Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
ATLANTA (AP)—The Hawks’ real-life mascot got a little flying time during the playoffs.
“Spirit,” an actual hawk that flies down from the rafters during the pre-game introductions, decided to hang around for the start of Game 2 against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
The bird was perched atop the scoreboard at tipoff, refusing to go to his handler. Then he swooped around the arena while the game was going on, landing on a railing in the lower deck before he settled on the top of the basket at the Hawks end of the court.
When the players spotted the bird, they refused to go on. The game was halted with 8:28 remaining in the first quarter until the handler finally arrived, luring Spirit to his arm and carrying him out of the arena to cheers from the crowd—and several players.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Music aficionados rejoice. The idea of having only 1 device that combines multiple instruments, track recording, equalizer, sound editing, Internet connectivity, and a touchscreen interface all into one compact package is drool worthy. The Vivace makes it all possible. Information is scarce on how the interface works but I have no doubt up-and-coming artists like FrankMusik and Bjork could do a lot with such a device.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Check out the music and let him know you heard about him via Doodle Bird.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The "Honest Pint Act" is aimed at the practice of selling "pints" of beer in glasses, sometimes with thick bottoms, that can't hold the full liquid measure of a pint.
The bill, which got a hearing Friday, would have state health inspectors on their regular rounds inspecting beer glasses for capacity.
The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene reports the extra review would entail a fee for an amount that has yet to be determined.
But barkeeps who pass the test would be rewarded with a decal, to be displayed on a window or door, proclaiming their establishments to be purveyors of an "honest pint."nice!! haha
market crashes, lets get drunk!!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Upon arrival, officers allegedly saw Cedric Josh Crittle, 19, use a gun to fire BBs toward waterfowl sitting in the pond. When the birds took flight, Crittle continued to fire BBs at them, Kletzok said. Police saw Crittle shoot a total of about 20 BBs at the birds, she said.
As Crittle and two others — identified by police as Michael R. Dunigan and Teondre Javon Williams, both 19 — began to walk away from the pond, an officer approached the men and detained them at gunpoint, Kletzok said.
“That is standard procedure if someone is armed,” Kletzok said of the police response.
Kletzok said as Dunigan put his hands in the air, officers heard the sound of water splashing.
Police later determined that Dunigan had tossed a gun into the pond, she said.
Police recovered a total of three guns believed to have been used by the men. Kletzok described the weapons as “pellet guns that shoot little metal BBs.”
Kletzok said police reports indicated no waterfowl were injured or killed by BBs.
All three men — who police said live in the same west university district apartment complex — were allowed to go home after officers cited them on misdemeanor charges of hunting or using guns in a city park.
All three are scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Eugene Municipal Court later this month. The base fine for the violation is $155. The men do not face jail time in connection with the incident.
Wow, these dudes are so lucky. Three black men with guns at night?!!
With all theses cops now that are quick to draw, this could of ended worse, thank god.
Lesson learned I hope, go shoot hoops not ducks, dummies.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This is the world’s first flying hotel, called the Hotelicopter. It has 18 luxurious rooms and each room is soundproofed. In the room, you have a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel.