Thursday, September 8, 2011

Samberg vs. McEnroe, Conners, Borg & More

Samberg vs. McEnroe, Conners, Borg & More:

On the cusp of this year’s US Open, The New York Times Magazine asked Walter Iooss Jr. (legendary sports photographer) and comedian Andy Samberg to look back at several iconic men’s tennis rivalries. Andre Agassi vs. Pete Sampras, John McEnroe vs. Bjorn Borg, and Jimmy Conners vs. McEnroe are all done comedic justice. Not only was the level of play to be admired, the on court style was too (ignore Agassi for all intents and purposes). The New York Times meticulously dug into the archives of Nike, Fila, and Tacchini for the authentic tennis whites. The result fiercely rivals the best Will Ferrell sports comedies—save Semi-Pro, that was just bad. The piéce de résistance? Pistol Pete’s carpet of a chest.

Game, set, match.

Images via Walter Iooss Jr.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NYC Clocktower Apartment Seems Pretty Okay

NYC Clocktower Apartment Seems Pretty Okay: "



Real estate hype aside, GHK Properties is calling this 'Dumbo's Most Spectacular Building' and it's hard to disagree when you see the triplex that crowns it. We couldn't help but notice the striking similarity to the Bruce Wayne-funded Gotham Clocktower from the DC comic book, Birds of Prey, and with 360-degree views of Gotham and the possibility of setting up a covert crime-fighting operation from this base, it almost seems like a steal.



This almost offensively splendid 7,000-square-foot penthouse is located right inside the building's clock tower, provides 360-degree views, and gives you the freedom to sabotage your neighbors' scheduling by changing the clock times to whatever you damn well please. I mean if you're going to spend $23.5 million on an apartment, it may as well come with the privilege of resetting New York City's time zone to your individual liking.