Cell Phones Hassles - Part 2

Blogged on 31-May-05 02:38:40 pm in DrainBrain, Vids n Animation -- Viewed by : Fans

Dont ever let your mobile ring on for ever. The results may be undesirable :-)

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1/2 Way in Quest to Visit 1,000 Bars

Blogged on 31-May-05 01:50:54 am in News, DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

Dan Freeman from Brooklyn set out Jan. 1 to visit 1,000 bars in a single year, a cocktail lounge quest that began with one scotch and soda in Mike's Pelham Grill.

3 Cheers, Dude

Barely five months and 499 bars later, the Don Quixote of drink is halfway to completing his boozy impossible dream.

Why 1,000 bars, you ask? Why not?

The retired computer consultant launched a simultaneous blog 1000 Bars - - about his pursuit, converting Freeman into a semi-cult cyber star. Several online fans greeted Freeman at The Gate recently, getting their pictures taken or sharing a drink and a story.

He aims to visit four or five bars a day, although that number varies. He's knocked back a Sam Adams at the Raccoon Lodge in lower Manhattan, a sake at the Kotobuki Bistro in Brooklyn, and a gin and tonic at Hobson's Choice in Hoboken, N.J.

Freeman is quick to observe this is no 12-month bender. He generally has but one drink in a bar. He never counts the same bar twice, and each place must have an actual bar where he can sit and order a drink. A cocktail with dinner, seated at a table, is invalid.

He scribbles down his notes about each bar on a tiny white pad, or sometimes on recipe cards. Mostly, he offers a brief description and a notation about his drink.


Alonso takes the Chequered Flag

Blogged on 30-May-05 05:17:22 am in News -- Viewed by : Fans

An amazing end to the European GP saw Fernando Alonso take his fourth victory of the season, however, his was almost over before it had begun thanks to a first corner accident.

Coming into the first turn of the race Australian driver Mark Webber collided with Juan Pablo Montoya causing a pile up which could easily have ended the Championship leaders race.

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Alonso, who was starting sixth on the grid, managed to escape without any major damage but knew it was a close call.

"I nearly finished my race in the first corner, I don't know who pushed me in the back. I thought maybe something was broken but the car was okay and pushed on." said the Spaniard.

There was more drama in the final ten laps when Alonso was chasing Raikkonen for the lead.

Alonso benefitted from Finnish driver and race leader Kimi Raikkonen suffering a spectacular blowout entering the final lap.

The Spaniard had been chasing down Raikkonen - winner of the previous two races - as the tyres on the Finn's McLaren had been worn away during the race.

Heidfeld took second for the second consecutive race while Barrichello did well to recover from going off at the first corner of the race to record his first podium place of the season.


World's first diamond cricket ball

Blogged on 27-May-05 02:55:10 pm in DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

Alston Koch, managing director, Fior Drissage, holds a perfect made-to-scale diamond and gold cricket ball, which has been brought to Australia to celebrate the start of the cricket season and the opening of their jewellery store in Melbourne.

Making a claim for the Guinness Book of Records as the only one of it's kind in the world, it is made with 2704 diamonds and 18 carat gold stitch.

The ball, which was made in Sri Lanka, weighs 53.83 carats and has a pure 'gold' seam of 125 grams. The material used to keep the diamonds on the ball is similar to the one used on the wings of NASA space shuttles.


Changin Times and Scenarios

Blogged on 26-May-05 04:20:37 pm in DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

I keep chatting with folks from across the world and just about everyone agrees that the IT Revolution in India is taking our country places.

Came across this Cartoon by Carlson which hits the nail on the head....


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