Saturday, September 15, 2012

Welcome Back: 2005 TVR Sagaris

The last of the TVRs ever made





This is known to be as the final TVR ever built before operations ended in 2008. It was named after a battle axe used by the Scythians in ancient Greek myths. It was designed by Graham Browne and Lee Hodgetts. Using the same platform as the TVR T350C, the Sagaris was made with endurance racing in mind and powering the Sagaris is a 4.0L 6-cylinder engine that produces 380BHP of power mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.  0-60mph takes about 3.7 seconds and flatout, it will be doing 185mph.

Like most TVRs, the Sagaris doesn't have safety equipment such as ABS, TCS, or airbags, nothing to hinder the driver's freedom to drive.

This car was reviewed by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear and when handed to The Stig, it set a lap time of 1.24.6, faster than its cousin, the Tuscan.

Former Stig and author of THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT, Ben Collins, listed the Sagaris as one of the cars he hate the most during an interview from Drive.com.au and Ben Collins said "It had no door handles. To open the door you pressed a button under the wing mirror and prayed the electrics worked, because on many TVRs they don't. The seating was invented by Houdini and changing gear required you to dislocate a shoulder. Meaningless quasi-aerodynamic features on the bodywork shook violently when you reached speed and that happened quickly. It had no ABS or traction control, which would normally attract my praise, but the handling was so beguiling. Human beings have an innate feel for cars, perhaps developed over thousands of years of balancing on horseback. The Sagaris told porkies to your instincts. In bends, the weight of the engine over the front wheels made it pitch insanely and I spun off countless times with no idea why. If this was the result with a so-called pro at the wheel, I pitied the man who polished it all week before going for a Sunday drive. Worse still, Jeremy Clarkson loved it. I rest my case."

Molto Veloce means More Power in Italian

DMC Aventador Molto Veloce

As the tuning scene for the all new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 continues, we might wanna take a look at this and this time, this spiced-up version of the Aventador, courtesy of tuner DMC, tweaked up the power of its V12 engine and it now produces 900PS of power! 900PS! So that's why Molto Veloce really means MORE POWER in Italian and that name really sums it up! Also, the retractable spoiler has been removed and replaced it with a fixed rear carbon fiber spoiler for enhanced aerodynamics.

EXCERPT:

DMC Aventador LP900 Molto Veloce tuning kit cost 125,000 euros

Following initial images released a few weeks ago, DMC has released pricing and details for its new styling package, dubbed LP900 Molto Veloce, for the Lamborghini Aventador.

The German tuner specializing in Italian sports cars has given a mind numbing price of 125,000 euros (~$165,000) for their complete Aventator tuning package. However, broken down into their separate kits the pricing may seem a bit more palatable for some.

"The Molto Veloce aims at Aventador owners that seek to add a little more exclusivity to their LP700," says Thorsten Grebers, Marketing Manager at DMC Germany. "The LP900 engine upgrade clearly targets speed enthusiasts."

The least expensive kits are the new interior which costs 17,700 euros and the ADV1 wheel package which starts at EUR 7.800.

Next is the body kit which costs 19,500 euros and consists of a front fascia, lower lip spoiler and splitter, side skirts, rear wing spoiler and rear fascia with diffuser. All components are made of carbon fiber.

The meat and potatos are found under the hood, accounting for a head banging 80,000 euros. DMC has given the 6.5-liter V12 a complete valvetrain rebuild with 12 unique single intake throttle plates, new fuel pump and lines as well as pressure modulators and new injector nozzles. Also, the optimized engine electronics in addition to an electronic load pressure control system and a completely new wiring system has allowed DMC to rebrand the vehicle as the LP900 suggesting power output is now 900 HP (887 bhp / 662 kW) compared to its standard 700 PS (690 bhp / 515 kW).

DMC recommends clients fly their LP700 to the company's workshop in Germany or Switzerland for the engine modifications, but body components can be installed by one of DMC's global dealers.

All items are ready for order now.


Want one?!

BMW 3-Series Touring F31 vs. Jaguar XF Sportbrake

This is the all new 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring F31...

2013 BMW 3 Series Touring

...and this is the all new 2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake.

2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Both of them are from Europe, both of them are tourers, both of them are good for everyday uses, and both of them have bigger space on the back which sounds perfect on your next grocery shopping, unless you went out with several reusable bags on your next grocery trip. But what differs them is their characteristics. Sure, it's the battle of Britain once again but which of these is my pick?

2013 BMW 3 Series Touring interior

Sure, the BMW F31 has the same features as the F30 sedan, the same choice of either a Modern Line, Sport Line, or Luxury Line, same eccentric front end that feels like...well, I don't what to say but like an alien predator waiting to kill me, and now has a bigger boot at the back. At the start, the available variants for the 3 Series Touring were the 320d, 328i, and 330d. Other models will follow shortly. First off, the the 320d Touring will cost about 37,100 Euros (about 29,380 British Pounds Sterling) and this comes with the 2.0L diesel engine that takes about 184PS of power. The 328i though, this costs about 39,150 Euros or  30,400 British Pounds Sterling and this comes with the 2.0L petrol engine that generates about 245PS of power. My choice for now is the top of the line 330d Touring, which costs about 46,150 Euros or 34,700 British Pounds Sterling. The 330d though, this comes with the 3.0L turbodiesel engine that generates about 258PS of power. With all that power, the the 330d Touring can go about 0-100kph in 5.6 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 250kph, most common to other European cars within this magnitude.

It's all typical BMW interior on this model and seems that the satellite navigation system's too far from my eyes. Because it is rear-wheel drive, I can still respect the German carmaker's Freude am Fahren slogan. It's sharper, it's sleeker, and surprising comfortable. It kinda feels like sipping a cup of delicious 3-in-1 coffee, mmmm....good! With all that German common sense, the Touring version of the new 3 Series feels a bit the same as the normal F30 sedan version with the added space for my groceries.

So...what about the XF Sportbrake?

2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake interior

Last year, I examined the facelifted version of the XF sedan and with that new "2.2 LITRE i4 DIESEL" engine introduced, the XF's getting a bit more...well I was gonna say eco-conscious but never mind. Unlike the normal XF sedan, the all new Sportbrake doesn't have the fire-breathing V8 engine as well as its hotter version until further notice. That seems to be disappointing because the all new XF Sportbrake is available diesel-only. Much like other Korean SUVs I knew that they're available diesel-only, the XF Sportbrake comes with the 2.2L diesel and the 3.0L V6 diesel engine. The base model though, the 2.2 litre i4 163 Turbocharged Diesel SE, it costs 31,940 British Pounds Sterling, while the most expensive version, which is the 3.0 litre V6 275 Turbocharged Diesel Portfolio, that costs them 51,505 British Pounds Sterling.

