It happens to be 500 –

Coolest part has to be that insane jump to avoid some coins (points) in 8-1.

You have speed runs (fastest is just a hair under five minutes… four minutes, fifty-eight point eight nine seconds!) and now there are low point runs.

And to put the low score into some perspective, just going for speed the guy scored 25,600 points in the first level!

What’s next?

Walken looks like he’s having a great time.

Jensen Kimmitt – 2010 World YoYo Champion

by jim on August 17th, 2010

I had no idea there was a World Yo-Yo Contest but there is and the winner this year was Jensen Kimmitt with this doozy:

It’s pretty amazing what these folks can do with a yo-yo.

Sometimes I Feel Like Doing This Too

by jim on June 25th, 2010

Hot Dog

Found via reddit.

Conan O’Brien > Jay Leno, NBC = F’d

by jim on June 24th, 2010

Between Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno, I liked O’Brien’s style of irreverent humor a lot more. I guess it’s a generational thing but Leno’s jokes just weren’t funny to me. So when NBC handed the reigns of the Tonight Show over to O’Brien, I thought it was great. To be honest, I rarely watch the late night shows because I’m usually asleep by them (or watching Sportscenter before I go to sleep) but I was still a little annoyed when NBC took the show away. They were claiming that O’Brien’s ratings numbers were worse than Leno and that they were giving the show back to Leno. Ultimately, Conan got paid big time but it was still a crappy situation that bordered on ludicrous.

Well, it turns out that Leno’s ratings aren’t that great after all.

The reality is that you can get your share of entertainment whenever you want, such as when you’re trapped at work. You don’t have to watch an hour long show for a few moments of potential humor at 11:30 if you know you can just get the awesome highlights tomorrow.

Chicago Cops Get Segways

by jim on June 1st, 2006

As if the stereotype of the fat cop with a mouthful of donuts chasing a perp isn’t already deeply ingrained in American culture… now cops in Chicago are getting segways. For half a million you can get a hundred segways, with parts, and it seems like the trend is growing since the article claims that cops are a key market for the scooter.

Honestly, I think it’s a pretty good idea because it does let the police stand taller and cover more ground but I think it’d be funny to see a police officer on something I usually associate with nerds, i.e. myself.