Go ahead and say these words out loud: ex·as·per·ate and ex·ac·er·bate. They surely look and sound similar but do you know what their differences are? Here's the story that triggered this question: A friend of mine was over the other day and I can't remember for the life of me what the subject matter was about but luckily that's not important. What's important is that I used the word "exasperate" in my sentence. Specifically, I said something was "exasperating the situation" as in making … [Read more...] about Exasperate vs. Exacerbate
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Isn't it interesting how comedians such as George Carlin or Jon Stewart are more likely to speak the truth on what's really going on rather than journalists? I believe we are all very aware that the mainstream media is a joke. Instead of the journalists being vigilant in pursuing the truth and passing their comprehensive findings over to us openly, we have the comedians doing a much better job. Shot your own video/photos of Justin Bieber leaving LAX today? Give our news desk a call at (818) … [Read more...] about The Truth
This here is a coat hanger. Look at it. How much do you think this super fancy thing costs? Just a few bucks, right? Right! What does it take to attach it to a door? Look at it. Three screws. Pretty simple. Now I just want to know one thing... Why don't all bathrooms have this? Where am I supposed to put my coat (or purse)? On the floor? No thank you. I'm appalled that most bathroom stalls don't have a simple hook on their doors. It's just a hook for christ sakes! When they were … [Read more...] about No Coat Hanger In The Bathroom Stall?
These were the words told to me by my friend Danny Terceman. I wonder if he realizes that the simplest of phrases he tells me, opens up a new world of possibilities for me. He was teaching me the basics of Parkour at a park every week or two and giving me a lot of tips. At the end of one session, we walked to his apartment building and before we went up the flight of stairs he asked me, "How many steps can you skip when going upstairs?" And I answered, "Like 2 or 3 at a time, I used to live … [Read more...] about No Wasted Opportunities (Make FULL use of your time)
Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America with a drop of 2,425 feet (739 m). As water flows in the winter time, small crystals of frozen mist form during the drop and this ice mixes with supercooled water. This forms a very unique (and dangerous) slushy river that behaves like lava or fresh cement! :o The following footage is filmed in Yosemite National Park and only gets more incredible as it progresses. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Unique Phenomena: Frazil Ice
Over the weekend my laptop of 6+ years went kaput. I knew the time was coming. The 14" screen had busted hinges; An old copy of the Baghavad Vita and some other thick book were semi-secretly holding my screen up from behind. Intermittently loud clicks from the 60GB hard drive were cluing me in of its upcoming death. Performance was slowing dramatically over the past couple months even though I kept my system well maintained in every way possible. I've only had to reformat it once in those 6 … [Read more...] about Laptop Died… Shopping for a computer!
Mont Blanc, located near Chamonix, France is the tallest mountain in the European Union with an elevation of 15,700feet. It is located on the western part of the Alps. In comparison, Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous US and is only 14,505 feet tall. Mont Blanc translated directly to English would be... Mountain White. Which of course means, White Mountain. This gives us a clue about how French is slightly different than English; The adjectives go after the noun. … [Read more...] about Mont Blanc
I just destroyed Fernwood Pacific, Las Flores Canyon, Saddle Peak Road and Stunt Road. Driving home through Topanga I said Fuck it, I'll go the FUN way. Make the MINI do what it was intended to do. Burn that fucking gas. It's dark out, no other cars on the roads to slow me down and drive me nuts. Go at it full force, hammer and tongs. Stick to the lower gears, climb up the twisty serpentine roads MASHING the fucking throttle. Supercharger whining like a jet, exhaust SCREAMING from … [Read more...] about Canyon Driving Thrills
Well now... this is a DELIGHTFUL letter, hahaha! Source: Buzzfeed … [Read more...] about A Letter of Thanks from Grandma
On December 8, 1995, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, suffered a stroke and lapsed into a coma. He awoke 20 days later, mentally aware of his surroundings but physically paralyzed with the exception of some movement in his head and eyes (one of which had to be sewn up due to an irrigation problem). In his nearly immobile state, Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote a book by communicating by blinking his left eyelid. A transcriber repeatedly recited a French language … [Read more...] about The Diving Bell and the Butterfly