kevan + sport   39

Who's on First? | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
"Game players try to guess where their opponents have placed their players on the baseball diamond playing board."
board  games  sport  humour 
january 2018 by kevan
Patrick Chaplin: Darts on the Wireless
"The BBC is determined to make us play games of one sort or another. Now they want us to play darts, not merely to listen to a commentary on someone else playing, but they are going to put one man in the studio to play against you!" (1938)
sport  radio  history 
may 2016 by kevan
Japanese professor pushes for Hide and Seek at the Olympics - Telegraph
"In the first five-minute half, one team is given two minutes to hide on a 'pitch' that measures 65ft x 65ft."
games  sport 
september 2013 by kevan
Royal Mail's Olympic postbox-painting inspires public copycat campaign | Sport |
"Royal Mail's decision to paint postboxes gold in honour of medal-winning Olympians in their home towns is in danger of veering out of control as members of the public begin taking matters into their own hands."
paint  sport  activism 
august 2012 by kevan
Peregrine Andrews on the Sound of Sport: What is Real?
"Senior UK sports sound supervisor Bill Whiston explained that in UK horse-racing TV coverage, it is standard practice to run a galloping horses loop (actually a slowed-down buffalo charge) over the shots rather than mic up the whole course."
sport  sound  illusions 
july 2012 by kevan
Official Protesters of the London 2012 Olympic Games
"Enter your details here to apply for tickets to the official London 2012 Olympic Protests. Non-ticket holders will not be allowed to voice dissent against the Olympics in London, so be sure to apply."
activism  london  sport 
may 2012 by kevan
Parahawking | Frequently Asked Questions
"Parahawking is a fusion between Falconry and Paragliding. [Our] birds of prey are trained to fly with Paragliders and to guide them to the thermals."
birds  sport  via:mugla 
january 2012 by kevan
5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race - Run For Your Lives
"Runners will navigate a series of 12 obstacles throughout a 5K course in an attempt to reach the finish line — all while avoiding zombies."
zombies  sport 
october 2011 by kevan
Poppy - Crash Pod – REJECTED
"Toss your iPod up! Toss your iPod up as high as you can. How high you throw shows how bold you are." [...] "!!This app is REJECTED!!"
phones  sport  via:zarba 
january 2011 by kevan
Program Creates Computer-Generated Sports Stories : NPR
"StatsMonkey takes the statistics from a baseball game and produces a computer-generated news story about that game." [...] "We're really aiming this at a genuinely local audience. We're trying to write the stories no one else is writing."
news  sport  software  via:mugla 
january 2010 by kevan
Winners wear red: How colour twists your mind - life - 28 August 2009 - New Scientist
"[Sports psychologists] showed video clips of [taekwondo] bouts to 42 experienced referees. They then played the same clips again, digitally manipulated so that the clothing colours were swapped round. [In close matches] red competitors awarded an average of 13 per cent more points than when they were dressed in blue." Maybe I should start picking red more often in board games.
psychology  colour  sport  illusions 
august 2009 by kevan
Andy Beckett walks along the 11-mile blue fence that cordons of the 2012 Olympics site in London | Society | The Guardian
"There was a street of intact and handsome old industrial buildings, a billboard advertising the new Lexus, and roads and pavements eerily populated only by traffic cones, like a scene from a post-apocalyptic film."
london  walking  paint  cities  sport  future  via:diamond 
march 2008 by kevan
A Day at the Races (1937)
A few good routines, but there are even more unnecessary musical numbers than Night at the Opera, and most of the longer comedy routines are incoherently chaotic. Some quality fist-shaking and spluttering outrage.
filmlog  2stars  comedy  horses  medicine  sport  lies  money 
december 2007 by kevan
EA Games to Incorporate Real-Time Weather
"[NCAA 08 Football] downloads a forecast every hour while the player is online, detailing precipitation, temperature and wind conditions." [...] "A shift from moderate to high winds will make a fifty-yard field goal that much tougher."
games  weather  sport 
august 2007 by kevan
EA Games to Incorporate Real-Time Weather
"[NCAA 08 Football] downloads a forecast every hour while the player is online, detailing precipitation, temperature and wind conditions." [...] "A shift from moderate to high winds will make a fifty-yard field goal that much tougher."
games  weather  sport 
august 2007 by kevan
BPS: Is the benefit of exercise a placebo effect?
"[Hotel cleaners] who had been reminded how much exercise they engage in at work, showed health improvements in terms of weight, body mass index, body-fat, waist-to-hip ratio and blood pressure. The control cleaners showed no such improvements."
psychology  medicine  sport  delusions  via:badscience 
april 2007 by kevan
New Statesman - J G Ballard's diary: A fascist's guide to the Premiership
"Could consumerism evolve into fascism? There is nothing to stop some strange consumer trend becoming a new ideology. Church and monarchy are dying on their knees, and politics is just another public utility, along with sewerage and the gas supply."
ballard  politics  sport  society 
september 2006 by kevan
MSN-Mainichi Daily News: Photo Specials - Ant World Cup
Cruel-sounding ant football. "The organizers of the game used this natural ability to make the ants 'ant-agonize' each other, by feeding the Japanese team with Kagoshima pork and the Brazilian team with spare ribs in order to alter the ants' pheromones."
ants  sport  photos  via:wmmna 
june 2006 by kevan
Telegraph | News | Why England's team is in mint condition
"A small town in Germany claims to have come up with the 'smell' of the World Cup by gathering together the 'scents' of the football teams to compete in next month's tournament. [...] England got the After Eight, a cult symbol of Englishness for Germans."
smell  sport 
june 2006 by kevan
Slate: If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?
