Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Just In Case You've Forgotten ...


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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Please Go See: Euros Childs

I went to check out Euros Childs at the Echo last night -- me, and about 30 or so other Welsh psych-pop-folk fans. It was dismally uncrowded, and Euros still managed to put on an insanely good show.

He's touring with a two-person backup band, and even though I didn't recognize most of the songs he played (damn you Wichita Records and your spotty American releases!), they were all instantly catchy, sweetly melodic, and danceable. He's still hitting up a good chunk of the U.S. of A., so check his site to see if he's on his way near you.

He's also co-headlining with David Kilgour, formerly of Kiwi band The Clean. I'd never heard their music before last night, but it's also worth sticking around for -- intricately layered, slightly-twangy guitar rock. I'll be picking up some of his records very soon.


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Friday, October 26, 2007

This Is Awesome And You Know It


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The History of LOLcats

Now the story can be told.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Funny Because It's True

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

File Under: Things Specifically Designed To Appeal To Me

Segway Tours of colonial Guilford.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My New Future Ringtone

Will be this, if I remember to do it.
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Monday, October 15, 2007

So Much Fun

Spy FTW.

I'm a big fan of stealth classes / games. Screw Halo, man. Give me a game where I can disguise myself as a doctor, walk up behind a perched sniper on the other team, stab him in the back and toss him off a cliff, and I'm THERE.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

My Favorite Building in Los Angeles

I remember the first time I drove down Wilshire Boulevard toward downtown, back in 2003. I was still out here as a "study abroad" program for Boston University, and was absolutely in love with the art deco of the Miracle Mile -- even though I was still in the "I kind of hate this city" mode for almost everything else.

While making the rare trip to the city core, I distinctly remember seeing this giant, green copper tower rising from the landscape around it. At night, it's lit up, making it stand out even more. The only sort of information I could catch while driving past it was that it was part of the Southwestern University School of Law.

Sometimes, I fall in love with buildings. This was one of those times. I still have a soft spot for Boston's Customs Tower, a building I would go well out of my way to walk by whenever I was anywhere near Boston's downtown:

Tonight, while killing time on the internet, it came up again -- and I started delving a bit deeper.

I read the Wiki, then investigated the Southwestern web site, which actually has some excellent images and information.

Unfortunately, it looks like the building is closed to the public, except for one day a year when they sell tickets to a 1920's tea room. And I missed it. Which is too bad, because I totally would have paid.

Anyone out there a Southwestern student who can sneak me in? Must. See. Art-Deco. Building. On National Register of Historic Places!

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Consumerism on Display

One of the reasons you may not have seen me in a little while is this: My new fancypants entertainment setup.

1. 47" Vizio 1080p HDTV.
2. Toshiba HD-A20 HD-DVD player.
3. Nintendo Wii (not new)
4. Xbox 360 with HDMI out.
5. DirecTV HR-20 HD-DVR.
6. Planet Earth and Heroes HD-DVD box sets.
7. Bioshock, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Halo 3, The Orange Box.

I will say, despite some irritating audio lags on HD NBC shows, the HD lineup on DirecTV is fucking amazing. History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel in HD are unbelievable. Still waiting for my HD Cartoon Network and some new HD Mythbusters, though ...

Please ignore the fact that the rest of the apartment walls look barren. We're working on it.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Candidate Matrix

As part of its ongoing - and really quite excellent - series of pre-primary election coverage, MSNBC launched a comprehensive candidate matrix. It's a really interesting and effective way to get information on all the candidates, complete with links to relevant articles and videos.

I found out some interesting things with my matrix, such as I'm not quite as big a Ron Paul fan as I thought, and McCain still ain't so bad -- even if he is completely selling out to get conservative votes. For the Dems, I'm down with Chris Dodd and Joe Biden ... which I kind of already knew.

I wish we didn't live in a time where competent candidates were written off so quickly just because they don't have 'rock star appeal.'

Whoever you vote for, in whatever party you're in, please just do the Democracy a favor and get informed. Go beyond the 30 second soundbites and overproduced campaign commercials actually read something about the candidates.


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Monday, October 08, 2007

My Friends Are Nerds

... and I love them.

My friend Jeremy rented a yacht for his 25th birthday. His only requirement of his guests was that they dress like pirates.

We boated. We drank. We yelled at other ships in the marina.

Then we invaded an El Torito restaurant.

Good times. Check out more pictures here.

Check out this video: Arr!

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

No Explanation Required


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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Oh yeah. I do this now, too.

It's a weekly podcast about MMO news my buddy Patrick puts together. I get to dress up in a suit and write jokes about specific role playing games' experience point structures. It's a win-win siutation.


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