National ice cream day

I almost missed this one. Today is national ice cream day.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

And my wife tells me Reagan didn’t do anything good as President (for the record, I already disagreed with her before finding out about national ice cream day). (via Consumerist)

[tags]National ice cream day, Ice cream[/tags]

But she’s “not a violent person”

This really isn’t the kind of thing you read about every day. At least, I hope it’s not the kind of thing you read about every day. It certainly isn’t something I’ve heard about too many times before.

A woman who ripped off her ex-boyfriend’s testicle with her bare hands has been sent to prison.

Amanda Monti, 24, flew into a rage when Geoffrey Jones, 37, rejected her advances at the end of a house party, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

She pulled off his left testicle and tried to swallow it, before spitting it out. A friend handed it back to Mr Jones saying: “That’s yours.”

. . .

In his statement, Mr Jones said she grabbed his genitals and “pulled hard”.

He added: “That caused my underpants to come off and I found I was completely naked and in excruciating pain.”

It does sound a little something like Ron Shock would talk about. But outside of that – yup, it’s a fairly rare story. By the way – if you ever have the chance to see Ron Shock, he is one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen. Go see one of his shows. Buy his videos after the show. You won’t regret it.
Also, that story headline here? It’s an actual quote from the lady who did the, ummm, ripping. And I must say, I know of no non-violent or loving way to rip a man’s testicle from his body.

[tags]Violent testicle removal, Unwilling partial castration, I’m not a violent person[/tags]

Why I should be playing World of Warcraft

As you may remember, I’m a bit of a gamer. My current addiction is City of Heroes. But another poster in the CoH forums linked to this little screenshot that shows why I should have been playing World of Warcraft instead.


As much as I play my MMO, I probably would have had enough gold for that exchange had I been playing WoW all this time.


Not adverse? I can at least confirm my wife isn’t secretly playing WoW. Might have to give up CoH and start playing WoW so next time I can take advantage of a chick trading anal sex and was in to costumed nasties for in-game money.

[tags]WoW, World of Warcraft, Anal, Group, I’m playing the wrong MMO[/tags]

PS3 dropping hardware support for PS2 emulation

If you are one of the (comparatively) few considering a PlayStation 3 purchase any time soon, you might want to make the move before the new 80 gig models come out.  While normally such advice would seen bad, in this case you are looking at better backwards emulation by giving up that extra 20 gig.

“The current 60 GB model utilizes a hardware and solution for backwards compatibility, namely the Emotion Engine chip,” said SCEA’s Kimberly Otzman. “The new 80 GB PS3 will use a software solution for backwards compatibility, similar to that currently found in the PAL model.”

While for a lot of folks such a change won’t matter, anyone who does plan on running PS2 games on their PS3 will be much happier with a hardware based solution.  Don’t believe it?  Well, consider this quote from David Reeves (of Sony’s European entertainment division) regarding the US and Japanese PS3’s backwards emulation compared to the European PS3:

The backwards compatibility is not going to be as good as the U.S. and Japan models

So now the ball is in your court, console buyer.

[tags]PS3 reduced functionality coming, Sony drops hardware PS2 emulation, Sony, PlayStation 3, Emotion engine[/tags]