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James M. Lynch: Saving the World in One Day – Shabbat Around the World

July 12th, 2009 admin No comments

It’s Friday mid-afternoon and I’m winding down my week, finishing my calls, making final notes and shutting down my computer in preparation for 25 hours of recharging. We call it ‘Shabbat’ and I follow all of the rules that come with it: no TV or radio, no driving, no lighting fires, no work, no cooking, no . . . Listen, it’s not exactly what I’m ‘not’ doing, it’s more what I am doing. I’m saving the world.

For the next 25 hours nothing gets in between my children, my wife and I but sleep. We’ll eat a dinner together with our extended family and some friends. After our guests leave, my wife, kids and I will go for a walk, talk, come home and all cuddle up to read before falling asleep. Either my wife or I will usher the kids off to their own beds because they usually nod off while reading.

Tomorrow morning we’ll eat a light breakfast together, walk over to pray and meet with others, have a communal meal, come back home and nap a little, go for a walk, play games together, read some inspiring materials, eat again, sometimes sleep a little more, and in general ‘do nothing’ together. Nothing but save the world. No kidding, we’re saving the world.

I explained Shabbat to a friend this way the other day: years ago I was an actor traveling the country for months at a time. We’d be in a different hotel each night and I’d mostly just grab some clothes off the top of my duffle bag every day to get me to the shows and home from them because we worked all week and onstage we had costumes so no one cared how we looked.

Come the weekend, I’d dig deep into the dufflebag, take out my best clothes, clean and iron them, get ready for rest and relaxation. I’d enjoy a period of good food, friends, fun and recharging my batteries. Celebrating Shabbat is something like that — it’s digging deep into my soul, pulling out my best ’spiritual’ garb, and resting from the ’stuff’ that happens every day.

It’s not rocket science, lots of books are written on the idea that rest is not optional for peak performance. I really recommend The Power of Full Engagement, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, where they explain the rhythm of exertion and rest as a key concept to reaching full potential. Working long hours without recharging is the equivalent of driving a car without ever stopping to fuel up or do maintenance. It’s crucial, not optional that you stop, rest and recharge in order to be effective. The more regular your periods of rest and recharge, the more effective you can be.

So how does taking a 25 hour break have anything to do with saving the world? Well for me, it is not only physical and spiritual recharging; it’s also emotional and intellectual. I’ve just added a new consideration, it’s not like I’ve invented it, it’s just that it is actually in my consciousness now on a whole new level. Each Shabbat I take a break from judging, criticizing, pre-judging, impatience and my weekly thought addictions of ‘how, what, who, how many, where, what next, etc.’ I leave the mind that I’ve been filling all week with ’stuff’, thoughts, judgment, criticism and complaint and let it all go for one day. I listen as if everything I read is true, as if everything people say to me is true. Since I can’t purchase anything, sign anything or discuss business, this restful naiveté is affordable.

For this one day a week I rest from adding emotional pollution to the world and that, in short, is saving the world.

Think about it: one day where everyone is perfect in your eyes. One day where you don’t immediately add whatever anyone says or does to a predetermined opinion of them, to a muddy pool of opinion and judgment. One day where everyone else’s foibles are off limits. Think of how much freer and open all of your relationships would be if you could wipe out all of the cobwebs and see with new eyes!

I’m also saving the world literally. Think about the possibility, in terms of global pollution, not just emotional pollution, if everyone in the world pledged to take one day where they didn’t turn on lights or use electricity, didn’t drive a car, pre-cooked a day’s meals so they didn’t have to use cooking gas, where all public transportation was shut down except for emergency teams.

Think about the possibility of a world where at least one day a week everyone turned off their cell phones, got away from their computer terminals and their TV screens and went for a walk. Think of a world where at least one day a week people met in the streets, said hello and rested from their effort and struggles, rested from habitual thinking and prejudices. Can you imagine if everyone in the world meditated or prayed, individually or communally, at least once a week or read something that inspired, moved and encouraged them at least once every week?

What would Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth‘ scenario be if every culture in the world shut down for one day every week of no fossil fuel burning (aside from the few lights it takes to light a communal room for reading and games)? He’d have to re-vamp all of his scenarios because even one world-wide day of no fossil fuel burning would change even the worst pollution scenario.

