Movement can give the illusion of progress. And they say that all the world is illusion. So what is the difference between exploring and being lost? In a winter that brought an exceptional amount of challenges to riders all over the world, Absinthe’s newest snowboard film reminds us how much our reality is affected by what we make of it. Whether you are lost … or exactly where you want to be … all depends on how you look at it.

NOW/HERE RIDERS INCLUDE: Dan Brisse, Jake Blauvelt, Gigi Rüf, Lucas Debari, Fredi Kalbermatten, Sylvain Bourbousson, Romain deMarchi, DCP, JP Solberg, Annie Boulanger, Marie-France Roy, Bjorn Leines, Taka Nakai, Tadashi Fuse, Jules Reymond, Cale Zima, Blair Habenicht, Terje Haakonsen, Bode Merrill, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Nicolas Müller.

Coming Sept 1st 2010.

These are before and after shots of 40-ton whale landing on a 33ft yacht just off the coast near Cape Town, South African. Ralph Mothes, 59, and Paloma Werner, 50, were helpless as the beast thrashed around on their vessel before slipping back into the water.

“We’d spotted it about 100 metres away and thought that was the end of it. Then suddenly it was right up beside us,” Paloma Werner said. “I assumed it would go underneath the boat but instead it sprang out of the sea. We were very lucky to get through it, as the sheer weight of the thing was huge.”

Unfortunately, there is no video to go with this, but I suggest you listen to this soundtrack while you look at the pictures.

Via: Telegraph

In an event that will give me nightmares for months and make me reconsider my next holiday adventure, ten people were left hanging over 229 feet above the ground after a malfunction on the “Cosmonaut” ride at a St. Petersburg theme park. The safety cable snapped, leaving the carriage dangling from the sky. That cable had one job, and it failed. I am never going to a theme park in Russia, when I’m there I’ll stick to the bars and brothels.

Carmelo Morales suffered a horrific crash at the Moto 2 Catalunya 2010. Clipping the rider in front of him, he went flying onto the grass and crossed the line mid crash.

Unbelievably, he only suffered bruises on the shoulder and left elbow from the accident, which are are reported to be not that serious.

This is Teddy Almond Turtle, strange name for a strange dog. In the video, Teddy barks for “Batman!”, making him possibly the most amazing animal (besides this guy) alive. This dog makes Robin look like a yellow belly. A new side-kick has been chosen.

It’s been a Lindsay Lohan kind of week here at the Mansion. If you missed the first LL installment, peep it.This time she is featuring in Complex featuring artwork designed by Kaws for the 2010 Style & Design issue. Is it just me or has a little jail sentence made Lindsay more attractive?

Until now, hologram technology has been “for the eyes only”, as Tokyo university professor Hiroyuki Shinoda puts it, but he and his team have advanced it to incorporate a sense of touch, making what we’d previously only known in science fiction much closer to a mass reality.

Ultrasonic waves are used in order to create pressure on the user hand when it touches a hologram; Nintendo Wii Remotes, which have long been used for various technological advances, are mounted above the display area and are used to track the hand.

At this point only simple objects have been tried in testing, but the researchers are already planning for virtual switches at hospitals and in other areas where contamination is a worry.

Shinoda went so far as to say the technology could replace other physical objects, which would bring great benefits to the economy and environment.

Kr3w has done it again with its 2010 Winter season look book. The collection features a wide array of denim, stylish outerwear, varsity jackets and some tidy knits and fleece pieces. Kr3w has also continued building its sneaker line, with simplistic hi and lo tops. More after the jump.

Swedish prosecutors on Monday charged 10 men with robbery for stealing $5.3 million from a Stockholm cash depot last year in a helicopter heist.

Newly released footage of the robbery shows a helicopter landing on the roof of a security company housing a cash depot. The gang is seen smashing their way into the glass-domed ceiling and climbing down a ladder. Grainy footage shows the thieves in action, using explosives and a mechanical saw to get to the money. The gang then loaded the loot into the helicopter before taking-off.

The robbery was well planned with objects spread out near the facility in an attempt to hinder the police from approaching the scene fast and police helicopters located on a nearby island were unable to respond to the emergency call following sabotage. The helicopter, which police said was stolen, was later found near a lake in the northern suburbs of the capital. But despite the gang’s meticulous planning, District Prosecutor Leif Gorts told a news conference on Monday the police had been aware of the plot.

Among those facing charges include two who were in the helicopter, one person who sabotaged the police helicopters and two who were involved in blocking the streets around the cash depot.

Homer Henard and Nic Lamb scoring mega slabs somewhere up north.

Check it.

Watch Rob Dyrdek as he takes us on a quick tour around his Fantasy Factory and fills us in on all the latest updates and improvements. Really looking forward to watching the new season of his show.

But wait…there’s more.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian took over Miami Beach recently after launching their first bikini fashion show in South Beach. Kourtney showed just how to get a body back into shape after having a baby. Kim showed off her most famous asset too. One thing is for sure, I keep forgetting how big Kim’s arse really is. She could fall off a 5 story building and just bounce around on that thing like tigger!

A technique made popular by Fred Flintstone, this bottomless foot plane takes flight with nothing more then some wind and some leg strength. I don’t know why this didn’t work for me when I taped two pieces of cardboard to my arms, my testicles must have weighed me down.

Check out the official teaser Hello World. Delivering inspiring film making and technical freestyle snowboarding at its highest level.

A few highlights to look out for include a rare visit to the war torn streets of Bosina Herzegovina as well as shredding pow in the Middle East!

Expect the full length film a little later this year. In the meantime check out the teaser below!

Via: AlternaFilms

In case you didn’t know, Lindsay Lohan is heading to prison soon. Realistically I know you still don’t know that, because no one reads what I write when there is a semi naked girl in eyesight.

For those who aren’t too distracted (you’ve probably just had a bat you cheeky devil), there are more pics after the jump…

Ashley Greene and Tracy Morgan present an award at the 2010 ESPN ESPY’s, and Tracy Morgan is upset that he didn’t get the part of Nelson Mandela in Invictus. Should he have got the part? Check his audition tape below.

Bonus: Continue reading to see the latest interview with Tracy on the Jay Leno show.

Design student Fabian Brunsing has devised a fiendish device that makes pay toilets seem tame: Dubbed “Pay & Sit: The Private Bench,” it consists of a bench covered with retractable metal spikes and a coin slot.

If you want to sit down on the bench without an array of spikes jamming you in the keister, you’ve got to feed it cold hard cash.

As seen below, this causes the spikes to retract so you can sit on the bench, and also activates a timer. Shortly before the timer expires, you’re warned by a buzzer to get up; then, the spikes shoot back up. Beware!

Via: Dvice

Plan B just released vAMdalism, a new video featuring Plan B ams Scott Decenzo and Felipe Gustavo. Check it out below and on the Plan B website.

Via: Transworld