Wednesday, December 27, 2006
On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive him at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.
No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.
The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Heres the picture to show you what I mean, plus a pic of Palpatine for comparison.
i'm also aware this is an old joke, but I still found the similarities incredibly striking. Also, I'd like to apologise in advance for any offence this post may cause.
"Going to be the other night, I noticed people in my shed stealing things.
I phoned the police but was told no one was in the area to help. They said they would send someone as soon as possible.
I hung up. A minute later I rang again. "Hello," I said, I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don't have to hurry now, because I've shot them."
Within minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, plus helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the officers said: "I thought you said you'd shot them."
To which I replied: "I thought you said there was no one available."
I love things like this, although I'm not sure if this is fake or not...
I would also say "only in America!" but the website url is an Australian website, so maybe not. Over here, they wouldn't even turn up if you could prove that you were holding them hostage by gunpoint, the police would be too fucking busy parked up on double yellow lines while they stuffed their faces in McDonalds.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Reminds me a bit of this Honda Advert:
Just goes to show, even engineering is an art form!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Gears of War - 10 (X360)
GuildWars Nightfall - 8 (PC)
GTA: Vice City Stories - 8 (PSP)
Sonic The Hedgehog - 5 (X360)
Wii Sports - 6 (Wii)
Medieval 2: Total War - 8 (PC)
Red Steel - 5 (Wii)
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - 7 (PC)
Guitar Hero 2 - 9 (PS2)
F.E.A.R. - 8 (X360)
Zelda: Twilight Princess - 9 (Wii)
Call of Duty 3 - 8 (X360)
Lumines 2 - 8 (PSP)
Rainbow Six Vegas - 9 (X360)
Gunpey Reverse - 8 (NDS)
Need For Speed Carbon - 7 (X360)
Phantasy Star Universe - 4 (X360)
Tony Hawks Project 8 - 8 (X360)
Pathologic - 8 (PC)
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz - 7 (Wii)
Wii Play - 3 (Wii)
Mario vs Donkey Kong 2 - 7 (NDS)
Tingles Freshly Picked Rose Colored Rupee Land - 6 (NDS)
Crusty Demons - 3 (PS2)
World Championship Darts - 7 (PS2)
Lost Planet - 8 (X360)
Trauma Center: SD - 7 (Wii)
Phoenix Wright: AA - JFA - 7 (NDS)
Viva Pinata - 8 (X360)
Call of Duty - 6 (Wii)
Medal of Honor: Heroes - 7 (PSP)
Resistance - 6 (PS3)
Neverwinter Nights 2 - 7 (PC)
Sonic Rivals - 6 (PSP)
Thrillville - 6 (PS2)
Touch Detective - 5 (NDS)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire - 2 (PS3)
Yoshi Island 2 - 8 (NDS)
Rayman: Raving Rabbids - 7 (Wii)
Ridge Racer 7 - 7 (PS3)
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 2 - 5 (X360)
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves - 7 (Wii)
Sid Meier's: Railroads! - 8 (PC)
Tony Hawks: Down hill Jam - 7 (NDS)
Elite Beat Agents - 8 (NDS)
Star Wars: Lethal Alliance - 4 (NDS)
Rafa Tennis - 5 (NDS)
About ToyFare comics: (From Wikipedia)
"ToyFare is a monthly comedy and collecting magazine published by Wizard Entertainment that focuses on collectible action figures, busts, statues, and maquettes. It previews new and upcoming lines and figures each month, as well as providing a price guide for hundreds of different toy lines, new and old. ToyFare is also known for its satiric humor, which can be found on almost every page."
Yes its a fake, but still, I don't think it could be half as bad as Super Mario Bros. was, for a start, this would have Keanu Reeves and Steve Buscemi in, also Danny Devitto was pretty good in Batman Returns, but the less said about Diesel Engined Van the better.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Yet I know for a fact it canb be longer! The blog about IGN's Zelda guides is 1019 characters before any sort of html code was inserted (the html being the links at the bottom of the post).
I found the character count out thanks to this website.
I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on Gamecube all weekend, and I'm loving it. Anyway, I'm on a flaming bridge and I'm not sure how to get past it, so I check t'internet for a guide, and choose IGN's own walkthrough as it has a pretty decent menu system.
While scrolling through to the bit I'm on, I noticed a place name screenshot, and noticed it had been mirrored, so I checked another with the controls tab on and thats been mirrored too.
It seems, rather than take actual screenshots of the Gamecube version of the game, they've just flipped the Wii shots (for those that don't know, the Wii version is a mirror image of the Gamecube one, the Gamecube one being the original as it was in production first, plus in it Link is left-handed like he is in every other Zelda game) and then during the descriptions swapped the words East and West, Left and Right round in order for them to fit in properly with the Gamecube version, this is fine, but the screenshots just stink of lazy journalism.
Heres both guides for you:
Monday, December 18, 2006
"A pilot watched in horror as his plane took off without him.
The airman, 70, saw it soar into the sky and do a loop before crashing, reports the Mirror.
The unnamed pilot had clung on to the wing to prevent it taking off at Barton Aerodrome, near Manchester, but lost his grip and fell off.
