The road to fame and fortune is often an odd one, though I don't think I've seen one this odd. There's a Twitter feed I've enjoyed perusing, though I hesitated to post it here as the language used on it is most unladylike. However, since it's part of a larger story, consider yourself warned. Be warned it's also funny and apt to leap from your lips as you read it to roommates and co-workers. The feed is called (in edited form) "[Poop] my Dad says," and it's hysterical. Then I see it's going to be turned into a book... and then into a sitcom. That's right, a Twitter feed is going to become a TV show. A "twitcom," if you will. There have been worse ideas and thinner premises, but if a decent "grumpy old man" show comes out of it, I figure it could have been worse. Besides, I was under the sneaky suspicion that the feed was really from a mellow version of Alan Moore... :)
As everyone no doubt knows, I liked "Fallout 3."
I think I will have to buy the game "Gratuitous Space Battles" when it comes out, though. That one still looks like loads of fun, especially with a subwoofer. It's like a Michael Bay version of "Star Trek," but without his usual efforts towards storytelling. :)
While I avoid other distractions and finish recovering from my Ginger Ale Diet, here's some new stuff I've recently turned up:
- If "Bob the Angry Flower's Guide to the Apostrophe" is too rude, there's a more polite yet still graphically pleasing version.
- Also graphically appealing is this poem for those hapless doomed souls on 'Star Trek' entitled, 'Red Shirt blues.'
- I think we have a winner for next year's top video game tie-in to sneak into someone's luggage before they go through airport security.
- I only point to this "jumping brain" toy because it looks a lot like the 'Intellect Devourer' from AD&D. Also of note are these D&D Dice-headed toys.
- Monday was Carl Sagan's birthday. Here's a tribute to his work, with videos and images both deep and amusing.
- Mechanism 2 is similar to a game we had here previously called (I believe) "Splitter." Slice through bits of the playfield to get the glowing ball(s) to the goal.
- There are many "free" online games out there, but some have rather shady and underhanded methods of getting your money.
- Because this would make a cool premise for an Indiana Jones film, I direct your attention to a lost Persian Army, possibly one whose disappearance was chronicled by Herodotus.
- Speaking of ancient history (well, in rock years, anyway), a purportedly "lost" tape of unreleased Beatles songs (which sound an awful lot like mashups of solo projects and existing songs) is available for download.
- I'm a sucker for giant robots doing cool stuff (like invading places). So here's a film from (I think) Uruguay called Panic Attack which gives us a most compelling hulking metallic menace indeed.
- And because I'm also a sucker for bow-n-arrow games (though I wish more "Bowmaster" games would come out), here's B.C. Bow Contest. Shoot against other prehistoric opponents with a variety of arrows to claim a trophy.