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…Smash Lab sucks?

Anyone who has seen Discovery Channel’s Smash Lab show can probably agree on one thing: It sucks!

Despite being an attempt by Discovery Channel to duplicate the success of their very popular MythBusters show, the combination of terrible projects, awful hosts, and lackluster to simply non-existent science content means it’s one of the worst shows on television.

For most, Smash Lab’s suckiness simply equates to an hour of their day when they can’t watch the Discovery Channel (or two hours if for some god forsaken reason they decide to do re-runs) but for two guys named Eric, it means much more.

That’s because the two Erics run a design studio out of Canada called smashLAB, and now, whenever anyone Googles the name of their company, the results are filled with website after website decrying that “Smash Lab sucks!”

To combat this problem, they decided to not go after Discovery Channel for taking their name, but instead to create a website where they could openly request that Discovery Channel make Smash Lab suck a little less so that positive reviews can start to replace the negative ones:

Smash Lab Sucks

It might not be enough to save the show, but hopefully their rather funny plea will get the two Erics enough business to survive Smash Lab’s downfall.

[Smash Lab Sucks]

…You can rally in a rental?

Rental Car Rally

Always dreamed of driving in a rally, but never had the car or the finances to do it?

Then check out the Rental Car Rally, a 36-hour race from NYC to Montreal that encourages you to rent a car, grab a friend, pay just $150 per team, and be on your way to automotive action and adventure.

All of the standard rally rules still apply (don’t speed, don’t kill pedestrians, etc.) but the financial burden is definitely lessened to let everyone get a shot at the action.

If you’re interested, check out the site for more information (and be sure to read the rules, since they were obviously written by someone with enough of a sense of humor to put on a rally made of rental cars).

[Rental Car Rally]

[Via: Uncrate]

…Antler Rings look painful?

Anneke Van Bommel - Antler Rings

Continuing the trend of rings that can kill, Anneke Van Bommel’s Antler Rings “celebrate on of Canada’s most famous and iconic silhouettes.” The rings are available in either the Moose, Caribou, Elk, or Whitetail Deer variety, and are each hand cut and polished from sterling silver.

They’re a limited edition though, so if you want a set, be sure to get them while you can.

(Just remember to keep them away from your eyes!)

[Anneke Van Bommel – Antler Rings]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Snowkiting lets you cross the moon?

Snowkiting

To Cross The Moon is an attempt to snowkite across North Dakota from Canada to South Dakota (370 miles) in an effort to bring attention to the potential for wind power to be a viable alternative energy source. I had never heard of snowkiting, though I’ve seen people kitesurfing, so I’m assuming that snowkiting is similar to that, only without the soft water landing to break your fall. But you know what they say about assuming…

[To Cross The Moon]

[Via: TreeHugger]

[Photo Via: International Snowkiting Association]

[Wikipedia – Snowkiting]

[Wikipedia – Kitesurfing]