Wherein we sing “Puff the Magic Dragon”… or not

Wow, it’s been a long time since my last post. It feels like I wrote that thing fucking yesterday.

I blame daylight saving time.

I suppose I could continue my train of thought from the last one, but I’m like a five-year old when it comes to that. It’s a new week! I’m thinking NEW shit now.

Of course, after spending a few minutes in metacognition, I realize that I don’t have much new to say this week. Therefore, I’ll go off on a bit of a tangent from last week’s post:

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McDonalds doesn’t make kids fat… video games do

Recently the web exploded with an out-of-context quote from a McDonalds executive to the effect of “video games make kids fat, not our food.”

While, as I said, this quote was out of context and actually made sense if you read the whole interview, it tickled my brain a bit.

Then I saw this commercial

I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s responsible for making kids fat.

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I’m in Fortune Magazine!

Ok, well Sony gets the credit/blame for it, but still — at least it’s for something that I did:

101 Dumbest Moments in Business
Ah, what a dumb year it was! Fortune chose the absolutely dumbest of the dumb that the gods of fate and humor delivered into our laps – and yours – this past year.

Link to the top 101 dumbest business moments in 2007, Fortune Magazine

And dumb business moment number 63 was….. Manchester Cathedral’s inclusion in Resistance: Fall of Man.

WOO! I’m famous!

Edit:

Oh wow, Mary found this too:

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[D3] Episode 11

I instructed the cabbie to leave as much space as he could between us and the other cab. I still wasn’t sure if I’d been made, I didn’t want to give the guy I was following any reason to be suspicious.

After a few minutes I began to relax a little. The cab ahead of us was going fast, sure, but not the kind of fast you’d expect from someone who knew they were being followed. With my newfound relaxation, I found myself looking out the window a bit.

Vegas in the morning is a very different place than Vegas … Continue reading

Tetris Grand Master

The video starts off with a faster tetris game than I’ve ever seen anyone play before and only gets crazier. In the video, at 1:20 before the end, the credits start rolling and he keeps playing with INVISIBLE blocks.

I don’t think I can ever spend enough time on something to get that good at it. He’s clearly not human.

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Tom Smith is a fucking Genius

For a long while now I’ve been a fan of a comedy singer named Tom Smith. The man is a fucking genius, and if you haven’t already gone out and bought his album “And They Say I’ve Got Talent” you should go to iTunes and do it right fucking now.

That being said, I just now noticed that he’s doing a Jonathan Coulton-style “Song a Week” and there’s a bunch of songs he’s finished up at: http://filkertom-itom.blogspot.com/

I’m still listening to them, but thus far I highly recommend: “Dead Again” (which is video game related), “I’m on Firefly” … Continue reading

The Nintendo E3 Press Conference — Why it made me want to buy Nintendo stock.

Some of you have no doubt seen coverage of Nintendo’s E3 press event this year.

You’ll no doubt notice in the comments sections of all this coverage people saying “Wow, Nintendo fucked up big time.”

While I was disappointed that they didn’t show more stuff I, as a gamer, would be interested in, there was one thing they showed that made me realize exactly how smart these guys are being, business-wise.

And that thing was Wii-Fit.

This thing is basically a two-button dance pad, with each button functioning as a kind of scale. You then do whole-body exercises … Continue reading

Die Hard

I’ve told many people at this point, but Live Free or Die Hard was fucking amazing.

I’ve been watching (thanks to Themightyone from the uselessopinions forums) this music video by a group called Guyz Nite which is about the whole series, including the trailer for the fourth.

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Watch it and love it.

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