Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Saturday Matinee – Island Soccer, ZZ Embarasses A Keeper, Pencil Test, Technological Threat & Rocket Pen

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Great video worth watching. Pure awesome. [via]

Remember “Zezu” Zidane’s infamous headbutt at the 2006 World Cup? He’s running a training camp now. Here’s some more of his dickery.

In 1986, this was state of the art computer animation. Here’s Pixar’s “pencil test” of the most recognizable early computer animation of all time.

In 1988,  Brian Jennings’ and Bill Kroyer’s “Technological Threat” combined digital animation with Tex Avery’s classic style. It was nominated for best animation short (but was beat out by Pixar’s “Tin Toy”).

So now, let’s fast forward to 2011. Computer animation is at its peak with this example of awesome. I love it.
[Courtesy of Bunkessa.]

And with that, have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more fun.

Gyroscopy

Sunday, 16 January 2011

One of the great things about international football tournaments (that’s soccer to you deniers) are the lengths that some fans go to get photos posted on the internet:

A fan cheers during the Club World Cup semi-final soccer match between Brazil’s Internacional and DR Congo’s TP Mazembe at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi December 14, 2010.

Right. Nothing like putting the threaded axle of a bicycle wheel on your noggin, giving it a spin, and enjoying some self-trepanation while watching a soccer match. Next thing you know, your spinning image is posted here.

[Found here and previously posted here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.156 – SoccerButtDance, CatCardHouse & MufflerMouse

Friday, 17 December 2010

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 143 – Leafbird, Headshot, Cat Jacuzzi

Friday, 17 September 2010

[Found here, here and here.]

Hazard on the Pitch

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Sure it’s a funny picture, but the story is anything but.

Spectacular project of Sebastian Errazuriz in 2006 (“Memorial of a Concentration Camp”, Santiago, Chile):

“A 10-meter magnolia tree is planted in the center of Chile’s National Stadium where dictator Pinochet in 1973 imprisoned thousands of political prisoners who were tortured and killed.

After planting the tree, the stadium doors are open to the public as a park, offering a space to stop, look again, and remember.

An impossible, cathartic soccer match played before 20,000 people, closes the project after a week of activity.”

[Story with more images can be found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 136 – Sparrow WTF, Soccer WTF, Playground WTF

Friday, 16 July 2010

[Found here, here and here.]

And The Crowd Goes Wild

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

That’s one hardcore fan.

[Found here.]

We Kicked England’s Balls

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Although the World Cup actually began yesterday somewhere in Africa, the USA team kicked England’s arse in a tie of 1-1. I’ll explain why shortly.

The game supposedly originated when victorious Brits began a game of kicking around the skull of a dispatched Roman soldier. Eventually the skull was replaced with an inflated sheep’s bladder (brilliance), and they began kicking that up and down the path between rival villages. The game spread to other villages, and gained the name of “Association Football,” abbreviated to “Assoc.” A participant was termed an “Assoc-er,” thus was the game of Soccer introduced into the English speaking world.

I doubt the previous summary is entirely accurate, but humor me for the attempt at historical improvisation.

Most Americans these days are introduced to Soccer (or Football as the rest of the civilized world calls it) via AYSO, an excellent organization that introduces their kids to the sport and allows parents to yell at each other with impunity over rules they don’t understand. The offsides rule is particularly difficult for us yanks to comprehend because you can’t actually see it unless you are standing right behind the line judge (who is constantly in motion up and down the sidelines) when the foul occurs.

So today, England, the ancestral homeland of the sport, was supposed to have had an easy win over the supposedly inept USA team. It was expected to be a blowout, and with a goal within the first five minutes of play, England led by infinity. However, in the last few minutes of the first half, the Brit keeper floundered allowing a tie score. He’s on suicide watch now, although it wasn’t entirely his fault as nine of his own teammates blew it before the bladder even reached him.

The USA team should be proud, even at a final score of 1-1. England got their pointy little noses polished. Now we’ll work on their teeth.

The .GIF Friday Post No. 109 – Life, Football, Ice Cream and Water Skiing

Friday, 11 December 2009

[Found here, here and here.]

The .gif Friday Post 70 – Traffic & Soccer

Friday, 6 March 2009

traffic

soccer-fake-2 soccer-fail

soccer-fake

[Amy Oops found this fine collection of .gif animations, which is almost as good as this one.


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