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Monday, May 28, 2007

Just some Summertime Fun

We have a lot of great stories going forward, true believers (shout out to Marvel Comics fans) but it is Memorial Day weekend, so it just seems befitting to take a break and provide you with lighter fare. Between eating, writing and weight training this holiday, I also indulged in some internet viewing of some past Pimp My Ride episodes. Of course, one might ask how might an afronerd have an interest in a cheesy car customization show. Well, it appears that I actually like the international and UK versions of the MTV program better than the original U.S. version hosted by rap artist, Xzibit. So in typical nerdic fashion (no relation to nordic), I came across a Youtube clip that pays homage to the king of auto customization, the legendary George Barris. I'm also pretty sure that comic fans are familiar with Barris' handiwork, as he was responsible for hundreds of custom vehicles that were used during the early days of Hollywood. What would the 60s Batman and Green Hornet tv series be like without Barris vehicles? Anyway, enjoy your day off-kick back and take a look at the Barris and Pimp My Ride UK clips. Don't worry, expect more serious topics coming up in the next few entries. Excelsior!

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