Posts filed under “Weekend”

1949 Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport

How is this for gorgeous:

From Classic Driver:

Just a handful of Cisitalias were built (production records suggest 170) but their reputation as the world’s first GT car far outweighs their lack of commercial success. This late production example was sold new to Montevideo in Uruguay but its early life remains a mystery. Its Vignale coachwork is very similar in appearance to Pinin Farina’s more common design on the same chassis, one of which featured in Automobiles as Sculpture, an exhibition staged by the Museum of Modern Art in New York which later acquired an example for permanent display.

Source: Classic Driver

Category: Weekend

The Nude Picture Scandal

How dumb can you be? Excoriate Perez Hilton, come down on 4chan, but what I want to know is why these celebrities have nude photos on their phones to begin with? Maybe I grew up in the dark ages, when you had to go to the porn shop to buy European magazines to see naked…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech, Weekend

Humanity’s Cultural History in 5-minutes

From Nature: All roads lead from Rome, according to a visual history of human culture built entirely from the birth and death places of notable people. The 5-minute animation provides a fresh view of the movements of humanity over the last 2,600 years. Maximilian Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas,…Read More

Category: Weekend

Busy States of America

Click either graphic for interactivity awesomeness.

Source: Retale

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Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Television, Weekend

Take It Easy: So Long, Summer 2014

The sun is out, the surf is up and it’s a beautiful Southern California day. That’s right, we might be plagued by earthquakes and gridlock, but when the elements align, which is nearly every day, when you get behind the wheel and crank up the radio, you feel like a million bucks. So I just…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Weekend

St. Vincent starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy

St. Vincent

Category: Film, Weekend

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

From the Wall Street Journal: Base price: $99,000 Price, as tested: $104,975 Powertrain: Front-mounted supercharged 5.0-liter, DOHC 32-valve, direct-injection V8 with variable cam phasing and active exhaust; eight-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive with electronic limited-slip differential. Horsepower/torque: 550 hp at 6,500 rpm/502 pound-feet at 2,500-5,500 rpm Length/weight: 176.0 inches/3,638 pounds Wheelbase: 103.2 inches 0-60 mph: <4 seconds EPA fuel economy: 16/23/18 mpg, city/highway/combined…Read More

Category: Weekend

Top 10 Improvised Scenes in Movie History

THE LIST Bridesmaids (2011) A lot of this movie was the talented comedic actresses in the cast going off book, but Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s “Air Marshall” exchange takes the cake. Apocalypse Now (1979) Marlon Brando’s performance as Col Kurtz was largely made up on the spot. And while we don’t endorse actors not…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

Why Things Don’t Last

1. Channel Overload Used to be there were 5,000 albums a year and only a few got on the radio and if you didn’t get airplay or press, you were doomed. Now there are a zillion products, all easily promoted online, and unless your friend verifies quality and interest or a track becomes a phenomenon,…Read More

Category: Music, Think Tank, Weekend

For the first time in recent history, a post-War car has won the coveted ‘Best of Show’ at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was also the first time in the 64-year history of the event that a Ferrari was named ‘Best In Show.’

The winning Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti belongs to collector former Microsoft President (and current board member) Jon Shirley. He has previously won at Pebble Beach with ahis Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Touring Coupé in 2008.

The 375 MM is one of only five of its kind still on the road, despite having been raced in competitions. The original Spyder built by Pininfarina was in a severe accident. Carrozzeria Scaglietti constructed the form seen below some years ago on the original frame.

Spectacular automobile:

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Category: Weekend