Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Honest Trailers – Prometheus

2012, Nov 5th

Discovered the Honest Trailers by screenjunkies a while ago and loved them. I havent watched all of them yet but this one of the movie Prometheus I have and I loved it. Showed it to a few other people and they loved it as well. Worth a watch.

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Rick Mercer pokes some fun at Research In Motion

2012, Feb 8th

Rick Mercer being Canadian and no stranger to poking fun at RIM in the past — is at it again with his latest video. Rick kicked things off a few years back with the always funny “BlackBerry Helmet” video but the latest video has him loving his iPhone and then all of a sudden returning to his beloved BlackBerry. You’ll have to watch the video to find out why. We’ll let Rick slide on this one as we know for a fact he’s still a BlackBerry user.

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New Spill-Proof Martini Glass Hits The Bar Scene

2010, Mar 15th

Dallas, Texas – Whether shaken or stirred, dry or dirty, one issue always floats to the top when you order a martini: It’s not exactly the easiest drink to keep in its glass.

Renee Williams saw a problem and came up with a solution.

“I was at a girls night out and we were mingling and just having fun and I kept hearing requests for napkins and paper towels and the reason was because they were spills,” she explains. “It really just popped into my head and I was like ok, I know what I can do.”

Renee created her own martini glass.

She calls it “Sipatiniz”.

It’s designed with a lip to keep the liquid inside and a hole for a little straw.

“It just cuts down on that basic slosh when you’re mingling around and talking with your hands and the things we do,” Renee explains.

They’re now available in more than 100 retail stores across the country.

* If you don’t want to spill your martini, USE A DIFFERENT GLASS! Not sure why people have to use a martini glass for martinis. It’s only a look, imho.

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86yr Old Canadian Hockey Stick To Be Auctioned

2010, Mar 14th

Montreal, Quebec – An 86-year-old wooden hockey stick signed by Canada’s original Olympic championship squad in 1924 is to be sold at auction in the coming weeks.

“It’s a very unique piece and a fantastic part of Canadian hockey history,” Marc Juteau, president of Classic Auctions in Quebec, told AFP.

With the Winter Games taking place now in Vancouver, Juteau said he expects a bidding frenzy at the March 16 auction that will also feature hundreds of items from a century of sport.

The Spalding stick, signed along the shaft and blade along with the message “With best thanks,” was discovered in the early 1990s in a Toronto basement with unknown links to the team.

The Toronto Granites were Canada’s top amateur club in 1924 and represented the nation at the first modern Olympics, outscoring their opponents 110 to three in five games.

Canada would go on to win hockey gold at five of the first six Olympic hockey tournaments, before a 50-year drought set in between 1952 and 2002.

Three players from Canada’s 1924 Olympic squad were later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Hundreds of hockey jerseys, pucks, trophies and other memorabilia are also on the auction block.

Early online bids start at less than 500 dollars (468 US dollars) for a stick signed by hockey great Wayne Gretzky or a Winnipeg Jets jersey.

Yvan Cournoyer’s red Team Canada uniform worn at the 1972 Canada versus Russia Summit Series, a US men’s ice hockey gold medal from the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 Lake Placid Games when a young US team upset the powerhouse Soviet national team, and the actual puck shot by American Mark Johnson to tie the game 2-2 are expected to fetch much more.

Another hockey stick said to date back to 1850s Ontario, meanwhile, is also to be sold at a separate auction on February 28. It is currently on display in Vancouver.

The so-called Rutherford Stick was previously sold to a Canadian collector in 2006 for 1.9 million dollars (1.78 million US).

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Swiss Canton Bans Nude Hiking

2009, May 20th

Appenzell, Switzerland – Hikers will no longer be able to stroll naked through the idylic Alpine countryside of Appenzell Innerrhoden after the conservative Swiss canton banned nude walking there.

Appenzell Innerrhoden has become hugely popular for naked ramblers due to its tranquil, picture-perfect meadows and valleys. But the hordes offended Appenzellers’ sensitivities and they voted Sunday to order them to cover up.

