William Shatner vs. The Gorn, again

Good dog

Dog mustache toy

Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy. Go indognito to the park with this fun toy! For the pooch with a good sense of humor; this shiny black toy is a ball on one end and a giant cartoon mustache on the other. Dogs naturally pick up the ball leaving an outrageously funny mustache sticking out! Dogs also love to hold the ball in their mouth and shake the mustache back and forth! Get your pup a stache today!!

(via The Gadget Flow)

Omega Institute In Your Pants, 2013 edition

It’s that magical time, folks! Once again, as in 2010, my woodland friend Susan has forwarded the In Your Pants edition of the Rhinebeck, NY, Omega Center’s course catalog.

Sign up early, if you want a spot; these pants fill up fast!

The Wayfinder Experience in Your Pants
Unlocking the Life Force in Your Pants
The Marks of Our Existence in Your Pants
Say “No” to Stress in Your Pants
Storming Heaven in Your Pants
Compose Yourself in Your Pants
Trees & Ecosystems in Your Pants
Frequencies of Healing in Your Pants
Enter Through the Image in Your Pants
Dreamgates in Your Pants
Leap of Perception in Your Pants
Timeless Loving in Your Pants

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Need to borrow/rent live ducks (not a joke) (Austin)

Hosting a house party. Need ducks for party game.

via Evan Sanders

from the archives: November 11, 2008

Some difficult choices:

I’ve been eating a lot of sushi lately, I offer by way of introduction to this post.

I have been thinking about something for the past day or so, albeit intermittently, I will admit. Here is the scenario. Please place, to the best of your ability, in order of worseness, from least worse to most worse, the following ways of being killed by an animal . . .

MIT’s Latest Prank

MIT students turned the infamous campus Green Building into a giant, playable game of Tetris. This feat has been described as the “Holy Grail” of MIT pranks.

Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer

The inventor of the gaming console:

Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system.

Since he turns 90 years old this week, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the video game, I chose for this video some bits from our interview in which we talk about, among other things, why he’s still inventing at 90 years old.

(thanks, Chris)

Downton Abbey: The Gathering

More at Kill Screen.

Wanted: Keys any kind of key that opens any kind of lock. (In Dubuque.)

Posted to Dubuque Freecycle list:

Playing a game and need as many keys as I can get ahold of. Prefer keys that belonged to master locks (not house type keys so much, although I’ll take them too). The “Key” to the game will be to find the right key in a bowl of keys to unlock the paddel lock to reach the prize.

Thanks!!!

Sam Bosma: Hobgoblin

In my last D&D session a bunch of hobgoblins teleported into a room because someone — I’m not saying who — said that he didn’t want to work as a slave in the necromancer’s tower.

This hobgoblin, additional D&D figures, and more from Sam Bosma.

(Via @wilfreeborn, who says that D&D passed him by, though he remembers a super-secretive group meeting at school.)

Dear Esther

The illustration in Dear Esther, a remake of a Half Life 2 mod, is incredible.

I’ll definitely be purchasing the game, if only to gawp.

(via)

from the comments

Marco:

Amish mullets are all ordnung in the front, rumspringa in the back.

headline of the day, II

Toilet gaming technology targets urinal boredom

tweet of the day

Skyrim comes out tomorrow

So if you are wondering why the radio silence for the next few days, this is it.

Kreayshawn: the Game

Left and right arrow keys to move
Z to jump
X to shoot

E to exit to world map
R to reset the level

Made by Beth Maher

To the Moon

This is a game in development worth paying attention to.

I think he nailed it

the art of bullshitting

A great story about thinking on your feet:

Twisted Pixel chief creative officer Josh Bear had responded with abounding confidence, if only to mask the truth. Because the fact of the matter, the fact that he and CEO Mike Wilford were all too aware of, as they sat in Redmond, WA Tex-Mex restaurant The Matador, was this: The idea wasn’t “awesome.” It was nonexistent.

The developer had scored a major meeting with Microsoft to pitch a new game developed exclusively with Kinect (then “Project Natal”) in mind. It needed to be big, it needed to be smart and — most pressingly to Wilford and Bear at that exact moment — it needed to exist.

It wasn’t that Wilford and Bear weren’t prepared. It’s just that the original idea they wanted to pitch (one that was actually first conceived for the Wii) wasn’t a good fit for the device, which they only became aware of once they saw it for themselves.

“It was really cool, but it didn’t have the fidelity to do what we wanted, it couldn’t really track finger movements,” Bear said. “I was like ‘Oh shit, we’re going to pitch this whole thing and they’re gonna know that it’s not possible with the hardware.’”

(thanks, Rich)

Strut

Après lunch at the sub-urban lesbian bar. My dear friend Miss Mindy struts her stuff.

Three “perfect” self-contained sentences a day…

for a week.

Tussel bore left on the wye West–North, West-northish. Nosing his old de Ville into wind-chill rushing across glacial tundra and down, from a thousand miles ahead. Forty-five miles an hour, nine miles a gallon, Tussel gripped the wheel, leaned into the accelerator, pressing the head-wind.

I already screwed up. They’re not “self-contained.”

gaming for science and health

Over a three-week period, gamers playing Foldit, an online protein-folding game, helped to map out the structure of an enzyme that could be used to help fight HIV and AIDS.

quote out of context

Cornhole, a simple yet addictive pastime with Midwestern origins, is sweeping the Northeast.

(via @dansinker)

While we’re on the subject of Japan…

If you love video games, you should watch this.

Update: It’s the first day at 4:39 PM and it’s nearly halfway to it’s full funding of $50,000.

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