Month: January 2002

New design coming?

See that little note over to the left that says “New design coming February 1”? Well, umm, can we just imagine that it doesn’t exist? Please? The new design will be done soon, but I really want to polish some stuff and make it super cool before I launch it…and I’ve just earned a brand new job for HeadsDown, so I need to devote some time to it.

I still have to come up with a “Contact” and “Movies” main image anyway, so that could take a few days.

Anywho, other than that, I’m not doing a whole heck of a lot. I’m sitting at home right now configuring a laptop for one of our guys to take to the Olympics next week. I was going to go in for 9:00, but it’s snowing like a bugger (white out conditions), and nobody in Toronto seems to know how to drive when there’s a little snow on the ground. I’ll wait another hour or so before going in, and hopefully the storm will have played itself out.

I forgot to bring the power bar home for the laptop, and she’s almost out of juice. Dumb, dumb, dumb, DUMB! Ooops.

NewsPro

NewsPro is a really cool News Manager which is even more full featured than Blogger (if that’s posible), and it’s free.

Tales From The Darkside

—Image Snipped due to new layout being uploaded—

Here it is folks. The new layout for Tales From The Darkside. Yup, it’s cool, it’s new, and it’s about 3/4 finished. All I’ve got left to do is cut up some graphics, create the HTML and DHTML for it, and get her up on the web.

It’s gonna be sweet.

tsn.ca: Wrestling

tsn.ca: Wrestling My first wrestling column since returning to TSN.ca is “Don’t Call It A Comeback”, and it deals with Mr. Perfect and Goldust’s returns to the WWF. I’m going to start making it a weekly occurance, but I want to deal with the lighter side of wrestling by kind of poking fun at it, and having a good time about some of the more ridiculous aspects. I’ll throw in a liberal dose of pop-culture references, and suddenly it will become the talk of the wrestling world. Just you wait.

I’ve been laying the foundation for the revamp of Tales From The Darkside for this Friday. I should have everything finished by either tonight or tomorrow, and I’ll be able to launch it early Thursday night. The new design is pretty cool, and pretty flexible, and will have lots of space for my other obsessions (Movies, Comics, and what have you). This page will still be the main hype page, but all of the others will have a much narrower focus.

Should be fun!

Bandwidth speed test

Speed Test >> Test your Internet connection a great bandwidth speed test site since MSN’s seems to have died.

We saw Tenacous D last night, and they truly rocked our socks off! What a great show. Just Jack Black and Kyle Gass rocking out on two acoustic guitars. They played most of their CD (finishing the night up with Tribute and Double Team, two of my favourites) and played a little five minute movie. Overall their set went about an hour and a half, and was some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever seen on stage. For a two man band, they really had an awesome, full sound, and you never felt like they needed more onstage.

The only downside to the concert was the fact that there were waaaaay too many guys there. It was a total sausage fest, and it was really hard for Char to see the stage.

Their video for Wonderboy is on Much Music now (directed by Spike Jonez). I think they could probably do something with Tribute, but most of the other stuff is a tad foul for radio play.

We’re going to see the D!

We’re going to see the D whee hee, we’re going to see the D, woo hoo, to the funny farm where I’ll be taken away by nice young men in long white coats we’re going to see the D!

It’s gig time baby, what T-shirt are you going to wear? OH NO!!! BRAIN ANEURYSM!!!.

Royal Rumble Pool winner

The Royal Rumble Pool was a ton of fun, but it didn’t exactly turn out as I had hoped. Why not? Take a look at the much vaunted “Team Darkside”, and then compare it to that of my competitors.

The winner: Benson’s Brigade (along with the order in which the wrestler emerged):

2 – Goldust

13 – Christian

16 – Godfather

22 – Triple H

25 – Mr. Perfect

29 – RVD

First Runner Up: Larry’s Wooriors

4 – Bradshaw

8 – Undertaker

12 – Scotty Too Hotty

18 – Saturn

23 – Hurricane

26 – Kurt Angle

The Losers:

Team Darkside:

6 – Al Snow

10 – Jeff Hardy

17 – Albert

21 – Test

24 – Faarooq

27 – The Big Show

The Enraged Puffins

1 – Rikishi

3 – Bossman

7 – Billy

11 – Maven

19 – Steve Austin

30 – Booker T

Jeff’s Jobbers

5 – Lance Storm

9 – Matt Hardy

14 – DDP

15 – Chucky

20 – Val Venis

28 – Kane

Order of Entrance:

1 Rikishi, 2 Goldust, 3 Bossman, 4 Bradshaw, 5 Lance Storm, 6 Al Snow, 7 Billy, 8 Undertaker, 9 Matt Hardy, 10 Jeff Hardy, 11 Maven, 12 Scotty 2 Hotty, 13 Christian, 14 DDP, 15 Chucky, 16 Godfather, 17 Albert, 18 Saturn, 19 Stone Cold Steve Austin, 20 Val Venis, 21 Test, 22 HHH, 23 Hurricane, 24 Faarooq, 25 Mr. Perfect, 26 Kurt Angle, 27 The Big Show, 28 Kane, 29 RVD, 30 Booker T.

Elimination:

1 Bossman, 2 Lance Storm, 3 Bradshaw, 4 Goldust, 5 Al Snow, 6 Rikishi, 7 Billy, 8 Jeff, 9 Matt, 10 Undertaker (thrown out by Maven!), 11 Scotty 2 Hotty, 12 DDP (who’s exit wasn’t even shown on the monitors because the cameras were too busy catching Godfather’s 24 minute, 3 ho-train entrance), 13 Albert, 14 Godfather, 15 Christian, 16 Chucky, 17 Saturn, 18 Val Venis, 19 Test, 20 Hurricane, 21 Faarooq, 22 The Big Show, 23 Kane, 24 RVD, 25 Booker T, 26 Stone Cold Steve Austin, 27 Mr. Perfect, 28 Kurt Angle. The winner: Triple H.

It’s important to note that there was some chicanery going on in that the reason there were 30 entrants, but ony 28 exits is because technically Maven was never eliminated. Undertaker went back into the ring and hurled Maven out over the top rope and then took him to school in the back before munching on some popcorn to seal Maven’s fate. In my humble opinion, the real loser here is Curtis who had the $20.00 pot STOLEN out from under his nose! Very weak indeed.

Royal Rumble Pool

Thirty men enter. One man leaves.

Here are the official Royal Rumble Pool Rules:

Thirty numbers will be placed in a recepticle (be it hat, or popcorn bucket), and each person will take a turn drawing a number until all numbers are taken.

The number will represent the wrestler who arrives in the ring in accordance with the number. I.E. number one will represent the first wrestler who arrives in the ring. Number 30 will be the last person to arrive in the ring.

The person with the number corresponding to the second last wrestler to leave the ring will win 20% of the pool, while the person with the number corresponding to the last wrestler to leave the ring will win the remaining 80%.

In the case of a tie, the portion of the pool which the participants would have won will be split. I.E. if three people are sent out of the ring simutaneously at the end, all three people will split the 80% pool.

Those are the rules. I didn’t make them…oh wait, yes I did.