2 Chainz Meets a R1,2M Dog in “Most Expensivest Sh*t”

In the latest episode of GQ’s YouTube series “Most Expensivest Sh*t”, 2 Chainz took a trip to Los Angeles to meet some of the “best bulldogs on the planet.” After hanging out with a pair of puppies, both of which are worth upwards of R100,000, the rapper gets to meet an adorable French Bulldog called “Micro Machine”, who has a price tag of over R1 million, and has bred over half a million DOLLARS worth of puppies.

I hate to say this… but 2 Chainz is actually hella funny. I’m not sure if he’s aware of his excellent comedic timing, or if he is totally unaware of the fact that he could very well be a darn funny tv host of sorts.

I literally laughed out loud at the “Thug Life” part! Check it out:

2 Chainz really likes dogs, but would he actually drop 100 stacks on a puppy? Maybe—if it knows how to bathe and feed itself and it’ll live forever. See what happens when the rapper visits a bulldog breeder who charges top dollar for premium pups.

Best Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart Interview By Aussie Dude

The Footy Show star Beau Ryan got the chance to chat to Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart ahead of their new film release. Beau, being an Australian, decided to do things a little differently and challenged the two guys to an all-Australian quiz, the punishment for wrong answers being eating a spoon of Vegemite. If you’ve never had Vegemite – consider yourself lucky.

The result is pretty funny, as you can imagine. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart seem totally game for anything and their facial expressions do say it all.

 

Air Max Zero – The One Before The One

When Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from the Pompidou Centre in Paris and designed the Air Max 1, we were all led to believe that it was the first of it’s kind. But it wasn’t… There was one before the One. This year, on the anniversary of 1987 classic, Nike brought it to life. Air Max Zero.

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If you asked most people to name a modern day trainer I’m pretty sure the bulk of people would go for the Air Max. I’m also pretty sure that most people with even a minor interest in sneakers has, at some stage in their life, wanted a pair. It may have been the 1s, or the 90s, or the 95s, but somewhere along the line there’s been an Air Max for you. Continue Reading

Which British City Would You Be Happiest In?

I don’t know about you – but i’m a sucker for personality tests… i obviously don’t take them too seriously – but it’s fun to find out which Disney Princess you’d be, or which animal you should have as a pet, etc.

Take the simple personality test on the website linked below (BBC) – and find out how your personality and the place where you live affect your happiness.

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This is what they have to say on it:

“Until now, we’ve decided on where we should live based on things like job, family, friends, schools, colleges, countryside and nightlife. But now new research suggests different districts of Britain have distinct personality traits. And how well our personality fits with the people around us can contribute to our happiness.”

The test they’ve created will supposedly reveal your personality traits, and then based on the research, it should predict the place in Britain that would make you happiest, or least happy, based on your personality profile.

NOTE: In order to do the quiz – it requires a UK post code, for whatever reason – it doesn’t actually affect your results. So for the sake of the test, just pop in S81JD (which is somewhere in Sheffield, and totally stolen from my boyfriend, Joe).

Follow this link to do the quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3g487h

BMW i3 & i8

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The way we exist, move, and live in urban spaces is going to need to change. I feel like our generation is going to see a rate of growth and progress that not many other generations were lucky enough to witness. Cars were revolutionary when they were first created and sold over a century ago… but since then, not much has changed. The principles and basics of “the car” have stayed, and all we’ve really done is made them more comfortable and faster. A real evolution in transport and cars is needed if we’re going to really start caring about the environment and the world we live in.

BMW have dedicated the past few years to try and find a way to produce the most sustainable cars on the planet – and they’ve done it! This might be the first shift in the way we think about cars and how we plan on using them in the future.

I was lucky enough this weekend to be able to get behind the wheel of an electric car for the first time, the rear-wheel drive BMW i3. Being a petrol head – i was obviously a tiny but wary at first, and didn’t quite know what to expect. I feel like i need to start off by saying that the i3 exceeded every expectation i had, and managed to convince me that electric cars really are a viable (and cost-effective) alternative to petrol. I am genuinely beyond impressed!

Firstly, the BMW i3 is unlike any other vehicle on the road: carbon fiber, hemp interior, suicide rear doors and 100% pure electric powered. It also happens to be a seriously attractive vehicle – both the interior and exterior design make the car look and feel like you’re driving the car of the future.

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This also happens to be South Africa’s first widely available and commercially produced fully electric car. Up until now the market has seen relative success with hybrid vehicles, but the BMW has thrown so much research and tech behind the i3 that it doesn’t need a significant petrol engine to work.

Something that surprised me, but the more i think about it… the more it makes sense: the BMW i3 comes with an app where you can track things like the battery level, and you can also remote unlock it which is super convenient. If you opt to have a charging station installed in your home (which costs about +/- R25 in electricity to “fill” the battery) you can even be lying in bed and start the charging up just before you go to sleep.

Not only can you control its functions and keep track of the charging from your smartphone (or a dedicated smartwatch), the i3 will also park itself without anybody sitting in it while its active crash prevention system will try to avoid all sorts of collisions and bumps without you having to touch anything.

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From what was explained to me, you can get anywhere up to 160km range on 1 full battery charge, obviously depending on how you drive the car. There are two versions of the i3 available worldwide and here in SA, the BEV and the REx. The BEV is pure electric and the REx (which stands for Range Extender) has a small engine that works at keeping the car’s batteries running a little longer.

