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The Four Kings

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Here we go guys...! More magic for ya! Watch the four kings disappear one by one! :D

I've added the theme from Pirates of the Carribean here as the background music to give it sorta like an epic feel to it. heh heh. Oh.. don't blink...

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Introducing Apple's iPhone

Friday, June 29, 2007

Unless you've been living in a cave the past six months, there's a good chance you have heard about Apple's new iPhone, which is scheduled to go on sale today in the US.

The iPhone won't stop global warming. It won't bring peace to the Middle East. But if it lives up to even a portion of the hype, it does have the potential to change how people interact with their cell phones, computers and each other.

Apple's iPhone, combining a mobile phone, iPod and Internet browser into one handheld gadget, could represent the closest consumers have come to carrying their life with them wherever they go.



With their photos, music, videos, friends and news at their fingertips, they won't have to leave any of it behind when they're away from home or the office.

Some already have started to embrace this lifestyle with smart phones such as the BlackBerry, but none of the iPhone competitors on the market offer quite as much as Apple is promising. Looking back, the iPhone could mark a tipping point, encouraging the masses to look at their cell phone as more than a cell phone and prompting profound changes in everything from privacy to citizen journalism. It could -- assuming the iPhone succeeds -- help introduce a new age of mobile living.

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Movie Review: Transformers Movie

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

In 1984, the Transformers brand took the world by storm with its compelling saga of the "Robots in Disguise," and quickly became a childhood rite of passage with a tremendously successful toy line from Hasbro and Takara, comic book series, television program and animated feature film. Twenty years later, the franchise features a popular toy line, an animated series on Cartoon Network and a chart-topping comic book series... and this year, the film!

I must say, the new Transformers film is... pretty straightforward; big explosion, corny dialogue and an effects-laden summer blockbuster. I must say, it's better than the rest of the summer blockbuster released to-date! When you hear Optimus Prime's Autobots... ROLL OUT!, it will have goosebumps popping out on your arms... ah, the memories!



The film is an eye candy! Visually stunning! Beautiful girls, good looking guys and of course, the machines are slick, and their transformations are virtually seamless. Oh! Watch out for the Autobots VS Decepticons scenes! Man... words can't describe it!



Interestingly, it isn't just the great visual effects that makes this movie great the storyline is pretty good as well. It'll make you laugh, cheer and you may even shed a tear. However, I have only one complain! The chaaracters in the movie are introduced really fast... almost too frentic. The thing is... Michael Bay managed to capture all this so well and wrap it up in a neat little package!

Also, with all things Michael Bay, the actions sequences are pretty intense! Lotsa very loud explosions, insane car chase, and bullets whizzing and sparks flying everywhere!



Finally, the actors performances are excellent, most notably newcomer Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, who really carries the film after a slightly rough start.

Overall, go see it... again and again and again...! Bring your friends, your family, your neighbour, even the guy who use to pick on you in school! I reckon this is gotta be THE best movie I've seen for a long time (since Tha Matrix). The movie so perfectly combines the greatest effects, the most incredible sound, and the coolest giant alien robot fights ever captured on film!

Ratings (Scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest)

Cast : 5
Sound : 5
Picture : 5
Storyline: 5

OVERALL : 5

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Another losing session on Wall St.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stocks fell Monday(25/6) for the second straight day, thwarting an early rally, as Wall Street continued to worry about hedge funds hit by big losses in troubled securities backed by subprime mortgages.

The Dow Jones industrial (down 8.21 to 13,352.05) average fell about 8 points after having been up 100 points or more earlier.

Stocks rallied in the morning, but gains evaporated following reports that investment bank Bear Stearns may have to bail out a second hedge fund, according to a Merrill Lynch analyst. On Friday, Bear Stearns said it would provide up to $3.2 billion in financing for a struggling hedge fund it manages, which is heavily weighted with subprime debt.



Whoops, wrong graph... that's President George Bush's job approval rating. :P Haha... Bush's anemic rating is a sign Republicans are abandoning him, NBC News said. It represents a six-point drop from Bush's approval rating when the poll was last conducted in April.

