Saturday, May 31, 2008
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And is it really fair that the world will be deprived of the John Terry Euro 2008 Song?! (well, on second thought... words fail.)
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Stay tuned for my Euro 2008 predictions. I'll be rolling them out over the next few days. They should help you dominate your office pool*.
With England absent this summer I will be supporting the Czech Republic (finally free from the Group of Death!). As Rob Smyth of The Guardian notes in his Euro 2008 Preview, with the Dutch now playing pragmatically, the Czechs are the last practioners of entertaining, total football in Europe. Also, at last summer's U20 World Cup, the Czechs were entertaining, played hard and fair and had great fans. Kdo neskace, neni Cech, hop, hop hop!
[Sidenote -- have you seen the TSN Euro 2008 promo commercials? They are pretty fun and clever.]
* success unlikely
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I've found a small Hoegarden glass is perfect, although any highball glass would also work. 5oz of Tang to 1.5oz of Malibu sounds about right.
Note: Despite all seeming evidence to the contrary, no Croatians were consumed before or during this posting.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
From the posting I read about it: "Hundreds of people stood in a big ring right there by the Shoe Mania, cheering and chanting. All kinds of people: old people, moms with strollers, skateboarding teens, foreign tourists throwing Euros around.
They could have been watching some awesome breakdancing group or an unusually good street magician. But instead, two shirtless guys were flopping around on the ground, grunting and grating one another’s faces across the cobblestones. One guy pinned the other and a shirtless ref called the match. Both fighters leapt up, gave each other the universally-approved one-armed bro-hug and left the ring together, laughing.
The rules were simple: find a partner, get in the ring. No face shots, tapping out ends the fight. No settling scores, just fighting for the fun of fighting. No experience or discernible skill required." Good times, people, good times.
I really hope they have a First Rule for their public fight club. That would be cool.
And when you are done reading about the Union Square fight club (I hope I didn't just name it?), make sure to click on the link about William Hundley's art project. Mr. Hundley is, apparently, a real artist living and working in Austin, Texas and this is his art. Really. I don't even know what to say but that might be my favourite picture of the year. For more of Mr. Hundley's art, you can visit his website. This probably doesn't even need to be said, but Austin's city slogan is "Keep Austin Weird".
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
- Catalog, rate, and review wines in your Wine Journal
- Find out what your buddies are tasting
- Discover and keep track of new wines you'd like to buy and try
- Wine Journal - Catalog, rate and review the wines you’ve tried.
- Wine Cellar - Your Wine Cellar is a list of bottles that you own, but haven’t tried yet.
- Shopping List - Keep track of wines you’d like to buy. You can instantly add wines from other member’s journal entries, or add your own from scratch.
- Drinking Buddies - You can add other Cork’d members as Drinking Buddies. By doing so, you’ll be alerted each time a buddy adds a new Wine Journal entry. You’ll be able to see what they’ve been tasting, what they thought and how they rated the wine.
- Recommendations - After you’ve reviewed a wine, you have the option of recommending it to any or all of your Drinking Buddies.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
10 new songs/albums I recommend you check out if you haven't already:
- Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip
- Out of Time - Jason Collett
- Rockferry - Duffy
- Change of Destination - Monade
- Blood's Too Rich (album) - Luke Doucet
- Consolers of the Lonely (album) - The Raconteurs
- We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives - Los Campesinos!
- Tiger Phone Card - Dengue Fever
- A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
- Cheap And Cheerful - The Kills
10 older songs rediscovered:
- To Get Me Through The Good Times - Echobelly
- Staying Out For The Summer - Dodgy
- A Design For Life - Manic Street Preachers
- Ladykillers - Lush
- I'm Sorry - Hothouse Flowers
- Cold Brains - Beck
- After the Gold Rush - Thom Yorke
- Bad Luck - Social Distortion
- Let's Shake - Teenage Head
- Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
[Sidenote #2: I heard a demo of the new Oasis song - I Want To Live In A Dream In My Record Machine - on the Strombo Show yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. It was pretty trippy and, perhaps, most surprisingly, good. Apparently they will have a new album out this Fall.]
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well, the SomethingStore operates a business based on the allure of the unknown box. The SomethingStore is a new website that operates simply: They will send you something, an item selected randomly among many things from their inventory, for $10 (free shipping) and you will find out what your something is when you receive it. What's your something?
Monday, May 19, 2008
For now you can only upload MP3 files which restricts putting up any iTunes music unless you want to export songs as MP3 files and burn them to disc and then reload them.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The Library of Congress invites you to explore history visually by looking at interesting photos from our collections. Please add tags and comments, too! More words are needed to help more people find and use these pictures.
By way of background, Library of Congress staff often make digital versions of our popular image collections available online as quickly as possible by relying primarily on the identifying information that came with the original photos. That text can be incomplete and is even inaccurate at times. We welcome your contribution of names, descriptions, locations, tags, and also your general reactions.
The Library’s Prints and Photographs Division houses some 14 million items, ranging from historical photographs and architectural drawings to advertising labels and posters from all over the world. You can find more than one million pictures among the digitized collections in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog at the Library of Congress Web site. You might also enjoy the special presentations of photos also appear in American Memory and Exhibitions.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Who among us hasn't dreamt of one day, in a kinder and gentler world, soaping up with some PBR suds? Well, believe it or not, now you can with The Poor Boy Beer Soap Bar (Vegan Friendly). The Vegan-friendliness is a nice touch in my book. My favourite part of the product description is when I read that the Pabst Blue Ribbon soap makes "a nice addition to the Anderson beer soap family." I think I'll go for the Guinness soap (note: a quick search revealed they actually have this).
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The NFL season is still months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your NFL gambling and Fantasy fixes… Now you can bet on which NFL player will get arrested next. You can even bet on what the next NFL player arrested will be for and whether there will be more arrests in the 2008-09 regular season or offseason. Place your bets.
Any given Sunday.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
And for your further reading pleasure, check out Time Out's historical timeline of the hipster: A Hipstory.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
And in additional Dude news, if you are going to be in Kentucky on July 11-12, be sure to check out the 7th Annual Lebowski Fest. WTF is Lebowski Fest, you ask? Well, according to the creators, "Lebowski Fest is a bowling event celebrating all things relating to the Coen Brothers 1998 film, The Big Lebowski. It can be likened to a Star Trek convention in a very loose sense. The event takes place at a bowling alley and includes unlimited bowling, costume, trivia, farthest traveled, and bowling contests, prizes, and what-have-you." So there you go. They take the festival on the road 2-3 times a year (e.g. to Vegas, LA, New York). There is also a book. And, of course, a MySpace page.
And in case you are in the dark about one of the greatest movies of all time, click here to learn more about The Big Lebowski.
2. The new Dark Knight trailer is also out and looks as cool as the last one. The Dark Knight has to be the must-see movie of the summer.
Friday, May 2, 2008
As part of their ongoing viral marketing campaign there is a new shadow site promoting the movie: Operation Slipnot, which details the operations of the Gotham Police Department's Major Crime Unit.
Finally, there is also a new promo poster now out. In case the earlier promos didn't get it across, Gotham isn't a picnic.