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Seals & Their Cold Splashes

Time to hit the showers cold shower.

Jimmy’s Daily Planet strives to be on the cutting-edge of a variety of topics and issues. For today’s edition, this involves an interesting tidbit that will likely not receive a standing ovation. However, keep in mind this advice is coming from a Navy SEAL. And it was an elite branch of Navy SEALs who took down Osama Bin Laden, so there may be something truly real (and incredibly badass) about this showering curveball.

If somebody would like to experiment with this frigid Act III in their showering routine, please do so and report back in the comments section below.

I’ll take your word (and┬áNavy SEAL Clint Emerson’s word) on it.

The “C” in Muscles Stands for Comedy

In the modern cinematic battle between DC Comics and Marvel, I will tip my cap to the latter for the following:

DC’s movie quality and slate of beloved characters are far superior, but Marvel is definitely having a lot more fun off the silver screen.

Back on August 29, 2016, Jimmy’s Daily Planet wrote about and featured the first installment of Thor adjusting to the grind of a 9-5 job during his absence in the first Avengers movie. And to answer your next question, yes, that video with Thor and his Earth friend and roommate, Darryl Jacobson, is quite entertaining.

What could be more entertaining than that?

I’m glad you asked. How about the brand new second video of Thor & Darryl that just dropped today…

Even if the exchange rate is slightly below average right now, I’d still take a few gazillion dollars with a few bucks knocked off.

This Just Popped in My Head (& Microwave)

The day has finally arrived….

It’s National Popcorn Day!

As a lifelong popcorn eater, this holiday (well, it really should be) rises high on the list of the non-major celebratory occasions during the year. Whether served hot with movie theater-style butter and a sprinkle of salt or a complex combination of seasonings, popcorn is simply the best snack food. However, there are a few things that I don’t even know about this magical food.

It’s time to get schooled (but in a good way).

Fact #11: I still hate to share popcorn.

Harsh? Perhaps. And yes, this is the same snack food that is one of the lowest cost and most accessible on the market.

But popcorn is literally that delicious.

A New Blue Hue for You to View

The digitization of Henry Ford’s Model T is seeing an illuminating next chapter.

And it’s quite a sight.

Cars are (as has been written about many times on Jimmy’s Daily Planet) increasingly being designed and built as supercomputers. Tesla is the best practical evidence in 2016 of this burgeoning reality with the Model S, Model 3 and Model X. No, the price point for these three car models have not dropped into mainstream affordability, but the availability is there nonetheless. That’s impressive, even if it’s an expensive alternative. An encouraging note is the Tesla Model 3 is trying to crack the Lexus and Mercedes consumer market with a tax credit/incentive in the thousands that makes people take a second glance at the electric automaker beyond its sleek lines and quiet, yet powerful engine.

For many of the major car makers, their giant leap from the engine and functionality from the 20th century to the computerized innovation in the 21st century won’t be comprehensive. That’s impractical and foolish. At some point, perhaps in half a century, but that’s still a ways off…

Thankfully, as is the natural consequence of innovation, engineers are constantly conceptualizing that manageable next step.

“Powerful batteries will give the SUV a driving range of over 300 miles.

It will be priced like a “reasonably equipped Mercedes GLC.” At today’s prices, that would be around $50,000.”
–Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Money

Visitors of the 2016 Paris Motor Show were recently privileged to an exciting first glimpse of the Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ imagined for modern roads. While the cool blue design is a concept, there doesn’t appear to be too many far-fetched ideas in the video above. Yes, it’s a promo made by and for the German car giants, yet this engineering dream looks like a realistic ambition for a few years down the road. However, one small speed bump may be that, as clean and appealing as the white interior shows in HD, perhaps the final call should favor dark blue or black (from experience, bright white leather may not pair well with dark jeans or clothing with indigo or black dye).

That’s the only grilling the EQ warrants. Speaking of which, that new grill is hot.

Red Blue-hot.