Archive for July, 2007

Five Ballpark Promotions That Went Wrong

2007, Jul 28th

Cleveland Municipal Stadium, 1974

The Promotion: 10-Cent Beer Night. To bring fans to see the miserable Cleveland Indians, management decided to sell 10-ounce cups of beer for only 10 cents at a game against the Texas Rangers.

What went wrong: Management forgot one small detail: drunk people get restless. More than 25,000 fans showed up for the event, most of them already tipsy at the gate. Among the more tame incidents was a woman who flashed the crowd from the on-deck circle, a father-son team mooning the players (good bonding experience, I guess) and fans jumping on the field to meet shake hands with the outfielders. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, the Indians tied the game, but never got a chance to win. Fans started throwing batteries, golf balls, cups and rocks onto the field and one even took the glove of the Rangers right fielder. As the player rushed into the stands to get his glove back, fans starting swarming the field to stop him and threw chairs to block his way.

The Outcome: The Indians were forced to forfeit the game and nine fans were arrested. The AL president forced the franchise to abandon the promotion idea after understating “There was no question that beer played a great part in the affair.”

Cash drop night, All-you-can-eat seat night, and more bad ideas after the break.

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420 Temple Leader Seeks Religious Protection

2007, Jul 28th

LOS ANGELES – Jury selection is scheduled to begin tomorrow in the Los Angeles trial of a minister of a Hollywood church that uses marijuana during services.

The Reverend Craig X Rubin, leader of the 420 Temple, argued in a court hearing that marijuana is a religious sacrament and its usage in his church is protected under federal law.

But the judge ruled that Rubin could not use the federal law as a defense because he faces only state charges.

Rubin, who is representing himself, told the judge he would file a writ challenging the ruling and would consider a plea deal if it stands.

Rubin was arrested last fall and freed after posting $20,000 bail.

He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of possessing marijuana for sale.

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PS2 Still Most Played Game Console

2007, Jul 27th

PS2 White Despite the war of words going on over next-generation game console sales, not much has changed when it comes to which device is actually being played most. According to Nielsen GamePlay Metrics, the PlayStation 2 still accounts for 42 percent of game use in the US.

The original Xbox holds a distant second place with 17 percent, while the new Xbox 360 is played by 8 percent of households. Behind the Xbox 360 is Nintendo’s GameCube at 5.8 percent. Although it may be bringing in major revenue for Nintendo, the Wii accounts for only 4 percent of video game use. Sony’s PlayStation 3 trails far behind at 1.5 percent. Nielsen used a sample of 12,000 U.S. households with around 33,000 individuals to accumulate its figures for June.

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Lucy Pinder As Sexy And As Naked As Ever

2007, Jul 16th

Lucy PinderVarious gorgeous women who now finally shows her nipples to the world (not like we couldn’t already imagine). As thus, now all that is left is what her hand is in front of in all the photos. :)

View her photos over at CelebPunani

Images About Fun With Beer

2007, Jul 16th

Whather you enjoy beer as much as I do, or are just a plain ol alcoholic. You all gotta love the fun you can have with it. Here are various signs, wallpapers, and icons about beer.

Kokanee Beer Kokanee Brewery

Courtesy of BoozeTime

What People Say In Court

2007, Jul 16th

From a little book called “Disorder in the Court.”
They’re things people actually said in court, word for word.

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July fifteen.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
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Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
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Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you’ve forgotten?

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Hayden Panettiere Bikini Pictures

2007, Jul 16th

Hayden Panettiere Bikini PicturesHayden Panettiere is a little bundle of scandal just waiting for the day she turns 18 to let loose and go crazy all over Hollywood. You know it. I know it. She definitely knows it. So consider these bikini pics the harbinger of much bigger things to come.

More bikini photos of Hayden over at Egotastic

Animator vs Animation

2007, Jul 16th

This is one of the coolest flash videos I have seen to date. This young animator has created an interesting peice about about a stickman running amok on the computer. The animator attempts to stop him in an all out war.

Enjoy.

Animator vs Animation

Animator vs Animation

Animator vs Animation II

Animator vs Animation II


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