Amazingly though, it's more pricey than the F31 BMW 320d Touring but you do get a lot of luxury features and the Bowers & Wilkins audio system of other Jaguars. Also, it may have the same 8-speed AT as the F31 BMW 3 Series Touring and like other Jaguars and Land Rovers, there's no gear lever because what I can only find was a knob that when you twist it clockwise or counter-clockwise, you can set it in either P, R, N, D, or S. It is a very complicating way but I don't care. That complicating knob is not the least of our problems because the handling is a bit too rough and it really bites. No wonder this XF Sportbrake was used   as a support vehicle for Team Sky as they compete in the Tour of Britain. Well, I'm not on Team Sky's side because I don't watch too much Sky and I'm all BBC and no Channel 5 (the one with Fifth Gear on it, which is still the car magazine program I REALLY HATE). He he he he....

The new F31 3 Series Touring is all about keeping yourself cool because the 3 Series is being the yuppie icon of all time but for the XF Sportbrake, this is not the car for the yuppies. This is for those who are a bunch of geography teachers, brokers working for stock exchange, and those who ain't BOVERED. Sorry, if I have to get that Lauren Cooper dialog Ms. Catherine Tate, but anyway, this Jag is a bit more dramatic, a bit more tenacious, not quite a sleeping dog that you can bring it on a dogfighting pen. I would rather bet this car for a winning dog at the pen and take it away when I lost the bet but that's not quite an ideal option if you don't like the XF Sportbrake.

2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

2013 BMW 3 Series Touring

Well, I guess this ends here and to sum this up, the BMW 3 Series is a better wagon while the XF Sportbrake is a pricey break that keeps me disappointed why this one has no petrol variants as the normal sedan variant. Sure, both of them might be different from their sedan counterparts but the real ending for this review is simple; best not to buy the Sportbrake until Jaguar decided to put petrol variants on it but because of today's economy, well probably because of the ongoing crisis in the European economy, might be best not to buy either of these until you are ready.

Photo: BMW AG, Jaguar

"I'm a Love girl and I love it!"

On the September 14, 2012 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Superhero gags

- Job interview returns with some more ridiculous questions...

- The gays are getting a rehab on WELCOME HOMO

- Bubble Gang does Dove Intense Repair by spoofing this ad as LOVE INTENSE REPAIR! I'm a Love girl and I love it!

- Weird....how come he keeps calling other names of other women while he's making talik on his wife?

- Mr. Assimo rides a taxi

- Some fresh batch of Pick-Up lines with Checkout, Dahon, and Boy Pick-Up!

- IyoTube in Spice Girl's Stop

- Clowns gathered to witness a retirement of a great clown! One last performance? We like!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome Back: 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic

Porsche 911's Best Hits Selection




Porsche's 911 Sport Classic served as the "Greatest Hits" version of the legendary 911 because the exterior has bits from famous 911 models from the past and present. Cosmetic treatments to this "Best Hits Selection" 911 start at the nose with a revised fascia and take off from there. The roof panel receives a double-bubble treatment: a pair of domes above the driver and passenger with a channel down the middle. Behind the Sport Classic, the ducktail spoiler from the legendary the Carrera RS 2.7 makes its first appearance on a modern 911 and is flanked by even wider rear fenders to enclose the SC's extended track.

The interior is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather and the use of new materials to the marque, including woven leather/yarn seat panels.

The 911 Sport Classic is priced at €169,300 ($240,702 USD), twice more than the normal Carrera S and they only made 250 of them, which was already sold out fast.



James May drove this one in Series 15 Episode 2 of Top Gear alongside the Boxster Spyder.

Let's Do The News! (September 14, 2012)

Hey! What's that thing you have?

Uh, I just went for some eye checkup at EO

EO?

EO. Executive Optical.

Executive Optical?

Yeah. Statistics show that people aged 50 and over suffer from poor eyesight so all I have to do is get an eye checkup at the nearest EO branch.

So, you're saying is that you're getting an eye checkup at EO, right?

Yeah. I recommend everyone to visit EO. I heard that they're selling Swarovski, Judith Leiber, Vera Wang, Natori, Lulu Castagnette, Jessica Simpson, Betsey Johnson, Manish Arora, Cynthia Rowley, M. Missoni, Kensie Eyewear, Hello Kitty, Arrow, Lucky Brand, Steve Madden, Rocawear, New York Yankees, Daniel Hechter, Jones New York, Fifth Avenue, Adidas, Columbia, Speedo, Converse, and Callaway glasses.

(oohhh)

Also, EO is well known for their reliable eye care services, product variety, value pricing, and service excellence. I would gladly recommend those who love their eyes to visit their nearest Executive Optical branch. EO has 75 branches and present in key cities in the Philippines – from Metro Manila to Naga in Southern Luzon, Pampanga to Baguio in Northern Luzon, Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod in Visayas, and Davao City and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao.

Official site: http://www.eo-executiveoptical.com/home/

Yeah, you would gladly recommend everyone to take a look at this...Himmel EO....

(audience laughing)

I'm sorry what?

I mean EO. E..O...Executive Optical. Sorry. He he he....

Now, if I mind, I just heard that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd is issuing a recall to all of those X-TRAIL 20GT models, the one with the M9R diesel engine on it. Affected are those built from August 20, 2008 to July 30, 2012 and the reason for this recall is simple.

Uh, what's the reason for this recall to those X-Trail diesel variants?

Here's what's written in Japanese:


1、ディーゼル車で、エンジンルーム内の遮音材固定方法が不適切なため、ブレーキ配管により遮音材がエンジン側に押され、エンジン過給器の熱により遮音材が焼損するおそれがある。

2、ディーゼル車のDPFエンジン制御コンピュータのPM除去制御が不適切なため、短時間の走行を繰り返した場合、PMが多量に堆積した状態で自動再生が行われてDPFが高温となり、DPFが破損して黒煙が排出されるおそれがある。

3、ディーゼル車の吸気ダクト強度が不足しているため、ダクト固定用のクランプ部に亀裂が発生し、吸入空気、ブローバイガスが漏れ、エンジン警告灯が点灯して加速不良に至るおそれがある。

Scoop: http://carview.co.jp/news/2/172760/

And here's the translation... Thank you Bing translator...


1) Potentially improper insulation materials fixed method in the engine room and diesel engines for the sound insulating materials is pressed on the engine side brake pipe and sound insulating materials burned by the heat engine supercharging.

2) Due to improper DPF engine control computer of diesel PM removal control repeated the short time driving, if PM too likely AutoPlay are deposited in DPF is hot and the DPF damaged emitted black smoke.

3) Crack occurs the duct fixing clamp of diesel air intake duct strength insufficient, intake air and blow-by gas leaks, engine warning light lit, leading to accelerated bad potentially.

Uh...looks like translator's a bit rough but it serves a point. If you get a letter from Nissan, notifying that your X-TRAIL diesel's been recalled, best bet is to service it at your nearest Nissan dealer, quickly before it's too late. That's a tip to all.

Yeah, it's a tip for those who got their diesel X-TRAIL recalled.

Anyway, tonight at 8PM Manila Standard Time, a well-known boy band called The WANTED are going to perform live at the NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. I'm sure everyone got their tickets ready to see The WANTED performing live in the Philippines. Very excited...

