Crocodile Hunter Irwin dead

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Steve Irwin

This is sad news this early in the morning. The guy was crazy, I guess he would have wanted to go out this way. [Link]

update: here is a another link with more details on his death. [Link] Thanks LeP


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Motorcycle Wreck

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A really freak motorbike crash. [Video]


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Gumball 3000

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Gumball 3000

I am watching Gumball 3000 at the moment. What is Gumball 3000? Check out these pictures to get an idea. [Pictures]

Here are some videos on YouTube also. [Videos]


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Two Day Weekends Starting October

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I was just informed that it is now official, starting October 1st, Friday and Saturday will be the official days off.

update: seems this was just a rumor that spread around


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The Madden Curse

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Football players whose pictures grace the covers of Madden NFL video games are doomed. I had heard of the curse before but I just saw the facts to back this curse up and its just freaky. [Link]


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Little Children

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Little Children

I just watched the trailer for Little Children and it looks like its going to be a really fucking cool. Its starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy). Check out the trailer. [Link]


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KITT vs KARR showdown

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For Knight Rider fans only. [Link] #


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Airline sugar packets and spoons

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While looking for an image of Kuwait Airways for the post below I found this cool site that has pictures of sugar packets from a whole bunch of airlines around the world. [Link]

Here is also a link to a gallery I found before with pictures of spoons from various airlines around the world. [Link]


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Kuwait Airways is #1

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Kuwait Airways

I was just checking the blog story from KUWAIT and he has a Kuwait Airways advert which says they won Best Airlines in the Middle East and South Africa. That didn’t sound right, I figured maybe since the headline of the ad says “Our last victory” it could be a victory from the 80’s or something. So, I went and checked the Kuwait Airways website and guess what, I found a press release from late May stating they won Best Airlines in the Middle East and North Africa! How did that happen? They must have been the only airline that participated. Also notice their ad says South Africa but their website says North Africa.

Kuwait Airways ad on story from Kuwait [Link]
Press release on Kuwait Airways website [Link]


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My first ride.. kinda

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Ducati Monster

My motorbike lessons don’t start until next week and I have had my bike for two weeks now and its really frustrating not being able to ride it. Since I know how to drive a manual stick car, and I also know how to ride a bicycle, I decided to go ahead and try to ride my bike since I figured it can’t be too different from driving a stick shift and balancing it can’t be too different from a bicycle.

So around 30 minutes ago I headed down to the parking lot and turned on my bike and tried to ride it. The first 6 times I tried to drive off I ended up stalling the bike. I was releasing the clutch too early I think because as soon as I gave it some gas and moved like a centimeter the bike would stall. Finally I got the hang of it and was able to release the clutch right and my bike took off! I drove the length of my parking the whole time expecting the bike to stall with me but it never did. Once I got to the end I did a u-turn and headed back and then started driving up to higher floors of the parking. It was really cool and I loved the accelaration.

I stayed in first gear the whole time and I was able to speed up a bit and then brake with my hand when I realized I was actually riding the motorbike as if I was riding my bicycle. I wasn’t using the foot brake which I am guessing I should have been using because my braking wasn’t very smooth, I also wasn’t changing gears because I didn’t know what would happen if the bike stalled while I was moving or if the brakes would continue to work with the bike off. For my first time riding (if I can call it that) I think I did pretty good. I think I will go back down later and try riding some more and maybe even try shifting. I am really having fun with this although I am not doing much.


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