Sunday, September 9, 2012

See the 'hug me' jacket for lonely guys

See the 'hug me' jacket for lonely guys (Si Chan)

"Everybody needs love," says designer Si Chan of his bizarre puffy coat with an odd feature.
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photo by Hill & AubreyHere is the perfect parka for the long, dark, and lonely days of winter. "Everybody needs love, don't they?" asks emerging menswear designer Si Chan on his blog. Chan says he designed his eccentric kelly green puffer jacket, which features a row of clasped hands running up the front, to make the wearer feel "warm and hugged."
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While Chan, who recently graduated with top honors from London's College of Fashion, purposely exaggerated the padding to resemble a kid's stuffed toy in order to emphasize the warm and fuzzy vibe of the jacket, there's also something a little creepy about it and some of the other touchy-feely items in his collection of six outfits. The grabbing hands conjure up straight jacket from a future planet or tree branches-turned-arms from a child's nightmare.
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Courtesy Si ChanChan explains that hugging hands are a symbol of what makes it possible for humans to "express love" and "depart from loneliness" and he insists his vision is sweet, not sinister. A photo from his blog titled "Inspiration" bears that out. It's a sun-washed snapshot of him as a giggling toddler being given a loving squeeze by his older brother. If only a jacket could make one feel that good.

The "Hug Me Jacket" is a prototype but the designer tells Yahoo! Shine he would like to produce it for sale online this winter. The cost would be about £800 ($1,1200).
Would you wear the "Hug Me Jacket?" Please let us know what you think of Chan's creative designs in the comments below.
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New York quarterback's latest distraction

Mark Sanchez (left) and Tim Tebow in preseason action; Sanchez has been spotted with Eva Longoria. (Getty Images)

As if the Jets' rough preseason weren't enough, Mark Sanchez has another reason to take heat.
"Wait ... Eli's better than BOTH of us? Combined?!?!?" (AP)
As it turns out, Mark Sanchez did score during the preseason -- he just didn't do it with the New York Jets.
The ostensible starting quarterback of everybody's favorite preseason offensive disaster has been spotted with the lovely Eva Longoria, and apparently, it's far more serious than Tony Sparano's offensive game plans.
From the New York Post:
Wearing a lace top that offered even less resistance than the Jets' offensive line, the actress strutted her way to an evening of entertainment that included a viewing of the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages" followed by a romantic dinner at the Japanese hot spot Nobu.
Longoria appears to have fully recovered from her marital airball with San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker and has become smitten with the Jets' starting quarterback.
Longoria also had a go-round with Spanish singer Eduardo Cruz, but that didn't last. By all accounts, the actress is head-over-heels for the Sanchize, and good for them. It's nice to know that even a big-market quarterback and former GQ model can outkick his coverage.
[Related: Greg McElroy leads Jets to TD in 28-10 loss to Eagles]
Well, you might be "distracted," too. (AP)Of course, this news will cause every Jets observer looking for more reasons for the team's woeful offensive performance -- they didn't cross the red zone in the preseason until third-string quarterback Greg McElroy led them there against the Philadelphia Eagles' seventh-string defense in the exhibition finale -- to wonder if Sanchez doesn't have his head in the game enough, and that's why the Jets are unable to bust a grapefruit near the goal line.
That's one thought, and we're quite sure that the Skip Baylesses of the world (hopefully, there's just the one Skip Bayless, we thought as we typed that) will squeal that Sanchez's time with Longoria is the real problem behind the quarterback's inability to move to the "next level." He went to the Caribbean with a hot actress? ZOMG!!! That's why he threw those red zone picks!!!
Here's another possibility: Maybe Mark Sanchez is just an average quarterback in a below-average offense, and if he plied his trade in Jacksonville or Tennessee, we would have heard very little about him after he left USC for the NFL in 2009. Sanchez has never finished higher than 28th in the league in Football Outsiders' per-play opponent-adjusted metrics (DVOA), and never higher than 20th in FO's season-cumulative DYAR stats. Forget the idea that his next level is the top: Sanchez still has to look up to see league average. Sanchez's potential "greatness" is trumped up by those who believe that quarterback wins are meaningful, and those who believe that New York needs a marquee quarterback at all times.
[Related: Tim Tebow fans are not necessarily fans of the Jets]
(Hint: New York actually DOES have a legitimate marquee quarterback based on performance, but he plays for the Giants. You know -- that Super Bowl champion team you backpagers keep ignoring).
Maybe Mark Sanchez will never become "elite," because it just isn't in him to do so, and shouldn't he take advantage of the good life while he can? After all, not every woman is monumentally impressed with Sanchez, and it seems that the more they understand the game, the less overwhelmed they are. As Stacey Greenberg, wife of ESPN radio jock and long-suffering Jets fan Mike Greenberg, recently put it on Twitter:

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Murdered youths shake Salvador gang truce

The leader of the Guatemala branch of the M-18 gang, Aldo Dupie Ochoa Mejia, alias "El Lobo" or "The Wolf," inside the Frajines 1 prison in Guatemala City. (Associated Press/Rodrigo Abd)

Skeptics say a recent agreement struck between rival groups is just a cover for further savagery.

