Monday, June 30, 2008

The Downfall of the Classic RPG

Call me old school, but I grew up with traditional RPG games like Ultima and Might 'n' Magic on the PC and Final Fantasy/Dragon Warrior on the NES and SNES. I understand that technology has to evolve, but why does the gameplay have to be thrown out the window?

read more | digg story

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ninja Baby!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Scientists Build Portable Life-Signs Detector: Tricorder 1.0



"A team of US and UK scientists have invented a portable scanner that may be useful in the hunt for life on Mars. And it sounds a whole lot like a Star Trek tricorder: it uses a beam of ultraviolet laser light and detects fluorescence from organic molecules, so it works remotely and doesn't damage samples. Under simulated-Mars conditions, they've used it to detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (found on comets, thought to be building-blocks of life) in masses as small as 1.5 micrograms. Plus they think the tech could be adapted to be rugged and fitted onto a future Mars rover. Just wait for the handheld version, and for an astronaut to start going "widdlywee..." as they stomp around Mars."

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin Has Died

A sad loss ...

Entertainment Tonight broke the news that "comedian George Carlin has died from heart failure. The man who made famous the "seven words you can never say on television" passed away at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, his longtime publicist said. He was 71.

Carlin, who has had several heart attacks and a history of cardiac issues, went into the hospital this afternoon after complaining of heart problems.

Carlin has more than 20 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, numerous TV and movie roles, and three best-selling books to his credit. Last year, he celebrated his 50th year in show business, and he had just finished his last HBO special in March, "It's Bad for Ya."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Stan Winston Passes

The father of the dinosaurs in JURASSIC PARK, of THE TERMINATOR, of PUMPKINHEAD and PREDATOR and the Monsters in MONSTER SQUAD and, of course, ALIENS, has passed on.I know his son Matt through auditions and his on screen work. I sorry we lost him so young. My thoughts are with his family, may they find peace.

read more | digg story

Far out space link


I am a big fan of the Sid and Marty Krofft shows of old. There is a nice photo up here about The Land of the Lost coming next summer. But along the way I prompted by a youtube.com video that has the opening and closing credits of The Far Out Space Nuts.

A personal favorite of mine. Bob Denver to me is just HI-larious and I use to love this show. While watching the end credits I saw a familiar name Herman Zimmerman! When I looked him up on IMDB.com I was happy to see Mr. Zimmerman was the same person who was the original set designer on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
I'm glad to see my taste in well executed and well designed Sci-fi entertainment hasn't changed.
Thanks for all the great entertainment Mr. Zimmerman.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Photobombers: Ruining Your Pictures, One Click at a Time

You may have heard tale of the fabled subset of bonehead known as The photobomber. This (often intoxicated) dude works his way stealthily into your photographs, completely marring what would have been another awesome picture of you and your friends holding up your beers and smiling.
We use to do this all the time, back in the 70's when I use to go to bars. That's all over with now, I was on "Intervention."
#22 is the best of the bunch. Perfect. (If there true.)

read more | digg story

Friday, June 13, 2008

Gen. Wesley Clark tears McCain a new one

Gen. Wesley Clark appears on "Morning Joe" and takes on John McCain on his national security claims, on flip-flopping on torture, and on foreign policy. The pundits try to throw Clark off his game but he holds on strong and makes a compelling argument.Follow this link. Make him VP. Please.

read more | digg story

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

iPhone 3G's True Price Compared

Since Apple announced that they're lowering the price for iPhone 3G down to $199, people have been rumbling about how the increased AT&T data plan price negates any savings you get up front on the phone. Over two years, the iPhone 3G will cost $160 more over the original iPhone. This includes the unlimited data plan plus...

read more | digg story

BOB stand for Big O' Boobies!

This cracks me up.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

YOU TATTOOED THAT ON YOUR BODY?

From the Book: "NO REGRETS: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever." ABC News highlights some of the worst ones they have seen.

read more | digg story

Thursday, June 05, 2008

You suck at Guitar Hero III

But this guy doesn't.

Monday, June 02, 2008

7 Super Heroes We Can Live Without

For every bad ass super hero that's been created, even more forgettable heroes have been forced into existence as super-filler. Whether they're just downright lame or hokey, they're out there. Whether they're dead, gone, or canceled, they might be back. Here's a good list of seven superheroes we can live without.

read more | digg story