Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cars GT6 Should Put (Volume 13)

In a galaxy far far away, just off our backyard, lies Leopaul's Blog; boldly pushing the boundaries of car culture because there's some CARS GT6 SHOULD PUT.



Cars like...

1) Mitsubishi Outlander 24G '12

WHY: The past Gran Turismo games featured the old Airtrek crossover but for GT6, I want to see the latest-generation Mitsubishi Outlander just for comparison's sake. Do please, feature it while you can!

三菱 アウトランダー カタログ画像1

2) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV '12

WHY: Don't forget also the PHEV version because when both of these showed up on GT6, I get the chance to drive both the petrol and the PHEV version of the same car, also for comparison's sake.

三菱 アウトランダーPHEV カタログ画像1

3) Mazda Axela Sport 20S Touring '13

WHY: Back in GT5, the first-generation Mazda Axela was featured by I wish GT6 to feature the next-generation model, complete with SKYACTIV Technology and KODO Design. So far, no existing video feature a SKYACTIV Mazda model but I really want GT6 to be the first to feature it. Come on, a Mazda with SKYACTIV Technology needs to have a digital debut.

マツダ 新型アクセラハイブリッド・ディーゼル 新型車解説 -マツダ初のハイブリッド、燃費は「30.8km/L」-/渡辺陽一郎

4) Mitsubishi eK Custom '13

WHY: Never wished a Mitsubishi on this segment but maybe the latest Mitsubishi eK Custom would do. I wonder if this car fare up against any other kei cars in its class in the game? Let's hope that GT6 should feature it so I can compare this to the defunct Suzuki C_rv_ kei car.

三菱 eKカスタム カタログ画像1

5) Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG (W222) '13

WHY: There's a new version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class out there and there's also the high-performance S63 AMG launched as well. Hopefully, GT6 should feature the latest S-Class AMG model and that will make me very happy. So far, the only AMG model with the 5.5L V8 BiTurbo engine to be featured on GT6 is the E63 AMG (the facelifted model). Hopefully, we need more of those...

メルセデス・ベンツ S63 AMG 海外試乗レポート/飯田裕子

The results please? So, if Polyphony's still on the rethinking process whether these cars I've mentioned will be featured on Gran Turismo 6, whether in game or as a DLC, you can't say that I didn't had a bit to do with that.

Take that to Kaz Yamauchi!

Let's Do The News! (October 12, 2013)

The big science tonight or today or this morning:

- Enjoyed 2013's Pac-Man cartoon? Yes, 2013's re-imagining of one of NAMCO's famous video game mascots, called Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, is quite a spectacle since it was aired globally (with the exception of Japan) moments after its E3 2013 announcement last June 2013. Now, the TV show's popularity made Namco Bandai pushed its 3DS game  ahead of November 5, 2013. Also, it will be making its console debut on the XBOX 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC (via STEAM) on October 29th. There's a booth in this week's 2013 New York Comic Con, until Sunday, where the game's multiplayer mode is featured. Isn't it nice to welcome Pac-Man back?

Pac-Man and the Ghostly
Adventures

- Hyundai Motor America unveiled its next addition to its Zombie Survival Machine concepts in collaboration with THE WALKING DEAD (Season 4 starts on AMC this Sunday, check local listings). This here is the Maxcruz (Santa Fe LWB) armed to zombie-proof perfection by a lucky Walking Dead fan and it's on display at the 2013 New York Comic Con, until Sunday.

Hyundai Maxcruz Zombie Survival Machine

- FYI: Also on display at the 2013 New York Comic Con is a specially prepped C1 Corvette driven by SHIELD agent Phil Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) in Marvel's The Avengers and its brand new TV drama, Agents of SHIELD. Whatever you do, Don't Touch the Lola.

- There was one part on the episode of the latest season of South Park making joke about the Tesla Model S electric sports saloon, calling the throttle the P#$%Y PEDAL.

- OFWs in Saudi, beware: Protests by the Muslim Brotherhood, responsible for ousting Egyptian president Morsi, will occur during the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia has tightened security for the annual event.

- As we all know that November 23, 2013 will celebrate the 50th year of BBC's Doctor Who, but DYK that November 23rd will be known by many One Direction fans as 1DDAY? No one told me that...

