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…You can be Jack Bauer?

Jack Bauer

You’ve got 24 hours to save the world from damn near everything. What do you do? Stock up on some sweet gear, that’s what. Uncrate has compiled a great list of all of the gear that lets Jack Bauer do what Jack Bauer does, so that now you too can be prepared for terrorist attacks and bad guy meet and greets. From his watch to his gun, his monocular to his Jack Pack, it’s all covered. Just make sure you pick up some actual skill along the way.

[Uncrate – Jack Bauer Gear]

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[Didn’t You Hear – You Can Be James Bond]

…Disney’s advertising is magical?

Beyonce Alice

Disney hired Annie Leibovitz for their Year of a Million Dreams campaign, and the results are simply stunning. Rather than relying on the usual cartoon character theme that Disney is famous for, Leibovitz opted for a little more upscale approach. The ads, to be shown in mags such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and The New Yorker, feature celebrities dressed up as classic Disney characters, with a definite eye towards the magical. Current images include Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Beyonce as Alice in Wonderland, and David Beckham as Sleeping Beauty’s Prince, with 10 to 12 more waiting to be shot. It’s an interesting approach for Disney, but one that will probably work well for convincing parents that it’s again time to visit the happiest place on Earth.

Beckham Prince

Johansson Sleeping Beauty

[USA Today – Disney’s Dazzling Dreams]

[Via: Luxist]

…Volkswagens are tough?

Job I wish I had: Volkswagen durability driver. These guys get paid to do rally style jumps in Volkswagen vans and speed bump smashes in Volkswagen beetles, and then they get to drive home in their unjumped and unsmashed cars afterwards. If anyone would like to pay me to jump and smash their car for them, my services are definitely for hire.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Paris Exposed?

Paris Exposed

Though I’m not surprised by the existence of ParisExposed.com, I am surprised by the extent of ParisExposed.com. The story behind the site goes like this:

  • Paris rented out a 6,000 square foot storage unit to house all of her personal possessions.
  • Paris forgot to pay the $208 bill.
  • The storage unit was auctioned off.
  • Someone bought it, sold the stuff inside for millions to ParisExposed.com.
  • History.

The site is a literal database of anything and everything Paris Hilton. It features:

  • Britney Spears memorabilia.
  • Nick Carter love notes.
  • Recorded phone calls.
  • Her phone book with thousands of celebrity phone numbers.
  • A Girls Gone Wild session with Joe Francias.
  • Lots of drug use.
  • Video diaries.
  • More Paris sex tapes.
  • Receipts, medical records, bank statements, fan mail, cards, to do lists.
  • Much more.

Though I’m sure there’s some juicy stuff in there, I almost feel bad for her. Almost. If you’re willing to put down the $39.97 required for one month of access, Paris’s world is your oyster, though you’ll have to check your conscience at the door.

[Paris Exposed]