Time to get a new editor (or Spencer being a grammar nerd)

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.


Stupid News Roundup

April 30, 2007

Posted by Chris:

Everyone’s got their links to wierd news about stupid people.  I don’t want to fully jump on that bandwagon, but these are good enough that I figured I could at least run beside it for a while.  That was a lame use of that analogy.  Here is this week’s Stupid News:

Send your stupid news links to BigFat50Cal@gmail.com.


A special bank robbery, for a very special boob job

April 26, 2007

Posted by Chris:

So this is your average “Austrian automechanic boy meets girl-who’s-really-a-boy” story.  It seems this girl-boy and his/her boyfriend want some D-cups installed, but they don’t have enough euros or marks or whatever the hell passes for currency over there, so mr automechanic robs a bank.  Then he got caught, and now everyone, presumably including his parents and fellow automechanics, knows he’s a big freak. 

I’m not sure what is worse… getting caught robbing the bank, or getting caught in your own version of The Crying Game.  The original story is HERE.


VA Tech Shootings

April 16, 2007

Posted by Martin:

As it currently stands, more than twenty innocents as well as the one responsible for pulling the trigger are dead at Virginia Tech today. The only word to describe this is tragedy.

Undoubtedly in the next few days and weeks, agendas will be pushed forth by all aspects of this political nation, using these events as a justification. I, myself, certainly have opinions, and will most likely voice them at some time in the future. It is inevitable. But not today.

Today, we grieve. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the residents of Blacksburg, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation as a whole.

Chris says: All I can say is that this is truly a horrible day. Friends of ours and all those affected at VT are in my family’s thoughts and prayers.

Korey Says: Prayers be with those unfortunate many at Virginia Tech. Not only the students and facutly, but the families, friends, and anyone so deeply and tragically affected. My school (Albion College) has forwarded a notice to all students about the “Orange And Maroon Effect.” Families of those lost have invited everyone to share in their loss, and show support by wearing Orange and Maroon on Friday, April 20th.

Orange And Maroon Effect Poster(image)