Thursday, July 25, 2013

♥ SMEG refrigerators ♥

Here's a pic that shows inside a Smeg. To learn more about Smeg refrigerators, visit Smeg USA or Smeg UK.  I envy that the Brits get two doors on their models.

Photos via House Beautiful, Mechant Design, Heart Handmade UK, Tumblr, Organize My Life, Attic Mag

Friday, July 19, 2013

Man Week continues at Ajumma's Pad

Actor, writer, comedian, and rapper Donald Glover is one of the more photogenic souls in existence.  Photo by Brooklyn-based Seth Olenick

If you're Asian and have too much time on your hands you've probably had the conversation with friends about how striking half-Asian people are.  My girlfriend and I commented the other day how most half-Korean, Japanese and Chinese folks blow it off the charts. However, we agreed that when it goes bad, it's  B-A-D.  Have you ever noticed that half-Vietnamese people are like wildcards? Skateboarder Jon Nguyen won the genes jackpot.  He's got it going on, and I even dig his beard.  A native of San Jose, Nguyen is sponsored by DVS, Imperial Motion and Krux.  While skateboarder Don Nguyen is known as "Nuge," Imperial Motion claims Jon's nickname is Nugget.

Clones 27: David Krumholtz and Oscar Isaac

David Krumholtz does not star in the new movie by Joel and Ethan Coen?  I could have sworn the longtime actor plays the main Dylan-esque character of Inside Llewyn Davis.  When he says, "What, quit?" in the trailer at 0:28 it's pure David Krumholtz.  The doppelganger is actually a thespian named Oscar Issac.  The real David Krumholtz is below. 

See more Clones at Ajumma's Pad.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I've seen the world's hottest Polynesian man

Where was my helmet cam when sitting next to the world's hottest Polynesian man at the dreaded DMV, last week? Apologies to The Rock, but the best looking Polynesian is in his 20s and resides someplace in the Orange County area. I'm going to make a wild guess and said he was Tongan because 1) he wore a Seattle Seahawks hat and I believe they have a Tongan player on their team and 2) he resembled the one other Tongan I've seen in my life. How scientific! At one point he flashed me a smile and that made the long DMV lines worth it.

Side note: A billion years ago while in Japan I snagged a postcard book called Tahiti Tattoos.  The book features black and white photos of Tahitian tattooed men in lush surroundings by Gian Paolo Barbieri.  If there is a heaven, I think it must look like Tahiti.

Photos courtesy of Gian Paolo Barbieri

Haircut of 2013: Tim Lincecum

Aside from his pitching arm, Tim Lincecum's long hair was his trademark.  I'm just now catching wind that last winter the San Francisco Giant sent his long locks permanently to the bench.  These days he's wearing a short cut and stylish specs.  Gone is the pro-baseball player who looked like the cute young brother from Dazed and Confused.  Say hola to Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron-mixed with a little Jason Sehorn.  Ajumma applauds anyone who is willing to change up their look, especially in surprising ways.

Previously: Haircut of 2011

Photos from Bloguin and ESPN

A non-story: Shia stares

If you drive around L.A. you'll find yourself waiting at a ton of traffic lights.  It's not unusual for people to look out their windows at other drivers.  A recent video shot by a motorcyclist caught actor Shia LaBeouf looking intensely out of his truck at the biker.  Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed and Yahoo picked up the story.  This isn't a story, it's more of a situation.  People are wondering why Shia was glaring at the biker.  Perhaps he was looking at the camera on the guy's helmet.  Maybe he was contemplating switching to a Prius.  Or maybe at that moment Shia realized his girlfriend doesn't have eyebrows.  My point is there are many reasons Shia could have been staring. The whole thing a non-story and the dumbest thing to make the news in a long time. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Asian folks dressed up as the Mystery Team


Shaggy and Velma

Fred (Disclaimer: This lad is not dressed as Fred, but he looks close enough to me.)
 Scooby (Another disclaimer: This dog is not Asian or a person.)

 Photos courtesy of  TanlinFuurizeroHairstyle Sol and My Otaku Paradise

Friday, July 12, 2013

If I were Giancarlo Esposito...

I watched the film The Usual Suspects last night and realized that a young Giancarlo Esposito starred in the 1985 film.  Esposito plays FBI agent Jack Baer, who is investigating murders in the Los Angeles Harbor.  Agent Baer speaks so quickly compared to Gustavo Fring, Esposito's deliberate and calculating character from AMC's Breaking Bad, that I had trouble following what he was saying.  If I were Esposito, I'd wear a shirt every day that reads, "I starred in The Usual Suspects AND Breaking Bad, b*tches."

If you are in the L.A. area and haven't seen the Korean Friendship Bell featured in The Usual Suspects, you have to visit it!  The bell is in San Pedro (oddly, people say "PEE-dro" rather than "PAY-dro") on a beautiful hill side overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Photos via Cineday and The MacGuffin Men