Friday, December 15, 2006

Mac & Cheese

Since having Sky installed about 6 weeks ago (I think) I've become a big fan of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. I have a Desktop Wallpaper with Mac and Bloo on, and my AIM/MSN Icons both have Bloo on, I also tell everyone I can about it.

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

I want!

Wow, I so want one of these trucks. Its so much better than my house, which to be fair is a housing association terraced in a nice neighbourhood, but look at this thing! It's so god damn cool, it even has a quad-bike! And that seating area looks oh so comforable.

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.

View here.

Wii works with candles...

Yup, sorry, another gaming post, but this is rather cool.

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.

Media ruining kids vocab skills?

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.

Rabbids invade Paris!

My friend Kitsune is going to be happy about this, he's currently mad for all things "Rabbids".

Anyway, to my point, while just randomly browsing various websites this morning I came across 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.

YouNEWB post
Flikr Album

Him the man, Him the Spider-man!

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.

Double Wires


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...


I really could not think of a name, I already have several blogs on this account for various things. Most haven't been used in ages but I'm bored and this is just something I'll update as and when I can be arsed to be honest.

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......