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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Roush Horse Trainer?

Roush Horse Trainer

Today’s Tuner Tuesday mobile is a bit…different.

Featuring 2.4 liters of five-cylinder Volvo horsepower in the back, it has just one horsepower in the front, but that’s all that it needs to get the job done.

See, this specialty vehicle, build by Roush Technologies (yes, the Roush Technologies) was developed for Kurt Systems, a Turkish racehorse and camel training equipment company, and was designed to let a driver, veterinarian and trainer ride comfortably behind the business end of their horse at full gallop speed while constantly monitoring its vitals from inside of a nicely appointed cabin.

Ready to talk accessories?

How about a silicone saddle that simulates jockey weighs, electronically controlled reins to steer the horse in the same direction as the vehicle, and exterior lights of nighttime runs.

Though no pricing has been announced yet, expect it so roll out soon to a barn near you.

[Via: Autoblog]

…The Bridge and The King of Kong are fantastic documentaries?

I watched two fantastic (and fantastically different) documentaries this weekend, so I’ve decided to make this post a hybrid review of both.

The BridgeFirst, there was The Bridge, a morbid (and controversial) yet fascinating look at those that decide to end their lives by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge.

For a year, director Eric Steel aimed his cameras at the majestic and iconic bridge, capturing nearly two-dozen suicides and an equally high number of prevented or failed attempts. Switching between long, beautiful shots of the bridge and close, almost biographical shots of those teetering on the edge of life, it juxtaposes the two sides of the bridge perfectly, and you find yourself engulfed by a landmark with a personality all its own.

The Bridge also features interviews with the friends, family, and loved ones of each jumper, and attempts to explain the story and the history of those featured. You slowly begin to understand a little bit of what each person was going through, and you can see their affect on those around them.

And then they jump.

If the thought of watching someone end his or her life in front of an unknown eye disturbs you, then this film is definitely not for you; but if you’re interested in trying to understand what someone goes through at the lowest of lows, then I can’t think of a better way to do it.

King Of Kong: A Fistful Of QuartersSecond, there was King of King: A Fistful of Quarters, a humorous and touching look at those that have decided to dedicate a part of their lives to becoming the best in the world at their classic video game of choice.

The two “stars” are the perfect poster children for a hobby that only a select few find excitement in. Steve Wiebe, the family man who sits in his garage and games away while his family stands by and supports his quest, goes against Billy Mitchell, the long haired hot sauce salesman who has held the title for over twenty years, yet struggles to live up to the crown that he has placed upon his own head.

Though a film about video game records doesn’t exactly sound like an attention grabber, this film manages to capture the heart and soul of each gamer through interviews and over the shoulders in a way that draws you in and makes you a part of the action. You feel for the two men and their quest (along with the handful of supporting characters), and you begin to understand how these games can become a symbol of something more than just the record.

[The Bridge]

[King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters]

[Rotten Tomatoes – The Bridge]

[Rotten Tomatoes – King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters]

…Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka is porn music for the masses?

Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music For The Masses

Looking for something a bit “different” to add to your music collection?

Then check out a set of compilations called Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music for the Masses.

Featuring “unique cultural and geographic” spins on the classic sound, it’s meant to fuel “a range of emotions from lust to disgust”.

Can you dig it?

[Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music For The Masses – Volume One]

[Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music For The Masses – Volume Two]

[Via: Random Good Stuff]

…Passage is a different kind of game?


Passage is part game and part art, and was created by Jason Rohrer for Kokoromi’s Gamma256.

Gamma256 encouraged game designers to use the smallest and most irregular aspect ratio possible (and they were not to exceed 256×256) and do with it what they could.

The result was games like Passage, a “memento mori” game that takes a bit of getting used to.

My suggestion is this: Download, install, and play the game first. Then, go back and read the creator’s statement for a bit of an explanation, and the game will take on an entirely new meaning.

It’s not exactly exciting, but the game does approach design from a very different angle, and it’s refreshing to see what’s possible when the story trumps the graphics.


[Creator’s Statement]


[Via: Kotaku]

…Virgin is in mating season?

Virgin has always been a little ‘different’.

To help promote their Virgin Trains, they created this spot, which features animals (or people dressed up like animals) going at it like…animals.

It might not be ready for prime time, but I like to see a company that is willing to take a few risks with their advertising.

[Via: Trend Hunter]