I don’t know if I should be embarrassed or insanely proud that I know most of the cringe-worthy songs highlighted in this video that oh-so conveniently condenses 1999 into ten minutes. For example, I totally remember rocking out to Mambo No. 5 and Shania Twain’s “I Feel Like a Woman” (I was 8, okay?). But I also find myself going “damn, that’s a really good song” the longer I watch. TLC’s “Unpretty” and Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker feat. Jay Z” are one of the best songs ever.
There were a lot of ups and downs when it came to 1999. I mean, Pokémon Snap was possibly the worst idea for a video game but Sonic was amazing. Then there was 10 Things I Hate About You which, by the way, is still one of my favourite movies. AND FIGHT CLUB! Thank you, Brad Pitt for starring in Fight Club!
Ugh. Someone get me a time machine. Let me go back to the days of Backstreet Boys, bad haircuts and Pokémon!
By Kelly Burns
Star Wars speeder bikes a reality
A company called Aerofex has developed functional Star Wars-inspired speeder bikes! The bikes work just like the ones you see in the movies. They hover above the ground and are quite easy to use according to Aerofex founder Mark De Roche. Although they’re not yet available for retail sale, the company is presenting the technology to the military. Does anyone else all of a sudden feel the urge to apply to the army?
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Air Guitar Championships
The 17th annual Air Guitar Championships were held Aug. 24 in Northern Finland, and an American took the top spot. Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard, from Chicago, won this year’s event, followed by second place winner Matt Burns from New York, and third place winner Theun De Jong from Holland. If air guitar doesn’t sound entertaing enough for you, there were also contests for cellphone throwing and wife carrying. This would be way more interesting to watch then American Idol.. Just saying.
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Fight Clubstar Edward Norton finished the New York City Marathon in three hours, 48 minutes and one second, reports E! News. Norton, 40, ran on behalf of Kenya-based charity Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, and finished faster than any other celebrity who ran the race.
Canadian Singer Alanis Morissette, ER‘s Anthony Edwards, Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, and Biggest Loser Tara Costa all participated, and finished, the 26-mile race.
Meb Keflezighi placed first with a time of two hours, nine minutes and 15 seconds.