(WARNING: No naked chicks below.)
– Boxing: Saturday night Jean Pascal’s head split open Chad Dawson’s eye to win a technical decision in the 11th round. Besides the gushing of blood from Chad’s right eye, the other highlight was Jim Lampley excitedly proclaiming “French Canadians love boxing!” as the crowd in Montreal roared approval.
– Soccer, er fútbol: English Premier League debuted this weekend and in preparation the Uni Watch Blog did a run down of every team’s kit. The biggest note, I guess, is Chelsea’s black away kit: (Uni Watch)
“OK, look serious. Now seriouser. More seriouser.“
Liverpool is no longer sponsored by Carlsberg, Everton got rid of the v-neck look, and Arsenal rocked an all yellow kit on Sunday that was horrible. And of course I give on-going props to West Ham United for taking their colors from Chatham Township:
– Alien Obama: “But you’re interpreting it as being Obama. We’re not interpreting it as Obama.” So says Irvin L. Good Jr., the president of Goodtime Amusements. He was talking about this game in Roseta, Pennsylvania:
When reporters pointed out that the presidential seal and the health bill may give the impression it’s Obama, Good replied “you may be right there.” Of course, leave it to someone from out of town to put up a stink. Here’s the whining of a Massachusetts woman:
“We were appalled to find that a shooting game had as its target the unmistakable image of President Obama,” Kathryn Chapman and her family said in a letter in Monday’s editions of The Express-Times. “The message appears to be that if you don’t agree with the president, ‘shoot him.’”
Actually, to me, the message is if you’re at a carnival and there is game called “Alien Attack” and one of the aliens is disguised as our president, ‘shoot him.’ (Boing Boing)
– “If you tax something, you get less of it”: That’s Dr. Mark J. Perry’s mantra over at his Carpe Diem blog. His two examples this week are the average $6.20 tax per pack of cigarettes in New York and “a new U.K. tax rule that imposes a top rate of income tax of 50 percent on athletes, not just on the income earned in the U.K., but also on a proportion of their worldwide sponsorship and endorsement income.” The former was supposed to generate $260 million for the state (sales at most convenience stores were down anywhere from 25 to 45 percent, while non-taxed Native American shops increased sales up to 60%), and the latter has made Usain Bolt and some golfers choose not to compete in the U.K. It’s estimated that Tiger Woods would be taxed £1 million. (Carpe Diem)
– Other sites: For those who think they’ve hit the end of the internet, relax. If you haven’t found Cracked.com yet, then you aren’t there. They recently ran a piece showing how every movie looks the same (especially due to the overuse of teal and orange filters). Also Kissing Suzy Kolber is a decent site, especially on Mondays when they butcher Peter King’s MMQB, Thursdays when they run the Sex/Fantasy Football mailbag, and then, of course, Fridays for Sexy Fridays.
– El Capitan: According to ol’ Wikipedia,”El Capitan is a 3,000-foot (910 m) vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park.” Bardon took this picture and posted it on his photography site: (Andy Bardon Photography)
– FLIP: This is the name of a ship that “flips” into a stable platform. It was built by scientists in the 60s. Really? The 1960s and the best name you got is FLIP? Creative name, guys: (Core77)
– Breath test could reveal cancer: Still in the early stages, but would mean less cutting and testing to see if you have cancer. Just breath (not toward me, asshole). (Discovery)
– Pop-Tarts World: Comes to Times Square this week, stop by so you can taste Pop-Tarts Sushi, “three kinds of Pop-Tarts minced and then wrapped in a fruit roll-up.” Hey, in internal testing, it was the winner. (NY Times)
– Wanna buy the house from Ferris Bueller? The price recently dropped to $1.65 million for this iconic house: (Core77)
– Oh, Seattle: A woman was “attacked with a bucket of urine, feces and vomit” outside her apartment building in Seattle. Sounds lovely. (Wooten)
– How black people use Twitter: It’s estimated that Twitter’s population is about 25% black (and 51% white). I estimate that trending topics are like 99% black. This guy from Slate.com agrees (well, maybe he doesn’t agree, but he does explain how black people do this while white people do that).
– More love for FiOS: Verizon FiOS will be getting the first NFL 3D broadcast on September 2nd. Of course the Giants are the team they choose (and some other team that once went 18-1). (Engadget)
– Darkness: Watch this storm creep up on a Finland beach: (Boing Boing)
– Romo’s Bitch: No, this isn’t about Tony’s new girl or new dog, for that matter, but rather an Air Force pilot’s call sign. The other suggested and rejected call signs were “Fagmeister” and “Gay Boy”. Steve “Romo’s Bitch” Crowston is not amused and thinks the other pilots don’t like him (what gave him that impression?). (Uni Watch)
Told you there were no naked chicks.