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Wii outselling PS3

Nintendo's market value surpassed that of Sony, a company with eight times more revenue, underscoring the success of the Wii game console in outselling rival PlayStation 3.

Shares of Nintendo, based in Kyoto, western Japan, rose to a record 46,350 yen, valuing the company at 6.57 trillion yen (USD $53 billion), and overtaking Sony's 6.48 trillion yen capitalization in trading today. Nintendo's stock closed 0.8 percent lower at 45,100 yen.



Sony, which overtook Nintendo as the world's biggest console maker after PlayStation 2's introduction in 2000, suffered production delays and slow sales at its latest player. Wii's lower price and a wand-like controller that players swing like a sword or tennis racquet helped Nintendo widen its sales lead over the PlayStation 3 in Japan last month.


Google Trends chart of the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360

Tokyo-based research firm Enterbrain Inc. said Nintendo sold 251,794 Wii machines in May in Japan, topping PlayStation 3 sales by a five-to-one margin. The PlayStation 3 trailed the Wii by four to one in April. Sales were boosted by games including ``Wii Sports'' and the latest ``Zelda'' role-playing title.

Nintendo has so far sold about 2.37 million Wii consoles in the U.S., 2 million in Japan and 1.47 million in other regions, including Europe, since the November debut...

IMHO, for Sony to keep up on the console war, Sony WILL have to do something really drastic to boost sales... here's my recommendation. ;)

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I can't explain this feeling

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Yay! More homemade magic for you guys! This particular one doesn't seem to work. I've tested this a few times on my guinea pigs friends and I reckon it only works 70% of the time.

Watch the video and you will get what I am trying to say... :D Comments will be cool!


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The Lion's Problem

Friday, June 22, 2007

The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species.

When it is said that the lion is one of the giraffe's worst enemies. But these giraffe's can outrun any but the swiftest horse, thier thick skins often stopped the bullets from the poor sort of guns, and their long neck keeps the lions from getting near the herd.



The lion knows this and lies in wait for them at their drinking places. If he misses when he leaps at one of them, they may drive him off or even kill him by kicking him. Usually, however, they run from lions as fast as they can.

So... how does the lion solve this problem?




Smart aren't they?

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Thai Yellow Pages

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Found this hilarious ad from Thailand a couple of weeks ago! Here's a hint: it's not your average romantic-feel-good ad.

;)

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Signs that it's too darn cold

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Brisbane could be facing its coldest June day for more 90 years today as winter winds continue to lash Queensland.

By 11am today the mercury in Brisbane had climbed to just 11.6 Celsius - six degrees below average.

Not since 1916 has Brisbane's temperature failed to climb above 11 degrees in June. Winds in Brisbane reached 60 km/h, which was enough to bring down trees and a newly built brick wall in the Valley.

Here are some signs that it's too darn cold;

It's so cold, I had to defrost my mail

It's so cold, Peter Beattie restricted to annoying people indoors

It's so cold, people are getting into Brisbane Bus just to warm up

It's so cold, Sophie Monk has been downgraded from "hot" to "lukewarm"

It's so cold, you need jumper cables to get the car going

It's so cold, John Howard looks like a garden gnome

It's so cold, UN inspectors is off to inspect the reactor in Bali

It's so cold, Darren Lockyer is wearing long pants

It's so cold, people are flocking to Today's show with Karl and Lisa for the artificial warmth

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Target Practice

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

PUNY HUMAN! THE GREAT NAVI found this HILARIOUS picture on the PRIMITIVE information network YOU call the INTERNET!

Please DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, my PUNY HUMAN friends. THE GREAT NAVI will not be responsible for ANY harm CAUSED!

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Lord of The Rings 101: The One Ring

Monday, June 18, 2007

Here's an quick look of the classic, Lord of the Rings. We will first look at the artifact that is the core to the trilogy... The One Ring. The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring, The Doom of Man, the Great Ring of Power, The Ring, or Isildur's Bane, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe.

