Gettin’ your game face on is key. Did you see our Olympic luger Kate Hansen’s pre-race Beyonce dance? She says it gets her psyched and focused for competition, and it caught criticism as it wasn’t a traditional way someone would focus, psychologists say if it works go for it. Everyone needs a routine to give themselves a “perceived sense of control” as it reduces anxiety and puts you in a better position for success and you can apply it to other things like first dates or job interviews. It’s hard enough to get a job… the last thing I’d need them doing is making a judgment call on me based on my dancing! Kate Hansen’s not bad, though. Check out her dance HERE.
Is Valentine’s Day a worldwide thing? Even if he bought his wife a dozen roses, a curler for the Chinese men’s team may not be able to get on his wife’s good side. His wife of nine months is captain of the South Korea women’s team and he was cheering against his wife today, as the Chinese women’s team had a match against South Korea. Which also explains the reports of her chasing him through the streets of Sochi with her broom! You can read the full story HERE.
So much for there to be only two ways to tie a tie, yes and no. That’s what it is for most guys. A Swedish mathematician says there are many ways to tie one, and it goes beyond any tutorials you may need to YouTube… He calculates that there are more than 177,000 different ways to tie a necktie. I know it takes me about that many tries to tie one right. And that’s just what you need, something else to throw into the wedding planning, the kind of knot you want the ties in. I’ll stick with the navy blue clip-on I got for First Communion. Sure it only comes to my sternum, but it’s sooo convenient!
Nothing says ‘love’ like the gift of nothing. Valentine’s Day is Friday and you can go with the cliché chocolates, cards, roses…but how about a box of nothing. YouNeedNothing.com will sell you just that. The Nothing Box, made from a solid block of wood and colored black, they say it’s a reminder to your partner to “enjoy everything you already have” — meaning you (which may be why you may want to get them something). The Nothing Box doesn’t cost nothing.one runs you $40 and are said to be limited editions as they come with their own unique serial number. So you don’t really give nothing, you give the gift of a unique number. Yeah, let me know how that works out for you.
The cemetery in the middle of the Olympic Park may explain why little seems to be going right in Sochi. It could just be shoddy, last minute construction but I’ve seen Poltergeist. In the movie they built a neighborhood on an old cemetery and moved the headstones but not the bodies. In Sochi they couldn’t do that. Russian law forbids relocating dead people, but that’s not to say during construction they didn’t upset a grave site or 10. Things happen and you need more space for the Iceberg Palace, I’m sure Ms Zukov won’t mind. Maybe we need to call Tangina in to cleanse the area.
No, the guy responsible for the opening ceremonies at the Olympics isn’t dead. That was the big story yesterday. Yes, people were disappointed one of the snowflakes didn’t open into a ring during the big show Friday, but no one killed him. The story was shared over 16,000 times on Facebook and Twitter but it came from The Daily Currant — which is a satirical news site. Unfortunately, everything else that has gone wrong with the games has been true.
If you didn’t download Flappy Bird you missed out. As fast as it shot to the top of the download list, it’s off. The creator pulled it, saying he could no longer handle the pressure and stress of its success. If you have it, you’ll still be able to play it. Some think the guy’s pulling a Disney thing, where they release a movie for a short time, then lock it away for a few years which then pushes people to go out and buy it before it disappears again. That’s what they think this guy might be up to. The difference is Disney makes you happy. This game does nothing buy make you mad.
If you didn’t like your Facebook ‘Lookback’ movie you can change it. Not everyone’s was as awesome as they hoped so, Facebook is now letting you edit yours until it’s perfect. You can swap out pictures and status updates so you can do what you always do on Facebook…put your best foot forward… or in your mouth. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/lookback/edit/
Mark Twain he’s not, but he knows how many different computers have been used on Law & Order. It’s this kind of information that will win him a bundle on Final Jeopardy should he ever make it on the show. Jeff Thompson is a blogger that found himself drawn to the show on Netflix and he says for some reason, after watching a couple of episodes, he was drawn to the number of computers on the show. So he documented every single one used on the show. He ended up finding about 2,500 of them. He says a couple of his big takeaways from his project: Unlike other crime procedurals, Law & Order tends to give a pretty realistic portrayal of our technological capabilities. Most of the technology on the show seems to have come as an afterthought. And he has no life.
I’m not sure who took the dumber selfie this week, the girl in the morgue or the guy running from a bull? In the first case, a high school senior from in the Huntsville, Alabama, area decided it would be okay to ignore rules about not taking pictures with the bodies while on a field trip at the morgue. Even worse, she posted it online, which is how she was caught and is in trouble. Then there’s the guy who took one while doing a ‘running of the bulls’ event. The bull is about to plant a horn in the guy’s butt and he’s got his camera up in front of his face. I give him credit though. He was multi- tasking which for a guy is quite the achievement.