Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"If I protest hard enough I'm sure the ref will change his mind"
This video is from a recent friendly between the Peruvian national team and Extremadura (don't ask, it doesn't matter). Peru led 2-1 with the final whistle approaching when the ref awarded Extremadura a spot-kick. Boom! Chaos on the pitch.
Everyone of the guys that touched the ref should have been red carded.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Hey kids remember public enemy? No?... how did I get so old?
There's just so much good stuff going on in this Parker Games ad for the infamous Ouija board. First off the thinly veiled sexual undertones about a boy making the best partner. I'm pretty sure they're implying that satan is pro premarital sex, but only the heterosexual kind. And if you need to ask your grandmother's ghost if you should go steady, maybe it's time to see other people. Hopefully not dead people. Lastly in the fine print, Parker Games claims a Ouija board makes a great Christmas present. Celebrate your saviors birth by contacting spirits and demons! why not just give your loved ones a golden calf?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So last night Arsenal's reserves played Portsmouths reserves in what would usually be a pretty boring exhibition. However, this match saw the return of Croation international Eduardo Da Silva. You may remember Eduardo from this horror injury he picked up at the hands of Martin Taylor last year.
Eduardo played 45 minutes and then was subbed out after his hammy started to tighten up on him. Could Eduardo's return to Arsenal's starting line up mean they'd be willing to sell RVP or Adebeyor? They're supposedly in a bit of a bind when it comes to available cash, and you've gotta think a team like Real Madrid could over pay for anyone that can score goals.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
via viral nerd
-pugs aren't very smart
-pugs are very cute
-most pugs have huge gambling problems
Monday, December 15, 2008
Now you don't have to go see the reportedly awful remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still to watch the awesomeness of the new Wolverine trailer. It's hard to get to excited about an X-Men movie not done by Bryan Singer. Still this does have Ryan Reynolds and Liev Schreiber in it, but then on the other hand Gambit is in it...
wrong goal Carragher, thanks for helping screw up my picks this week.
Friday, December 12, 2008
By "stars" I mean some norwegian soccer player you've probably never heard of. And by "dancing" I mean an astounding display of emberassments. Do your self a favor, skip to the 1:10 mark.
Depressing news from the auto industry this morning days.
Senate GOP Voted Against Bailout To Strike "Blow Against Organized Labor" (jalopnik.com)
Meanwhile in cars you won't get to drive because everyone will be bankrupt news...
43.8 mpg and it doesn't look like an alien suppository from the future? Sign me up. On the other hand with gas back down to under 2 dollars a gallon, maybe I'll pick up one of these instead...
"Based on the Focus ST, the Focus RS is made the red-headed step child of the range by adding an aggressive body kit, more power and better handling. Powered by a modified Duratec 2.5-liter 5-cylinder featuring 300PS and over 410Nm of torque, the 2010 Ford Focus RS should give a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 164 mph. Modifications to the standard motor include unique camshafts, a revised cylinder head and intake manifold." -jalpnik.com
Forget the Dark Night special edition on DVD, this is what I really want for christmas.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thanks for the good work over the years Brian Schmetzer, but now it's time to let the big boys go to work.
Ton of Marijuana Seized From Cloned UPS Truck in Arizona
Finally here's the extra watchmen footage that was shown at the san diego comic con this year. Not sure if this will last on the you tubes. it's supposed to be an iphone exclusive, so lets all see how big of jerks apple can be about this kind of stuff.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested by FBI agents today on federal corruption charges. He's being accused of shopping around Barack Obama's empty senate seat for the biggest kick-back. He was also caught threatening to withhold state assistance to the recently bankrupt chicago tribune unless they fire certain editorial staff members. Apparently the feds have him on tape, so I can't imagine this trial will last very long. the full story can be found here at cnn.com
there's really nothing funny here, just typical political corruption american style. at least when these things happen in italy the politicians speak with a funny accent. "I a wanna make-a more-a tha money", then they pick up some coins eat a glowing mushroom and jump away to save another princess.
