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…It’s Movie Monday: Take Me Back?

Take Me Back

Take Me Back is an original web series about Al.

    There’s not much to say about Al, except that his life is pretty boring. He goes to work, listens to talk radio, then comes home and listens to talk radio. He’s a compulsive note taker, constantly logging in the minutiae of his life in a little brown book. Also, he possesses the uncanny ability to fix just about anything that’s broken.

Then one day, Al’s life turns upside down when he’s kidnapped by a masked vigilante after an unusual day in his otherwise mundane life.

New chapters debut each and every Monday, and if web is going to become the future of entertainment, I think this is a good start.

Would you watch a TV series this way?

[Take Me Back]

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[Via: Neatorama]

…Pinball is a dying art?

Pinball

Chicago’s Stern Pinball is the last manufacturer of pinball machines in the world.

Hard to believe, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, an ADD age and the move towards electronic entertainment now means that just 10,000 of the machines are produced annually, and most head towards the game rooms and basements of private homes, rather than the arcades and bowling alleys of yore.

    Though pinball has roots in the 1800s game of bagatelle, these are by no means simple machines. Each one contains a half-mile of wire and 3,500 tiny components, and takes 32 hours to build — as the company’s president, Gary Stern, likes to say, longer than a Ford Taurus.

Can pinball survive much longer?

For the sake of children and childhoods everywhere, I can only hope that the answer is yes.

[New York Times – For a Pinball Survivor, the Game Isn’t Over]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Formula Drift?

Formula Drift Logo

On Saturday, I had the chance to go and see Formula D’s “The Finals” at Irwindale Speedway (yes, I did get stuck on Interstate 5 on the way down from San Francisco due to that massive accident), and I must say, if you’re at all a fan of the four wheeled machine, make sure you check out one of Formula Drift’s events at a track near you.

Pontiac Solstice

If you’re not familiar with the sport, think of drifting as two automotive ballerinas battling it out in a boxing match. It’s gracefully controlled mayhem, and in my opinion, it’s easily the best form of four-wheeled entertainment on the planet.
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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Top Tune Solstice?

Top Tuner Solstice

With a name like the Top Tuner Solstice, how can this not be featured on Tuner Tuesday?

Answer: It can’t.

This Top Tuner Solstice is the end result of five of the best tuners in the industry, a blank canvas, and a blank check.

With an estimated street value of $500,000, you know that no expense was spared on this green and red goblin.

Top Tuner Solstice Details

Desired Customs’ Keith Losier handled the entertainment system, decking it out in Pioneer goodness, Seam Line’s Vito Lanniciello handled the suede red interior, Rowetech Automotive’s Simon Rowe installed the 500 hp, 2.0L, twin charged (it has both a turbocharger and a supercharger installed) crate engine, Phat Custom Rides’ Chris Nankoo created a one-of-a-kind custom body kit, and Henry’s Auto Body’s Serge Leger applied the Vivacious Candy Green paint that sets this Solstice apart.

Though it’s mostly for show and probably won’t go, it’s good to see what a half mil. will buy you if you’re stuck with a Solstice.

[Via: Serious Wheels]