Had to post this today because it’s just so ridiculous. Have a good laugh and enjoy a video with a ridiculous over-the-top production. It works in some weird kind of way though. VERSACE VERSACE!!! Sorry no Drizzy on this version.
This story came out of left field this morning via Gawker.
A University of California San Diego student abandoned in a DEA holding cell for four days, without food or water, settled a lawsuit against the Justice Department on Tuesday for $4.1 million.
Daniel Chong, 25, was detained the morning of April 21, 2012 after DEA agents raided a house he was visiting, seizing some 18,000 pills of ecstasy, along with other drugs, several guns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. DEA agents realized Chong was not involved and told him he wouldn’t be charged. Chong, still in handcuffs, was then placed in a 5-by-10-foot, windowless holding cell. No one would return to the cell for four days, until the afternoon of April 25.
“It sounded like it was an accident – a really, really bad, horrible accident,” Chong said.
Without food or water, Chong resorted to drinking his own urine to survive. By the third day, he said he was hallucinating. Eventually, Chong thought he would die and used a piece of broken glass to carve “Sorry mom” onto his arm, but was only able to complete the “s.”
Pretty wild! Read the whole story, and laugh a bit, then shake your head at how this dude just became a multi-millionaire in less than a week.
The “Brik Pavilion,” built from 45,000 milk cartons in the province of Granada, Spain is the largest constructed project ever to be made out of all recycled materials. Created to coincide with World Recycling Day, the structure consisted of a large wall spanning 100 feet long, and a tower running 23 feet high. Fashioned entirely from milk cartons that were gathered from the refuse of 100 colleges in the area, the items were stacked like LEGOs in a beautiful labyrinth-like pattern installed at the Park of the Sciences of Granada.
The project was conceived by CUAC Arquitectura and Sugarplatform architects. Along with about 120 students from the School of Architecture of Granada, they constructed the piece in just two weeks. During the final two weeks of the installation, the structure moved to a recycling plant to complete the cycle.
This Gangnam Style thing is really something to die for… literally. A 46 year old man from the U.K. collapsed with chest pains and died at an office party this weekend while trying the dance. The doctor that announced the death of this man issued a warning to older men not to go out of their “comfort zone”. A.K.A. stop trying dances that take way too much energy if you’re not in the best shape. Click HERE for the full story.
Got some random news for you here, but from 2-6 PM Taco Bell will be serving their Doritos Tacos for free! So if you’re feeling hungry during those times slide on through and get yourself some free food.
“Rich is not what you have, it’s who you have beside you”.
Thrash Lab is working on a new project that looks to be quite captivating. The “Empty America” video series will feature some of the iconic cities of America in a way you’ve never seen before: completely empty. No not at night time when some of these cities tend to shut down, I’m talking about mid day, sun shining, birds chirping. The first in the series was San Francisco, which you can find on their Youtube page, but of course we had to post one for our hometown, Seattle. Check out the video below and check out more of Thrash’s videos. Well worth it.
“According to our law enforcement sources, 28-year-old Lewis was found in a driveway Wednesday morning in the Los Feliz neighborhood — and the elderly woman who owned the home was found dead inside … the victim of a homicide. Investigators say they believe Lewis beat the woman to death.
According to multiple reports, neighbors heard the 81-year-old woman screaming … and then saw a young man outside her home attack 2 other people with a piece of wood … before he climbed onto the roof and fell to his death.
Lewis was renting a room from the 81-year-old victim.
Law enforcement sources tell us Lewis is the sole suspect in the woman’s murder, and they are not looking for other possible suspects.”
Between the kickoff of the NFL season, the Democratic National Attention, and the Chief Keef situation, Twitter was going nuts on Wednesday. From the Chief Keef situation came an even more interesting scenario, with Chief Keef saying his going to “smack up” Lupe Fiasco. Lupe then responding in a firestorm or intervention and disappointment tweets directed at Keef and the way the youth of his generation, specifically in Chicago, were headed.
i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
This is just one excerpt from the many tweets of Lupe last night.
He alluded to retiring after this album, stating that he can no longer go on in this industry. He then sent a YouSendIt track to the LUPEnd Blog, thanking them for all of their work up to this point. This is the long awaited American Terrorist Pt. 2, which you can listen to below. He says the track is unfinished, but it still sounds pretty dope from our perspective. This track will be on Lupe’s upcoming album, Food and Liquor 2. Will Lupe retire? We sure hope not!
This is a gem of sorts…kinda. Kurt Cobain used to be a roadie for the band The Melvin’s in his pre-Nirvana days. Well this bad boy just sold today on EBay for $24,701. This van was used as a touring vessel for the Melvins first U.S. continental tour. Pretty dope!
This lady brings a whole new meaning to fast like Nascar. A woman was filmed frantically swerving to avoid fellow drivers after her accelerator allegedly became stuck down on a US highway.
Lori Ubelstad barreled down the interstate highway in Missouri last Sunday at speeds of up to 190km/h, zigzagging through traffic, weaving through a construction zone and careening down the motorway’s grassy median strip just to avoid a catastrophic smash.
Ms. Ubelstad called 911 to explain her predicament and soon State Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to catch up with the runaway 2011 Kia Sorrento and clear other vehicles from its path.
She said she tried everything to stop her car — slamming on the brakes, turning off the engine, applying the emergency brake, shifting out of drive — but none of it worked.
The state troopers captured some of the high-adrenaline incident on their dashboard cameras.
“Every [steering wheel] correction is more subtle when you are going over 100 mph [160km/h] and for her to drop down in a grass median filled with holes and come back up was amazing,” said Sgt. Sheldon Lyon of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, adding that she performed that stunt at least eight times.
After a 35-minute ordeal covering 95km, Ms. Ubelstad was able to stop her car by following the troopers’ directions to lift up the accelerator while applying the brake.
“She put herself in life-and-death situations several times,” said Lyon.
“I feel sorry for her, but she did an outstanding job of controlling that vehicle in difficult circumstances. She overcame so many obstacles.”