The Humanoids: For The Win

There are lots of losers every week. I’m sure most people would include yours truly in that category. I’d imagine that I would classify myself in that category after tonight’s $50 million Lotto Max draw. (Though I’d consider myself a winner if I won a free ticket.) That being said, there are a lot of folks that had good weeks this week. Now watch in amazement as I try to drag them back down into the dregs of loserdom with me. Some people can pull rabbits out of their ass, I can turn gold to lead. Everyone has their own skill set.

Meanwhile, we’re back to being busy on the radio front. The next show is shaping up to be a solid one. Not an instant classic but an above average half-hour of talk for campus radio. Naturally, the Extra will be even better. All sorts of TV talk, love gone wrong and Christopher Walken’s poker face. That goes down on November 10th at 6:30PM. While you’re here or catching up on the radio show, drop by our new buddies at Lion’s Den University. They’re up and coming stars in the blogosphere and a regular stop when I make my morning rounds of the interweb. Continue reading


The Humanoids: Thanksgiving Hangover

The Humanoids is back from another week off. Not that anyone missed it, I’m sure. Anyway, there’s no real rhyme or reason to this week’s column. Maybe it’s getting back to what I originally envisioned the column as: A weekly look at some compelling persons, places, and things. And I won’t be talking about that balloon kid. After all, he’s dominated CNN since it happened and likely will for the next couple of months. I’d rather talk about anything else. Has anyone else noticed that long weekends are good at the time but mess up the rest of the week? I’ve found myself completely lost this week because I’m working four instead of five days. I thought yesterday was Friday even though I knew it wasn’t because I still had to finish writing this column. Oh, the fun that the tryptophan in the turkey has with you.

By the way, did you catch last week’s episode of The Lowdown radio show? I don’t blame you if you didn’t. It wasn’t one of our best efforts ever. From the news onward, it was pretty good though. The next episode is lining up to be pretty good. We’re taping it tonight. We’ll have a The Beatles: Rock Band review and some Halloween related stuff too. If all goes well, it should be an instant classic. Continue reading

Weekend Link-Off: Now With Less Speling Errors

beyonce_si19To celebrate the success of our Beyonce post, she headlines today’s link-off.  After the jump, an ad for the strangest restaurant ever in the history world.  And that spelling error in the title was intentional.

The Washington Nationals may be a major league ball club but both the quality of the team on the field and the spell checkers off the field would seem to contradict that. (Deadspin)

NCAA approves Division 1 women’s beach volleyball.  Well, I say beach volleyball but in order to be politically correct it’s called “sand volleyball.”  So will sand volleyball use the beach volleyball wardrobe? (ESPN)

Ergonomics gone wild!  Keyboards gone horribly wrong when they’re designed with ergonomics, ease of use, and general insanity in mind. (CIO)

Space dust: The galactic taste treat. (Daily Telegraph)

The new Yankee Stadium has seen a substatial increase in home runs over last year.  It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s a new stadium or players on the juice.  No, the seats are accelerating the air heading out to rightfield. (CNBC)

Since I’m in Canada, I don’t really understand the whole Erin Andrews obsession that’s swept the blogosphere.  Well, besides the obvious reasons.  Fortunately, Dan Shanoff of The Sporting News does a good job of figuring it out for me. (The Sporting Blog)

The Vancouver Canucks have been jinxed by a local blog that’s asked readers to submit Stanley Cup parade routes.  That will always end well. (The White Towel)

Since we’ve been doing a lot of NHL playoff coverage the last week and a half, here’s a list of NHL players and celebrities separated at birth. (Sports Illustrated)

Another chapter in the book of “Are Race Car Drivers Athletes”.  This time, Formula 1 drivers. (F1 Fanatic)

Good news Facebook users.  Facebook has decided that they don’t completely own you.  They just own you until you delete your account. (CBC)

Last Call: God Bless Lawyers

It’s been a while since we’ve done a last call.  Then again, I can’t remember the last time we had three posts in a day.

A man who was thrown out of Yankee Stadium last August is suing the City of New York, the Yankees, the NYPD, and the two officers that threw him out for violating his First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Actually, it’s the New York Civil Liberties Union filing the lawsuit on his behalf but mentioning that would just be being picky.

The man says that he tried to use the washroom when God Bless America was being sung. When he wouldn’t stay still for the song, he was ejected from the stadium. The NYPD said the man was being rowdy and smelled of alcohol. Welcome to a case of he said, they said that will grip the nation until they finish reading this story. Continue reading

Weekend Link-Off: The Password is Epic Fail

It’s the weekend and I’ve got nothing better to do at the moment, so here’s some nice weekend reading while you wait for the World Baseball Classic games today.

Man tries to smuggle drugs into Spain using a cocaine cast. (BBC)

Ten Florida State teams will forfeit wins from the last two years for committing widespread academic fraud.  It serves them right for getting caught.  (New York Times)

In Soviet Russia, potato peels you. (Moscow Times)

The lord and master of sports blogs breaks down A-Fraud’s injury. (New York Magazine)

And while looking up an A-Fraud story on CNBC, I found a slideshow to help everyone pass the time this weekend.  After all, the best selling porn DVDs have to be worth a look. (CNBC)

One last A-Fraud story: Brian Cashman wanted to send A-Rod packing when he opted out of his contract in 2007. (New York Post)

The Yankees, Mets, and Cowboys still have seats begging for asses at their new homes. (Wall Street Journal)

Hey look!  Someone agrees with me about the WBC. (St. Petersburg Times)

And because we posted some good Wrestlemania moments earlier in the week, here’s one of wrestling’s more embarrassing moments.

I remember reading (probably on WrestleCrap) that maybe Hogan isn’t the crazy one for seeing Warrior in the mirror. After all, not only did Hogan see Warrior but so did the commentators and everyone at home. The crazy one must have been Bischoff because he is the only person in the world who didn’t see Warrior in the mirror. And people still wonder how WCW died…