Iran so far away SNL skit

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Comedy, Premium Fun and Entertainment

My friend Bobby just sent me a link to this SNL skit entitled “Iran so Far Away”. Its another Andy Samberg creation and although I dont think it is as good as the Emmy award winning Dick in a Box skit with Justin Timberlake, it is definately going to be another classic! This time Andy teams up with Adam Levine from Maroon 5. Let me know what you think!

In case you want to sing along here are the lyrics:
SNL?s ?Iran So Far? Lyrics
They say true love comes only once in a lifetime
And even though we?re from opposite ends of the earth
My heart tells me you?re the one for me

Mahmood, I remember when it started, saw you on the news
You hating gays, I was eating food
I was feeling you, and even though I disagree with almost everything you said
You ain?t wrong to me, so strong to me, you belong to me
Like a very hairy Jake Gyllenhaal to me
Mahmoud, make my heart beating out of my chest
my mind says no but my body says yes
You ain?t no threat, the only threat I see, is the threat of you not coming home with me
Our love for each other is like when atoms collide
Can?t express how I feel, and yo Adam let?s ride

And Iran, Iran so far away is your home, but in my heart you?ll stay

He ran, for the president of Iran
We ran together to a tropical island
My man, Mahmoud is known for violence
Smiling, if he can still do it then I can
They call you weasel, they say your methods are medieval
You can play the Jews, I can be your Jim Caviezel

S&M, when we?re wrestlin?
You can be the port that I put my vessel in
So I try to do it but you can still see me
With your sleepy brown eyes, butter pecan thighs
And your hairy butt? Yeah.

And Iran, Iran so far away
Come home, and in my arms you?ll stay
Used to look at the stars and dream
Around the world the same stars we?re seeing
And a twinkle in your eyes Mahmoud

Talk smooth to me, in the night sky
With you pants high waisted, damn so fly
We can take a trip to the animal zoo
And laugh at all the funny things that animals do
Like Eugene, you got me straight trippin? boo
Hope you look at my eyes and say I?m trippin? too
You say what but they already do
You should know by now, it?s you

You crazy for this world Mahmoud
So give us another Holocaust all you want
But you can?t deny that there?s something between us
I know you say there?s no gays in Iran
But you?re in New York now baby
So time to stop hating and start living

Redbull Airplane Racing

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Sports

Air Racing fans
For those of you that are tired of NASCAR, Formula 1, Speedboats, Off-Roading (and all the other boring 2 dimensional racing circuits) I have found a new sport for you! It?s called the Redbull Air Race and it’s about as intense as it gets! Specially built stunt planes fly through pylons on the ground at speeds of up to 250mph and pilots are made to withstand up to 10 G’s! The air race competition was created in 2003 by redbull and has quickly evolved into one of the most intense action sports on the planet. The Redbull Air Race world series spans seven venues across the world with races in Dubai, England, Spain, Rio De Janeiro, Australia, America…

Air Racing
This has proven to be an amazing spectator sport because the courses are very compact and the planes fly only a few meters off the ground, allowing spectators to get incredibly close to the airplanes and the air racing action (as you can see from the picture below)!

Air Racing panoramic
If you are in the Southern California area you have a rare opportunity to see an air race first hand this weekend in San Diego! The air race action will take place in the San Diego Bay and can be viewed from the North and South peninsulas of Embarcadero Marina Park. The qualifying rounds are on Friday September 21st and the finals (including the elimination rounds, quarter finals, semi-finals and final) are on Saturday the 22nd. Pilots fly against the clock through a slalom course consisting of specially designed pylons, known as ?Air Gates?. The Final rounds (known as the knockout rounds) consist of the two fastest pilots going head to head. Check out the video below for more information and some amazing video of the Redbull Air Races:


Check out a first place run from one of the recent Red Bull Air Races om Monument Valley Utah:

Portable BeerPong Table that floats

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Gadgets and Cool Toys, Premium Gifts

Wow… a portable beer pong table that inflates and floats in the pool! This has to be one of the best inventions ever. The only thing I don?t like about it is that I didn’t think of this myself. ;) (Evan after all those years of beer pong and pool parties the thought never crossed my mind). I must say, a floating beer pong table is a must have all those who enjoy the sport of Beirut. For those that are unfortunate enough to have never played beer pong (AKA Beirut) you can click here to get caught up: beerpong crash course.



floating beerpong table

I think that one of the greatest thing about having an inflatable beer pong table is that you can take it anywhere and it cleans up easy! No more having to buy expensive ping pong tables just to have them warped and beer soaked within a matter of months. No more having to make frantic runs to Home Depot to buy a sheet of plywood for your party. But perhaps best of all… if you play in the pool you can have uninterrupted beerpong tournaments without having to stop for bathroom breaks!!!!!

portable beerpong table

Touch screen table by Microsoft

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Gadgets and Cool Toys

Surface
A few weeks ago Microsoft announced a pretty amazing new product called “Microsoft Surface” technology. Microsoft surface is a touch screen table that basically turns your coffee table into an interactive computer monitor. The touch screen table allows multiple users to interact with their hands to flip through pages, move and resize images, draw, navigate maps… and it also interacts with objects that you place on the table. (As an example, you could place your camera down on the table and the images on your device will spill out onto the table were you can edit and resize them). I could go on and on about how amazing this is but the video does a much better job so take a look.

If you haven’t seen this yet, take a look. Its crazy!

