Treasure Hunters Results: Geniuses Win

The Geniuses were the first team to enter the final cavern and were the first to decypher the 5 letter word, “fskey”, to unlock their cryptex. Unlocking their cryptex revealed an interesting little spinning mechanism engraved with scripts matching those of stone tablets set in the ground. The Geniuses placed their spinning mechanism on the matching table, spun it and it pointed to the star symbol. They found the corresponding Star symbol on the wall and in a burst of flame and smoke the chamber door opened revealing a giant stack of gold coins.

The Geniuses are the official winners of the first season of Treasure Hunters.

The total prize money taken home by the winning team of Treasure Hunters: $3million

Divided between the 3 members of Team Geniuses, each member takes home a cool $1million. Not a bad prize at all.


dingoRUE’s New Home

I am now the proud owner of I bought the domain this morning through for $5.99 USD.

I’ve been looking into sites to buy my domain name from for a few days now and this is the best one I have been able to find. My PR bossman from recommended it as he’s used it for a bunch of his domains.

The price was great, the added features were really good and everything went pretty quickly. I’ve got the domain now, just waiting for it to be fully processed and then I can start setting it up. By this time tomorrow should be ONLINE, hopefully.


Big Brother Update: Howie Eliminated!

big brother all-stars

Howie was eliminated from tonight’s episode of Big Brother All-Stars. Before Howies elimination, George, having won the head-of-household in last weeks show, nominated James and Erika for elimination.

James ended up winning the Power of Veto competition and, of course, took himself off the chopping block. In his place, George put up his Jedi Master and “pal”, Howie.

In the end the house votes and only 2 or 3 vote to boot Erika, the remainder vote to boot jedi nimrod Howie.

I can’t say I’m surprised or that I feel a particular loss over Howie going home, I couldn’t really stand the guy to be honest, he’s annoying and his jedi obsession is kind of creepy.

What’s really sad about this season of Big Brother is just how obvious it is that Chill Town is controlling the game. Everyone knows it, even the competitors, but no one seems to care. Is someone ever going to actually DO something about Chill Town or are they seriously going to take their blatantly obvious tactics to the final 2? If they do manage to get to the final 2, they deserve huge props, they have played the game and it’s contestants like no other house guest has been able to.

Get more info @ CBS’s Big Brother All-Stars


Vancouver Flugtag 2006: Results

Just got back from the Vancouver Flugtag 2006 in False Creek and I have to admit, it was pretty cool. We got there a bit late so we missed the first team and the Red Bull Skydivers but got to see everything else.

A total of 30 teams entered this years Flugtag with a wide variety of cool “flying” devices. Some teams actually designed their machines to attempt to fly, where as others (like Suicide Blonde), based their design on pure coolness. The Suicide Blonde actually tried to launch a giant hairdryer and, of course, went straight down as soon as they got over the edge.

Vancouver Flugtag 2006 Results:

Peoples Choice Award: Ballerz Club Ghetto Club

Third Place: Spadflyer
Second Place: Pirates of Flase Creek (my personal choice for winner)
First Place: The Big Shooter

It was a good time, a great show and the Red Bull Skydivers at the very end were amazing. The speed they dropped in to land was incredible, hard to believe they could control their landings so well at such a speed.

I hope they have one here again next year, cause I’ll certainly be going!

*Pictures to come later*


Music: “Wolfmother” by Wolfmother

Wolfmother - WolfmotherI got my hands on the Wolfmother album entitled “Wolfmother” yesterday, and I have to say, this is by far one of the best albums I have heard in a while.

It’s been a long time since a group has come out trying to be true to the old school golden days of rock sound and Wolfmother most certainly fits the bill. The entire album shows very strong influences from early rock super powers like Led Zeppelin and The Who, as well as some strong ties to modern rock super stars such as The White Stripes.

I listened through the entire album this morning and enjoyed it a great deal. Led Zeppelin, The Who and The White Stripes are some of my favorite rock groups and Wolfmother has just found itself a slot in that group.

I highly reccomend at least giving the album a listen if you haven’t already done so.

Band: Wolfmother
Album: Wolfmother
Album Year: 2006

Cheap and/or Free Vancouver Events: August 19th

Vancouver FlugtagI’ve never been to one of these events myself as there haven’t been any held in Vancouver before, as far as I know, though I hope to get out to check this one this weekend. From my understanding it’s a bunch of different teams that build all manner of “flying” devices and attempt to launch them off a ramp in False Creek. There are lots of cool prizes for the teams that enter and the winner is graded based on distance traveled, creativity and showman ship. From everything I’ve read it looks like it’d be pretty cool. Bonus: It’s free!

Location: Concord Pacific Place (next to Science World on False Creek)
Date: August 19th, 2006
Time: Gates @ Noon, Event @ 2:00pm

Vancouver Zombie Walk – Never been to this either, but seen tons of pictures and it certainly looks interesting. Not entirely sure if there is a purpose to this event or not, other than hundreds of people dressed and acting like zombies lumbering from the Vancouver Art Gallery to god knows where. Bonus: It’s free and it comes with zombies, sweet!

Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (Howe and Robson)
Date: August 19th, 2006
Time: Zombies converge on the Art Gallery at 3:00pm

Opening of the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) – Ever year, apparently, on opening day of the PNE fair grounds, admission is free between 9am and Noon. Keep in mind, this is for the PNE only, and to my knowledge does not include access to the Playland rides. But who needs rides when you have a petting zoo? Bonus: It’s free and it comes with goats, baaaah!

Location: PNE Fairgrounds (Hastings @ Lillooet St – Burnaby)
Date: August 19th, 2006
Time: 9am – Noon (get there early as I’m sure line-up’s will be crazy)

I can’t think of anything else happening in or around Vancouver tomorrow that may be free. I anyone out there can think of anything, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.


International Aids Conference: Wearing condoms a different way

The International Aids Conference in Toronto had quite the interesting fashion show yesterday to promote AIDs awareness and the use and de-stigmatizing of condoms. The fashion show featured women and men of all all ages donning dresses and various other garments made almost exclusively of condoms.

Almost 400,000 condoms have been turned into items such as brooches and pins in numerous countries, including India, Thailand and Senegal, all in the name of spreading awareness of AIDs and safe sex. Over 30,000 pins have been decorated at the conference in Toronto alone.

Read More about the International Aids Conference in Toronto @ Reuters.

America’s Got Talent: Bianca Ryan Wins!

Last night was the 2-hour season finale of America’s Got Talent and, unfortunately, proved to be about as entertaining as the rest of the season (not very, that is).

I had thought it would be worth watching and could prove to be entertaining as the final 10 contestants were a pretty good mix, and believe it or not, a few of the groups involved even had talent, The Millers, Realis and At Last, mainly. But, as usual, the winner was someone that, in my opinion, did not deserve to win at all. Given, she does have a very nice voice and is quite talented for her age, the show is called America’s Got Talent, not American Idol! Why does it seem like every show that involving any kind of talent competition always boils down to a consentrated pile of American Idol knocked off crap. I actually had high hopes for America’s Got Talent and I actually enjoyed the first few episodes, but, just like Treasure Hunters, it’s been nothing but down hill since then.

Congrats to the very talented Bianca Ryan for winning, but don’t expect to hear any celebrating over here. I still think The Millers should have, without a doubt, won it all. That kid can sure rock a harmonica!