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Everybody loves top 10 lists and Forbes does a great job of showcasing the best of just about everything relating to luxury. Since it’s the beginning of the year, Forbes put together a top 10 list of some of the most elegant cars coming to the market in 2007. This list includes the all new Audi R8 Coupe pictured above. Check out the list for yourself here.

-phil

Afro Samurai

January 16, 2007

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I don’t usually follow much anime but here’s one that really caught my attention. Afro Samurai, as the name suggests, is about a black samurai who seeks to avenge the murder of his father. Sounds like your typical story but what’s salient about this anime is that it features the voice of Samuel L. Jackson. As always Mr. Jackson voices many memorable quotes in his movies and Afro Samurai is of no exception. There are lines such as “AFRO! Don’t fight this fucker! He’s got arrows and grenades-n-shit!”. Afro Samurai also has an impressive soundtrack which boasts a lineup that includes RZA, Q-tip, Talib Kweli and Big Daddy Kane. Whether or not you’re an avid anime watcher, this is definitly one that’s worth checking out. Afro Samurai is currently airing on Spike TV.

[ Afro Samurai ]

-phil

Dot Dot Dash!

January 16, 2007

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For all the toy fanatics out there, here’s Dot Dot Dash! which examines designer toys and action figures in relation to contemporary pop culture. The book also takes a look at the renowned artists who produce these collectibles. Jim Crawford, co-founder of Strange Co, which happens to be one of the largest distributors of designer toys contributes to the making of this book. Dot Dot Dash! is available at Die Gestalten.

-phil