- There's nowhere to hide, Facebook users. The latest Privacy Policy from Facebook leaves users nowhere to hide for good. No matter the privacy settings, you can still be caught unaware but Facebook says that the new change will only impact a single-digit percentage of its user base.

- US Government Shutdown reaches Day 11 and House Speaker John Boehner draws mostly sympathy, support back home. So far, no agreement has been made and the October 17 deadline draws near as well as the doomed default.

- All major US parks and recreations, closed during the government shutdown, will be reopened after states agreed to fund them temporarily, officials said.

- India is now on red alert as one of the most powerful typhoon ever recorded nears the east coast of the country.

- The use of thermometers and manometers using the mercury chemical will be banned by the World Health Organization by the next decade. This announcement follows the adoption of a mercury ban called the Minamata Convention at a UN conference that ended in Kumamoto, southwestern Japan.

- Toyota Motor Corporation working on next-generation driving aids under the Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) banner.

TTFN!

"100% dandruff-free FOREVER"

On the October 11, 2013 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Tarzan gags

- Ikaw at ang Ina knows about...your gibberish phone calls.

- A nurse takes very good care of her patient.

- An argument broke loose...

- Bubble Gang does Head & Shoulders by spoofing this commercial as HEAD & SHONGGALS! 100% dandruff-free FOREVER.



- Tata Lino helps other people solve life's problems...

- Different kinds of FACIAL EXPRESSIONS are examined.

- Tambays making chitter-chatter about a woman...

- More big questions answered by Brod Pete and the gang at ANG BAGONG DATING DOON.

SYRIA UPRISING: Syrian rebels call Peace Prize 'premature'


The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to those investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria has been welcomed by Syria's Ruling Party, which claims it gave the government credibility, but Syrian rebels call Peace Prize "a premature step".

Story: FRANCE24

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: The story so far (10/11/13)


The story so far from the Korean Peninsula:

- South Korean president Park Geun Hye, during her Jakarta visit, reaffirmed this goal and said that the two nations should take specific actions to meet their target.

- Kenneth Bae, who's been detained in North Korea for almost a year, reportedly met with his mother after having gained permission from the authorities for a visit.

- World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has warned emerging markets to be prepared for the US Federal Reserve's tapering of massive bond-buying stimulus program.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Let's Do The News! (October 11, 2013)

The big science today or tonight or this morning:

- US Government Shutdown reaches Day 10 and Republicans offer Obama short-term debt extension.

- The 2013 LA Auto Show will be held this November 22 to December 1, overlapping with the auto shows in Tokyo, Japan (November 23 – December 1), and Guangzhou, China (November 21 – 23). There will be 22 world premieres in the show but what could those be? New MINI? New Porsche crossover? New Nissan crossover? 2015 Escalade? More to come later...

- Some say, he's The Stig but he isn't. He's The Stig's Digital Cousin and some say, you can beat him if you got the courage to challenge against Digital Stig. XBOX ONE's Forza Motorsport 5 gives players a chance to challenge against The Stig. Only Forza 5 gives you great Top Gear content to fans everywhere, from the Top Gear Track, Top Gear-inspired challenges, and voiceovers from Clarkson, Hammond, and May.

- BEWARE: With Santi now a Typhoon, PAGASA reported that several areas in Luzon are under Signal No. 3 such as the provinces of Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Viscaya, Benguet and Nueva Ecija. Signal No.2 are in effect in La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mt. Province, Tarlac, Zambales, Bulacan, Pampanga, Northern Quezon, and Polilio Island. Areas in Signal No. 1 are Metro Manila, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Lubang Islands, Rest of Quezon, Marinduque, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, and Catanduanes.

- Ford Philippines teams up again with Avon Philippines for the fight against breast cancer through their Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer campaign.

TTFN!

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: The story so far (10/10/13)


The story so far from the Korean Peninsula:

- South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia for a 3-day state visit aimed at boosting economic cooperation with the world's fourth-populous nation rich in energy and resource.

- Any revision or deletion of the 2007 inter-Korean summit transcript occurred while former president Roh Moo-Hyun was in office, state prosecutors said, a finding that could re-kindle political wrangling over who gave such an order.

