Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pornstars share their horror stories on the job

The guys from WoodRocket.com are an entertaining and inquisitive bunch. Besides putting out the usual porn parodies like Strokemon (based on the Pokemon anime, naturally), SpongeKnob SquareNuts (Spongebob Squarepants, of course) and Wet Dreams on Elm Street (do I really need to tell you what movie that's based on?), they also do a lot of Question and Answer videos with pornstars.


Now, just in time for Halloween, the aptly-posed question for the likes of Nina Harley, Annika Albrite, and Shane Diesel are their horror stories on-set. As expected, quite a few involve excrements while one concerns a burst vein in someone's penis and another is a stab wound the night before the shoot. Ouch!

Check out the scary, sometimes shitty (literally) stories on WoodRocket.com.

NBA to place ads on 2016, 2017 All-Star jerseys

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is taking a page off of Manny Pacquiao's marketing playbook by placing an advertisement in the form of a patch on the playing jerseys for the 2016 and 2017 All-Star games.


According to the Wall Street Journal, the patch measures 3.25 inches x 1.6 inches that will be placed on the upper left chest of the jersey and will feature a logo of Kia Motors as "part of an advertising buy between media rights holder Turner Sports and sponsor Kia Motors America." The report added that the patch will also be present on the All-Star jerseys that will go on sale at that time.

"It's something we've been looking at for a number of years," NBA executive vice president of global marketing partnerships Emilio Collins was quoted to have said in the report, adding that the league is also looking into doing something similar for the jerseys worn during the regular season. "We continue to work on that beyond All-Star, with all the considerations we have to factor in."

The 2016 and 2017 All-Star games will be played in Toronto and Charlotte, respectively.

We've never been a fan of the ads placed on the PacMan's boxing shorts so we're not really in favor of seeing ads on NBA jerseys. Granted, the ads on Pacquiao's shorts were bordering on obscene and tasteless since they were plastered anywhere and everywhere while the NBA's is limited to a solitary patch. Still, its presence alone detracts from the otherwise clean and simple look of NBA jerseys.

Incidentally, Pacquiao's team when he joined the Philippine Basketball Association as a playing coach for the 2014-2015 season was the Kia Sorentos/Carnivals. The team has since been renamed as the Mahindra Enforcers for the 2015-2016 season.


Photo from the NBA Facebook page

Friday, October 30, 2015

It's #FaptasticFriday and our first honoree is Arianny Celeste!

Since The Typical Guy loves sexy women, we've decided to start something of a tradition. To celebrate the coming weekend and the companionship with women we often always seek, we've created #FaptasticFriday where we honor a specific woman every week. And our very first #FaptasticFriday honoree is none other than Ultimate Fighting Championship ring girl and purveyor of many men's masturbatory fantasies, Penelope Lopez Arianny Celeste!





A photo posted by Arianny Celeste UFC® (@ariannyceleste) on












Subaru reveals what the next-generation Impreza will look like

As the current-generation Subaru Impreza nears the end of its shelf life following its launch in 2011, the Japanese carmaker has revealed what the next-generation model will look like at the ongoing 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.


The design of the Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept is an evolution of Subaru's current Dynamic & Solid design language, with the former best exemplified by the character lines on the car's sheet metal, specifically the one from the front fender to the door panels and rear shoulder, and the line that rises toward the rear from the lower door panel.



The Wide & Low stance found in the current Impreza continues with the 5-Door Concept, with the hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights up front and the wide shoulders over the rear fenders emphasizing these elements.

According to Subaru, the design direction of the Impreza 5-Door Concept also hints at the design direction of its future models "as a whole."

All I can say for now - at least until I see what the full production model of the next-generation Subaru Impreza will actually look like - is that I like it.




New Orleans Pelicans release Nate Robinson after only two games in the season

Well, that was quick. After only two weeks from being signed by the New Orleans Pelicans and after playing two games in the first week of the 2015-2016 National Basketball Association (NBA) season so far, the team has dropped journeyman point guard Nate Robinson from its roster.


In his two games - which were losses as well - for the Pelicans, Robinson averaged 2.0 assists and 0.5 steals, a little below his performance in four preseason games for the team where he averaged 8.8 points and 2.5 assists.

