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…It’s TGI Friday: Pringles Golf?

Pringles Golf

With a Pringles can, a box cutter, and a little bit of time, you too can make your own mini-golf holes that are perfect for both quick games and extended competitions.

Just remember to eat the Pringles first!

[Instructables – Pringles Golf]

…D2 Man knows his Top-Flite balls?

D2 Man

Golf and hip-hop/rap are not two things that typically go together, so when Top-Flite released a video from “D2 Man” called “Never Lay Up”, you know it’s either going to be fantastic, or it’s going to fall flat on its face.

Surprisingly, it does the former, and if you appreciate a spandex rapper rhyming about golf balls with school girl backup dancers and a healthy dose of satire, then you’ll get a kick out of this commercial:

Never Lay Up!

[Top-Flite – D2 Man]

[Via: AdFreak]

…It’s Movie Monday: I Am Legend?

I Am Legend PosterI Am Legend felt like a good idea that no one knew what to do with.

There were a few shining stars:

Will Smith’s acting was superb, in a Tom Hanks on an island sort of way, and you really feel for him as he navigates the empty streets of New York with Sam, his devoted dog, and his slowly fading sanity as he tries his best to cure the zombied world around him.

The CGI work was also superb, and you will easily believe that New York was stripped bare and left to sit for a few years to give it that true, hasn’t seen humans in a while look and feel.

However, there were also a few disappointments:

The story was…less than superb. It starts out slow, which is fine, since Will is, after all, alone, except for his dog, so he doesn’t exactly have a lot to do. He spends his time driving around the emptied streets in abandoned sports cars, hunting for deer that now roam those streets, teeing off on the back of an aircraft carrier, and, when he has a few spare moments, trying to cure the zombie disease that has killed off the rest of the world. And hiding from darkness. This takes up most of his time, and most of the first half of the movie is spent setting this groundwork for the story that you think will come.

Unfortunately, the second half of the film doesn’t do much better. There are a few moments when the pace picks up, and you begin to feel as if something is actually going to happen, but they’re few and far between, and you’re soon lulled into a sedated state as you begin to simply watch Will live. Then, the end of the film arrives, and it comes so abruptly that you hardly have time to comprehend what’s going on. Just as quickly as it began, the lights flick back and on you’re left sitting in your chair with a strong feeling of “Meh.”

The story also suffers from the problem of “Well, isn’t that convenient.” Every time something needs to happen, it does, and every time you see a movie cliché building, it doesn’t fail to disappoint. I can only think of one twist that I didn’t see coming, but even that twist seemed forced and didn’t make much sense when you consider what was discussed during the preceding parts of the movie. The ending basically rounded out the whole film, as it managed to be both conveniently timed and cliché filled.

I Am Legend just feels like a film that relied on a lot of CGI and Will Smith to cover up a thin plot and poor, cliché details. It lacked the scare that it needed to be a good horror film, the emotion that it needed to be a good ‘man on an island’ film, and the twists and turns it needed to be a good action/adventure film. Instead, it forces its way through a butchering of Richard Matheson’s story, and avoids anything that could have made this a great film.

[I Am Legend]

[Rotten Tomatoes – I Am Legend]

[IMDb – I Am Legend]

[Wikipedia – I Am Legend]

…VW’s Golf GTI W12 650 can’t turn?

Call this Tuner Tuesday Part 2.

Remember the Golf GTI that got a W12 injection to the tune of 650 horsepower?

Well Top Gear got their hands on it, and was allowed to put it through the wringer.

Sadly, it might go like stink in a straight line, but any kind of corner reveals this thing’s downfall: turning.

I’d still take one though.

[Via: Motor Authority]

…It’s Things Thursday: The Floppy?

The Floppy

The Floppy is a soft skinned golf ball that’s supposed to be used indoors. Forget what your mom told you about not playing with balls in the house, and swing away, because the design of The Floppy allows it to mimic the feel, feedback and action of a real golf ball, while the softness means that it won’t hurt your chosen target. It’ll work wonders for your wedges, and lower your score faster than you can say fore, so break out the clubs and get to practicing, because Tiger doesn’t take days off.

[The Floppy]

[Via: Uncrate]