Smule’s “I Am T-Pain” Contest Winner

30 Dec 2009  No Comments

I’m talkin on my bluetooth
Makin’ deals and shit
No cords are clashin
So my hands are free to knit

Warning the below video contains some explicit lyrics.

For slower connections click here for the lower resolution video.

I posted a while back about the I Am T-Pain app and how it was taking the iTunes app store by storm. Well the company who made it, Smule, had come up with a contest and were giving away a $5,000 prize to the winner. The video above called “Im on the Phone” is the winner, even though i know some people who did pretty good songs, but i guess they never won because they didnt have a music video to go along!

Directed by Michael and Christiano Covino. Shot by Alex Marazzo and Sam Kretchmar

Breaking into a Retired Boxer’s Home.

30 Dec 2009  6 Comments

I know this is kind of old but you gotta enjoy this kind of news!

This is the before and after pic above of the 23 year old who broke into the home of 71 year old pensioner and ex-boxer Frank Corti. He must have thought he was taking candy from a baby, but ended up leaving looking like he was in the ring with Mike Tyson. Frank Corti below, took matters into his own hands when he was asleep and heard some noise in his home, the robber who had a knife with him, was pounded by the 5ft 5inches of Frank until the police arrived! Good job grandpa!

link and image from The Sun

The 2009 Badass of the year award definitely goes out to Frank Corti for the uppercuts and jabs he let loose on the thief-turned-victim.

Egyptian vs Kuwait Wedding

30 Dec 2009  11 Comments

I made a quick 2 day trip to Cairo last weekend to attend a wedding. It wasnt the first time i attended an Egyptian wedding but it put into perspective the differences between weddings in Kuwait and weddings in Egypt for instance. From the beginning of the wedding procession or “zaffa” , the bride and groom were dancing all the way down with each other, and friends and family would effortlessly jump into the circle with them and do the same. They were also surrounded by a band with their drums and instruments, as well as 2 dancers with candlestick headpieces doing a balancing act while vigorously “shaking it”. It wasnt only down the aisle, it was from outside the ballroom and this whole process was about 30 minutes long as they would take their time and stop in certain places. Everyone was ecstatic and having a great time and there was no alcohol being served, it was just a natural high. Inside, the party and dancing continued til the early hours of the morning. Women/ladies with head scarfs were dancing without a second thought, and the bride and groom also pitched in. Men, women, and children were on the dance floor and some people did not stop the whole night. It is always a fun experience to go to a wedding like this. I dont remember the bride and groom sitting down for more than 15 minutes which was to take some pictures with friends and family. Now we go to a Kuwaiti wedding. For the men it is like you are giving your condolences. You walk in and shake hands usually with the father of groom, groom himself, and the father of the bride. Sometimes you just do that and walk out. Other times you hang around and mingle, some have dinner and then you leave. If you stay from beginning to end its a whopping (sarcasm intended) 2 hours to 2 hours and a half. The women in Kuwaiti weddings do their part of dancing in their respective weddings, but for most the time the bride is sitting down just watching and snapping shots.  Its a big difference, but what i felt is that the bride, groom and invitees, were all having a lot of fun in Cairo, as it is more of an obligation to go give your blessings in a Kuwait wedding than a source of fun. This is in relation to the traditional segregated weddings in Kuwait of course. “To each his own.”

Portable Speakers: iHome Mini Vs. X-Mini II *UPDATE*

29 Dec 2009  5 Comments

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A few weeks ago, both Frankom and Qortuba posted about 2 different models of portable speakers, the iHome and the X-mini II. And because I’ve got both models I thought I might do a comparison.

The iHome is a 2 speakers that has a cool storage mechanism, and and they are a bit smaller than the X-mini II (see picture above). And because its 2 speakers you get stereo sound.

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The Good Old Days – WIMPY

29 Dec 2009  8 Comments

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After reading Ansam’s post a few days ago about her having  WIMPY for lunch, I immediately wanted to get some. The last time I had a Wimpy burger was ages ago, I also managed to talk the guys in the Diwaniya into ordering with me.

We all ordered the quarter pounder w/egg, its not the best burger in the world but it has a distinct taste to it, it really brought back memories, not all good, not all good but still memories. I will most definitely be having some again soon.

Wimpy - The Original Burger Since 1954

You can find Wimp’s menu and contact information here

Shishavac!

28 Dec 2009  4 Comments

The Shishavac™ is the innovative, world-class appliance that every narghile aficionado loves to own. This designer, multi-tasking machine allows you to effortlessly start your pipe in seconds, burn charcoal neatly and safely and most importantly, effectively clean your narghile hose, which means a cleaner, healthier, more fulfilling smoke. The Shishavac™ conveniently integrates all these functions into a user-friendly, instrumental household appliance.

For all those shisha, hukkah, argeelah, narghile , bong, whatever you wanna call it junkies, this is the ultimate luxury solution for the lazy or inexperienced! Check out the video here.

http://www.shishavac.com/

Thanks M!

James Bond Re-Runs

28 Dec 2009  4 Comments

Ian Fleming created his legacy, and it continues until current times. I don’t think there is a person who doesn’t enjoy 007 in general. Showmovies Action have recently been putting re-runs of all the Bond movies and anytime i see them on i have to start watching. Probably the worst Bond movies were Pierce Brosnan’s even though he had potential to play the part. And maybe the worst casted Bond was Timothy Dalton. Sean Connery and Roger Moore were great, though I am enjoying Daniel Craig in this new role. He has given Bond a new refreshing and “badass” feel. Gotta love those Bond movies.

Gorilla in your Bed

28 Dec 2009  4 Comments

What is this best thing to do if you find a gorilla in your bed?

Sleep somewhere else.

Avatar IMAX 3D Now Showing *UPDATED*

28 Dec 2009  11 Comments

Cinescape

I didn’t realize this earlier, but it seems that the problem that cinescape had with their projectors is fixed. I was checking the website freqently but when I saw the message above, I assoumed it was the notice that the 3D version is not showing. It’s not until I saw “Avatar IMAX 3D” in the dropdown menu that I realized that they are showing it.

Seems that my plans for Dubai are on hold at the moment.

UPDATE

Just saw the movie in 360 Mall. I really enjoyed it, and also recommend it. I didn’t feel the need of the 3D version, hardly saw any 3D scenes. It’s worth going there just for the IMAX experience.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 

Top 10 Movies in Q1 Of 2010

27 Dec 2009  6 Comments

Here’s a list of the movies I’m looking forward to seeing in 2010. Movies are organized according to release date.

Daybreakers

Jan 8th

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

 

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