In the 10 years Robinson has played in the NBA, the league's three-time Slam Dunk champion has so far played in eight teams. Besides the Pelicans, Robinson has also played for the following:
  • New York Knicks (2005-2010)
  • Boston Celtics (2010-2011)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder (2011)
  • Golden State Warriors (2012)
  • Chicago Bulls (2012-2013)
  • Denver Nuggets (2013-2015)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (2015)
 NBA.com didn't mention any particular reason why Robinson was waived by the Pelicans.

Such a sad way for this to happen to Robinson who's in the twilight of his playing years, especially when you think about the stellar performances he has put in for the Knicks and the Celtics.


Photo from the New Orleans Pelicans' Facebook page


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Press Release: Honda announces its 25th Anniversary Grand Draw

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) proudly celebrates 25 years of success in the Philippine Automotive Industry this October. In line with this celebration, HCPI is pleased to announce its 25th Anniversary Grand Draw to show appreciation to customers who continuously patronize their products. 

Customers who will reserve and purchase a Honda vehicle at any authorized Honda dealership nationwide are qualified to join the grand draw, which runs from October 10 to October 31, 2015.

The lucky winner will get a chance to win an all-new Honda City 1.5VX MUGEN!

Furthermore, customers who will test drive any of the Honda vehicles in any authorized Honda dealership nationwide will get a chance to bring home one of these exciting prizes: five Honda ER2500 Generator, 10 Ipad Air 2 16GB (WiFi only), and 10 2016 Trek Marlin 5 Series Mountain Bike.

The deadline of submission of entries will be on October 31, 2015. Raffle coupons will be drawn November 13, 2015 at the Department of Trade and Industry, Region IV B.

The lucky winners of the City 1.5 VX CVT MUGEN and other exciting prizes will be notified by an HCPI Representative via phone call. HCPI will also publish digitally on its Hondaphil website, and social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter the names of the winners on November 16, 2015. Winning participants should claim the prizes on a given period.

For more information on the promo mechanics, visit www.hondaphil.com, or any authorized Honda dealership nationwide.

MMDA, HPG to begin clearing EDSA, secondary roadways of obstructions

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Philippine National Police's Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will begin clearing EDSA and secondary roads of obstructions to lighten the traffic that is expected to get worse as the coming Christmas Holiday draws closer.



According to Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, following a series of technical working group meetings with traffic bureau heads and representatives from the local government units, HPG, and the MMDA, the government will strictly enforce all traffic rules and regulations without let-up for two months from November 2, 2015 to January 2016, from 6AM to 9PM, as it clears EDSA, the Mabuhay Lanes, and secondary roads in Metro Manila "of unsightly and disorderly run-down structures, ambulant vendors, road impediments, illegally parked motor vehicles, and sidewalk blockades." In addition, violators of LGU and MMDA traffic ordinances will be apprehended.

"Pasensiyahan tayo (So sorry), but this is a response to the complaints of our people, for some, a cry of help for their government to come to their aid because EDSA and the streets of Metro Manila have come to symbolize the horrors of congested roads, traffic moving at a snail's pace or even stops to a standstill," said Almendras.

Don't you think that this strict implementation of rules and regulations is something that our law enforcement agencies should actively be doing 24/7?



Photo from Wikimedia Commons

MMDA releases maps of its Mabuhay Lanes to ease traffic congestion for the coming holidays

As if the traffic on regular days isn't bad enough, the expected rush that comes with the coming Christmas holidays is bound to make it even worse. In response, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has begun releasing what it calls as its Mabuhay Lanes which advises motorists of what alternate routes to take to reach their destination.

For the Mabuhay Lanes' 2015 edition, the MMDA has released 17 alternate routes which should help motorists on their commute not only by taking a different path from EDSA but also through areas that are traditionally busy once December comes like Divisoria and Greenhills. I hope this helps you out!




















Photos from the MMDA Facebook page

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The S207 is the Subaru WRX STI you really want

If the Subaru WRX STI just doesn't cut it for you, Subaru Tecnica International, Subaru's motorsports division, is launching an even higher performance limited-edition version of it known as the S207 on December 1.
Based on the already-desirable WRX STI, the S207 has received a raft of modifications from Subaru Tecnica International, from the engine and suspension to both the exterior and interior design, "providing a feel-good experience to all those who travel in it regardless of road conditions and enhancing driver skill."


