When you think American-made automobiles, your mind is likely to default to Detroit. The Motor City has long had a reputation as the heartbeat of the US auto industry. But occasionally, another state will get in on the fun and push Tiger Country way beyond its limits. That’s what has happened with the Lucra L148, a carbon fiber bullet of a car that possesses a 4.7-liter V8 engine and acceleration not unlike the warp speed you see in Star Trek movies.
California is the home of this baby, and it’s a child worth being proud of. The Lucra L148 is capable of pushing it from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mind-boggling 2.5 seconds which competes with the Lamborghini Elemento. The body is sleek and menacing with a nice combination of smooth slopes and sharp curves. It’s definitely a major arrival on the domestic auto scene, and it’s only the company’s second release. Save the pennies, kids, because this one is worth your time.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who just received NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Award for a record-breaking 11th consecutive year, recently teamed up with Mountain Dew and thrill-seeking YouTube star Devin Graham, aka Devin Super Tramp, to create a badass new video.
Dubbed “Cardboard Rodeo,” the video was filmed at Dale Jr.’s Dirty Mo Acres in North Carolina, and is the next installation in the #DEWRoadTrip video series. Check out the video below, as well as behind the scenes footage. Trust me – you won’t want to miss Dale Jr. on a hot pink power wheel! Continue Reading
Tis’ the season! The season that most people are completely stressed, and traveling can often be a complete nightmare, with idiotic fees and long lines we often dread traveling around these times. Well Canadian airline West Jet has done something absolutely wonderful for it’s passengers. WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian low-cost carrier that provides scheduled and charter air service to 88 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
These passengers were casually asked “what do you want for Christmas?” before boarding their flight in Toronto. After they landed, WestJet Airlines had a surprise waiting for every single one of them. The looks on their faces are absolutely priceless. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts! Continue Reading
Twitter has announced an update to its apps for iOS and Android as well as TweetDeck for Web, Chrome and PC (and Mac soon) that bring a renewed focus on direct messaging. The app now features a direct link to Direct Messages in the tab bar and allows you to send photos inside DMs for the first time.
This major redesign has been in the works for a while, and today marks the first time we’ve seen most of these elements all in one place. Twitter has been testing a variety of these features over the past few weeks, but now they’re all packaged together. You may have seen the DM icon in the tab bar or heard of some users getting a swipeable timeline design as a part of Twitter’s ongoing experiments which see just a small percentage of users getting each permutation of the design. Those experiments are then used to determine which features hit the app itself. Continue Reading
Year-round sunny weather and consistent, predictable waves, such as in California or Hawaii, is commonly thought of as the prime locale for professional surfers. But for those that call New York their home, half of the year is spent paddling out amidst snow, the other half battling summer flat spells. For someone who relies on specific ocean conditions for their career, New York is definitely not the easiest pick.
Splitting his time between Brooklyn and Montauk, pro surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple uses New York to his advantage. It makes sense for him: the mix of city and ocean fuels the creativity behind his dual careers in surfing, which often overlap. Combining his athletic prowess and strong eye for style, Mikey’s been able to harness his talents. That, and he doesn’t mind surfing in cold weather – he actually likes it.
We spoke with Mikey about his experiences growing up in the great state of New York, what he loves about both Montauk and Brooklyn, and how his surfing career transcended into a filmmaking career. This post is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. But Check out the video below. Continue Reading
From Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to Alec Baldwin (yes, really), the secret of many super successful people isn’t Kanye West-like bravado, it’s striking the right balance between pride and humility.
The very concept of humility can make us queasy. In this self-promotional era of social media flaunting and positive thinking, to be humble can seem at best to put us at a competitive disadvantage, at worst, to seem hollow. As Jane Austen put it, “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.”
To understand humility, it’s helpful to first take a look at its lesser twin, pride. Not the kind of pride in which we maintain a healthy self-regard or feel satisfaction in a job well done, but the excessive pride of an inflated sense of self. What 17th-century philosopher Spinoza described as, “thinking more highly of oneself than is just.” Continue Reading