Posted by Simon at 6:16 PM
The Seattle Times has opened up a wave on Google Wave to help authorities capture the Tacoma cop killer that shot and killed four officers at a coffee shop on Sunday. Over 400 people are on the wave as it is open to the public to add whatever tidbits they can to help. If you have wave, click the link to follow. [Google Wave]
HOW FUCKING INSANELY AWESOME IS THIS!
Posted by Simon at 10:17 AM
Yahoo! Sports reports that Nets coach Lawrence Frank will be fired within days. Most likely the firing will come after the Lakers matchup at the end of this west coast road trip. Why not just fire his ass now? Regardless of if the team wins tonight, he'll get canned. Just get that crap over with. The report points to GM Kiki Vandeweghe as the replacement coach.
I say, fire his ass now, bring back Byron Scott to coach the Nets, sign Allen Iverson. At this point, there's no move that's a wrong move. Oh and trade away Josh Boone, that might help, since he's useless. [Yahoo! Sports]
Posted by Simon at 8:35 PM
BrewDog Beer, UK's leader in brewing, introduced the world's strongest beer. The brew is 32% alcohol/volume. The beer, appropriately named Tactical Nuclear Penguin sells for £35 a bottle in the UK. BrewDog describes the beer as a "double cask matured uber-imperial stout."They ship internationally as well. Heck, if you're willing to pay £35 for a bottle, I'm sure you can afford the shipping. The label reads:
This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost.
It's available for purchase on their website. [BrewDog]
Of course they had to have penguin sex.
*No it won't give you the powers listed at the end of the video.
Posted by Simon at 2:46 PM
Professional golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a car accident early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol just reported.
Florida Highway Patrol says alcohol was not involved. The accident took place outside of his house. He hit a fire hydrant and a tree. [Orlando Sentinel]
Posted by Simon at 4:49 AM
In 1983, Apple hosted a dating game where Bill Gates, a young, more nerdier Bill Gates, is a contestant and Steve Jobs is the host.
Posted by Simon at 5:15 PM
Comes out December 22nd on DVD. Sequel to the episode IV spoof.
Posted by Simon at 8:53 PM
Posted by Simon at 1:42 PM
Apple is releasing these two ads as a response to the disputes between Verizon and AT&T. Instead of worrying about who has a better network, Apple sticks to the iPhone as being the key reason to be on the AT&T network. Remember, no phone on the Verizon network allows you to multi-task like the iPhone.
Posted by Simon at 3:29 PM
Posted by Simon at 11:51 AM
Two years ago, the Chicago Bulls drafted Joakim Noah from Florida. Noah was never an offensive powerhouse in college, but in fact was usually a liability on that end of the floor. But on defense he was a good enough defender to help his team get, not just one, but two national titles.
After the Bulls drafted him, Chicago Tribune's sports writer, Rick Morrissey called out the Bulls for making a crappy draft move and wrote that Noah would turn into another wasted draft pick. Going as far as saying he'd eat his printed column if he was wrong. Quite confident.
Unfortunately (fortunately if you're a Bulls fan), Noah turned out pretty well. He's averaging a double-double. As promised, Morrissey at his words...literally.
Posted by Simon at 2:23 PM
CoD: MW2 set HUGE records.
First off it sold almost 5 million copies in 24 hours.
Second, it made $310 million in those 24 hours in North America and the UK. No, not the world, North America and UK.
It made more money than the biggest movie release, last year's "The Dark Knight."
Flat out--Biggest release in entertainment history. [Activision]
UPDATE: Kotaku breaks down other entertainment media vs. MW2.
Posted by Simon at 11:38 AM
Firefox recently launched Firefox Mobile for Nokia N810 and N900 phones. Yep, no one is using it at all. But the logo was cute enough for me to post this. Hopefully, one day it will make its way to the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc...winblowsmobile6.whatever
Posted by Simon at 11:29 AM
If you're looking to expand online storage, check out Google. They recently dropped the prices for online storage. Prices now start from $5 a year. It's great for Picasa users that like to share pictures online without having to put them up on Facebook for everyone to see. If you already have Google online storage space, you will be automatically upgraded with more space. [Google Photo Blog]
Posted by Simon at 11:22 AM
The Commodore 64 app for the iPhone has been in and out of the iTunes app store for a while due to the rights and usage bullcrap many apps get denied for. But it looks like the app is back for good. for $4.99, you can play Commodore 64 games on the iPhone. Not bad for a bunch of classics. The best part about all this is that i Commodore is here to stay, roms can't be too far behind.
Posted by Simon at 2:57 AM
This morning was bad, and by morning I mean afternoon (since that's when I usually wake up when I work nights). I'm kind of sick...congestion, runny nose, just don't feel like doing anything. But I know the Yankees are playing game 6 of the World Series, up 3 games to 2. Pettitte on the mound facing off against Pedro. Yea, that's what made me get up this morning.
