Monday, August 11, 2008

Russia has invaded Georgia (for peanuts, apparently?)

File this in the "making light of a serious situation dept..."

quote of the week:

"i herd on the news that rusia has invaded but i dont see them no where wats going on."
- Jessica B., Georgia

this link from Valleywag explains the Journalistic mishap, if you are into checking the sources of things:

Google News informs us that the Russians are invading the South

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I survived 37 minutes of Television

I turned on TV last night, and caught a little bit of

I Survived a Japanese Game Show!

Fucking awesome. I want more!

To win the SUPER-MAJIDE (which loosely translates to Super-You've-Got-to-be-Crazy!), dudes had to sit in high-speed spinning chair for a minute until they can barely stand, get on a tricycle and cross an impossibly narrow catwalk over ice cold water (they both fell in), sit on and break six giant eggs by sitting on them... then, covered in fake eggyolk.. crawl through an area filled with FLOUR, then scale a sticky wall with velcro hands, slide down a pole, eat three chewy chewy mochi balls, swing Tarzan-style through the correct breakaway door (out of three), and hit the finishing buzzer to win a quarter million dollars. Then you are attacked by the sadistic looking Congratulations Mob -- who look like yakuza gangsters but dressed in white.

It was awesome and I was thinking.. this is the first time in 5 or 10 years that I'm tempted to look up the listings and see when it's on again.

And, of course, it's all over.