July 12, 2007
Posted by Spencer:
This is a very interesting article in the New York Times talking about the state of video game consoles and how Nintendo is pretty much cleaning up with the competition. What caught me as interesting in the article was the following:
“While both Nintendo’s $250 Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3 were introduced last November, Nintendo has sold 2.8 million machines, twice as many as Sony.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, introduced 18 months ago, has sold 5.4 units, according to NPD Group, a market analysis firm.”
If this is to be believed there have only been five and just less than a half Xbox 360’s sold in the last year and a half.
I suppose it is supposed to be assumed that the number of units is in millions. I think that is bad editing on the part of the Times.
May 17, 2007
Posted by Spencer:
This is a generally uninteresting article from a local paper where I live – the reason I bring it up is because of this quote from one of the politicians:
“A person that’s got skill with a sword in a very big crowd could put a lot more people down with a sword than a gun,” he said. “They’re silent. You’ll have people screaming, but nobody knows what’s going on.”
Essentially the article is about how Utah is one of the only states to allow guns on public college campuses and one of the politicians from a city north of Salt Lake City gave the above quote relating to the recent shooting at Trolley Corners mall in Salt Lake.
I would most certainly be more scared of a guy wielding a gun than some geek with a sword. With a sword you see the guy coming and you run away – with a gun if you run you get shot in the back.
Seriously, what is this guy thinking? He is right up there with the guys who think video games are the cause of all the violence we are having (Jack Thompson I am looking at you.)
May 4, 2007
As a responsible motorcyclist who puts around 30K on my bike yearly (and year-round), nothing frustrates me more than those who give nothing to the passion but a bad name. While there are some responsible stunters on sportbikes, the vast majority (at least in my experience) seem to be overconfident hotheads which absolutely no regard for theirs, or anybody else’s safety. While pulling a wheelie down the Interstate wearing nothing but a tank top and flip flops may seem like a good way to express your rugged individualism, you’re putting the other people on the road in danger, as well as inconveniencing the paramedics who have to come squeegee you off the pavement. Furthermore, this kind of behavior only encourages those who wish to view motorcycles in a negative light, making my life more difficult. While I am hesitant to take pleasure in someone else’s pain, I can honestly say this guy deserved what happened to him:
(Image grabbity-yoinked from http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Stoppie.jpg, who probably did the same from someone else. If someone knows the original source, post a comment and I’ll edit appropriately.)
May 2, 2007
Posted by Chris, visuals by Martin
And the winner is… Michael Vick! Congratulations Michael! It wasn’t enough that you ran around infecting women with herpes as “Ron Mexico”. It wasn’t enough that you gave the finger to your fans – or even that you had your secret little pot stash in your water bottle while going through airport security. You went that extra mile. You had dog fighting matches in your house – complete with blood soaked carpets and furniture! Yes, you are one class act, Michael, and for that, we kick you, square in the testes. Wait… can you get herpes on your foot? We might need to rethink this one, just this once…
Now, in our discussions about this week’s CKotW, we went over the following:
Kon opines: Anyone else thinking Sony deserves it for that ridiculous stunt that pulled with the goat? The last thing Jack Thompson needs is to learn that the INDUSTRY itself is promoting super-violence or whatever he calls that garbage.
Martin writes: I think Sony gets a pass because that kind of stuff seems to be normal in Japan. Fits right in with the schoolgirl panty dispensers and the game where the objective is to stick your fingers into someone else’s unsuspecting asshole. Editor’s note – see “Kancho“, and don’t ask the editor how he knows this
Spencer writes: Besides, where is Sony’s crotch?
April 25, 2007
Posted by Martin:
Might be a bit late to the party, but this one is well deserved. None of us think that dumping pollution into the air is a good idea, so why keep using “Global Warming” for your campaign to keep yourself in the spotlight? Please, Mr. Gore, if your weather models cannot accurately predict if it’s going to rain next week, how can they predict the climate years from now?
Sorry, but this one deserves a kick, right to the Junk Science.
He, at the very least, deserves the kick for the fact that his own house consumes 20 times the average for a house in the US. He made a statement regarding this, and it amounted to the fact that he balances out his consumption with money to support “green” causes. I can see how this works out to some degree, but it makes him no less of a hypocrite. He is doing nothing different than calling for an end of obesity by eating healthy, then eating nothing but McDonalds himself but paying a staff to diet.
On a side note, does anyone else think he’s secretly screwing the Dixie Chicks?
Not to mention that the organizations that support “green” causes are run by none other than Mr. Gore himself.