Thursday, July 21, 2005

Fat Actress

Last night at 9.30pm the first episode of Kirstie Alley's new comedy Fat Actress screened on Prime. I was too intrigued by the thought of Kirstie Alley producing her own show about her weight to not watch it. It was interesting, to say the least - humerous with no canned laughter, and a couple of celebrity cameos to boot. The scene with John Travolta amused me.
I think it's good of Kirstie Alley to be able to make fun of herself and the fact that she has put on weight. In fact, I think it's great. Rather than being mopey and depressed about it she's getting out there and doing something with it. I think she's lost a lot of the weight since the first episode of the show anyway. But hey - even if she does get depressed about it sometimes, that's okay too.

Fat Actress @ imdb.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Japanese man smashes pi memory record

Listening to: John Butler Trio - Zebra

From http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3333348a4560,00.html:

TOKYO: A Japanese mental health counsellor broke the record for reciting pi from memory in a marathon session from Friday to early Saturday morning.

Newspaper pictures showed Akira Haraguchi, 59, screwing up his face with concentration as he recited pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, to 83,431 decimal places.

Starting at 9am on Friday, Haraguchi, from Chiba, near Tokyo, lost his place around noon. He quickly restarted, completing his feat of recall in the early hours of Saturday, media reports said.

Haraguchi hopes to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, replacing the current record-holder, also Japanese, who recited pi to 42,195 decimal places as a student, Kyodo news agency said.


That's insane! Just another reason why I think the Japanese will eventually rule the world. How can they be so intelligent? These people never cease to amaze me.

Numero Uno

Listening to: 30 Seconds From Mars - Echelon

I thought I'd start up a blog. Not much to say for the first post, only that this is one wicked song.

My current goal is to find a job. I have to go into town tomorrow so I think I'll pick up some application forms. Let's hope I have success.

Now it's bed time.