Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Potential Future

Gamer evicted because of Rock Band.


that one guy you know, 12:57 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 0 comments |

Friday, November 23, 2007

I Got Blisters On Me Fingers

From playing drums in Rock Band.

So awesome.

"Won't Get Fooled Again" is so much fun to pound out.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I Like Joe Biden More Every Time I Hear Him

Salon posted a great interview with Joe Biden about the foreign policy shortcomings of the other Democratic candidates.

Insightful, clear, and candid analysis. I like this guy more and more every time I read his statements or hear him speak.


that one guy you know, 10:30 AM | | | | | | | | | | link | 0 comments |

Friday, November 16, 2007

This Year's Holiday Cards

Are going to be great.

Be sure to email me if you've secretly moved or something. Or if you want to apply for a spot on The List.

Also, I beat Call of Duty 4. It's awesome. Go buy it.

Also also, I just ordered a Mac. Yup. I'm switching. Now I can be cool, like that hipster from the ads.
that one guy you know, 12:59 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 5 comments |

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Awesome Awesome Awesome

Awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Profiles in Justice: The Wonder Twins

Here's something I wrote for AOTS. It is the product of many, many hours spent watching "Super Friends" in repeats.

Please to enjoy this quality video.


that one guy you know, 2:23 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 4 comments |

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rock Band

So we got a demo version of Rock Band into the offices this week.

I don't know if I'll buy it, 'cause it sure is loud -- and you really need four people in the room at the same time to truly enjoy it.

But man, playing bass is awesome. I want to play full career mode with a fake bassist. Of the four or five songs we've played, "Don't Fear the Reaper" was the most fun.

Gonna be great.


that one guy you know, 1:57 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 0 comments |

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Stephin Merritt Writes a Song in Two Days

For a new NPR show where they lock up a musician, provide him or her with six words or phrases and images, and make them write a song in 48 hours.

First up was San Francisco Songsmith Stephin Merritt, who comes up with a pretty catchy song about a serial killer who has an uncanny ability to disguise himself. The video on the site is fascinating, and it's great to be able to see a musician in the studio playing all the instruments on his own as his song comes together.


that one guy you know, 2:03 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 0 comments |

Sunday, November 04, 2007

This Weekend's Activities

1. Dia de los Muertos celebration at Olvera Street, downtown. Amazing.

Got some good video of the procession and dancing. I still can't get over how much I love the art style, let alone how fascinated I am about the holiday itself. The video's a bit dark, but you can still make out most of the costumes.

2. Beat Portal.

What a great game. Awesome style, great universe, and actually really funny. The ending is quite satisfying, and the song you hear over the credits is great. (perhaps some spoilers below).

I also beat Bioshock last week. The game was pretty freaking amazing. The ending, I was a little disappointed in, but when the rest of the gameplay experience is filled with top-notch storytelling and an all-encompassing setting, it's hard to live up to the expectations, I guess. I'll be replaying this one later, after I work through all the other A-list titles coming out in the next two months.

It is a good time to love video games.

Unless, you know, you've got other stuff you want to get done in your life.


that one guy you know, 9:49 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 1 comments |

While You Wait

I've been trying to update and redesign Modern Hiker all weekend, but my shit server at Dreamhost has been down due to "heavy traffic" that is definitely not coming from me.


So I'm about to head to the laundromat and do some reading. While we all wait, here's a music video from late 60s electronic musician Pierre Henry. This song was the inspiration for the theme to "Futurama." Oh, and it's awesome.


that one guy you know, 12:41 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 0 comments |

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Best Family Nerd Costume This Year

My costume was pretty decent. And semi-tasteless. I'll post pics soon!


that one guy you know, 9:43 AM | | | | | | | | | | link | 0 comments |