From its standard power output of 304hp, special engine tuning has bumped it up to 324hp while the car's handling has been enhanced by a quick steering gear ratio of 11:1. Original STI cimponents have also been added to the S207, inlcuding a flexible tower bar, DampMatic II front suspension with adjustable damping--reportedly a first for a Japanese carmaker--and front-rear Active Torque Vectoring, "all of which combine to achieve a strong yet flexible ride and sharp cornering." The best news for motoring enthusiasts though is that the S207 is only equipped with a six-speed manual transmission.
Keeping the increased power in control are enhanced Brembo six-pot brakes in front and four-pot brakes at the rear that feature monoblock opposed-piston brake calipers and drilled rotors. Specially designed 255/35R19 tires and an exclusive large front spoiler help to keep the S207 firmly planted on the ground.


Completing the updates the S207 has over the standard WRX STI are the rear bumper air outlet on the exterior to the exclusive STI-spec Recaro front bucket seats and customized sports instruments for the interior.

According to Subaru, only 400 units of the S207 will be made available to the public, with 200 being allotted for the NBR Challenge Package, which adds an exclusive dry carbon rear spoiler and an ornament commemorating Subaru's victory in the SP3T class in the 2015 Nurburgring 24-Hour Race. In addition, a limited run of 100 units will be made available for the NBR Challenge Package Yellow Edition which paints the S207 in vivid Sunrise Yellow. Standard body colors for the S207 though are limited to WR Blue Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, and Crystal Black Silica.
For its home market of Japan, Subaru has priced the S207 at JPY5,994,000 (over P2.327 million) while the Yellow Edition carries a price tag of JPY6,372,000 (over P2.474 million).


Subaru failed to disclose though if the S207 will be limited only to Japan or if it will be made available globally. If it's the former, then there's nothing we could do about it. But if it's the latter, then we'd better start praying that we'll get at least a couple of units since the carmaker will only accept orders for the car until March 6, 2016--sooner if you plan on getting the Yellow Edition since its order book closes on November 30, 2015.







Photos from the Subaru ProShop Facebook page

Mazda brings back the rotary engine! For its latest concept car, at least...

While Mazda is known now for its SKYACTIV suite of technologies, the Japanese carmaker was first recognized for its use of the Wankel rotary engine--a type of internal combustion mill that was last seen in the Mazda RX-8 which was last produced in 2012.

We've always figured that Mazda will eventually bring back the rotary engine and that has finally happened at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which officially open its doors later this week, as its unveils the rotary-powered Mazda RX-VISION sports car concept.

According to the Japanese carmaker, the RX-VISION "represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day make into reality; a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with exquisite, KODO design-based proportions only Mazda could envision, and powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine."

While Mazda has ceased to produce a rotary engine for the market, the company reveals that it hasn't stopped its research and development of its next-generation rotary engine, which its has labeled as the SKYACTIV-R. Not surprisingly, this denotes that the successor of the venerable Mazda RX-7 will not only have its signature rotary engine, but it will also feature Mazda's entire SKYACTIV technology suite, from the design of the engine down to the suspension.


"We attempted to create a design that would encapsulate our entire history of sports car development while also representing the ultimate in styling for a front-engine, rear wheel-drive sports car," Mazda President and CEO Masamichi Kogai said at the unveiling of the RX-VISION. "Under the hood is our next-generation rotary engine, the SKYACTIV-R. This name expresses our intention to make breakthroughs in the rotary engine's dynamic and environmental performance with the same high aspirations that made SKYACTIV technology possible. There are still many issues to overcome, but we will continue our development efforts in the spirit of "never stop challenging."

We just wish the production version of the RX-VISION will come out sooner rather than later. The Mazda RX-7 has been gone for 13 years. It's about time its successor has come out.

Mazda begins producing CX-3 crossover, SKYACTIV diesel engine in Thailand

Mazda has begun the production of the Mazda CX-3 compact crossover in its Auto Alliance (Thailand) plant in, well, Thailand. This makes it the first overseas facility and the second location to start manufacturing the model after production began at the carmaker's Hiroshima Plant in its home market of Japan.



"AAT is an extremely important hub that consolidates our system for supplying the CX-3 promptly and consistently to the growing compact SUV market," said Mazda Managing Executive Officer Kiyotaka Shobuda. "By providing customer with Thai-produced vehicles that are as high-quality as those we make in Japan, we will work towards further raising our brand image."