It’s really not that inconceivable that every culture could take this on – it’s already a practice to observe one day of rest, whether or not it’s called Shabbat, not only for Jews but for Christians, Muslims and even Wiccans. But there’s a secret here, and as long as it’s just you and me talking, I can let you in on it: it’s not necessary for the whole world to do this to make a difference. If I could just convince you to take a rest day and you could convince someone else . . .

Come on, it’s simple to save the world. It’s not always easy; but it is simple. Stop. Take a rest. Recharge. Inspire. Breathe. Talk. Sleep. Eat. Meditate. Don’t do. Be.

Simple. Not always easy. But worth it?

Can you take on spreading the word?
Can you share this with at least one other person and challenge them to create their own personal Shabbat to save the world?
What are you doing, what can you do and all the other questions that follow.
Let me hear from you and I’ll respond as quickly as I can — just not on Shabbat.

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July 10th, 2009 admin No comments

The Data Portability wars just got a little more interesting., the service that lets users aggregate their social networks into a single hub, is countersuing Facebook for restricting users’ ability to export and move their own data. The company is claiming that Facebook is unlawfully withholding the data that users own (as stated in Facebook’s own ToS), and is stifling competition by refusing to allow third party services like to access the data, among other things. This should be fun.

It’s been over six months since we last heard about these two duking it out, so here’s a quick refresher: launched last August, offering users the ability to import their latest updates and user information from Facebook, MySpace, and a number of other social networks. It did so by tapping into the social networks’ APIs when available, but also by scraping user data when they couldn’t access it through other means — a big no-no for most social networks, as we saw with the Scoble/Plaxo fiasco. It didn’t take long for Facebook to file suit against for scraping user data and storing user credentials (another violation of Facebook’s ToS). A week later we heard that the two parties might be close to a settlement, but apparently that didn’t work out — the suit is still pending. CEO Steve Vachani likens the current situation with Facebook to one the cell phone carriers saw before they allowed for number portability. In the case of the cell phones, users were effectively locked into a certain carrier because they had spent so much time building up contacts and giving them their phone numbers, and it would be too much effort to switch to a new one. It’s an analogy that has been drawn since the data portability movement began, and while it may make sense, there’s no guarantee the courts will view phone numbers and a user’s social network data in the same light.

That said, is making some good points. The idea that users aren’t allowed to input their username and passwords into other services is particularly hypocritical, as that’s exactly what Facebook invites you to do to import contacts from services like Gmail and Yahoo Mail.

Facebook can point to its efforts with Facebook Connect, which lets you log in with your Facebook username at third party sites and import some select data from your profile, as evidence of its openness. But this isn’t true data portability, it’s just a new walled garden — third parties are generally only allowed to cache your data, which means that you’re still tethered to Facebook.

Of course, while we may not like the current situation, there may well not be anything illegal about it — that’s up to the courts to decide. We’ve all agreed to the Facebook Terms of Service, and there’s no question that breaks them. We’ll be following the upcoming case closely.


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Multi-Platform Media Sync Software DoubleTwist Gains “Hundreds Of Thousands Downloads”, Is Now Available in Japan

July 10th, 2009 admin No comments

logo_doubletwistDoubleTwist, a universal media management desktop application for Macs and PCs, not only has a clever marketing team behind it but also seems to be something a lot of people have been waiting for. The free software, which works like a multi-platform version of iTunes with a social networking component, has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times since it launched in February (exact number aren’t disclosed for the time being).

Users can share music files, photos or videos across (almost) any device via drag and drop and share the files with others. DoubleTwist’s main selling point: It supports hundreds of devices, from cell phones or mobile gaming devices to portable music players. For example, the software can sync all music files you bought on iTunes with your Blackberry, Nokia phone, Kindle or Sony PSP without you having to worry about file format compatibility. Media files can then be uploaded to sites like Flickr, Facebook or YouTube from within doubleTwist.

Watch this video to see how the app works:

It’s safe to say Apple isn’t probably a big fan of the software. But doubleTwist co-founders Monique Frantzos and Jon Lech Johansen (better known as DVD Jon) silently enhanced the app in the last few weeks and told me today they have more plans for the future.

doubleTwist added support for video downloads from YouTube and now works with Android phones and the Palm Pre, too. Drag and drop any YouTube video you want to watch on the go on your Android G1, for example, into the doubleTwist window and copy it onto your device in seconds. Apple’s Iphone 3.0 compatibility, bundling deals with several cell phone makers and a more sophisticated podcast engine are to be expected in the near future, too.

