Air Jordons Smash Auction Records

The1985 Air Jordan 1 Vintage Originals were produced for Jordan in the white, black and red of his Chicago Bulls, and were the colourway he wore most often on court. In 1984, Nike gave Jordan a signature line of shoes and clothes – a crucial, unprecedented move to entice Michael Jordan to sign with Nike. Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore this pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career, catalysing an unprecedented sales spike and paving the way for Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James to have their own signature shoes … and ultimately for the birth of sneaker culture.
The1985 Air Jordan 1 Vintage Originals were produced for Jordan in the white, black and red of his Chicago Bulls, and were the colourway he wore most often on court. In 1984, Nike gave Jordan a signature line of shoes and clothes – a crucial, unprecedented move to entice Michael Jordan to sign with Nike. Produced between February to April 1985, Jordan wore this pair of Air Jordan 1s during an early, pivotal point of his career, catalysing an unprecedented sales spike and paving the way for Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James to have their own signature shoes … and ultimately for the birth of sneaker culture.
Sotheby’s / NewAtlas.com

With three days left, the first pair of Air Jordan 1s have already reached $240,000. read more

Street Artist Fights Back Against Lockdown

from Breitbart:

Sabo Street Art Calls Out California, L.A. Coronavirus Lockdown Overreach

Unsavory Agents

The Los Angeles street artist known as Sabo is no fan of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and has plastered the L.A. area with posters depicting the Democrat governor as a character out of American Psycho.

Sabo put up his latest street art series in Venice Beach, Hollywood, and other high-traffic destinations around L.A. County. One poster shows Gov. Newsom as the Christian Bale character from the 2000 movie American Psycho, renamed “California Psycho.” read more

An Inspiring Real-Life Lord of the Flies Story

from the Guardian:

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Photograph: Ronald Grant

 

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman.

For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. Scientists from all over the world have switched to a more hopeful view of mankind. This development is still so young that researchers in different fields often don’t even know about each other. read more

Frame Rate Insane with World’s Fastest Camera

Using ultrafast laser pulses, a new camera system can shoot at up to 70 trillion frames per second
Using ultrafast laser pulses, a new camera system can shoot at up to 70 trillion frames per second

The best phone cameras can record slow motion with under 1,000 frames per second. Commercial rigs generally shoot with several thousand. But that all absolutely pales in comparison to the new record holder for the world’s fastest camera, boasting a mind-boggling rate of 70 trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to capture light waves in movement. read more

Ultimate VR Gaming Platform

The ball is completely isolated, with its own battery system and VR computer, and is driven by Omniwheels in the base
The Nova’s ball is completely isolated, with its own battery system, and is driven by omni wheels in the base
Eight360

By far the most extreme gaming and simulation platform we’ve seen, the Nova places you in a fully untethered ball that’s free to spin in any direction, creating all sorts of wild gravity effects for total immersion in a range of different vehicle types. read more

Video Podcast – Go outside – Kill the Virus – Unlikely Ally – Best of the Best

by: Brent Smith

The UV Rays in Sunlight kill the coronavirus. So get out of the house. Defy your Governors insane orders and live.

Never thought I’d say this, but we conservatives have found an ally in the Atlantic online magazine that have joined us in the war against internet media giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter. They’re curtailing are free speech rights.

I found the Best of the Best guitar player and it couldn’t be guessed in a million years. But once you’ve seen this single performance, you may just agree. read more

Let’s Make a Record

The Instant Record Cutting Machine will ship with a printed magazine documenting the development process and more
The Instant Record Cutting Machine will ship with a printed magazine documenting the development process and more
Yuri Suzuki

Musician and designer Yuri Suzuki has collaborated with Japanese education company Gakken to create a cute little record cutting machine that gets music-making consumers cutting their own five-inch vinyl records in a few short minutes. read more

Video Podcast – L A Confidential – Wings for Everyone

by: Brent Smith

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently instituted a voluntary “safer at home” order for all businesses in L.A.

But there’s several problems with this. The “order” is decidedly not voluntary.

I discuss just how NOT voluntary his order is. Thuggish comes to mind.

There is suddenly a glut of chicken wings in America. And that glut is driving the price of the tasty treat to record lows.

It’s being caused by the total dearth of sporting events and the bars and restaurants that cater to them.

It’s a good time to stock up! read more

The New Marshall Uxbridge Voice

The compact but powerful Uxbridge Voice launches with Alexa inside, but versions featuring Tencent Xiaowei and Google Assistant are also being released
The compact but powerful Uxbridge Voice launches with Alexa inside, but versions featuring Tencent Xiaowei and Google Assistant are also being released
Marshall Headphones

Sweden’s Zound Industries, the company that manufactures headphones and speakers under license from Marshall Amps, has announced the release of a new Bluetooth speaker called the Uxbridge Voice, which has Alexa built in and supports AirPlay 2. read more

Video Podcast – Supreme Court Overstep – Marvel’s New Superheroes

by: Brent Smith

The supreme Court has decided, because it feels like it, to once again overstep it’s constitutionally authorized duties and grant deported aliens the right of a new challenge to their original deportation.

22 years after a Columbian national was deported for a major drug offense the Supremes have decided he should get a new hearing. Sounds reasonable – right?

Marvel Comics has gone full P.C. with their latest superhero additions.

You may to be seated for this one. And also wrapping your head in duck tape to prevent losing any portion may be in order. read more