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Wednesday, 31 May 2006

Howard Stern Fan Prank Calls CNN

Howard Stern Fan Prank Calls CNN VideoSift [flash video]

We need more reporting like this... Shake up our over paid News anchors...

Run-By Farting

Run-By Farting VideoSift [flash video]

OK, so perhaps the fart was faked... but this is one news network that wont be filming in the vacinity of university campus again...

Coach Accidentally Hits His Player In the Balls

Coach Accidentally Hits His Player In the Balls VideoSift [flash video]

Just to show that even the Coach of the Year, can get it wrong...

Shatner Plays $20k Pyramid BY HIMSELF

Shatner Plays $20k Pyramid BY HIMSELF VideoSift

OK, even though it's old, it just shows that we have more TV game-shows than celebreties, so they get spread a bit thin... and have to play with themselves (oo errrr) on telly....

Actually I think Shatner is a hoot (especially on The Practice), you just have to remember not to take him seriously... and if you're watching him on 'Trek you have play one of the many drinking games...

Dog Helmet

OhGizmo! � Dog Helmet

Hmm.... I guess it could give new meaning to wearing your "If you can read this then the b**ch has fallen off - again" t-shirt...

These guys also do custom paint jobs and Doggles (as featured recently on Top Gear)

1.21 Jigowatts! - BTTF DeLorean Replica

OhGizmo! � 1.21 Jigowatts! - BTTF DeLorean Replica

Yup, like the DeLorean wasn't a (Brittish) lemon to start with (was supposed to save the Brittish Steel industry, being made largely of stainless steel), now someones gotten hold of one and made it look like the one from Back to the Future... And it's for sale on eBay....

Cordless jump-rope can help the clumsy

Cordless jump-rope can help the clumsy - Yahoo! News

The American's once again proove why they are World Champion Couch Potatoes...

Downloads of Net porn hit record high

Downloads of Net porn hit record high the Daily Mail

But isn't every day a new record for downloading pr0n?

Batwomen returns...

Independent Online Edition > News

Yes, that's right... DC comics get's all PC on us and ressurects Batwomen (after a 30 year absence) as a "lesbian socialite"...

Go figure...

Rally Car plows into crowd and flips

Rally Car plows into crowd and flips - Google Video [flash video]

More here, here and here

Google decided that a fifth one didn't comply with their policies...

[Thanks Adrian]


yoga - Google Video [flash video]

It's like no Yoga class you've ever seen before...


yoga - Google Video [flash video]

It's like no Yoga class you've ever seen before...


pechos - Google Video [flash video]

Now that's talented...

Highlights of the Super 14 final

Weepu opens the scoring for the Hurricanes from long range.

Carter’s second successful penalty from three attempts gives the Crusaders the half time lead.

Casey Laulala crosses for the only try of the game.

Richie McCaw doesn’t infringe at the breakdown, honest.

Skipper McCaw triumphantly holds the trophy up as teammates look on.

The crowd goes wild in the stands.

And for extended commentary on the game, please see the NZ Herald...

[Thanks Con]

Tuesday, 30 May 2006

Ben Hana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ben Hana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It truely is amazing what makes it into Wikipedia...

[Thanks Sarah]

McGillicuddy Serious Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

McGillicuddy Serious Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wow, happened across this today... I used to vote for these guys when they were around... who would have thought that they'd have a Wikipedia page!

Now all we have are serious parties, plus Nazi's, gays, unionists and odd-ball environmentalists... Where's the fun in politics gone?

Monday, 29 May 2006

Guild Wars vs World of Warcraft

YouTube - Guild Wars vs World of Warcraft [flash video]

Man... does anyone actually play these games? Or does everyone spend their days choriographing dance moves?

"Hammer Time!"

Windows Live Local - Virtual Earth Technology Preview

Windows Live Local - Virtual Earth Technology Preview

OK, this might be taking the metaphore a bit far... it's not longer practical, all that's left is the "woah, cool" factor...

Plat Time: Digg Games

Digg Games

Cause you just can't have enough places keeping track of flash versions of old arcade games...