If you’re worried about an electric car feeling a little weak in the power department, i would definitely encourage you to go and test-drive the i3 because i know you probably aren’t going to take my word for it… this car is crazy powerful! 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, and with instantaneous torque delivery it means that you will almost always pull away faster than the car in the lane next to you. You put your foot down and the car launches forward like nothing i have ever experienced… and keep in mind that this all happens in a perfectly silent and smooth environment. It’s eerie at first, but once i got into my own car after the test drive, i found it a little slow, sloppy and unnecessarily noisy.

If you’ve got more questions about the car, or would like to take a look at the cost calculator that BMW SA have set up to see whether the i3 is in fact something that would suit your lifestyle and save you money, then head on over to their website: BMW i3 SA and if you’re keen to book a test-drive [which i would highly recommend] then you can do that here: BMW i3 Test Drive.

Quick Note: I also got to test-drive the BMW i8 which was an experience that i would struggle to put into words. It was terrifying, exhilarating, entrancing, and unbelievably unique all at the same time!

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PS: As beautiful as the i8 is, it is a R1.7 million supercar… the i3 is the electric car that is a relatively affordable replacement to the average city car, and will hopefully be driven in large numbers in the near future.

Stock Up As We Countdown To Air Max Day!

Nike Air Max Day is almost upon us, and if you’re a sneaker freak you need to make sure you head through to The Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein!

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Look, I love my trainers. Ever since I wasn’t able to afford kicks like the Air Max I’ve wanted to own them. Now that I’m earning my own money and actually can afford them it’s become somewhat of a hobby for me. So when Nike and the wonderful guys over at Shelflife asked if I’d like to come through to an Air Max exhibit in Jozi, obviously my answer was, erm, yeah!

For me, the Air Max is the most significant trainer in my life. It was the one that I always wanted as a kid but couldn’t get. I couldn’t get them for two reasons. Firstly, they were too expensive and my mother was having none of it. Secondly, they were EXTREMELY chavvy. I had a reputation to uphold.

Honestly though, I’m not sure there is a trainer that has become such a cult classic. They’re still making the Air Max 1s and Air Max 90s exactly as they were when it was first made, and the reason you’ll never find them on sale is simply because there’s no need. They will sell whether they’re full price or not. The demand is that high.

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25 PSI? What’s that?
For those of you that don’t know, PSI stands for Pounds Per square Inch, and it’s what pressure is measured in. 25 PSI is the amount of air pressure in the Air Max bubble :)

Why the bubble?
Air Max designer, Tinker Hatfield, was passing through Paris during the 80s and was inspired by the George Pompidou Centre, a building with an ‘inside out’ feel about it. He decided that he wanted to make a trainer that you could see inside, a trainer that pushed boundaries. So he designed the Air Max like the Pompidou. See-through.

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Anyway, you can head through to the Alex Theatre and check out some INCREDIBLY rare Air Max kicks from over the years, learn a bit about the history of arguably the most recogniseable trainer on the planet, and also take a look at the biggest collection of Air Maxs ON THE CONTINENT.

I went, and I bought a new pair (as did my girlfriend), and I promise you that the guys at the pop-up Shelflife store there have something for you too. Seriously, the range they have is simply superb. Girls, guys, subtle, wild. Whatever you want, they’ve got.

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The Shelflife store and Air Max exhibit is open Tuesday – Friday (12h00 – 21h00) and on Saturdays (10h00 – 18h-00), and I thoroughly recommend that you make a plan to head through at some stage. It’ll be well worth it.

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Air Max Day is on March 26th, so make sure you’ve got a fresh pair to wear on the most sacred day in the sneaker calendar ;)

Travel: Motswiri Safari Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve

Have you ever been to Botswana? If your answer is no, then you need to remedy that asap, take my word for it. It’s a wonderful country with wonderful people, wonderful weather, and wonderful scenery… in other words, it’s just wonderful. It’s a lot cheaper than i thought it would be, considering their currency is stronger than the Rand, but i found taxis, hotels and food in general extremely affordable.

On our return to Johannesburg from Gabarone, we both thought that it’d probably be a good idea to try and visit a game reserve in the area seeing as we’d driven all the way out there. So on our way back to the Big Smoke – we decided to stay at one of the lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve, as it’s a reserve i’d never visited before.

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Madikwe Game Reserve is on the South African side of the border, but barely 35min from Gabarone. The reserve itself is relatively “young” at only +/- 24yrs old. It also happens to be the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa – which is unusual considering how little we hear about it. It’s supposed to be one of the best conservation areas in Africa and offers the Big 5 in a pretty decently sized park. With it only being 3.5hrs from Joburg AND in a malaria free area – it is exceptionally convenient.

There around 27 different lodges within the reserve [so you’ll be able to find one in your budget quite easily], and we finally settled on Motswiri. Since moving up to Joburg, i’ve prioritized visiting as many game reserves and lodges as possible because of the proximity to the city and the fact that it wasn’t something i did a lot as a kid.

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Topless Tuesday 3 March 2015

Just in case you’re wondering what i’m doing with my Tuesday… i am currently trying to download the Victoria’s Secret Swimwear Special – 3.6G of only the finest booty & boobs in the world, and starring South Africa’s sexiest export: Candice Swanepoel.

Click “continue reading” to check the Topless tuesday gallery! Remember – the gallery does contain nudity, so by clicking you understand that you will see NSFW image, and that you are over the age of 18!

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