Entry into gadget-crazy Japanese market
Things are going very well for doubleTwist in the English-speaking world, and starting today, the application is available as a localized version in mobile phone-crazy Japan (Windows-only for the time being/demo video). According to Johansen and Frantzos, the main reasons for choosing Japan as the first Non-English market are:

  • a myriad of super-advanced cell phones from different makers (about 100 a year) delivering a mediocre software experience
  • world’s highest penetration of iTunes (1 out of 4 broadband users or about 13.6 million Japanese use iTunes to manage their music)
  • high online video consumption (21 million Japanese users watch YouTube videos for 187 minutes per month as opposed to Americans who are on YouTube for 134 minutes monthly)
  • strong demand for high-quality online video (mobile YouTube delivers low quality but doubleTwist can show YouTube videos in high-res)

doubleTwist’s entry into Japan makes sense, as the country is one of the world’s biggest markets for music and movies (for example, Japanese users downloaded music worth $10.2 billion to cell phones in 2007). Nearly 170 Japan-only cell phones from local carriers NTT Docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank are supported from the start. DoubleTwist has set up a Wiki page for each one of them, an exclusive pilot service for the Japanese market that might be expanded to all doubleTwist-compatible devices in the future.

The company has so far raised $7.5 million in series A and B from several major venture capital companies in the US, Europe and Asia, including Index Ventures (investors in Skype) and Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures.




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Ed and Deb Shapiro: Getting High: On Drugs, Medication Or Meditation?

July 9th, 2009 admin No comments

We all seek that rush or high, the feel-good factor that turns us on and makes us feel that we can succeed and even conquer the world. Getting high is one of the great pleasures of life and that is why so many people find different ways to do it, whether through alcohol, the use of recreational drugs, such as marijuana, or prescription drugs, such as pain killers, all of which aim at altering our consciousness enough that our present reality becomes workable and even enjoyable.

In 2007 66% of high school seniors regularly drank alcohol, 31% smoked dope, while 10% used other opiates. Among adults, according to data from the 2006 National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 112 million Americans (45% of the population) reported illicit drug use at least once, 15% reported use of a drug within the past year, and 8% reported use of a drug within the past month. Vicadin is one of the most widely prescribed painkillers and it is used and abused by teenagers and adults alike.

This adds up to a lot of people and, as we all know, reported statistics are often very short of the mark. Most of us have “inhaled” at least once. Although pot is a party drug and in some cases considered sacred weed, there are also many known side effects, such as addiction (Ed remembers his friend Judy saying, “I’m not addicted; I’ve just been smoking grass for 20 years.”), mental disturbance, and erratic behavior. Vicadin is now likely to be banned, along with Percocet, because it is detrimental to the liver, while alcohol is damaging not only to the liver but also to relationships.

In his twenties in NYC, Ed was a part of the generation that took drugs freely and often. It was a time of Be Ins and Love Ins, when Ed hung out with Tim Leary and Ram Dass who promoted LSD, with poet Allen Ginsberg, and the author of One Flew Over The Cookoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey. Then he met Swami Satchidananda, who said that if the LSD pill can make you a saint then you should be able to take a pill to be a doctor, a lawyer, or a scientist, because being a saint is much more difficult than those! Satchidananda then introduced Ed to yoga and meditation.

“I was blown away with meditation as it didn’t have the side effects of dope — no laziness, munchies, or coming down. I realized this was a great alternative as I was getting just as high, but without the negatives. My mind was clear, alert and and focused.” Ed then went to India to train and his teacher there, Swami Satyananda, said how taking LSD was like shooting a bullet to Nirvana but not knowing how you got there, while meditation was like learning the route in detail.

The word meditation and the word medication have the same prefix derived from the Latin word medicus, meaning to care or to cure, indicating that meditation is the most appropriate medicine or antidote for stress; a quiet calmness is the most efficient remedy for a busy and overworked mind.

Our new book BE THE CHANGE – How Meditation Can Transform You and the World helps us to understand how we can become free without drugs — a natural high without the hangover!

