Friday, January 2, 2009

Guess she didn't like the shirt.

Well, old news now, but Zooey is getting married. To Ben Fucking Gibbard. Jesus. Another reason to not like Death Cab.

In happier news, I made the purchase of the year...hell...maybe even my lifetime last week. The Philips DVP5990. Anybody who watches divx or avi files on their computer deserves this upgrade. It's so easy to use. Just plug a flash drive into the front and go. I can't believe I wasted my time patching my computer in to my A/V system. This is so much better.

See? You can see my little flash drive sticking out the front. And my nerd box. And my duck.

And lastly, Nancy Greene the Senator. Good god. I can't stand this woman. My few run-ins with her have shown her to be arrogant and a bit rude. As far as I can tell, she's never really done anything other than win a few ski races back when racing was in it's infancy and then ride her name to opportunity after opportunity. Stupid Senate. It actually took Stephen Harper appointing people to the Senate to make me think that an elected Senate is a good idea.

Oh. Wait. Actually lastly. The thing that inspired this post. Go right now and watch this video. The motorbike step-up is crazy, and the truck backflip is a wonder of engineering. Check out the two-part ramp. There's a steep part on the top that collapses as the front wheels hit. So the front wheels are on a different trajectory than the rear, causing the truck to flip. Check out this video of the training jumps, where buddy breaks his back. Over-jumps the cardboard boxes and lands on the roof of the truck.

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