The WANTED LIVE IN MANILA


Huh? Uh, sorry but I'm not interested to watch a concert...

Me too....

(audience laughing)

Never mind about that. Guess I shouldn't mentioned that. Moving on....

Uh, you might need to be alert right now because a Super Typhoon or what we called it a typhoon with the level of 2009's Ondoy is fast approaching. This one was called Sanba or what they called it Karen...er nope. Not that Karen we all know about. Typhoon Karen, which became the most powerful typhoon of the season, with winds ranging from 270kph are gusting within this storm as it moves...north. Category 3 when it reaches the islands of Okinawa so you might wanna watch out for those and stay safe.

I just point out that this Typhoon Sanba...

Karen...

Yeah, whatever, pointed out that it's heading to either western Japan or in the Korean peninsula but some records say that it is expected to weaken slightly before approaching Okinawa and again, it's a Category 3 storm when it reaches Okinawa so do please BE CAREFUL and if gets worse, run for your lives.

(audience laughing)

While preparing for the perfect storm to rampage western Japan and the Korean peninsula, let's move on to even more interesting news. As you may recall that a Malaysian conglomerate called Berjaya is willing to take over Mazda Philippines after Ford and Mazda gone into separate ways. Guess what? It's official. Berjaya Group officially announces Mazda distributorship in early 2013. This is good news for those.

Scoop: http://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/berjaya-officially-announces-mazda-distributorship-in-2013.html

A good news for those but I didn't like it.

Yeah, and the new Mazda distributor for the Philippines is now Berjaya Auto Philippines, which is the new local arm of Bermaz. Mazda Philippines has saved...once again.

Yeah, Mazda Philippines is saved once again.

(audience laughing)

Anyway, we heard that the people behind the Venom GT that is Hennessey Performance, the American tuning company, created a thousand horsepower monster out of the Cadillac CTS-V, here's the pic...

Hennessey VR1200 Coupe


This is the Hennessey VR1200, a tuned version of the Cadillac CTS-V fully loaded with twin turbos that generate an astonishing 1,226BHP of power and 1,109lb-ft of torque. Hennessey says this is the most powerful four-seater saloon car and they said, it can do 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and top speed is an astonishing 242mph.


That really shocked me to look at its stats! I mean, 1200 horsepower? On a Caddy that was tuned by the makers of the famed Venom GT? That made my head spinning...

(audience laughing)

Anyway, and on that bombshell, that's the news...

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2

WE ARE TEKKEN

Tekken (鉄拳) is the kind of fighting game for people who want to move about in a big pantomime or massive west end musical full of color and noise and to hell how cool you can thrash your favorite characters against your rivals across the globe.

Unfortunately, back in the new millennium or 2000 to be precise, Tekken Tag Tournament (鉄拳タッグトーナメント), a different kind of Tekken because of its unique tag battle system, never really cut a mustard. As you'd expect, it isn't quite as enjoyable as the other Tekken games where one-on-one duels are more fun. Tag battles are fine but in the world of Tekken, that's not my kind. It's still isn't a proper Tekken game and it feels like something else...

鉄拳タッグトーナメント2
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2

Now though, the sequel to the 2000 video game, TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2, has arrived and I'm delighted to say, the lunacy's back! What to expect? It comes with a pair-play multiplayer where up to four players are ready for some tag team battles. A one on one, two on two, or even a one vs. two battle, which sounds pretty unique. It now comes with a different kind of training mode called Fight Lab where you can customize your own COMBOT with new moves and attacks that will edge out your friends. Also, this game says that it even features the longest list of characters, over 50 fighters with different ending clips after clearing Arcade Mode. I DON'T CARE!!!

Sure, you're gonna get people coming up to you saying "Oh! You think your's better than me" and then "Oh! You know you have the longest playable characters to choose from" but it doesn't matter. I even prefer Tekken fan faves such as the iconinc Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, the antagonizing Heihachi, Law, Paul Phoenix, King, Xiaoyu, and then listen to this!!!

AAAARRRGGHHHH!!!!! HO HO HO HO!!!!

That's the sound of the largest choice of playable characters that fits your choosing and the globe-trotting backgrounds you can thrash around your foes for a change. They're more like a balls-out continental crushers, delicious enough to mess around someone else's for good.

One of the things I like most about this game is how did the sheer lunacy poured out to make Tekken Tag Tournament 2 great thanks to its vivid graphics. What amazes me the most is some environmental effects, seeing our favorites got smothered with water & dirt effects. Best of all, they all got new moves ranging from their tag-throws & tag-combos. That sounds pretty bonkers but that's just half of the story.

Sure, you want to get your hands busy playing Arcade Mode by yourself to watch every character's ending clip after clearing the last stage but that would be too obvious for a Tekken enthusiast. If you're new to Tekken, don't worry about it but the great thing about this game for enthusiasts and newbies alike is online connectivity. That is pretty seamless because thanks to its online multiplayer, you can form teams or play by yourself and show the world how good you really are. Most players wanna be the King of Iron Fists but there can be only one and that's it. Rather than just for bragging rights, online multiplayer is a bit more enjoyable if you're smash talking your rival with your mic.

For added enjoyment, Tag Tournament 2 features World Tekken Federation. For registration, you can track down your fight history, win percentage, battle points, achievements, and much more. This is all common sense but if you're playing Tekken Tag Tournament 2, have it ready on this website: http://tag2.tekken.com/

What we have here then is not by any means the best fighting game in the world but you can play this game everyday if you want it to and it has the most characters that I look forward on this game and the combos I want to thrash to destroy all of my rivals alive. It's a laugh. This game makes me act like an idiot and I think it's absolutely tremendous. You had to be bonkers to play this game and that is why it should.


OFFICIAL JAPANESE SITE: http://www.tekken-official.jp/

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Let's Do The News! (September 13, 2012)

Let's do the news!

Right, we got a lot of stuff to tell today, starting with this. Even with a lot of financial woes, PSA Peugeot Citroen tries to be more competitive. They kept on saying "nous n'abandonnerons pas" by featuring new cars for this year's Paris Motor Show. Here's the new car from Peugeot, it's called the Onyx and this new supercar comes with a 680HP 3.7L diesel-hybrid combo. Sadly though, it's a concept car but is this somewhat their answer to the GTbyCitroen concept car?

2012 Peugeot Onyx Concept


Ahem. The GTbyCitroen concept car we saw four years ago comes with an electric motor that sounds like an airplane's taking off. This one though, this is a different level because of its diesel-hybrid combination. Cars like the Peugeot 3008 and the 508 do come with the diesel-hybrid combination that no other carmaker can match this kind of technology. First glance though, I think that diesels and hybrids became bitter rivals but...

Wait, you would think that diesels are more efficient and better to drive than hybrids but some say, diesels are tend to be dirty and prone to smoke belching.

That's just stereotype. But let's talk about that later when we left okay? 

Right, there's another Peugeot and this time, it's the minor change of the Peugeot RCZ boasting with Peugeot's new design philosophy tracing back to the 508. Here's the pic of this facelifted RCZ...

2014 Peugeot RCZ

Scoop:  http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/09/first-photos-of-2013-peugeot-rcz-coupe.html

(owwww)

Stunning. isn't it? Looks better than the BEFORE MC RCZ. It's no longer as creepy as a scary clown that made kids cry on their birthday parties or at amusement parks.

(audience laughing)

But wait! Aside from the RCZ minor change, they also made a concept version that is somewhat called the RCZ R or as I want to call it, the RCZ with the genes of the Onyx.

(audience laughing)

2012 Peugeot RCZ R Concept


(wow)

No freaking way! That is my kind of RCZ!

What surprises this car that this 1.6L engine was co-developed by PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW, so you would explain what the hell BMW's doing, and this produces about 260HP of power and 155g/km of CO2 emissions. You'll be amazed that this RCZ's getting even more scarier thanks to its performance.

Yeah. This is the best RCZ I've ever saw in my life.

(audience laughing)

Also from Peugeot, a compact crossover that will take on the Nissan Juke.

Wait, another crossover? Peugeot already has the 3008 and the 4008. What's that?

Ahem. This is the baby crossover for Peugeot but it's still a concept. Happily, they confirmed that it will be produced next year as a 2014 model. It's called the 2008.

(audience laughing)

2012 Peugeot 2008 concept


Wait, 2008? Peugeot name this car after a year? As in...four years ago? 2008? The year the World Financial Crisis broke loose?

(audience laughing)

Well, whatever you may want to explain about the upcoming Peugeot 2008 but some say, this is a baby crossover that uses the Peugeot 208 compact as its basis, whatever the heck is.

So, what's the point? A French Juke rival? With an even more comedic face? You gotta tell....

(audience laughing)

Uh, Slow? Hey, is this going to be an answer to another baby crossover seen here, the Nissan TeRRA Concept?

2012 Nissan TeRRA Concept

Scoop:  http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/09/nissan-terra-concept-is-all-electric.html 

Wha...?! No! The TeRRA is what happens when a Nissan Leaf's gone off-roady but the looks are a bit similar to another zero-emission concept car a few years ago, called the Esflow.

Oh, sorry about that. I mean these two kinda look like a bunch of jerks. It's like one of Joker's hench..

(audience laughing)

GRRRRR....Anyway, let's ignore about it anyway. Want scoop? Go to Paris! That's it! End of discussion.

(audience laughing)

Anyway, moving away from Paris Motor Show related stuff and into something else. I got news that the next volume of the Fate/stay night manga will be the finale. Some say, the Fate manga's 20th volume described as a series finale by retailer listing.

(awwww)


Uh...that bothered me to hear about that.

Wait. What it says here that the finale of the Fate/stay night manga will be go on sale by Kadokawa Shoten this November 22 for 588 yen.

Oh, that REALLY bothered me to hear that.

Me too...

(audience laughing)

Oh hey now! Bad news. This time, some MGS fan popped me around to see me and as we all know, we are expecting the hack-and-slash Metal Gear game starring Raiden in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in early 2012. That game was originally intended to be on either the PS3 and the XBOX 360 but sadly, there's a sad news that the MGR video game will not be coming to the XBOX 360 console.

(huh?)

Wait? Metal Gear Rising will no longer be offered on the XBOX 360? But why?

No explanation but probably because of the poor sales of the XBOX 360 consoles in Japan.


But...XBOX 360 here in Japan fared a bit well thanks to games like Forza, Halo, or even THE IDOLM@STER, but how come they cancelled the XBOX 360 version of MGR due to the console's poor sales here?

There's a case. You know that Metal Gear Solid HD Edition last year? The PS3 version sold very well while the XBOX 360 version was a slump. Same case for the Silent Hill HD Edition; which only has 2 and 3 remastered. In Japan, only the PS3 version was offered.

No XBOX 360 version offered?

Nope. Nothing.

(audience laughing)

Oh hey now. those otakus who have Android smartphones may have noticed that there was a virus that once infected, may lure them to a topless Naruko "Anaru" Anjo.


REALLY?!

Yeah. It was an android virus that lures them to a trap. A trap that leads you to Anohana's Anaru that those who got infected to this virus lets them use the touchscreen to manipulate Anaru's body.

Whoa!

But, it might steal your contact data from your Android phone. This was called the Android Maistealer virus. This Trojan virus that once affected, steals info from Android phones. 


Don't worry. This trojan app is not available on Google play and for a top tip; keep your Android phones secured, even against Trojan apps containing topless anime chicks.

(audience laughing)

Can't believe that Anohana's Anaru is too attractive to have criminals use her as a virus. (luaghing)

Anyway, that's the news and let's look at Apple's latest version of the iPhone, now called iPhone 5 after years of speculations.

iPhone 5

Looks the same as the previous 4S but Apple claims that this new model is now 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and now 20% less volume. This one's went for a diet or downsizing perhaps?

Yeah, with all that downsizing comes with a huge surprise. 4-inch retina display, 4G LTE support, new A6 chip for faster CPU performance, faster graphics, and better battery life, new EarPods accessory, iSight camera...

...and now there's a new connector we can't understand what that is. The 30-pin connector we all know from the past iPod devices has been ditched and now replaced with the all new Lightning connector. Apple says that this new Lightning connector comes with the all-digital, eight-signal design that is more durable than the 30-pin connector....

...and for good news, the Lightning connector is backwards compatible. Most iPhone accessories from the future will now be depending on the Lightning adapter but for those who have older iPhone, iPod, and iPad devices that depend on the 30-pin adapter, have no fear because Apple's working on the 30-pin adapter for use on the Lightning connector. 

A Lightning to 30-pin adapter? This is about as convenient as a travel socket converter that turns 110V to 220V or back. Sadly, this accessory will cost more to link iPhone 5 to old gadgets.

(audience laughing)

Also, the Google maps has now been ditched and replace to maps designed by Apple and also, Siri understands more.

It's all because of its new iOS 6 operating system. Anyway, the new iPhone 5 will go on sale this September 21 and initial countries, the first countries to get this new generation iPhone are; the USA (the home country for the new iPhone), Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Other countries may follow shortly.


That's great and it starts at $199. To shop, go to http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

I think we'll cover more about this on it's on-sale date but let's spend some time looking at this new car we've encounter on Car Town.

2012 Acura TL

Yes, this is the all new 2012 Acura TL. For that 2012 model year, this facelifted version of the fourth-generation Acura TL revised the controversial "beak" insert which adorned Acura cars for years and then, it now has a 6-speed automatic transmission for better performance and fuel economy. Still has the same 3.5L engine and the 3.7L V6 engine with added SH-AWD. If you want one in Car Town, best to do it now because LIMITED STOCKS only. Once it's sold out, it's gone and you have to wait 'till you have a shot at the docks to get one.

Hyundai renames their PYL brand.

