Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Badass Bible

Check out this list of the 9 most badass Bible verses. It is three pages long but take the time to read them. They really are hilarious all the way through. I especially liked Splinter Cell Moses which should have been higher than #9. This really makes me want to play more Splinter Cell (great game)... or maybe I'll just go collect some foreskins.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Which Dot Are You?

My sister Cathi sent this to me today. It makes me want to be a "'data driven' graphic artist." Seems cool.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monopoly For Freedom

Whether you enjoy Monopoly or not you have to admit that this story over at The Wall Street Journal is pretty amazing! (Thanks BB)


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Two Cool Games

These were posted on Boing Boing but there were some that were crappy and two that are great. Check 'em out.

Dice Wars (Simplified and quickened Risk)

Gravity Pods (seemingly lame at first but it gets cooler and cooler.)


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What Album Is This?

I need your help!
Those of you who know me best know that I really like to have all of the metadata in my iTunes music filled in and filled in correctly. Usually I am able to figure out the data I need for everything. I've been stumped and I need your help. I have borrowed a Ray Charles album from my friend Adam and I can't find it anywhere! Adam has the album listed as "The Very Best Of Ray Charles" but there are about a dozen "The Very Best of Ray Charles" and none of them are this one. Here's the track listing from the album in question:
1. Busted
2. Cry Me A River
3. Crying Time
4. Eleanor Rigby
5. Georgia on my Mind
6. Hit The Road Jack
7. I Can't Stop Loving You
8. I Got A Woman
9. Imagine
10. Let It Be
11. Let The Good Times Roll
12. Let's Go Get Stoned
13. Old Man River
14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
15. Summertime
16. Take These Chains From My Heart
17. Unchain My Heart
18. What a Wonderful World
19. What'd I Say
20. Yesterday
21. You Are My Sunshine
22. Your Cheating Heart

I don't have a lot of faith in this track order because the songs are here in alphabetical order. That seems like an unusual way to order the tracks on an album.
Please, see what you can do. I appreciate your help.


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Temple of Doom

I want it known that despite the reputation that Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a bad movie, it isn't. In fact it is a kick-ass movie. I would bet that anyone claiming otherwise has not seen it in a long time. I'm not saying that it is better than Raiders of the Lost Ark or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Don't get me wrong. But very few action/adventure movies would be considered "good" if they were all constantly compared to the first and third Indy movies. I just finished Temple of Doom and I'm telling you, watch it again for the first time. You will be surprised.
Two little mentioned things about the movie:
First, did any of you know that Dan Akroyd is in Temple of Doom? He plays the guy who talks to Indy as he gets onto the plane at the beginning.
Second, Temple of Doom is a prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. The events of Raiders take place in 1936. Temple of Doom takes place in 1935. That's great! I love that they did that but didn't make a big deal out of it.


Another Repost

This is wild. Who's up for trying this off the Sears Tower?


Sunday, November 4, 2007


Several weeks ago I realized that if I had all of the music that The Beatles ever created I would be happier. With this in mind I ventured to the wikipedia page on The Beatles and started reading. I learned all sorts of things not the least of which was that there are a lot of people out there who know a lot of stuff about The Beatles. It's a long page. Worth reading, but long. I also learned that trying to have "all of The Beatles' music" is much harder than it would seem. First off, they made a whole ton of music (one metric shit-load). Secondly they released it all in a very non-standardized way. The UK albums are different than the US releases (including their titles). They have the same song on more than one album. They recorded tons of covers. They made movies with multiple soundtracks. It's all a big kerfuffle.
Luckily I was not the first person to realize what a mess this all is. In the 80's Apple Corps (not Apple Comps.) decided to declare an official catalogue. So, I decided that a good place to get started collecting everything would be with the studio albums. Depending on where you look there are either 12 or 13 official studio albums. I'm not sure why but some places don't count "Magical Mystery Tour" as an official studio album. I decided to count it anyway because, why not?
What this all boils down to is that I now have them all and I am indeed happier.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Hark, A Hippogriff Approaches.

Well, I guess it's some sort of weird, mutated hippogriff, with funky front legs and no wings. Check out these other gems:


- Seth