“It’s ridiculous that Appenzell is getting an international reputation for such a despicable habit,” said Peter Schmid, who turned up bearing the canton’s traditional long sword to vote against nude hiking at the annual open-air Landsgemeinde.

The Landsgemeide is a popular assembly that takes place in Appenzell town on the last Sunday of April. Participants vote by raising hands to decide on local issues, a privilege reserved to men only until women were admitted in 1990.

Between 3,000 and 4,000 voters, many wearing traditional robes, turned up at this year’s Landsgemeinde.

The canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden started earlier this year to take steps to rein in what the local justice and police department called “immoral habits.”

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50 Drinking Games Guaranteed To Get You Hammered

2009, May 20th

Beer MugsWhat’s more fun than hanging out with your friends, getting plastered, and making an ass of yourself?

Playing drinking games, hanging out with your friends, getting plastered, and making an ass of yourself. I’m sure in your years of wisdom and experience, you’ve come across a few drinking games. Here are some of your favorites and most likely some you’ve never seen.

(Article is way to long to post, so just visit the site to read this informative article.) ;)

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Oompa-Loompa, Spiderman And The Teletubby Tinky Winky Held After Brawl

2009, May 20th

TeletubbiesViolence flared at the Welcome Family Holiday Park in coastal resort of Dawlish, Devon, on Sunday during a fancy dress themed evening.

Up to 20 inebriated holidaymakers in costumes clashed at around 1am in the camp’s clubhouse.

Police were called to the scene after two members of staff were assaulted.

The man dressed as an Oompa-Loompa character from the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is thought to be a 47-year-old father.

He and two others were kept in police cells overnight after being questioned on suspicion of violent disorder.

A staff member at the holiday park told The Sun newspaper: “It was rather comical in some ways because of the fancy dress costumes people were wearing.

“You don’t expect to see Teletubby Tinky Winky and Spiderman in the middle of things like this.”

He added: “It was a case of too much booze being knocked back and then something happened which kicked things off.”

There were no serious injuries.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said alleged culprits were identified “by what they were wearing”.

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Karmasheetra

2009, May 20th

Karmasheetra

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Calif. Video Game Law Ruled Unconstitutional

2009, Feb 26th

Video GamesLos Angeles, Calif. – A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday that a California law restricting the sales and rental of violent video games to minors and imposing labeling requirements is too restrictive and violates free speech guarantees.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the labeling requirement unfairly forces video games to carry “the state’s controversial opinion” about which games are violent.

The unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel could have a far-reaching impact on efforts by other states to establish mandatory video game labeling requirements.

The court upheld a lower court finding that California lawmakers failed to produce evidence that violent video games cause psychological or neurological harm to children.

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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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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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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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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

The World’s First Organic Tequila

2007, Jun 1st

4 Copas Tequila was honored at an event this week celebrating it’s endorsement as the first Certified Organic tequila in history. Local and international dignitaries, industry experts and press were on hand at the La Quemada distillery where 4 Copas is made, in Jalisco, Mexico. Named the Tequila of the Year 2006 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and consecutive gold medals at the World Spirits Competition, the organic Elixir is breaking into new markets throughout the USA.

“While enjoying a healthy following in Hollywood circles, it is our goal to communicate our commitment of purity and unsurpassed taste to the rest of the United States in the second and third quarters of 2007”, says Chris Melendez, President/CEO of 4 Copas USA. “The distillery really is a special place. Over the years, we have recruited the industry’s top professionals, whose passion for what they do, easily translates into what is inside the bottle. The fact that we do it organically makes it even nicer, and better for the consumer. One taste and you will know”.

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Belgium Kids Have More Fun Than The Rest Of Us

2007, Jun 1st

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Spidey 3 Smashes Records

2007, May 7th

Spider-Man 3 smashed box-office records in its opening weekend, taking in about $151 million in its first three days of release, the Associated Press reported. That put it ahead of the previous record debut of $135.6 million set last summer by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

With $59.3 million on opening day May 4, Spider-Man 3 broke the single-day box-office record, also held by Dead Man’s Chest ($55.8 million).

