Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Note to Self:

As an image hosting service, tinypic sucks.

I don't care if it is free. Suck is as suck does.

OK, enough with the whining. I logged in this morning to find that tinypic screwed up my new layout (which, now that I've seen it on a decent monitor, is a little more "tomato soup" and a little less "curry spicy hot" than I was looking for. I believe tweaks are in order...) I spent the morning fixing broken stuff, breaking unbroken stuff, and adding technorati to my sidebar, which is as far down the blogwhore road as I am willing to go at this point.

I may have real content later, but I have to coach this evening, so I may be preparing for our game instead of blogging. In lieu of actual entertainment, I offer up this not-entirely hypothetical question:

Say you're from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and you somehow stumble across this blog. What the hell do you make of it?

Because I'm an accomodating guy, here is a little Belo Horizonte content for my unknown chum from Brazil, just in case he comes back. Better late than never...

Did you know that when the United States beat England 1-0 in Belo Horizonte during the 1950 World Cup, many newspapers in England assumed the scoreline was a mistake? Many papers reported it as a 1-0 win for England, while others (assuming a typo in the wire feed), reported it as United States-1, England-10. Ha! Silly British persons! Joe Gaetjens owns Stanley Matthews.

Belo Horizonte is the capital of Minas Gerais. It turns out that Minas Gerais is neither that guy from The Office nor the capital of Gondor, but is actually a state in Brazil.

Now you know... and Knowledge is Power!


Tanya Espanya said...

The colour on my screen looks like curry tomato soup. And it makes me hungry. But the only thing I have for lunch is cold gruel, made with brown rice.

Flannery Alden said...

Thanks for the obscure bit of knowledge; I love reports of hubris!

BeckEye said...

I think I would have trouble trusting a photo-hosting site called "TINYpic." :)

Coaster Punchman said...

Yeah Deadspot, I used to be flattered when people from Bangladesh would visit me until I figured out that they're just getting there by clicking "View Next Blog." I think, also, that every time you publish it moves you up in line for "Next Blog" or something, which is why you'll usually find odd visits like that right afterward.

For the record, some blog from Brazil or somewhere links to me - I have no idea why, I think it was a typo - and I get hits from it every so often. Good times.

deadspot said...

Deadspot trivia: I always put lots of curry powder in my tomato soup.

...and I'm so sorry about your gruel.

I aim to please, Flan. Have I mentioned that I am a font of impractical knowledge? If it's obscure and pointless, I'm probably remembering it instead of where I left my sunglasses.

I should have known better, but they seemed so much more trustworthy than skeevybobsimagehosting.com.

Thanks for raining on my parade, CP. I guess I should probably cancel that Brazilian dotcom IPO.