Me and Hol bought an IKEA step stool thing recently, and it came with this lovely warning sticker.
I may be wrong, but here are the definitions that I interpreted from the sticker.
I was thinking yesterday about a new fun game that would allow you to eat whatever food you wanted, while cancelling out the calorific effects at the same time.
I’m a pretty big chocoholic and with the Olympics coming up and all the TV faff about it going on, I suppose that’s what’s caused this mental recipe to be conducted in my head.
The general purpose of SE (Sport Eating) will be to consume a food of your choice whilst performing some kind of physical activity.
Like Taekwon-do or Kayaking, SE can have many disciplines, although there would be common concepts across all disciplines.
The Diner is the person doing the eating, who has to overcome physical barriers in order to consume the food.
The person that launches/holds the food in the appropriate position for the diner to consume it.
How much of the food goes in the mouth during the catch, and how well it is lodged. Catching a peanut while standing still will give you little points, jump catching a strand of spaghetti and sucking it in to the mouth before your feet hit the ground will give you lots of points.
What ever the type of SE, additional points will be given for eating with style and flair. For example, catching food in your mouth whilst running would be a basic style, catching whilst jumping would be worth more points, then spins and rolls, vaulting obstacles etc would all add additional points to the score.
Like all good meals, a game of SE will take place over 3 meals – starter, main, dessert. The starter is like a warm up, the main will be where the bulk of points are collected and the dessert will be an oppurtunity to regain lost points or add crazy jump twist flip turns to gain mega points.
The menu is the food that gets eaten during the 3 courses, and should be prepared appropriately for the course.
For example, during the starter course, smaller easier to eat items of food would be worth while, whereas complex wet foods would be better for the showy desert stage.
This one inspired it all. The Server launches food over a distance (chosen by the Diner) which the Diner then has to catch using only their mouth. The a longer distance adds additional points, as well as the usual menu/style points collected.
The Server either launches the food into the air or holds the food still for the Diner, who performs entertaining stunts and movements in order to catch the food.
Like Rally driving, the 3 courses are treated as stages, and the accumulative time taken to complete each course is taken as the total time, with additional points awarded or seconds deducted depending on the style and menu of the courses.
The courses will be set up as an obstacle course, with the food placed at the end of the course. This is the most physically demanding element of Sport Eating.
The 3 courses are laid out across a 100m track at 25m intervals, with the final 25m being a sprint to finish. At each course the Diner must sit still and consume the course before continuing. There are no style points available on this race, although an interesting Menu can be used to reduce seconds from your total time.
I think sport eating is an excellent idea that will definitely take off. Let’s make it happen and get it in the Olympics!
I actually only have 2 important things to say, but for the following 7 reasons I choose to use the number 7:
Now onto the important things:
They did their first show back on Saturday 2nd April, 10am – 1pm, and should be there for the next 12 weeks until Galstonbury, according to Joe (I think).
You should go and listen to it now on iPlayer. If you’ve already listened to it, you should go and listen to it now. If it’s not available, then listen to the pod cast and punish yourself for missing it.
It makes me so happy that it’s back on air, and it makes 3 hours a week at work become 3 hours of pure enjoyment.
Another important bit of news, is that Adam Buxton if Adam and Joe fame, has updated his website. I have no idea when it happened, I used to check it quite often but then got lazy and sort of forgot. Any way I checked it today and it’s been redesigned, it looks good and is full of funny stuff. Go look at it!
Also, a third piece of equally important news that I should mention is that Joe of Adam and Joe fame has finished his writing/directing movie debut Attack the Block.
I’ve only watched the trailer at work with no sound… so I’ve not decided upon which of my positive feelings I’m going to decide to apply to the film, plus I haven’t actually seen it of course, but anyway I’m very excited about this and you should be too.
Ok I’ve only got 3 minutes to eat my 4 finger kit kat now, then I’ve got 240 minutes of work to do before my 20 minute walk home to number 19.
I think that’s enough about numbers and important news for now.
Ooh I’ve just remembered something good!
When I was away with Holly and her family a few weeks ago we had a bedroom which you had to pass through a second living room to get to the toilet. In the middle of this living room were 2 chairs that never got used as it wasn’t the main lounge. Whenever I went downstairs to go to the loo during the night I always checked the chairs were empty as I kept freaking myself out and expecting someonee to be sitting in them!
I know it’s silly, but that’s not the weird bit. I was telling Holly about my silly phobia and she said she did exactly the same thing! and then to top it off we both sad we expected it to be an old lady! So that just made me mega freaked out every time I went for a pee.