Hyundai PREMIUM YOUNIQUE LIFESTYLE

Since March 2011, when the Hyundai Veloster was launched to the SoKor motoring public, the South Korean carmaker began the launch of its PREMIUM YOUTH LAB sub-brand, a sub-brand that caters the needs of the young adults with perks and privileges. Sadly though, this whole PREMIUM YOUTH LAB isn't quite enough for this, so Hyundai decided to give the PYL brand a major overhaul and rename this from PREMIUM YOUTH LAB to PREMIUM YOUNIQUE LIFESTYLE.

The new PREMIUM YOUNIQUE LIFESTYLE sub-brand caters owners of the Veloster, i40, and the new i30 with perks and privileges. For those Hyundai BLUmembers with PYL perks, they'll be enjoying great fun, great lifestyle, and everything that a PYL member would want to think of such as concerts, accommodations, dining, sports, and the list goes on.

You can never get too bored for this.



PREMIUM YOUNIQUE LIFESTYLE Commercial:


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster and AM310 Vanquish

2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

Here it is. It looks like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, the one that Jeremy Clarkson got emotional in the Season 13 finale of Top Gear, only this time the roof is off. This is the V12 Vantage Roadster but I prefer to think of it as...Chihaya Kisaragi's gone topless. It still comes with the same 6.0L V12 engine from the hardtop V12 Vantage that produces 517PS of power and always ready to rev to the tune of 眠り姫. Also, I'd still expect the worthless Volvo sat-nav of other Astons and buttons that I can't read in the sunshine. Lastly, I'd still expect the only transmission available on the V12 Vantage, that is a 6-speed manual transmission and that's good.

However, aside from having her haircut, she also expected a carbon fiber materials. Something that Chihaya Kisaragi would dress for the concert. There was carbon fibre side strakes, a carbon fibre front splitter, carbon fibre rear diffuser, carbon fibre mirror caps and carbon fibre rear lamp infills. What an overload of carbon materials for the V12 Vantage Roadster!

Sadly though, the convertible's a bit heavier than the hardtop model due to its strengthening needs. The hardtop V12 Vantage can do 0-60mph time of 4.1 seconds but for this Roadster version, 0-60mph time is now 4.5 seconds. Still, both the hardtop and the convertible versions of the V12 Vantage can reach a top speed of 190mph.

2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster

When it comes to fun factor, you can really smoke her whatever you want and with such dynamic handling, it's great if you want to handle the V12 Roadster in style but sometimes it could be somewhat difficult to regain grip because it's a challenging machine for beginners. On normal roads, it's surprisingly an epic grand tourer for those who want to go out for a long distance cruising, something that the new Ferrari California 30 couldn't guess what comes next.

This car costs about £150,000 RRP and they'll be making up to 101 units. Because it's a limited production model, a false mistake may cost you dearly. Smuggle one and you've wasted it. It appears that this is the final Aston to use the old 6.0L V12 engine. So, let's move on from ALLONS-Y to GERONIMO...

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

Welcome to the all new Aston Martin Vanquish. The original one was used by Pierce Brosnan for his last Bond film before his retirement, Die Another Day, in 2002. The cool bit was the one that Q BRANCH gave it body panels that render the car invisible. Now that the name has been resurrected, I was quite surprised that this car served as the replacement to my ever-favorite DBS and now, there's more to this comeback.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

It seems that the people from Aston Martin were attracted to the design from the mega-expensive One-77 and they decided that they will use the One-77's design as its language to create future Astons and this new Vanquish was one of them to wear the One-77's clothing. I just noticed something, the front looks like the Virage while the back really looks like the One-77. On the interior, it does really look like the One-77 for sure and like the Virage, it no longer has a Volvo sat nav of other Astons. It comes with the one that works.

I was impressed but what about performance? The newly developed 6.0L V12 engine was now positioned lower for added agility and this time, it produces 565bhp of power and 457lb-ft of torque. That's more power than the outgoing DBS or the V12 Vantage but top speed is now 183mph, less than the DBS' top speed. Never mind about that but the transmission is now a 6-speed paddle shift transmission.

What's also clever is that the new Vanquish is the first Aston to come with launch control. Push it, turn the TCS off, build the revs and when the light is green, you'll be ready to yell GERONIMO through a loud haler. 

This new model marks the new chapter of Aston Martin's history and while this carmaker is gearing for its centennial anniversary next year, this new Vanquish became an omen, a sign that warns us that it is coming. However, the new Vanquish really has a noble heart that can perform better and as delicate as a piano concerto. By making it better, this is the best Aston I have ever seen in my life. I would gladly ditch the DBS and the V12 Vantage in favor of this car.

Photo: Aston Martin

Bridging the war between Arthritis and Acne

It came from the era where subs are used
to defeat the Germans...

In Top Gear's Hill Climb Challenge episode, a sports-tuned version of the Austin Healey Sprite was served for the Austin Healey Sport Club who are up against a souped up Peugeot 306 served for the punks wearing hoodies, training shoes, and Argos jewerlies in the hill climb challenge at Prescott Hill. When handed these to The Stig, the Frogeye Sprite won the Hill Climb challenge in 58.4 seconds, faster than the 59.26 time set on a modified Peugeot 306.



Sadly though, we don't get a Peugeot 306 that we can souped up to make it more like the ones we saw on those Max Power magazines but we do get a classic British roadster that kicked a souped up hatchback at Prescott Hill. Although it might not be pleasant for the September Pennzoil Car Pack from Forza Motorsport 4 to have this Frogeye Sprite but it sure is great to have another one of Top Gear memorabilia. Thank you Austin Healey Sport Club. This is the kind of car where competition meets culture and it doesn't matter which car culture you're following either you are obsessed with vintage classics, import scene, or any car culture you are on, even on Forza Motorsport 4 because car culture is part of it.

The Mark I Sprite was launched in 1958 and produced until 1961 with 48,987 units made. The Brits nicknamed it Frogeye while the Americans nicknamed it Bugeye because of its headlights mounted on top of the bonnet.

Under the bonnet lies the 948cc A-Series 4-cylinder engine that produces 43HP of power and 71Nm of torque. According to British car magazine, The Motor, the Mark I Sprite can do 0-60mph in 20.5 seconds and top speed of 82.9mph. Fuel economy is 43 miles per imperial gallon.

The Mark I Sprite's success in motorsport can be traced back to the 1958 Alpine Rally where John Sprinzel and Willy Cave gathered a class victory. The most famous Sprite used in motorsports was the Sebring Sprite.

I was very glad to take a spin on this Frogeye Sprite and I was very pleased about its lightweight bodywork. If you tweak this Frogeye whatever you like, this lightweight frog can blitz through the corners like you've never expected, just like what happened on the Top Gear Hill Climb Challenge and kicked the modified 306's bumper. It goes to show that age and experience will always win for vigor, no matter which car culture you're following at. That's what the Frogeye Sprite taught me about car cultures.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Let's Do The News! (September 11, 2012)

Now, let's do the news!

Yeah, tell you what. Anyone seen last week's episode of Doctor Who? Raise your hands...

(audience raising hands)

Well, that was a good show but I kinda found out to be very weird about this episode...

Is it the dinosaurs?

Nope.

Is the the Aussie-accent adventurer?

Nope. Not really.

