Face The Facts – Episode 8: Tribute to the Royals

Fact- Lorde’s hit song “Royals” was inspired by a photograph of Kansas City Royal George Brett taken for National Geographic.

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We may never be Royals, but we sure can all appreciate the show this squad has put on in the MLB playoffs. ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain seemed superhuman, like he could cover the entire field by himself on defense! It also helps that his teammates were also zoned in, like three-time Golden Glove winner Alex Gordon, who had a highlight of a catch in the 5th inning in Game 4 against the Orioles. The pitching was phenomenal and the bullpen in particular was on shut down mode. They say speed kills, and these Royals have it to spare. This team is just rolling right now and all we can do is tag along for the ride.

It is incredible to think that they were actually down a run in the bottom of the 12th inning of the AL Wild Card game against the A’s. When they advanced they were considered underdogs against the Angels and again against the Orioles. Eight straight mother flip’n wins later, the Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time in 29 years! Congratulations Kansas City Royals, America loves a good underdog story, and you guys are giving us a great one. By the way, Paul Rudd, a big Royals fan, says the party is at his mother’s house.  Also since we led in with Lorde (Stan Marsh), here is her latest hit song, Push:

Fact- July 20th is national Lollipop day!

Google introduced the Motorola built Nexus 6 today, and it is by far the biggest Nexus phone that Google has released yet. It has a near 6-inch display, which puts it well into phablet territory joining the iPhone Plus and Galaxy Note series. With its super-sized screen, it should keep an identical profile to other popular phablets, much to the chagrin of skinny jeans aficionados. Yes, it is big, but credit Motorola for squeezing in an extra .5 inch of screen real estate into this sweet (lollipop) smartphone while maintaining similar dimensions to the recently released Iphone 6 Plus.

Google’s Nexus 6 is essentially a bigger, stronger, faster, Motorola X… and that is awesome! The Moto X was a nice surprise last year, and it looks like Motorola has hit on a special formula. Taking its cues from the Moto X design, the Nexus 6 has slim bezels and two front-facing speakers (money). It features a 2k resolution high definition display, which means all of your favorite Netflix shows and mobile games will look absolutely gorgeous.

The phone has a powerful Snapdragon 805 SoC 2.7GHz processor coupled with an Adreno 420 GPU which means it will be a multitasking monster and will also be able to handle even the most resource demanding applications. It will come with a 3220 mAh battery, and coupled with Project Volta energy-saving features, the Nexus should have a very impressive battery life. You can read all about the Nexus 6 here. The Nexus 6 should be available October 29th on the Google Play store and shortly thereafter through your service carrier.

The other big announcement is the newly revamped operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop. One of the big changes is what Google is calling Material Design, a slick new design language that will be featured across the Android UI. There is a great write-up on the new OS here. This may be the most significant OS overhaul by Android yet, and it aims to seamlessly integrate all of your Google devices.

The first devices to feature Android 5.0 Lollipop will be the Nexus 6 Motorola smartphone and the Nexus 9 HTC tablet. Verizon is also coming out with a beastly Motorola phone called the Droid Turbo, which will keep a similar form factor to the popular Motorola X (2nd Generation). This also means Motorola is ending the year on a high note, as the manufacturer of three of the best Android phones on the market.

Fact- People that read Vivid Karet tend to be closers.

So go get yourself a nice cup of coffee….segue-way… Zanahoria and I just received our order from Blip Roasters. On the next FTF we will review the coffee and grade it for its aroma, acidity, body and flavor. Also, you don’t get a motorcycle with your order… I am disappoint. I swear a Bro-est Bros You Knows is coming out soon. Please check out all of the other GREAT content on Vivid Karet, and for all things that are awesome, keep it here at Face The Facts.

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