Category Archives: Entertainment

Media Correction of the Year…

One of the year’s most coveted awards goes to none other than Dave Barry. Here’s how the famous humor writer chose to correct a misspelling he made in a column published by the Miami Herald:

“In yesterday’s column about badminton, I misspelled the name of Guatemalan player Kevin Cordon. I apologize. In my defense, I want to note that in the same column I correctly spelled Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarak, Poompat Sapkulchananart and Porntip Buranapraseatsuk. So by the time I got to Kevin Cordon, my fingers were exhausted.”

Read more about winners of related dubious media awards for 2008 at RegretTheError.com.

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What If There Was an NCAA Football Playoff? It Would Look Like This…

Check out this college/NCAA Football simulation (which is still going on at the time of this posting).

WhatIfSports.com is really a great site for sports fans who enjoy the idea of pitting players and teams from different eras against each other, along with a typical fantasy sports experience. They have leagues for baseball, football, basketball & even hockey. Additionally, they have “Dynasty Leagues” for college basketball & football, pro baseball, racing & soccer.

I’ve played 3 or 4 baseball seasons on the site (about$10/season for 162 games–with 3 games played/day). The stats for each game can be viewed, all-stars are chosen, trades can be made, players can be added from waiver wires, and more. But, you can try these games for free as well–just not full seasons.

This NCAA Football sim is just something to watch, not participate in, but it’s a smart way to market their services.

Oh, and if someone over there at FOX Sports is reading this (they created & own the site), please feel free to send over a free season code my way at mherman[at]inbox.com.

(Shameless…I know, I’m shameless)

Hilarious!

Seriously funny stuff.

The Top 10 Everything of 2008…

I would normally break down this kind of resource for easier, more direct linking…but I ain’t got that kind of time today.

So, I’ll let you jump over to the TIME magazine main page here and click around for yourself.

Perhaps we’re both better off this way…

Man Attacks Speed Camera with Pickax…

The statewide speed cameras are really getting people upset down here in the Valley of the Sun. Especially this misguided guy…

DATELINE: Arizona — A 26-year-old man faces criminal charges after being accused of using a pickax to attack a speed enforcement camera recently installed along a Phoenix-area freeway.

Other Strange News:

Dog tries to rescue dog that was hit by car
Neb. ‘Butt Bandit’ gets 13 months in jail
Frugal farmer leaves $2M to his tiny Pa. church
NYC fashion boutique: free soup, designer pants
Man arrested after cops find crack in his vomit
Man accused of stabbing himself to frame ex-friend
Man comes home, finds drunk man asleep on floor
Woman accused of trying to smoke pot near officer
Job seeker with MBA posts resume in taxi back seat
Students get sick after eating peer-prepared food

thx ::: snopes.com & myway.com

Mom Says Computer Scrabble Game Swears…

A British mother says she was shocked to discover a Nintendo’s Scrabble 2007 game’s computer was choosing to play swear words against her 8-year-old son.

thx ::: snopes.com

FOX Apologizes for Showing Unclothed Viking

Yikes!

vikingsheadshadowTight end Visanthe Shiancoe was the Vikings’ leading receiver and had a go-ahead touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, he also became the subject of an embarrassing mistake in the locker room afterward that caused Fox officials to issue an apology.

thx ::: snopes.com