Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I thought Schuylkill was hard to spell...

Well I was doing some surfing tonight and came across a picture that I was amazed by. I live near the Schuylkill River, and for the longest time that was very hard for me to spell. I have no problems now, but I know many people who still to this day cannot spell it. I would think that the people around this area just mumble things that might sound like this lakes name and perhaps end up with the right number of syllables. Anyway, here is a picture of the sign and man is it a tongue twister like 3 times over.

I found this over at Dave Ex Machina's photo gallery.

Here is the original picture from his site.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Amazing Backflip Wrestling Move FTW!

I wrestled in high school and this was an actual wrestling move that my friend Geoff used to practice all the time. He was never actually able to pull the full move off in a match, but he used to pull of a variation of it sometimes that was still fun to watch :) This guy seems to have practiced it a bit more or something as he nails it and actually pins the other guy in the end.

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Badass move in my book and I am sure the other guy is on his back wondering what the hell just happened! This is why I liked wrestling, as you never really knew who was going to win. It was always up to who brought their best skills, who was conditioned the best, and who was ready to go when the whistle blew. From the looks of it, this guy has at least one of those covered, he brought his skills!

Let Me Go! - Attempted Empire St. Bldg. Jump

This is a very intense video! I saw this after I found the Clinton post. This guy was very close to jumping off the Empire State Building. I have to give him some props this was very well planned and he almost made it. Perhaps it would have been cooler if he would have just jumped and flipped them the finger as he did it. Then again, you might have ended up paying to see the video from the camera on his head on a DVD or something. Unfortunately for all of us, he is nabbed by building security before he releases and ends up having about 5 other guys hands on him within a matter of about 1 minute.

Jim Corliss is a brave man for trying this that is for sure, but why not just jump when you get on the other side of the fence? I guess he would have been known as Superman after that stunt, sort of like the Spiderman guy who climbs buildings all the time.

Clinton Has a Dream

Below you can see Bill Clinton coming back into the spotlight a bit. Hillary has been most of the talk lately and perhaps all the traveling has Bill a bit weary. At least when I fell as sleep in church I was smart enough to sit in the back.

I got a pretty good laugh as it almost looks like an old episode of Americas funniest home videos or Candid camera. You might have thought that Ashton Kutcher was going to pop out and yell you got Punked!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Nintendo Syndrome?

Half Of 26-Year-Olds Memories Nintendo-Related

The Onion

Half Of 26-Year-Old's Memories Nintendo-Related

BROOKLYN, NY—According to an fMRI of Philip Jenkins' brain during memory recall, his parietal lobe is activated equally for the words "mother" and "Banjo Kazooie."

I will have to say that until recently I have also experienced the onslaught of the up+up+down+down+left+right+left+right+b+a+select+start in my daily life and would like to sit down with this guy to figure out some of the other codes that I cannot remember anymore. I have bought some nice games over the Wii and cannot remember the codes for the life of me. He may have the missing link I am looking for. I just turned 27, so perhaps this is a real epidemic and Nintendo is to blame for thousands, if not millions of people from being able to process any more information than their video games.

Power Saving Color Scheme?

I was reading an article the other week on this new search engine that uses Google's custom search to create a search engine of your own. Pretty cool, right? The owners of this new search website claim that their site is using less energy than Google's own website because they are using a black background. I think that it might be true, so I am going to give it a go here on Spaced Out. I have not researched this too much yet to see if displaying black on a monitor is less than white, but I will surely follow up this post with some more info. If in fact the pixel does not even light up, that would be great. However, if the pixel needs to display all colors to achieve blackness, that would probably be a different story. Check back soon to see if the new dark layout will stay or be sacrificed to mother nature.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Im Back!

I took a long break from updating this site as I have been working on some other projects. I plan to start posting some more spaced out news in the near future. Stay tuned for more great gaming news, technology news, and more news about the latest gadgets, trends, and current events.