Microsoft says the click that caused 30 GB Zune's to freeze up all at the same time is due to the internal clock that is exclusive to that model that fails to handle the leap year. They say the Zunes will fix themselves after syncing in 24 hours. You just have to let the battery die on it's own and recharge it. So you will be able to listen to your Zune in 2009. I still say just get an iPod. Gizmodo has the release.
If you rate your music on iTunes and can't decide whether the jam your listening to is a 3 star track or a 4 star track, you now have a third option. Yep, now you can give songs 1/2 stars. It's really simple actually. TUAW has the info.
The Zune site says they are aware of the problem and working on it. As of now, you may not be able to use your Zune in 2009. [Engadget]
We also hear that we can expect to see a new iPod Shuffle, and cheaper iPhones and Macbooks in 2009. [AppleInsider]
According to ESPN Sir Charles was arrested on suspicion of DUI early
this morning. I don't think he was drunk. The cop must not be a NBA
fan because if he was he would know that Chuck is always like that.
Sir Charles looks a little warm.
The Denver Broncos have fired Mike Shanahan after failing to make the playoffs. He becomes the 4th head coach fired. It was fairly obvious that the other three coaches would get the axe, but Shanahan comes as a surprise to most. He won brough the Broncos 2 Super Bowl rings in this 13 years there. A long time in any sport. Maybe the Jets didn't sign Cowher yet because of this?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the Senate would not accept any choice made by Blagojevich who is accused of trying to sell the President-Elect's former post.
Blagojevich's choice is Former Comptroller and Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris. Burris was the first African American to hold a statewide government post in Illinois.
Paul's Hornets were playing at Indiana last night and the superstar guard was having a rather listless evening. About half way through the fourth quarter, his team was trailing and Paul was just 2-for-8 from the floor in the game. After sitting out for a bit, he went to check back into the game, when a lone Pacers fan unwisely decided that he should get involved in the proceedings.
Awesome. Isn't Chris Paul the dreamiest?
The Detroit Lions went 0-16 after yesterday's loss. The Dallas Cowboys got pummeled in a game that could have taken them into the post-season. Detroit fans have been ashamed of their horrible team all season long and Dallas fans have been upset about the underachieving Cowboys that have lost multiple opportunities to get into the playoffs. And where are they now? Both teams are getting ready for the 2009 NFL Draft.
As a football fan, I don't know what's worse, losing every week or losing big games late in the season. But as a Cowboys fan, getting whooped in the biggest game of the season is by far worse. It's upsetting to see your team lose on Sundays, but a pounding like this (by a division rival no less) in such a big game is unacceptable. If they had lost but gave a good effort, I'd be okay. I'd say okay let's get better and come back next year. But where do you go after something like this?
Changes will be made for the Cowboys and Lions. The Lions will get better. They'll have the first draft pick, and in all likelihood pick Heisman winner Sam Bradford as their new leader. This season has shown that Quarterbacks make all the difference: Romo's injury, McNabb's comeback, Matt Cassell replacing Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, and of course Matt Ryan. The Lions will get better, and if for no other reason, then the fact that they can't possibly get any worse. I mean that in the best possible way, because when you are down, all you want to do is get back up ASAP!
But for the Cowboys, it's different. They can get worse. For most of them, they think 'okay, we'll come back next year.' Yes, but come back and do what? Where is the fire? The only fire I see is TO. I mean that in a good way too. Yesterday's post-game press conference showed that he wants one thing and that's a Super Bowl ring and he wanted to do it in Dallas. And what did Tony Romo say? He said they'll be back next year and if they win, that's fine, and if they lose, that's fine too. He says the onus will be on him and he'll deal with it.
Everyone loses. That's okay, but you can't just want to play, you have got to want to win, and win every single week. You got to have a fire on the field. TO takes the fire off the field and that's when he gets into trouble. But all he wants is to win and I can respect that. Romo's post-game comments, in which he was trying to show that the loss was not the end of the world, aren't what Cowboy fans are looking for. Show us, please show us, that you want to win a ring in this league. Or move out of Dallas.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher says he isn't interested in the Browns coaching job. [ESPN]
Maybe he can bring one of those covetted trophies in the picture with him over to the J-E-T-S? It was pointed out to me that Cowher's daughter goes to school at Princeton. Which isn't too far from the Jets practice facility in Florham Park, N.J. It's not millions of dollars, but I'm sure it helps make a decision in some way.
the first team ever to go 0-16.
Because you know, 0 and 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) isn't that bad. But I
guess times are tough in Detroit. You have to do HISTORICALLY BAD to
get fired there.
AT&T is offering refurbished 8 GB 3G iPhones for $99. They also have the refurbished 16 GB models for $199 (available in black and white as well). Pretty good deal if you want the iPhone but don't want to pay the extra $100 for the new one or want to upgrade your old non-3G iPhone.
She's bound to be gamer of the year 2012. And running the Nintendo by 2024. Maybe she and this kid who knows his cars can grow up, get married and rule over future technology. Or at least give us native copy and paste on the iPhone. [GoNintendo] via [Gizmodo]
Largely entertaining. It's got that slow noir feel to it which will surely draw annoy some people, but if you like movies, you'll love the blacks, the whites, and of course, the red! Also, this movie is really, funny! And not in the corny way either. There are plenty of inside jokes for the real fans. Yes, the reviews are bad. But Frank Miller isn't going for an Academy Award here, he's making a entertaining flick people would want to see in theaters.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
A decent movie with fairly good acting. If you like movies like Big Fish or The Notebook, this one is for you. Be warned, this is a long movie. I was entertained, but I did not leave the theater wanting more.
[movie info via imdb]
1 - React
2 - MistleSnow
3 - ExcusesExcuses
4 - Tilt-A-Tip Action Tipster
5 - Mistletoe: Smooch or Smack?
6 - New Year Resolutions – 2009
7 - iFindWordz
8 - Buzzword Bingo
9 - iBenzinpreis
10 - Holidazzle!
11 - Shape Spot
12 - PCB Current
13 - PocketDyno
14 - Pocket Sounds
15 - Christmas Cal
16 - Taxi Hold’em
17 - myAnswers
18 - Christmas Lights : Festive Game
19 - OMG Cherries
20 - The Holy Bible King James Version
21 - Klockotock
22 - WhoopieCushion
23 - Square Jams Cube Puzzles
24 - JingleToe
25 - Christmas Gifts 2008
26 - iBear Timer
27 - Moon Map Lite
28 - The Brain!
29 - Done Drinking
30 - Kitchen Timer
31 - Fingeric
32 - Balloons
33 - TrackStats - NFL
34 - Topple
35 - What’s On TV?
36 - MegaSliderz
37 - TeleTone
38 - Amuck Christmas Hohliday Lights
39 - Executive Decision
40 - JingleJumble
41 - His Finger
42 - Jumbalu Zoo
I only repeat to point out a few things. First, can we now say, arguably of course, that this Celtic team might be the best Celtic team of all time?!? What if they go on and win another title? There were already chants of "Beat L-A." I guess all they want is a victory for Christmas.
Now if we were to (arguably) say that they were the best CELTIC team of all time, could we maybe say they are the best TEAM of all time? What if they win 72 or more games this season? I mean, there was Jordan, Shaq and Kobe, etc, etc... But has there been a TEAM with such balance and dominance? I mean look at Rajon Rondo. He could very well be an All-Star! (I predict the big-three make the All-Star team, and one of them sits out to get Rondo in) I think we have yet to see where this team lands in the leagues greatest teams, but if they win the Finals again, they are officially up there with the best.
I'm predicting a Celtic win on Christmas, Lakers are reeling, even though that win over the Hornets was exactly what they needed. Oh and by the way, when KG was asked if this team could get better he said, "Hell yeah!"
And in other news, everyone still hates the Yankees, but as long as the Yankees win, Yankee fans don't give a crap. Til the Yankees lose of course.
The Yankees are not the problem. Major League Baseball's rules are the problem. (Don't hate the team, hate the game!) [ESPN]
Shaun Ellis of the New York Jets wins by knockout in a snowball fight against a Seahawks fan. What a sucker. He totally deserved that. Too bad Ellis will bet fined and or suspended for it. On the other hand if he didn't do anything, nothing would have happened to the fan. He would have just gone on home and told all his buddies how he was hitting Jets players with snowballs, making them sound like pansies. Shaun Ellis was not having that, especially not from a (4-11) Seahawks fan. Shaun Ellis ain't no pansy, especially when it comes to football, snowball fights or the combination of the two.
Eden Lake (2008)
This movie is terrifying. Not because it's overly gory or have horrific creatures. In fact there weren't even any "it's behind you" or "jump out and scare you" moments. It so horrific because it hits close to home. You don't have the safety of telling yourself, "this can only happen in the movies."
A young couple goes on a weekend camping vacation only to encounter a group of hoodlum kids. I won't spoil the movie, but let me tell you there were more than a few times I asked myself when will this movie be over; not because it was getting boring, but because I was getting depressed. The fact is, the world is not a safe place. Bad things happen to good people - sometimes for no explainable reason.
This is what a great horror movie does, it invokes a range of emotions in the viewers. I was thrilled. I was angry. I was sad. I was depressed. There are so many movies you watch and forget, but this one will not be forgotten. It holds its own as a great horror masterpiece.
[movie info via imdb]
Everyone's seen it, now its in better quality.
Wow, Delgo failed. Here is a list of other movies that equally failed:
|Rank||Title (click to view)||Studio||Opening*||% of|
|3||Major League: Back to the Minors||WB||$2,087,011||58.4%||2,322||$899||$3,572,443||4/17/98|
|4||The Real Cancun||NL||$2,108,796||55.1%||2,261||$932||$3,825,421||4/25/03|
|5||Spider-Man / Men in Black II||Sony||$2,111,862||31.8%||2,078||$1,016||$6,632,970||9/6/02|
|7||The Adventures of Pluto Nash||WB||$2,182,900||49.4%||2,320||$940||$4,420,080||8/16/02|
|8||All Dogs Go to Heaven 2||MGM||$2,256,118||26.2%||2,037||$1,107||$8,620,678||3/29/96|
|10||I Dreamed of Africa||Sony||$2,411,445||36.3%||2,112||$1,141||$6,651,522||5/5/00|