Five Reasons Why Meditation is the Best Natural High

1. Rather than adding toxins into our system, meditation is a way to clean out.

2. Meditation purifies our nervous system and mind in such a way that we see our present reality with greater clarity. Creativity is enhanced and solutions to difficulties arise so we can be with whatever is happening, rather than trying to hide from it.

3. The madness of the mind is likened to a drunken monkey bitten by a scorpion. With meditation, this begins to calm down and we can make friends and peace with our mind, so we can be free of the craziness.

4. Meditation opens our heart to love, joy and compassion, and there certainly isn’t anything as high as the power of love!

5. Meditation gets us high on life. It enables us to enjoy life to it’s fullest, to enjoy breathing, walking, a sunset, and the simple beauty of being alive!

What high moments have you experienced? Do let us know, as we would love to hear from you! You can receive notice of our blogs every Thursday by checking Become a Fan at the top.


Ed and Deb Shapiro’s new book, BE THE CHANGE, How Meditation Can Transform You And The World, forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors such as Marianne Williamson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Byron Katie, Michael Beckwith, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jane Fonda, Jack Kornfield, Ellen Burstyn, Ed Begley, Dean Ornish, Russell Bishop, Gangaji and others, will be published November 3rd 2009 by Sterling Ethos.

Deb is the author of the award-winning book YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND. Ed and Deb are the authors of over 15 books, and lead meditation retreats and workshops. They are corporate consultants, and the creators of Chillout daily inspirational text messages on Sprint cell phones. See:

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Michael Likosky: Bailing Out Luxury

July 9th, 2009 admin No comments

With the start of Haute Couture Week in Paris, luxury is already on the ropes. Christian Lacroix is going under. Meanwhile, Prada and Armani are offering their brands to cell phone makers, televisions and cars.

Still, at the recent Financial Times Luxury Summit in Monaco, Bernard Arnault, chairman of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, explained how the glut of luxury goods on the market was driving down costs and thus stimulating demand. And, as Marc Jacobs shoes sell for the same price as Loomstate at Target, more folks will choose champagne and caviar dreams. Or, as Arnault put it: “We don’t buy our dreams at the supermarket.”

However, this oversupply of luxury goods is not just the result of fewer spenders on Madison Avenue and Rodeo Drive. We, and our allies, are bailing out luxury.

We are offering government loans, grants and insurance to keep factories around the world over-producing luxury goods. Along with our allies, we are paying power bills, giving money to buyers to purchase these goods and bring them to market, and even building new factory towns from scratch to increase capacity.

This luxury bailout is making sure that artisan sewing jobs, supposedly essential to luxury manufacturing, do not return to Italy or Manhattan. In other words, we are keeping labor costs down overseas, making our own labor markets less competitive. We are also relaxing our legal rules, so that a purse made in China can wear a Made in Italy label by sewing on a strap in Europe.

Our fashion foreign policy is not just about what we wear abroad.

It is also about how we inject large amounts of money into fashion houses. As Louis Vuitton joins Citi, Chrysler and AIG, we should ask what public purpose is being served.

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Weird Wednesday: Whip out your clock

July 9th, 2009 admin No comments

Filed under: Audio , Fun , Internet , Utilities , Weird Wednesday Between the sundial , the dawn of digital watches and now cell phones taking a big dent out of the watch business , I’m not sure why you would need a clock in a browser, let alone one requiring an internet connection. Perhaps you sleep with your netbook by your bedside, complete with relaxing pzizz or other ambient noises . Or maybe you have an Ozymandias-style lair complete with dozens of monitors. Either way, h

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Nancy Bass: The Day I Met Michael Jackson

July 6th, 2009 admin No comments

I was sitting with a friend as she glanced at her BlackBerry, “Michael Jackson is dead,” she read. Then she added, “This must be a joke from my friend.” But a few seconds later her grandma sent her another text. “It must be true,” she concluded.

What flashed through my mind was: “Wasn’t he dead already…a long time ago?” It was a strange thought, because I had met Michael Jackson, however briefly, in the flesh. I watched as he sang to himself. I saw him be a father. I played with his kids and cooed at his newborn son. That was 7 years ago, Friday April 30th 2002.