- Bank of Korea raised its outlook for the current account surplus this year to 63 billion US dollars, up 10 billion from its July estimate.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Let's Do The News! (October 10, 2013)

The big science tonight or today or this morning...

- Never mind about that upcoming Hyundai Maxcruz (Santa Fe LWB) Zombie Survival Machine made by a lucky Walking Dead fan for this week's NY Comic Con, ATOY CUSTOMS made one of their own zombie survival machine using the, yes you guessed it, Hyundai Tucson iX as the basis.

Photo courtesy of Top Gear PH Facebook page

- When it comes to Liam Neeson taking action thrillers a bit seriously since the two TAKEN movies, there's more thrills in store for him because Warner Bros. begin filming for his next thriller movie, Run All Night.

- US Government Shutdown is now on Day 9.

- Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been abducted in Tripoli

- BIR is filing a tax evasion case against Jeane Napoles, the daughter of the infamous "pork barrel queen" Janet Lim-Napoles, who is accused of colluding with lawmakers over the pork barrel scam.

- #STARBUCKSDRAKEHANDS, now a trending meme.

- The post-apocalyptic teleserye, Genesis, starring Dingdong Dantes, Rhian Ramos, and Ms. Lorna Tolentino, along with TJ Trinidad, Jackie Lou Blanco, Ronnie Henares, Carlo Gonzales, Luanne Dy, Betong, and many others, premieres October 14, 2013 on GMA. It's directed by Joyce Bernal and Mark Reyes and written by Aloy Adlawan.

- In an effort to reduce smog, Beijing shuts down most highways and airports.

- Top Gear PH reports that there's going to be an Indian carmaker to land on Philippine soil and that Indian carmaker is none other than Tata Motors. Pilipinas Taj Autogroup is the distributor of Tata Motors in the Philippines and reports say, it will arrive next year.

- The all new 2014 Lexus IS is officially named Esquire Car of the Year.

2014 Lexus IS

- 2014 Opel/Vauxhall Meriva facelift announced with the addition of a new 134HP 1.6L diesel engine that provides fuel economy of 22.7km/L and a 0-100kph time of over nine seconds.

2014 Opel Meriva

TTFN!!!

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: The story so far (10/9/13)


The story so far from the Korean Peninsula:

- Koreans celebrate the 567th anniversary of the Hangul, the Korean alphabet proclaimed by King Sejong the Great back in the mid-15th century.

- South Korean president Park Geun-Hye, who arrived in Brunei on Tuesday on the second leg of her ASEAN trip, took part in the Korea-ASEAN summit this Wednesday.

- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently visited a military-run livestock breeding station.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Geekdom's Guide to Bacon Pancakes

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Making Bacon Pancakes

Most of the Adventure Time fanatics will remember one sure fire thing that goes stuck in their cerebral cortex and yes, you guessed it, BACON PANCAKES. That kind of thing Jake the Dog cooks in one episode of the show.

Bacon pancakes, makin bacon pancakes. Take some bacon and I'll put it in a pancake. Bacon pancakes, that's what it's gonna make...BACON PANCAKES!!!♪

Yes you got that right, find some bacon and a pancake mix at your nearest supermarket. Tell your parents to add those to their grocery shopping list if they have enough grocery allowance. Question is how will you going to make the most mathematical breakfast known to AT fans? Well, you may have followed the directions on making a pancake courtesy of the pancake mix's cooking instructions and then cooking up the bacon but sadly, we're a bit unsure about the whole Bacon Pancake serving...but never mind.

Since you're done with the bacons and pancakes, feel free to stack them like a sandwich. Don't care which. There are so many variations of bacon pancakes, especially the one where slices of bacon are inside the pancakes. Feel free to do some research on the internet and experiment with different variations of the most mathematical breakfast known to AT fans and in no time, you'll thank Jake The Dog for this...

Bacon pancakes, makin bacon pancakes. Take some bacon and I'll put it in a pancake. Bacon pancakes, that's what it's gonna make...BACON PANCAKES!!!♪

The Geekdom's Guide to Bacon Pancakes.

Let's Do The News! (October 9, 2013)

The big science tonight or today or this morning if you woke up this morning...

