The Best Flash Mob Ever??

11 Apr 2012  1 Comment

This video doesn’t show the usual dancing/ jumping around flash mob that we all know and love. but rather pulls a great surprise for a very hard working 9 year old.

A 9 year old kid has built his very own arcade and never had a single customer….until this happened.

The Bandwagon Effect

11 Apr 2012  No Comments

People are so easily manipulated, and here is 3 videos that shows the “Bandwagon Effect” in action.

This first video is a bit insane. A guy using his real first and middle name and a few staged people led people to believe he was a celebrity resulting in him having a security escort and shutting down stores for him in a matter of minutes.

 

This second video is almost the same, 2 British presenters go to Japan have a camera crew and a few staged fans result in a mass hysteria. With no one knowing who they are.

This third and final video is a bit different, as the guy looks like a well know celebrity and pranks the whole of Times Square as being Andy Samberg

I wonder if this is doable here in Kuwait? What am I talking about of course it is, people gather around a car crash here why not a  make believe celebrity?

Smashburger – Impression

9 Apr 2012  5 Comments

 

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Yesterday we went to try out the newly opened Smashburger in The Village in Abo AlHasani. It adds yet another burger place to an impressive burger joints here in Kuwait.

It is the same as the other top tier burger places where they serve fresh ingredients and bun. I was intrigued by the “Kuwait Burger” but after reading that it had Lebnah in it I decided to go with something else so I got the classic which was pretty good. I also liked the rosemary “Smash Fries”.

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I still prefer Shake Shack and Elevation Burger over Smashburger, but it is battling with Fat Burger for the 3rd spot. Little Ruby’s has excellent burgers as well. I have a problem with its location though as its easily crowded and somewhat far. It is located right next to Upper Crust, another place I haven’t tried yet.


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The Lens Cups

9 Apr 2012  1 Comment

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I’ve had these lens cups for a couple of years now and I have been using small one as pen holders as I hate the metallic innards of the mug. I really can’t remember where exactly I got them from but they are pretty wide spread at the moment and available at a number of online retailers now and easy to find. The quality isn’t that great as the as the lens/cup cover doesn’t stagy on for the black small cup which is irritating even though I don’t use the cover.

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You can get those 2 cup from Photojojo even though it isn’t the place I got it from. The black 24-105mm lens cup is sold for almost 6.5KD and the white 70-200mm travel mug will cost you 8.5KD.

Photojojo

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The Sony PS Vita

8 Apr 2012  4 Comments

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Being a gamer, I was thinking of getting the PS Vita ever since it was announced. But because of the underwhelming sales I thought I should hold out for a while anticipating a price cut just like what happened with the Nintendo 3DS. But I was caught of guard when I saw that XCITE were selling the 3G version for 105KD which was a very good price. The first thing you notice on any device these days is the screen. And the PS Vita’s 5″ 960×544 bright and crisp screen is just great.

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The second analog stick is a godsend. People were asking for it ever since the release of the original PSP. Having it makes gaming much more natural especially if you are a console gamer since both XBOX and The Playstation both have dual analog sticks.

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The console has just been released so the game library isn’t that big at the moment. You can play the games either via a physical game card or a digital download which is my favorite. The problem is the the PS Vita doesn’t come with any built-in memory so you would have to buy a memory card if you plan to download games, demos or even watch movies.

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The battery is a problem with the device. During my gaming sessions I managed to get 3 hours max from a fully charge battery, that was with full brightness, wifi on and no sim card installed.

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All in all I would say that the PS Vita is a pretty capable device that would be better if there was a bigger game selection but I’m sure that will be coming along on the near future.

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Goals of the Week

7 Apr 2012  No Comments

Good to see Trezeguet still could produce some beautiful football. I also think that Cristiano Ronaldo’s free kick against APOEL in the Champions League should have made the list.

For those who haven’t seen it

Why We Love Football

7 Apr 2012  No Comments

This is an awesome video showing some of the best moments in the past decade or so. Action starts at around [3:10].

Seeing Double Doubles

2 Apr 2012  1 Comment

Improv Everywhere pulled a really great prank on New Yorkers, having eight sets of quadruplets in a New York park.

Other cool Improv Everywhere projects:

8-Bit Kuwait Map

31 Mar 2012  4 Comments


This is just great, the ability to view Kuwait in retro 8-bit mode. It might not be very helpful but its damn awesome.

So What is Better Than A Red Velvet Cake?

27 Mar 2012  2 Comments

Blue Velvet Cake

The Red Velvet is by far my favorite cake, so how can you make it better? By removing the red and putting my favorite color on there, blue.

I really should give this Betty Crocker recipe a try.

Royal Blue Velvet Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

Cake
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
2 teaspoons royal blue paste food color
1 toothpickful violet paste food color

Frosting
1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.

2. In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.

3. Divide batter evenly among pans. Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

4. In large microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallow creme uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds to soften. Add butter. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and salt until smooth.

5. If necessary, trim rounded tops of two cake layers to flatten before assembling. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer, top side down; spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with untrimmed cake layer, top side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting.

Via Betty Crocker Flickr page

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