A damn fine collection of awesome and funny pictures – Bro My God
This is pretty awesome…Homes Made From Shipping Containers – Ned Hardy
How to Know When She Wants You to Make a Move – The Dating Specialist
Miley Cyrus annoying dance party on Instagram – Drunken Ninja
In North Korea there is little stigma attached to using meth. “If you go to somebody’s house it is a polite way to greet somebody by offering them a sniff” said one North Korean – LA Time
Kate Upton Is Busting Out Of Her Bikini Top Again – Celebrity Ninja
Pictures from the Pornstar Expo – Leenks
6 Insane Sex Myths (That Are Actually True) – Linkiest
29 Ugly Facts About Famous People From Now And History – Thought Catalog
Christina Aguilera’s Pregnant Juggs in NOLA – G-Celeb
Shauna Sand in all her silicone glory – Celeb Slam
America’s Pot Farmers Are Putting Mexican Cartels Out of Business – East Bay Express
The Lotus C-01 HyperBike is a thing of beauty – The Gentleman’s Garage
The 50 Funniest Moments In Graffiti History – World Wide Interweb
Fox News used footage of random sad Asians instead of actual Koreans mourning the ferry – Global Post
Hot girl take a damn sexy selfie – Double Viking
Once You See These 21 Photos You Can Never Un-see Them – Radass
See Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather’s Crazy Car Collection – Classy Bro
Meet the Vigilante Prisoner who beats up jail rapist – VICE
Kylie is your hot college coed of the day – Big 10 Tens
Some cities have a litter problem, some suffer from high crime rates and others might have a lack of affordable housing. And then you have Dubai, which for the last several years has been facing the unusual problem of high end sports cars being abandoned and left to gather thick layers of dust at airport car parks and on the roadside across the city. If you’ve ever been to Dubai or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates, you will have noticed they have a serious car culture out there, with a particular preference for the latest and greatest in high-end super cars. But like the rest of the world, Dubai has fallen on hard times. Once the hub of the oil economy and the centre of a booming property market, foreigners, mostly British, invested in the red hot market. Newly wealthy ex-pats bought the lastest Italian and German sports cars to compliment their millionaire lifestyles– and then the global economic crisis came along and burst everybody’s bubble. Thousands of the finest automobiles ever made are now being abandoned every year since Dubai’s financial meltdown, left by expatriates and locals alike who flee in a hurry because they face crippling debts. With big loans to repay to the banks (unpaid debt or even bouncing a cheque is a criminal offence in Dubai), the panicked car owners make their way to the airport at top speeds and leave their vehicles in the car park, hopping on the next flight out of there, never to return. Ferraris, Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes are regularly abandoned at the car park of Dubai International Airport, some with loan documents and apology notes simply left on the windscreen and in some cases with the keys still in the ignition. Last year, a Ferrari Enzo, one of only four hundred manufactured, was seized by police having spent several months in a car park collecting dust. The million dollar motor went on sale at auction alongside other Ferraris, Porsches, Range Rovers and Mercedes plucked from the roadside.
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”
The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
A Pit Bull suffering from starvation and a severe injury was rescued from certain death by a man in Brazil. Wilson Coutinho Martins lives in Rio de Janeiro and has dedicated his life to rescuing and protecting animals from extreme conditions. For many animal lovers in Brazil he is a hero. For dogs like Davi, he is their savior.
The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in September of 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain. If Wilson had not rescued him when he did, Davi would most certainly have died from infection and blood loss.
Wilson took Davi home and began tending to his wounds. During his recovery, Davi had to receive several blood transfusions and his wounds needed to be cleaned, treated with antibiotics and bandaged regularly. Within one month, his wounds were much better. A few months later, Davi’s wound had healed even more and he had gained back much needed weight. Although his journey back to health was slow, Davi has made a miraculous recovery. He is proof of how dedication and hard work and love can transform animals in even the most desperate of circumstances
The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in September of 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain.
First step in phagocytosis, or “cell eating” a macrophage extends several pseudopods from it’s singlecelled form to embrace a number of E-coli bacteria
On the attack
Malaria protozoa have multiplied in two cells in a culture dish of red blood cells. One has burst open releasing the parasites to infect other cells
Dog given another chance at life
Dance of Steel
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with one of the most influential record producers, engineers, and all around bad ass music men in Southern California today Eric Lilavois. Eric has worked with some big name bands and up and comers including Atlas Genius, My Chemical Romance and Saint Motel. He owns two recording studios including the famous London Bridge Studio where Pearl Jam, Blind Melon and Soundgarden have recorded. Eric Lilavois has also produced and composed over 70 original cues for television and independent films including Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Cajun Pawn Stars. I asked Eric about his hectic life and what it is like to live the dream in one of today’s most competitive industries.
1. So you are a record producer, musician and studio owner- pretty much a dream job. How did you get started?
HaHa! Well, a meticulous transaction with the devil, naturally… Truly my story starts pretty far back in a dusty liquor cabinet where my dad kept the records he treasured. Mostly Haitian music, a few Spanish records, and count um, three American records. Johnny Cash “Live at Folsom Prison”, Bruce Springsteen “Born in The USA”, and the Beatles “Abbey Road”. I’ve always been fascinated by sound. I couldn’t fathom how all of that magic ended up on a spinning black frisbee looking thing, but I was hellbent on finding out. The musician thing was the next step, evolved into spending a lot of time in studios which led to my love affair with analog recording gear, and exposed me to the realization that I was pretty damn good at helping artists organize, revise, and grow ideas, or at the very least create an environment that allowed them to do so.