Honda’s Top Gear lawnmover does 130mph – Stig goes domestic

How cool is that:

The vehicle, made by Honda for Top Gear magazine, goes from 0-60mph (95km/h) in roughly four seconds.

The team behind it may attempt to have an official go at the lawnmower speed record, which stands at 96.5mph.

In a test run, Top Gear magazine clocked “just over 100mph” on the back straight of the Circuit de Charade testing course in France.

Honda Top Gear lawnmover driven by The Stig

Honda Top Gear lawnmover driven by The Stig

The lawnmower was also put through its paces by Top Gear’s “the Stig”.

The British Lawn Mower Racing Association said Top Gear’s mower would not be able to compete in July’s World Championships because of strict limits on the number of modifications entrants can make to their bodies, lol.

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Topless avatar shows up in offical Tiger Woods golf computer game!

A woman playing golf at her Playstation was shocked to se her “self” tee off TOPLESS in a Tiger Woods golf game.

Tiger Woods PGA 11 Topless golf computer game

Tiger Woods PGA 11 Topless golf computer game

Jo Eley had “spent ages” creating an avatar to make it resemble herself using face-mapping technology.  But when she started playing, her avatar was topless and, wearing only white hotpants.

Eley, who will turn 27 shortly, said she believed a programmer put the hidden strip in as a prank after Tiger Woods famous screw around with pornstars that was covered broadly in the media. Jo, the mother of one likes to play the Tiger Woods PGA 11 golf game with her partner Nathan Oliver, where they live in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.

Topless golfer found hidden in Tiger Woods PGA Golf Game for Playstation

Topless golfer found hidden in Tiger Woods PGA Golf Game for Playstation

She told a tabloid: “We couldn’t stop laughing. Now I can’t get rid of it. It could have been worse, she looks quite good and has bigger boobs than me.”

PG Electronic Arts responded by saing: “We have extensively investigated and have determined that this situation is not possible through a retail copy of the game. The player model is clearly modified as a result of hacking.”

It is not know if Tiger Woods have shown any interest in switching to Playstation golf following these topless news.

Michael O`Leary owner of Ryanair steals papers from Norwegian journalist

Ryanair owner Michael O`Leary steals document out of the hands of Norwegian NRK reporter Kristin Liestøl, before she managed to pull it back again.

Ryanair owner Michael O`Leary steals document out of the hands of Norwegian NRK reporter Kristin Liestøl, before she managed to pull it back again.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary tried to take the papers to the TV news reporter in today’s press conference in Oslo, Norway.
The company is being sharply criticized for its poor working conditions, including from an anonymous Rygge-employee who stands out in Moss Avis today – several trade unions are even boycotting the company.

NRK Østfold reporter Lars Håkon Pedersen experienced it all up close.
NRK’s reporter showed Michael O `Leary an employment contract that she wanted him to comment on. She tried to view a page that did not show the name of the contract owner. O `Leary took the contract out of her hands and tried to look at it,” says Pedersen.

The reporter was able to pull the document back again, so that O `Leary could not see who owned the contract.
What he saw was that it was not an employment contract, but a training contract for six months, “said Pedersen.
The incident happened at a press conference where Ryanair stated that they will have a fourth based plane in place at Moss Airport Rygge in March-April next year.

Conditions resembeling slave labor in Ryanair
The same day that Ryanair held the press conference, an employee spoke out about what he calls slave-like working conditions. The person who spoke to Moss Avis will remain anonymous. “Ryanair is firing people on the day over smaller issues than this. None of us are allowed to speak with the press,” said the employee, which tells of an hourly wage of 16 euros for the time the plane is in the air.

Ryanair again rejects all criticism
All Ryanair staff can theoretically join a union, but it is true that we do not negotiate with unions. We are instead in a dialogue with representatives of our own employees, “said McNamara to Moss Avis.
He denies that the employees will only get paid for the time they are in the air, and that one gets fired for getting too late, if it is not repeated after the warnings.

Ryanair Moss Airport Rygge

Ryanair Moss Airport Rygge

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Tiger Woods Golf ‘cigar guy’ is City analyst Rupesh Shingadia

The mystery “cigar guy” who upstaged Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup and became an internet sensation is a city analyst from south London called Rupesh Shingadia, it has been disclosed.

Cigar Guy Rupesh Shingadia at the Ryder Cup with Tiger Woods

Cigar Guy Rupesh Shingadia at the Ryder Cup with Tiger Woods

The 30-year-old, from Wallington, near Croydon, said he was amazed at the response his stunt had attracted around the world after he became an internet sensation.

Ali

Ali

Mr Shingadia, an investment analyst at Threadneedle Asset Management, caught the public’s imagination after appearing in the background in one of the most memorable sports photographs of recent times.
It captures the moment a split second before the world No 1 sent a ball smashing into the lens of a Mail on Sunday photographer at Celtic Manor in south Wales last week.

Tiger

Tiger

But the presence of a man in an orange wig and Groucho Marx-style moustache, standing nonchalantly while chomping on a cigar in the background soon attracted more attention than the main subject of the extraordinary shot.

The image was soon photoshopped in into pictures of the most dramatic moments of world sport and film posters to feature him.

