Saturday, February 27, 2010

That Damn Wagon

GameInformer is giving some decent time and space to cosplay. Probably because of the crossover but more likely because an Associate Editor is into it. Oh, and she's local.

This was filmed at the Source!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


My brother posted this on his FB. I chuckled and then - nothing. Figured some of yous might like it. I said might. Cute.

This one is better:

Will read more tomorrow - at work.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Imogen Cunningham

A compatriot of Ansel Adams (and the photographer of most portraits displayed of him) Imogen Cunningham never sees a fraction of the limelight she deserves. She relies heavily on black and white, but the occasional color photos sprinkle her portfolio.

Her capturing of shadow, especially as it relates to the human face is, well, beyond words, so good thing she uses a camera.


It's a measure of how excited I am about the model, that I couldn't come up with a pithy title. Kickstarter allows you to make $1 size investments (with returns of a sort) in art, science, or the occasional pile of junk. Or just browse through the range of goodness.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Word Porn

This is what the Los Angeles board game nights are looking like. This comes from the increasingly inappropriate Facebook feed of my friends Kozyndan.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

You Had Me At Hex Grid

Civ with hexes? Sweet mother of God, yes! Between the Starcraft 2 and Civ 5 this fall... wow.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Those Minerals"

Go to YouTube for the mp3 link.


What does men's figure skating and one of my favorite video games of all time have in common?

Apparently, this guy.

So, I've got the Olympics on in the background while I'm doing protein database searches for my biochemistry assignment, and I hear the NBC announcer (I wasn't paying close enough attention to know what announcer) read this information:

Nobunari Oda missed Torino in a controversial decision at the 2006 Japanese Nationals. He is the 17th descendant of Nobunaga Oda (1534-1582), the famous Japanese warlord during the age of the civil war and inspiration for the Super Nintendo video game series, Nobunaga's Ambition.

Then my head exploded from the obscure historical reference being contextualized by referring to a similarly obscure cultural referent.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Proof of Nerd Status

I think that is a really awesome table. I love how it has the number of electrons per orbital.

I love how you can grab the temperature bar-slider and watch as the elements all freeze, melt, boil, etc.

Properties at your fingertips? CHECK! Orbitals Orbitals Orbitals!

Ooo....switch to the Isotope tab and watch em step-stairs out!

Ptable, I love you.

Oh My God! The first box with the drop-down, which defaults to wikipedia, of course links to to wikipedia, and some other pedia, but also picture option to show you a snapshot, and video to get a 30-90 second presentation on the element, INCLUDING GREY POOFY HAIRED PROFESSOR!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Amazing Horse (not the raisin flavored type)

I Hope the video shows, if not check out

I wish I had a horse that could slide under trucks. The really bad part is after seeing this I watched the video on the FFXIII website and thought 'wow, a lot of this silliness is like the Bollywood video I just saw'

Clearly, more video-games need to have the hero riding a horse through a shopping mall while cars explode and jeeps try and jump on him

Note: Not knocking silliness.

Friday, February 5, 2010

There Will Be No Shame

Since I'm currently struck dumb by the sheer volume of awesome that just flowed through 4/7 of the holes in my head, I'll let Adult Swim describe their own game.

In our new game, Robot Unicorn Attack, you are a majestic, robotic unicorn smashing your way through a fantasy landscape to the sounds of Erasure's 1994 synth-pop masterpiece "Always." Seriously.

Okay, it's no Canabalt. But it's worth the few minutes of amusement you'll get out of it. Play it here, and explore how long you can tolerate the streaming Erasure loop.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Bildungsroman

Cemetery Junction from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. I suppose if you wait long enough there will be an inferior American re-make without all the accents and quality writing.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Katawa Shoujo? Day One.

Not really but a here is great read about it via "Kotaku." I don't know exactly when it happened but Leigh Alexander went from 'super cute girl gamer and good writer' to 'very attractive woman gamer and great writer that goes scary places.' Maybe she was always like that and I followed her further than I would others because I find her so ... somewhere between intriguing and enticing.

But anyway, have fun with the piece and I leave you with two words: ampu-chan.

As Waters would say, "What the shit?"

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