Perhaps the reason I thought he had already died is that I remember watching him on the Ed Sullivan Show with my parents. He was cute as a button, lively with an Afro. But eventually I could no longer recognize that little boy. His ghostly white skin, hair that looks like a glossy wig, rosy lipstick on his mouth, hidden behind dark glasses and a surgical mask: he had become a stranger. I saw a picture of him lying in his oxygen tank, looking like a glass corpse. I remember a porcelain life-sized Jeff Koons sculpture of him that I saw in a museum. Don’t they memorialize people that way after they die? His existence had turned into myth as he retreated into a bubble; didn’t he show up to court in his pj’s? He was a prince; he was an icon; he was Peter Pan; he lived in Neverland.

It all started mysteriously.

I received a phone call in the afternoon. The husky voice said, “I am representing a VIP who would like to come to the Strand.” (The Strand is a bookstore that was founded 82 years ago by my grandfather and is run by my dad and me.) The voice continued, “I work for Michael Jackson. He would like to come to the store without customers around.” I was directed not to tell anyone that Michael was coming. There was a contact telephone number at the New York Palace hotel, and I received updates from his representative throughout that day. It was decided he would come to the store at 10:30pm, after the Strand closes. And I kept the visit a secret, except to a few managers whom I asked to stay late with me; in turn I asked for their vow of secrecy.

By nightfall the air was swirling with electrical excitement. I piled copies of Moon Walk, Michael’s memoir (edited by Jackie Onassis,) in the store for him to see. I remembered from reading it how kind his voice was as author.

And then there was Michael walking (not moon-walking) through the door of our third-floor rare books department. His skin was bleached white, he had orange rouge on his lips and his hair was straight. But he was still Michael. I had watched him grow up.

The first thing Michael said when he walked into the room was, “Are there any cameras?” I said no. I knew that ruled out my having a picture taken with him; I had brought a camera just in case. I felt his paranoia. I could hear the crowd shouting at street level “We love you, Michael!” He asked that I pull down all the shades in the oversized windows. I was later told that some fans were climbing the gates that protect the store windows.

Despite my conscientious effort to keep this event a secret on Michael’s behalf, somehow news had spread. But how did they find out? Maybe because Michael and his entourage were traveling in a motorcade that included a huge white stretch limousine, a white stretch Lincoln and a black Suburban truck. I was told that they had just come from Times Square. The curious onlookers must have followed them, and word got out.

In filed his entourage: two security guards, three nurses all dressed in crisp white uniforms, and four children varying in age, some Hispanic, some African-American. There was such a sweetness to Michael in how he interacted with them. They seemed like nice, polite, appreciative kids; I wondered if he took them under his wing because they’d had a hard life.

Then there were his beautiful children; they looked like magical Disney characters. They seemed as doll-like as their names: Paris and Prince Michael I. Both were dressed in matching royal blue velvet. Paris, who was 4 years old, was wearing a tiara with diamonds, like a real princess. Prince Michael, 5 years old, had straight blond hair cut in a page-boy; Paris had flowing brown hair and big blue eyes. Their skin was pure white…they looked Scandinavian. The effect was adorable: I wanted to keep them, to take them home.

I knew he covered them with shawls when cameras were around, and he did so when he later continued his shopping downstairs. Draped in cloth, his children walked around looking like Cousin It from the Addams family. The kids seemed well adjusted. We gave them a wind-up doll of a tan dog in a red bow tie and a suit, and they played on the wooden floor. Prince Michael brought over an oversized book on collectable toys, barely able to carry it. He said in the cutest little voice; “Dad, can I have this” Michael lovingly smiled and asked if he was going to read it. He replied, “Yes.”

One nurse was holding an adorable newly born baby with dark hair. I hadn’t heard that Michael had three children nor was it public knowledge at the time. I wondered if Michael had a new baby, or could the child be borrowed? Months later, I found out that he was Prince Michael II.

Michael picked out a young Hispanic employee to help him. He had his name, Jesus, written in black magic marker on his plastic oval Strand name tag. I would think this was the thrill of the young man’s life. Michael handed the books that he wanted to buy to Jesus, who then gave it to us in a basket to be sent to the cash register to be added and packed. Occasionally, Michael had requests. He wanted books on black folk music, books by Roald Dahl (including James and the Giant Peach), and something on Versailles. I would send my troops to look for the books and hand the findings to Jesus. On a previous visit, my dad had helped him, and he picked out books on Howard Hughes, dictionaries and first edition children’s books.

