I mean, I can’t be the only hot nerd, right?
I’m still here, dear readers. I have momentarily gone underground, but I’m back, and I’ve got six (nearly) complete chapters of my novel.
More dispatches to follow…
Despite laudable American achievements of late.
I first direct you to this trailer, which is really funny.
Then you should watch this parody, the title of which alone made me laugh uproariously. The fact that it stars Rowan Atkinson is merely a bonus.
Here is my most recent blog entry on Metroblogging Pittsburgh.
It’s about a radio show. Have at, Phil!
Link to my most recent blog entry on Metroblogging Pittsburgh.
Link to my most recent entry on Metroblogging Pittsburgh.
I’ve gotten way behind in my emailing lately, something I hope to remedy this afternoon. If you haven’t heard from me in a couple of weeks, worry not – you might finally actually get a reply.
Now to the point: I’m updating my official website at foremat.com, and I need some links for my brand-spakin’ new links page. If you have a website that you personally do, let me know and I’ll put it up there. I’m specifically looking at you, Sarah!
Penny Arcade! is, for my money, the best webcomic there is, despite the vast numbers if imitators. PVP is good, too, but it’s more traditional. Penny Arcade is absurd, ridiculous, filthy, vulgar and hilariously funny. It’s about video games, so many of the comics might not make much sense to you if you don’t play them.
They recently joined the three-year bandwagon called podcasting, which is basically a radio show that you can subscribe to, and which downloads instantly to your computer every time the podcast creator releases an episode. I’ve written about them here before.
I highly recommend the Penny Arcade podcast – while it is chock full of inside baseball sorts of conversations about the game industry and video games in general, it also features some glimpses into the personal lives of the Penny Arcade creators, Gabe and Tycho.
They didn’t go to college. They worked in tech support and in retail for most of their young lives. They have been friends since high school, and are now in their early 30s. They have wives and both had kids recently. They started Penny Arcade about 8 years ago as a hobby, and after years of consistently producing a comic three times a week, gathered a huge following online. It’s such a big following that Penny Arcade is now a full-blown company that employs other people, has a huge expo every year (that was at one time rumored to be taking over for E3), a million-dollar children’s charity called Child’s Play and actual books that you can buy in any bookstore.
They’re also two of the most naturally funny people I’ve ever heard. The podcast bucks the trend by having kinda shitty recording quality (the volume is frequently too low and they don’t seem to have the mics close enough to their mouths), no theme song and no production values. It’s just Gabe and Tycho writing the comic for the day – no frills, no padding.