It's only mine because it holds my suitcase.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is there nothing alpacas can't do?

A woman, desperate to conceive, finally becomes pregnant after partaking of her alpacas' fertility supplement.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Imagine a world devoid of Starbucks

Starbucks is closing all of its stores for three hours today so they can "train" their "baristas" in the "art" of "espresso". Sounds great in theory, right? Whence all the quotation marks then? Well, a few years ago Starbucks installed automated espresso machine in all of their stores. Press a button, and out comes espresso. So if you're craving coffee this afternoon and you can't get your fix, it's all because of a cheap-ass Starbucks publicity stunt.

Frak you, Starbucks.

I need to pay more attention

Sam & Max are still around. And they're episodic! Why wasn't I informed?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Paging CMOT Dibbler

In the cleansing of all that is icky in the runup to the Olympics, a Chinese sausagier is looking for a new name for his famed "dog would ignore it" sausage filled buns, presumably onna stick.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

He may be your new bicycle, but he ain't much of a wing man

A young reporter is shot down by his belle at a press conference because of an unfortunate remark by Barama. Later, he calls to apologize.

Yeah, about the Witcher

I just caught the Zero Punctuation review of the Witcher. Guess what. Yahtzee didn't like it. Yeah. I'm as surprised as you are. However. That's not why I'm here. I'm here because of the hilarious voiceover he did on the intro sequence after the review proper. It had my crying. In a good way.

Jump to 4:05 if you're in a hurry.

Friday, February 22, 2008

If only I had known

What to do on a date - a public service announcement.

Spoiler: You should take your belle to a community center. That's where all the action is.

Pirds of prey crave delicious toys

Toy RC planes are increasingly being caught, and presumably eaten, by birds of prey. Delicious.

Nature versus Robot

Alpacas > Horses

The Royal Canberra horse show has replaced its horses with alpacas. The audience, being Australian, is expected to be too drunk to notice the difference.

Horse absence leads to 'different' Canberra show

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

On my Filthy Hap Pits

Just in case I haven't already shared this with every single person on the planet, I give you the surrealist stylings of my apartment manager.

Who wants to write a game with me?

I promise it won't be about dwarfs.

Xbox to deliver community games

Dear America: stop being so stupid

Apparently seven out of ten Americans think that nanotechnology is not morally acceptable. I guess I missed the part in the bible that explains how really small things are the work of satan.

Religion Colors Americans' Views Of Nanotechnology

I'm running away to join the Mormons!

Well, not really. But Lomedae is going to be at a conference in Salt Lake City and I'm going to fly out to see him. In Utah. Where nothing interesting has happened in the last hundred and fifty years. Yay. I think.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I love it when I'm wrong

Even if my wrongness is somewhat ironic. For what, dear reader, arrived on my doorstep this very day? The selfsame day on which HD-DVD finally agreed to go on the cart? The day on which I expressed sincere doubts at the prospect of ever receiving my five free HD-DVDs, going so far as to express my dissatisfaction with a heartfelt "grmbl"? Yup.

Buy! Buy! Buy!

I was wrong. The alpaca industry is thriving. I saw it on youtube, so it must be true.

Also, if you order today, they'll double your order and throw in a free set of steak knives! Just pay separate shipping and handling.
Batteries sold separately. Alpacas not shown to scale. You mileage may vary. Offer not available to sane people.

Sell your alpaca before it's too late

Apparently there's an Alpaca bubble. And it's about to burst:
Our conclusion that current prices for alpaca stock are not supportable by market
fundamentals and that the industry represents the latest in the rich history of speculative bubbles
in agriculture may provide a useful caution for those considering investing in the industry.
Stop Laughing.
It's not funny.

Doubt Creeps In

Obersalzberg, 1933. Those pesky time travelers instill doubt about the future of the glorious third Reich. Well, I'm easily amused, granted, but it made me laugh.

HD-DVD is dead

Guess what I bought two months ago. Yeah. Haven't even received my five free DVDs, and probably never will. Grmbl.

Monday, February 18, 2008

All of my friends are more talented than I

Lomedae isn't a half bad musician. Not much of a camera man though ;)

They finally worked out what it is

A century after it was first found by a sponge diver off the coast of Greece, scientists have finally worked out what the Antikythera mechanism was for

Mysteries of computer from 65BC are solved

Ned made a slideshow

I'm in a sharing mood.

Ned Ludd? Seriously?

Pete made a motorized hat

He's special, you see.

Digital crack

Magic: The Gathering Coming To XBLA

I used to play MTG way back when. Serra Angels ftw.

The Witcher Gets Enhanced - Should I get the Witcher?

Game Update: The Witcher Gets Enhanced

I missed this entirely the first time around. Prolly because I had my head stuck up Oblivion's ass. . .still do. Seems like an interesting game though.

Did I create a blog again?

Guess so. It's not like I ever follow through. I just post four articles, then get bored and move on to something else. Generally to do with obscure toys. Maybe this time will be different.

But probably not.