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Wii! Gym fixes workout boredom with uber-coolness.

In 2007, Art, canada, Crazy news, Gym, health, Health News, Life, Odd News, Vancouver, Wii, World News on July 25, 2007 at 4:18 pm

 

A Canadian health club is attracting huge interest after opening up a workout station dedicated to the world-wide exercise-gaming phenomenon, the Nintendo Wii.

Trendy Studeo 55 in Vancouver has incorporated the system in its workout circuit and users can punch, run and jump with the system’s movement-sensitive controller

“It’s pleasing to see people play video games who would have never played video games before.” Farjad Iravani, marketing manager for Nintendo Canada, told media.

He estimates that one session of Wii boxing, tennis or bowling equates to going for a brisk walk and can burn between 75 to 125 calories.

Since the Wii was released late last year, various studies have highlighted its ability to improve fitness and even lead to weight loss by getting armchair athletes moving.

A study conducted by researchers at the Liverpool John Moores University in England found that regular use of the console could burn up to 1,830 calories a per week — the equivalent to almost four Big Macs.

Nintendo is also currently developing Wii Fit, a 2008 video game with an array of activities, from yoga to aerobics.

Could Nintendo have come up with a much needed solution to the obesity epidemic sweeping the western world?

Only time will tell.

Wiiiiii……!

Haahahahahahahahahha!

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Update: Pizza with a side of porn, big hit with the ladies.

In 2007, adult, adult industry, amazing story, Art, cafe, canada, celebrity, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, food, hottie, larry flynt, Life, model, naked, Odd News, party, People, porn, Porn stars, sex, sex industry, Society, X rated, XXX on July 16, 2007 at 7:55 pm

 “Hungry for more than just pizza?”

 

Sex sells, it’s the old cliché, but its true.

Some smart entrepreneurial moves in western Canada sees every box of pizza coming with a free erotic picture “that would make Larry Flynt blush”.

Porno Pizza in Winnipeg has been doing brisk business since opening last week, titillating the hungry with racy pictures at the bottom of every pizza box.

“They range from softly-lit, lube-on-the-lens pictures like in Playboy, to raunchy, hardcore photos,” owner Corey Wildeman said.

“The image is revealed as you eat the pizza.”

The “ultra erotic” marketing gimmick has attracted “scowls” from some observers, “hooting and hollering” from others and at least one “drive-by flashing” of breasts, he said.

“We live in a society that is so steeped in porn that people have it delivered to the dinner table,” Roz Prober of child advocacy group Beyond Borders lamented in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Indeed, Mr Wildeman, 30, is already in talks with potential partners to open franchises across Canada after selling hundreds of pizzas in one week.

“You’ll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator,” he explained.

“Everyone knows – sex sells.”

Wildeman said he came up with the idea for the naughty pizzeria while talking with friends about classic porn flicks in which “pizza delivery guys meet lonely ladies and deliver more than just pizza”.

Unexpectedly, more than 75 per cent of his customers turned out to be women.

Pizza Porn, coming to a pizza box near you. Yum, yum!

Update: I’ve just discovered the web site of this fantastic concept!

Pizzaporno.ca

Combos include: ‘Missionary Position’ (sounds boring), ‘Mr. Big’ (obviously named after me), and ‘Climax’, which includes every topping.

If your in Canada you have to try it and tell me all about it!

I would if I could!

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What the? English farm offers to marry you’re pets!

In 2007, amazing story, animals, canada, celebrity, Crazy news, dogs, England, EU, europe, genes, genetics, love, marriage, Odd News, UK, Uncategorized, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 14, 2007 at 2:27 am

A farm in England is offering to marry your pets.

The BBC reports

The ceremonies, which include a cake and a minister, cost from £100, about US$100.

It is thought to be one of the first services of its kind in the country.

The farm’s owners said they had already booked in seven animal weddings at the venue.

Sarie Goldstraw, who runs the farm, said: “One of the things that I’ve found is that if people are getting married and they both have a dog then if they are all going to have to live together, which includes the dogs.

“We therefore have a service to celebrate those people’s unions and that of the pets also in the home.”

Perhaps these two dogs, making headlines recently, would like to get married?

Wendy the Whippet, the most muscly dog in Canada…

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&

Reluctant media star

Sampson the “biggest dog” in Britain?

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I wonder what their babies would look like ?

Better yet, I wonder if Tori Spelling (“90210”) will be carrying out the ceremonies?

That’s right, she’s an ordained minister now, apparently…

US media reports: 

The actress says she completed the program online and already performed her first wedding ceremony at the bed and breakfast she owns with her husband.

After the ceremony she said it was the scariest thing she’s ever done.

Maybe I should change the blog name to The Scary News!

Man arrives for wedding 1 year too early, travels 5600kms before realising.

In 2007, 2008, Air travel, amazing story, canada, Crazy news, EU, europe, Humour, Society, Tool of the Week, transport, UK, wedding on July 11, 2007 at 4:19 pm

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Talk about unfashionably early.

An expat Welshman flew across the Atlantic from Canada, expecting to attend a wedding, only to find out when he arrived that it wasn’t to occur in 2007 but in 2008, British media reports.

David Best sent friend David Barclay an email at the start of 2007 which mentioned his wedding date of July 6.

Despite receiving no invitation, and thinking it was a bit odd to have a wedding on a Friday, expat teacher Barclay nonetheless booked his flights and jetted the 5600km from Toronto to Cardiff, in Wales.

“I booked my ticket, paid $1175 to fly into Cardiff, got the old suit cleaned, the goatee trimmed, the head shaved – I was going to be the belle of the ball,” Mr Barclay told BBC Radio.

“I called his mum to find his number and then I called him up and I said, ‘When and where is this wedding? It’s in a couple of days and I’d just like to know where I’m going.’

“He said to me, ‘Mate, it’s not this year, it’s next year. 2008 not 2007.”

Only then did a whole list of other strange occurrences start to make any sense.

“I called his mum up and she didn’t mention it at all. I didn’t get an invitation, it was just on an email and I mentioned it to a friend we’re both friends with and he didn’t know what I was talking about,” Mr Barclay said.

“All these things came together and I thought, ‘Oh no, you berk.’ I’m a year early and my mates are loving it, aren’t they?

“At least it has assured me a mention in the speech next year, I reckon. Same time next year – I’ll be there.”