Monday, November 30, 2009

Insane driving challenges: loop the loop

Everyone has a crazy driver in the family, but I doubt if any of them have ever tried something like this:


In case any of you are inspired by that supreme act of motoring masochism, maybe you should watch this:

And that's why you should have paid attention in Physics class, kids.

Monday, November 16, 2009

For the loyal members of Team Jacob...

... and for the wife who has been doing a New Moon daily countdown.

Floyd Mayweather Jr: : I'm in a no-win situation vs Manny Pacquiao

edit <-- video has been replaced

Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets defensive. Watch the video to hear the lame-o excuses.

He's trying to make it look like the Pacman's avoiding him ... forgetting that Freddie Roach called him out right after the fight.

Plus he's trying to explain why even if he wins, he still loses against the Pacman. Or maybe he's justifying why he doesn't want to fight Pacquiao.

(Pacman has always allowed his promoters and team members to be the ones to iron out who he fights and at what terms. He's not afraid of you, Floyd. He's just being true to form.)

And speaking of being true to form: weren't you the one making noises about wanting a 65-35 split of the purse if you went up against Pacquiao -- supposedly because you're a bigger crowd drawer? Well, not anymore, huh? Now you have to scramble to come up with silly excuses like these to avoid facing your first ever loss.

If you're really that good, Floyd, you could beat Manny Pacquiao EVEN IF the price wasn't right. Agree to a 50 - 50 split and we'll see if you really are the best boxer in the world and the pound for pound king -- see, the only one who thinks and says that it's you is , well, you.

Manny Pacquiao doesn't need to prove anything anymore -- he could hang up his gloves and say goodbye, and he'd still have achieved something much bigger than you could ever do.

And that's not just about achieving titles in seven weight classes. He brought boxing back from the dead. He made boxing worth watching again. Whereas you... you turned it into a snoozefest. You bring boring to the table and who wants to watch that?


Here's the transcript just in case the video gets removed:

"The thing is with Pacquiao I don't see any versatility as a fighter; he's a good puncher but just one-dimensional."

"When they asked Manny Pacquiao 'would you like to fight Floyd Mayweather' he said talk to my promoter; they didn't ask your promoter they asked you, what do you want to do? Manny Pacquiao was asked the same question 'do you want to fight Floyd Mayweather' three times. This is something the world is trying to force on him. If he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather all he has to do is step up to the plate."

"I'm in a no-win situation. If I beat Manny Pacquiao, do you know what they are going to say? 'You are supposed to beat him, you are Floyd Mayweather, you are the bigger man'. If I knock him out they'll say 'you're supposed to knock him out he's been knocked out before'."

"I'm in a no-win situation and when I beat him no one is going to be surprised because he's been beaten before; whatever I do to Pacquiao has been done before - he's been beaten on three occasions. And if I knock him out I don't want the world shouting because he's been knocked out twice before."

"If I go out and make $60-75 million in one night; come on - I'm not losing. Can Manny Pacquiao beat me? Absolutely not."

"The world's going to go 'wow' if Floyd Mayweather gets beaten. That's what everyone is looking to see. What's going on now at the world of boxing is they're trying to build a fighter, make a fighter that can beat me."

"I don't get no respect in the world of boxing. I do my interviews, you got different fighters that disrespect me, and come in on my interviews, which is not fair. Now Manny Pacquiao when he does his interviews, he can do his interviews for 20 minutes, then they go interview his trainers, and the rest of the people in his team. Now, with me, they interview me, they got guys jumping in, being very disrespectful."

"I'm not saying Cotto is not a good fighter, flat-footed, been in a lot of wars. There's nothing cool about taking punishment. 'Oh, I beat this guy up he beat me up. I got a swell eye, a rip lip, bloody nose, a broken rib, made a few million, and my hand got raised.' There's nothing cool about taking punishment."

"Floyd Mayweather beat 13 world champions, 6 time world champion, in 5 different weight classes, and won official belts. I beat fighters at official classes, and I move up to 130. No different than Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao weigh 106 when he was 16, just like Floyd Mayweather."

