Archive | May, 2008

…Subaru is now making the WRC WRX STI?



How long does it take to transform an everyday Subaru WRX STI into a rally ready WRC-spec supercar?

About two minutes.

[Subaru World Rally Team]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Firefox 3 can be tweaked?

Firefox Tweak Guide

If you’ve already downloaded Firefox 3’s RC1, and you’d like to get under the hood a bit and tweak some things, then check out CrunchGear’s Firefox Tweak Guide.

They’ll help you adjust settings and add extensions to get everything just right, and you’ll find yourself whipping through web pages like a pro in no time.

[CrunchGear – Firefox Tweak Guide]

…Quid Pro Quo looks intense?

Quid Pro QuoIf you’re looking to get a little outside of the ordinary with your next film choice, then definitely check out Quid Pro Quo.

    Isaac Knott (Nick Stahl) is a Public Radio reporter in New York City. When he was eight, his mother and father died in an automobile accident that left him in a wheelchair.

    On air, Isaac recounts how he recently received an anonymous tip from someone identified only as “Ancient Chinese Girl.” She tells him a perfectly able-bodied man walked into an emergency ward downtown, and attempted to bribe a doctor into amputating his leg.

    As Isaac investigates the eerie tip, he encounters Fiona (Vera Farmiga) who, through her own quandary, leads Isaac to a netherworld of people afflicted with a perverse desire to be disabled. Like a contemporary noir detective film, Quid Pro Quo follows Isaac as he embarks on a dream-like journey to pull back the layers of what makes people feel whole.

    This quixotic entanglement between reality and its reinterpretation through desire is the heart and soul of Quid Pro Quo. Isaac is drawn to Fiona’s dark side because somewhere in the strata of her perversion lies an underlying truth about himself. He is confined to a wheelchair because of an accident. What can he possibly learn about himself from Fiona’s desire to be like him? The answer of course is everything.

[Quid Pro Quo]

[IMDb – Quid Pro Quo]

[Via: The Reverse Cowgirl]

…Royal Shrovetide Football is my new favorite sport?

Each year, the English town of Ashbourne gathers during Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday for a sport with one simple rule: Don’t kill anyone.

To divide up the teams, the townspeople simply group up based on where they were born. Those born north of the town river are the Up’Ards, and those born south of the river are the Down’Ards.

The field of play is three miles long, with a town mills on either end, and to score, a team must bang the custom painted ball against the wall three times.

So just how intense is Royal Shrovetide Football?

Well, to get ready for the game, all stores and shops board up their windows, and all cars are parked outside of city limits. In short: These guys mean business.

According to the rules, once the ball is in play, it’s basically a free-for-all towards one of the goal lines. Unnecessary roughness is “heavily frowned upon”, but besides that, it’s every man for himself.

A three mile long game of football with no pads, no rules, and town pride on the line?

Sign me up!

[Wikipedia – Royal Shrovetide Football]

[Via: The Fan Manual]

…It’s TGI Friday: Music Catch?

Music Catch

Music Catch is an interesting game that takes the music visualization concept and lets you play with the results.

Different colored shapes are worth different amounts of points, and the goal is to catch as many yellow shapes as possible without touching the red shapes as they appear in time with the music (the purple shapes count as bonuses if you can catch those as well).

It’s definitely not a complicated game, but the music makes it almost like a meditation, so it’s a nice time waster if you’re looking for a few minutes of break. (Plus it kind of makes you feel like you’re getting to play around in the Bellagio lake!)
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