Random Thoughts For Soccer's Lost Boys Friday June 18, 2010

As much as I’ve championed my unhealthy obsession with everything World Cup over the past week and a half, if you are any sort of fan of the beautiful game you really need to spend sometime with the people from Vanguard and their new documentary Soccer’s Lost Boys.

This expectational little feature examines the disturbing growth of the black market trade of young African Soccer players. Where 12 year old kids are sold like hockey cards and crocked agents swindle the improvised parents of these kids for all their money, only to abandon them illegally in some of Europe’s largest metropolitan centres. Forcing many into a life of drug pushing and male prostitution just to survive.

So while everyone’s screaming madly about the world cup and the glory it brings, not everything is Sparkles and Sunshine in the world of futball.

And by the way, if you haven’t familiarized yourself with Vanguard, do yourself a favour and check out their impressive list of features.

First – I’ve mentioned this before, but Navin Vaswani’s Stealing Home is easily one of the most entertaining features to appear in the Globe and Mail. But the last article regarding Doc Holiday’s perfect game is a really interesting piece on routing for an ex-player, if only for the comment that more people have orbited the moon than thrown a perfect game.

Second – I’m sorry, but is Kate Hudson the new Paris Hilton? First she infected Owen Wilson and then A-rod (which I’m openly comfortable with), but now it looks like she has her man-eater eyes set on the lead singer of Muse. Oh say it ain’t so

ThirdKevin Costner Likes this

FavoriteDavid Beckham Doesn’t Like This

FifthThese are the companies in your Neighbourhood.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve become more and more involved with iPhone App development. Obviously, I haven’t reached the plateau of actually launching my own iPhone app, but through the dev camps and the launch of yycapps.com, I’ve been trying to get involved with the community and help out. (And as a disclaimer I’ve also invested in the iPhoenix Fund – the company behind this next app)

One of the latest apps to make it big out of Calgary is the game Sigma from bigstackstudios. As of today, Sigma now sits 16ht and 17th in the Canadian and US apps stores respectively.

While, I could go on about how awesome it is, you should read the new review on yycApps about sigma, which includes a cameo from my wife.

Sixth – Nintendo made some noise at E3 this past week, with news that it’s releasing some interesting games this year. So… Do you think if I purchase the Mario Volleyball/Hockey game, I think I might be able to smuggle in The new Zelda game under the radar?

I think it’ll work.

Seventh – It looks like Twitter’s recent downtime is not regulated to issues with fanatic World Cup fans and that bloody Vuvuzela. It looks like it’s a much larger issue (via. alfgoetz.

Eighth – This link comes via, the always entertaining, Mr. Arnott – Comic Sans’ open rebuttal to all it’s haters

When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I’m banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I’m shredding “Reign In Blood” on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I’m racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who’ll kill me if I don’t cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.

Ninth – So many naughty girl comments… so little time. Two Dutch MiniDress Girls arrested in Johannesburg for their part in a Guerrilla marketing campaign at the world cup.

Tenth – I purchased this shirt and I really think you should too.

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