french driver

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New photos for the upcoming “Daredevil” Netflix series!

Some new info:

  • The show is “more influenced by 1970s mean-street films like The French Connection and Taxi Driver than traditional superhero titles.”
  • “We’ve always approached this as a crime drama first, superhero show second.” - Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb
  • "The ‘devil will eventually get his iconic red costume, but first he’ll wear the black duds"
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Previews from the “I am the Law/A Life of Crime" art show, opening Friday August 15th, 2014, at Hero Complex Gallery / Facebook.

The French Connection by Orlando Arocena / Facebook

The Wire - Uncut Handbills (Details) by Tim Doyle / Tumblr / Store

The Manipulation of Somerset & Mills (Se7en) by Kevin Wilson / Tumblr

Taxi Driver (Regular) by Matthew Rabalais / Tumblr

Robocop (Regular & Variant) by Casey Callender / Website

Carlito’s Way by Jeremy Wheeler / Tumblr

Manhunter by Andrew Swainson / Store

DREDD by Mark Chilcott / Tumblr

Incident At Lake Berryessa (Zodiac) by Nathan Chesshir / Twitter

Artwork available online from 1pm PST Saturday, August 16th 2014, HERE

7 Ways YG Entertainment won in 2014

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Let’s be real; the house that Yang Hyun Suk built wins every year. But 2014 felt like a monumental year for the K-pop powerhouse. YG stans unite; haters step back. Let’s take a look at ways YG Entertainment won in 2014.

1.Taking more risks with music videos

What’s K-pop without music videos? YG artists have always pushed the envelope with their visuals. But in 2014, we saw the label challenge the industry and even fans’ expectations. Through collaborations with director Dee Shin, we got social commentary in the form of a near-future dystopia in 2NE1’s “Come Back Home,” a coming-of-age short film that could’ve debuted at a film festival in Akdong Musician’s “Melted,” and a whole series of teasers for Winner which referenced everything from Taxi Driver to French New Wave directors like Jean Luc Godard. More recently, Epik High linked with acclaimed visual artists DigiPedi to explore a vertical format video for a mobile phone generation.

2. Utilizing untapped talents

Taeyang’s always been able to throw down in the dance realm, but fans were treated to something special with the choreography video to “Ringa Linga.” And it was a certified hit, garnering even more YouTube views then the actual music video. We also saw CL, the leader of 2NE1, penning her own songs, creating one of the biggest hits off of 2NE1’s Crush with “MTBD.”

3. Introducing Winner

If you want to talk about untapped talents, you can look no further than the stable of work-hard hopefuls in YG’s idol trainee program. With the reality survival competition show Who Is Next?, these no-names came out of these dark, sweaty practice rooms and into the hearts of a whole new generation of screaming fangirls. The debut album of the newly-established boyband Winner was delayed, but it met with critical and chart-topping success.

4. Setting IKON up for success

The future of the losing team of Who Is Next? was uncertain with the conclusion of the program, but YG followed the show up with another show to appease the aching hearts of “Team B” fangirls, and IKON was created. Some viewers have cried troll as he introduced elimination rounds, playing with the emotions of both fans and group members alike. But at the end of the day, it was great marketing and incited more fan support for a group that fought through two competitions for the right to debut. Also,they picked up a new group maknae in actor-turned-singer Jung Chanwoo, who proved he could hang with the group and pick up ice creams.

5. Letting Bobby show and prove

B.I. is the leader of IKON, but the breakout star of 2014 is Bobby. Fans were introduced to the aggressive rapper as a soft-spoken idol trainee who missed his mom. But on top of the aforementioned reality shows, Bobby was thrown into the fierce rap showdown known as Show Me The Money 3, taking home the win and bringing credibility back to the “idol rapper” title. Since then, he’s had chart-topping hits like “Go” that regularly bang in Korean clubs and was also named a GQ Korea Man of the Year.

6. Solidifying its presence globally 

Korean media loves to play up the Hallyu wave and K-pop’s importance in the world’s collective consciousness, but this year it’s been hard to dispute, especially in the arena of fashion. G-Dragon did his usual style guy thing by appearing on the cover of Hypebeast magazine earlier this year, and 2NE1 was all in that Alexander Wang x H&M launch earlier this month. But Louis Vuitton reportedly invested $80 million in the YG brand. (Editor’s note: NONA9ON also happened this year, but its official debut comes in 2015).

Outside of fashion, PSY scored another hit with “Hangover,” accompanied by none other than Snoop Dogg. It was no “Gangnam Style,” but it still got over 100 million views and exposed the world to soju bombs and partying with ajummas. Like, that really happened. Next year looks to be no different as 2NE1’s leader CL looks to debut stateside with Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. Unnieeeeeeeyo!

7. Bringing the hits, hits, and more hits

All these factors are great, but when it comes down to it, it’s about the music right?