Luckily, it turned out to be a brain hoax, me and Holly had been conned by an imaginary old lady.
There’s a new website called LUUUX.com that lets you add posts in a number of different categories, so you can contribute to a large online blog about the latest fashions, trends and crazes.
The site also shows all of your posts filtered out so you’ve got your own seperate blog.
You earn points for posting, commenting and rating other posts, and you can convert these points into items from the shop. You can also add these items from the shop to your posts, and if someone buys one of the items from your link you get points for that too!
It can be integrated with Facebook and other accounts you’ve got over the net so you can let all your friends know when you’ve written an article about your new car, your favourite pair of shoes or the latest extreme sport you’ve discovered!
Try it out… LUUUX.com
Fredel said this…
w00t numptys ftw!
And then Pros said this…
thats a bit over my head
So I said this…
The exact definition is
“We own the other team, numpties for the win”
Which sort of translates as
“We, being the numpties, are superior to the opposition, in this case the non-numpties. Therefore joining sides with and partaking in associated events alongside the numpties is more likely to garuntee one’s success”
Which led to Seb saying this…
I look forward to the next edition of “Pete’s geek-speak digest”, recently acclaimed:
“Highly informative. Great for the train, or toilet.”
– The Guardian
“Award winning. Peter has a clarity of expression – he’s got a way of explaining technical jargon to the not-so-bright Joe Public. He’s one to watch”
– The Times
– the Sun
“ROFL, LOL, wOOt, ftw, L33T, haha, Love it”
– Fredel Gibson
NOTE: It is quite likely that Seb’s quite’s are inaccurate and/or entirely made up
I’m currently posting from my n95 whilst sitting on the m25, being driven to a Muse gig, by Mr Pav.
I feel that now is an appropriate time to inform the world of two important pieces of information,
First of all, Pav and I are definately without a doubt going to form a band called Brimney Dips. This name is derived from the phrase ‘Gob in a chimney’ which evolved into ‘Brick in a chimney, Dixie’s chips’, thus abbreviated. Our band will write Rock Opera, and our first album will be called ‘The Mighty Lord Dixie of Thripney Bitton and his steed Bob the Giant Tiger’. Expected release date, Tuesday.
News item, number two follows:
Last night I was awoken from my slumber by Holly, who returned from what I can only assume was a trip to the toilet. In my sleepy half awake state, I apparently started talking in some incomprehensible gibberish. On being reminded of this in the morning, I could just about remember attempting to rearrange the pillows on the bed, but I kept thinking of them as web page elements, and I have a faint recollection of imagining different classes being applied to the pillows to set their size and margins in relation to the bed properly.
I have concluded from this event, that I may need a break from web design…
Before I sign off, just to let you all know, I need a wee.
Since starting at Comcar, I have used up 4 Bic biros in their entirety.
Today I begin the 5th. I’ve never finished a Biro completely before Comcar, and now I’m on a roll.
This goes out to all those people with a Biro fetish
I am currently using Holly’s laptop whilst she folds my pants for me. So I thought that this would be a good time to write in my blog.
I’ve spent the day helping my good friend Sebastian “Vinnie” Vincent move house, including his 5 or so computers. Currently between the two of us we have 8 desktop computers, at various levels of funcionality, and hopefully we’ll be able to build a nice set of working computers eventually, once we’ve sent some of the broken bits back to the seller, and hacked together some of the half empty cases with the broken newer ones… anyway, currently there are computer bits all over my bedroom surfaces… and floor. The good news is, that there should be enough bits left over to shove into a waterproof suitcase so I can take a pc on a yaucht… if I sail across the world in a couple of years.
More important news, is I’ve just had enchiladas for dinner, and I forgot they existed and as they’re one of my favourite foods I’m so very glad that I reminded of their existience by being fed them this evening.
Finally, I’ve come up with an idea for a computer game, probably going to be called “The School of Life and Paddling” and it’s going to be an online browser game, with an Army, Navy and Air force… I don’t know why I just want to make me, Pros and Dixie the commanders of each one. And I’ll find a place for everyone else in it as well. Anyway, it’ll be great, and it’ll make me rich.
Sorry this post is boring, I’m tired.
My parents are on it… I can’t let them be on it if I’m not right?
In theory… this post or notification of it should appear on http://twitter.com/skeatermedia
Update: NOT ANY MORE IT DOESN’T! BlogCFC doesn’t do the plug in to twitter thing, and that’s fine, I’ll do it myself if I care enough