Which still isn't as impressive as part time german goal keeper/full time cave man Oliver Kahn and his wife Verena Kerth. Kahn looks like he's ready to film a geico comercial.Ucoached.com's 9 Humongous Mismatches in Soccer WAG History
Monday, December 8, 2008
You can Judge him all you want, but are you out there delivering toys to all the good little girls and boys? I mean that sleigh has got to be freezing, it's not like he can roll up the windows in that thing.oh fine.... santa's a pervert. are you happy now? Merry freaking Christmas!
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I'm sure Boruc was distracted by the current financial crisis, that's why he took his eyes off the ball. Or maybe he was just thinking about candy and forgot he was playing soccer for a while. Happens to the best of us
Friday, December 5, 2008
The horse collar rule is stupid, and this just helps prove that. Heaven forbid you pull a guy down from behind by his shoulder pads, but if you can grab a handful of hair... well then, have at it! Why not just play two hand touch, or make sure every team has a chance at the ball in overtime?
Who works out in jeans and no shirt? Also where are his shoes? I hate this guy...
I'm sure I'll get ran out of town for saying this, but sweet sassy mollasy the new Seattle Sounders uniforms are ugly! They kind of remind me of something I saw bell biv devoe wear on the arsenio hall show 16 years ago.
Since the shirt sponser is X-Box I vote for a 3rd jersey that's the same color as the red ring of death.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Ray. If someone asks if you are a god, you say, "yes!"
Stevens was right. Van der Vaart kicked the ball away after the referee had blown the whistle and duly earnt a yellow card.
Three days later the team played Hertha BSC in Berlin – without superstar Rafael – where they drew 0-0. And there was one happy WAG, Sylvie van der Vaart, who got to celebrate her birthday with her husband." - build.com
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"Legend has it that when Chevrolet Division Manager John DeLorean went to the GM Proving Grounds to get his first look at a prototype of the new 1971 Chevrolet Vega, the front of the car literally fell off onto the ground....the only innovative thing on the Vega was the all-aluminum block around which its 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine was constructed. Unfortunately, the art of building aluminum engine blocks was in its infancy back in 1971 and the unlined cylinder walls of Vega engines were scoring almost instantly. That led to lots of oil burned and early death for this engine. Throw in haphazard build quality and sheetmetal that you could practically hear rusting away, and the Vega truly rates as one of GM's great debacles. But the Vega was actually a sales success. Chevy sold nearly 268,000 during the 1971 model year, over 390,000 during 1972, almost 396,000 during 1973, and over 450,000 during 1974 (sales finally collapsed during the 1975 model year)... But ultimately that meant there were just that many more people disappointed by the Vega. By the mid-1980s, Vegas were being junked so aggressively that some salvage yards in Southern California had signs up saying they wouldn't accept any more."
I'm sure there was some VP at GM that thought all the mechanical problems the Vega was having would be great for sales. I mean the sooner your customers have to buy a new car the sooner you get to sell them a new one, right? What else are they going to do, throw their vote away? it's a two party system!
Sorry I channeled Kodos there for a second.
"From the late 1970s and into the early '80s, Oldsmobile sold the most popular car in America: the Cutlass. Olds was on a sales roll; it seemed nothing would be able to stop the division. Then came the Oldsmobile diesels, and stopping is exactly what they did best.... Soon after the 5.7-liter diesel V8 debuted in Oldsmobile full-size 88 and 98 models (during 1978), the engines started tearing themselves apart. That extreme fragility was despite the fact that the 5.7-liter diesel option cost between $800 and $1000 extra per car and only made a puny 120 hp and a stingy 220 lb-ft of peak torque at 1600 rpm. In short, these engines were awful. But the 4.3-liter version of the diesel V8 was even worse—rated at only 90 hp, it was somehow even more fragile.... And when the engines inevitably blew up, the cars they were in would either head to an early death in a junkyard or have a more reasonable powerplant swapped in."
A 5.7L diesel that gets 120hp and puts out 220lb-ft of torque! My nissan sentra has a 1.8L 126hp aluminum hamster on a wheel and it gets 30 miles to a gallon. Sure it's not as torquey as the super manly V8, but come on. This isn't just a car that helped kill GM, but diesel engine production in the US. Mention a diesel engine to anyone over 35 and this is the kind of car they think of. A smoke belching piece of crap that costs a ton to maintain and has no performance bonuses over it's regular gas powered brothers. To bad no one thinks of the 63mpg Ford Fiesta that's only available in europe.
