Archive | October, 2007

…It’s Website Wednesday: Shred Or Die?

Shred Or Die

What Will Ferrell did for Funny Or Die, Tony Hawk is hoping to do for Shred Or Die.

As an action sports video site, SOD hopes to mix action sports and celebrity culture, including interviews with Lance Armstrong, Shaun White, Christian Slater, and Ryan Sheckler.

Users watch the user generate clips, and then vote that they should either “Shred” or “Die”, similar to Digg and Burry.

Are you ready?

[Shred Or Die]

…Pigs can get tattoos too?

Tattoo PigIf you thought the tattooed couch was bad, just wait until you see Wim Delvoye’s tattooed pig. (Stuffed, of course.)

I guess fashion forward follows you to the grave as well.

[Wim Delvoye – Stuffed Pigs]


…It’s a large world?

Small WorldThe irony of this story is almost too much to handle: Apparently, the Small World ride at Disneyland can’t handle the big world that we currently live in.

The ride was built in 1963, and was designed to hold male riders that averaged 175 pounds, and female riders that averaged 135 pounds.

Unfortunately, as we all know, those averages are no longer true, and the boats are starting to bottom out under all of the extra weight.

To combat this problem, ride operators are leaving empty seats, but even this doesn’t seem to prevent the bottoming out, so the ride is going to have to be reengineered to handle the extra pounds.

I guess it’s not such a small world after all.

[Via: Consumerist]

[Photo Via: cokeisit7]

…Mac menubars can display the date?

Mac Menu Bar

With a bit of clever menu manipulation, you can finally force your Mac to show the date in your menubar using System Preferences.

  1. In System Preferences, open International and go to the Formats tab.
  2. Next to Dates, click the Customize button. Arrange your date in the format you want to appear on your menubar. Use the down arrows on each element to choose between formats. (January, Jan, 01, 1, etc.)
  3. Now, select the entire date format and copy it to your clipboard (Cmd+A, Cmd+C). Hit OK.
  4. Hit the Customize button next to Times. Choose the “Medium” format.
  5. Paste the date format on your clipboard next to the time format, and hit OK. You’re done!

It’s not exactly easy, but it works, so there’s now no excuse for not knowing the date.

[Via: Lifehacker]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT?

Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 GT

Refusing to leave well enough alone, Mercedes-McLaren have taken their SLR supercar and turned it into a club-racing monster, called the SLR 722 GT.

Developed in conjunction with British motorsports company RML Group, and designed for the handful of very rich drivers who can afford to pony up the one million pounds it takes to get behind the wheel of one of the 21 being made, the 722 GT features modifications to the suspension, braking, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust of a normal SLR. In total, more than 400 components have been either replaced or redesigned.

Power comes in the form of a supercharged AMG 5.5L V8 that is rated at 671 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque.

Eye appeal upgrades include a new front apron with front splitter, wide wings, prominent side skirts, a rear diffuser, and an airplane sized wing on the back.

Now, you’ve just got to track down one of those Ferrari FXX Evoluzione owners and challenge him to a race.

Ahh, the life of the rich.

[Via: Motor Authority]