PCWorld.com - The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

PCWorld.com - The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

PC World dishes the dirt on what they consider to be the worst 25 Tech products of all time... and I'd have to agree with a lot of them...

Play Time: Maui Wowee

Download Games > Web Play [flash]

Yet another derivative game, but nicely done.

Million Artists - Abstract Art Fundraiser

Million Artists - Abstract Art Fundraiser

Call me old fashioned, but why not just give the money straight to charity? Instead of being suckered in by what is (now repeated) an enterprising, yet stupid idea...

Nizza - Images of France

Webshots - Images of France

Nizza finally posts some pics of her time with the boys on the Contiki tour. Looks like just France for the moment...

Friday, 26 May 2006

Warcraft Too Sexy Music Video

Warcraft Too Sexy Music Video - Google Video [flash video]

Just got an email from Google saying that they had rejected one of the video's I had posted. I have no idea why, since a quick search revealed similar content already available...

So here's something entertaining...

Thank You Nudist Colony Activist Coordinator

Thank_You_Nudist_Colony_Activist_Coordinator - Google Video [flash video]

OK, just one more...

Pepsi - Bavarians vs. Professionals - Google Video

Pepsi - Bavarians vs. Professionals - Google Video [flash video]
It's time Pepsi brought their ads here... [but they can leave the Pepsi behind...]

Fiat vs Porsche [flash video]
No surprise who wins this one...

OK, I shuld do some work...


BOOYA-PIMP STAR - Google Video [flash video]

Now that's some pimped out wheels!

Orgy the reality show

Orgy the reality show - Google Video [flash video]
Google Video just continues to deliver...

RoboGirl [flash video]
Spot the geek reference...

Sex and el Barrio [fash video]

Porno cue cards

Porno cue cards - Google Video [flash video]

Hillarious... Probably best not to play this on your speakers...


7up - Google Video [flash video]

It may be Pepsi(!) but we've found anotherone that can suck-start a Harley...

Nike impossible

Nike impossible - Google Video [flash video]

Don't believe the hype... it's an Adidas ad!

Jackie Guerrido with big cross on her chest.

Jackie Guerrido with big cross on her chest. - Google Video

It doesn't matter that it's in Spanish(?).
It doesn't matter that it's about the weather.
It doesn't matter that it's set in the USA.

Just check out the cross on her chest... ;)

Google Idol | Unearthing the world's talent...

Google Idol Unearthing the world's talent...

Got stuck on Google Video today and came across this...
Even the worst on here have more talent that NZ Idol... I can't believe they're going for a third series!

logan tape -ragins

logan tape -ragins - Google Video [flash video]

No matter how "safe" you try to make things, your kids will find new ways to try to kill themselves...

"Somebody get someone!"

Hardrock Halellujah!! LORDI

Hardrock Halellujah!! LORDI - Google Video [flash video]

The Eurovision Song Contest delivers again...

You may have seen this last night on C4.

KISS, watch out... you're replacement had just entered the building.

Sprint: Locker Room

Sprint: Locker Room - Google Video [flash videp]

Vodafone could learn some lessons here...

New record...

New record... - Google Video [flash video]

My kinda game show!


Great Moments in the Olympics

Great Moments in the Olympics - Google Video [flash video]

An Olympic highlight real that you might not have seen...

[Thanks Con]

Camden Council signage

[Thanks Con]

Thursday, 25 May 2006

How much this blog is worth...

My blog is worth $1,129.08.
How much is your blog worth?

Who'd have thought? Now if only I can get someone to pay me that!

Wednesday, 24 May 2006

Shoes Straight from the World of Tron - Gizmodo

Shoes Straight from the World of Tron - Gizmodo

You know when you're a geek when: you think Tron is cool...

Play time: Kitchen of Doom

Spud's Zone :: Kitchen of Doom [flash]

Stop those nasty germs in the fridge!

Ghost Rider

Apple - Trailers - Ghost Rider - Medium [quicktime video]

Movie alert... next year...

Oblivion Domino Day

YouTube - Oblivion Domino Day [Flash video]

Here's one Telecon can't remove...