Is it the prissy robots voiced by Mitchell and Webb?

Quite ok but nope. Not that it...

Oh, what is it?

Um...um...I saw The Doctor kissing Rory Williams...

(audience laughing)

What?!

Doctor Who...just kissed a man...and if you look closely on these two pics...

Kiss scene from Christopher and his Kind, starring Matt Smith as Christopher Isherwood
Kiss scene on Christopher and his Kind

This is when The Eleventh Doctor kissed Rory Williams on Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
The Doctor kissed Rory on Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

You'll notice that what the hell Matt Smith's doing. We all know that he never kissed a man but he really lift the cap to do it. When Matt Smith's portraying as Christopher Isherwood on a biopic called Christopher and his Kind, we came to witness about the different kind of Matt Smith, as if he's kissing a man.

(audience laughing)

Now this. This is how we called it THE DOCTOR AND HIS KIND! We never knew we saw this coming...not even Amy Pond would saw it.

So, the eleventh Doctor, the one who thinks bowties, fezzes, stetsons, bunk beds, and glasses are cool, became the first ever Doctor Who to kiss a man, especially Rory Williams-Pond?

(audience laughing)

Question is...did The Doctor pop back to the 1930's as Christopher Isherwood and then he kissed a man?

(audience laughing)

Ha ha ha!!! That tickles me! Ha ha ha! Good point!!! Ha ha ha!

(audience laughing)

Anyway enough about THE DOCTOR AND HIS KIND and hey! Guess what? With all that success, Doctor Who garnered numerous BAFTA nominations. Also, the U.K. only Doctor Who The Adventure Game: The Gunpowder Plot was nominated for Digital Creativity and Games section. Then, the spin-off that was already axed last year since the death of Elisabeth Sladen, which is The Sarah Jane Adventures, has been nominated in the Children’s Programme category.

Really?

Yeah, and we wish those good luck at the BAFTA Cymru Awards on Sunday, 30 September 2012 at the Wales Millennium Centre.

Wait? Wales Millenium Centre? Is that Torchwood location venue?

(audience laughing)

I wonder if Captain Jack will going to mess that party?

(audience laughing)

I don't know but Mr. John Barrowman's pretty busy for some new show. Oh, I just realized something, last night was the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics. It seems that China has the most medals, 231 to be exact.

So, China's taking revenge on the US in terms of medal count? What coincidence...

Yeah, and on that closing ceremony, we saw performances from Coldplay, Ellie Simmons, Jonnie Peacock, Jay-Z and Rihanna.


What a great way to close this year's paralympics.

Yeah, indeed. And hey! We just heard about...

GREAT NEWS!

What?!

(audience laughing)

No! Wait! It's better than what you think!

Okay, what is it?

TOP GEAR...garnered a Guinness World Record for being the most watched factual TV programme in the world with 212 countries watching!


(applause)

Excellent! Great! Now, we just picked up some news that PSA Peugeot Citroen, for the first time, got removed from French Stock Exchange's CAC 40 and replace it with chemical and plastics maker Solvay SA on September 24.

(what?)


Yeah, can't believe that the French Auto industry, due to the Euro crisis, keeps on hurting down the big names. Now that PSA Peugeot Citroen's been removed from the list, where would they go next? 

Good thing? Where would they go next?

(audience laughing)

Anyway, while we're solving this conundrum for this French automotive giant, let's move on to something interesting. In the fantasy world that is Forza Motorsport 4, we've seen famous motoring icons recreated from the single detail. We see General Lee, Takumi Fujiwara's AE86, Smokey and The Bandit, Herbie the Love Bug, The Fast and the Furious cars, there are to name a few but thanks to the newly bought September Pennzoil Car Pack, we might be interested on this...GMC Vandura...

The A-TEAM Van!

Right, here I am standing next to this...GMC Vandura. This van became famous for its appearance on the 1980's hit TV series turned 2010 movie, The A-Team, where a group of mercenaries (from the cigar-chomping leader Hannibal, the "I PITY THE FOOL" B.A. Baracus, Face, and "Howling Mad" Murdock) are wanted by the government for a crime they didn't commit and exist as soldiers of fortune, ready to help for a price to pay.

I pity the fool!

Look at this van. From every single detail, this lucky owner really tried to replicate the van that took THE A-TEAM wherever help is needed for a price to pay. We really PITY THE FOOL for those who didn't like this van but hey, it's a GMC Vandura. Wonder if I can take it out for a spin?




Yep. Because it's a van, it's very heavy even though it's a REAR-WHEEL DRIVE van. But it's still the A-TEAM van. Wonder if I can ram against my rivals in some competitions were racing turned deadly...Banger racing perhaps? Hmmm....

(applause)

The A-TEAM invades Top Gear!

Wow! What a very convincing GMC Vandura!

Yeah and unfortunately, that's just a user-generated design to match the one as seen on THE A-TEAM. Luckily! I did a whole lap on this one!

So, what time you did it in?

I did it in...1:56.832!

(audience laughing and applause)

Well done!

Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

We start off with the MINI COUNTRYMAN. Sadly though, I really really hate this car because of numerous reasons. One, it's targeted for those who have a Playstation3. Two, it's for those who got tantalized over the PS3-only DLC costumes on THE IDOLM@STER 2 such as Stratos Butterfly, Burning Performer, White School Swimsuit, Cutie Insect, Rainy Suzuran, Dressy Alice, Random Color Beauty, Digital Spacecraft, Full Bloom Yukata Dress, and Devilkin Swimming Suit. Three, it's for those who got busy watching anime shows on Crunchyroll on their PS3. And worst of all, it's also for Whovians. Bowties are cool, fezzes are cool, stetsons are cool, bunk beds are cool, glasses are cool, hmph. Sorry if I have to waste the whole day about why I hate this car but now, there's a hotter version which I hate it in every different way...

2013 Mini JCW Countryman

This is the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman, the car I really hate has now been spiced up a bit. First of all, it comes from the hot John Cooper Works models, which are known to be the hotter MINIs for the serious enthusiasts but for the first time, JCW with ALL4 all-wheel-drive system as standard is definitely calling out as the road-going version of the Countryman WRC car. It seems that with the know-how of the rally car, the JCW Countryman is like a different kind of wild animal...wearing a fez really.

2013 Mini JCW Countryman interior

But still, this is the bulkiest MINI I have ever encountered because it has four doors or maybe because of its 4WD layout. It takes a single half-765 Productions producer, half-Gallifreyan to understand this car of this size and for this one, this gets worse. The turbocharged 1.6L engine produces 218HP of power, a wibbly wobbly timey wimey 0-60mph time of seven seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph) for the manual and 223 km/h (139 mph) for its automatic sibling. Sounds intriguing but for a real fun, it might be best to drive if you're putting on either of your Stratos Butterfly, Burning Performer, White School Swimsuit, Cutie Insect, Rainy Suzuran, Dressy Alice, Random Color Beauty, Digital Spacecraft, Full Bloom Yukata Dress, or Devilkin Swimming Suit.

