Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wipeout Canada is RACIST

Wipeout Canada is RACIST because they didn't pick me! I'm Chinese, so they must hate Chinese people! Actually, that's probably not true at all....I think they didn't pick me because I wore glasses in my audition video. I can really see without my glasses! Ugh. Also, they're racist.

The callback interview/auditions(?) were last Thursday (July 22) at the River Rock Casino, and I was not invited. I saw the snippet they did on Global BC news that night and most of the people in line where (drumroll please....) white! Surprise, surprise! I bet all the show's producers are......WHITE! I think all the judges were white. Anyways, I saw one girl's face that was Asian-looking....other than that....nope. In all seriousness, I'm joking about the racist thing. I just like to stir up trouble because I have nothing else better to do. Or do I?

The main website claims that applicants shouldn't give up hope and that they will still contact I guess I should cross my fingers. One percent of me is actually really excited that I still have a chance! The other 99% is plotting vendetta. I mean, I didn't say that out loud.

PS - I love white people. I was just kidding, haha Chinese make the funny joke!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

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I am a satisfied customer. The gist is, super cheap stuff, potentially Chinese knockoffs of the real thing, but fairly good quality at super cheap prices, with shipping included. SHIPPING INCLUDED AAAAUGGGGGHHH-MAZING! Note that prices are in US dollars. And that shipping takes a few weeks..... maybe a month. No joke.
Things I have got from them include:

1. Silver Irregular 3x3x3 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube - $4.33
Great bump cube, turns beautifully, light, but sturdy, if you're not a gorilla. Ordered and paid May 7th, received on May 31st.

Mini 2x2x2 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube Keychain (5-Pack) - $3.58

They feel cheap, and they are, but hey its a keychain. After a few months, I'm pretty sure the stickers will wear out. But, hey, there's five!
Ordered and paid June 7th, received on June 16th.

Floppy 3x3x1 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube - $3.11

This thing is crap. It's made from a cheap soft plastic and after some playing with it, the middle flap pieces broke off, that's how soft the plastic now they are held by plumbers glue. Stiff turns too. BUT DealExtreme, being the smart company they are, offered to send me a replacement or give me store credit, for FREE! So I chose store credit. See number seven.
Ordered and paid June 7th, received on June 16th.

3x3x2 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube - $4.56 (no longer sold?)

This thing looks cheap at first, but upon closer inspection is very good quality plastic and turns fairly nicely. The stickers also feel like they'll last a long time. It's just really hard to solve! Ugh.
Ordered and paid June 11th, received on June 24th.

4x4x4 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube - $7.86

See number four. I think they're the same company too, because they both have a cheap looking logo sticker slapped on them "QJ Magic Cube" which is kind of a shame because the cubes themselves are beautiful! The stickers on this one are also like a textured matte feeling....very nice.
Ordered and paid June 22nd, received on July 8th.

Floppy 3x3x1 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube (White) - $5.37 (no longer sold :-( i think?)

It's just plain beautiful. Much more different and complicated than the regular 3x3x1.
Ordered and paid June 22nd, received on July 8th.

Maru Mini 3x3x3 Brain Teaser Magic IQ Cube - $3.93 
(no longer sold :-( i think?)

Haven't received it yet, but all reviews say its a good cube. I would have never gotten this, or number five and six if it weren't for number three (the lousy 3x3x1 floppy cube) breaking and them offering store credit. There was some ambiguity in their customer service, and I misunderstood their offering of credit when I made the last orders...long story short, I'm getting this one for free.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Two New Vids: Wipeout Canada and Jumping over KongKong

I uploaded two new videos on YouTube.

I applied to be on Wipeout Canada and it was advised that a video would be a good addition to the application, so I tried to do something reasonably entertaining/funny on short notice. I had much better ideas, but this is the result:

And from the Tim-Vault of 2004, a video of me jumping over my grandfather as he takes a nap: