23 June 2011

Brattex's Super 15 calendar is more popular than the real thing!

I can't even make these things up if I tried - my Super 15 Rugby Calendar seems to have become more popular than the real SUPERXV.COM fixtures site. Check it out:

21 June 2011

Counting down to going BLUE!

Here's a hint: Tra la la la la la, la la la la laaaaa.

Although I hate to admit it, hearing that tune brings a smile out of an otherwise cynical and grumpy BrYan. Yes, I may nowadays be more akin to Gargamel but when it comes down to being full of fun and excitement and I'm cornered, I suppose I'm more alike to Jokey Smurf.

But I digress.

The 25th of June is Global Smurfs Day! Why should you care? Well, on Global Smurfs Day you can participate in a Guinness World Record attempt and also celebrate the impending arrival of the new Smurfs 3D movie (like that was never going to happen)!

Go here for more information: http://www.globalsmurfsday.com/ and remember to WEAR BLUE!!

09 June 2011

Does anyone else notice the irony?

That's either a really clever sign or a really stupid one. If you can zoom in you may notice the words say "microbiology workshop" ... How micro do they want it to be?

07 June 2011

Is Olive Oil bad for cooking?

I've had some interesting conversations recently with people about the health benefits (or lack thereof) of using Olive Oil with food. Some people argue that cooking with Olive Oil is healthier than other oils and others argue that it's a lot unhealthier. 

Never being one to accept face-value information from people that aren't experts, I decided to do a little digging around the unquestionable global knowledge repository, the Internet.

In a nutshell, heating Olive Oil is no worse than normal oils and in fact in some instances has a higher Smoking Point temperature than other oils which makes it better for frying. Of course, the main reason to get expensive Olive Oil is for its myriad household uses and its flavour but the purpose of this post is to briefly illustrate the cooking qualities.

This is by no means a complete thesis on the health benefits (or lack thereof) of Olive Oil but just a brief so you can rest assured about what parts of the Olive Oil myths are in fact myths and which are true.

02 June 2011

FREE Android Apps

[ UPDATE: apparently the app access is restricted in South Africa so if anyone is willing to try this fix or this one please let me know if it works and I'll credit you for your pioneering tendencies ;) 

I'm a bit of a fan of ANDROID even though I don't yet own an ANDROID device (note, I said "yet").

There was recently a special on at Amazon that allowed any ANDROID owner to get a free "Plants vs. Zombies" download - not sure if it worked outside of the US, but it was a great offer (saving you around $3).

Since I'm a big fan of free, I decided to include a link to the current list of FREE games available for ANDROID users. Please comment below if these work for South African users if you try them out?

Click here to go to the free Android Apps (as far as I can tell, they're free ;))