2013 Mini JCW Countryman

The recipe of making a JCW Countryman is simple. First, start off with everything why I hate the Mini Countryman beginning with the outfits I mentioned several times. I got a huge washing machine which I will do some ridiculous things serving as a tortured metaphor for this car. (Insert Top Gear V8 invention joke here) Put those PS3-only IM@S 2 outfits such as Stratos Butterfly, Burning Performer, White School Swimsuit, Cutie Insect, Rainy Suzuran, Dressy Alice, Random Color Beauty, Digital Spacecraft, Full Bloom Yukata Dress, and the Devilkin Swimming Suit in the washing machine. These will serve as the bodywork for the JCW Countryman. Next, let's put something such as Tiny TARDIS Pies, Sonic Screwdrivers, Radioactive-Spuds with Cool Avocado Cream, K-9 Dogs with Mustard Onions, Ginger Companions, Fish Fingers (and Chips) with Custard, Mini Chocolate Dalek Cakes, those kind of snacks when you're planning for a Doctor Who viewing party. These will serve as the turbocharged engine that powered the 1.6L Turbo engine for the JCW Countryman. What's next? Oh yeah! Bowties! Fezzes! Stetsons! Glasses! I should put it too and these will serve as the JCW Countryman's coolness. For an added bite, some bovril, beef, and brick. (laughing) Set the LOAD SIZE to SUPER, TEMPERATURE to COOL, pull knob to start, and wait for 1 hour....

While waiting for an hour. Who should I be? I should be dressed either as the 9th, Rose, the 10th, Martha, The Master, Donna, the 11th, Amy, Rory, River, or any Doctor Who character I know. If I chose which Who character I'd be, preferably the 11th because he's cool, I should head back to the washing machine and for the finished product. Serve it in and enjoy...

Well, obviously, the finished product will leave my Gallifreyan cardiovascular system (two hearts) pulse faster and blow my skull into bits but as a taste sensation, I'm not sure if it works because basically, I got the name for it! THE BLOODY AWFUL!!!

This is often the way cars are meant to be "IT'S MORE FUN IN GRAN TURISMO", they have the weirdest of ingredients but there's no heart, there's no fun, and worst of all, quite shocking and dangerous. This isn't shocking or dangerous but there is one big drawbacks. First of all, it was the price, the JCW Countryman will cost you about 34,800 Euros for the one with 6MT while the one with the 6AT may cost you 36,340 Euros. Another drawback to this car is its 4WD. Because it's heavy, handling the JCW Countryman is as hard as you've been wrestled down a panda in sumo wrestler's attire. Sports suspension works fine on racetracks but on the road, it's a bit nasty and uncomfortable. And lastly, well, being a Mini Countryman, I really hate it for being "IT'S MORE FUN IN GRAN TURISMO". I once drove the MINI COOPER S COUNTRYMAN in GT5 and I have to say that this is the kind of car I really hate for being, well, you get the idea.

To sum up then, the spiced-up version of the Countryman is definitely not a good car to keep it in your garage. This car might be best if you were living in either Leadworth or Cwmtaff.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Anime Saimoe Tournament 2012 update (September 10, 2012)

Time for another WEEK IN REVIEW for the 2012 Anime Saimoe Tournament and let's cover last week's contestants (mostly anime girls from 2011 to 2012) are advancing to the next round...

Those highlighted in Bold are the winners advancing to the next round.

September 1, 2012

E01
Sakuno Uryuu - Mashiroiro Symphony - 176
Chiaki Kurihara - Bodacious Space Pirates
Cordelia Glauca - Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 98

E05
Sanae Nagatsuki - Ika-Musume - 182
Yuuko Aioi - Nichijou - 117
Atsumi Miyagawa - Recorder & Randsell - 90


E09
Charlotte Dunois - Infinite Stratos - 205
Chitose Ikeda - Yuru Yuri - 144
MIX - Aquarion Evol - 64

September 2, 2012

E02
Yumi Kajiki - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 460
Erio Touwa - Denpa Onna To Seishun Otoko - 406
Hiro - Hidamari Sketch - 124

E06
Sanya V. Litvyak - Strike Witches - 517
Hinagiku Katsura - Hayate the Combat Butler! HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - 396
Yachiyo Todoroko - Working! - 86

E10
Yuu Matsumi - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 639
Arata Sagimori - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 206
Hatsumi Usuzumi - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 66


September 3, 2012

E03
Kurumi Hazuki - Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel - 232
Kaori Senou - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 160
Yunoha Thrul - Aquarion Evol - 100

E07
Hibiki Ganaha - THE IDOLM@STER - 212
Ringo - Daily Lives of High School Boys - 159
Natsumi Aizawa - Natsuiro Kiseki - 158

E11
Taiga Aisaka - Toradora! - 295
Literature Girl - Daily Lives of High School Boys - 139
Erika Kurumi - Heartcatch Pretty Cure!

September 4, 2012

E08
Rin Tohsaka -  Fate/Zero  -248
Sukoya Kokaji -  Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A -181
Yurin L'Ciel - Mobile Suit Gundam Age - 79

E04
Yayoi Takatsuki - THE IDOLM@STER - 258
Nao Midorikawa - Smile Pretty Cure! - 142
Chie Satonaka - Persona 4 THE ANIMATION - 95

E12
Yui Hirasawa - K-ON! - 230
Haruka L. Morishima - Amagami SS+ - 177
Ayumi Nishizawa - Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth - 100

September 5, 2012

F09
Ryuka Shimizudani -  Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 279
Tsumugi Kotobuki - K-ON! - 268
Haruna - Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? - 110

F05
Kanna Tanigawa - Ano Natsu De Matteru - 296
Karen Araragi - Ghostory - 209
Mikoto Urabe - Mysterious Girlfriend X - 127

F01
Hercule Barton - Detective Opera Milky Holmes - 247
Ryuuko Mifune - Denpa Onna To Seishin Otoko - 236
Horizon Ariadust - Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere - 114

September 6, 2012

F02
Seraphim - Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? - 265
Yae Kobashiri -  Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 223
Hatsuse Okahashi -  Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 60

F10
Eru Chitanda - Hyouka - 367
Dalian - Dantalian No Shoka - 101
Yukari Hirai - Shakugan no Shana III -FINAL- - 78

F06
Haruka Amami - THE IDOLM@STER - 274
Ohana Matsumae - Hanasaku Iroha - 212
Satomi Kanbara -  Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A  - 95

September 7, 2012

F03
Yui Funami - Yuru Yuri - 343
Riko Mine - Hidan no Aria - 156
Irisviel Von Einzbern - Fate/Zero - 153

F07
Kuro Matsumi - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 384
Subaru Konoe - Mayo Chiki! - 288
Sera Eguchi - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 26

F11
Ririchiyo Shirakiin - Inu X Boku SS - 327
Yoshika Miyafuji - Strike Witches - 245
Tooru - A Channel - 92

September 8, 2012

F04
Kirame Hanada - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 306
Ranko Saouji - Sankarea - 198
Kasumi Iwato - Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A - 46

F08
Nyarlathotep - Haiyore! Nyarlko-san - 317
Nadeko Sengoku - Ghostory - 209
Mayu Morita - Morita-san Wa Mukuchi - 63

F12
Miyako - Hidamari Sketch - 249
Takane Shijou - THE IDOLM@STER - 207
Yuuko Kanoe - Dusk Maiden Of Amnesia - 108

Super GT 2012 Fuji Speedway Update

Super GT 2012 Round 6 held at Fuji Speedway since September 9, 2012. Here are the results from that race in top 3, reverse order...