Someone's taken out their toppling dominos fettish into their favourite video game...

Clash of the Lego masters

Clash of the Lego masters CNET News.com

Where's my invitation?

Doggie Bag - Gizmodo

Doggie Bag - Gizmodo

I'd like to see you put a Rottie in one of those!

OXO: the name of the (first ever) game

a random gnome's random lair: OXO: the name of the (first ever) game

The very first computer game! And yes, it ran on a room sized computer...

chronon ver.0

chronon ver.0 Flash Game Planet___EYEZMAZE [flash]

Boy, this made my brain melt...

Vinyl isn't dead - play old records with a laser turntable

Vinyl isn't dead - play old records with a laser turntable TG Daily

Got vinyl? Dig them out and dust them off... For only US$15000!!

Nike takes Apple's Ipod for a run

Nike takes Apple's Ipod for a run TG Daily

So you've bought your iPod, to stay up with the kid next door, but have you got an iShoe?

ive got a fever cowbell

YouTube - ive got a fever cowbell [flash video]

"I could'a used more cowbell"...

[Thanks Con]

Tuesday, 23 May 2006


YouTube - Telecon [flash video]

Nuff said!

[Update] OK, so Telecom have gotten that copy pulled, so perhaps you need to search a little:
Telecon on YouTube [thanks Matt]
Telecon on Google Video

Where's Wendell

[Thanks Con]

That darn Frog...

That darn Frog... - Google Video [flash video]

Here you go Con, look what you can get at The Warehouse!
[Scuse the sideways video, I took it on my phone]

Hasselhoff lands TV judging role

BBC NEWS Entertainment Hasselhoff lands TV judging role

Just goes to show, you just can't keep a good Hoff down...

[Thanks Con, who is out stripping me for content this week]

Monday, 22 May 2006

They've started already...

[Thanks Con]

Let’s all laff at some scousers

Click the cat!
[Thanks Con]

Wednesday, 17 May 2006

Scalextric goes mobile

Scalextric goes mobile - Mobile News at GameSpot

"one button play" I'm not entirely sure that watching a dot going around a squiggly line, on your tiny mobile screen, is going to be all that much fun...

Sam and Max

Telltale Games - Sam and Max

W00P! Time to relive my early gaming days...

Rogue Trooper Cometh!

That's right, from the classing 2000AD comics, Rogue Trooper is now coming out as a video game... can't think why it's taken them so long! Looks way cool!

Search for Spock

YouTube - Search for Spock [flash video]

Hmm... don't usually post Trekkie stuff... but it is kinda funny... if you know anything about Startrek...

Roger Gets His Groove

Roger Gets His Groove - Google Video [flash video]

Google once again delivers on the weird things that people put on the net... So it's an ad for Schick right? Or is it...

Zlad! - Elektronik Supersonik

Zlad! - Elektronik Supersonik - Google Video [flash video]

No matter how bad your Karioki is, this guy is worse... his English doesn't help...

I kill me....

BBC News 'wrong Guy' is revealed

BBC NEWS Entertainment BBC News 'wrong Guy' is revealed

Heh heh, I missed seeing this on the news last night, but it's a bit of a hoot.

[Thanks Con]

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Top Model's Blonde Moment

Sky News: Splatwalk! Top Model's Blonde Moment

Who said blonde's don't have more fun!

Silly thing is, they don't even have a picture of her (before or after the incident...) so I've found you one

[Thanks Con]

Monday, 15 May 2006

Mighty Optical Illusions

Mighty Optical Illusions

It'll do your head in!

Breaking News

A British company is developing small computer chips that can store music in women's breasts.
This is considered a major breakthrough since women complain about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them...!!!
[Thanks Con]

Friday, 12 May 2006


Commercial - Fosfor Video [flash video]

Great collection of ads, including a recent Kiwi one

[Thanks Jan]

We are sinking

We are sinking - Fosfor Video [flash video]

Who said the Germans don't have a sense of humor?

[Thanks Jan]

Wednesday, 10 May 2006

Dance Dance Evolution

Dance Dance Evolution [Windows media]

Remarkable funny, but perhaps he just needs to come out of closet...