- US Government Shutdown now in Day 8 and US President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on Republicans as he warned against the consequences of a possible debt default and called for an end to the federal shutdown, saying he would not let the government be held “ransom”. He also said that he told Republican Speaker John Boehner in a phone call that he's willing to negotiate but not under threats of defaults and continuing the shutdown.

- Swiss-based game developer Gameloft announces GT Racing 2, the sequel to the hit GT Racing game developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz. Featuring 67 cars and numerous real-world tracks, the new game will surely become more addicting than ever. It will hit this fall on iOS and Android for free with in-game app purchases.

GT Racing 2

- New on PS3's iM@S CHANNEL's SHINY TV game is Mini Album 03: Mystic, a Takane Shijou-dedicated DLC pack for THE iDOLM@STER SHINY TV game. Like the first two mini albums for SHINY TV, it costs 1,500 Japanese Yen.

- 2014 is the Year of the Horse, and according to some feng shui experts, the year 2014 is not the ideal time to get into relationship, tie the know, invest or start a new business. Go with the flow is the best time for the year 2014.

- According to an NHK TV Program, there's a new Pikachu-dedicated game from The Pokemon Company is in the works. Yes, Pikachu is one of the most famous Pokemons ever featured since the game, the anime series, the merchandise, yes, yes, whatever. Don't worry folks, no matter which version, especially when you're saving up for the latest Pokemon X and Y versions for the 3DS, Pikachu is always here to stay and always with us. There's even those Pikachu-dedicated games such as N64's Hey You, Pikachu, Gamecube's Pokemon Channel, and many other Pikachu-dedicated games in the past.

Pikachu


- Is our AT fandom a little bit more flammable? Jessica DiCicco, the CV behind our favorite flammable Adventure Time character, Flame Princess, will be on this week's 2013 New York Comic Con!

- Season 2 of Cartoon Hangover's Bravest Warriors web cartoon premieres October 17 but if you need a bit of an itch for catch-up of if you're new to the BW craze, fear not because all Season One episodes are rolled up into one video courtesy of Cartoon Hangover for you to watch.

- Trivia: During the course of the first season of Bravest Warriors, there are 13,537,384 unique visitors watching the whole season. Yes, over 13 million bravest fans can't be wrong.

- One of the producers of BBC's Doctor Who, Marcus Wilson, twitted that they've finished filming the 2013 Christmas Special, which signals the end of The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith.


- Meanwhile, Matt Smith will be playing the role of a killer named Patrick Bateman in a London stage musical adaptation of American Psycho, presented at Almeida Theater from December 3, 2013 to January 25, 2014.

TTFN!

What's in our Car Town garage today? (October 9, 2013)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

1936 Toyota AA

One of the most notable pre-WWII Toyotas ever made, the AA features design inspired from the Chrysler Airflow and it comes with the large 3.3L engine which develops 62hp. Although not quite as powerful by modern standards for such a big engine, revisiting nostalgia for this car is one thing that you are willing to know more about the world of Toyota. Produced from 1936 to 1943, Toyota produces 1400 units of AA during its tenure.

1936 Toyota AA

1984 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

Off-road enthusiasts often agree that the FJ40-spec Land Cruiser is one of the best off-roaders ever made due to its rough and tough personality and a big engine that propels this offroader through tarmac, gravel, snow, and other rough surfaces no other modern-day offroaders come close. What interests everyone the most that the FJ40 Land Cruiser lasted through 2001 even though it was sold in Brazil as the Bandeirante. Oh yeah, if you're a Top Gear fanatic, you might be familiar to this Toyota offroader as Richard Hammond's offroader of choice in the Bolivia Special in Christmas 2009. Sadly, this Toyota met its climactic end when it got rolled over through one of the most terrifying slopes in Bolivia.

1984 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Unveiled in 2010, the Superleggera version is the top of the line version of the Gallardo LP560-4. Although it comes with the same V10 engine as the original but it sees a 10ps increase, making the power output of the 5.2L V10 engine develops 570PS of power. True to its name, the Superleggera lost 70kg of weight, resulting to a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202mph.

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shake iT Up: I ♥ Dance

Shake iT Up: I ♥ Dance
If you're an avid Disney fanatic, then you are just one of the many who enjoyed the hit teen comedy series Shake iT Up! It's the show where rising stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya played roles as CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue, two teenage girls who are part of the Shake It Up Chicago variety show and every week, the girls are into some sorts of troubles to deal with from school life, their careers as dancers on a variety show, and other stuff.