The power of the One Ring was foremost the power to preserve one's life force and willpower against entropy and the decay of time. Wearing the Ring, even briefly, would curse a mortal with an indefinitely long lifespan.



The Ring also amplified the power of command, and allowed the Ring-bearer to impose his own will upon others. Ironically, this is also the least accessible power of the Ring.



The One Ring could also perform other functions beyond mind control. It could amplify any inherent power its owner possessed. It also might have given the wielder the ability to read people's minds.

Finally, the One Ring had 'mastery over the powers of all the other Rings.' Whether Tolkien meant the Ring could reproduce their powers or he was just reiterating the Ring's ability to control others who wore the linked Rings of Power is unknown.

Contrary to the popular beliefs brought to you on the big screen by one Peter Jackson, Frodo unfortunately did not succeed in destorying the one ring...



dannngg!

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Today's weather forecast...

Today's weather forecast for northern Israel: Hot, dry, and a 70% chance of falling rockets

This is in response to at least two Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon landed near the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona on Sunday, police and Israel Defense Forces said.

There were no reports of casualties, police said. Only minor damage was reported. Video from Israeli television showed a damaged car on the side of a road, it's front bumper crushed and windshield cracked.



A representative from the U.N. force called the attack a "serious violation of Security Council Resolution 1701 and of the cessation of the hostility agreement" that followed last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah militants.

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Waiting for the world to change...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Here's more magic for you guys out there! A lil' bit better quality this time round as I am using a proper webcam as oppose to a phone camera in the past.

Enjoy! Comments will be great!

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Some thoughts going through their minds

Friday, June 15, 2007

On 13 June, a dozen riders on an Arkansas roller-coaster were left hanging upside down - 46 metres above the ground! - after a power outage shut down the ride.

It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to rescue the riders using a ladder truck.



Here's some thoughts going through these people's minds;

Well, it's better than flying JetStar.

Hairpiece glue, don't fail me now.

Why didn't I notice the name of the ride is 'Power Outage'?

Who's operating this thing, Lindsay Lohan?

Where's Spider-Man?

Worst Al Qaeda plot ever.

This isn't as disappointing as the 'Sopranos' finale.

Source: Letterman's Lateshow

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Another Amazing Talent!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sorry guys, but I can't help it, here's another clip from Britain's Got Talent. This time, it's a mobile phone salesman from Wales who stunned the judges with his rendition of an opera classic in the Millenium Centre, Cardiff.

Paul Potts sang Nessun Dorma – made famous by Luciano Pavarotti – for the judges on the show. Wearing a cheap suit and with his hair cut too short, he admitted the judges weren't initially impressed.

But when he sang he blew them away. Watch his amazing performance:



What an amazing talent... I keep wondering where are all the talents in Malaysia. Don't tell me this is the best we've got... hahaha..!

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Britain's Got Talent - Cute Connie Talbot

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cute, pretty and unpretentious Connie Talbot became the star of the latest round of auditions for Britain's Got Talent on Monday night (11/6).

Everyone was dead silent as six-year-old Connie gave a pretty marvelous rendition of Judy Garland's Somewhere Over The Rainbow in the third audition stage of the talent show.

As the little girl sang it for all it's worth, all three judges, Simon Cowell (!), Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan and the audience listened closely and her performance visibly affected Amanda the most... she bawled her eyes out on live TV! What a talent!

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The one with the Missile Defense System

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The ongoing debate on the proposed US missile defense shield in Europe is heating up. Poland and the Czech Republic are among the possible sites. Fears over the destabilising effects of such a shield was confirmed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, with words reminiscent of the Cold War, that his military would respond to a planned American missile defense system near its borders by aiming its missiles at U.S. military bases in Europe.

Putin said neither Iran nor North Korea have the rockets that the system is intended to shoot down, suggesting it would be used instead against Russia.

In the recent Group of Eight nations in Heiligendamm Germany, President Bush took his new toy, the Portable Missile Defense Shield MDS5000x and demostrated its' function to the Russian President.



President Putin's not too impressed...

