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Lostandfoundblog.

April 11th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

So I went through the Wordpress “saved but not published” bin. There’s a bunch of random crap in it - now-dead links mostly, but also some half-formed thoughts and posts I never got around to finishing. Sadly, this version of WP didn’t save the dates, so I don’t really know how the hell [...]

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Zombies vs. Novels

April 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Misc.

Pursuant to a brief discussion I had earlier today, I wonder which has a higher good-to-bad ratio in terms of quality:

Things involving Zombies (comics, films, books, etc.)
Novels

My money’s on the undead.

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Your monthly dose of ME.

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

From this month’s WAR Newsletter:
Video Podcast
Duck F**ker!
Grab Bag Q&A

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Aaaaaand…

March 29th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Misc.

…30.

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Look! Up in the sky!

March 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Misc.

They’re doing something outside the window of my office on the eighth floor. I have no idea what, but it’s made me exceedingly nervous.

Initially, I thought it was the fact that - every few minutes - there’s a man two feet away from me with his hands and face pressed against [...]

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I’m famous on the Internet… AGAIN!

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

This piece was originally published here.
This month, please also find me here, here and here (near the end).
Everything I Need to Know About Design I Learned in Kindergarten
If you’re like me, you’ve been playing games for as long as you can remember. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been playing PC and video games [...]

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Pardon me.

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc., Politics

Tragedy today, as former President Gerald Ford was eaten by wolves.
He was delicious.

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links for 2006-12-22

December 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

In Defense Of Joanna Newsom
Meredith Yayanos gives Uncle Warren a stern talking to about his recent criticism of Joanna Newsom. And rightly so, as Newsom’s latest album is one of the more interesting, compelling and wonderful things to happen to music last year.
(tags: music Joanna_Newsom Warren_Ellis)

Look Ma, I’m defying death!
See me risk my life [...]

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R.I.P. Martin Nodell

December 10th, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Martin Nodell has passed away at the age of 91. He was the artist responsible for the original golden age Green Lantern (he also created the Pillsbury Doughboy during his years in the advertising business).

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International relations.

November 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Misc.

From a discussion about whether or not having a British accent will help a fellow impress girls in America:
“You will need to be 80% as charming as you would need to be to snag hos back in avon-upon-fatbury or whatever.”

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Man fron Nantucket, you disappoint me.

October 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

I was catching up on some month-old Colbert Report episodes when a reference to the old “there once was a man from Nantucket” gag came up. It occurred to me that my estimate of the humor of this reference was based entirely on implication, and not any ACTUAL knowledge of what the rest of [...]

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10-year-old GIF-based debauchery.

September 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

It’s late. I’m poking around, trying to remember the name of a video store that was near my old dorm in college when I stumble across an interview with an old roommate (who apparently now owns the coffee shop across the street from said dorm). Obviously, it’s googlin’ time. All I find [...]

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World War Z

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

When it comes to fluff reading, I don’t mind grabbing audiobook versions of various novels and churning through them while I work. Recently, I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of Max Brooks’ “World War Z.” So far, it’s great. Like the best works of horror, it’s actually a clever commentary on [...]

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Attn: 13 year-old me.

September 13th, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Fear not that the Master’s skills might fade over time.
Weird Al’s new album is really good.

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Overheard/seen.

September 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc., Rants

Today’s been a good day for dropping a bit o’ eave.
Over lunch, Paul and I were seated next to a bloated, objectionable group of what seemed to be war profiteers (Paul was very amused by the idea of a mess of arms dealers getting together at the knockoff 50’s diner down the road [...]

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Victory!

September 9th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

That was fast.

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Multiple Man.

September 5th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of “Josh Drescher” stuff on the internet does, in fact, relate to me, I am somehow not google’s number one Josh Drescher. While the photographs that Josh Drescher #1 seems to be somehow attached to are nice and all, the megalomaniac in me wants that top spot [...]

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Action Comics #842.

August 31st, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

This issue has restored my love of Superman. It’s been a long, LONG time, but godDAMN this was a good issue. A version of Superman that isn’t just a mess of muscles with no brain to back the brawn is dull as dirt. I THINK - between this and All Star Superman [...]

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The dark world of Thomas Kinkade.

August 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

I noticed that the FBI is apparently after Thomas Kinkade - the guy behind those pastel fairy tale hut paintings that you see all over the place. I always assumed he was like Bob Ross - really good at one, specific thing and able to churn out a ton of product at breakneck speed. [...]

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Post-apocalyptic teen-idol meltdown.

August 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

At the behest of parties that shall remain nameless, I’ve been watching J. Michael Straczynski’s Jeremiah. It’s a sci-fi show that ran for a couple of seasons a while back on Showtime, based on an old Belgian comic from the 1970s. The storyline isn’t important. What matters is the cast and crew. [...]

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