Kristen opens up about working with Rob

Kristen Stewart says she's 'fine' with seeing Robert Pattinson again (George Pimentel/WireImage)

Stewart says she's not worried about promoting "Breaking Dawn" this fall with Pattinson.
Kristen Stewart isn't stressing about having to work alongside Robert Pattinson this fall.
The Twilight star, 22, spoke to the Associated Press at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday -- where she's currently promoting On the Road -- about having to walk red carpets and navigate press conferences with Pattinson by her side for The Twilight Saga's final installment, Breaking Dawn -- Part 2.
"We're going to be fine," she said of her now-estranged love of three years. "We're totally fine."
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Her appearance at the On the Road premiere in Toronto Thursday night marked Stewart's first public appearance since news that she had cheated on Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, broke in late July.
Still, the exceptionally private star -- who has confessed to feeling awkward and out of place as it is during industry events -- says she wouldn't have missed the Toronto Film Fest for the world.
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"We have been waiting for this thing to be unleashed for so long. It was sort of one of those situations where you just have to put yourself in your body and go appreciate the moment," the actress explained. At On the Road's world premiere in May at Cannes, "I would have been happy standing . . . with the entire theater booing it as long as I was in that row with my cast and with [director] Walter [Salles]. We would have been fine. I feel so strong with these people, and it's so appropriate. I belonged there." Still, she copped to feeling "nervous" before the screening. "To be honest, I was kind of just telling myself, like, don't black out . . . Be there, appreciate it."
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The support she saw from fans on the red carpet helped her do just that.
"You expect a lot of people at a Twilight premiere, but showing up at an On the Road Toronto film festival screening and seeing that amount of people is absolutely, disarmingly amazing," Stewart said. "It felt pretty cool."
This article originally appeared on Kristen Stewart: Robert Pattinson and I Are "Going To Be Fine" During Breaking Dawn Promotions

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Football play no one should try again

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein heads toward the goal line against Miami (Y! Sports screengrab)

This play may have worked great in practice but it never had a chance in a game, a writer says.
I'm sure in practice, when quarterback Collin Klein did that ridiculous hop and threw the ball behind his back like a bad Magic Johnson impersonation, it looked great. Chris Harper probably walked into the end zone every time.
In an actual game against Miami, well, it wasn't so good. The Wildcats went from the 1-yard line back to the 20 on this play. Might want to tear up that page of the playbook and stick to handoffs, K-State. Then again, the Wildcats are up 24-6 at halftime on Miami even with this debacle of a play. Maybe we should be making cracks about the Hurricanes instead.

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The scary world of 3D-printed guns

3D-printed guns may be possible. (CNET)

New tech could soon let anyone create a working firearm right at home.
Welcome to the dark side of 3D printing.

The hobby is best known for creating colorful toys and trinkets, but some enthusiasts are working on design files that would allow anyone to print a working gun. These don't exist yet, but some believe it's only a matter of time.

Why would a 3D-printed gun be appealing? For one, it could potentially be cheap. You can buy a preassembled 3D printer for about $500. A spool of ABS plastic to print with goes for $50. Depending on where you shop, you can buy .38 Special ammunition for 30 cents a round. The plans will undoubted be distributed free like so many MP3s.

In fact, plans for working gun parts already exist. They can be found on a site called Thingiverse and on similar sites, alongside thousands of free plans for toys, jewelry, tools, and design equipment.

Thingiverse is a creation of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MakerBot and its CEO, Bre Pettis. Pettis and his company have become the de facto faces of 3D printing thanks to regular appearances in mainstream and tech media talking about how 3D printers democratize manufacturing. Pettis usually demonstrates this idea with brightly colored remote-control cars, robots, and other toys made with MakerBot printers. MakerBot and Pettis don't really talk about files related to gun parts.

That doesn't mean the issue has gone unnoticed, with the intersection of 3D printing and firearms having made the news a few times this year. In June, Michael "HaveBlue" Guslick reported on his blog about successfully test-firing a homemade gun whose key component, the lower receiver, he made from ABS plastic on a '90s-era Stratasys FDM 1600 3D printer.

And in August, Forbes' Andy Greenberg wrote about a group called Defense Distributed, which has some lofty goals as mapped out in the video below. In practical terms, their immediate aim is to create a design file for what they call a Wiki Weapon, a functional, 3D-printed firearm. The increased attention on printable guns comes as Defense Distributed is approaching a firing test, said Cody Wilson, a University of Texas graduate student and the chief spokesman for the group. Depending on the outcome of that testing, 3D-printing companies, file-hosting sites, and law enforcement and legislative groups may have to tackle a challenging set of questions regarding the manufacture and regulation of firearms, both in this country and abroad.

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Selena Gomez's Toronto Film Festival Date: Justin Bieber's Little Sister!

Selena Gomez (Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)

Selena Gomez hits the red carpet with beau Justin Bieber's 4-year-old sibling.
Justin Bieber has been noticeably absent from girlfriend Selena Gomez's side at the Toronto Film Festival this week, but never fear -- another Bieber stepped in as the big screen beauty's date for the evening on Saturday.
The actress, 20, brought another member of the Bieber family as her date to the Toronto premiere of her new animated film, "Hotel Transylvania," on Saturday - Justin's 4-year-old sister, Jazmyn.
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Selena has been pulling double-duty at the famed film fest this week as she's starring in two films premiering in Toronto - "Hotel Transylvania" with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg and Steve Buscemi; and the raucous adventure comedy "Spring Breakers," alongside James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens.
"Hotel Transylvania" hits theaters on September 28. "Spring Breakers" is slated for theatrical release next spring.
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