Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ladies Love Knights in Shining Armor

I’m not going to lie there is a good to very good chance that if you wear this I will immediately fall in love with you.  I’m not sure that’s a good endorsement but it is the truth.  Check out this sweet Knight in Shining Armor Hoodie made by Chadwick John Dillon. 

 

All The Other Kids With the Pumped Up Kicks

Check it out.  It appears that Marvel and Reebok have teamed up to create some pretty kick ass footwear.  Which one is your favorite?

Captain America

Wolverine

Spiderman

Sabretooth

Deadpool

Black Widow and White Queen

High Def Gory Mario Bros Gameplay

Here is the first level of the original Mario complete with high definition gore.  Enjoy!!

Star Wars Alphabet

If you want to be the coolest parent probably ever in the universe you will teach your kids the alphabet with this.  When husband-and-wife designers Emma and Brandon Peat learned they were to be first time parents they decided that they wanted to start their child out on the right path and created this alphabet series comprised completely of  Star Wars characters.

These Beats Are So Fresh

For those who are easily entertained such as myself here is a video of monkeys and other animals laying down some fresh beats….or trying to eat the beatmaker.  Is it sad that this may be just as good as some of the music I have heard on the radio?  Well anyway enjoy!

Red Band Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer

Here is an even bloodier trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

LEGO Lord of the Rings Trailer

This is just awesome.  I pretty much love the marriage of LEGOs with anything and everything fantasy/sci-fi.

Totally Unbelievable Treehouses

When I was a kid a few boards in a tree that gave even the slightest shelter against the elements was considered a treehouse and we left it to our imagination to fill in all the gaps.  These treehouses take the cake though, there are a few that I think we can all agree are more like treemansions.  Take a look!

The top image which depicts a treehouse resembling a Christmas decoration is known as the Yellow Treehouse and is located in New Zealand.  The treehouse that is suspended by scaffolding is now completed and is a Treehouse Hotel located in Sweden that for $600 dollars a night you can enjoy.

I’m particularly impressed aesthetically with the treehouse in the top left corner.  It reminds me of something out a JRR Tolkien novel.

If you ever wanted to live in the trees fulltime then there is a company called Blue Forest that can make your dreams come true.  The company specializes in producing fully functional and totally liveable treehouses.  The bottom photo is called the Canopy Cathedral and is located in Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.

The top photo is a more modern treehouse design while the two bottom photos illicit thoughts of treehouses from fairytales.

The top photo could be considered the mother of all treehouses.  Known as the Minister’s House it is considered the largest treehouse in the world, and is located in Tennessee.  The second tree, is also a multi-level treehouse and is part of Treehouse Village Resort in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.   

One of these is not actually a real treehouse.  Can you guess which one it is?  If you guessed the one that is set up on top of the giant tree trunk then you would be right.  It is actually a Japanese restaurant that is a totally concrete made structure which customers get up to via elevator.  While not an actual treehouse it is very interesting nonetheless. 

Interesting Old Photographs

Awhile back my grandmother sent me an email with all these old photographs.  I’m a bit of a history geek and I thought they were very interesting to look at and imagine how people lived back before the interwebs and smartphones.  I thought some of you might like them as well and have decided to share them.  I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

This is a picture of 23 men posed outside Yukon Gold Co. Dawson, 1914.  It was created in 1914.

This is an extraordinary photo of Wright Brothers Glider in Flight.  It was made in 1911.

Men pouring whiskey into a sewer during Prohibition.  This picture was taken between 1909 and 1932 during Prohibition.

Two Girls Waffle House.  This picture was made in between ca. 1900 and 1916.

This is a photo of U.S. Treasury. Washington, D.C. Showing old Riggs Hotel, 15th & G. N.W.  It was made between 1860 and 1865.

Here`s a stunning image of Titanic survivors on way to the rescue ship Carpathia.  It was taken in 1912.

This is an image of Teddy Roosevelt giving a fiery speech.

The image shows the taxicab strike New York in 1928.

This is an important picture of a Slaves Reunion.  Pictured are Lewis Martin, Age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, Age 104; Amy Ware, Age 103; Reverend S.P. Drew, Born Free.  It was taken in 1917 by Harris & Ewing.

This is a photo of Peddlers; shoe shine. Sept. 13, 1911.

This is a photo of Santa Claus and children on the streets of New York City circa 1900.

This is a rare image of Rural Mail Delivery.  It was taken in 1914 by Harris & Ewing.

John Davison Rockefeller was an American oil magnate.  Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.

The photo shows the traditional dress and gear of an authentic old west cowboy.  It was taken in 1888 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

Josoroteo Arango Arula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923), better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or its hypocorism Pancho Villa, was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals.

This is an intriguing picture of Prospector and dog ready for the summer trail.  It was taken in between ca. 1900 and ca. 1930.

This is an original image of Old General Store.  It was taken 1917 or 1918 by Harris & Ewing.

You are looking at an artistic picture of July 4th parade on Front Street in Nome Alaska.  It was created in 1916.

Boy selling The Washington Daily News – sign on his hat reads, “Have you read The News? One cent” – headline reads, “Millionaire Tax Rends G.O.P.”.  It was taken in 1921.

In this photo you can see navy pilots who will go to England for the Schneider Cup races.  It was made in 1923.

The photograph illustrates Lt. O.T. Davis, Sergt. J.D. McQuade, George Fowler of Internal Revenue Service and H.G. Bauer with the largest still ever taken in the national capitol.  It was made in 1922.

A photograph of a Lakota-Sioux Camp.  It was taken in 1891 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

A photograph of Kodiak, Alaska.  It was made in between ca. 1900 and 1923.

Photo shows Jack W.C. Barnett (right) who was a performer with the Barnum and Bailey circus.  The photo was taken between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915.

Hotel Minnekahta, Hot Springs, Dakota Territory.  It was created in 1889 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

A horse team on The Overland Trail.  This picture was created in between ca. 1900 and 1927.

A man gases up his car at a filling station.  It was taken between 1905 and 1945 by Harris & Ewing.

The photograph illustrates location where Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, showing what the area looked like at the time of the assassination.

You are looking at picture of Firemen who belong to the FDNYC posed on fire engine, in New York City.  It was taken in between ca. 1908 and 1916.

This is an extraordinary photo of Aerial view of interior of People’s Drug Store, 7th and E Streets, Washington, D.C., with soda fountain.  It was made in 1909.

Council of Indian Chiefs who Negotiated with General Miles.

Streetcars in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This photo was made in 1913.

Cadillac Dealership in 1927.

The picture shows a section of a small city where there are residential and commercial buildings; trees and mountains in background.  It was taken in 1887 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer.

A photo of a man drinking beer during Prohibition.  It was made in between 1920 and 1932.

The picture above was taken on October 3, 1862. Lincoln is shown standing on the Battlefield of Antietam.  The following day, October 4, 1862 his Emancipation Proclamation appeared for the first time on the pages of Harper’s Weekly, the most widely distributed newspaper of the day.

56 Years of Tornado Tracks

Again I’m going to get on my weather girl geek soapbox.  This map produced by NOAA depicts the tracks of tornadoes over the last 56 years in the United States of America.  The brighter the line stroke the more severe the storm was that produced the tornado.  Basically what it seems like is if  you live anywhere east of Colorado you’re getting jacked up by severe weather during the spring/summer months.  Personally I’m from SW Missouri and have been in a few tornadoes in my day and I can assure you that it’s not nearly as fun as the movie Twister makes it seem.

56 Years of Tornadoes in the United States of America