The BMW Vision Efficientdynamics Concept

A "full hybrid," which means I don't know what, the Vision concept by BMW looks like a car from Back to the Future except it does not hover. At least I don't think its a hover car. Maybe it is, I just skimmed the details. I'll copy and paste them below so you can figure out if its a hovercar or not. When you do, let me know, because if there's one thing I hate, it is not knowing about hovercars.

From likecool.com:


Offering a full-hybrid concept, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car is powered by a three-cylinder turbodiesel and two electric motors. Overall system output is 262 kW/356 hp, maximum torque 800 Newton-metres/590 lb-ft. All-wheel drive featuring an electric motor on both the front and rear axle.

• Anticipated performance: Acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (155 mph) (electronically limited) , fuel consumption in the EU test cycle 3.76 litres/100 km (equal to 75.1 mph imp), CO2 emissions 99 grams/kilometre.

• As a plug-in hybrid, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to cover the entire fuel consumption drive cycle under electric power alone. Taking the sources of energy used for generating the electric power consumed into account (EU electricity mix), this reduces the CO2 emission rating to just 50 grams per kilometre.

• Electric power is generated without the slightest increase in fuel consumption through a particularly efficient concept of Brake Energy Regeneration. Energy is stored in 98 lithium polymer cells. The car is able to cover a distance of approximately 50 km/31 miles in the electric mode alone.

• Aerodynamics developed with know-how from Formula 1. CX drag coefficient optimised to just 0.22. Forward-looking energy management uses the maximum potential available in each case to minimise fuel consumption.


• Technology-oriented body design as a clear expression of consistent lightweight technology and aerodynamic quality. Design language typical of the brand, setting clear signals in terms of sporting performance and optimum efficiency.

• The 2+2-seater concept combines dynamic performance and supreme efficiency with an enhanced level of all-round function. BMW Vision EfficientDynamics symbolises BMW's commitment to offer an unprecedented driving experience for up to four occupants.

• BMW Vision EfficientDynamics comes with gullwing doors opening up to the side. Innovative, weight-optimised door kinematics makes entering the car at both front and rear convenient and very easy.

• The interior of this unique 2+2-seater intentionally demonstrates the very latest in modern technology. At the same time the use of natural materials underlines BMW's strategy of sustainability borne out through this concept car.

• The roof and door inserts made of polycarbonate glass automatically become darker as a function of incoming light.


Jay-Z feat. Nas, Chris Martin (Coldplay) – Dead Presidents

Holy Shit. I'm out for Dead Fuckin' Presidents to represent me.

Apparently from mixtape master Green Latern's Twitter, the performance is from 2006 with Chris Martin on keys.

LA Wildfires From Space

The increasingly massive and scary LA wildfires as seen from space. So you have riots, wildfires, earthquakes, smog, and Hollywood. I'm sure the climate and polluted ocean makes up for all of it.

In case your geography is a little suspect, the island you can see is Catalina, which is south of that giant nub on which resides Long Beach to the east and Redondo Beach ot the northwest. North of that is downtown LA, and north of that is the burning mass of whatever it is that grows in that accursed desert.



Built by Henrik Berggren and David Kjelkerud, CitySounds provides "the latest" streaming music from "the most musically active cities in the world," and apparently the list of cities can change depending on their activity levels.

I don't know what they use to determine how musically active a city is, but based solely on content and design, this is pretty much the coolest thing I've found on the internets in a while. If you like electronic music, this is a goldmine.

via thrillist

Sh*t My Dad Says

I don't generally hold with Twitter, but this shit is pretty funny. The guy writes what his Dad says, and, like TFLN, some of it is pure comedy gold.

Personal favorite: "Don't touch the bacon, it's not done yet. You let me handle the bacon, and i'll let you handle..what ever it is you do. I guess nothing."

via glenn

DC Life x Nash Monterey

From DC shoes and some artist named Nash come these moccasin-looking Montereys. At first I thought they were a bit cluttered and overdone, but upon further reflection I decided they weren't too bad. So yeah...

This is why I blog, you know, to give you people some insight into my highly complex analytical process. I mean, some people pay for shit like this, and here I am, giving it to you for free. FREE.

The kicks are only available at select DC stores in the USA.