Sunday, 16 July 2006


Sometimes when just browsing at random, you come across funny little things. Beatallica is one of those.
The band fuses sound and songs from The Beatles and Metallica catalogs. So far they have made two albums: A Garage Dayz Nite (2001) and Beatallica (2004).

The Beatles have The White Album and Metallica have The Black Album, naturally the otherwise nameless album Beatallica is better known as The Grey Album.

For legal reasons all their music is available for for free on their website.
When they in 2005 was sent a cease-and-desist note from Sony, which own a great deal of the legal rights to the Beatles music, the drummer and co-founder of Metallicam, Lars Ulrich (a fellow Dane), took action.
He promised to help with legal negotiations and to get Metallica's attorney calm things with Sony.
Sony did not pursue the matter any further.

My personal favorite is: Hey Dude.

Want to know more?
The Beatles

Wednesday, 5 July 2006

Star Trek II, The Wrath of Takeru

He did it again! Takeru Kobayashi won the hot dog eating contest for the sixth time!
Read about it here.

The rest of this post is just a repeat of an earlier post (I'm a lazy git).

The other day driving home from work I got thinking about that small Japanese guy I saw on TV winning a hot dog eating contest. Some big fat guys had entered the contest too but they just couldn't beat this little guy.
The thought stayed with me long enough for me to look it up on the web when I got home. His name turned out to be Takeru Kobayashi and he won the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest five times in a row. His name and his all his winnings amused me to no end, those big fat guys trying to beat him had faced their no win situation, they had their Kobayashi Maru...

It also reminded of back when I was working as an electrician on a construction site many years back. Every Friday we would have a cheese burger eating contest. I ended up with the record in speed eating a McDonald's cheese burger at 47 seconds. Another guy could do it in 45 seconds but because he did not like cheese (what a wimp!), he ate hamburgers. So I could still claim the top position.

Want to know more?
Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest
Takeru Kobayashi
Kobayashi Maru