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Our modern lifestyles depend on a huge amount of energy. If you could change the price of one thing to lift up the lives of the world’s poorest people, it would be the price of energy. – Bill Gates 

 

 

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Kobe’s Dear Basketball Letter

In a goodbye letter to his first love, basketball, the Black Mamba comes to terms with his inability to perform at a high level, and as a result, his impending retirement. Now that it’s official, we’re anxious to see what the NBA and Nike have in store for the remaining five months of the season. We just hope he can stay healthy.

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all —
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe

 

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Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant

What can you say about Kobe? There are tons of things you can say about the great Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant. Some that come to mind are, of course black mamba, second coming of Jordan, one of the G.O.A.T.’s, to name a few. Today the Laker basketball player announced that he would be retiring from the leauge at the end of this is 20th season. I was 14yrs old when Kobe came in to the leauge at the young age of 18, now being 37 and in his 20th season I’m still a fan. In my opnion the game of basketball will not be the same after he leaves. I feel there is no one in the game today who has the passion or the drive or just that will to win as much as Kobe has. He is the last of a dying breed of basketball players that play the way he does. He will be truly missed on the court and in a Laker uniform.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to retire after this season. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players’ Tribune. The decision was not totally unexpected, given that Bryant has said many times in recent weeks that he was considering making his 20th NBA season his last. “This season is all I have left to give,” Bryant said in what he called a letter penned “Dear Basketball.” Tribute Via FortyFiveFresh.

 

P.S. It’s still #lakernation til I die

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Jimmy Fallon & Rashida Jones Sing Holiday Parodies

This is hilarious.  Jimmy and Rashida perform holiday-themed parodies of 2015’s biggest songs, with cameos from Queen Latifah and Eric Nally from “Downtown”.  Check out the lyrics and video below.
“BAD BLOOD”
Cuz now the turkey is all done
The pumpkin pie was awesome
Now it’s time to take naps, cuz
Everybody is mad stuffed

“BITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY”
Bitch better have my stuffing
Tell you when I’ve had enough
Bitch better have my stuffing
Put it up that turkey’s butt
Stove Top Top Top!

“WATCH ME (WHIP/NAE NAE)”
Now watch me whip
Those mashed potatoes
Now watch me whip, whip
Those mashed potatoes
Eat the turkey leg (turk)
Eat the turkey leg (turk turk)
Eat the turkey leg (turk)
Eat the turkey leg (turk turk)

“HOTLINE BLING”
You used to break apart the wishbone
Late night when the turkey’s done
Break apart the wishbone
Snappin’ turkey bones is fun
Butterball Hotline bling,
Teach me how to cook this thing
Butterball Hotline bling,
Teach me how to cook this thing

“UPTOWN FUNK”
Food’s hot (hot damn)
Got a microwave and a frying pan
Hit the spot (hot damn)
Crackin’ open that Tupperware
Gonna make a turkey sandwich (whoo)
Gonna make a turkey sandwich (whoo)
Gonna make a turkey sandwich (whoo)
(There’s) Leftovers in the ‘fridgerator
(There’s) Leftovers in the ‘fridgerator
(There’s) Leftovers in the ‘fridgerator
Saturday night and I’m really starved
The Grinch is on, so let’s watch!

“BILLS”
I got deals, on Black Friday
So I’m gon’ trample you, get out the way
They got sales, on DVDs
And flat-screen HDTVs

“CHEERLEADER”
Ooh I think that I’ll decorate my lawn this year
With a bunch of inflatable reindeer

“CAN’T FEEL MY FACE”
I can’t celebrate cuz I’m a Jew
I got candles, and menorahs
We’ve got Hanukkah, I guess that’s cool
If you like latkes, and you like dreidels

“DOWNTOWN”
I went to the toy store, said, “Screw it.”
Salesman’s like “What’s up, whatcha doin?”
And I’m like “Honestly, I wanna know where these toys come from.”
She said “I know the place for you, follow me.”
North Pole (air is gettin’ chilly)
Reindeer (got the whole crew wit me)
Fireplace (slidin’ down yo chimney)
Sleigh bells (you can hear them ringin’)
North Pole!
North Pole!
North Pole!
Noooooooorth Pole!
He puts his toys onto his sleigh
He comes around on Christmas Day
Santa Claus is on his way
As he flies across the USA!
Ho ho ho-ho, ho ho ho-ho
Ho ho ho-ho, ho ho ho-ho
North Pole!
Sees you when you sleep, boy,
Comes on Christmas Eve, boy
Gifts under the tree, toys
North Pole!
Flying on his sled, girl
Dressed in white and red, girl
Get yourself to bed, girl
North Pole!

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Black Friday

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While the wait for their collab project continues, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar decide to treat fans to a pair of “Black Friday” freestyles. Can we please have this album asap!!!!

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Getting Creative

Graham Dunning creates a techno track using household items and a turntable.  This is totally creative.  This is how music will be created after the apocalypse (hopefully we don’t get to witness this lol).

 

Experimental musician Graham Dunning apparently wasn’t satisfied with conventional methods to create a sick techno track, so he decided to create one using old school methods and tricks. With a spinning turntable, a varied selection of modified records, audio equipment and even household items, the impressively stacked “Rube Goldberg”-esque contraption ultimately makes a very convincing techno beat. Watch the mechanical techno demonstration above and see how everything falls into place in the end.

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Spoken Word

Dear President Obama! – By @moisemorancy

“All The Problems In America They Act Like You Started It”

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Space Travel Is Real

For the first time, a rocket has touched the edge of space and then successfully landed back on Earth in one piece.  Now that this now possible, how many of you guys out there would give this a try?

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