Friday, October 30, 2009

Birdmen On 60 Minutes

Birdmen On 60 Minutes
Flying Through The Sky Like Superman

It's a Bird...It's A Plane...It's crazy dudes flying through the sky like Superman!!! Sometimes I dream I am flying through the sky like Superman. These totally crazy dudes are actually doing it!!! My jaw dropped when I first saw this. Totally fascinating with some incredible footage. Enjoy!!!

Historical Note: So where did this idea of a flight-suit come from? Franz Reichelt, an Austrian born tailor created an overcoat flight suit that was supposed to work like a parachute. To showcase his invention he jumped off the Eiffel Tower in 1912, which at the time was the worlds tallest man-made structure. Things did not work quite the way Reichelt expected and he fell to his death.

Warning: This video is pretty heavy (Literally & Figuratively).

Gotham City GMT Master...

Raymond Kelly
New York City: Police Commissioner
GMT Master II

Commissioner Kelly (Sounds very Batman–think, Commissioner Gordon) clearly prefers Coke over Pepsi, at least in his choice of Rolex GMT. It is interesting because on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog we seem to see so many more Pepsi GMTs than we do Coke GMTs, so it is nice to see somebody with a Coke and a smile (I think he is smiling?).

The more I look at this photo, the more it looks like he is doing the Rodney Dangerfield "I don't get any respect" thing with his necktie ;-)))) Now that I think about it even more, I think he kind of has an I-Spy vibe...Kind of like Kelly or Scotty wearing their GMT Master with a suite and tie with French cuffs and a handkerchief in their breast pocket...

Autistic Artist Draws New York Skyline From Memory!!!!

Autistic Artist Draws New York City Panorama
From Memory!!!!

This is a most amazing story!!! Since we just saw New York City Police Commissioner, Raymond Kelly, I thought it would be great to take another look at New York–this time drawn from the memory of a British man named Stephen Wiltshire.

As you can see, Stephen Wiltshire is an extremely talented artist, and one of the things that makes him unusual is that he is autistic. His artistic talent just blows my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rolex Studio Shot of the Day: Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust On The Rocks...

Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust
On The Rocks

Chip took this great photo of his OysterQuartz Rolex Datejust on top of some Quartz crystals. Kind of has a Superman's cave vibe to it. Remember in the Superman movie where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father? I think that was Marlon Brando's last movie he made just before he gained a lot of weight.

Every time I look at a Rolex OysterQuartz I get confused? I can't figure out if it looks great or just weird? The OysterQuartz Rolex watches definitely have a 1970s vibe.