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Panzerschreck: The Germans captured an American Bazooka during World War II, and reverse engineered it to create the larger Panzerschreck.

Panzerschreck: The Germans captured an American Bazooka during World War II, and reverse engineered it to create the larger Panzerschreck.

3 days ago
PCP

Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers to Cross

4 days ago

Most of you know that I create a little milk tea company called Boba Guys. It started out as a popup shop serving out the bar of a ramen restaurant and it didn’t make a lot of money, but it was fun. It’s grown since then. Business has been booming and I’ve been able to hire a few people (there’s 9 of us now and growing!).

Today I’m happy to announce that we are opening a second store in Union Square! Our second store is twice as big as our first store and we’re trying to make an incredible test kitchen/laboratory in the back. The stuff of dreams!

But I need your help. We don’t have any investors and all the money we’ve put into it has been from our own life savings. We know it will work (see store 1) but we don’t have enough cash flow to make it crazy awesome. Our backup plan is to make it medium awesome, but life’s too short for that.

Building this company has been a long time in the making for me. I always thought it would be some whiz-bang get-rich-quick startup I’d build or latch onto, but instead I built Boba Guys. The nights are just as long, but it’s been a rewarding experience meeting so many people who genuinely love what I’m doing here and know how passionate I am about building a company that is worth a damn.

To be totally honest with you, I don’t know how this will all turn out; maybe it will be a bust a few years down the road, maybe sooner. But I wanted to take my shot, and I wanted to do it publicly so that when I’m old I can say that I gave it my best.

So if you have a moment, please take a look at our Kickstarter for Boba Guys Labs. I’ve created some cool rewards too (we never do merch, so now’s your chance!).

How can you help?
A pledge would be nice, but even sharing what we post on our Facebook or posting on your tumblr goes a long way to helping us realize our dreams.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, supporting me, and hey…never forget your beginner’s spirit.

Boba Guys Labs: A New Way To Experience Boba Milk Tea

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Anyone interested in a poster?

Anyone interested in a poster?

Popeye Syndrome - An acquired condition of older men who perform heavy work with their arms, resulting in a Popeye-like enlargement of their forearms, which are relatively larger than their upper arms; muscular hypertrophy within fibrous forearm compartments results in compression of the brachial artery with ischaemic forearm fatigue and paresthesias

Popeye SyndromeAn acquired condition of older men who perform heavy work with their arms, resulting in a Popeye-like enlargement of their forearms, which are relatively larger than their upper arms; muscular hypertrophy within fibrous forearm compartments results in compression of the brachial artery with ischaemic forearm fatigue and paresthesias

Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. by Jeff Koon’s

Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988. by Jeff Koon’s

'Never Built Los Angeles' explores the ‘what if’ Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew’s groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner’s Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel’s 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. ‘Never Built Los Angeles’ will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world’s great cities.

'Never Built Los Angeles' explores the ‘what if’ Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew’s groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner’s Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel’s 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. ‘Never Built Los Angeles’ will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world’s great cities.