Concept Motorcycles for the Future…

More random web surfing recently led us to a post of “Concept Motorcycles for 2010.”

Some of the bikes on there really look bad ass, like the Mad Max Aitu Motorbike–although I’m not so sure about that seat.

Some of the bikes also look like they may be a little bit beyond 2010, to me–like the carbon fiber bike, and the Harley Davidson 2020 (the 2020 in the name is the first clue that it’s not going to be a 2010 bike).

Surprisingly, at least one bike that is a “2010 Concept” has actually been around for years–we last wrote about the Dodge Tomahawk motorcycle last year (almost a year to the day, in fact), and remember hearing about it early in the decade.

Not so sure about the Red Bull Motorcycle either–looks less concept-like, more corporate sponsorship-like to me…

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10 “Bad” Things That Are Good For You

LiveScience.com did a post (a few weeks back) of 10 “Bad Things” that are good for you.  I’ve been kind of torn as to whether or not I should draw (even more) attention to it.

On the one hand, it says some of my favorite things–beer, wine, chocolate and sex–are good for you.

On the other hand, I’m not sure how the hell something like sex ended up on the “Bad Thing” list in the first place… Next thing you know, they’ll try to tell me that gambling, fantasy football and whiskey are “Bad” too…

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Female Professor Confirms – Men Are Better at Parking

Scientists at a German University recently published the results of a study that confirmed that men really are better at parking–straight on or parallel, and actually are still quicker at it than women as well.

Particularly interesting was that the co-author of the study was a woman–Dr. Claudia Wolf–who took on the study in part because of the he number of chauvinistic comments she encountered about women drivers.

While I normally find studies of this nature to be pointless, the fact that it (probably) didn’t cost US Taxpayers anything, combined with the fact that it proves something I’ve long suspected but never been able to convince my wife of means I’m all in favor of it this time.

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The Hangover DVD Review

The Hangover DVDHad the opportunity to check out the DVD of The Hangover (Unrated Two-Disc Special Edition) over the weekend, and have to admit, I’m impressed.  The DVD includes both the theatrical release and an unrated version of the film, along with some standard DVD fare–commentary, gag reel, and some extra photos from the missing camera (if you’d like to try to win a free copy of The Hangover on Blu-Ray, check our previous post).

If you’re a fan of Ken Jeong’s performance, you’ll definitely get a kick out of the extra’s, as there are numerous improv outtakes from several of his scenes, and several other quasi-interviews with him that are out there.

The highlight of the DVD, of course, is the movie itself, which is the best comedy I’ve seen in 2009, and possibly the last few years.  I think a lot went into making it that, from not over-hyping the movie coming out, leaving some of the best parts out of the trailer (while still making it funny), and using actors who aren’t quite yet household names (or weren’t). This, combined with some early positive reviews via social media, and Warner Brothers ended up with a hit on their hands, which actually exceeded my expectations, rather than failed to live up to them (like so many Will Ferrell movies of late).

Now let’s just hope they don’t take the typical Hollywood route, and decide they have to make a sequel…

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National Hangover Day – Win A Free Blu-Ray of The Hangover!

New Year’s Eve is coming up in a little more than a week, and you know what that means…

National Hangover DayIn honor, Warner Brothers is declaring New Year’s Day as National Hangover Day, and are encouraging you to watch The Hangover with your friends on New Year’s Day.

To make that easier, Warner Brothers has provided us with a copy of The Hangover on Blu-Ray to give away to one lucky reader!  All you have to do to be eligible for the drawing is leave a comment to this post with your favorite line from the movie (if you need some help remembering, click here). Just make sure to leave a valid email address, so we can contact the winner.

You can also win prizes by tweeting answers to questions from the movie and follow along as people around the world Tweet their craziest New Year’s stories at http://www.natlhangoverday.com on January 1st!

But please, watch responsibly.

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Fire at Guinness Plant Threatens Supply

Just a few months back, we were writing about Guinness turning 250 years old, and having a lease at their brewery at St. John’s Gate that lasts until approximately 10,759 AD.

Today, there are fears for the world’s Guinness supply, after a fire broke out at the brewery–although no word on whether it was the historical part of the brewery, or a newer building that was impacted.

There were no injuries in the blaze, which required “over nine fire brigades and three rigs with aerial ladder platforms” to be contained before spreading to an ammonia plant on site.

It is believe the fire started when felt on a roof was being repaired–we’re assuming maybe that’s a European thing, as I’m not sure why you would want felt on a roof.

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