Friday, April 28, 2006

Music Video : "When I Wake Up" Dir: Keith Schofield

YouTube - Wintergreen "When I Wake Up" Dir: Keith Schofield

Wii? But Wy?

Nintendo has just changed the name of their Revolutionary console, you know, the one with the Revolutionary remote control input? Plus the frankly Revolutionary decision to make the entire Nintendo back-catalog available on, bringing back the moments we remember that Revolutionized video games as we knew them, Revolutionizing the concept further by integrating online play with games new and old? You know, the one they were calling the Revolution because, dammit, thats the most appropriate name for a device like this? Well they've changed the name of the console, from Revolution to frankly Revolting.Now, instead of having kids across the country going into their rooms and playing with their Gaming Revolution, you'll have boys running upstairs, locking the door to their room, whipping it out and playing with their Wii.
Nintendo "Revolution" now called "Wii" - Joystiq

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Day of the Numbers

Today is 4/20, which is a particularly interesting number to a certain kind of person. They tend to get all funny in the head, celebrating in secret with their closest friends, doing the sort of things they like to do and which I will not specifically mention in this post for fear of condoning such actions (though I do not explicitly decry their right to such celebrating) but I will take the opportunity of this numerically significant day to discuss a few interesting numbers, in the hopes that it may provide informative succor to those of you not joining those particular people in celebrating Hitler's 117th birthday.
Oh, wait, you didnt think I was talking about weed, did you?

10,000,000,000 - Amount of US dollars to be spent on current American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Per month.

2,500,000 - Number of Unique visitors per month to the website of Rolling Stone Magazine.

33 - Current Approval Rating of President Bush, as tabulated by, of all places, Fox News.

I am out of numbers now, should have found more before posting, but really they were ust an excuse to make a bad joke at the expense of potheads and Hitler. Sorry about that.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A blog post

Ive been too lax in updating this blog, linking to articles in drafts I never ended up posting, making the news of them too old to be important. This is just a little housecleaning right now.

Firstly, from a link found on Oliver Willis, I give you the latest from ball-busting action superstar, Dr. Tran.

The video game industry registered another big court victory today as a federal judge ruled Michigan's video game law unconstitutional and reaffirmed that "video games are a form of creative expression that are constitutionally protected under the First Amendment. They contain original artwork, graphics, music, storylines, and characters similar to movies and television shows, both of which are considered protected free speech."

Wonderful news that, essentially, the courts have officially recognized that games are a form of expression, (and further than that are therefore capable of evolution and eventual recognition as an art form) and are not subject to state bans on them. Its been run into the ground, but govt. has to stop trying to regulate every gotterdamerungen thing these days, rock music, rap music, comic books, violent movies, and now theyre hoping (and failing) that video games make an easier target. They have to stop. In particular, democratic senators (who typically forward such bills) have to realize how pointless their attempt to "out-moral" the right is doomed to failure. Not because the right is more moral, just that they can play that game better.

Anyway I had another thing to say about the evil of Joe Lieberman, basically having to do with him being a sissy about his challenger Ned Lamont in Connecticut, him running as an independant if he fails to win the democratic primary (Joe Lieberman? trying to appeal to republicans? Oh perish the anally bleeding thought) but I'm not really in the mood right now, breaks over in a few minutes anyway. Will post again eventually, probably, hopefully, dont hold your breath.