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Album of the Day 7/29

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Of all my albums, besides The Smiths, this record came to define some of my younger years. I know this album front to back and Kitchens of Distinction eventually turned me on to lots of other great bands like Long fin Killie. If you like My Bloody Valentine or Echo and Bunnymen you will love this album. Put your dog in its little elevated dog bed, light a fire, relax and put this record on.

Album of the day 7/24/09

Album of the day July 24th, 2009

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Pretty much a perfect album. This was the album that really showed that Bjork could do chilly, minimal, even sexy electronica that didn’t hit you over the head. There’s not a bad track on his album and it is perfect to chill to at night or even to put on at your next party. It’s almost as good as my new audi body parts and Ford F150 lift kits.

This is what swimming pools look like in communist China

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You could drown and nobody would ever know. That is scarier than one of those cheap Mercedes body kits.

Kings

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Take a break from installing your new Acura parts and tail lights. There is some good drama on network television afterall. If you’re looking for some interesting TV that’s not on HBO then you should check out “Kings.” I was instantly interested once I saw that Ian McShane from Deadwood was playing the role of King Silas and that the story was loosely based on the Biblical story of David. The acting is really good and the writing is smart and brighter than new xenon lights. Unfortunately, the show has been badly marketed and is already canceled after several timeslot changes and hiatuses. Check out the last couple episodes to see if it is something you might want to Netflix when it comes out on DVD. But enough TV, it’s summer! I’m going to go rc car racing.

Vaycay

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So I’m off to Virginia Beach and New York City this weekend for a vacation to visit some family. I’ll be staying in Virginia Beach for the most part but I am taking the 6 hour bus ride up to Brooklyn, NY to stay with a friend for a couple days. I’ve never been to the east coast so it should be a fun trip. I’m excited to see New York since everyone always tells me that I’d love it. My sister even said she doesn’t expect me to come back since I’ll love it so much I’ll want to stay there. I don’t know, I’m sure it’s awesome but I’m so acclimated to the mid-size city-ness of Minneapolis. I always thought that the biggest city I’d live in would be Chicago, but who knows. Each city basically has its own little neighborhoods that in a way act as mini cities, with their own mix of people and places to sustain itself. Virginia Beach on the other hand I have mixed impressions about. My good friend was stationed there for a few years while he was in the Navy and he didin’t have too many good things to say about it. I’m keeping an open mind, though and all in all it should be a good time. Maybe they’ll have some cool fields with paintball gun packages. Readers, let me know if you have any suggestions of places to check out. I’ll let you guys know if I see any good deals on BMW aftermarket parts, fast rc cars or real clay poker chips.

Keep it real. When I get back I’ll talk about all the cool cars I saw and russian caviar I ate. Until then, later.

RC drifting

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So you just caught Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift for the 100th time on television and you’re all hyped up about purchasing a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII and converting it to rear wheel drive so you can practice your drifting in an old abandoned warehouse parking lot, think twice. Maybe you should try it on a smaller scale first. RC drift cars are becoming more and more popular now that the drifting hobby has hit the mainstream thanks to movies like Tokyo Drift. Drifting your RC car is a lot like drifting a normal car but there are some subtle differences. Check out this how-to from rccartips.com:

For drifting, electric rc cars are better than nitro models. It is easier to control the throttle of an electric car during a drift. Nitro rc cars would probably burn out the clutch and overheat the engines if used for drifting.

It is recommended that you use a shaft drive rc car rather than a belt driven transmission for your drifter. The shaft drive provides good throttle response, whereas the belt drive cars might give some backlash due to the belt design.

Good news is a lot of people use belt drive cars for drifting without problems. But if you are starting from scratch, shaft drive cars may be the best drifters.

Also, use a 4 wheel drive machine if you want to go drifting. 4×4 is easier to control and drift.

For motors, you need high torque. The standard Mabuchi 540 works fine, and a lot of people also use 19 turn motors. Also gear your car for acceleration rather than top speed.

Did that get you interested? Make sure if you do drifting in a normal size car that you wear a protective full face motorcycle helmet. Tomorrow I’m going to talk about the difference between sturgeon caviar and red caviar, so stay tuned for that. You’ll be living the high life and impressing the ladies with your caviar knowledge in no time. Also, later this week I’ll talk about another cool RC hobby, rc helicopters.

Smoked tail lights

smoked tail lights

So the tail lights on my Mitsubishi Diamante went out this weekend. Not a big deal or anything, actually probably a blessing in disguise because now I have an excuse to upgrade my ride with smoked tail lights. While I am at it, I’m also tempted to go all out and get one of those HID Headlight Kits for my front headlights– you know, make the upgrade complete. My buddy linked me to a good site for aftermarket car parts and accessories, so I’ll have to check that out, see if I can come away with a steal.