Remember Back To The Future II? Remember the scene where Marty travels to the future and puts on these futuristic Nike shoes? Well, there is a guy who tried to build them on this own but first the original scene:
Now this is what he built… not really what was in the movie but a nice try for sure:
Update: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/leben/nike-bringt-den-mag-auf-den-markt-hinkend-in-die-zukunft-1.1140883 … it becomes reality now with the “Mag” !!!
2009 has been a good but also very exhausting year for me. In January our daughter Anastasia has been born and that meant waking up once or twice per night for me and my wife. Many things changed in our life and today I can’t imagine our life without the baby.
At work I have been glad about not being fired in the 3rd round of layoffs in my company. I’ve have been pretty sure they won’t fire me or anyone else in my business unit as it’s revenue generating and probably a business unit that would be closed last (it’s Advertising Technology – yea, the little annoying ads everywhere – my job is to make sure they show up correctly) but still… you can never know and it’s a crazy feeling on the day of the announcements of the layoffs. Nobody wants to pick up the phone… scary
2009 has also been the year of the global economic crisis caused by greedy bankers. The downturn took many companies with it and some brands will never come back like Saab, Märklin, Karstadt-Quelle or Midway & Grin Games.
Probably the most important public event that will stay in my mind from 2009 is the death of Michael Jackson… sad
The battle that won the war! Reminds me of a really nice joke in Polish:
“Gdzie leżą Niemcy ? Pod Stalingradem”
It says “Where is Germany? At Stalingrad”… “Germany” is here the same word as “Germans” and the “At Stalingrad” means buried somewhere at Stalingrad. So if you understand it correctly it has the meaning of “Where are the Germans? At Stalingrad buried under the snow” LOL
If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend watching “Enemy at the Gates”:
Regarding computer games Call of Duty was the most intense Stalingrad game for me. Check out the video – it’s movie-like game play – very typical for the Call of Duty series:
If you are a flight simulator fan then you are going to enjoy the original Stalingrad missions in IL-2 Sturmovik or the expansion pack. Here is a nice video of the expansion pack: