I Read Stuff!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Potter

I'm a big fan of everybody's favorite adolescent wizard. I've read all of his books, and seen all of his movies. I think I like the 4th book best and the 5th book least. That being said, this trailer makes me believe the 5th movie will blow that crap out of the previous four.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Baseball and Pizza

BOOOOOO it's baseball season. Still, funny things will happen with angry fans, beer, and pizza:



What primal instinct causes you to throw your pizza? Seriously, this is not a fight or flight situation. Just eat your pie! That's why it's called a PIE-HOLE!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jack's Lies

With yet another school shooting, the media is once again rabid to blame rock and ro... I mean video games for the violence. As a way of countering the madness, I'd like to point you all to this article at Kotaku.

It's a news clip of our favorite liar, Jack Thompson. The author of the article surrounding the news clip goes point by point through Jack's arguments and discredits them.

It's appropriate that the news clip is from Fox News.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Subliminal

So I ran across this today:



A single frame advertisement for McDonald's popped up on the Food Network. Some might call that subliminal advertising, which is illegal in the US and Canada.

The Food Network claims it was a glitch, and I actually believe them this time. Back when James Vicary introduced the nation to subliminal advertising there was deluge of psychological test proving the methodology to be entirely ineffective.

However, a co-worker and I believe they have stumbled onto a very useful, if annoying tool. Basically this is an effective way to get Tivo users to watch a commercial. Just flash the screen and see who rewinds to find out what happened.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Cadbury

I'm ripping off the Least I Can Do blog post today, because it's too perfect. He and I share a love of the sugar bombs known as Cadbury eggs. I'm sure some of you share our feelings.

There are two parts to today's discovery, the Good News and the Bad News. Let's start with the Bad News:



Now, the Good News:



Look at the size of that damn thing! It's like a foot tall! And the best part is they give you step by step instructions on how to make your own!

Warning: Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma can result from the consumption of too much sugar. That's right kids, this egg can kill you.

Friday, April 06, 2007

No Explanation Needed

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Government Has The Power

The Supreme Court today slapped the Bush Administration for being stupid. Bush was making the claim that they, as in the Government, had no legal authority to limit carbon dioxide released from new cars sold in the United States.

The Supreme Court said the EPA, who already regulates a number of pollutants, does in fact have the authority. More importantly, the Court said the EPA has the responsibility to regulate pollutants.

Duh.

The Court has now asked the EPA to provide scientific backing as to why CO2 is not being regulated. It's a promising step in the fight against Global Warming, but the Ignorant and the Greedy are far from defeated.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

For You? A Restraining Order

Wired pointed me in the direction of this old Viva PiƱata commercial. It's highly ridiculous, but it put a smile on my face. Bonus points if you recognize Arnold's quote.



While I'm posting ridiculous commercials, here's a little wildflowers for your pits.

Monday, April 02, 2007

For The Love Of Your Car

Obviously American's love their vehicles. We enjoy the freedom to go where we want whenever we want. We desire to express our individuality in our choice of vehicles, and size does matter.

So really it was only a matter of time before this came along. It's a bumper, for your bumper.



Are we so afraid that our vehicle might get a scratch? Why not set up traffic cones around your car each time you park? Or perhaps hang a sign in the window that says "Key Me".


Games
GameInterestRelease Date
Civilization IV1
C&C 31
Company of Heroes1
Half Life 21
Half Life 2: Episode One1
Supreme Commander1
Call of Duty 22
Darwinia2
Dungeon Runners2
Dungeon Siege II2
Far Cry2
Galactic Civilization II2
Hitman: Blood Money2
Jade Empire2
Neverwinter Nights 22
Prey2
Psychonauts2
Sam & Max: Episode 12
Titan Quest2
Dark Messiah Might and Magic3
Defcon3
Heroes of Might and Magic V3
Indigo Prophecy3
KOTOR II3
LEGO Star Wars3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance3
Space Rangers 2: The Rise of the Dominators3
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl3
Stubbs the Zombie3
War Front3
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos3
Infernal35/8/2007
Shadowrun25/9/07
Pirates of the Burning SeaM6/1/2007
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars?6/5/2007
Two Worlds?6/26/07
Sins of A Solar Empire?8/1/2007
BioShock18/21/2007
Mass Effect19/7/07
Age of ConanM10/30/07
Crysis1Fall 2007
Elveon?Fall 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two1Fall 2007
Portals1Fall 2007
Spore1Fall 2007
Stranglehold?Fall 2007
Tabula RasaMFall 2007
Team Fortress 22Fall 2007
Dragon Age?Winter 2007
Fable 2?Winter 2007
Field Ops?Winter 2007
Halo Wars?Winter 2007
Gods & Heroes: Rome RisingMWinter 2007
Haze?Winter 2007
Hellgate: London1Winter 2007
HuxleyMWinter 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men?Winter 2007
Left 4 Dead?Winter 2007
The AgencyMSpring 2008
Empire Earth III?Spring 2008
Guild Wars 2 MSpring 2008
Jericho?Spring 2008
Sacred 2?Spring 2008
Savage 2?Spring 2008
Time Shift2Spring 2008
Universe at War: Earth Assault3Spring 2008
The Witcher?Spring 2008
CellFactor?2008
Darkest of Days?2008
On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkeness: Episode 122008
Warhammer OnlineM2008
Alliance: The Silent War??
Alone in the Dark??
Assassin's Creed??
BioWare MMO??
The Crossing??
Dungeon Hero??
Fallout 3??
Lego Batman??
Mythos??
Overloard??
Space Seige??
Culdcept SagaPC??
Gears of WarPC??
God of WarPC??
Beautiful KatamariPC??
OkamiPC??
Resistance: Fall of ManPC??
Odin's SpherePC??
Castle CrashersPC??

1 - I will buy it
2 - I'll buy it at discount
3 - Other people think it's good, but I wasn't interested when I first heard about it
M - Mainly Multiplayer. See if friends get interested.
? - Find out more about this game
PC? - Will it be released on the PC?