When I first met my girlfriend [beckyblog.foremat.com] and, shortly, my wife, she introduced me to the greatest web comic in the current continuum of online humor: Penny Arcade.
The most recent post over on their site [penny-arcade.com] is rife with poignant, funny nostalgia that us knew-what-we-wanted-to-be-when-we-grew-up folks will totally understand.
I don’t bittorrent, but if I did, I wouldn’t care that EliteTorrents got shut down. There are a million sites like it.
Leia said it best, what with the whole tightening grip, slipping through fingers and what-have-you.
But let me be not the first to thank the federal government for their vigilance in protecting the rights of monolithic corporations. After all, they have shareholders, too.
I saw it. I loved it.
I won’t compare it to the original trilogy, as some reviewers have, because it has about as much in common with those films as Deep Blue Sea has with Jaws. Both of those films feature giant, merciless sharks eating people seemingly at random, but Jaws was by a budding auteur with something to prove to the pop culture it was trying to influence. It was both revolutionary and in some ways old-fashioned. Deep Blue Sea is commercial and perfectly aware of the box office magic it pursues, cashing in to a film genre created by a bearded Californian. The same could be said for Star Wars, and most especially for the man who created it.
Even so, Revenge of the Sith puts the other films in the prequel trilogy into a different light. now that we’ve seen the last entry in the backstory, the previous two entries don’t seem quite as bland, with little hints embedded in the dialogue and even in the action.
I can go into more detail, and I probably will at some point later on. Suffice to say: good movie, great Star Wars movie.
The reviewer thinks it’s better than the original Star Wars.
I doubt that will be the case for me.
Even so, you can read his review here [google.com].
…you’re going to get us all killed!
Is Yoda that kid’s real name?
Star Wars is everywhere these days (specifically these few days leading up to the release of the third prequel, which lots of people take great pains to point out will be the last entry in the Star Wars film legacy, at which point I like to point out this small point: it ain’t).
I followed a link on Slashdot (which I refuse to call /.), which led me to a page with an old Atari game I had completely and utterly forgotten about.
It’s called Jedi Arena [consoleclassix.com], and it’s precisely as boring as I remember it being (after I remembered it).
If memory serves, it was way more fun to detach the old rubber covers of the old Atari controllers and pretend they were lightsaber hilts than it was to play a game in which one does that precise activity via some very supple-wristed, vaguely Jedi-like blobs of pixels.
So, we started a new podcast. I say we, when chiefly I mean my fiancee and three of her hot female friends. We talk about nerdy things, but doesn’t begin to describe the beauty of the final product, which blips on the radars of every pop culture artifact available to a handful of twenty-somethings living in western Pennsylvania.
We’re up to two episodes recorded, mixed (poorly, by me) and uploaded to the site.
Give it a shot. It’s really goddamn funny.
Link to NerdAlert’s website.
Oh boy, I can’t wait to get my mits on one of these things [macobserver.com].
Yes, that’s a tablet Macintosh (iTab anyone?).
Here’s a picture of a future me using one, except with short hair and no beard and a slimmer build. Think of it as a kind of artist’s creative rendering of me at some point in the future of an alternate timeline using an iTab.
So, there’s a new XBOX coming out, called the 360. I know there are multiple versions of the new system, one with a hard drive, one without, one with canaries in cages, etc.
This one is apparently wireless all around, which is cool beans.
Here’s a link to the site with the illegal pics.