With the third season still shaking things up for our favorite gals CeCe and Rocky, the third volume of the Shake iT Up! soundtrack does make you wanna shake it up even further. Soundtrack #3 is titled I ♥ DANCE and like the title itself, it really is the third volume of the Shake iT Up! soundtracks and for this volume, expect the latest song from Bella and Zendaya titled Contagious Love, which is the main attraction for this latest soundtrack but that's just the tip of the iceberg because for this soundtrack, there are 12 new songs offered, more than enough when you want to have fun it up, mingle it up, stir it up, funk it up, when you want...it up. Sorry, pun intended.

Also on the soundtrack is the Cole Plante Reboot Remix version of the theme song performed by Selena Gomez as well as the Alex Ghenea 3.0 Remix of We're Dancing sung by Good Luck Charlie's Bridgit Mendler.

TRACK LISTINGS:

1) Contagious Love
2) This Is My Dance Floor
3) Beat of My Drum
4) Blow the System
5) Afterparty
6) Holla At the DJ (The DJ Mike D Remix)
7) These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
8) Sharp as a Razor
9) Future Sounds Like Us
10) I Can Do Better
11) Shake It Up Theme Song (Cole Plante Reboot Remix)
12) We're Dancing (Alex Ghenea 3.0 Remix)

Available at iTunes, Amazon.com

Let's Do The News! (October 8, 2013)

The big science today or tonight or this morning when you woke up in the morning...

- It's already Week 2 of the US Government Shutdown and US President Barack Obama called on Congress to reopen government immediately and raise the debt limit while he was in FEMA. Be warned though, the debt ceiling deadline is on October 17, 2013 or else it's default, sparking fears for the economy or worse, might happen the same thing again since the Global Financial Crisis of Fall 2008.

- The United States launched a new $100 bill that comes with a new color as well as special features to prevent counterfeiting.

- Mitsubishi Motors teases three PHEV concepts for November's 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. They will be showcasing the GC-PHEV which is a next-generation full SUV, the XR-PHEV which is a next generation compact SUV, and the AR-PHEV which is a next generation MPV complete with the use of a downsized direct-injection turbocharged engine, signaling Mitsubishi's return to GDi engine roots ever since they stopped making those in 2007.

Mitsubishi teases PHEV concepts for Tokyo
Motor Show 2013

- Wave hello to the brand new 2015 Cadillac Escalade, the full-size SUV favored by hip-hop artists is now made even more "bling bling bang".

2015 Cadillac Escalade
- A new Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, an organization notorious in the fight against smuggled cars, has been named and former AFP Chief of Staff Jessie Dellosa is officially the Deputy Commissioner, promised to rid the roster of accredited traders and import consignees of dummies or fronts for smugglers.

- The Rally of France signals the final WRC race for Sebastien Loeb, the rally legend who scored 9 WRC wins on the trot and he's a do-it-all because not only rally comes in his mind, he took the 208 T16 to shatter the Pikes Peak record, and he's going to be in the seat of a Citroen touring car in next year's WTCC. On Loeb's final WRC race...he crashed. The DS3 rally car crashed but he and his co-driver Daniel Elena survived.

- The Fast and the Furious staff wants one lucky fan to be part in the next movie. The crew posted on their social media site:

"Want a chance to star in the next Fast & Furious? Follow @FastandFuriousMovie on Instagram and upload a video telling us why you should be the next member of the Fast Family. Hashtag your video with #UltimateFastFan!"


TTFN!

SYRIA UPRISING: US credits Syria for chemical weapons 'compliance'


US Secretary of State John Kerry lauded Syria's compliance with the UN resolution calling to destroy the country's chemical weapons arsenal. He also said that Syria gave credit to the Damascus regime that it moved quickly to eliminate the banned weapons. Kerry told reporters along side Russian Foreign Minister Sergei LAvrov on the sidelines of an APEC summit in Indonesia.

Story: FRANCE24

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: North Korea threatens to attack USA


North Korea warns that they will attack the USA ever since the US battleships arrived in South Korea. According to South Korean authorities, the arrival of US battleships in South Korea is all part of their Maritime Search and Rescue Exercises. They will continue monitoring the situation from the Peninsula at any time.

