Proper use of government stimulus

Wanna know how to create jobs in America? Follow the Japanese example.

I already showed you the giant Gundam they built.

Well look again. Giant Tetsujin.

See those men hard at work creating another giant robot for their country?

Seriously though, WTF Japan? One giant robot isn’t enough for you?

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TAG Heuer: The marketing needs a little work

So I took a look at a Louis Vuitton ad a while back. I thought it was really well done and intrigued and enticed people into looking at their products who might not have done so in the past.

Well here’s an ad now from TAG Heuer. I really like their watches, including the watch that this ad is made for, the Monaco. The issue lies in the execution. It was some really terrible voice overs, and some really terribly combined racing footage that some 12 year old cobbled together. The idea for this ad was epic, Steve McQueen vs Lewis Hamilton, the coolest movie star/racer ever against the current F1 prodigy and champion. It’s a shame they couldn’t pull it off with better results.

Would I still buy a TAG Heuer? Definately. But it wouldn’t have anything to do with this ad.

As they say about all good things…….

I think I can tell exactly when it happened.

When I fell out of love with the BMW 5 series.

It’s when they decided they’re going to release this.

I really hate this car. I hate they tried to make some ugly hatch back thing. I hate that they took away it’s beautiful front end and streamlined body. I hate that it now looks like a huge 3 series. Did I tell you how much I hate the 4 door 3 series? I do. (although I love the coupe 3 series)

And I hate that they went back to this.

They went back to this front tilting bumper. My dad had one like this. I hated it.

Good night sweet prince. I will miss thee.

I’m not sure I like the direction BMW is taking in general. The only cars I like right now is the 3 series coupe, the M3 and the X5. I don’t like what they’ve done with the 7 series, it’s lost it’s akwardly attractive lines and proportions, it now looks like any other sedan. I’ve hated the newest 3 series 4 doors since they came out. We know about my hate of the X6. The Z4 has always been a nice looking car, but not something I get excited about. And now they go and do this. FML

Steve Nash and football again. Showdown in Chinatown

This has to be one of the cooler things I’ve ever seen. A soccer game, featuring some of the NBAs all stars, as well as international soccer stars like Thierry Henry, downtown NY playing soccer in a park?

That’s awesome. I gotta say it looked really cool down there. Very low key atmosphere with people there to have fun and enjoy watching some sports stars playing soccer. The players were Steve Nash, Thierry Henry, Yao Ming, Claudio Reyna, Tony Parker, Adrian Mutu, Grant Hill, Giovanni van Brockhurst, Raja Bell, Ivan Cordoba, Baron Davis, Javier Zanetti and Chris Bosh.

I’m jealous. So jealous, I might just go to the Showdown in Downtown which will be taking place in Vancouver B.C. on September 19th, 2009 at David Lam Park.

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Cowboy Bebop live action movie? Starring Keanu Reeves?

So I like anime and stuff. I don’t know how I haven’t seen this before. Apparently there will be a live action version of one of my favorite series, Cowboy Bebop. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a bit of a mash up of many genres. The script writer Peter Craig put it nicely when he said “I loved how it mixed genres, how it blended noir, Jazz, Yakuza movies, Westerns, and so much else into a vision of the future that worked.”

Now, I’m not sure about the first choice of Keanu Reeves to play Spike. I dunno, he just doesn’t seem like a fit. He’s a quiet guy sure, but Spike was more recluse due to things in his past he was running away from. I picture Keanu in Speed or in The Matrix, a quiet guy because he’s unsure of his surroundings at all times. I will emphasize the all times.

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Good news, studio Sunrise who originally produced the series are going to have a major hand in the movie, and the play write is dedicated to keeping the series as close to the story as possible. That holds promise since the story really carried the series through to the end.

We will see, I will probably watch it, it can’t be much worse than what I’ve seen of the Dragonball live action movie right? Right guys?

See You Space Cowboy

Electric cars X oil companies. I like where this is going

So, ExxonMobil has co produced an electric car. Check the info from Jalopnik

The Maya 300 is an all-electric five door hatch built in Mississauga, Ontario with either a 60- or 120-mile range and a top speed of 30 MPH. The interesting part is it’s packing ExxonMobil technology.

The Maya 300 is the result of collaboration between Maya, battery supplier Electrovaya, and technology backer ExxonMobil and is currently heading for fleet sales and possibly an urban car sharing scheme in Baltimore, Maryland. Its Electrovaya lithium ion batteries utilize ExxonMobil’s co-extruded separator film to pack energy into the smallest possible size yielding a 12 kWh battery with a 60 mile range or a 27 kWh battery good for 120 miles. The car is motivated via a 15 kW permanent magnet motor (that’s a stampede of 20 HP to the rest of us). Recharge times are 6-8 hours on 110V and half that at 220V.

I figure this is the only way they can justify those ridiculously huge profits the last couple years. Spend it on R&D on something other than oil. Kudos ExxonMobil. They definately have their heads going in the right direction. Unlike those car companies. They make cars and they can’t even put R&D into electric cars. Idiots.

Now it’s no looker, but that’s besides the point. The technology is where it’s at. We need these. With this car, Tesla getting the government grant to move ahead with production on their cars, Nissan planning on releasing a fully electric car by 2012, things are looking good for the EV movement.

I’m on board.