January 17th, 2007
Modern Drunkard Magazine profiles Andre the Giant, star of The Princess Bride, and the most prolific drinker ever
These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy, but during a six-hour period Andre drank 119 of them. It was one of the few times Andre got drunk enough to pass out
- Want an iPhone? Beware the iHandcuffs – the New York Times condenses the DRM issues afflicting Apple’s new gadget. The geek-set’s somewhat negative reception to the iPhone has surprised me a little. Infectious greed details the big five issues, and Robert Scoble mops-up. Not to mention the trademark issue: looks like Cisco aren’t happy at all. Robert X Cringely interprets Apple’s rationale:
But the main point here is Steve’s acknowledgement that Apple secrecy creates free publicity. And so does this iPhone naming fiasco. Apple already has a fallback position created by the iTV-to-Apple TV transformation, so I’m guessing that sometime soon Apple will either pay Cisco a LOT of money for the name or Apple’s iPhone will be transformed into the Apple Phone. Either way, every mobile phone user on Earth will have heard that Apple is now in the mobile phone business. Very clever.
- Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III . Fascinating, Captain (oops, wrong reference!). Totally consistent and actually plausible. Shame GL didn’t think through the prequels with this kind of mentality. Thanks, Josh.
- Lose weight with a Wii
- Warning signs for the 21st century. I see Cognitive Hazard signs all over the place.
- Ahmadinejad didn’t want to wipe Israel from the map after all. Or not exactly, anyway.
- Good news for Neal Stephenson fans: Clooney to (executive) produce mini-series of The Diamond Age. Related: I highly recommend Clooney’s excellent Syriana, which we rented last week. Get ready on the pause button though: you’re going to need a figuring-out break.
- Fictional films mentioned in Seinfeld
One of the burning questions that bothers Elaine is whether the people on the poster for the movie got shrunk down or are in a giant sack.
- At the Banksy shop, everything is free
Prints look best when done on gloss paper using the company printer ink when everyone else is at lunch.