Mutya Datul, IHAW NA!

On the October 7, 2013's Banana Nite's IHAW NA segment, the guest of the day is none other than the beauty queen who won 2013 MISS SUPRANATIONAL, Mutya Datul.

Meanwhile, Tunting faces off with...Adele in TNT: Tapatan Ni Tunting!

What's in our Car Town garage today? (October 8, 2013)

What's in our Car Town garage today?

1974 Lancia Stratos Rally Edition

The Stratos has been proven to be a rally legend in its own right and with the Ferrari engine mounted in the middle, the Stratos managed to win the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976. In fact, it became so successful, Lancia managed to create 500 road-legal models for people to buy. This Stratos shown here replicates the most successful WRC machine that won 3 WRC seasons on the trot. from the Rallye Sanremo of 1974 to the Tour de Corse of 1981.

1974 Lancia Stratos Rally Edition

1974 Lancia Stratos HF

With the rally-machine Stratos became successful, Lancia agreed to produce up to 500 road-legal versions of the Stratos under the HF banner. For a bit of a trivia though, the Stratos is well known to be Lorna Endou's car of choice in the 6-part OVA ex-Driver, where a group of professional drivers roaming around futuristic Japan, saving people from autonomous cars gone haywire.

1974 Lancia Stratos HF

1993 Subaru WRX

The WRX STi model was made to be a limited edition for the first-generation Subaru Impreza from the 90's. The WRX models can be easily traced back to the Impreza's successful rally career, especially for the likes of Colin McRae. For a bit of a trivia though, this Scooby went round the Nurburgring in 8:28.93, making the WRX not just a rally-born legend but also a track weapon in its own right.

1993 Subaru WRX

Monday, October 7, 2013

The geekdom's guide to Peanut Butter Squares

"Your mom said to say I can have just one
peanut butter square but only after they're cooled down"

Now, as I'm sure you know there's one Catbug dialog from Bravest Warriors that you're particularly fond of and yes, you get that right, it was the Peanut Butter Squares. Here in the world where fangirling and tumblr is what comes in mind for a geek or nerd, we believe we want to make some peanut butter squares but as a general rule; you can have one only after they're cooled down.

After raiding through websites for some research about recipes for Peanut Butter Squares, there's a simple one that can really get you started and become BAKING BUG. Sorry about the Breaking Bad parody, someone had that shirt with the words BAKING BUG on it. Anyway...

You'll need...

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking procedures:

- Mix powdered sugar and cracker crumbs in medium-sized bowl.
- Heat butter and peanut butter in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.
- Stir into crumb mixture.
- Press in ungreased square pan with a dimension of 8x8x2 inches.
- Heat chocolate chips in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.
- Spread over crumb mixture.
- Refrigerate after 30 minutes
- Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows
- Store loosely covered in refrigerator

And there we go. Your mom's peanut butter squares. You can have one but only after they're cooled down. 

The Geekdom's Guide to Peanut Butter Squares. Delicious.

Source: Pillsbury

Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 57


On today's DRIVING MUSIC segment, let's list down another set of five DRIVING MUSICS (car commercial songs) as heard from car TV commercials from past to present. Armed with science and technology, this segment will determine what is the name of the song on a certain car commercials.

Anyway, the list...

5) The Look of Love by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - From the Kia Optima Regal Korean TV commercial.

4) One Way Or Another by Blondie - from the latest VW Golf VII Variant "Ben and Tom" commercial.

3) Libertango by Yo-Yo Ma - from a Toyota TOYOTOWN Commercial

2) Make You Happy by MIKA - from Renault Samsung Motors Art collection commercial.

1) Limbo by Lord Tickler, The Jamaican Calypsonians - from Toyota Canada 2014 Toyota Corolla "Like You've Never Seen Before" commercial.

DRIVING MUSIC from Leopaul's Blog, where this segment solves every car enthusiasts' questions about the title of the song of car commercials...with the risk of MATCHED THIRD PARTY CONTENT on their status. Acknowledge or dispute, it's your choice.

