Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pop Not Soda...Told You So!

This is brilliant! It's being submitted to PepsiCo, so it doesnt actually exist yet, although I sure hope it does. Collector's item much?

The idea came from an L.A. based artist who created this not for profit --
"I am excited to share this idea with the folks at Pepsi as either an art piece to compliment their vast collection within the Pepsico headquarters or as a limited edition run of cans leading up to Michael Jackson's funeral. Not as a money making idea but as a way of expressing the power of icons and the art of a big idea."

It's a win for the midwesterners (except Wisconsin) who call pop, pop and not soda, cuz when you open a can of pop, it goes pop, not soda!

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

- baroke v

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Louis Vuitton Don

The Kanye West shoes hit Louis Vuitton stores tomorrow! Please chill the hell out though, cuz if you didn't go put yourself on the waiting list 3 months ago, you're shit outta luck! You just saved yourself $1000. Trust me, I know.

- baroke V (not looking forward to work cuz of these)

Monday, June 29, 2009


My weekly love it, hate it, cringe it, smile it post.

(Thanks to FFFFOUND)


Thursday, June 25, 2009

US > Spain

I worked yesterday and that sucks. Not because of the beautiful summer (finally, enjoy the three weeks we'll get!) weather that we have at the moment, but because I didn't get to watch the US Men's National Team beat Spain 2-0 in the Confederations Cup out in South Africa. Work also put the cabash on attending the US MNT's win over Honduras a few weekends ago at Soldier Field. Paying rent is good though. Alas, today I am watching Brazil play South Africa to determine who will play the US for the cup. I for one hope it will be a rematch against Brazil (who beat us 3-0 in this same tournament). Go US! *Scratch that, South Africa has been playing beautifully (currently in the 26th minute) and another David over Goliath seems to be in order*

In more local news, the Sears Tower is getting a $350 million dollar greening. Wind turbines and solar panels and such. This comes just a month or so after they announced the glass walkways that are being installed on the Skydeck. Those will be available for use early July. Click on that link to see all of the pictures of the Sears and the 50 story zero energy hotel that will be built next door.

BTW, this is all being headed by architect Adrian Smith, a graduate of UIC who also has built the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Woohoo...1st Official Day of Summer!

(you can really buy this)

Something else to want

I love this bike! I'm going to need everyone and their mother to clear Baroke out of its inventory so I can buy this American made (Oregon based Brammo) electric motorcycle. The bike is a plug-in that charges in about 3 hours, goes up to 55mph and has a 40+ mile range. Perfect for running around the streets of Chicago (especially if you pick up one of those solar powered chargers). I'll take 2 please.