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See the monkey perform!

August 9th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I generally don’t draw attention to any press-related stuff I wind up doing, but these guys went to the trouble of making me an ACTUAL GRAPHIC:

Unless the Internet has failed me utterly, 9:00 PM BST is 4:00 PM EDT. If you’re in the mood to slack off at work, you can hear me [...]

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links for 2006-07-29

July 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

Wine Review Online
An excellent resource for wine enthusiasts, edited by one of my favorite professors - Michael Franz.
(tags: wine reviews)

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Let the challenging of everything COMMENCE!

June 20th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

Yes, EA bought us today. That’s about all I’ll say about that for now.

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Alex Toth, June 25, 1928 – May 27, 2006

May 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

I returned from vacation yesterday to find that the great Alex Toth passed away on Saturday.

Toth was largely responsible for the design of many of the most memorable cartoons of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. I’m just old enough to have caught the latter portion of some of the classic Hanna-Barbera shows that [...]

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Once more into the breech.

May 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I’m heading out to LA in a little over eight hours for this year’s E3. If anyone needs me, I’ll be locked in the foreign press room at our booth from dusk ’til dawn all week.
Back late on Saturday.

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links for 2006-04-29

April 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

C For Cookie
People should not be afraid of cookie, COOKIE should be afraid of people.
(tags: video comics funny)

Public Enemy: The Comic Book
“So while Public Enemy is performing their hit songs and lecturing around the world, they are also acting as secret agents for a global organization of freedom fighters called the Underground Railroad that is [...]

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Reviewapalooza - The Bookening.

February 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment · Art, Misc.

Comments on some books I’ve gone through recently.

Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir by Graham Roumieu
A small nugget of perfect comedy, hiding on a bookstore shelf near you.

Earthboy Jacobus by Doug TenNapel
Gorgeous art marred by bitterness, arrogance and conceit.

The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
So much funny it’s almost TOO much [...]

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links for 2006-02-03

February 3rd, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

NBC Cancels Series About Dysfunctional Christian Family
“The American Family Association (AFA) called for a boycott of the “anti-Christian program [The Book of Daniel],” even before the first episode aired… The AFA’s message ends with a fund-raising appeal.”
Money-grubbing? From CHRISTIAN FUNDIES? Color me shocked.
(tags: religion christianity America’s_Persecuted_Majority crazy_people tv)

NBC Offends Christians Again
“A conservative advocacy group [...]

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links for 2006-01-14

January 14th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Misc.

Greenpeace: Friday the 13th is here
The always classy Greenpeace, doing what they do best - fearmongering.
(tags: crazy_people greenpeace politics)

Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey for Governor of Minnesota.
“My sister has a saying, “Evil Begets Evil!” Well, starting in 2007, it will be the criminals who realize first hand, that there is someone more evil than they are, [...]

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links for 2006-01-08

January 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

The Pointlessness of Current Videogame Journalism
“[T]he formulaic, child-minded writing-for-the-lowest common marketing denominator style that encapsulates 99% of the mainstream videogame press is a load of crap.”
(tags: gaming journalism)

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I’m sorry, Batman.

November 22nd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Society is most definitely to blame for this. Trust me.

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Stephen Hawking is awesome.

November 18th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc.

Some quotes from his latest gig.
On astronauts returning to the moon:
“Stupid. Sending politicians would be much cheaper, because you don’t have to bring them back.”
Given his choice between meeting Marilyn Monroe or Isaac Newton:
“Marilyn. Newton seems to have been an unpleasant character.”
When asked about his IQ:
“People who boast about their IQ are losers.”

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Undead blast from the past.

November 16th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Misc.

I randomly found a nearly two-year-old cached copy of a forum discussion earlier today. We were arguing about how best to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Apparently, I had a lot of free time that day.
In response to the assertion that America would be a bad place to be during an flare-up of [...]

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Shameful though it may be…

November 1st, 2005 · 1 Comment · Misc.

…I feel a powerful urge to succumb to this meme:

My blog is worth $4,516.32.How much is your blog worth?

As soon as the big blog bucks come rollin’ in, I’m buying a pony.
Oh, and Scott was wrong. He’s worth a MESS of ponies.
[edit] So… if they value google at 99 million dollars and [...]

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The Suicide Forest.

October 31st, 2005 · No Comments · Misc.

Ah, Japan:
Aokigahara, a forest at the foot of Mount Fuji, is known as Japan’s hottest suicide spot, but it’s also proving a veritable treasure island for those with few scruples when it comes to a having a yen for yen…
Scavengers are finding the forest to be a rich source of resalable items such as driver’s [...]

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Sad Mouse.

October 28th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Depressed after a slick city mouse seemingly stole his sweetheart, the world’s most famous cartoon icon repeatedly found himself looking for… permanent solutions.

Who’da thunk it. Mickey Mouse was actually FUNNY way back when.

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Mad worlds.

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

I’ve been thinking a great deal about crazy people lately - particularly Dave Sim and Henry Darger, as well as a few other folks who have not - as of yet - done anything crazy/interesting enough to warrant Wikipediation.
If you’re unfamiliar with either or both of them, go ahead and review the following:
Sim’s ‘Tangents’.
A fairly [...]

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Cassette Tapes.

October 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc.

Lots of them.

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Demented Old Man Pays Toll With Corpse Stuck in Windshield

October 21st, 2005 · No Comments · Misc.

Ouch:
A 93-year-old driver apparently suffering from dementia fatally struck a pedestrian and drove for three miles with the man’s body through his windshield, police said.
Ralph Parker was stopped after he drove through a tollbooth on the Sunshine Skyway, Traffic Homicide Investigator Michael Jockers said. The toll taker called police, he said.
Parker was not likely to [...]

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Thirsty?

October 21st, 2005 · No Comments · Misc.

Meet Toi Sennhauser. She’s a brewer of sorts. What sort, you ask? Let’s take a look:
Yum, yum, yum! Look at that great big frothy glass in Toi’s hand. Wouldn’t you just LOVE IT if a beautiful girl in a freaky cleavage-poppin’ Oktoberfest outfit handed you a nice icy cold beer RIGHT NOW? [...]

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