SYRIA UPRISING: Dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons begins


Experts from the Hague-based OPCW and UN personnel assisting them begun the process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons. All eyes are on the process despite the lingering civil uprising.

Story: NHK WORLD

Wow Mali Pa Rin - 10/6/13

On the October 6, 2013 episode of Wow Mali Pa Rin...

- In this episode's OH CAM ON, PRETTY BOY's hiding from the DADDY! Do you see him?

- Job hiring - the WOW MALI way!

- Joey de Leon asks...Bakit ba elephant, tiger at lion ang ginagamit na mascot para sa pamatay ng lamok? Dapat kwago at pusa para CAT-OWL!

- Interviewer gets slapped in the face in front of celebs!

- Interviews get messy by someone messes with interviews.

- In CALL NI IDOL, Joey de Leon makes a prank call about recipe called CHICKEN ALA WOW.

- WOW BLOOPERS featuring the outtakes of Misibis Bay

Let's Do The News! (October 7, 2013)

Inside the test tube tonight or today or this morning when you woke up this morning...

- Some Bulgarian news saying that Megan Young stripped off her Miss World 2013 crown and Miss France Marine Lorphelin is the new winner. Is this true or is it just a ruse? We really don't know, neither is Megan Young who was busy in her London trip.

- 44 people died as clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces occurred on the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Middle East War against Israel.

- After wars, there are floods and yes, torrential rains triggered floods in Maguindanao and North Cotabato.

- Last week, Muling Buksan ang Puso concluded but feel free to watch the outtakes from the recently ended TV drama from ABS-CBN.

- In case you missed it, actor Derek Ramsay guested on THE MEGA AND THE SONGWRITER last night.

- San Mig Coffee Mixers advanced through the PBA Governors' Cup finals!

- After the whole CASINO QUEEN involving LTO chief assistant Secretary Virginia Torres, it's official. She's retiring for good.

- Channel 4's new reality show, Sex Box, garnered tons of numerous complaints because of this different kind of concept of this show. This reality show pits couple to have a relationship in 35 minutes in front of live studio audience.

- Study shows that one-third of French companies of less than 250 employees have bin hit by cyber-attacks and number of incidents has risen by 42% since last year.

TTFN!

Super GT 2013 Round 7 Autopolis

#4 GSR HATSUNE MIKU Z4

Round 7 of the 2013 SUPER GT season was held in Autopolis Circuit and yes, despite the wet condition due to the rainy weather, there's no stopping the racers aiming for the win, especially for No. 36 PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 (driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter) gunned to win at the GT500 class while No. 4 GSR HATSUNEMIKU BMW driven by Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka achieved the GT300 victor.

PRESS RELEASE:

PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 scores big come-from-behind win!
GSR HATSUNEMIKU BMW takes a second consecutive GT300 win

The SUPER GT IN KYUSHU 300km race, Round 7 of the AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, was held at the AUTOPOLIS Circuit (lap = 4.674 km x 65 laps) in Oita Pref. on Oct. 6. With unpredictable rain falling on and off there were frequent changes in the order of the cars as the race progressed, but with three laps remaining the No. 36 PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 (driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter) came from behind to claim the GT500 class win. The GT300 class winner was the No. 4 GSR HATSUNEMIKU BMW driven by Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka.


With yesterday's qualifying having been cancelled due to rain and fog, the official qualifying was held this morning and the results saw the No. 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 (Yuji Tachikawa/Kohei Hirate) win the GT500 class pole position and the No. 3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Kazuki Hoshino/Daiki Sasaki) take the GT300 class pole.

