Thursday, February 23, 2006

Talking Cats

Man....I was laughing off my bed watching this video :D

8 more days till showtime....

Slowly but surely, opening night for "That Day" is creeping up, but things are falling into place. Most of the actors and actresses have gotten their lines memorized, and Jason and I finally mananged to collect all the props for the entire show (which ranged from a wheelchair to glass shards to a fireman's helmet). The stage setup in progress, but should be ready by next week when we go through dress rehersals. Now, the tricky part now is that we won't be able to get use of the stage until opening night, but hopefully this won't affect the performance too much. The nice thing about the huge cast is that it helps out with the audience turnout, and from what I've been hearing from our actors and actresses inviting everyone and their dogs to the show, it looks like both shows may be pretty packed, which would be fantastic :)

The show will be digitally recorded, so if anyone wants a DVD of it, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do :P

Thursday, February 16, 2006

You just can't write this stuff up!

Check out this Chinese skating pair

Cheney's got a gun....

Although the media's been sort of overboard with the Cheney's gun shooting issue, this song was a pretty good parady :P

Videos of the day

Brokeback to the Future: Following the close bond between Marty McFly and Doc Brown :D

Pretty freaky robot o_O

Crazy commercials

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

F1 Racing + Stunts = Trackmania Nations

Over the weekend, I took a look at the Trackmania Nations demo, and I must say it's hella fun to play. The demo weighs in at around 240 megs or so, but it's free, filled with tons of tracks, and there's online play where you compete against other players to see who rules the clock. The graphics have a variety of adjustments, so even if you don't have the most uber system, you can probably find a way to make it run optimally. However, there have been concerns that the demo contains Starforce, which is some CD copy protection software that has been linked to damaging hardware, so just a fair warning before you install it.

Monday, February 6, 2006

Presenting the upcoming world premiere of....

The graphics/ad department at Ohio State did a pretty good job coming up with the flyer for That Day :)

Steelers for teh win!

Congrats to the 2006 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers! Having grown up in PA, I was rooting for them all the way to the despise of my friends (who were Browns fans :P). Overall though, I'll say that this was probably one of the more sloppy Super Bowl games played, but the Steelers hung in there and gutted it out at the end. Thinking back about it, I think the Super Bowl was won a few key things.

1) Conversion on 3rd and 28: Roethlisberger managed to avoid several sack attempts as he tip-toed the line of scrimmage and threw 37 yards to an open Hines Ward near the 4 yard line. Roethlisberger later punches the ball in by a hair for the TD.

2) 75 yards: That was the distance Willie Parker ran for the Steeler's 2nd TD to start the 2nd half.

3) Antwaan Randle El: The Seahawks must have been falling asleep on this play, because when Randle El got the ball from Roethlisberger behind the line of scrimmage, any knowledgeable football fan knew the pass was coming (Randle El played QB for Indiana in his college days). Randle El threw the 43 yard strike to a wide open Hines Ward for the TD.

4) The Seahawk's offense was rolling along in the first half, but they had only a field goal to show for their efforts.

5) The officiating was terrible for the game! I had to feel for the Seahawks as they had a bunch of terrible penalties put on them, which probably demoralized them from coming back at the end of the game. A lot of my friend felt the referee's were pro-Steelers, and I really couldn't argue against them since all the bad penalties seemed to go the Seahawks way, while the Steelers seemed to get away with some holding penalties.

As for the commercials, they weren't great, but they weren't too bad. The one that my friends and I found the funniest was probably the Fed Ex commercial involving the cave men. You can see the rest of the commercials here.

Thursday, February 2, 2006

The mammalmeter reads one shadow...

February 2nd probably doesn't mean much to people, but in Punxsutawney, PA, locals always gather for Groundhogs Day and to see whether Punxsutawney Phil, the town's favorite groundhog, will see his shadow. Apparently today, Phil woke up and saw his shadow, so it looks like more winter for the time being.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Dual Wielding Music Gaming Action!

A writer at Kotaku thought it would be a brilliant idea to have Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution run at the same time so he can attempt to sing and play "I Love Rock and Roll". I'll admit it's an interesting idea, but come on, he messing up on the easiest song on GH! :P I guess it goes to show that not everyone was born to sing and play music at the same time.