Friday, September 29, 2006

New Template Up and Running

Alrighty then, it looks like the new template is working and I've migrated the important stuff over. The last thing on the old to-do list is an interactive thingy where you can see what I've been playing, reading, and watching. We'll see how that works out.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pardon the Mess

Please pardon the mess while I revamp the design a tad, thanks to Blogger Beta.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A Visual Horror Movie Puzzle Game

This awesome game reminds me of the holiday covers of GAMES magazine my mom and I used to do when I was younger: a dark, renaissance-style painting that doubles as a visual puzzle where you try to guess the titles of 50 dark/horror movies.

So why don't you drop what you're doing and play? I'm up to 20 already.

Edit: Finished in 47 minutes and some change game time. I had to look up hints on the last 3, so I'm counting myself at 47/50. Not too shabby.

Keith Olbermann is My Hero

I am honored to say that when I worked at WizKids, Keith Olbermann and I exchanged emails related to the Babe Ruth Masterpiece figure we produced.

I have posted YouTube of Olbermann before, but MSN has posted Keith's rebuttal to the right-wing spin put on Clinton's recent FauxNews interview. Watch it. Now. Olbermann cuts through right-wing sophistry like a knife through butter. A knife that uses logic and fact, two things utterly foreign to the right (if you don't believe me, watch.) Via MeFi.

Monday, September 25, 2006

T-Shirt Marketing: Go To Hell(boy)

This weekend at Costco I noticed a pair of geeky-looking chaps walking in while I was walking out. Their geeky looking T-Shirts had a certain red comic book character on them, but it was the back that interested me: a website hawking an upcoming Animated Series - A quick look through the site confirms that it's not an animated series per se, but it's going to be a series of animated film releases not unlike the Ultimate Avengers films Marvel put out this year. Feature-length, direct-to-DVD, and featuring the voice talent from the Hellboy motion picture including Ron Perlman and Selma Blair.

Some quick Google-fu yielded the production diary of the movie's producers, which hints at a pre-release or sneak preview at the upcoming HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland. The festival is also showing some good horror fare, including Dead Birds, a great little creepfest that's worth paying to see.

Wonder how my work schedule looks that weekend.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Stars Are Right

This morning, we had a contractor out to give us an estimate on what it would cost to replace most of the insulation in our house. On his way out, he remarked that recognized my Ash bobblehead, and we agreed that Evil Dead is one of the best movies of all time. He then said "yeah, I saw your truck on the way in, and I thought the bumper sticker was great! Most people wouldn't even know what that was."

My bumper sticker? Cthulhu for President.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Local Politics

I neglected to post before Tuesday's primary, mostly because I have been completely swamped getting ready for the currently-running Tokyo Game Show, but it was on my mind. I got my ballot in the mailbox with minutes to spare (in Washington, we can vote absentee whenever we want, which is good because it creates a paper trail that can't be hacked.) Jeff has been doing a fantastic job of covering local politics on his blog, even summarizing the results nicely this week. But I did want to mention that I voted against Maria Cantwell in the Senate primary - and she did end up with 90% of the vote. So maybe I haven't completely lost my finicky, anti-establishmentism. I didn't vote for Mike the Mover or that guy who wanted Israel wiped off the map (but 8000 fellow Washingtonians did, according to a Seattle PI story I read a couple of weeks ago.) I did cast my vote for Hong Tran though; her progressive stance on health care and the Iraq war appealed to me more than Cantwell's "we need to pull out sometime maybe." I'm oversimplifying, true. But I have a general feeling of discontent that we need to have us a nice, old-fashioned shakeup in Congress.

I wonder if the Democratic party is looking for good PR people?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

When in Doubt, Use the Bombs!

While not exactly threatening to blow a country "back to the Stone Age," a la the Bush administration, I'm still quite excited to get my hands on DEFCON, Introversion Software's version of Global Thermonuclear War from that one awesome 80s movie.

But don't take my word for it - check out this gameplay video:

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It's Late, It's Late...

And I'm online! Why you ask? Job stuff. The last couple of weeks I've shifted into hyperdrive at work; we've got upcoming back-to-back trade shows (starting tomorrow) and I've been running point on the prep work for both. I've been getting pretty frazzled (and trying - and failing - not to take it out on the ones I care about), but I'm hoping this will be the end of it for a while, and I can return you to the Puppet Show's regularly-scheduled absurdity and zombie posts.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Re: The Brains

Via Seth comes a music video for a zombie song. Warning: gory scenes may not be work safe.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Michael and Me

As promised during last night's Alliterates meeting, the photo of me with Michael Moore is up on my Flickr stream, rescued from a (thankfully cached) version of my old website using the Wayback Machine.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

See Me!

I added a Flickr stream to the right nav-bar, so you can go take a gander at the goofy stuff I've been capturing with my camera.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Free Short Story!

Want to read a free, awesome short story? Of course you do. "What's expected of us" by Ted Chiang is a sci-fi short-short about free will and determinism. Sent to me by a friend.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Interactive Mall Map

This has been sailing around the Internet, but I have to give credit to one of my pals at work for linking me: the Dead Rising Interactive Mall Map. Like the computerized map in Crossroads mall, except it shows Psychos too.

New Tech

I'm slowly joining the digital revolution. I signed up for Blogger Beta, so expect to see some cosmetic changes around here (and, hopefully, I'll finally be able to migrate this thing to my personal website.) And, I got a Flickr account, so you and the rest of the world can see the cool things I take pictures of - and often post here anyway.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin RIP

He may have been crazy, he may have been ADD, but his energy, enthusiasm and knowledge were undeniable. There is little doubt that the Crocodile Hunter's antics turned a whole batch of kids on to animals, and that's never a bad thing.

RIP Steve. The world just got a little sadder.