The afternoon brought the start of the race at exactly 14:00 under cloudy skies. From pole position the ZENT CERUMO SC430 (Kohei Hirate) made a good start and began to steadily open up a margin of lead over the pack. Behind it the followed two NISSAN GT-R cars, the No. 23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R (Ronnie Quintarelli) and the No. 1 REITO MOLA GT-R (Satoshi Motoyama), and behind them came the No.18 Weider Modulo HSV-010 (Naoki Yamamoto), the No.12 CALSONIC IMPUL GT-R (Tsugio Matsuda) and the No.36 PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 (James Rossiter).
In the middle stages of the race light rain began to fall on and off, causing parts of the track to become very slippery and the presence of scattered bits of rubber from the tires made for very difficult conditions that caused some spinouts and machine collisions. Despite this, the No. 38 ZENT CERUMO SC430 continued to run at a steady pace in the lead until the wheel was turned over to Yuji Tachikawa for the second half of the race. Meanwhile, behind the leader the order of cars was changing constantly.
In the latter stages of the race, the No. 36 PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 (Kazuki Nakajima) and the No. 17 KEIHIN HSV-010 (Koudai Tsukakoshi), having emerged from the battle for survival in the pack, were chasing the ZENT CERUMO SC430 in the lead.
However, with about eight laps remaining in the race, the pace of the ZENT CERUMO SC430 began to slow until the top three machines were all within one second of each other and battling fiercely. Finally, having the fastest pace, Nakajima in the PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 managed to pass Tachikawa in the ZENT CERUMO SC430 with three laps remaining. Once in the lead the PETRONAS TOM'S SC430 ran on to win the race and claim its second victory of the season following the one in Round 2 at Fuji Speedway. This win moved the Nakajima/Rossiter pair up into 2nd position in the season standings. By finishing 2nd in this race, the ZENT CERUMO SC430 pair of Tachikawa/Hirate moved into 1st position in the standings.

In the GT300 class race, the No. 4 GSR HATSUNEMIKU BMW (Tatsuya Kataoka) starting from 8th position on the grid ran strongly to rise to 3rd position in the early stages of the race and then moved into 2nd position after the routine pit stop. With Nobuteru Taniguchi now at the wheel, he charged on steadily despite the slippery track and was able to catch and pass the leading No. 50 Exe Aston Martin (driven first by Hideto Yasuoka and then Masaki Kano) and went on to win the race. This was the second win in a row for Taniguchi and Kataoka, having won Round 6 at Fuji, and it moved them up to 2nd position in the season standings. After starting from pole position, the No. 3 S Road NDDP GT-R (Daiki Sasaki to Kazuki Hoshino) had to retire from the race eventually with machine trouble. The No.16 MUGEN CR-Z GT (Hideki Mutoh to Yuhki Nakayama struggled to finish in 8th position and add two season points to their total, which kept them in the Mutoh/Nakayama pair on top in the standings and poised to take the first championship title ever for a hybrid machine in the final round.

Source: Super GT

This has got to be a record breaker! The 2013 SUPER GT Season is on the finale and it all ends November 2 to 3 at Twin Ring Motegi!

F1 2013 Korean GP

F1 2013


Ah South Korea, it maybe in a brink of being nuked by its North neighbor but Yeongam must go on for the F1 racers, even for Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull even though it maybe an incident-filled race, he still managed to beat the odds, surviving two safety-car restarts to lead home the Lotus duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, with Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg a superb fourth.


With Vettel 77 points ahead of Alonso, this young German might aim for the F1 2013 Champion title at Suzuka Circuit next week but with four more races, the other racers can still win the war.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

SYRIA UPRISING: Assad says Turkey will pay high price


Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warns Turkey that they will pay a heavy price for backing insurgents fighting to oust him. It was stated during an interview with Turkish television aired on Friday and he also warned that Islamic extremist groups will eventually turn against Turkey. He also said that he will run for next year's elections if he sees that the Syrian people want him to stay on.

STORY: NHK WORLD

Let's Do The News! (October 6, 2013)

The big science today...

- US Government Shutdown is now on its 5th day and Congress and President Barack Obama have yet to negotiate an end to the government shutdown

- The Olympic flame for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games has been handed over to the Russians at a ceremony in Athens, Greece.

- New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez sues the Major League Baseball over the doping scandal since they suspend him for 211 games from August through 2014 for doping offences. Rodriguez appealed the ban and continued to play until the season ender.

- Happy 50th birthday to the Chevrolet Malibu!

- The second chapter of The Hobbit, titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, may not hit theaters until mid-December 2013 but here's the trailer of the said film. Yes, Martin Freeman returns as protagonist Bilbo Baggins and he's facing off against a dragon named Smaug (surprisingly voiced by Sherlock lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch).



- The folks from Rays of Sunshine posted a clip of Top Gear's Richard Hammond granting a wish of a little girl suffered from a certain illness to ride with him on a pink-colored Lamborghini sportscar.



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