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That’s all, folks!

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Misc.

It’s been more than a year since I bothered to post anything here, so I’m going to retire this site.
Now that I’ve escaped The Mothership, I feel more comfortable writing about a variety of non-work things over at JoshDrescher.com, which is where I’ll be exclusively posting new stuff from now on. I’d basically reserved [...]

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My grand scheme nears fruition…

March 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Art, Gaming, Misc.

One step closer to being TEEVEE famous:

Duff’s making us (Mythic) a cake.
I can’t provide details just yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome (we spent half an hour adding unnecessary profanity to the contract language). I’m pleased to say that Duff is EXACTLY what you want him to be [...]

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

January 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Art, Gaming, Misc.

Tomorrow, I’m spending the day in our local recording studio with Blue Öyster Cult - as the kids say - “laying down a track”. Their lead singer is a fan of our game and wanted to come hang out, talk shop and make some music with our studio band, The Hamtouchers. So that’s [...]

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Why today matters.

November 4th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Misc.

I’m in Moscow. I’ve had a shit day.
What follows features the sort of language I doubt is “Work Safe”. It’s not “funny profanity” either, so be warned.

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Zeitgeist.

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

At the behest of a friend, I typed “is ” into the google search box in Firefox a moment ago. It attempts to predict what you’re searching for based on current search trends, which can - at times - be very handy. Other times, it just provides a dark and horrible glimpse into [...]

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Note to the Obama Campaign

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

Now that corrupt, evil Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens has been found guilty on all charges, you should relentlessly play the following footage:

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October surprise!

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

He ran a good campaign, but after this bombshell it’s hard not to believe that Obama is doomed (via Shortpacked):

Experience may be critical after all. You KNOW Patrick Leahy wouldn’t have made this sort of mistake.

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Upgrading Update.

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

So… something broke like hell and everything’s buggy as hell now, so I’m just punting on my age-old WP theme to get things working again. Maybe I’ll go back and fix it later, but probably not.

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McCain’s in trouble.

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

Obama has picked Joe Biden to be his running mate and - in doing so - taken a HUUUUGE step towards getting my vote. The rumors of McCain’s “short list” have been a horror show of late (Lieberman, Romney, etc.) and I actually am having a hard time thinking of anyone he could pick [...]

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Sometimes, I love my job.

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Gaming, Misc.

I’m out at E3 in Los Angeles. LA is - as we all know - The Devil’s Own Asshole and is the single worst place on earth. E3 is always a meat-grinder event and while it’s much smaller now than it once was, it’s still a nightmarish three days of standing all day [...]

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R.I.P. Stan Winston

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Movies

The great Stan Winston has passed away. If you’ve enjoyed any (non-Lucas) special effects bonanza over the past 30 or so years, he’s probably the man to thank.
The world officially sucks a bit more now.

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Something something IRAQ something something.

June 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Tonight’s episode of Battlestar Galactica was a few things:
1) Deeply predictable.
2) Still pretty swanky.
3) A fearsome indicator of potentially awful “commentary” to come.
Also:
Drooling Adama is awesome. Not “Fat Apollo” awesome, but still pretty goddamn awesome.

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Obama’s secret plan.

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

First, some background:

Now, the Big Reveal:

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Bo Diddley - R.I.P.

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Uncle Warren nails it:
Decades before people were hyping themselves in rap, Bo Diddley was doing nothing but singing songs about Bo Diddley (while ripping the piss out of “Hush Little Baby”) and inventing the Bo Diddley beat (while actually trying to teach himself some old Gene Autry saw).
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Why I love Dave Letterman.

May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Fussing about with iTunes earlier this evening, I wound up listening to a bunch of Warren Zevon tracks. Which, of course, made me miss Warren Zevon. He died in the middle of 2003 from mesothelioma.
A google or two later and I stumbled upon the fact that Warren’s last public performance had been on [...]

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Kasparov’s Flying Penis Gambit

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc., Politics

Okay, this was funny earlier when I had no idea who was involved, but it’s A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER now that I know that it was chess master Garry Kasparov whose speech was interrupted by a flying dildo-copter.
[edit] Now with embedded video:

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At least it’s not a memetic polyalloy killing machine.

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc., Science

A product called “HAL” created by a company called “Cyberdyne”? What can POSSIBLY go wrong?
Of course, I’d love to have one myself.

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Things I forgot…

May 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

I ALSO want more:
- Fat Apollo
- Mustaches/mustache removal
- Boat-demolition

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Frack this.

May 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Misc.

I fell behind on BSG for a couple of weeks and just got caught up earlier today.
Things I want less of:
- Characters going crazy. Baltar regularly being molested by a Six only he could see while other people talk to him was great. Having half of the major characters in a [...]

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The word of the day is:

May 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Misc.

“Manpanzee”

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