Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ever seen an obese dachshund?

Loved (too much?) by an elderly couple, this weiner/hotdog of a dog became 77 pounds heavy before she was adopted by a former vet-tech who, after a few weeks has trimmed the weight down to 70 pounds.

Thanks to MC for sharing this link!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Buzzer beater or not?

I personally think it is a buzzer beater. It is a very close call, and to me, I'd let the referees during the game decide, not the Board of Trustees or whatever of the basketball organization. Some stupid people though think there is a travelling violation. It is not. But I'm quite sure inexperienced (or compromised/biased) referees would call this a travel. I think the only "wrong" here was that the guy with the ball didn't just pass it to his teammate who was already under the basket. But who knows. He had to make that decision in 1 second. Crunch time! If his teammate didn't shoot it in time as well, losers would call him a loser, too, "You should have taken it to the hoop by yourself!" So yeah, everything to me was just right - part of the game of basketball - except the decision of the Board of Trustees to call this a non-buzzer-beater and to forfeit the whole game and requiring a rematch. If I were on the losing squad, I'd just find another league where it's elements of basketball that determine the ultimate outcome of the game, not these Barong- or necktie-clad types who only want to protect their interests. But well, the best competition (in the realm of basketball; i.e. teams and players) is in this league, so... sucks for them. Too bad. This is a bad blow for basketball. But well, the ball is round. Life moves on.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Amazing Optical Illusion! (Video)

First saw this on Gizmodo. By my not-all-encompassing knowledge, I think "aliasing" is the best explanation for this? Any one who can refute this? :D

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kobe = Jordan 2.0?

Watch identical Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan plays. Thanks to my friend MS for sharing this link!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography - Trailer

They were skinny little kids when they started out, but they knew they liked this new thing and that they are or could be really good at it. They pursued their dreams even under the constant discouragement of their parents and friends. But because of their persistence and passion, they eventually became part of the birth of... SKATEBOARDING. Check out the trailer to the documentary below. I think you can download the final outcome (the movie) somewhere on the internet.