I'm still slightly annoyed that the Yanks didn't finish off the Phillies in game 5. They came back but just came up short (ugh Jeter, why did you have to hit into the double play in the 9th!). See, the Denver Nuggets are playing the NJ Nets at the IZOD Center, and while I'm not a fan of either team, it would be cool to watch Carmelo Anthony go off on the Nets (he was okay, 22/4/1). So if the Yanks had won game 5, I would have gotten a chance to make it out for the Nuggets/Nets game. But oh well, World Series takes precedent over two teams I'm not even a fan of. I gave away the tickets to a friend (obviously not a Yankee fan). Even my girlfriend (a Nets fan) didn't want to go to the Nets game, because she'd rather watch the Yankees in the World Series(Nets/Nuggets tickets were going for 3 dollars on stubhub).
I wake up and take my time getting ready. Drudge through some daily chores and by 5 p.m., I'm ready to leave for work in Chelsea section of Manhattan. I have to be at work at 6, so leaving at 5pm is early, considering I can usually get from Fort Lee, NJ to my work in about 30 minutes on a normal day. But this isn't a normal day. Yankees play at home in the World Series, plenty of traffic on the George Washington Bridge, so I left at 5 instead.
Listening to more traffic reports, there are accidents on the Cross Bronx Expressway, GW Bridge backed up 40 minutes. So I go through my routes of getting from my house toward the bridge. Roads are closed, redirected, held up by police. After sitting in a lane for about 10 minutes, I tried another road,...and then another. It's about 5:30 and I haven't even been able to get out of my home town. I'm pissed. Drake and Lupe Fiasco are getting me through it though.
I decide to call in to work and let them know I'm running late. I decide to try and take the Lincoln Tunnel from Hoboken. Go down River Road in Edgewater and make it toward the entrance of the tunnel by 5:50 pm. Still going to be late, but probably not as bad. I was wrong. Traffic was bad there as well. Still pissed, I make my way through the tunnel and head downtown to Chelsea. Park, and manage to get to work by 6:30. An hour and a half to get 11 miles. Heck, I could have driven to Philly in that much time!
But I'm at work now, time to focus on baseball and the Yankees. Pettitte pitches great, even on 3 days rest (yea take that critics (certain WFAN host) and shove it!). Matsui's success against Pedro continues. He ends the night with 3 hits for 6 RBIs (and the MVP trophy). Yanks have a fairly comfortable 7-3 lead, Joba and Marte help the Yanks get through the 6,7 and part of the 8th. Time for Mo! No problem getting through the 8th, Yankees don't score any more runs, onto the 9th!
I tell my co-worker: The 2 most comforting songs played back to back are Metallica's Enter Sandman and Frank Sinatra's New York, New York. The former for being Mariano Rivera's intro music as he comes out of the bullpen and the latter (as any Yankee fans and New Yorkers know) plays at the stadium when the Yankees win.
His response: Amen brother!!!!!!
Mo takes care of the 9th, as usual. Yankees win. In office Yankee fans are excited. Laughing, high fives, a hug. Excitement, joy and happiness take over, we joke about the centaur story about A-Rod and how the Phillies are done. It's all summed up in this picture:
I know some Mets fans enjoyed that!
It's 2am, time to go home. I get to my car, make my way up the West Side Highway and onto the GW bridge going into NJ. Ugh! More F'ing traffic! two left lanes are packed with trucks and some cars. It looks like the right lane is closed and further down the two center lanes are closed as well. Once again I'm annoyed, but still happy about the victory and number 27!
Someone starts honking. At first I think it's at me, but I didn't do anything, I only moved forward half an inch. But then I realize, they are honking a tune. Not sure what tune, but I know whoever is honking is Yankee fan coming back from the game and pumped from the win. Other fans coming home start honking too. I think about joining in on the honking, but that would be out of sync and lame. Only one thing to do. Roll down the windows (in 45 degree weather), open the moon roof, crank the stereo up all the way, and hit play on my iPod:
I'm sure some of the honking cars could hear it, I saw some truckers rocking out to it. BEST TRAFFIC EXPERIENCE EVER! And a day I will remember forever. Yankees are world champs again! Mo, Jeter, A-Rod, Teixeira, Jorge, Swisher, CC, Burnett, Pettitte, Joba...WORLD CHAMPS! So a lot of crap happened today, but I'll remember how I enjoyed number 27 sitting in traffic on the GW Bridge for the rest of my life.
Onto 28! [Images from Yahoo!, Washington Post, SI Advance, Deadspin]
Posted by Simon at 1:08 PM
This ad ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer today. The paper apologized for printing it. Too bad everyone knows how stupid they are thanks to the internet.
Yankees look to win the World Series tonight as they have a 3-1 lead in the series.
UPDATE:...and now you lost
Posted by Simon at 3:22 AM
Here's Jerry Seinfeld. Still using a Mac. After doing Microsoft commercials. Still a Mac User. This is a screen shot from the last "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode. I guess this explains why he never used a Mac in any of those stupid commercials Microsoft made with him and Bill Gates...
If you don't remember the ads... here's one...
I guess Windows 7 was moist and chewey, but...still a Mac user. PLATINUM!!!