Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Why People Play Farmville

Good essay here on why people are so addicted to Farmville:

Cultivated Play: Farmville

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Aprés Match: Latest Weather | Wayne Rooney

Shown during the France v South Africa World Cup 2010 match

Sky Sports Discuss Wayne Rooney

Aprés Match: Brian Lenihan | George Hook

Tonight with Vincent Browne: Brian Lenihan & Joan Burton (Brazil v North Korea)

George Hook in love with Sky (South Africa v Uruguay)

Aprés Match – John Terry | George Hamilton

Gary Linekar & Mark Lawrenson discuss John Terry

Italy v Paraguay with Bill O’Herlihy, Liam Brady & Graeme Souness discussing George Hamilton’s Commentary

Sparks Notes…

Nicholas Sparks…

In an interview with USA Today, Nicholas Sparks criticised Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and romance novelists in general for writing the same story again and again:

“(Romances) are all essentially the same story: You’ve got a woman, she’s down on her luck, she meets the handsome stranger who falls desperately in love with her, but he’s got these quirks, she must change him, and they have their conflicts, and then they end up happily ever after.”

He claims that he is not a romance novelist but a fictional author who writes love stories.

“You read a romance because you know what to expect. You read a love story because you don’t know what to expect.”

Really Nicholas Sparks? I’ve seen the Notebook…and I’ve seen A Walk To Remember – there just seems to be something that they have in common other than the author of the books from which the story was adapted…

Wise up Sparks…the films are good as stand-alone titles but if you were to make them into a collection could you compare yourself with Shakespeare and come off looking anywhere near as good?

The Bro-Code according to Barney Stinson

  • Bro: A generic bro. He might wear a hat.
  • Brah: A bro who will wear a hat backwards with no ironic intent.
  • Broseph: No hat. He may be larger than a typical bro as well. Smokes.
  • Broseph Stalin: The Bro who will want everyone to split evenly for “fries for the table” even though he’s the only guy who’ll eat them. Also, may have killed 50 million people at some point.
  • Brah-Men Noodles: A cannibal brah, who puts men in his noodles.
  • The Bro-Zone Layer: An area filled with natural gas that protects the bros from harmful sun-rays outside. Also known as a Frat House.
  • Brahsifixiation: When a brah dies from carbon monoxide poisioning, yo.
  • G.I. Bro: A bro with combat experience, kung-fu grip.
  • Quid Pro Bro: The exchange of Natty Ice for Natty Ice.
  • Bro Mitzvah: When a bro becomes a Bro in the eyes of the community.
  • The Jim Bro Laws: A series of laws instituted by the racist bros of the south.
  • Bro Money, Bro Problems: The famous phrase coined by The Notorious B.R.O.
  • Bros before Bros: The confusing thought-experiment coined by Brahristotle

Jedward Feat Vanilla Ice – Under Pressure

These guys rocked X Factor 2009! They were the funniest pair I’ve seen on the show in a long time. Check out their official video here featuring a cool-looking Vanilla Ice!