"Golfers get a different three-dimensional view of the green after [laser eye surgery]. It's different. Lasik actually produces, instead of a spherical cornea, an aspherical cornea. It may be better than normal vision."
sport  cheating  drugs  eyes  medicine  via:waxy 
june 2006 by kevan
Kick Ass Kung-Fu
"Kick Ass Kung-Fu is an immersive game installation that transforms computer gaming into a visual, physical performance like dance or sports." Looking a lot like a giant EyeToy game.
games  surveillance  sport 
may 2006 by kevan
Donald Crowhurst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"He encountered difficulty [and] secretly abandoned the race while reporting false positions, in an attempt to win without actually circling the world. Evidence found after his disappearance indicates that this attempt ended in insanity and suicide."
cheating  lies  sport  death  delusions  water 
march 2006 by kevan
No Fun Being Dead
Great Canadian road safety campaign, with benign-but-no-fun-any-more zombies being rubbish at tennis, and things. Unfortunate Capitol-Hill-shooting resonances, though.
zombies  advertising  death  transport  sport 
march 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Pakistan bans 'killer kites' from ancient spring festival
"To gain the upper hand enthusiasts have spurned cotton strings for glass-coated versions, often strengthened with chemicals. The upgraded strings can be as sharp as a knife and have deadly consequences."
air  glass  death  sport 
march 2006 by kevan - iPod scores big with Olympians in Turin
"The U.S. snowboarding team's pinstriped uniforms are already wired for the machines, with a nifty iPod-size pocket, speakers in the hood and a control panel on the left sleeve that allows the athletes to select songs."
music  sport  technology  clothes  via:collision 
february 2006 by kevan
Capture-the-Flag With Stuff
"Stuff is a key concept in game design. Pong plus Stuff makes Arkanoid. Risk plus Stuff makes Cosmic Encounter. Rock-Scissors-Paper plus Stuff makes Magic: the Gathering. Capture-the-Flag plus Stuff makes... Capture-the-Flag With Stuff."
games  sport  prison  magic 
january 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Sport | Wanna piece of this?
Interview with a chessboxer. "After a boxing round your heart will be beating, your adrenaline goes up and it's very difficult to concentrate on a chessboard. The first chess-boxing test that we ever did, I just gave away my queen immediately."
chess  games  sport  interviews 
november 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | How do hunters plan to get round the ban?
Appalling Nomic-style loophole-surfing. "While the Act forbids hunting of hares, it allows hunting of hares which have been shot. [...] There is no guidance on either how shot the hare has to be or what it has been shot with."
law  dogs  cheating  nomic  sport  via:holly 
september 2005 by kevan
BBC SPORT | Olympics bill comes under attack
"The new bill will make it illegal to combine words like 'games', 'medals', 'gold', '2012', 'sponsor' or 'summer' in any form of advertising." [...] "You won't even be able to say 'come to London in 2012' because it will infringe the act."
advertising  language  sport  via:qwghlm 
august 2005 by kevan
Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801)
"It was my wish to have subjoined [...] the method of playing the game, but the author is so exceedingly obscure in his phraseology, and negligent in his explanations, that I found it impossible to follow him with the least degree of satisfaction."
games  sport  history  board  cards  dice  books  via:boynton 
july 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Red is the colour if winning is your game
Teams with red strips appear to have a slight statistical edge. "Human competitors might experience a testosterone surge while wearing the colour, or feel submissive when facing a scarlet opponent."
sport  psychology  via:mindhacks 
may 2005 by kevan
Scientific American: Performance without Anxiety
Stereotype threat: "When experimenters told white golfers that the quality of their game would reflect 'natural athletic ability' instead of their strategic intellectual prowess, their performance was much worse than that of black players."
psychology  sport  maths  education  via:mindhacks 
may 2005 by kevan
IOL: The Robo-Matadors Are Coming
"Sources said the 'bullfighters' have a small red balloon attached to their body in place of the traditional cape. The mechanical matador must dodge the 'bull', which is armed with head-mounted cameras capable of detecting the red colour."
robots  sport  cows 
april 2005 by kevan Marbles 101
"In studying these diagrams imagine that two boys are going to play a game. To determine who shall play first each boy lags with his shooter."
games  glass  children  sport 
february 2005 by kevan
Debaucheryball Dot Org
Overenthusiastic boules/Nomic crossover. "When a team scores three times in a row (three consecutive turns) that team is allowed to make up a new rule."
drinks  nomic  sport 
december 2004 by kevan
Xtreme Ant Farm at 24Hours7Days
"Xtreme Ants features highly detailed Xtreme Sports Park with trick towers, vertical ramps, gravity loops, climbing wall, bungee ravine, street luge speedway, and BMX biking arena."
ants  cities  lunacy  sport 
december 2004 by kevan Swimming in syrup is as easy as water
Viscous drag gets cancelled out by increased pushing force. "The best swimmer should have the body of a snake and the arms of a gorilla." Olympic event, please.
science  sport  water 
september 2004 by kevan
Yahoo! News - 'Spider-Man' Climbs Building Bare-Handed
An urban climber scales the Montparnasse Tower in forty-five minutes, sans rope.
architecture  france  spiders  sport 
september 2004 by kevan
World Chess Boxing Organization
"The contest is decided by: checkmate (chess round), exceeding the time limit (chess round), retirement of an opponent (chess or boxing round), KO (boxing round), or referee decision (boxing round)."
board  chess  games  sport 
august 2004 by kevan

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