Thursday, September 30, 2010


MINI is re-entering the World Rally Championship fray with this new Countryman-based setup. Check more photos from the Paris Auto Show here.

A nice nod back to the original, Monte Carlo-winning flavor.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MINI Scooter E Concept

What the what?? Adrian van Hooydonk from the BMW Design Group introduces an awesome electric urban transport. MINI design cues galore!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Diablo vs. Kyle... Chandler, that is

This is a must-see interview for any FNL fan. I pre-apologize for some of the language—still, it's a fantastic clip. Thanks to Mike Arauz for posting this one.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Top 10 Favorite Seinfeld Episodes

10. The Soup Nazi - Season 7, Episode 6
"Jambalaya!" - Newman

9. The Comeback - Season 8, Episode 11
"Well, the jerk store called, and they're running outta you." - George

8. The Jimmy - Season 6, Episode 19
"George is getting upset!" - George

7. The Race - Season 6, Episode 10
"I choose not to run!" - Jerry

6. The Dinner Party - Season 5, Episode 13
"Look to the cookie, Elaine. Look to the cookie." - Jerry

5. The Pool Guy - Season 7, Episode 8
"Why don't you just tell me the name of the movie you've selected." - Kramer

4. The Chicken Roaster - Season 8, Episode 8
"Is someone there? Mr. Marbles?" - Jerry

3. The Puerto Rican Day Parade - Season 9, Episode 20
"This time, advantage Varnsen!" - Jerry

2. The Strike - Season 9, Episode 10
"No, please! Denim Vest! He's smoothing it!" - Elaine

1. The Little Jerry - Season 8, Episode 11
"It's chestnut with auburn highlights!" - Elaine

Friday, September 10, 2010

BMW Bobber

I'm totally digging this bobbed-version of a BMW R80. It's clean and modern, yet dirrty and retro all at once. Click here to enlarge.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Beach House Dining

Last Thursday, Mrs. Kyality and I made a last minute, snap decision to catch the Vampire Weekend show that night. They did a great job, but the opening act easily stole the show. I actually hadn't heard of Beach House prior to that night, but later that same night let's just say I snagged all their albums off iTunes.

Beach House is a genre-defying band, nearly unclassifiable. When you hear them for the first time, there's two relatively conflicting vibes happening all at once. You think to yourself, wow I've never anything like this. At the very same time, you can't help but think that they sound oddly familiar.

Nearly every song on their latest album, Teen Dream, is addictive in its own way. In fact, many of the songs start off one way and end completely different, like two songs squished into one. And both are awesome. The standout tracks of the night were Take Care and Walk In the Park—both of which prompted some amazing head-banging from Mademoiselle Legrand.

Listening to Beach House is like a fine dining experience. Each song is like a bite with tons of flavors to identify. Each flavor is a familiar vibe and it's fun to pick each of them out. For me, the ingredient list of Beach House is as follows: one cup of Nico, a teaspoon of
Cowboy Junkies and a dash of The Beach Boys. Tasty.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I have beef. Let's fight.

Strangely enough, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World totally slipped under my radar until it was well into theaters. It even came out on my b-day and instead I let Mrs. Kyality convince me to see Eat, Pray, Love. But on Saturday, we were able to snag a sitter for The Kyality Kids for a couple of hours in the afternoon and caught it.

I'm a huge fan of George Michael Bluth, Hot Fuzz and graphic novel adaptations, so once I figured out what this show actually was I was stoked to see it. And it did not disappoint. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the perfect combination of graphic novel meets video game meets anime meets teen angst flick. Not to mention the music rocks too.

Though I was generally a fan of the Wachowski's adaptation of Speed Racer—it seems like this flick's visual effects and motion graphics accomplished what the Wachowski's were attempting. The effects were just tight and the fight scenes were both clever and epic. I can totally imagine Andy and Larry (or is it Lana) watching Pilgrim and going—ahhh, crap.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is easily one of the coolest flicks of the year, so go check it out and get there early enough to catch the treatment of the Universal Pictures logo animation. Good stuff.