Jeff Quattrocchi, better known as ‘The Swampmaster’ is one very lucky man. During one of his recent shows he made a mistake and his arm got caught in the jaws of an angry 8 foot gator.
He kept his cool as the gator’s jaws applied 2000 pounds of pressure or the equivalent of a small truck on his arm. Somehow he was able to free himself.
36 staples and 23 stitches later Jeff was able to laugh about the whole thing.
“Well you gotta be three things to be a professional alligator wrestler. You gotta be pretty big, pretty strong and really stupid,” he said laughing.
As part of Michael Leon’s Gypsum Skull Sculpture collection, the artist creates a run of 10 different skulls for Arkitip. The design on each skull was created using a paintball gun to cover the sculptures in a splatter effect. Watch the video below to see this process documented the process. These will be available only at Project Space in Los Angeles only.
Check out this refreshingly entertaining agency promo video from R/GA.
I like it because it focuses not on clients, nor case studies (which are always spun to create the best impression), but the agency’s people. An agency is a sum of its people. Ultimately that is what the client buys, so why not focus solely on them.
After watching that I crave new ink badly, book me in kind sir, asap! Thanks to Brett Wiskar for finding this beauty
Hills star Audrina Patridge celebrated her 25th birthday with a Vegas pool party recently. Also in attendance was Audrina’s boyfriend, me, in spirit form, not to be confused with drinking spirits until I passed out naked in the public spa, because I did that too. Awesome party Audrina honey, I had a blast, now could you please help me knock down my speedo swimmers from the top of that tree, the kids are crying and pointing, my exposed groin isn’t good for their health.
Hillside Dirtjam winner Dane Searls loves big dirt jumps! There is nothing else to it.
Here Dane shreds Cam White’s massive back yard trails in Canberra, Australia. You will also be able to watch Dane at the upcoming Red Bull Stomping Ground in Chicago.
Watch Conan make fun of Google for 45 minutes when he visited the Google Offices last Wednesday. He touches on everything that has been happening since he left ‘The Tonight Show’, saying the last three months have been “the most interesting time of my entire career”. He also answers questions from some Google employees, which more often then not end in hilarity.
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception.
Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
Robert Rodriguez has released a special “illegal” movie trailer for Machete. Yes, that’s right — the feature length adaptation of the fake trailer created for Grindhouse, now has a real movie trailer. The trailer features a special “Cinco De Mayo message for ARIZONA”, a political story which has been making headlines recently, but is actually a big part of this film which was shot a year ago.
Rodriguez wrote the script and co-directed the movie with his longtime editor Ethan Maniquis. The action/exploitation film follows Danny Trejo as a badass Mexican out to mess with The Man. Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and Lindsay Lohan co-star. 20th Century Fox is releasing the film on September 3rd 2010, aka Labor Day Weekend.
The XM25 is the deadliest hand weapon in the army arsenal. Why? Because it can fire 25mm rounds that explode at any distance set by the soldier, killing people protected behind walls or trenches.
• Imagine there is an enemy sniper hiding behind a window in a building.
• The soldier points the weapon to the building’s façade, measuring the distance.
• Using two buttons on the front handle, he would then add whatever distance he estimates is the correct one to get the 25mm round through the window and into the room, near the enemy.
• Then he would fire. The smart round knows where it is at all times thanks to its built-in circuitry.
• When the round reaches the distance set by the soldier, it would explode, killing the enemy with a fragmentation warhead. The round doesn’t really have to be very near the enemy. Its blast radius is equivalent to a hand grenade, so these things are extremely dangerous, and almost impossible to survive.
Pretty scary… if you are at the other side of the battlefield. But according to Col Doug Tamilio, project manager for Soldier weapons with the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier – it will save soldiers’ lives. The XM25 is now ready and will be deployed in Afghanistan by the Green Beret.