Since it began rolling out overseas on May 1, Spider-Man 3 has taken in $227 million in foreign markets, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $375 million. In just days, the movie has grossed $117 million more than its whopping $258 million production budget, the AP reported.

In just two days, it also nearly matched the $114.8 million opening weekend of 2002’s Spider-Man, which had held the debut record until Dead Man’s Chest opened.

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Don LaFontaine, the deep voice behind the movie trailers

2007, Apr 29th

Very cool video about the guy who creates the voices behind the movie trailers we all see on the tv. This would definately be a fun job to have. ;)

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Details

2007, Apr 27th

Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” travels to a galaxy far, far away to create an all “Star Wars”-themed special. Premiering on June 17, “Robot Chicken: Star Wars” brazenly combines the satirical sensibilities of Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s (Stoopid Monkey Productions) “Robot Chicken” with the unforgettable moments and favorite characters of the “Star Wars” universe — among them, its creator himself, George Lucas. Transformed into the stop-motion animated characters that are the hallmark of Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” and in conjunction with ShadowMachine Films (Alex Bulkley/Corey Campodonicos), the “Star Wars” galaxy takes on an entirely different attitude.

“The special is a funny and ironic take on the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” says Green. “We’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with Lucasfilm Ltd. and to have fun with the very property that shaped our sensibilities.”

“It’s a cliché to say but this is a dream come true,” says Senreich. “How many people can say that George Lucas let them play with his entire ‘Star Wars’ universe and do ‘Robot Chicken’-like things to it?”

In addition to the ultimate get of having George Lucas himself voice his stop-motion animated likeness for the special, other noteworthy voice actors include Conan O’Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Robert Smigel, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone.

“We were big fans of the work that Matt and Seth had done, so when they approached us with the idea to make a Robot Chicken episode dedicated to ‘Star Wars’ we were really enthusiastic about it,” says Tom Warner, Senior Director of Marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. “They caught the human and fun side of ‘Star Wars’ and put an entirely different spin on it. We think ‘Star Wars’ fans are really going to enjoy it.”

“Robot Chicken: Star Wars” was created and executive produced by Green and Senreich under their own Stoopid Monkey Productions, in conjunction with Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico’s ShadowMachine Films. The special is directed by Green. The duo also executive produce, write and direct the series, with Green providing many of the voices in the special and the series, which begins its third season later this year.

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The Most Frustrating Super Mario Mod Ever

2007, Apr 22nd

I was going to post a comment on this hilarious gameplay video but I could not come up with anything better than what Quixoticals wrote on their page with regards to this video clip.

“Words cannot express the agony I feel as the fellow playing this game time and time again succumbs to death. Yet, I must laugh. The invisible coin block is just too much. The player was lining up to jump and then when he finally gets some air — BLAMMO! — he meets his fate.

I give him props, though, for sheer tenacity and stubbornness. If it was me, I’d just shut the damn thing off and move on to something else.”

Quixoticals Super Mario Mod Gameplay Video Clip

Batman Gets Lego Treatment

2007, Mar 27th

Batman Logo

I find this totally cool. Being a fan of Legos most of my life I certainly enjoy it when the company decides to base their little Lego men on various themes. Usally the theme is quite interesting as they tend not to do just any old theme. Mostly they are based on movies, timelines, or on current culture. But when an enthusiast gets ahold of their own collections of Legos, their imaginations run rampant. I just found out from the SciFiWire article that the Lego pc game creators will be making their own creation of a Batman themed Lego pc game. I certainly did enjoy the Stars Wars themed games as they had a certain entertainment value to them and I hope their future themed video games are just as enjoyable. :)

“Warner Brothers has signed a licensing deal to produce a new game featuring Batman in Lego form, Variety reported. Lego Batman will be published by Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and developed by TT Games, the company behind the two successful Lego Star Wars games.

Similar to Lego Star Wars and its sequel, which both sold several million units in the U.S. alone, Lego Batman will be a family-friendly game featuring the characters from DC’s Batman comics made out of the famous toy bricks. Warner will release it in 2008 on multiple consoles.”


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