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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Amazon's Area 51

This little link came down the pipe from one friend to another and another and so on. It is a search result on Amazon for products tagged with 'wtf', and these products certainly deserve it.

A quick sampling of the 426 available products:

Jesus Adhesive Bandages with bonus toy!
From the product description: "We all know Jesus saves, but he also heals too! The Son of God has lent his powers to the Jesus Bandages!"

Ornaments To Remember: Taco
Hand blown glass and everything. Nothing says classy like a glass taco on the tree.

Wedding Chapel
Seriously, it's a fully constructed 180 sq ft chapel delivered for $22 grand.

And finally, everyone's favorite classic Amazon gift:
Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz.
Please just read the reviews, hours of fun.
(Someone redid Poe's Raven as a tribute to the milk, evermore)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

G.I. Joe

It's been a G.I. Joe week. The movie came out and earned its $175 million production budget. GIJoeCon did their action figure para-drop in KC. Then I watched two full DVD's of the original Joe cartoon while tooling around Colorado in the back of a Tahoe.

And finally this:

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Wedding Dance

One of my newer sisters posted this link to Facebook, and it's too good to let it disappear off the end of my News Feed.

This group deserves huge kudos for thinking of it and pulling it off.



That's how you celebrate a wedding.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Leashes

I'm sure you have all seen the various leash like apparatuses that are available to new parents. (e.g., the cute backpack with the long tail or the more blatant curly neon wrist leash)

In theory they are a good idea. You give your kids the illusion of freedom they crave while maintaining a sense of security.

Yeah, this is why they are a bad idea:


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?