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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-09-29 06:01:30
Things I Found Interesting This Week
I've been alternating between being extremely busy and sick, and haven't played any new games in some time. Hence, you get strips like today's that delve into pop culture as opposed to being strictly videogame related. This post will also reflect my lack of gaming.
This Week In "Stuff I Paid Attention To":
First, a nod to Paul Newman who passed away this weekend. We're running out of big time players who can actually act. He played a key role in the finest comic book movie ever made, Road to Perdition, and starred in another of my all time faves, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, opposite the imitable Robert Redford. The links below (in addition to helping us out) are dirt cheap buys of two excellent films that bookend his career nicely.
Next up, PIRATES! Real ones! Maritime raiders off Somalia's coast seized a Ukrainian cargo ship loaded with 33 Russian-made T-27 tanks. Not to make light of the dire plight of this war torn region, but FUCKING JACKPOT! TANKS! I'm disappointed the pirates are holding them for ransom ($20 million), instead of making a warlordish power play.
And on to physics! The Large Hadron Collider has been in the news recently, specifically for not working after $6 billion of investment. Most of us only have a vague understanding of what they're actually trying to do, other than an uninformed concern that an unintended black hole might surreptitiously end the entirety of human suffering.
This may or may not clear up any such misapprehensions, but you gotta love chicks who manage to meld brains with cool:
Finally, to bring it back to videogaming, Jack Thompson has been disbarred. It's reassuring to know that his brand of McCarthyism doesn't fly in today's political climate. This is how we gamers celebrate: