Fantastic Fest is my favorite film festival in the world. Sure, other fests are bigger, or have more famous work, but if you love unique movies and having a good time, this intimate, awesome Austin-based film festival is not to be missed. It starts Thursday and io9 will be there all week, reporting back on the most exciting films playing the festival.
The veteran Eugène Christophe (1885 – 1970) provides advice to the young Pierre Georget (1917 – 1964) at the 1935 World Championships
Riders Ulrich, Chaillot and (Australian) Eddy Smith at Heysel Stadium 1935 World Championships in Brussels Belgium
World Championships 1935 Heysel Stadium Brussels Belgium
André Leducq (1904 – 1980) carried off of the track at the 1935 World Championships in Brussels Belgium
Jef Scherens August 1935 World Championships
from the amazing Flickr of Douglas Siple
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The Malaysian Army recently release a set of photos showing its personnel undergoing training to operate the Thales Air Defense Starstreak Man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS).
This 1994 BMW 850CSI is #19 of 225 850CSIs produced for the American market. The car has 35k miles and sports upgraded suspension and exhaust by Racing Dynamics, Strong strut brace, and staggered 19″ wheels by Axis wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires. It was originally sold in the United States and was brought to Canada 10 years ago by the current owner and seller. An aftermarket exhaust is fitted but the drivetrain is otherwise reported to be stock. It comes with a clean Carfax and Vancouver, B.C. title.
This is one of just nine cars finished in Hellrot Red. Paint is mostly original, though the seller notes that the forward surfaces have been repainted to eliminate some stone chipping.
The car is fitted with larger than stock wheels by Axis, with 285/30-R19 Bridgestone Potenza tires at the rear and 245/35-R19s at the front. The lowered stance is achieved with aftermarket springs and struts both by Racing Dynamics. The wheels have been repainted and polished, and the rears tuck very slightly inside the rear wheelarches. The original Throwing Star wheels are not included.
This particular example is fitted with extensive wood trim which has held up well. The shift knob has been replaced with an M5 part which has a backlit shift pattern, and the shifter is fitted with a short shift kit. Leather surfaces appear to have held up well, though some looseness can be seen in the seat leather. The original stereo has been replaced with an OEM BMW Executive item with CD player. Note the car phone.
Comfy power sport seats have been reconditioned and are said to work well and be comfortable for long drives. The headliner is new. A/C blows cold and all power accessories are said to work as they should.
BMW’s familiar V12 was enlarged to 5.6L for the 850CSI, and produced 380 horsepower and 400 ft. lbs. of torque in standard trim. This car has been fitted with a Racing Dynamics exhaust, but no other drivetrain modifications are mentioned. The seller has performed oil and filter changes every year regardless of mileage over their decade with the car. The Carfax and original books can be viewed in the gallery.
Left-lane cruisers are the worst. They’re the bane of any highway, just sitting in the passing lane at pace with the slowest-moving cattle on the road, generally having no clue they’re got a train of traffic behind them. Cops in Michigan aren’t having it anymore.
A child dressed in vintage clothes rides his bicycle in Bogota during World Carfree Day on September 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GUILLERMO LEGARIA
My Spanish language Google-Fu is weak, but I think Clásicas Del Zipa is something like a vintage ride group from the Colombian city of Zipaquirá.
cospobre la cosa
cospobre capitan america
cospobre linterna verde
cospobre bella y bestia
cospobre guille el se stree fighter
cospobre neo matrix y terminator
Boop! Jazz hands! Do a barrel roll! Jazz hands! Retreat! [video]
At this point, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are widely accepted, with even CNN’s top doctor touting its positives and NIDA opening up to discussing its therapeutic value. However, one sticking point remains: is it safe to smoke? As noted by Medical Daily, “if smoking cigarettes, or basically anything else, can damage the lungs, then the smoke from marijuana should as well.”
Although that may seem like a very common sense position and is the main reason cited by Governor Cuomo for why New York State won’t have a cool medical weed program like in other states, a new Emory University study indicates that moderate amounts of smoked herbals DO NOT fuck up the lungs as much as preciously thought, according to science:
In a cross-sectional analysis using data from two rounds of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), researchers found that adults aged 18 to 59 who smoked one marijuana cigarette — aka joint — a day were still able to forcibly exhale the same volume of air in one second (known as forced expiratory volume, or FEV1) as someone who didn’t smoke marijuana. Measuring a person’s ability to exhale is called spirometry, and it’s the go-to method for diagnosing respiratory diseases, which impair lung function.
Marijuana users who smoked joints were also more likely to report minor bronchitis-like symptoms such as cough and sore throat, Mic reported. These effects appeared less often in smokers who used vaporizers, which heat the marijuana up just enough to release the active chemicals without combusting them. That meant it probably wasn’t the marijuana that caused the symptoms, but the papers the participants used to roll their joints.
And apparently it’s not the only study of this type. There has been previous research with similar results:
The current studies findings echo results from previous research. In one study from 2012, researchers found that people who smoked weed each day for seven years experienced no adverse effects to pulmonary function. In another study from 2013, researcher Donald P. Tashkin, from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, found “habitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function when assessed either cross-sectionally or longitudinally, except for possible increases in lung volumes and modest increases in airway resistance of unclear clinical significance.
Thanks for the study, smart people, but is there any way one of the authors involved in the research can take a moment and let the governor know about these latest findings before he fucks up New York’s medical pot?
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This 1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs (chassis JM1FC3318K0703615) is offered by the second owner who bought the car from the original owner in 2012. He had to have the engine rebuilt at the time due to the driving pattern of the original owner, apparently just to the country club and back for many years. The GTUs model is a de-contented lightweight of sorts, but with all the turbo model’s suspension and performance parts except with no forced induction. 1100 were supposedly made, and this might be the nicest one still in existence. Find it ending today here on eBay in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special thanks to BaT reader Nicholas D. for this submission!
The red paint is said to be all original. The black interior looks clean but the photos offered are pretty weak. A Nakamichi stereo resides in the dash, but otherwise things look stock. We like the red and black combo on this car, and the seats look like they have held up well.
The GTUs name is a bit of a mystery. Does it mean this was a USA-only model, or was this model sold elsewhere? The seller lists the following as the GTUs specs:
- 4.30 LSD
- Turbo II brakes and suspension
- Turbo II wheels
- Shorter 5th gear .756
- Aluminum hood
- Rear wiper and sunroof delete
The engine bay is very clean, and we like the painted 13B RE intake manifold.
Below is a full review of the GTUs model from MotorWeek back in 1989. Does anyone else have Owings Mills, Maryland’s zip code memorized from watching John Davis recite it on that show for so many years?
A half-naked man in Tijuana, Mexico, found himself higher than an astronaut and cornered by police on both sides of a bridge. So he did the only thing you can when you're higher than an astronaut and half-naked in Tijuana, Mexico – he jumped.