May. 3rd, 2012 03:39 pm
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If I only had a large bucket of money. Or even a small bucket:


Both are KickStarts for board games. Both were looking for, um, $20,000.

Ogre's up to almost half a million. Really.
Zombicide is up to $356 thousand.

... wow. Way to hit those stretch goals. They look amazing.


Feb. 15th, 2011 09:26 pm
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Comcast fails to show BBC in hi-def.

Except for On Demand.

Now watching Top Gear in hi def. Nifty.


Dec. 10th, 2010 01:12 pm
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Happy Birthday Rivka!
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"Natalie Portman will star in and produce "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Austen. Lionsgate will finance and distribute. Quirk Books published the tome."

Devo news!

Sep. 18th, 2009 09:10 am
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(I saw them their last tour, which was at the old 9:30 club. Any interest out there?)

(stolen from ONTD)

DEVO are set to re-issue two of their classic albums as well as play them in there entirety on their upcoming tour of North America.

Released on November 3, DEVO's 1978 debut 'Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!' and 1980's 'Freedom Of Choice', will both come out on deluxe CD and limited edition coloured vinyl.

Also released will be a seven-inch vinyl only edition of 'Jocko Homo'/'Mongoloid'.

As well as the re-issues the band are also set to play both albums in full on their upcoming North American tour.

Playing two nights at each venue the band will play 'Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!' in full on the first night, followed by 'Freedom Of Choice' the following night.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (September 18) although some pre-sale information for certain dates can be found at

For any fans that buy tickets online, they’ll also get some bonus demos with unreleased early versions of 'Whip It', 'Turn Around', and 'Red Shark' - the last of which eventually became 'It's Not Right' - as a thank you from the band.

DEVO will play:

Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater (November 3)
Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater (4)
San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom (6,7)
Seattle, WA The Moore (8,9)
Chicago, IL The Vic Theatrev (12, 13)
Washington, DC 9:30 Club (15, 16)
New York, NY The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza (20, 21)
Toronto, Ontario Phoenix Concert Theatre (23, 24)
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Project Runway premiers tonight on Lifetime.

If'n you care.
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For those that care, Eureka is back on the air as of July 10th, at 9pm.

I had honestly given up hope.
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(yah, I know, too lazy to actually upload the pic. go see it anyway, it's worth it.)
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One should refrain from subtitling a new technical document, "A Drama in Three Parts".

And, no, calling it a comedy wouldn't be any better.
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Quoted from somewhere:

The movie based on the best selling book WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks is gaining momentum, gaining a director in Marc Forster and screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski. It looks to be the first truly BIG epic zombie movie on a scale never seen before.

Marc Forster recently signed on to direct, and Straczynski will be doing one more draft based on the filmmaker’s new notes. Straczynski calls the film “a thriller”, comparing it to the Bourne films. As cool as Straczynski makes the film sound, I’m a little nervous about the comparison to the Bourne movies, especially considering that Forster’s latest movie, Quantum of Solace, was heavily criticized for it’s disjointed action sequences.

AICN called Straczynski’s previous draft of the screenplay “a horror epic, a serious, sober-minded adult picture”, potentially “a genre-defining piece of work” with Best Picture potential (really?!). The basic premise of the book is that it is an oral history of the zombie war, compiled by an unnamed government employee. The movie follows this researcher, named Gerry Lane (possibly to be played by Brad Pitt, who is producing the project), as he travels the world conducting interviews with survivors, 10-years later. Forster told Variety that the story reminded him of “the paranoid conspiracy films of the ’70s like ‘All the President’s Men.”

Source -
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First, it looks like the Pogues are playin the 9:30 club in dc in March. Still a rumor at this point, but there yah go.

Second, They Might be Giants is playing their entire Flood album at the 9:30 club next Friday (after thanksgiving). Still not sold out, $25. Any interest?
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About a 50% chance of me showing at the club around 11:00-ish.

That is all.
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At this point, I'm completly unable to focus on work at all.

At least I got one very large and visible bug fixed at lunchtime, so it least it appears that I am working.


Edit: Mym's Lunamage is now running around Northrend.

Well, crap

Sep. 25th, 2008 11:37 am
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Apparently Gregory McDonald passed away this month. He was the author of several fantastic novels, including both the Fletch series and the Flynn series. His books are always in the Do Not Sell category on my bookshelf, but sadly I am missing many because I love them so much I have given far too many of them away, knowing my friends would also love them.

No longer will I walk into a bookstore and be struck speechless by seeing a new book of his.
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(well used but lovely Nikon lens being given away to a dedicated photog)


Jul. 8th, 2008 02:07 pm
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Happy Birthday, B!
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