Coming to America

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Yesterday night I watched Coming to America. I watched it for the first time back in 1989 and really liked it so I figured I would watch it again since I had completely forgotten it.

Anyway the movie wasn’t bad the second time around but the coolest thing about the movie were the very famous actors who played very small roles in the movie because they were nobodys back then. For example it was the first movie Cuba Gooding Jr. acted in. Cuba played the role of a “Boy Getting Haircut”. He was an extra with no talking part or anything! It was really funny watching him in such a crappy role! Second cool actor was Samuel L. Jackson. Coming to America wasn’t his first movie but it was one of his early ones. In the movie Jackson plays the role of a “Hold-Up Man”. Again he didn’t have a name but at least he did have a talking part. Eriq La Salle who plays Dr. Peter Benton on the TV show ER had a major role in the movie playing the part of Daryl, the boyfriend of the chick Eddie Murphy gets a crush on. The final person who isn’t as famous but looked very familiar turned out to be Victoria Dillard (her pic). I checked her out on IMDB and turns out she used to be in the TV show Spin City. In the movie she played the role of a “bather”. She basically was topless in the bath tub bathing Eddie Murphy. Its really weird watching very famous actors act in movies were they were still very unfamous. I guess everyone does start as a nobody.


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New Skyscrapers – Kuwait

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hamra - kuwait city

I just found a 12 page thread in a forum about new upcoming skyscrapers in Kuwait. A guy by the nickname of skoulikimou has 3D rendered images plus phone cam shots of the newest and under construction towers all over Kuwait City. Some interesting stuff, check all the pages. [Link]


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History’s Worst Software Bugs

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Wired has a very cool and informative article on the worst software bugs in history. Some really interesting stuff. [Link]


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3-Hour Diet™

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Could this actually work? This diet suggests you eat every 3 hours. According to them if you eat every 3 hours you keep your metabolism constantly set in motion which in return means you will keep burning fat. Sounds a bit too good to be true but it doesn’t sound to far fetched either. [Link]


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Soup-up your VW Golf

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R32

Complete Stage II package, 550HP, 0 to 100km in 3.2 Seconds all for only $30,900.00 plus $3,500 for installation. [Link]

Note: If you don’t have a Golf they have an R32 one for sale with the Stage II modification selling for only KD19,000 ($65,000) [Link]

Note2: FYI, the Ferrari Enzo does 0-100 in 3.3 seconds


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Things to do when you’re bored

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The list is divided into three categories:
– Things you can do with absolutely nothing
– Things you can do with very little
– Things you can do with another person

[Link]


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Crystal Pepsi

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Crystal

I was reading Edjamacated’s post on the discontinuation of the Vanilla Coke drinks. What grabbed my attention was that he mentioned that you would soon find boxes being sold on eBay. Well he is absolutely fucking right and to show you how right he is check this.

Back in 1992 Pepsi introduced a new Pepsi called Crystal and it was supposed to taste like regular Pepsi except it was colorless like 7up. Well it didn’t do very well and the product was discontinued a year later in 1993. Now if you go to eBay and do a search for Crystal Pepsi, 12 years after the product was discontinued, people are still selling bottles of it on eBay! Crazy shit. [Link]


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Interesting Fact

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lindsay bluth

Lindsay Bluth (Portia de Rossi), the blonde sister on the show Arrested Development is a lesbian in real life and is currently seeing Ellen DeGeneres.


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Eric Spiekermann Blogs!

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Eric Spiekermann designer of my second favorite typeface Meta has a fucking blog! Most of his posts are posted in German and English which makes things easy for me since I neither speak nor read German. My favorite typeface is Frutiger by the way which was designed by Adrian Frutiger. A good friend of mine was very lucky to have met him at a design conference. When he was introduced to Adrian Frutiger he told him that Frutiger was his favorite typeface, Adrian replied asking him at what point size, my friend replied saying 9 ofcourse.

Anyway here is Eric’s blog. [Link]


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Movie Trivia: Lost in Translation

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First interesting trivia:
Francis Ford Coppola made a commercial for Suntory whiskey with legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa in the 1970s. This event later influenced a salient plot point in his daughter Sofia’s movie, Lost in Translation.

Second interesting trivia:
In the movie Lost in Translation while shooting the whiskey ad in the movie, the director kept telling Bill Murray to make expressions more like Sean Connery. Turns out Sean Connery actually did do whiskey commercials and you can watch them by clicking here.


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