That's all I can say for now. But prepare your digital video cameras, and check how to upload videos (30 seconds will do) to MSN Soapbox, Google Video or YouTube.
If you want an invite for MSN Soapbox, I still have three available. Just ping me on freitasm @ geekzone.co.nz with a valid Passport or Live Id e-mail address...
On Google Maps (50° 0´38.20"N 110° 6´48.32"W). That's in Canada!
Michelle Nunes, representing the Hooters Hotel and Casino, was selected out of over 120 Hooters Girls from around the world to represent Hooters for the next year, as Miss Hooters International 2006. Among the many prizes and opportunities that accompany the crown, this Hooters Girl from Las Vegas will take home the first place prize of US$50,000 cash as well as be featured in Hooters Magazine, national marketing campaigns and TV commercials.
This year's Pageant was held at the Aladdin Casino's Theater of Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The judges included television personality Brooke Burke; Leeann Tweeden of "The Best Damn Sports Show," NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.; NBA Player and Sportscaster, John Salley; Rob Dibble from Fox Sports News "The Best Damn Sports Show"; Jerry Buss, owner of the LA Lakers; and Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Michelle Nunes, Miss Hooters International 2006
The top five winners included: 1st Runner Up, Stacie Burns (representing Hooters.com), 2nd Runner Up Randi Jackson (representing Jacksonville, FL), 3rd Runner Up, Kat Longa (representing Miss September in the Hooters Calendar), and 4th Runner Up, Sarah Coggin (representing the Southwest). Rounding out the top ten finalists in no particular order are Ambar Martinez (representing Venezuela); Beverly Mullins (representing Brandon, FL); Natalie Pandorf (representing the Original Hooters in Clearwater, FL); Nicole Del Valle (representing Las Vegas) and Linsey Toole (representing Miss December in the Hooters Calendar).
The top 5 finalists from the 10th Annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant
Contestants from Australia, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala traveled to Las Vegas to compete for over US$150,000 in cash and prizes. Trisha Gledhill, representing Calgary, Canada was selected from the international contestants to represent Miss Hooters World.
Ok, perhaps the only thing in common with technology is that Las Vegas is where the International CES 2007 (Consumer Electronics Show) is located? Back to the technology blogging now...
The movies were directed by stars such as producers David Fincher, Ridley and Tony Scott, and directors including John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Woo, Joe Carnahan.
The films always have a different BMW partnered with The Driver.
Also if you like car chase scenes, it's hard to beat the Paris scene in Ronin. The movie, with Robert De Niro and Jean Reno has a great plot and cool car scenes.
But I found C'était un rendez-vous today on Google Video (below, if not removed). The film is available as a DVD on this site.
Lelouch had made enough money from his classic "Un Homme et une Femme" to buy himself a Ferrari, which he proceeded to drive with "enthusiasm" in his native Paris.
Whilst shooting another film, a new bit of equipment was being used - a gyro stabilised camera mount. Lelouch then came up with the idea for "C'était un Rendezvous". The camera used only had a ten minute film magazine - hence the mad dash to the steps of the Basilique du Sacre Couér in Montmatre.
On first showing, Lelouch was supposedly arrested. In his defence, he proclaimed he had taken all possible precautions. This included convincing a Formula One driver to helm the car (he refused to name him).
Subsequently the film went underground - occasionally shown in front of a Lelouch full-length feature on theatrical release. Outside of this, only poor quality pirate copies on VHS or a badly worn print were available. These would be played at car club meetings and slowly the film attained its mythical status with the arrival of the internet helping to spread the word.
What we do know is that there are no special effects or speeding up the film - Lelouch simply mounted the camera on the front of the car and shot it.
Also, note that the director probably broke a few driving laws in doing this movie. This is not an invitation to do the same. It's an example of artistic expression only (and crazy behaviour?) and you should always drive safely. Check this blog entry about driving in New Zealand.
Found through Goobers, through ZoomBlast.