For Super GT500 category;

3rd place...#19 WedsSport ADVAN SC430 driven by Seiji Ara and Andre Couto

2nd place...#1 S Road REITO MOLA GT-R driven by Masataka Yanagida and Ronnie Quintarelli

WINNER is...#12 Calsonic Impul GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and Joao Paulo de Oliveira

SCOOP: http://supergt.net/pages/pg:race/device:pc/ln:en/year:2012/round:6/gt_class:gt500/menu:3/result_menu:race/result_menu_2:total

For Super GT300 category;

3rd place...#16 MUGEN CR-Z GT driven by Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima

2nd place...#1 apr HASEPRO Prius GT driven by Morio Nitta and Koki Saga

WINNER is...#33 HANKOOK PORSCHE driven by Masami Kageyama and Tomonobu Fujii

Scoop: http://supergt.net/pages/pg:race/device:pc/ln:en/year:2012/round:6/gt_class:gt300/menu:3/result_menu:race/result_menu_2:total

Next race in...AUTOPOLIS this September 30, 2012!

Bulilit fitness

On the September 9, 2012 episode of Goin Bulilit...

- Weightlifting competition

- Gym gags

- The Four-Gets are remembering about their dads who started jogging on their ages...

- Goin Bulilit music video of SIRENA

- The Four-Gets are remembering about where did they wee

- more corny jokes on I'M CORNY

- In KURSUNADA, Abner Mechado attacked an MMDA Enforcer..

- The Four-Gets are remembering about how did their wee just stopped when they woke up

- READY GET SET GOIN in Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head!

Formula 1 2012 Italian GP update

This year's Italian Grand Prix occurred in Autodromo Nazionale Monza and in that venue, we were surprised that McLaren-Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton dominated the whole track with Sauber-Ferrari's Sergio Perez placed 2nd place and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso placed 3rd.

PRESS RELEASE:

Race - Hamilton supreme at Monza, as Perez shines again


Lewis Hamilton dominated Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix for McLaren, to score his first-ever win at motorsport’s cathedral of speed and the team’s third victory on the trot.

Behind him, however, Ferrari suffered the indignity of being beaten by a customer team on their home ground as Sergio Perez got some payback for Malaysia with a superb drive which made the maximum of some excellent strategy by Sauber.

Everyone else started on Pirelli’s medium tyre but they opted for the hard, gaining a late-race advantage on the mediums which saw the Mexican climb from eighth to second after his pit stop on the 29th lap. By the end was he was just 4.3s adrift of the McLaren, but Hamilton had everything under control and scored a much-needed victory which brings him back up to second place in the world championship.

A damage-limiting drive from Fernando Alonso saw the Spaniard survive an uncomfortable off-course moment in the Curva Grande which was deemed by the stewards to have been caused by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, whom Alonso was attacking at the time.

A good start had helped Alonso to climb from his 10th place on the grid, and after his prolonged battle with Vettel he was aided by team mate Felipe Massa who had split the McLarens from the start. The Brazilian duly conceded second place to his partner on the 40th lap, and Alonso seemed set to finish there until the flying Perez swept by him on the 46th. The Ferraris thus finished third and fourth, garnering Ferrari 27 points to move them back to third place in the constructors’ points table behind Red Bull and McLaren.

Button looked set for second until he lost drive on the back straight on the 33rd lap, the McLaren team diagnosing a fuel pick-up problem.

It was also a very tough day for Red Bull. Vettel climbed up to third by Lap 20, but his indiscretion with Alonso earned him a drive-through penalty and later he was advised to switch off his engine rather than risk a failure, which was thought to be imminent after an issue with its alternator. With team mate Mark Webber making a bad start, and later spinning and flat-spotting his tyres on the exit to Ascari before creeping round to the pits to retire, the team lost a lot of their advantage in the constructors’ stakes. They now have 272 points to McLaren’s 243, Ferrari’s 226 and Lotus’s 217.

In the drivers’ stakes, Alonso has an enlarged 37-point lead, now over Hamilton, 179 to 142, with fifth-place finisher Kimi Raikkonen third on 141 from Vettel on 140, Webber on 132 and Button on 101.

Raikkonen battled superbly with Perez before conceding defeat, but was lucky to hold on to fifth as two-stopping Michael Schumacher was only 0.3s behind at the end, while Nico Rosberg in the other two-stopping Mercedes disposed of Force India’s Paul di Resta to take seventh. The Scot was eighth, like the majority of front runners relying on a single stop, with Kamui Kobayashi making it a good day for Sauber with ninth after a steady run on a different strategy to Perez’s.

Williams’ Bruno Senna took the final point after an adventurous race which saw him having to make trips over chicane kerbs after both Rosberg and Di Resta gave him a hard time. He dived past Daniel Ricciardo’s Toro Rosso on the final lap, as did team mate Pastor Maldonado who was only 0.5s behind him at the finish line. The unfortunate Australian was thus 12th from Romain Grosjean stand-in Jerome D’Ambrosio in the second Lotus.

A lap down, the Caterham drivers had a race-long fight, with Heikki Kovalainen leading Vitaly Petrov over the line by a tenth of a second as they took valuable 14th and 15th positions. At Marussia, it was Charles Pic’s turn to beat Timo Glock, in 16th and 17th, while Pedro de la Rosa’s 100th race saw him catch and pass HRT team mate Narain Karthikeyan for an eventual 18th.

Besides Webber, Vettel and Button, Nico Hulkenberg dropped out right at the end with mechanical problems on his Force India, while Jean-Eric Vergne was the first retirement early on when his Toro Rosso appeared to shatter a rear brake disc and was sent aviating over the first chicane kerbs.

Scoop: http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2012/9/13780.html

Verdict: There's still more drama to this Formula 1 2012 malarkey. And hey, the drama continues this September 23 at Singapore.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A bit more...dinosaur-ish!

Episode 2 of Doctor Who was aired and would you look at that? This episode's a bit more Dinosaur-ish! That's Dinosaurs on a Spaceship!

Not only we met an adventurer and the Egyptian queen but we also witness a father and son story between Rory and his dad, Brian Williams.

Favorite part? It was the robots who belong to some madman named Solomon. We are very crossed wit you! No wait! It was the triceratops who likes golf balls. If only you have the balls to ride Tricey!

Weird part? I saw The Doctor kissing Rory for one second. It's The Doctor and his kind...ewwww....

Anyway, this is still one of the best in the first half of Series 7. Next week, you'll gonna love this...The trio are on a wild wild west up against the menacing Gunslinger. Until then, take care are Geronimo!!!!
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