Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pokémon Products You Probably Didn’t Know Existed, White People Feel They Are More Discriminated Against Than Blacks… Apparently, Mario And Lugi Art Made From Soda Boxes, 500 000 iOS Apps Statistics, History Of Networks, Epic Meal Time - Ninja Turtle Soup, BrettTheIntern: Charlie Sheen PSA, Chewbacca and an Ewok Dance To Guns’N’Roses At Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2011, Lucky To Be Alive, Working HK UMP 45 Made With Lego, Mr. Ghetto "New Orleans Bounce " - Walmart

Hello everyone, I finally have four hours of L.A. Noire footage up on YouTube you can view them in order here. That is also why this is a little later then I wanted it to be. Here is today’s news.

Pokémon Products You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Pokémon is widely known and probably took up most of us ‘90s babies’ childhood. What you probably didn’t know is that with the huge success in the television series as well as the video games, also brought many other products that were based on the series. I am going to run down the list and show you pictures of them as well.

The Pokébra came out for women as an actual bra. They were designed to look like Pokéballs. I am sure that these bras were for the older fans of the series, I hope. I read the details on them and they were made using acrylic paint with a textile medium. It is also noted that these bras are more on the novelty side and should not be worn on a regular basis.

The Japanese airline by the name of All Nippon Airways, fly promotional jets that have Pokémon painted on the exterior. The interior is also decorated with the theme of Pokémon as well. There is also an official website for these Jets, you can see them here. I do not know if the jets are still flying but the last time that they have listed was November of 2002. These planes flew from Tokyo to either Bangkok, Frankfurt, or Paris. These would have been fun to fly on!

I don’t really like the material of these berets but it is awesome that they are designed to look like Pokéballs. There isn’t much to say about this but I guess if you really like Pokémon these would be awesome to wear.

These awesome shoes would be any kids dream to wear, if they grew up loving Pokémon. Who cares about shoes that light up when you take a step. These have freaking Pikachu on them! It is also cool that Nike was making these and I wonder if they did any other Pokémon or if they just did Pikachu. Either way these are one of the coolest shoes I have ever seen, just under the Star Wars themed ones I have seen.

This awesome case for your iPhone is in the form of a Pokédex. It would be an awesome cover for anyone who wanted to still feel like a Pokémon master. The fact that this case is for iPhones makes it even more cooler because even though you have a Pokédex covering, it is still an iPhone!

There isn’t anything weird about these because boxers come in many different designs and logos. It is funny though that a pick up line in these could be, “Hey, want to see my Pokéballs?” The only place to really get these anymore would be eBay, but who buys used boxers. That’s dirty!

What motivation to be the best that no one ever was then to have the Kanto badges. It would be awesome to give these badges to people to give to the best fighter at different gyms. Then you would have to fight them in order to get your badges back. That would be awesome if you ask me!

This car is awesome! I wish I could drive it around! It would be awesome to have this car and then turn it into a taxi. You would pick up so many people just because they would want to ride around in it. I bet you would get nice tips as well!

These hoodies look awesome and I have seen them in many different species of Pokémon. This Charmander hoodie is probably the best one I have seen, other then Pikachu. Although it seems Charmander looks better on guys and Pikachu looks better on girls.

There is only one word to describe this shoe. Although this shoe is made for women, with that big of a height, that word is unbelievable. This shoe is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. It is yellow, and the Game Boy Colour, and a Pikachu built into the heel. It would be even cooler if the shoe charged the Game Boy while it was docked there!

White People Feel They Are More Discriminated Against Than Blacks… Apparently

A new study conducted by sociologists from Harvard and Tufts universities shows that white Americans feel they are more discriminated against than blacks. The sociologists asked 209 white and 208 black men and women to rate racism against both of the ethnic groups, since the 1950s, on a scale of one to ten. Results would show that both of the ethnic groups saw anti-black racism decrease over the decades. Whites saw the relations as a “zero sum game” which they were losing because the blacks “gained” the advantage. The results were published in a journal called “Perspectives on Psychological Science” and are as follows. On average, blacks saw that anti-white bias was rising slightly from 1.4 during the ‘50s to the present 1.8. Blacks also saw that the racism against themselves declined quite heavily from 9.7 in the ‘50s to 6.1 during the ‘90s. The white side of this study shows a different picture. During the turn of the century, going into the 2000s, eleven per cent of whites gave anti-white bias of the highest rating, ten out of ten. This being compared with only two per cent of the whites, who did so for anti-black bias. The  whites also believe discrimination against them has increased from 1.8 in the 50’s to 4.7 during the 2000s. All of the surveyed people were asked this: “Indicate how much you think blacks/whites were/are the victims of discrimination in the United States in each of the following decades.” Researchers Michael Norton and Samuel Sommers responded to the results saying that despite the predictions that Obama’s election in 2008 would have created a “post racial” America, it has not happened. They finished off their study by stating: “'A flurry of legal and cultural disputes over the past decade has revealed a new race-related controversy gaining traction: an emerging belief in anti-white prejudice. Whites believe...the pendulum has now swung beyond equality in the direction of anti-white discrimination. Whites think more progress has been made toward equality than do blacks, but whites also now believe that this progress is linked to a new inequality—at their expense.” The researchers looked at many studies and have come to the conclusion that white people tend to see any focus on an ethnic minority group as an “attack” on white values.

Since I am exhausted and don’t want to write a description for each of these videos and pictures just look for yourself. I had three hours sleep last night so cut me some slack!

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