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Real Content: The Band, Episode 1-1

Written on July 21, 2009 by
eye catching, informative, music, news

The title of Ringl’s last post is pretty accurate. It appears that’s what Warptubes is becoming, a “dump” for Ringl’s Digg compilations.

But never fear, ‘Tubers: Shaw has come back to save you from boredom. My long hiatus was due to the work I’ve been doing with NBC. My band here in Houston, known as AquaTree, got picked up for a new mockumentary series entitled “The Band”.

I managed to get permission to share the short pilot with you, the readers. The series has unfortunately been postponed until the fall due to our upcoming world tour.

Enjoy!

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Man in Snuggie Attempted Burglary

Written on May 15, 2009 by
news

It’s not just me, this is ridiculous, right?

Cops: Man in Snuggie attempted burglary | Daily Record | Daily Record.

–ringl

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Bizarre

Written on March 5, 2009 by
news

I run across a lot of news on the internets and some of it is just crazy to read. Here are some of the better ones I’ve run across recently.

  • This guy is Harry Houdini’s hero.
  • These sorts of shenanigans are exactly what inspired Jesus to start flipping tables. Also the headline is an absolutely terrible pun.
  • I proposed to my wife in a mexican resturant. This guy did it better. Make sure you click on the “Photo” tab!
  • Here is one of many stories about people misusing 911. You can spend all day watching these on Youtube. It will likely provide enjoyment, then make you mad, and then it becomes funny again.
  • This last one is super old, but whenever I try to have a conversation with someone about it he or she has never heard about it. This is an effort to remedy that! Apparently studies have been done that claim that the amount of dynamite used was nowhere near enough.

Since I don’t watch much sports, these are the types of things that I talk about at the water cooler. I guess that says something.

–ringl

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Children of the Apocalypse

Written on March 3, 2009 by
blog, news, videogames

A good friend of mine passed along an interesting news clip from The Onion on a topic I don’t think is discussed enough. Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse?

Frankly, I’m upset that more news stations aren’t covering hard news like this! Sure our children may be able to use Health Packs to heal anything the apocalypse may bring along, but shouldn’t they also be learning how to filter their radiation drenched water and build a shelter to protect them from the acid rain? No one knows exactly what the post-apocalyptic future may bring, but our only chance for survival lies in these violent video game simulations.

How are you preparing for the certain end of the world in a few short years? I for one am going to keep working out strategies against the undead hordes by playing Left 4 Dead.

On a side note, my apologies for the late update. My roommate gave me a call this afternoon boasting of front row seats to a Houston Rockets game. The court seems a lot smaller from up there, but Yao Ming seem so much bigger in real life.

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Klingon Boggle

Written on February 5, 2009 by
news

If you’re hip and follow the same news sites as I do, you may have caught this interesting tidbit about a man robbing some convenience stores.

Pretty boring so far, right? Wait until you read this: the robber used a Bat’leth to threaten the cashiers.

Not so familiar with a Bat’leth? I don’t blame you. Not everyone is an ultra-nerd, even I had to get some context before I realized what the news articles were talking about. Think the war-driven Klingon race from Star Trek. Bat’leths were the strange sword/knife-like weapons they possessed, which seem pretty capable of dealing out some damage.

batleth

I would definitely not want to be on the business end of that thing.

Fortunately no one was hurt, but the robber still hasn’t been caught. The funniest part about the whole story is that both clerks that got held at Bat’leth-point instantly recognized the Star Trek weapon! The cashiers are apparently huge nerds, but we’re still uncertain about the robber himself.

Is he a huge nerd seeking payback for all the times he was picked on, or simply a thug who grabbed the first pointy object he could find to score some quick cash? Either way, this guy will probably be in some pretty serious trouble when thrown into the closest prison.

What’s next? Bank robbers using lightsabers? Car hijackers using phasers? Only time will tell.

Ringl

Funniest parts of the article:

  • The robber hit two convenience stores. The second one didn’t give him any money
  • The comments on the article: several of them are written in the noble Klingon language
  • In the article itself: “He also demanded money from the store clerk. The clerk refused and the robber “transported” himself out of the store on foot.
  • This actually happened!

–ringl

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