31 August 2007
30 August 2007
The All Blacks, the international rugby union team of New Zealand, perform a haka (Māori traditional dance) immediately prior to international matches and has done so since the first New Zealand rugby team to tour overseas in 1884. I don't know what the words mean, but you can safely bet that it means something along the line of "prepare yourselves for an old fashioned beat down".
28 August 2007
When the space shuttle Discovery launches the STS-120 crew in October, the force will be with them. Stowed on-board the orbiter, in addition to a new module for the international space station, will be the original prop lightsaber used by actor Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the 1977 film "Star Wars". The laser-like Jedi weapon is being flown to the orbiting outpost and back in honor of the 30th anniversary of director George Lucas' franchise.
23 August 2007
A full bottle of Allsopp’s Arctic Ale, brewed and bottled in 1852, sold recently on eBay for a record $503,300. Sir Edward Belcher led an arctic expedition in 1852 to search for the lost explorer Sir John Franklin. The Expedition needed a brew that could withstand arctic and sub arctic temperatures, and provide a degree of sustenance and nutritious value.
19 August 2007
Naturally 7 is an acapella music group. They sing primarily R&B with extensive beat-boxing -- they claim all their sounds are from the human voice, with no instruments whatsoever. In this clip cold Parisians get slowly but surely turned on by the guys , performing "Feel (In the air tonight)".
17 August 2007
16 August 2007
RateBeer is a nifty site I stumbled upon. You can create an account for free and rate beers that you try. It's very scientific. So far I've only rated 4 beers but I hope to add more soon. Drop me a message, my user name on RateBeer is, you guessed it, llcooldave.
For decades, a mysterious figure dressed in black, his features cloaked by a wide-brimmed hat and scarf, crept into a churchyard to lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. Now the mysterious figure has come forth.
12 August 2007
06 August 2007
04 August 2007
My new favorite beer is Warsteiner Dunkel. I was able to try some at this German Beer Garden here in town and it was absolutely wonderful! It has a spicy kind of taste but in a sweet way like gingerbread. Anyways, this is my new nectar of the gods so try some!