BTW if I remember correctly, "Dance Dance Evolution" is the name of one of those Dance Arcade machines...

[Thanks Con]

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Police have just released the following photofit of the Chef responsible for Tottenham's Food Poisoning

[Thanks Con]


Barbara Walters of 20/20 (USA-ABC Television) did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict.
She noted that women customarily walked 5 paces behind their husbands.
She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. From Ms. Walters's vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind their husbands and are happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?"

The woman looked at Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation, said, "Land mines."

[Thanks Con]

darth vader police japan

YouTube - darth vader police japan [flash video]

Scene 2 [quicktime] (dups first scene)

Darth gets himself in a little police trouble...

[Thanks Con]

More Telecom Jokes

[Thanks Con]

Blue Screen of Death

Blue Screen of Death � SpikedHumor.com

Or is that Blue Screen of Breasts?

Saturday, 6 May 2006

Here come the Telecom jokes...

[Thanks Con]

Friday, 5 May 2006

Nizza's Blog

Nizza Samuel

Nizza is supposed to be blogging and dumping her pics here... but as you can see, she's either having far too much fun traveling... or she's still as lazy as when she worked for me...

Little Women in SUVs

CNN.com Video [flash video]

"The cars are getting bigger and the women are getting smaller..." Yeah right! The women are getting bigger, over there, too!

The LEGO death star turret

Brickshelf Gallery

Just so you know I haven't forgotten about LEGO!

'Cloaking device' idea proposed

BBC NEWS Science/Nature 'Cloaking device' idea proposed

Bah! Call me when they can cloak something bigger than a dust particle....

Rome tourist parched after $1,200 beer

Oddly Enough News Article Reuters.com

Hmm... something to watch out for Nizza!

The only rip off I recall (Ngaire and I spent some time in Italy in 1998) was the toll-boths on the motorways!

Play time! - Puzzled Sheep

Puzzled Sheep - Miniclip.com [flash]

Porn Industry May Be Decider in Blu-ray, HD-DVD Battle

PCWorld.com - Porn Industry May Be Decider in Blu-ray, HD-DVD Battle

But we already knew that Porn drives 90% of technology development today... and it's the only reason any of us work in IT... go on, admit it! :)

Original 'Star Wars' films coming to DVD - May 4, 2006

CNN.com - Original 'Star Wars' films coming to DVD - May 4, 2006

Yup, the original versions of the first three (err episodes 4-6) will now be made available on DVD (and include the tweaked versions too!), but only until the end of the year!

Di-hard fans only I guess...

More on Telecom

Yup, it gets even more interesting (this is where Blogs break down, since you're going to read this before the main Telecom article... you should all use RSS feeds!), it turns out that the Govt wasn't going to announce the Telecom news until budget time, but someone (in cabnet or their staff) leaked a memo to TELECOM just this week. News of this got out, Govt announce and the NZSX (NZ's pasty little stock exchange) plummeted, thanks to Telecom being, by far, the biggest player on the exchange. Oh yeah, and Telecom lost nearly $1billion in capital... (at about 50c loss per share!)

If the NZ Govt needs any more reasons to break up Telecom, how about the fact that if Telecom dips, they entire NZSX dips too. Break Telecom up an the NZSX isn't reliant on just one player...

NZ Herald as more and more and well... more

Telecom stock charted

Telecom takes a whipp'n

Gov't Announcement

Campbell Live [windows media]

Computer World

NZ Herald

Telecom's reaction

OK, so Telecom finally have to unbundle the local loop, what does that mean? It means that other companies, if they install equipment at Telecom's existing exchanges, can now offer phone/internet services over your existing phone lines.

This is exactly what IHUGs parent (IINET) have been doing in Aussie, and doing fairly well by the sounds of it.