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Unseen Toys from Transformers

Monday, June 11, 2007

ahh.. I can't wait! I CAN'T WAIT! Transformers (live action!) with new complex design aesthetic for both the Autobots and Decepticons. It will premiere on June 20, 2007 before being released across the world.

Mann.. I can't wait to see Optimus Primce and Megatron battle it out on the big screen! However, I am somewhat disappointed with the designs of the robots, particularly Megatron... looks he's made of scrap metal.

The toys for the movie franchise have been released in major departmental store... here's what it looks like.

Optimus Prime looks pretty alrite...


While, Megatron looks like Godzilla on steroids! I dunno what is he transforming into... probably a jet or something... the producers should have stick to the original design.


Talking about original design, here are some designs for Optimus Prime and Megatron that were initially used to make the movie more universal but was thrown out...

Optumus Prime Avon Truck


Megatron Hair dryer!

I reckon that would have worked... maybe...

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Best Out of Office Message

Sunday, June 10, 2007

PUNY HUMANS! The GREAT NAVI is feeling GENEROUS again and would LIKE to ASSIST poor HUMAN FRIENDS in CREATING the primitive OUT OF OFFICE reply for your inefficient communication tool YOU call EMAIL:

Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten Words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message.

Please restart your computer and try sending again.

Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system.... You are Currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 13 weeks.

I've run away to join a different circus.

This message will explode in 5 seconds... Good luck, Mr. Hunt...

Thank you for sending me an email. Currently I am experiencing high volume email to be answered. Please try to send back later.

I WILL CRUSH YOU PUNY HUMAN!

Wrong address, sorry !

This email is rejected. No stamps detected.

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Preview: Prison Break Season 3

Friday, June 08, 2007

With no surprise, FOX announced a third season for its mega hit Prison Break this week. While this is not earth shattering news to the show's many fans, it does open the door for talk of just what Prison Break's third season will look like. So far, the modus for the show has been anything but consistency.

Fans were surprised when the first season seemed to satisfy the central conundrum of the show, but were thrilled when Prison Break's second season took them on a serendipitous road trip that ended with all good intentions out the window, and the brothers in as bad a spot as ever.



Mann... I was just wondering how hard is it to escape from prison? I know those tattoo on Michael Scofield's really cool but these two jokers brothers took 22 weeks to breakout of prison and 22 weeks running away from cops, FBI, bounty hunters, secret agents... and still ended up in another prison down south in another country! What a MESS!



I reckon the Michael should learn a thing or two from PARIS HILTON. It took her only 3 days to walk break out of prison and besides the paparazzi, no one else is following her around! How cool is that?!

Here's what season 3 promo should look like:



It's gonna be a short season I think...

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The secret of London's 2012 logo

Thursday, June 07, 2007

It was designed to unite and inspire, but the newly unveiled logo for London's 2012 Olympic was condemn by the public.

The Games' organising committee insisted the £400,000 (AUD 959,000) invested in the logo - which comes in lurid shades of pink, blue, green and orange, and is meant to be a graffiti-style play on 2012 - had been money well spent but other people have said it resembles "a puerile mess", "toileting monkey" or a "broken swastika".



A day after launch, more controversy follows as an animated display of the logo was withdrawn from an official Web site following concern it could trigger epileptic seizures.

What a disaster for the London 2012 PR team! For me, I woudn't shoot it down so early. Those ppl who designed the logo are marketing genius'! There are so many other things that can be derived from the logo. Imagine the possibilities! You can make heaps on royalies by just patenting these babies! Don't get what I mean? Follow the instructions:

1. Cut out the logo. I've already got the template ready. So don't be shy!



2. Here's the fun part, re-arrange the shapes into more recognisable objects. LET THE CREATIVE JUICE FLOW!

3. To start you off, here are some examples:


A dog and two ducks



Triceratops



Man reading paper in the toilet



Heyy.. you can even make an exit sign!

4. If you're still having trouble, try finding a photo from a magazine or newspaper, for example:



5. Picture it in your mind, move the shapes around (mann.. I feel like Derren) and with a little creativity;



:D Now you know! Have fun!

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