Barack Obama, Human President, Plays Robot Soccer

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, earlier today engaged in a brief session of athletic play-activity with an ASIMO robot unit. Although the president's preferred athletic play-activity is the American sport of basketball, he adjusted his expectations to meet the ASIMO's current… » 4/24/14 11:54am 4/24/14 11:54am

In '84 Epyx Sent Copy Of Summer Games To Soviets, Who Only Played Atari

Thirty years ago, we didn't have fancy PS4s to drool over. No, we had to type in things like "LOAD"*",8,1 to play games, and those games were real. One of the best, of course, was Epyx's Summer Games, which let you take part in such Olympic competitions as swimming, diving, sprinting, and gymnastics as a… » 11/15/13 2:18pm 11/15/13 2:18pm

Arsalan Kazemi, Oregon's Iranian-Born Glue Guy, Was Subjected To A…

Arsalan Kazemi was Oregon's hustling forward and best rebounder this season, averaging nearly a double-double and shooting almost 60%. He was also, according to USA Today, "the first Iranian to recieve a scholarship to play Division I basketball," and boy, did he hear about it. » 3/30/13 7:05pm 3/30/13 7:05pm

Before It Went To War With China, Georgetown Was Quite Excited About…

Georgetown University sent a hype-man of an email to graduates and others in June. Oh, what could have been if things didn't devolve to diplomacy decimation with the quickness. » 8/19/11 12:15am 8/19/11 12:15am

China Would Prefer Not To Dwell On Any Incident That May Or May Not…

Here's the online front page of the state-run English-language China Daily this afternoon. Welcome to China, Joe Biden! Hey, wasn't that goodwill mission supposed to include a basketball game? » 8/18/11 2:53pm 8/18/11 2:53pm

Qatari Government Begins Arresting World Cup Reporters 11 Years Before…

These Qataris don't wait around. The World Cup is set to kick off in Arabia during the summer of 2022, when temperatures will exceed the boiling point of steel and most life forms will already be extinct. So why not start oppressing reporters now? » 4/19/11 11:25am 4/19/11 11:25am

World War III Will Be Fought With Dishes And Swishes

President Obama showed the Chinese Vice Premier proper jump shot form, and also quoted Yao Ming. I suppose reducing a nation of one billion to a stereotype isn't so offensive if that stereotype is "they all love basketball." [CBS News] » 7/30/09 11:30pm 7/30/09 11:30pm