So, I borrowed a video camera.

But it’s not just any video camera, it’s miniature, and shock proof. I won’t bore you with the technical specs, you can read all about it here.

Naturally, the reason I wanted to borrow it was to get some footage of mountain biking, which I did:

It’s not great (but at £70, I didn’t expect broadcast quality), and it’s quite weird how it seems to flatten everything off (some of the drops on the video are actually quite large but look tiny), but it’s a start. I think I need to work on mounting it better, and trying to move my head less. I also need to do it when there’s a bit more daylight around, but since it’s 32+ celcius (and humid) during the day here at the moment, that’ll have to wait.

An Ostrich egg in a microwave.

Can’t really say much more about this. It’s an Ostrich egg in a microwave, with spectacular results.

Another brilliant advert.

This time for toilet paper. Anyone who manages to spot every euphemism wins my eternal adulation.

Yet another World Cup headbutt.

I’m almost speechless that someone as talented as Zinedine Zidane could do something so utterly stupid.

I’m just going to have to get this out of my system.

I’ve got a short list of shows I’m going to post, starting with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

I’m quite enjoying tracking these down, so you can expect quite a few more 80’s kiddie’s cartoon title sequences over the next few days. I’ll do requests as well, so long as I remember the shows myself.

More retro-cartoon-based-coolness…

Ulysses 31 was one of my favourite programs when I was a kid, and finding this the other day (after a lengthy discussion about kid’s TV in the pub on my birthday) brought back loads of memories.

Why you should wear a proper helmet.

I don’t actually know who the guy is in the above clip, but no-one I know would be stupid enough to attempt a trick like that without a full-face helmet on. I figure the amount that I paid for one of these is probably a lot less than getting a new set of front teeth fitted.

I think we saw the best and the worst of Football last night.

The first part of this is David Beckham finally remembering how to take a free kick in the match against Ecuador and putting England through to the quarter finals of the World Cup.

The second part is a series of 3 clips from the Portugal vs Netherlands game that was to decide who England were going to meet in the aforementioned quarter final. It shows Figo headbutting another player, a fight almost starting after a cynical foul, and a Portuguese player acting like a 6 year old and not letting anyone else play with his ball.

Still, looking on the bright side, assuming Figo gets a ban for the headbutt, Portugal have lost most of their midfield players for the next match, so England should have an easy time of it next Saturday.

Oh, and I promise this is the last Football-related post (unless England get through to the final and win it, of course 🙂 )