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September 18, 2015
August 27, 2015
Discovery aired a Breaking Bad-themed episode of MythBustersearlier this summer, so you may have already seen the clip above, but they didn’t upload the video to YouTube until now. Far be it from us to resist any video involving both Breaking Bad and remote-controlled machine guns. Yes, they tested the plausibility of killing a roomful of white supremacists using an M60 machine gun hooked to a garage door opener and concealed in the trunk of a car. Spoiler Alert: It’s is based on this scene from the Breaking Bad series finale. Double Spoiler Alert: That shouldn’t have been a spoiler.
To create the trunk-concealed killing machine, Adam Savage mounted an M60 machine gun to standard shallow conduit attached to the swiveling base of an office chair, then connected the gun to box end wrenches pivoting off a garage door opener. He did make one basic improvement to…
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August 21, 2015
To call Jimmy McNulty and Bunk two sides of the same coin would not be very accurate. They’re more like a Venn Diagram. They’re both good cops, they both work their cases, and they both care about what’s happening to their city. While the off-again/on-again partners share all these traits, where they differ is what defines their relationship. A relationship that was crucial to their professional successes, their personal failings, and the triumph that was, The Wire (which you can stream in full on HBO NOW).
The fundamental difference is that Bunk is able to understand the chain of command, and, more importantly, how to follow it. McNulty, on the other hand, lets his passion get the better of him, and while he’s aware of the chain of command, he seems incapable of following it. Basically, Jimmy’s “good police,” but also a back-burning loose cannon who Bunk regularly scolds…
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August 21, 2015
An Orange County, Calif. jury today convicted a man involved in a 2009 car crash that killed TapouT co-founder Charles “Mask” Lewis.
Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, faces a maximum of 13 years in prison on one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated. He faced sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury.
That’s according to a release issued today by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Kirby’s sentencing takes place Feb. 4 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, Calif.
The releases states Kirby was speeding his 1977 Porsche alongside Lewis’ 2004 Ferrari in the wee hours of March 11, 2009, when he lost control of his car and hit Lewis. Lewis’ car crashed into a cement light pole and was torn in half.
Kirby briefly stopped his car but then fled the scene. A Newport Beach Police officer witnessed the crash and…
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August 20, 2015
The UFC has its home for its November return to Australia, and it’s a big one.
Etihad Stadium, a venue used primarily for Australian-rules football and rugby, as well as concerts, will play host to UFC 193. UFC President Dana White tweeted news of the venue today after an initial report by the Sydney Morning Herald.
UFC 193 takes place Sunday, Nov. 15, in Melbourne, Australia. Due to the time difference, the pay-per-view main card, which precedes prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, airs in the U.S. on Saturday, Nov. 14. UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler meets Carlos Condit in the main event.
Etihad Stadium, which opened in 2000, can seat more than 55,000 fans. It has the ability to stage events with its roof opened or closed. The other contender for UFC 193 was Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, which has a much…
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August 19, 2015
TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts are making contingency plans in case the Toronto Blue Jays reach the baseball post-season.
The Argos are scheduled to play four October home games at Rogers Centre and five of their final six regular-season contests there. That includes an Oct. 6 matchup versus the Ottawa Redblacks, which would be the same night of an American League wild-card game.
Heading into action Tuesday night, the Blue Jays held the first wild-card spot. If Toronto remained atop the standings, it would host the wild-card contest.
Toronto is also battling the New York Yankees for top spot in the American League East standings.
Argos president Chris Rudge said if the Blue Jays reached the World Series, CFL games scheduled for Oct. 17 (versus Calgary) and Oct. 23 (versus Montreal) would also be displaced.
Rudge said in…
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August 13, 2015
The release of Straight Outta Compton and the sort-of soundtrack from Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack, serves as a reminder that hip-hop history has been woefully underrepresented in film, and that the genre’s forefathers and early royals have (with the exception of Dre and a few others) faded from the main stage completely; their stories and the story of hip-hop music and culture pulverized under the weight of time.
Luckily, comic book writer and illustrator Ed Piskor is working to preserve a sense of hip-hop’s early history through the widely acclaimed Hip-Hop Family Tree comic series from Fantagraphics, an expansive look at the early ’80s formative hip-hop scene and the young pioneers that poured the foundation.
With Piskor’s well-earned rep as a hip-hop historian, we could think of no one better to ask about which stories and “characters” in hip-hop history deserved the chance to follow Straight Outta Compton to the…
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