Pokemon Name Quiz
I made my girlfriend Clare do this quiz naming a bunch of pokemon. I like how close she got to getting mewtwo right.
Some fun background information:
When I posted my initial tweet, I made sure not to include Sam de Brito’s Twitter handle – I didn’t want to give him the ego boost or to encourage him further. If you’ve read his column and realise that the world isn’t as conveniently black and white as he portrays it in his piece, you’ll understand why.
Sam de Brito must have a vanity alert in place, because immediately, he found my tweet and retweeted it.
One of his followers responded to his retweet with the first and (so far) only racist tweet I have ever received on Twitter.
As someone who has been called all sorts of bigoted things throughout my life, I chose not to “let it slide”. If someone is going to be racist to me, well, I’m not going to let that go unchallenged.
So I wrote back.
Sam de Brito, with great charm, responded as if he was the one who was affronted, claiming I was “desperate for affirmation”. Which is pretty funny, as he had tracked down my tweet to trumpet the “merits” of his own article.
When I pointed this out to him, he responded with greater charm.
At some point, he must have regretted this, as he later deleted his “grow the f—- up” tweet.
For someone who is not mature enough by his standards, I’m still old enough to know how to screengrab. So here’s this charming correspondence for the record.
Try and tell me this isn’t beautiful, BROTHER!
Please listen to this and be enlightened, my BROOOOOTHERS!!
Oh yeah, little warriors, Hulkamania is going strong, and only getting stronger. Soon we will all transcend to Skydome and leave this mortal existence and become Ultimate Warriors.
I can not believe this has 460 notes. Incredible.
Sydney drummer Alon Ilsar (Darth Vegas, The BZNZZ, Killsong, Tango Saloon, a million other bands) has been developing an electronic percussion interface called Airsticks, based on movements, rather than buttons or pads.
Here’s a video filmed in Amsterdam, with local drummer Gerri Jaeger, of the Airsticks in action.
"All the sounds are played and triggered live, sampled from the acoustic drum kit"