Best of all, Microsoft has announces that these touch screen tables will be available by the end of 2007. At $5,000 to $10,000 a pop they are still too expensive for home use but we can expect to start seeing them in select Casinos and Restaurants within a few months!

Free 411 calls from Google

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Gadgets and Cool Toys, Premium resources

I just wanted to share an awesome Google creation I just came accross… It’s Google 411 and it lets you call toll free from any phone to get local business listings. Previously I had been using traditional 411 or 1-800-SanDiego as a free 411 service but the new google 411 is 1000% better. Not only do you get your answers instantly with no advertisements, but it will also connect you for free (or even text message you the information for free)! Now you can find what you are looking for instantly! To try out Google’s new 411 service just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.

Here are some tips for using Google 411:
1) When you are asked for city and state, you can say city and state or you can simply say (or type) the zip code.
2) When you are asked the business name or category you can say the specific name or be general. EX: “hardware stores”
3) Say “details” to get more info about the current listing.
4) You can say “text message” or press “9″ to receive a text message with detailed info (when you are calling from a cell phone).
The text message feature came in very handy when I was on my way to a steakhouse in Downtown San Diego and didn’t know thier address. I simply said “92101 The strip club steakhouse” then “text message” and I was instanly sent a text with their phone number and address!
Anyway… Not much more to it! Its free, it’s easy and its way faster than looking something up on your phone when your not in front of a computer so give it a try!

Computer magic trick

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment

This is just a cool little magic trick! Copy the completely random digits that I just typed out between the lines below and past them into the address bar. Now, hold your breath, click your heals, tap your head and push ENTER! If you did it right all the images on the page will magically start spinning around! Neato ;)
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javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName("img"); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+"px"; DIS.top=(Math.cos(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+"px"}R++}setInterval('A()',5); void(0);

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This will work on any website! For a really cool effect try searching for something in google images and past the code on the results page!

Del Mar race season kicks off

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Sports

Yesterday was the opening day at the Del Mar race track. Del Mar’s 67th annual summer thoroughbred racing season turned out to be another huge success. The Del Mar race track draws huge crowds from arround the nation for the racing season’s 6 week run. For years, opening day in Del Mar has been one of the biggest parties in southern California and yesterday was no exception! Opening Day at the Del Mar race track is definately “the place to be” and Del Mar is still “cool as ever!”

For those of you looking for more horse racing info you can check out the official wesite of the Del Mar Race Track. Here you can see a live shot, check weather, found out about upcoming concerts and events… and for the true handycappers you can even get stable notes, jockey stats, stakes quotes, workout reports…

Del Mar horse races

Yesterday was the second-largest on-track crowd ever, with over 42,000 in attendance.
(The largest crown ever was on August 10th 1996 when 44,181 showed up for the Pacific Classic to witness Cigar’s unsuccessful attempt to break Citation’s record of 16 straight wins.

Take me out to the . . . track
Yesterday marked the second time in four years that opening day here has gone head-to-head with a Padres afternoon home game. And Del Mar has outdrawn the Padres on both occasions. There were 42,005 on-track yesterday, 32,101 at Petco Park. On opening day, July 23, 2003, 40,062 were at the track, 20,574 at the ballgame.

Info on the Amex “Black Card” (now made of Titanium)

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium finance and money matters, Premium Food and Dining, Premium Fun and Entertainment

About 7 years ago American Express announced the introduction of the Centurion Card. The Centurion Card (AKA ?The Black Card?) is offered by invitation only to selected American Express Platinum Card members. The Black Card carries an annual fee of about $2,500 but offers a number of great perks and benefits and an unlimited spending limit. Starting in the first quarter of this year American Express now makes the Centurion card out of pure Titanium!

balck card
According to one of the Black card members, the Centurion ?arrives at your house with a security guard. You get this big, black, velvet-lined box, with a special mini-computer and two black cards in it, one for business, one for pleasure.? If you put your card in the mini-computer, it tells you how much you?ve spent.

So? what exactly do you get for this highly exclusive and coveted card (besides a $2,500 bill)? Below I have outlined a few of the coolest features of the Black Card:
1) Each card member is assigned a personal travel counselor and their own concierge to help with anything from special occasion planning, dinner reservations, tickets to sold out shows, help with gift ideas, and help locating unusual items.
2) Complimentary upgrades on airlines, hotels Read more…

“O” by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio Las Vegas

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment

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“O” at the Bellagio is written and Directed by Franco Dragone. Many say that this is the best show that Cirque du Soleil has done. If you aren’t familiar with “O” it is set on an aquatic stage were one minute there are people swimming in a pool in the stage floor and the next they are appearing to walk on water!

?O? pays homage to the magic of the theatre ? from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas ? where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before your very eyes.

?O? performs twice nightly at 7:30pm and 10:30pm Wednesdays through Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Tickets for ?O? cost between $100 and $150 depending on your seats and were and when you get them. If you plan on going to Vegas I highly recommend seeing “O” but make sure you buys your tickets well in advance because tickets can be hard to come by.


Limo Coach Service

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Transportation

coach bus
Next time you need a limo for a group of people (between 15 and 30) look into getting a coach limo bus! These coach limo buses are full size charter buses that have been completely gutted and turned into luxury limosines. Not only do they allow for more people, but you will have much more room to spread out and even walk around. Another bonus is the incredible amenities that many of these limo buses have. A few of the amenities you might expect to find in most limo buses are: Read more…