Monday, November 27, 2006

Into the Daaanger Zone!

I suppose everyone is well aware of the inherent dangers in the Wii nun-chukkas (apparently dangerous enough to be banned in Wal-Mart demo kiosks).

But what I've run across here is the inspiring story of a guy who broke his knee while playing Guitar Hero.

We were neck in neck in points... I had to do something special. I needed STYLE points. I breathed deep, my rock meter was maxed out and I was going to make this audience feel it. I twisted to the right and threw my guitar in the air! Instead of a roaring audience I heard a loud snap! My knee slid to the outside of my leg and my leg bent sideways as I fell to the ground.

Half the people in the room were concerned the other half called me a pussy.

A true inspiration for the rest of us.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Caught my eye...

Television commercials, the bane of many TV viewers, yet at the same time a form of art.

One that caught my eye was the Lexus commercial. Amid the roaring advertisements for trucks and SUVs making loud noises and tearing up mountain sides, it really stands out. It would've convinced me if I weren't so bent on Volkswagen (just for the sheer awesomeness of their factory in Dresden).

Also, the new recruiting commercials for the Canadian Armed Forces are pretty cool. Stark, simple and gets the message across. I like how the tone changed from "join the army for fun filled adventures!" to "you can make a difference--do something". I guess they realized anyone who would go to the army for adventures amid the current Mid-East quagmire is nuts anyways.

Remember those old iPod commercials? Of course you do. They've kicked it up a notch with some colour now. Which makes them absolutely fascinating to watch--in a high on LSD kind of way.

On a different note, the Lakota commercials have apparently been voted as the worst commercials on TV. They are pretty terrible, it's not even a real native!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Oh Wikipedia, how amazing you truly are!

I've always liked to point out how Wikipedia manages to have separate articles on every Pokemon, with subsections that include biology, appearance and their role in various media forms. All 493 of them, including ones that are unreleased in North America.

It becomes all the more hilarious while doing ISUs on Canadian authors; if Wikipedia were to be used as a indicator of the impact of subjects on the general public (which may not be as farfetched as it sounds), then Bulbasaur would completely school them all in its significance by many magnitudes (it even has "Statistical Analysis of Bulbasaur" under citations)!

For the critics, yes I do use Wikipedia for formal assignments provided that I follow these rules:
1. Never cite it as a source. Ever.
2. Never write something from it without a legitimate source backing up its claims.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Predictions; Grand Old Party is grand no more!

Election fever!

I predict that:

a) Democrats will take the House
b) Republicans will keep the Senate

Unless something really screwed up happens, the Democrats are most likely going to have no problems winning a House majority. They'll probably take a chunk out of the Senate but need to catch a few swing states in order to win a majority; not impossible but I don't expect it. Anyways, lets sit back and see what happens.

edit: So, I was correct on the first. But it's turning out close for the second with the Democrats slightly ahead and both vying for a recount. Also Rumsfeld retires, all he did was screw things up anyways.