What's more interesting, in my mind, is that Telecom have to take the restrictions off the current UBS wholesale service. This means ISPs can offer ADSL services, at any speed they want (up or down) as long as the consumers distance from the exchange doesn't impact on it (note: ADSL v1 has about 8Mbit/s download and 800Kbit/s upload speeds as max, the further you are from the exchange, the slower it gets)

Good luck to the likes of Telstra, IHUG, Maxnet, Orcon, Slingshot (Callplus) and the other players... it's going to be interesting times for NZ broadband if Telecom doesn't do too much to hold this all up... (oh, yeah, they will of course resist as much as they can).

Microsoft pictures a 10-gigapixel photo

Microsoft pictures a 10-gigapixel photo - Software - News - ZDNet Asia

Hmm... now if they can make it into a pocket size model...

Wednesday, 3 May 2006

Xtra pulls plug on access to thousands of specialised net newsgroups

Xtra pulls plug on access to thousands of specialised net newsgroups - 02 May 2006 - Technology & Science

More reaction here

Telecom puts it's foot in it's mouth once again...

BTW Telecom, err, sorry, Xtra have decided that Usenet is not a service provided by Xtra (even though they've provided a usenet server since Xtra was started), so going on that logic, the Internet itself is not a service provided by Xtra (since all they do is provide a route to it), therefore Xtra can terminate it's Internet connectivity at anytime with minimal notice... if any...

Mutiny at the Cafe

Beyond Robson Mutiny at the Cafe

Heh heh, a bunch of Cafe staff walk off the job and leave a note stuck to the door for all to see...

[Thanks Con]

Try some of this!

Nads Hair Removal Creme (140g)

This has been around for a while, even on NZ TV I think, but thanks Con for reminding us of this unfortunatly named product...

[Thanks Con]

Monday, 1 May 2006

Logitech Quickcam Orbit MP

MAKE: Blog: Logitech Quickcam Orbit MP [flash video]

Bet you can't do this with your webcam!

Best real-life Counter Strike movie ever!!! VideoSift

Best real-life Counter Strike movie ever!!! VideoSift [flash video]

You know you've been playing computer games too long when...

Amazing shot cited as self-defense

Amazing shot cited as self-defense

You've all heard of a "Robin Hood" with arrows (one arrow is shot into the back of another), well, here's the gun equivalent, cept that it's two people shooting AT each other!

Play Time - Uber Pool

Uber Pool [flash]

Nifty little Pool game

My top 10 list of pet gizmos

My top 10 list of pet gizmos - Tech Buzz - Reviews - CNET Asia

I guess CNet Singapore never heard of having pets other than Dogs...

It seems like it's all about listening and talking to your dog remotely... talk about how to freak out your dog!

Im sure you've all met Bacchus.....(An oldie but a goodie)

How many times have you woken up in the morning after a hard night drinking and thought 'How on earth did I get home? As hard as you try, you cannot piece together your return journey from the pub to your house. The answer is simple!

The Beer Scooter!!!!!

The Beer Scooter is a mythical form of transport, owned and leased to the drunken by Bacchus the Roman god of wine. Bacchus has branched out since the decrease in the worship of the Roman Pantheon and has bought a large batch of these magical devices.

The Beer Scooter works in the following fashion:-

The passenger reaches a certain level of drunkenness and the "slurring gland" begins to give off a pheromone. Bacchus or one of his many sub-contractors detects this pheromone and sends down a winged Beer Scooter. The scooter scoops up the passenger and deposits them in their
bedroom via the Trans-Dimensional Portal. This is not cheap to run, so a large portion of the passenger's in-pocket cash is taken as payment.

This answers the second question after a night out 'How did I spend so much money?'

Unfortunately, Beer Scooters have a poor safety record and are thought to be responsible for over 90% of all UDI (Unidentified Drinking Injuries). An undocumented feature of the beer scooter is the destruction of time segments during the trip. The nature of Trans-Dimensional Portals dictates that time will be lost, seemingly unaccounted for.

This answers a third question after a night out 'What the hell happened?'

With good intentions, Bacchus opted for the REMIT (Removal of Embarrassing Moments In Time) add on, that automatically removes, in descending order, those parts in time regretted most. Unfortunately one person's REMIT is not necessarily the REMIT of another and quite often lost time is regained in discussions over a period of time.