The drama began when the engine of the single-seater Luton LA4A cut out while the plane taxied.
The pilot left the cockpit to restart the motor manually but accidentally nudged the throttle lever open.
When he spun the propeller the engine roared into life and the plane surged down the runaway leaving the flyer stranded.
The plane was severely damaged but the pilot escaped with cuts and bruises.
An Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigation said the pilot did not realise he had knocked the throttle on because he was wearing padded clothing.
The plane is registered to Stephen Smith of Lancaster but he is not believed to have been the pilot.
A Barton Aerodrome spokesman declined to comment."
This is something you'd see in an old 70s British Comedy or something, well, minus the scantily clad women, ala Benny Hill or Carry On. I really wish there was video footage!
Friday, December 15, 2006
So for those that haven't watched it, heres an episode from Youtube that was split into 3, this episode introduces us to Cheese, I wont say anymore as it spoils the fun, needless to say, Bloo and Cheese are my favourite two characters.
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friend's is on Cartoon Network at 9am on weekdays and then brand new episodes air at 4:30pm on weekdays.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
If I were in a big rock band (which I'm obviously not, although Guitar Hero helps me dream) I'd rather have one of these than a proper Tour Bus, it can go off-road!
If you've got money to burn, I've no idea how much it costs, but its called EX70-HD / MAN TGA 6x6, try ordering that over the phone, and while you're at it, buy me one.
If I'm understanding how this works, basically the sensor bar emits infrared light via its LED's and the remote picks up on this light to calculate placement and what have you. The candles are simply replacing the sensor bar's LED's.
Would love to try this out, I'm yet to buy a Wii, Moneys a bit of an issue with most things now days, I'll get one eventually though.
Nintendo should release a Limited Edition package without the sensor bar and with a box of exclusive "Wii" candles and a lighter.
I'm trying not to turn this into a gaming blog, I really am, hence the title of this piece... anyway.
Professor Tony McEnery of Lancaster University has been conducting research into the vocabulary skils of the population of Britain. His research reveals, that todays teenagers don't know as many words as todays 25-34 year-old. no disrespect to the guy but, no shit Sherlock. According to the research teenagers have a word count of just over 12,600 words compared to the 21,400 words used by the average 25-34 year-old. With the most common word sequences being "But no" and "No but".
According to Prof. McEnery "Technology Isolation Syndrome" is to blame, an "illness" so new that a Google and Wikipedia search for it brings up no results. He claioms that kids these days spend too long in their own little worlds, aided by the use of MP3 players and videogames. This, to me, is completely idiotic. Why? because for one, before MP3 players, there were Personal CD players, before that there were cassette based walkmans and before that, portable radio's yet they haven't "affected" teenagers in the manner todays entertainment technology is reportedly doing so, like wise with videogames, last months outcry about Canis Canem Edit (Bully for those that aren't aware of the name change) was completely unfounded, especially as at a younger age I was playing Splatterhouse and Mortal Kombat on a friends Mega Drive. Hell, if this "TIS" is aided by the use of head/earphones, then thats completely unfounded, I've not seen a single teenager around my way who uses such devices, instead they use the MP3 playback on their phones to blast it out of the phones speaker.I'm not going to point the finger at anything in particular, and I'm not saying that his research is complete rubbish, it does hold some truths, but theres more to todays societies ills than mainstream media.
Read more about it here.
Anyway, to my point, while just randomly browsing various websites this morning I came across YouNEWB.com who had a story about a "Street Team" going round Paris and sticking big stickers of the Rabbids from the latest Rayman game onto random things.
Here are a few of my faves:
I'm yet to get Rayman Raving Rabbids, mainly because it looks so good on Wii that its probably pointless and inferior on PlayStation 2, and I'm yet to buy a Wii.
Cool little flash game for you, pretty simple all it requires is timely mouse clicks. Basically you have to see how far you can get without falling off the screen by firing off the strings connected to the guys hands. Its extremely addictive and easy to just pick up and play.
Be warned though, those strings can't extend forever.
Cakes great stuff, and as a gamer you'd think I'd love nothing more than a giant cake with a gaming theme. Well, this morning I'm bitter and feeling crappy so I'm going to say no, no I bloody wouldn't like a gamercake, I cant think of anything more sad to be honest, I'll just stick to having Alabama Chocolate Fudge Cake spank you very much.
Unless someone was kind enough to make a Dreamcast cake, a cake that looked like the "circular" Sonic on the cover of Sonic Adventure or the great looking Katamari cake that you can see on this website of the Top 10 Gamer Cakes.
And, just because I can, I'mm going to say the Guitar Hero cake (placed at No.10) really looks like their guests ate all the cake and then shat on the baking tray and a plate and tried to disguise it...
So what's this thing for? Whatever I feel like, one day I might retell a day out of my life (woo!) another day I might spend just posting stupid video's of idiotic people I found on YouTube, i.e. its a place of randomness, just like the title.
Where'd I get the title from? Well, I was listening to Nirvana at the time and Floydd the Barber popped into my head (despite me actually listening to In Utero at the time) and while searching for "funny blog names" on Google to get an idea, I saw a website mention that Dr.Seuss may have invented the blog. Which could be interesting, there you go, my first bit of randomness......