Monday, July 12, 2010

It Came At The Very Last Moment

The lone goal made by Spain against the Netherlands happened at extra time.

The Lone Spanish Goal That Won The Cup


Andres Iniesta is undeniably the most popular spaniard today.  After kicking the ball passed the dutch goal keeper, Maarten Stekelenburg, he hoisted Spain into the select few countries which have won a football world cup.

Paul Says It's Spain

Paul the octopus oracle keeps his perfect record as Spain wins the world cup. 

Spain vs the Netherlands After Regular Time

After regular time the match between Spain and the Netherlands is scoreless.

Spain vs Netherlands Half-Time Score


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Scoreless at half-time. An exchange of yellow cards for fouls and that's all.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Against The Odds

The World Cup finals will be played by Spain and the Netherlands.  Both teams have never won the cup.  The Netherlands are unbeaten in the qualifying rounds in fact they are one of only two teams to have 100% wins.  Brazil also have this record in 1970.  Spain on the other hand has the lowest number of goals scored for any finals team.   In order not to have this dubious record, if Spain wins they must score 4 goals against the Netherlands. 

The experts and fans are divided.  Most people have positive sentiments towards the Netherlands.  Spain wins however in most media polls.  In Germany, Paul the octopus oracle, picks Spain to win and Paul has picked all the winners in the last 6 games of this World Cup.  If the octopus can do it I can too.  I pick the Orange team.  :-)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Oh Bull

The San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain is an annual celebration notorious for its running of the bulls.  It's a nine day festivity famous for scenes of amateurs and bystanders running infront of bulls as they make their way in fenced off sections of city streets. 
The practice is told to have originated in the 14th century.  If you're going to transport herds of bulls from their corrals to the market, you have to do it efficiently.  You don't want the bulls to do a "Ferdinand" and stop to smell the flowers.  The only way to do it is to get them excited.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Viggo Mortenson as Sigmund Freud

Hollywood make-up artists are really good. 
Take a look at how they made Viggo Mortenson (marked) look just like the character he is playing.  In this case it's a real life person, Sigmund Freud.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

An Office? Are You Nuts?

On July 2, 1881, then President James A. Garfield of the United States was assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau.  Guiteau is a lawyer who believed himself entitled to an ambassadorship at least in Garfield's government.  He demanded that President Garfield give him an office in his government or else. 

Guiteau was found guilty and hanged.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Photo Tagging Galore

This is not about Facebook.  This is not about the Glastonbury Festival.  This is about one of those moments when you just get the feeling something is about to explode but you don't know how big the bang is. 

An estimated 70,000 people attended the music and performance art festival.  Somebody took a panoramic picture of the audience.  Using Facebook Connect everyone started tagging the photo and so far 2,000 tags and counting.  This must be the most tagged photo in facebook so far.

Guake!

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