Thursday, January 25, 2007

A fun test

I am at Pearson airport waiting for a flight to Las Vegas. I am just
testing this fancy gmail app I have added to my cellphone. If it
works, then who needs a Blackberry?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Your next Mastercard commercial

Spending your 21st birthday at Moon in the Playboy Club, paid for by one of your bosses - $2,000
Spending the Sunday with your other boss partying at Light and the Spearming Rhino - $3,000
Having all of this chronicled in your local newspaper's gossip column? - Priceless

80s Franchises...reborn!

Miami Vice, Transformers and The Dukes of Hazzard have all gotten some form of a cinematic remake in the last couple of years. But none of those are as interesting as this footage of an XBOX 360 game that is being developed. It is based on the Ghostbusters movies and looks incredibly interesting (to the point where I would finally start to look at getting an XBOX 360).

Alas, this is nothing but tease. Developing a game based on a well-known franchise without permission of the copyright holder? Yeah, that's a good business model. I'm sure there will be no problem in getting this game released.

An interesting perspective

Mark Cuban has some advice for the NHL. I don't see it working, but it's an interesting idea regardless.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Caught in a Rut

C'mon Drew, tell us what you really think about the AFC Championship game.

While I know he has a strong hatred for Peyton Manning, I have to admit I'm rooting for the Colts to come out of the AFC.

Let's be honest - the Brady/Manning argument is not going to die until either (a) Manning wins as many Super Bowls as Brady or (b) Manning retires. So Brady and the Patriots winning again accomplishes nothing from ending our long nightmare. Manning winning the Super Bowl would inject a bit new life into this horrendous discussion, and might actually cause people to come up with new arguments.

Who am I kidding though? The arguments will become "Brady 3, Manning 1", instead of "Brady 3, Manning 0". So, to at least make them even more entertaining, this scenario should play out:
  • The Colts beat the Pats. Both Brady and Manning stink up the joint, but the Colts defence comes through with 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns.

  • Da Bears beat the Saints

  • The Colts beat the Bears to win the Super Bowl. Manning goes 10/30 for 152 yards with 4 INTs. Luckily for him, Rex Grossman goes 1/22 for -8 yards with 5 INTs, 6 fumble recoveries and 8 quickies.

This way, the Brady side still can try to argue that Manning is a choker, but loses the "he can't win" argument. The Manning side has to give up a bit of the "he's really good" argument to get a bit of the "he's won the big one" argument. We also get to watch the analysts try to give us an explanation of whether Manning chokes or not. Somebody's head might explode. Fun for all will be had!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Colour Me Surprised

In watching the beginning of the Best Damn Sports Show Period, I found myself surprised. There was a discussion about the recent Baseball Hall of Fame voting, and specifically if Mark McGwire deserved to be voted in. My own opinion is that McGwire should be in. What surprised me was that everybody basically made the same points as I was thinking:

  • Rob Dibble pointed out that steroids were not banned in MLB at the time and testing began after McGwire had retired.

  • Leeann Tweeden questioned whether we should be judging morality or not

  • Jason Sehorn pointed out that the writers who did not vote for McGwire have effectively said that they know who took steroids and who didn't, and they are guaranteeing that the people they voted for did not take steroids. (What happens if Ripken or Gwynn did?)

  • Dibble then pointed out that all of the writers who wrote about the homerun chase in 1998 and how it brought baseball back but did not write about McGwire's steroid use are basically hypocrites.

I mean, I'm in real agreement with Rob Dibble here, which makes me worried because it's not often when Dibble comes down on the reasonable side of an argument. But in this case, I have to agree with the crazy one.

(Random aside: Leeann Tweeden looks hotter with glasses on.)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Who knew?

Apparently there is not only an Overheard at Western, but there are websites dedicated to Overheard at McGill and Overheard in New York. Choose your location for stupidity?

Not to criticize...

But the latest Virgin Radio Top 500 Songs of All Time is a joke, right? I mean, I like Snow Patrol and everything, but "Chasing Cars" has as much right to be number 1 on the list as I have to be declared Sexiest Man on Earth by People Magazine.

(Granted, it's better than KROQ's Top 500, which loses all credibility with putting a Sublime song that hasn't been heard out of the Los Angeles area at the number one spot.)

Sunday, January 07, 2007

It was going so well

First Justin Timberlake brings sexy back with a catchy tune.

Then, he performs "Dick in a Box" on an SNL sketch, one of the greatest gifts to the Internet from December 2006.

And now? He takes a step back, by saying "I think it's gone a little too far".

Justin, just relax and let things take their course. Some had already moved on to laughing at New Year's Eve mishaps by Britney, miscounting by Tara Reid. In a couple of weeks, it would have completely died out. Don't look like a spoiled sport.

Oh and the My Box in a Box parody? Amusing, not a complete and total rip off, what's not to like?

Friday, January 05, 2007

Funny factoid

The 10,000 goal scored by the Montreal Canadiens on home ice was scored by Sergei Berezin.

Also, apparently I am not the only one who has made the Sergei Samsonov v. 2006=Sergei Berezin comparison. On the bright side, I don't have to worry about buying the jersey.

One final Sergei related note - Mr. Samsonov belives in not ruining autographed collectibles. Here's a picture of Samsonov's signature on a Canadiens' poster my brother-in-law received.

Note that he is #15 on the Canadiens, but still adds #14 to his autograph.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Out of obscurity

The latest edition of Celebrity Big Brother is starting over the pond in England. While this is something that would be closer to Graham's wheelhouse, I bring it up because of who's a participant on the show.

That's right, forget Jermaine Jackson and Jo from S Club 7, Face is back! And listen to the qualities he brings with him to win this game:

  • He's a recluse (no contact with the outside world - it's to his advantage!)

  • He hates celebrities (no worries; it's not like he's living with any!)

  • He hates cameras (the cameras in the Big Brother house can't be seen!)

  • At 61, he's not the oldest person in the house! (Ken Russell and him can have some conversations about the good old days!)

You might as well just give him the money right now!