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A Horrible, but Amazing, Abuse of HTML

This goes out to all y'all web developers out there.  You know who you are.  In 1999 while others partied like it was...  1999, you slaved away trying to get your table-based layout working on Netscape and IE.  Thank goodness it's now 2007, and you can just grab CSS-based layouts from A List Apart. But off all the possible abuses of old-skool HTML, I bet you never thought of this one:  using table cells and bgcolor to build an image, one pixel at a time! [youtube]NqFOB77jLaE[/youtube] Link to video for those of you on RSS. Brought to you by Japan and cutesy anime chicks.

Crazy Japanese Obstacle Courses: Celebrity Edition

We've shown you the total awesomeness that are Japanese obstacle course competitions. And we've brought you the true power and spectacle of Hard Gay. So now head three minutes into the video below to see the Beyond-Ultra-Power-Awesomeness that happens when you combine the two. Bonus Awesomeness awaits when the British announcer points out that Hard Gay's competitor "takes one to the old happy sacks". [youtube]mn4-Y1n7DdM[/youtube]

Extreme Japanese Sports, Nagano Makoto

I am not a very sports oriented person, as several people will tell you. In fact, I learn most all of my American sports knowledge from my mother-in-law. But, I do like extreme sports, like skate boarding, snow boarding, and the Ultimate Viking Challenge. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this challenge, this is possibly the most difficult obstacle course ever made. It was originally a Japanese show but now airs in the US on ESPN and in Europe. I don't often get the chance to watch the show, but when I do it's definitely worth it. Anyway, I am not writing about that right now, what I wanted to talk about today, actually to show you a video of today, is Nagano Makoto, the only person so far to get to the final stage of Viking, The Ultimate Challenge. He lost by running out of time in the last five feet of the course. Below is a clip (albeit of very poor quality) of Viking so you get an idea of what is going on there. [youtube]SUEnEGYRuz0[/youtube] Nagano Makoto is on another show very regularly, a similar obstacle course themed show called Sasuke, or Ninja Warriors in America. He is a common guest on this show. Either way, check out his video below from his appearances on Sasuke. He is amazingly graceful and agile. [youtube]QkBkZpK-fYQ[/youtube]