Gone for the weekend, see you Monday!
Dear Sen. Clinton… is a well done letter from the LA Times about the current Grand Theft Auto issue.
Luffarschack is a five-in-a-row game. Not bad.
Catch 33 as fast as you can.
Move forward and shoot. Aw, but it’s a cute shooter.
I missed the PBS Frontline episode “Karl Rove: The Architect” when it was on, but thanks to their always excellent website you can stream the full show online.
What’s That Bug? Identifying mystery insects with good photographs.
The Software Patch puts drivers, patches, updates and fixes in one place. Good site.
Swarm could easily have been in the arcade circa 1983 or so.
The Movie Poster Awards has quite a selection going back to 1973. It looks like they’re trying to get different sections going as well. Hey, they have this terrible Stallone movie so it can’t be that bad.
Track down your old faves: Former Child Star Central.
Guide your boat to the end of the Dead Marshes. Not a bad game but make sure to kill your speakers.
Someone took that ragdoll physics thing from a little bit ago and replaced the figure with George W. Bush. It’s still entertaining for me.
Jump is an old-school (think Atari 2600) game. Pixeltastic.
Popular Technology is a geeky weblog (a geeklog?) I’ve been enjoying recently.
Avoider: protect your cursor from the spike-haired, demonish man.
I made a virtual me over at Watch Me Change and horrified myself.
I just came back from “The Island”. I briefly read reviews before and not from “Jay Smith at the Podunk Star” and most said it was decent and that is where I stopped reading. Good clean (too clean?) fun…but I think it should be renamed “The Island of Plugs”. The commercial plugs were super obvious, from Aquafina and Apple to Calvin Klein, Caddilac (they had to say “Caddilac” in case people did recognize the emblem) to the worst culprit, MSN Search (Microsoft needs to leave that field, as far as I’m concerned). There may have been some others. Yes, the movie had signature Michael Bay action, but at least not from beginning to end. There’s more I can say but I’m sure my opinion is shared with the reviewers. Another aspect I found funny was how much the movie borrowed (stole? I never understood how stealing is way of paying homage, but ok) from or at least is similar to Soylent Green (no people are not…well, I won’t spoil it in case people have not seen SG), THX-1138 and Return of the Jedi with in a land speeder in the sky scene. One reviewer mentions it even contains a “left-over” from Minority Report (ok, I read a bit more than I said). Just found out that this is an official remake of The Clonus Horror.
Ok, time for the ultimate geek-out…Steven Spielberg is involved with the 2007 live action Transformers movie. I really hope they find a director to replace Michael Bay. The 1986 cartoon version was great with an insane and unusual cast that included: Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Orson Welles and Casey “Mr. Top 40/20/10” Kasem. So far, the closest that I have seen to a live action clip is from animator Michael Smith.
Forgot how i found this, but 8081/cruize is one of the more tweaked sites I’ve come across in ages (Internet time that is.) The only clickable areas are valley, palmgroove & wood. Palmgroove is cool, but be careful of the other two as they have many popups (no ads, just more crazy stuff). Have fun?