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NFL is for Wussies!

Posted by James Davie On 2009-01-30 4 comments

That's right suckers - I said it!
NFL/CFL/WhateverFL is like T-Ball compared to the true bone-crunching, death-dealing, viscera squirting insanity that is BLOOD BOWL!
Coming soon to everything but PS3 - you can make your team and truly crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women (ie. cheerleaders).

Check out the brand new trailer here.
Looking forward to giving this a try (I'm looking at you Kyro - of course in this case you have chosen the wrong console...)

My kind of Yoga

Posted by Toad008 On 1 comments

Some variations of some Yoga poses that I think a number of the readers here will be interested in. I enjoyed "Downward Facing Wookie" and the "X-wing Extended". I might have to work a few of these into my routine.

Why European Advertising Is Better (for men...) NSFW

Posted by James Davie On 2009-01-27 1 comments

Euros are, in general, way more laid back about swearing, drinking, nudity, and sex than we are in North America. Some of my favourite ads from the last year are from overseas, like the attached link to a fun commercial.
NSFW (gloriously NSWF according to the guy from Gizmodo).


Posted by James Davie On 2009-01-22 3 comments

Relive some of scratchy films of your youth with the National Film Board of Canada website. You can watch classics like The Log Drivers Waltz (pictured), The Cat Came Back (Oscar nominated), or The Big Snit, and so much more.

And if you haven't seen any of these classic films made right here in Canada you owe it to yourself to give 'em a watch!

Widget Your Apple

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2009-01-20 5 comments

Just came across this dashboard widget for OS X while searching for a good cpu and network monitor.  I've previously been using the built in CPU Tach widget, but wasn't really happy with it.  This widget is far superior.

Click the title link to download and install on your Mac!

The Douche Bag Award Goes To...

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2009-01-19 3 comments

I’m perfectly happy to defend most of his (Bush) surveillance, interrogation and counterterrorism policies against his critics.

-- Bill Kristol

O for 2

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2009-01-18 1 comments

It was a terrible day for football sports fans.

In Arizona at 2pm it was the battle of the birds, with the Cardinals and Eagles facing off. Unless some miracle had recently transformed Arizona into a powerhouse, I figured the Eagles would be golden. Of course, Kurt Warner (the bionic man) showed up to play today big time. Even though Donovan would be fairly productive (for a change), it was Warner to Fitzgerald all afternoon. It's a good think I like Warner, it softened the blow.

Well, 1 down, 1 to go; on to the night game... Steelers vs. Ravens, 5:30pm.

Pittsburg with the #1 defence and Baltimore with the #2, this was shaping up to be a low scoring D- struggle. I had visions of Ed Reed flying in as free safety making big interceptions all day, but it just wasn't so. Instead, it was a bunch of Troy Polamalu, and some huge hits that took out Hines Ward (the cheapshot king of football) and Willis McGahee. Sure enough, Flaco showed as rookie in fine style, delivering an "eye, N, tea" during the 4th quarter drive that really mattered. Nice work.

So, I'm oh for two on the weekend and my Eagles are more roast turkey and less bird of prey. In two weeks it'll be Arizona vs. Pittsburg - just like nobody predicted*. At least Warner gets another shot at the big game, I love that guy. Instead of my Eagles Jersey in two weeks, I'll be wearing #13 (but it won't be red and white it'll be blue and gold like in XXXIV).

* I really mean nobody. If you'd asked ANY 50 people in the know of the football world who was going to Tampa Bay in the post season, exactly ZERO of them would have said Arizona vs anybody.

Terminator Terrorizes Children

Posted by James Davie On 2009-01-15 2 comments

Finally Arnold's cardboard quality acting
skills have been acknowledged.

And in other news a poor little kitty has "rectum problems." This is a good day to not be a cop...

public sphere

Posted by km_f5 On 2009-01-14 2 comments

I thought this production was neat. Yeah, it is an old video by internet standards, and maybe some have seen it already, but a great example of "creative independent way of contributing to the public sphere".

Calvin defends the bailout

Posted by Clockwork On 2009-01-09 1 comments