Weeds Season 6 – Its Back!

The Botwin family is back and they are in a lot more trouble then they were before. I just can’t wait for it, I haven’t completely finished Season 5 but I’m planning on finishing it before its done since it now takes a completely different story and its looking good. The Botwins on the run, check out the short fun intro below and you know where its going, and its just getting better. With the previous seasons the Botwins always operated from a home base and the regular people they are dealing with, but this time around they are on the run and its getting exciting, and the intro is looking good.

Season Intro Below:

California @ Yas Marina

I am a fan of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, I am also a fan of the Ferrari California. Now the combination of the two with Ferrari test driver Marc Gene make for a very entertaining drive. Burning tires through turns, the perfect oversteer around the corners. Damn I wish I could drive like that around those corners, but I would probably get a little too close to the barriers since there is very little room for mistakes on this track.

Link: Autoblog

Ferrari 599 GTO – Faster Then An Enzo

There has been talk about this car, spy shots over the net, list of options and tid bits of information. Now its out the official 599 GTO from Ferrari, an Italian race pedigree. They have the 599 GTB Fiorano, then came the track only 599XX, now the barely street legal race car designated the Gran Turismo Omologato or 599 GTO and it brings a lot to the plate.

They managed to shave 195 Kilos from the car bring the curb weight to 1495 KG making leaner and meaner then its original. They bumped the engine output from 612 bhp to 661, a torque bump of 9lb-ft bring it to 457. The GTO modifications aren’t just mechanical, with a rework of the aerodynamics their is a new front splitter, side sills, diffuser, rear spoiler, vented hood as the ten spoke 20-inch rims with F1-derived wheel donuts. All this put together helps this machine sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.35 second and top speed of 208 mph. Beating the Enzo on the Fiorano test track by 1 minute and 24 seconds, thats scary. Only 599 of these machines will be made, they will be selling at around $460K, lets see who will be lucky enough to get one. Check out the new configurator by Ferrari.

Link: Autoblog

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Chuck – Season 3


Chuck is no longer the blundering nerd that works at a Buy More with a huge amount of secret intelligence stored in his head. One those very good rare comedies that can carry a story and keep it going with some very interesting characters, Morgan is hilarious and this time around the show has taken it up a notch. Chuck 2.0 is something from the Matrix with a more entertaining twist and a touch of comedy, I like how they are taking the story and there seems to be another story developing in the background, I’m enjoying this show.

The Fast and the Furryious

This is one of the funniest car rental ads I have seen, the best part are the costumes. Seems like a new luxury car rental agency has opened up in Los Angeles, as the dream goes if you have a nice cars then the girls will follow and these guys are living their dream. The best part of the whole thing are the bear suits, beating the crap out of each other with the suit on and then driving back with them is genius. Renting the Audi is ridiculously expensive in the states, I was surprised to see that it was more expensive then the California.

Ferrari 458 isn’t Cheap

There have been a lot of speculation about the price of the Ferrari 458 and its going for $240’000. In Kuwait the starting price is 70’000 for this machine, meaning that it can go up to 80’000 KD or more based on previous pricing schemes of Ferrari in Kuwait.

So now based on pricing the Ferrari California is on a lower scale then the Ferrari 458. As the California starts at 58’000 KD and max’s out at 72’000 KD with all options loaded. But as a luxury car the California is much more luxurious, and that doesn’t include that the 458 will have a Scuderia version which will be even more expensive in pricing.

Link: Autoblog

Ferrari Replacements

Ferrari have been working a on a few new machines, and a lot of people’s eyes are on the Italian Manufacturer. The Ferrari CEO has come out and said what people have been waiting to hear, some cars will be replaced soon and some will be kept. There is a new supercar in the work for Ferrari, some sort of F50/Enzo type machine but it will be power by a V12 or V8 Twin Turbo. Ferrari has been working on some greener concepts but those engines won’t be ready for production soon, but I’m curious as to how they want to maintain performance with those green machines. Now the 612 is another story, I have never been too much of a fan of that car and it seems a lot of people haven’t so Ferrari will be replacing it as soon as 2012 with the new car. Now for the 599 it seems they have other plans for it, they have introduced the HGTE kit to make it more aggressive and that doesn’t include the limited production 599xx, so this car isn’t looking at replacement until 2015. As for the 458 it seems everyone wants a piece of it, and I’m a huge fan of the California, I really think its the perfect combination of sport and luxury, and who doesn’t like a hard top convertible.

Link: Autoblog

Picking Up The R1

The R1 has had a few modifications done to it since I came to the states, a full Akrapovic exhaust system, power commander, 1 tooth lower from the front sprocket, and gaskets. I got on the bike as soon as San Jose Yamaha told it is ready to go.

I was so excited that I forgot to take any gear with me and they were going to close up in 30 minutes and there was no way I could make it home and back in time. So I went straight there and picked up the skull and bones Arai RX7 and a new pair of Alplinestar gloves. I loved the helmet and the gloves were a good fit. I was supposed to go home and my friend was following me in the truck, for about 30 seconds and then I took off like a demon. I forgot that I was in the states and that cops will chase motorcyclists down to fine them unlike to Kuwait. It was pure bliss riding such a powerful beast, and the exhaust tone was music to my ears, I wanted to continue riding but my Quiznos sandwich was getting cold so I headed home.

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Truck Stolen

I got a call from my friend in the States late at night, something seemed up and he told me that my truck wasn’t home when he got home. He was shocked he called a friend of ours who had the spare keys other then him, but nobody moved the truck for two weeks now. I’m in shock, I’m not sure who would be able to steal something of that size. Now I’m just waiting to hear back from my friend, he was in shock and he is very pissed since he lives in a very nice area so its surprising that this could happen. I’m very pissed right now and I want to kill someone, and I know I’m going to have a huge fight with the insurance company, they don’t cover any of the modifications.

Emirates New Flights

Recently Emirates has been making some big announcements, they now have 3 very long haul flights. They are really taking over some of these long haul flights, I know someone who just tried the Brazil flight and they said it was very comfortable for 16 hours. It is a little bit more expensive then planes with stop overs. BA Flight from Kuwait to London, then London to San Paulo is cheaper then the Dubai to San Paulo for 400 KD. So sometimes it might be a little bit more expensive but still very convenient flights to have, some of these flights are booked up ahead with no availability for a few months.

  • San Paulo, Brazil
  • Los Angeles, United States (Sept 08)
  • San Francisco, United States (Oct 08)