Of course, I’m fond of anyone that shares my love of books, and I was impressed with Michael’s selection. He sang quietly to himself and focused on photography and art books for a while, climbing on a ladder when necessary. All told, he spent $6,000 in books and allowed anyone in his group to take books. Although the people in his entourage did choose some, they did not seem as excited about shopping for books.

Michael was hands off when it came to the transaction. I asked a security guard about getting paid when they were nearing the end. He handed me a cell phone, and I was given a credit card number, in a different person’s name. The next day a black town car was dispersed to pick up Michael’s purchases, all packed in doubled shopping bags.

Michael and his entourage piled in the cars and, despite his desire for secrecy, his paranoid nature, you could tell he loved his fans waving and yelling, and he told them that he loved them. He craved love just like the rest of us, or maybe even more so.

It was after midnight. They had been at the Strand for 2 hours. Michael’s security guard told me their next stop was FAO Schwartz, which like the Strand was open just for them. I felt like jumping with excitement, and thought to myself, I want to go with them. I wanted to be a kid again. I didn’t want to stay in a crammed bookstore worrying about personnel, inventory, customer complaints. I WANT TO HAVE FUN. I want to shop for toys and dance on the giant piano like Tom Hanks did in the movie Big. I want to ride in the big white limousine with Michael and the kids bopping to loud music. I want to follow Tinkerbell, be sprinkled with fairy dust, open the window, and fly through the night sky.

But 7 years later, I now have kids and I read them fairy tales. And as we all know, fairy tales can also have a dark side. Even Peter Pan said, “To die will be an awfully big adventure.”

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The Choppers (1961)

July 5th, 2009 admin No comments

“The choppers call him ‘Torch.’”

Many thanks to the The Isotope Guerrilla Cult Theatre for uploading this 1961 movie about a gang of kids who steal and strip down cars to turn into hotrods.

If you cool cats like classic hotrod cars, bad boys from the other side of the tracks, sexy blondes in tight shirts, insipidly catchy songs, goofy teen idol good looks, and the world’s biggest cell phone… this one is for you!

Hot rods, hot rock, and hot hair are the jewels in the juvenile delinquency crown of THE CHOPPERS. This classic drive-in exploitation flick features the debut of sixteen year-old Arch Hall Jr. as Cruiser, the spoiled rich kid with a taste for crime and his band of troubled teens who call themselves cool names like Torch, Flip and Snoop, and specialize in stripping cars in record time. This is the movie that made you mom weak in the knees and your daddy worried about the crowd you run with.

Featuring the some exceptional less-than-hit songs from the awesome Arch Hall Jr, including non-classics like “Konga Joe” and “Monkey In A Hatband”.

(Thanks, Brian!)

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The Choppers (1961)

July 5th, 2009 admin No comments

“The choppers call him ‘Torch.’”

Many thanks to the The Isotope Guerrilla Cult Theatre for uploading this 1961 movie about a gang of kids who steal and strip down cars to turn into hotrods.

If you cool cats like classic hotrod cars, bad boys from the other side of the tracks, sexy blondes in tight shirts, insipidly catchy songs, goofy teen idol good looks, and the world’s biggest cell phone… this one is for you!

Hot rods, hot rock, and hot hair are the jewels in the juvenile delinquency crown of THE CHOPPERS. This classic drive-in exploitation flick features the debut of sixteen year-old Arch Hall Jr. as Cruiser, the spoiled rich kid with a taste for crime and his band of troubled teens who call themselves cool names like Torch, Flip and Snoop, and specialize in stripping cars in record time. This is the movie that made you mom weak in the knees and your daddy worried about the crowd you run with.

Featuring the some exceptional less-than-hit songs from the awesome Arch Hall Jr, including non-classics like “Konga Joe” and “Monkey In A Hatband”.

(Thanks, Brian!)

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So Hot Right Now: Top 10 Gadgetell posts for the week of June 28, 2009

July 5th, 2009 admin No comments

Section: Haven’t caught all of the Gadgetell news this week?  Here’s your chance to catch up on this week’s top 10 articles! Solar powered mobile from Sharp launches in Japan ” Sharp has released the new Solar Phone SH002 in Japan this month as a way to get a jump on the solar powered cell phone market.  The company claims that ten minutes of sun exposure allows for one minute of…” MORE » Rumored Sprint, Verizon launch dates for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 ” The last we heard about th

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