Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hail Caesar!

I've been reading a book series called 'The Stories of the Romans' by Shiono Nanami lately. This fifteen-volume mega saga about the Ancient Romans has been my bedside reading material for the last few months, and despite my slow progress with the series I'm finding it pretty enjoyable to read.

I am currently up to Emperor Vespasian, who lead Rome between 69-79 A.D. He had two sons, Titus and Domitianus, and a few days ago while I was reading about Vespasian I stumbled onto these photos of busts of the two sons;

At first I didn't take much notice and turned to the next page, but there was something so uncanny, something so memorable, something so familiar about those photos. So I went back and took a careful look at them. Does the figure on the left remind you of anyone...?

Titus, Son of Vespasian...or is he?

Now if that's not freaky, I don't know what is. Next time you see him, we should make sure to give him a proper Roman salute.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Virtual Chad.

A while ago my brother and I created a virtual team of The Chad for our Pro Evolution Soccer game so I could at least virtually enjoy the virtual taste of virtual success. Despite a rocky start in the first season the Virtual Chad have blossomed into a force to be reckoned with. And here are the key players of this glorious team;

The Deadly Forward


The Target-Man

The Dribbler (Yes I realise it looks noting like Kas, but that's about as close as the facial presets got... and I really can't explain why I spelt his last name wrong)

The Tank

The Tackler


The Gatekeeper

Obviously we need some extra players since the real world Chad has only 7 players plus Kas who fills in from time to time -

The Mongorian

The Astroboy

The Spartan

The Axe

Hopefully The Chad can get a few more wins this season.