Fun With Wave Mechanics and Newtonian Principals of Motion

29 06 2013

This is simply amazing. As discovered by our Paris bureau.

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Friday Funny – Hippo Flatulance

28 06 2013

At Racing to the Red Light, we like to think that we are a very classy institution who brings you only the finest things in life.

To that end, please pull up a seat, and get ready for a seriously classy 30 seconds of video:

 





Friday Funny – Bump of Chicken & Chris Bosh Editon

21 06 2013

Today we’ve got a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  First up, a nice team find, led by our San Gabriel Valley bureau chief, and Senior Asian Cinema correspondent – a live-action Gatchaman movie is coming out.

Bump of Chicken is a Japanese rock band

http://twitchfilm.com/2013/06/spectacular-full-trailer-for-live-action-gatchaman-arrives.html

(Not sure if this will work in WordPress – probably not)

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In the trailer for this movie, we noticed something strange in the corner of the screen – a reference to “Bump of Chicken”.

It turns out they are a Japanese rock band – and a pretty good one too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bump_of_Chicken

Here’s an entertaining video from them – “Sailing Day”:

Of course, we’d like to give a shout out to our favorite Japanese American/Japanese rock band, Lemon Drop Kick:

They do a great cover of Vacation by the GoGos, but I can’t find it on YouTube.

Next up, we want to salute – in the RttRL fashion – the Miami Heat’s recent win over the San Antonio Spurs, for the 2013 NBA Championship title. Specifically, we wanted to share the following images that were ricocheting around the office this morning:

 Chris Boshtrich ostrich with Bosh's head

Bosh ostrich

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Here’s the original from a couple of years ago:

Although, we have to admit – Bosh is a hell of an athlete, as odd-looking as he may be on the court.  And look – when he smiles, he looks nice!  Bosh, you’re on the wrong coast, dude. Come out West please.





Friday Funny – Old Ninja Movie Edition

14 06 2013

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Behold, Ninja Terminator – submitted by our San Gabriel Valley bureau chief:

Written and directed by:

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Friday Cold War Update

7 06 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve posted some Cold War history stuff.  Let’s have a look at a couple of items recently discovered by the RttRL staff.

First up, we have a very unusual tourist destination in Ukraine:  Chernobyl.  As in, THAT Chernobyl (is there any other?).

On 26 April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in what is now Ukraine but was formerly and at the time known as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic suffered a catastrophic explosion during a planned systems test.  The rupture of the reactor caused a fire which spread radioactive smoke across the local region and parts of Europe.

Curious what the long-abandoned nearby town of Pripyat looks like these days? Well now you can take a tour of parts of it.  Check out the pictures from the Chernobyl tour website:

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I’m sure this was posed for effect – it works:

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Next up we have a nice vintage clip or two of a C-130 Hercules, of the aerial refueler tanker variety, landing on an aircraft carrier without the usual benefits of the arresting hook and wire system to slow the aircraft down, or the steam-driven catapult system which usually launches them airborne: