Friday, May 28, 2004

Did you know what happened on September 9, 1850?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gun fights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today except the women all had real breasts.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

engadget say it better than I can

"CNN writes about the weight-loss wows of DDR (Dance Dance Revolution), the arcade game from Konami which is sorta like a combination of SuperSimon and the old school Nintendo PowerPad. Apparently portly schoolchildren, used to sitting on their asses while playing video games, have found DDR’s workouts so beneficial that they’re actually losing weight — and some schools have even been incorporating it into PE classes. All of which seems truly sad if you’re a critic (aren’t we all?), but super fun if you’re the lucky fat kid." Lose weight the Dance Dance Revolution way

I really miss stuff like this.

Read why the South Wales Echo is such a brilliant rag!

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Zsolt Baumgartner almost makes F1 history - again.

Just finishing the Monaco Grand Prix is no mean feat in itself, as this weekend's competition aptly demonstrated, with only 9 cars crossing the finish line at the end. Minardi-Cosworth's Zsolt Baumgartner already set a record by being the first Hungarian driver in the history of Formula 1 and he came so close to being the first Hungarian driver to score a point, finishing in 9th place. But did you know that the winner of the first ever Grand Prix, in 1906, was a Hungarian, Ferenc Szisz?

Sunday, May 23, 2004

You really could not make this up.

I mean, come ON! Even the Nazis had to face some kind of trial for their behaviour but no, America (and their allies, it appears) are above that kind of risk. Iraqis lose right to sue troops over war crimes. This really is the most awful indightment of the USA, the UK and, perhaps most importantly, the UN. For the United Nations to agree to something like this shows they are ultimately, pathetic. Has America forgotten anything in its seeming quest to upset the Arab world? Alas, it will all come home to roost one day.