Battle of Milkaloo
Where the BBC's Technology Correspondent suffered a near milky defeat.
Sorry if you get an ad first. No way around it.
Wii Fit girl
Below, my condensed version of the article I found on the UK Telegraph
A video clip showing a fit-looking woman exercising in her underwear while she plays the Wii Fit Hoola Hoop game, was recently uploaded to Youtube by her considerate and tactful boyfriend. Apparently when the young lady in question found out what the idiot had done she went ballistic. Here's a direct quote from the offender: "She was furious when she found out," he said, "she called me on the phone screaming her head off and then hung up on me."
Truly buddy, I can't imagine why she'd yell at you and now that she's enjoying her 15 minutes of William Hung fame, she must be thinking the same. Don't know about you people but I smell a Today show booking....
Personally, I think this guy's got the moves. Something about his yellow-clad bum is so very sizzling.
Star Wars like you've never seen it before
Improvisational brilliance. The force is definitely with him. You know you want to watch...
If Science is your thing
The Royal Society of London offers a £10,000 top prize for popular science writing every year. A book by Mark Lynas titled Six Degrees, has been named the 2008 winner. Apparently, it explains in scientifically plausible, if nightmare inducing detail, how our planet will change for every degree rise in temperature. Enjoy. I'm sure I will since I love all the special effects in doomsday movies so how could I not want to read this?
Here are the other four books that were shortlisted. I know I want them on my nightstand.
Coral: A Pessimist in Paradise by Steve Jones
Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer
The Sun Kings by Stuart Clark
Why Beauty is Truth by Ian Stewart
From across the pond
I was reading a British blog today when I came upon this term: "clearly pants."
Say what? I thought. What does that mean?
And because I'm one of those people who is too curious for her own good, I moseyed on over to this fascinating bit of compilatory enlightenment, where I discovered I was definitely onto something groundbreaking. I'm talking brand new, spanking hot from the English streets, parlance.
Direct from the Effingpot site:
Pants: This is quite a new expression - I have no idea where it came from (us neither mister and we were kinda hoping you'd clarify the matter). Anyway, it is now quite trendy to say that something which is total crap is "pants." For instance, you could say the last episode of a TV show was "total pants."
Love it. And now you too can be the first to sound like you know what the pants you're talking about. I know I'm incorporating this slangy gem into my daily speak.
As in: pardon me, but today's post is clearly all pants. What was Milena thinking?
Truly folks, I don't know but I'll quit while I'm behind.
See you tomorrow.