Production of the CX-3 in Thailand also coincided with the start of engine assembly at the Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand). It is the fourth facility to manufacture Mazda's SKYACTIV engines, following the Hiroshima Plant in Japan, Changan Ford Mazda Engine in China, and Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation in Mexico. Capable of producing 30,000 units per year, the facility produces the SKYACTIV-D 1.5 diesel engine for the Mazda 2 that are manufactured for the Thai market also at Mazda's Auto Alliance (Thailand) production facility.

"Thailand is our most important production location outside Japan; our first overseas base capable of comprehensive vehicle manufacture, including engine and transmission production as well as vehicle assembly," added Shobuda. "Mazda is committed to producing vehicles in this country at the same high-quality level as we do in Japan, and delivering to market products that offer Mazda's unique driving pleasure, in a timely manner. In doing so, we will further contribute to the development of the Thai automotive industry and enhance the Mazda brand."

The Mazda CX-3 was first launched in Japan in February 2015 as a new core model. Outside of its home market, sales of the CX-3 has begun in North America, Europe and Australia. No mention was made though if the Thai-made CX-3 will be produced solely for the local market or if it will be made available to the ASEAN market.

Go on an all-expenses-paid trip to the United Kingdom... by buying a Jaguar XE

If you've been wanting to visit the United Kingdom without spending anything on airfare and accommodation, there's actually a way to do just that courtesy of Jaguar Philippines and its latest offering, the Jaguar XE.

The authorized distributor of Jaguar automobiles recently launched the Jaguar XE in the market. Now, Jaguar Philippines is giving the first five buyers of its newest compact luxury sedan the opportunity to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to its factory in the UK as its guest.

When you think about it, that's not a bad deal considering a round-trip economy-class airplane ticket for one from Manila to London already costs nearly P50,000. Throw in a four-day stay at a hotel in London and the total cost goes up to nearly P61,000--at the very least!

But like I said, that's not a bad deal since you not only get to go to the UK but you also get an exclusive tour of Jaguar's factory in Solihull, a town located around 180km northwest of London. All that for buying a compact luxury sedan that's priced competitively against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series--provided you're one of the first five buyers of the Jaguar XE so I suggest you head on to Jaguar Philippines' showroom in Bonifacio Global City soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick or Drink this Halloween at the Azure Urban Resort Residences

Halloween is fast approaching and if you're planning to greet the short holiday in style, Blackline Entertainment, together with the Azure Property Management Office, will be holding Trick or Drink, a joint Halloween and Oktoberfest celebration on October 31 at the Azure Urban Resort Residences' Ibiza Bar and Beach Pool area in Bicutan, Paraรฑaque.

With DJs Rhon Rebleza and Rico Arce providing the music, Blackline Entertainment promises that the drinks will be flowing while everyone has fun with games like beer pong, flip cup and the ol' reliable beer drinking competition. Though optional, guests are also invited to come in their best Halloween costumes. After all, though the season calls for it, it must be hard to party with your face heavily made up.

Tickets to the event are at P300 each which can be purchased at the Ibiza Beach Bar and is inclusive of one Hennessy Cocktail.For those who want to avail of the complete party experience, VIP couches are available for either P5,000 (inclusive of one bottle of Hennessy V.S. Cognac or one box of beer, one chicken or steak platter, and four complimentary tickets) or P10,000 (two Hennessy V.S. Cognac bottles, one steak platter, and eight complimentary tickets).

Inquiries for the tickets and table reservations can be made by calling up Blackline Entertainment at 09369286327.

See you there!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Renaissance Art paintings recreated through photos... in a garage!

Call it a cliche but a garage is where you store - and repair - automotive art, like a Shelby Cobra (there's a reason why it's arguably the most replicated kit car for years), an Aston Martin DB5, and a Ferrari 25 GTO. A garage is not something you'd usually associate with highbrow art like Renaissance era paintings.


Not for photographer Freddy Fabris though. Using a garage as his background and what are supposedly mechanics for his subjects, Fabris recreated  famous Renaissance Art paintings like Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper and Michaelangelo's The Creation of Adam. For good measure, the New York-born and Buenos Aires-raised Fabris even did some portraits in the style of Rembrandt.

"I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original. To take them out of their original context, yet maintain their essence," Fabris told Huffington Post in an interview.

Check out the rest of the photos below. Who knew holding a drum funnel can be done with such artistic poise!