe, which was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The 370Z convertible has a power soft top and heated-glass rear window. Like the coupe, the convertible comes in Base and Touring trim levels. Like the Base and Touring coupes,…Read More

Category: Weekend

Freelove Freeway

I have been loving original British version of The Office with Ricky Gervais.

Its been on Cartoon Network Friday nights at midnight.

What makes this so surprising is that it s actually a good song, out of place in the absurdist comedy:

This is the full uncut version of the classic ‘Freelove Freeway’ that David Brent (Ricky Gervais) sung during Series 1 Episode 4

Here is the original studio version:

David Brent/Ricky Gervais – Freelove Freeway

Lyrics and alternative video versions after the jump . . .

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Category: Music, Weekend

Windows 7, A Successful Successor to Vista

Shocking: 10/7/2009 WSJ’s Personal Technology columnist Walt Mossberg reviews Windows 7, the successor to one of the least successful versions of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Vista.

Category: Weekend

2 for 1 Concert Tickets

I guess this means Concert Sales are still in the dumps . . .

Category: Music, Weekend

Floating Hydro-Electric Barrel Generator

This looks like a pretty cool “green” design idea: “This is a floating waterwheel that can generate electricity when suspended over a river or other flowing water regardless of the depth and speed of flow. The unique chevron shaped paddle treads give the barrel the ability to rotate about its horizontal axis in fast flowing…Read More

Category: Weekend

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

This is why YouTube even exists:

Category: Film, Humor, Television, Weekend

Owl City “Fireflies”

Death Cab for Cutie Postal Service meets Ryan Adams: > Owl City Music Or: Owl City MySpace Read the Owl City story here: Owl City’s success jumps from web to stage, sales > Bob Lefsetz: I needed to take a shower. Some things are immutable. You’ve got to show up for appointments on time. But…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend