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…It’s TGI Friday: Gates vs. Jobs?

Gates Vs Jobs

What’s the easiest way for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to decide once and for all whose computer is superior.

Simple: Lightsaber battle to the death.

Just pick a side, swing your saber, and watch as the two fling fanboyisms back and forth to work down the other’s health meter.

Just make sure you don’t blue screen, because Ctrl+Alt+Del’ing is a bitch.
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…Bomb It explores graffiti?

Bomb It

Bomb It “is the explosive new documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss investigating the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture: graffiti”.

    Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, Bomb It tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70’s and 80’s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. Featuring old school legends and current favorites such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, KET, Chino, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today’s most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape. You’ll never look at public space the same way again.

Locations include Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Tijuana, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Hamburg, Berlin, Cape Town, São Paulo, and Tokyo, so all the hot spots are covers as well.

Conclusion: If you have even a passing interest in graffiti, its history, its effect, and its current status, then Bomb It looks like a can’t miss film.

[Bomb It]

[Via: Juxtapoz]

…Burton wants you to steal the slopes?

Sabotage StupidityIf you’re in Mad River Glen, VT, Deer Valley, UT, Alta, UT, or Taos, NM, you’re not allowed on the slopes unless you can separate your skis.

That’s because these four ski resorts are the last remaining holdouts in the battle against snowboarding, as they refuse to allow anyone but skiers to ride their lifts.

What’s a boarder to do?

Poach.

Burton is sponsoring a contest called Poach For Freedom (or Sabotage Stupidity, since I like both) in which they will pay a $5,000 bounty to the person or crew that can capture the best video of their poach experience at each of these four locations.

I love when a large company does or encourages something that they’re not supposed to, as it gives them a bit of personality that’s often lost in this overly corporate world (and I’m a snowboarder), so I hope that they get some great footage of teams tearing up these territorial terrains.

Board on.

[Burton – Poach For Freedom]

[Via: Complex Blog]

…Facebook has been poked?

Facebook Files

As Facebook battles to turn Beacon into a legitimate service, Mark Zuckerberg is in a battle of his own against the founders of ConnectU, who claim that Zuck’ stole the idea for Facebook from them, and that he owes them at least part of the $15 Billion the company is worth (on paper).

As part of the lawsuit, many of Zuckerberg’s personal papers have become public domain, including his Harvard Application, his online diary, Facebook’s statement of cash flows for 2005, and a letter that documents the damage Mark did to a sublet in 2004.

02138 has been kind enough to post these “Facebook Files”, along with a great piece on the whole story called “Poking Facebook” that delves into the history of the lawsuit, as well as the history of Mark himself.

It all plays out like a movie, and depending on the outcome of this whole thing, I wouldn’t be surprised if a film or two were made that recreates all this, so read up now for an advanced screening.

Poke.

[02138 – Poking Facebook]

[02138 – The Facebook Files]

…You can decide the pirate vs ninja argument?

Pirates Vs. Ninjas Remote Control Cars

Here’s a cute gift for the holiday season that will finally settle the pirates vs. ninjas debate.

These inflatable, R/C pirate and ninja wrestlers move forwards, backwards, and turn on a dime, allowing you to battle until one is knocked over and the other is declared a victor.

Prepare to defend your side’s honor.

[Think Geek – R/C Pirate Vs Ninja]