Independent studies have also shown that Beer Goggles often cause the scooter's navigation system to malfunction thus sending the passenger to the wrong bedroom, often with horrific consequences.

With recent models including a GPS, Bacchus made an investment in a scooter drive-thru chain specialising in half eaten kebabs and pizza crusts.

Another question answered!! For the family man, Beer Scooters come equipped with flowers picked from other people's garden and Thump-A-Lot boots (Patent Pending). These boots are designed in such a way that no matter how quietly you tip-toe up the stairs, you are sure to wake up your other half.

Special anti-gravity springs ensure that you bump into every wall in the house and the CTSGS (Coffee Table Seeking Guidance System) explains the bruised shins. The final add-ons Bacchus saw fit to invest in for some scooters is the TAS (Tobacco Absorption System). This explains how one person can apparently get through 260 Marlboro Lights in a single night along with the on-board heater, which allows you to comfortably get home from the pub in sub-zero temperatures, wearing just a T-shirt.

[Thanks Con]

Best ever job advert?

[Thanks Con]

House Rules during the World Cup

  1. From 9 June to 9 July 2006, you should read the sports section of the newspaper so that you are aware of what is going on regarding the World Cup, and that way you will be able to join in the conversations.
    If you fail to do this, then you will be either looked at in an extremely hostile way, or totally ignored. DO NOT complain about not receiving any attention.
  2. During the World Cup, the television is mine, at all times, without any exceptions. If your eye even falls on the remote control, you will lose it (your eye).
  3. If you have to pass by in front of the TV during a game, I don't mind, as long as you do it crawling on the floor and without distracting me. If you decide to stand nude in front of the TV, make sure you put clothes on right afterwards, because during the World Cup month I won't have time to take you to the doctor or look after you if you catch a cold.
  4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute, unless I require a refill of my drink or something to eat. You are out of your mind if you expect me to listen to you, open the door, answer the telephone, or pick up the baby that just fell from the second floor....it won't happen.
  5. It would be a good idea for you to keep at least 2 six-packs in the fridge at all times, as well as plenty of things to nibble on, and please do not make any funny faces to my friends when they come over to watch the games. In return, you will be allowed to use the TV between 12am and 6am, unless they replay a good game that I missed during the day.
  6. If you see me upset because one of my teams is losing, DO NOT say "Get over it, it's only a game", or "Don't worry, they'll win next time". If you say these things, you will only make me angrier and I shall love you less. Remember, you will never ever know more about football than me, and your so-called "words of encouragement" will only lead to a break up or divorce.
  7. You are welcome to sit with me to watch one game, and you can talk to me during half time, but only when the commercials are on, and only if the half time score is pleasing me. In addition, please note I am saying "one" game: hence do not use the World Cup as a cheesy excuse to "spend time together".
  8. The replays of the goals are very important. I don't care if I have seen them or I haven't seen them, I want to see them again. Many times.
  9. Tell your friends NOT to have any babies, or any other child-related parties or gatherings that require my attendance because:
    a) I will not go,
    b) I will not go, and
    c) I will not go.
  10. But, if a friend of mine invites us to his house on a Sunday to watch a game, we will be there in a flash.
  11. The daily World Cup highlights show on TV every night is just as important as the games themselves. Do not even think about saying "but you have already seen this...why don't you change the channel to something we can all watch?" The reply will be: "Refer to Rule #2 of this list".
  12. And finally, please save your expressions such as "Thank God the World Cup is only every 4 years". Remember that after this comes the Champions League, Italian League, Spanish League, Premier League, etc etc.

Thank you for your cooperation. Regards, Men of the World

[Thanks Con]

Yes Ladies, the Soccer World Cup is coming soon to a TV/Bar near you!

The Beerbelly

The Beerbelly

Cause we're all far too attractive already...

Don't forget to check out the CNN article [flash video]

[Thanks Con... who apparently doesn't need one...]

Wax on Wax HOFF

Wax on Wax HOFF [flash]

Oh dear, the Hoff is back...

[Thanks Con, I think...]