Archive for April, 2005
Posted on 29. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Winter will be coming to Cape Town soon….which, traditionally means Saturday afternoons watching great rugby next to a log fire, while rain gently nurtures the lush green leafy landscape.
Such wonderful memories…..now we have the Stormers and they’re so bad, dogs howl when they take the field. Well, fear not…for now you have the opportunity to once again enjoy sport…and if you loose, you have only yourself to blame.
Cherryflava has never been much of a boxing fanatic, but that’s all changed with the introduction of EA Sport’s Fight Night Round 2. Not that we are in any way endorsing anything…but damb this game is awesome.
Like everything EA…the game is a bit over the top in that there is just no way you can throw that many punches in a bout without blowing out a lung, but that’s half the fun. Train and build up a fighter from scratch, earning cash prizes along the way to buy better trainers, cutmen and ring girls. The sound effects and commentary are legendary, while the gameplay of your punches being controlled with the right analog stick is brilliantly entertaining.
So don’t depress yourself by wasting your time watching those over payed, loser that call themselves Stormers. Invite your friends around and take it in turns to beat the crap out of eachother.
Posted on 28. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Unfortunately, we posted a pic of Prince Harry’s girlfriend a while back, and since then the hit counter (assisted by Google) has been driving the traffic through the roof.
So if you must…here’s a picture of the little prince with blondie in deepest, darkest Botswana courtesy of a much better People / You / Huisgenoot / Heat magazine-type blog.
This is just one of the shots taken by harrassing journos following these two around.
It’s all very exciting stuff.
Wonder why Harry is going for that old Axl Rose look with the bandana? ….and what has Chelsy spotted in the tree behind the vehicle?
UPDATE: Keep up to date with news about Chelsy over at our sister blog Jetstreaker.com
Posted on 26. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Ebay is the most popular online brand!
Ebay? Well in the majority of the Western world atleast….
It scored the highest in terms of how positively it is perceived on the net, compared to McDonald’s which had the most negative perception online. [What...no Amazon.com?]
Microsoft was the most prominent company name in the index, but it was the sixth most negatively perceived.
But…if Ebay is so popular…what ever happened to the local version ‘Bid or Buy‘ . Is this one of those cases where local culture just doesn’t dig the same stuff the yanks do? Cherryflava’s sure that in SA, Kalahari.net has to be right up there as our top online brand. Rumour has it that the online retailer ships over 1000 packages per day. That’s big business for a medium, which is said to be so inaccessible in this country.
Posted on 25. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Damb it…they’ve just announced the introduction of the new D50 digital SLR….which is basically the D70 (the camera we have), just cheaper and with better features.
All of this just ONE year after the launch of the D70. WTH people……what are you thinking?
Engadget is saying that the new machine will be released by June and will cost about $899 (R3000). That’s probably the price for body only.
Obviously Nikon have been listening to product spec requests from Micheal Jackson because the new D50 has a new Vari-Program Mode called ‘Child Mode’ which enhances the colour of young skin tones. That’s just nasty.
We’ll stick to the D70….that child thing is a bit freaky.
Posted on 25. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Now, we in no way regard ourselves as rugby experts, but as with most sport….there is a fair amount of common sense regarding strategy in rugby.
Sitting high up on the railway stand we had a great aerial view of the field and noted the following:
With each play of the game, the Blues looked very well organised in the backline. They made sure that they had options, worked as a team and were talking all the time to eachother. The Stormers just kind of looked confused. No structure…no plan.
The Blues looked fit….and towards the third quarter of the game, their coach brought on fresh front row players to further put pressure up front. The Stormers all looked like they’d just finished running the Comrades. Players on the wing were cramping, the hooker was consistantly out in the backline (cramping, heaving, limping) and for most of the second half at least 3-4 members of the pack were nowhere near the action up front. No real changes were made and the same sorry lot dragged there way around the field for the full 80 minutes.
The Blues played a simple numbers game….the had the numbers out wide when it counted and scored easy tries. The Stormers where just too stupid to realise this to do something about it.
Other than all that…thank goodness for the Blues….their entertaining display of rugby was well worth the time spent in the stands. As for the Stormers….just remember who pays your big salaries.
Posted on 22. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
But here’s a nice series of spoof JW print ads which are just brilliant. Not sure if the ad really works though, Cherryflava doesn’t know anybody who drinks Johnnie Walker….regularly….maybe we’re in the wrong target market.
Anyway….while on the subject of viral advertising….check out this series which we feel were actually released by Nike themselves…but they’ll never admit it. Called ‘How did it go in’…it just looks to professional not to be the Nike marketing team getting maximum exposure for that Tiger Woods Master shot. [Both via Adrants]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Check out this wicked collection of optical illusions. All of these things have been carefully researched with explanations and all that.
Wonder if that will stand up in court….’sorry judge I couldn’t see the other driver due to motion induced blindness which I suffer from so badly. I tried to cure it with a bottle of Tequila but clearly I didn’t have enough.’
Posted on 20. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
How’s this….Pope Benedict XVI has only just been elected and already he’s going to have a problem with his new blog site.
Turns out that some guy in the US has already registered the domain BenedictXVI.com.
The Jacksonville, Florida-based writer purchased the rights to BenedictXVI.com on April 1 — more than two-and-a-half weeks before Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger announced that he would assume the papacy under the name of Benedict XVI.
Now here’s a big scoop for all Joseph Ratzinger fans….that’s the Pope to you other lot…..here’s a link to his very own online fanclub…..which has an awesome shop…..where you can buy this wicked T-shirt. There was a t-shirt which had the heading…."Putting the smackdown on heresy since 1981." …but they seem to have sold out.
Now who said that the new guy wasn’t totally with it?
Posted on 20. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
Check out this series of comic book covers with unintentional double meanings…….
Of course, the spanking on the cover implies that Superboy has indeed done something to earn the title of a "bad boy;" perhaps in between brief stints of preventing robbers from burglarizing booty, Superboy was caught robbing booty from burglars.
Whatever the misdeed, his father has taken it upon himself to spank Superboy’s pasty white ass raw, in what can only be conclued as an attempt to debase the puritan moral code of its time with depraved sadomasochism.
OK…so now that you’re feeling clever after having your brain racked by that….it’s now time to wow your friends with an article from the New Scientist on the subject of 13 things which do not make sense.
Example…..IT WAS 37 seconds long and came from outer space. On 15 August 1977 it caused astronomer Jerry Ehman, then of Ohio State University in Columbus, to scrawl "Wow!" on the printout from Big Ear, Ohio State’s radio telescope in Delaware. And 28 years later no one knows what created the signal. "I am still waiting for a definitive explanation that makes sense," Ehman says.
Proof that the truth is often stranger than fiction. [Via linkmachinego]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2005 by Cassandra.
OK…so Google Maps have been around for a bit and frankly Cherryflava didn’t really care much for the latest from the web’s biggest brand, because they’ve only mapped the US.
That is until we read and explored a couple of the features highlighted in this great Commentary post. Do yourself a favour and go check out some of the landmarks Wayne has kindly put together.
This got us thinking though….it is illegal to take photographs on the New York city subway system due to terrorism fears…but with Google Maps, every stitch of the US is visible in real time with satellite imagery for everybody to see.
That’s like the cheapest and easiest Dr Evil tool ever invented.