The releases from the YG label have all been so different yet all successful in their own right. The secret may be in YG allowing artists to do them. This rings especially true when it comes to groups who were formed outside the label, like Akdong Musician, who didn’t change their playful folk sound with their debut album PLAY or Epik High, who were told to record their latest, Shoebox, outside the YG facilities to avoid any influence on their sound.

The label’s concept of family also pops up again and again as the label head creates “units” from time to time, pairing up singers from different groups with solo artists. Hi Suhyun just dropped their single “I’m Different” featuring Bobby, who also appears in the Masta Wu song alongside SMTM3 mentor Dok2 in “Come Here.” Finally, who can ignore the success of G-Dragon and Taeyang’s latest chart-topper “Good Boy”?

Longstanding acts can’t be ignored in this realm either, as 2NE1’s album Crush was the highest-selling Korean album on the Billboard 200 charts. Big Bang’s Taeyang saw similar success for Rise as the highest solo Korean act on the Billboard 200, making the album title more like prophecy than anything.

With rumors of a new girl group, the debut of IKON, and the feverish anticipation growing for Big Bang’s comeback, 2015 looks like another banner year for the CEO of YG and his signature cap. What’re your predictions for the coming year? Did we miss any of your personal favorite YG moments? Sound off in the comments section, share this with fellow fans, and of course, the haters. 

(c)

French Tic-Tac-Toe

The game is quite simple. Occupy any available slot in front of your car. Make sure you prevent any driver from going through the intersection.When all positions are locked, signal your victory by honking.
To play the game’s enhanced version, lower your car window and start shouting obscenities at the drivers close-by. Not for everyone.

Let’s play, Mesdames et Messieurs.
Everybody is a winner!

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In many parts of the civilized world, blocking an intersection gets you a (well deserved) traffic ticket.

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FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK 
Peter Aylward (UK) 

This week’s featured artist is one of our fave photographers, Peter Aylward. We posted his works quite a few times, so you might be familiar with his thrilling race documenting style. His photos are way moarrr than just cool cars and pretty colors, we simply love everything about them: the details, the choices and that ultimate eyecandy feeling. 

Here is his latest series, titled BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car, as he describes : - Back in 1975 Alexander Calder created the first ever BMW Art Car in the now famed series. Commissioned by French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Poulain, the 3.0 CSL competed in the 1975 Le Mans endurance race driven by Hervé Poulain, Sam Posey and Jean Guichet. It failed to finish, retiring after 9 hours with universal joint failure. Unfortunately it was also one of Alexander Calder’s last pieces as he died later the same year.

With the intention to pay tribute to the original which has travelled the world in exhibitions but is sadly never driven. This car started life as a standard CSL road car. It’s been painstakingly prepared starting with the correct original CSL dry sump. Painted to represent the Art Car using all original wings and fenders with around 1000 hours spent on the bodywork before it even reached the paint-shop. Pushing roughly 420bhp, running on slicks it weighs as close to 1000Kg’s as they can get it.

It’s running in a historic touring car series which often features cars from the 70s, 80s and 90s on the same grid. The drivers roster include Colin Turkington, the 2014 BTCC champion driver who competes in the eBay sponsored BMW 1 series. Sam Hancock, a former European Le Mans Series Champion and veteran of seven Le Mans 24 Hour. And Sam Thomas, owner of Sam Thomas Racing, the guys that made the CSL what it is today and prepare it and many other historic racing cars in various series. -

So we give Peter the FEATURED ARTIST title and our header gallery, and we will exhibit his brilliant works in our header gallery for the coming week, plus we will post them on our Facebook and Instagram as well. 

Follow Peter Aylward via the links:

WEBSITE 
BEHANCE 
INSTAGRAM 
FACEBOOK 
TWITTER 
PINTEREST

Go Peter, go!!!

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life in the cockpit …

Jean-Pierre Jabouille, ELF Renault RE20, 1980 Monaco Grand Prix

Jabouille will forever be remembered as the driver who gave Renault its first victory in F1 & by doing so also becoming the first driver to put a turbo powered car on the top step of the podium
it was a full French victory that day at Dijon-Prénois; a French driver winning on a French track with a French chassis, engine & tyres

meloyhaberman asked:

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(also requested by zodesch)

100. What makes you feel brave?

This week I had to give a talk for work at [intimidating gov’t agency] in front of a professional connection who’s got a real Regina George vibe but I girded my loins with Powerpoint and zhouyi reminded me that Beyonce told us we’re all #flawless and I did itttt — and afterwards I was so buzzed on the adrenaline that I chatted with my cab driver in French, which I am always SUCH AN ABSURD PANSY ABOUT IT, WHO CARES IF YOU MAKE MISTAKES, THIS NICE GENTLEMAN FROM CAMEROON IS NOT GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU.  And then I felt even braver.

(Also: heels.)