Archive for March 2007

YTMND: 300 vs The White House

March 23, 2007

300YTMND

After seeing how popular the first 300 YTMND I posted here was, I decided to share another great one. This time another famous internet meme joins into the fray, and no it is not Goatse.

“Tonight, we dine…IN THE OVAL OFFICE!

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Florida’s Lost Tourist Attractions

March 23, 2007

Lost Florida

Almost everyone has been to Disney World at some point in their lives, I used to live in Tampa so I have been around 500+. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are other things to do and even other amusement parks in the state. But what people don’t know is how many have come and gone through the ages to be forgotten by all but a handful that went.

One such place was Splendid China, a park that presented scale, handmade miniatures of famous places across China. It was quiet and serene, a place to just appreciate that which was being shown to you.

Someone has thoughtfully created a page to collect the memories of all of the Lost Attractions of Florida.

Kingdom of Loathing: Best Free/Funniest MMO Ever

March 22, 2007

KOL

Although not new to the internet but hopefully to some of the readers here, is what can only be deemed the best way to waste your time at work ever. Imagine the humor/randomness of your best friends combined with a free MMO that is browser based and will not destroy your life.

Kingdom of Loathing is a game where you adventure as one of many goofy classes such as a Turtle Tamer or a Disco Bandit, out to save the world filled with stupidity. Meat is the currency and you drink cocktails to beef up your stats. It has pets, equipment, clans, the whole shebang. I just restarted as a Turtle Tamer, hit me up sometime. My name is Shikoku88Henro. And yes those are screen captures of the actual grafix, how awesome is that. EAT IT Unreal 3 Engine!

Get your adventuring on at KOL.

Washing the Buddha Belly

March 22, 2007

Washing Buddha

Every year in Nara, the Japanese break out the scrub brushes and clean up the 14.98 meters high, 500 ton Buddha that sits in the Daibutsu-den at Todaiji temple. They use ropes and basks and collect all the dust that has settled onto the Buddha. The temple itself is home to the Kegon school of buddhism and the grounds are home to Shika deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, that roam the grounds freely.

Another amazing fact is that this World Heritage site, the Daibutsu-den is also the record holder for being the worlds largest wooden structure

Get your Buddha cleaning on.

Have You Seen My Stapler?

March 21, 2007

Bad Day

Well we all have those days where you want to kill yourself and kill everyone around at the office. Today was that day for me.

I usually try and leave my personal feelings out of this blog so it doesn’t become a “MaoChan is Crying” blog. But I needed to let you all know that I will kill people if they piss me off today.

Here is a link to some dudes who think they can kill people.

GO NINJA GO!!

Anheuser-Busch Brings Korean Soju Stateside

March 20, 2007

Soju

Everyone is pretty much accustomed to the crappy americanized version of sake, a flavorless brother to the real deal in Japan. Well hopefully they won’t screw it up this; Anheuser-Busch has recently announced plans to bring soju brand Ku stateside and in force.

Soju (소주) is an alcoholic beverage with origins in Korea. Soju is clear in color and typically varies in alcohol content from about 20% to about 45% alcohol by volume (ABV), with 20% ABV being most common. Its taste is comparable to vodka, though it is often slightly sweeter due to the addition of sugar in the manufacturing process.

Time to get drizzunk Korean style with some soju.

Y’s Typing Tutor

March 20, 2007

Y’s Typing

Y’s is Nihon Falcom corporation’s flagship franchise, an rpg that has not seen too much love here in the states in terms of official releases. Unofficially, it has been a big hit with ROM patchers and translators. Inside on of the games was a mini-game designed to improve your typing skill since it was on the MSX2 computer system that had a keyboard. Now one plucky coder has riped it out and made it a standalone game…FOR FREE!

With nimble fingers dancing across the keyboard, you can gallivant across the countryside typing to kill your foes. It definitely beats out Mavis Beacon BS and other typing programs. Personally I liked Typing of the Dead but then again I would play a pile of dog poo if you said it was fun.

Coverage via Destructoid, direct link here.