Once again I’m here to show you a gallery of photos of the latest from the Lamborghini stable, seeing as it’s nearly Christmas and you might be wondering what to get me. This time it’s the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. You’ve probably realised by now that I’m rather fond of Lamborghinis, as they tend to feature far more than other brand of supercar here on stustake.com. Not that I’d kick any supercar out of my garage…
For the tech-heads out there all the technical specs in their detailed glory are available here on the Lamborghini website. And for the rest of us? Here’s the really important stuff. Figures are as listed on the above-mentioned Lambo site – as soon as they get in touch with me to road test the thing I’ll be sure to check if they’re telling the truth.
Power: 515 kW (700 HP)
Torque: 690 Nm (507 lbft)
Top Speed: 350 km/h (217 mph)
0-100 km/h: 3.0 s
Number of panties dropped: close to infinite. (they seem to have left this all-important stat off the tech specs page, but I’m sure that was merely an oversight).
“The price?” I hear you ask. Really? Does it really matter? If I say $80 000 will you be sure to dash off and snap one up next time you pop out to buy milk and bread? Well, if you insist, here you go: According to Automoblog.net: ”the Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster is listed at a cost of 300,000 euros (45,000 euros above the price of the hardtop). When sold in the United States, expect it to have a price north of the $400,000 range.” Right, that’s that settled then. I’ll take three.
It seems to be all over the internet in many different forms – different colours, different slogans, etc. as the following gallery of just a few that Google Images turned up will attest to:
One of my personal favourites carries pretty much the exact opposite message:
The Chive, a hugely popular photo gallery site has made its slogan “Keep Calm and Chive On”, along with printing very-hard-to-get-before-they-sell-out-each-time shirts with the slogan printed on them. An example:
Of course mine is still somewhere in the postal system. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself when the shirt keeps failing to arrive in my post box…
Well, for those of a historical bent, here is a pretty interesting 3 minute clip on the story behind the famous original poster. Take a look:
But it’s not just that horror of horrors that qualifies for I-think-I-just-wet-myself status. No sirree. Plenty of things, once abandoned by the crowds and simply left to rot, become really quite eerie after nature beings to reclaim the place. Take a look at these four galleries over at Environmental Graffiti to see what I’m talking about:
Internet memes: The term Internet meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/, rhyming with “cream”) is used to describe a concept that spreads swiftly via the Internet. The content often consists of a saying or joke, a rumor, an altered or original image, a complete website, a video clip or animation, or an offbeat news story, among many other possibilities. In simple terms, an Internet meme is an inside joke, that a large number of Internet users are in on.
Now this is what I call a pool! Clearly it beats the kak out of my overpaid vinyl splash-pool hastily erected at a precarious let’s-see-how-long-till-this-FAILs angle in my garden.
First up: the background info (for those of you who considers yourselves to be “readers”):
If you fancy a dip in this pool, you’ll need a head for heights – it’s 55 storeys up.
But swimming to the edge won’t be quite as risky as it looks. While the water in the infinity pool seems to end in a sheer drop, it actually spills into a catchment area where it is pumped back into the main pool. At three times the length of an Olympic pool and 650ft up, it is the largest outdoor pool in the world at that height.
It features in the impressive, boat-shaped ‘SkyPark’ perched atop the three towers that make up the world’s most expensive hotel, the £4billion Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore.
Some folks need their heads read: apparently you can now treat yourself to sushi at a cost of $2,750. “Why so pricey?” I hear my local Ocean Basket branch whine. Well, good Sirs, it’s due mainly (okay, it’s due pretty much TOTALLY) to it being covered in gold and diamonds.
For those rich food fanatics who like to savor the most expensive foods and delicacies known to the man, next on the list is world’s most expensive sushi made by Filipino chef Angelito Araneta Jr. What makes this plate of sushi consisting of five pieces the most expensive is not the fish, but the garnishing in gold leaves and diamonds. The sushi is garnished with .20-carat African diamonds and wrapped with 24-karat gold leaves and is available in a restaurant in Manila for $2,750.
All I can say about this is: “Why? WTF is the point of covering your chow in gold and diamonds?” Pretentious knobs, the lot of ‘em!
Jissis. Take a look at these pics of an abandoned mental asylum in New Jersey. That place would scare the kak outta you on a moonlit night.
The institution in question is a New Jersey State Hospital located in Morristown, NJ, USA, and was built in the 1870′s. Known as Greystone Psychiatric Hospital it’s probably safe to assume that the very next day it was considered by all who passed by to be ‘as scary as f@ck!’
Click the first of the below images to open up the rest of the gallery:
— These pics are taken from Forbidden Places. Head over for a look and to see even more pics of the place. There is also a detailed description of the tour these brave souls did in the building to snap these pictures, along with a video clip with the “New jocks please” caption: “The wind blowing the gossamer curtain in the operation room made for a ghostly sight.” Ya think?
How they ever managed to get out to tell their tale before the ghosts got them is anyone’s guess.