Cheech and Chong cigar guy guy appears in Tiger Woods photo

Cheech and Chong cigar guy guy appears in Tiger Woods photo

He confirmed at the weekend that the costume was a light-hearted tribute to Miguel Angel Jimenez, the Spanish golfer, as an unusual way to show his support for the European team.

In a posting on his Facebook page, he wrote: “Thank you everyone for your support and kind words! I cannot believe the responses I’ve got in the past few days!”

He also added the image as his profile picture.

Mr Shingadia, who is single and lives with his parents, said he was embarrassed by the attention but pleased it he had made people laugh.

He told the Mail on Sunday: “I’ve never done anything like this before, I’m just an ordinary guy who loves golf and follows Arsenal.

“If I had known the incredible reaction it would produce, the way that Cigar Guy has snowballed, I would probably never have put on my costume.”

Europe’s golfers regained in thrilling fashion last Monday, defeating the United States by the narrowest of margins.

Colin Montgomerie, the captain, celebrated victory draped in the blue and yellow European flag and with chants of “Europe, Europe, Europe” echoing around the course.

Following a determined fightback by the Americans, it came down to an Ulsterman, Graeme McDowell, to carry Europe over the line, sealing a 14.5 to 13.5-point victory on the 17th hole of the final singles game.

Rupesh Shingadia AKA Cigar Guy

Rupesh Shingadia AKA Cigar Guy

Europe has now won four out of the last five Ryder Cups, but who the fuck cares.
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Cheech and Chong guy appears in Tiger Woods photo – reaches fame.

Mark Pain shoots Tiger Woods and Cheech and Chong man in Golf Picture as Ball Hits Camera

Mark Pain shoots Tiger Woods and Cheech and Chong man in Golf Picture as Ball Hits Camera

When Tiger Woods duffed a shot at the Ryder Cup, the ball zipped directly toward photographer Mark Pain of the Daily Mail. Pain managed to snap an incredible picture, but his good timing isn’t getting nearly as much attention as a bystander in a funny-looking mustache and wig. Yes, that’s all it takes now to become a celebrity.

The “Cigar Guy” has quickly become the new Chuck Norris, inspiring amateur Photoshop junkies everywhere. The Daily Mail says he dressed in tribute to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez, but who knew Cigar Guy also appeared in Donnie Darko? Or knocked out Sonny Liston? Or watched Jack Ruby shoot Lee Harvey Oswald? Got an idea of your own? The website knowyourmeme.com posted a Cigar Guy template.

But who is he? Time pleads on its Newsfeed blog for the man behind the mustache to identify himself. That would probably be pointless, because he’ll never be known by anything but Cigar Guy for the rest of his life. Or at least for the rest of the month, and then a new funny-looking bystander will dominate the Internets.

Mark Pain shoots Tiger Woods and Cheech and Chong man in Golf Picture as Ball Hits Camera 2

Mark Pain shoots Tiger Woods and Cheech and Chong man in Golf Picture as Ball Hits Camera 2

Interview with photographer Mark Pain:

 Harry Smith: Instead of [the golf ball] going high up into the air and over your head, what happened?

Mark Pain: Normally — 99 times out of 100, or for Tiger 99,000 times out of 100,000 — he would just chip that to within two or three inches of the hole. When we’re working with Tiger we’ve never had any problems getting that near to him because we know that it’s never going to be an issue.

But all the grass had been trampled by the spectators and he just seemed to catch it really wrong, and it just dinked out to his right and it just headed straight towards me, hit my camera and then hit me, and then landed at my feet. And Tiger’s face — he almost couldn’t believe it. He couldn’t believe he played such a bad shot, really.

Smith: Did Tiger or his caddie say anything to you like, “You’re really too close, you need to move back a little bit”?

Pain: They did … and then we all moved back. Tiger’s caddie Steve [Williams], he’s got a reputation for being very very strict with us photographers … but no, we were all in a perfect position, and the marshalls had agreed where we were. … There was a very wide angle for him to play a shot into towards the green.

Smith: Was it just instinct that made you click the shot?

Pain: It’s pretty much instinct. … You totally focusing on Tiger’s expression because once the ball goes past you there are still moments there to capture. He can throw his club away, celebrate, do whatever he does.

Smith: And the camera’s okay?

Pain: Camera’s fine. It’s a Nikon D3S, it’s taken a bit of a knock here but it’s absolutely perfect. … And it’s only a month old.

Cigar turban guy at Tiger Woods Ryders Cup play

Cigar turban guy at Tiger Woods Ryders Cup play

Eurovision 2010 – Eurocraze in Oslo Norway

Eurovision is upon us once again. Lot’s of craze about, well, what? Let’s face it, the music from the Eurovision Song Contest is always 99% rubbish. It’s one giant freakshow of so-called European nations, worse even than MTV these days. However, we can’t dismiss the Eurovision SC completly, for one good reason: it’s comical value.

There are some funny videos here I will admit, Eurovision Videos

Lena Meyer-Landrut (SKL Show 'Tag Des Gluecks')

Lena Meyer-Landrut (SKL Show 'Tag Des Gluecks')

“Oi don’t give a shit,” Germany’s newest pop star sings in her odd accent, Der Spiegel

Even BBC agrees to Eurovision being a cliche, Eurovision 2010: How to write the winning lyric

Let the show begin! Now who will win? Oi don’t give a shit. 🙂