"My career is fine, what's so cool is I can take no punishment, no bumps, no bruises. When my career is over I have a job as a commentator, and I will be a great promoter. That's the great thing about my career, I can't speak for other fighter."

-- this is actually a better video since it's more complete and shows more of Mayweather's side than the previous one I posted. Nevertheless, I stand by what I said in the post.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The worst wedding fail video EVER

There are simply no words to describe this.

Manny Pacquiao defeats Miguel Cotto: Mayweather next?

It took twelve rounds with the Pacman dominating from the second round onwards. It may not have been as one-sided as the demolitions of Hatton or De la Hoya or Diaz or Morales but this was still a largely Pacquiao show. Cotto and his camp (as well as Mayweather, incidentally) said that the Pacman had faced washed-out, over-the-hill, aging fighters in De la Hoya and Morales as well as second-rate pugilists in Diaz and Hatton, ergo he would finally meet his match in Cotto: a true welterweight, in his prime. Miguel Cotto, they said, would be the real measure of whether Pacquiao deserved his pound for pound king reputation.

Well, what can we say really except this: well, guys, now you know.

Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao.

Now, as for you Mr. Mayweather... you better get your begging bowl ready because if you want a shot at the Pacman, you better shut up, beg, and take whatever deal you can get. Fifty-fifty sounds real generous actually, being that Manny has just cemented his reputation as one of the biggest and most exciting fighters in the sport -- while you only have a reputation for being a loudmouth who's all about the money and avoiding a real punch-up. Otherwise, we'll all be left thinking that you're just afraid of getting hammered and looking like Cotto by round 12.

As the ex-pound for pound king, it should be about facing the Manny, and not the money.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Celebrity Dramatic Reading Deathmatch: Christopher Walken vs Jude Law

Here's Christopher Walken:

... and here's Jude Law (sorry, couldn't find a longer clip):

So, who's got a better Poker Face?

Have a great weekend, folks.

(Thanks for the tip, MACR)

For the Gleeks: the Glee High School Reunion...

... would look something like this:

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

Daft Punk: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Taylor Swift wins on SNL ... and the Country Music Awards

Here's Taylor Swift's hilarious Saturday Night Live monologue ... and yes, there are references to the guy who dumped her over the phone, the guy from Twilight she's supposedly dating AND the guy who interrupted her speech during the Video Music Awards.

Here are the lyrics:

– “I like writing songs about douchebags who cheat on me but I’m not gonna say that in my monologue.”
– “You might think I’d bring up Joe [Jonas], that guy who broke up with me on the phone, but I’m not gonna mention him in my monologue. Hey Joe, I’m doing real well. Tonight, I’m hosting SNL but I’m not gonna brag about that in my monologue. La la la. Ha ha ha. La la la.”
– “And if you’re wondering if I might be dating the werewolf from Twilight. Hey Taylor [Lautner]! (blows kiss, winks) But I’m not gonna comment on that in my monologue.”
– “You might be expecting me to say something bad about Kanye [West] and how he ran up on stage and ruined my VMA monologue. But there’s nothing more to say cuz everything’s okay. I’ve got security lining the stage. It’s my SNL monologue.”
“We have a great show. Kanye West is NOT here, so stick around. We’ll be right back.”

And here's her acceptance speech for the Country Music Awards.

You can argue that she shouldn't have won over the more established stars of country (like Keith Urban, for example) -- but if the idea for Entertainer of the Year is to honor the country performer who's made country accessible to a wider market (and somehow will get more of the masses interested in other artists from the genre), then it's well deserved.

I have no idea who Brad Paisley and the others are. Oh, and I happen to like country music -- the Dixie Chicks & Trisha Yearwood, in particular. Fine, they've all crossed over. But I ended up buying country albums too, didn't I? And that's what the industry should be concerned about, I think.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Manny Pacquiao has grown much more comfortable being interviewed in English, don't you think?

His singing is still, well, you be the judge.

Could he be singing this for Miguel Cotto ?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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