"Even today, the two-seat GM EV1 remains one of the best-engineered, best-working pure electric vehicles ever released to the public. With clever engineering throughout its aluminum structure, an incredibly aerodynamic body and a whole bunch of lead-acid batteries, the first-generation EV1 was able to go maybe 75 miles if driven with extreme care. The second-generation EV1 with nickel-metal-hydride batteries upped that range to about 150 miles... GM built the EV1 to satisfy a mandate from the state of California that 2 percent of a manufacturer's fleet sold there be zero-emissions vehicles. However, the EV1 and electric vehicles built by other manufacturers finally convinced the California Air Resources Board that the zero-emissions mandates weren't achievable by then-current technology. This led to the cancellation of the mandate. So GM canceled the EV1, and when the leases on the 1117 it had produced ran out,GM took them back and crushed them...suddenly the world was full of conspiracy theories about why GM "killed" the electric car. If the Hummer H2 makes GM seem callous toward the environment, the way GM handled the EV1 makes the company seem downright hostile. It's been a public relations nightmare."
Here it is the granddaddy of all GM screw ups. At a time when people were starting to worry about global warming and the price of gas was about to go through the roof, GM decided to crush its entire fleet of electric cars. Now they could focus on more cost effective projects like rebadging its Suburban into belgian military grade knock off humvees. You really think GM has been helped out by the small army of crooked hat retards driving these things around the country? I'm pretty sure this is the reason the terrorist hate us.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Maybe I'll start a collection of creative soccer cheating videos. Here we have Hull favorite Dean Windass trying to interupt "internet icon" (or how about "you tube phenom"?) Rory Delap's throw in during last weekends matchup. Apparently he got away with this one, but was carded for a second attempt at distracting Delap.
I think I would wear a yellow card from the sideline as some kind of badge of honor. I mean most subs just sit in their big cushy chair doing nothing all game. Dean Windass is out there patroling the sidelines acting as some sort of rougue defender, above the law. He's like the steven segal of epl bench warmers.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
No way I couldn't post this on thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Enjoy your thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mc Lars owned me with vegan Buckethead..
Newsarama ran an interesting article today about a comic shop in Orlando that uses some very "out of the box" marketing techniques. The article is written by one of the shops owners. It mentioned actual protests they organized against the superhero registration act that was a big plot in most Marvel comics a little over a year ago. Also covered was campaign they ran to get comics into the hands of US troops overseas and a pretty cool story about a real life zombie defense program they ran.
Of course the picture that ran on the front page was of a real life glamour model gal dressed up as super-girl. Apparently they've been very successful with a program called Girls of a Comic Shop. Is this good marketing or is it too sexy for an industry most people still associate with teens and children? Most of the outfits the models are wearing are tame in comparison to some of the things worn in comics. Also most comic book readers these days are men in their 20s and 30s, so the program certainly hits home with their target demo. Still I'm not sure if my wife would want to come to the shop with me on weekends if there were models dressed like this hanging around.
...call it a hunch but I seriously doubt she actually read that copy of ultimate x-men she's about to pick up. Lastly, does the fact that this kind of marketing works reinforce stereotypes that all comic book readers are dateless geeks, or is it just all in good fun and I need to get with the times?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Not legal in the least, but very skillfull none the less. What's up with this guy and keepers? He just got done serving a red card suspension for doing something similar against stoke. If I was a keeper, and my team just went up on arsenal 2-0, I'd be afraid of this guy pulling a gun on me.
If I score a goal tonight in my co-rec game, I will be doing this celebration. I'm not sure how to collect on my £10,000.
Maybe I can buy a G8 and pay the extra $2500 for the body kit and badges that allow you to "convert" it into the Holden.
Friday, November 21, 2008
If only there was someway to get more images like this into the american subconscious..
although I think my friend ben would argue more americans would support soccer if fans looked like this...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
+1 for picking an awesome song.