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Links from around the office - 2009-09-24 (Blog Post)

The Assclown Offensive: How to Enrage the Church of Scientology  

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-10/mf_chanology?currentPage=1  



Allison Stokke the Hottest Athlete? Google it  

http://www.bettertradessports.com/articles/allison-stokke-hottest-athlete-google-it  



3G MicroCells: Carriers Want You to Pay Extra to Fix Their Own Failures  

http://gizmodo.com/5364161/3g-microcells-att-wants-you-to-pay-extra-to-fix-their-own-failures2  



Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht  

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/russian-billionaire-installs-anti-photo-shield-on-giant-yacht/  



R2D2 Turned into a Retro Gaming Arcade  

http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/23/r2d2-turned-into-retro-gaming-shrine-includes-head-mounted-proj/ 

Links from around the office - 2009-09-21 (Blog Post)

German Youth Would Vote Pirate Party Into Parliament  

http://torrentfreak.com/german-youth-would-vote-pirate-party-into-parliament-090920/  



eBay Find of the Day: 1963 LeMans Tempest sells for $226,521  

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/10/ebay-find-of-the-day-1963-lemans-tempest-sells-for-226-521/  \



Intellectual Property Lawyer Marc Toberoff Goes After Disney/Marvel Deal & Other Studios For Jack Kirby Estate  

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/urgent-intellectual-pit-bull-lawyer-marc-toberoff-goes-after-disneymarvel-deal-on-behalf-of-jack-kirby-estate/  



How else could something so beautiful exist???  

http://imgur.com/0efTo.png 

Links from around the office - 2009-09-18 (Blog Post)

Something of a theme here: 

Google is...  
http://imgur.com/Ahm7y.jpg  

If Video Games Were Real  
http://www.cracked.com/photoshop_85_if-video-games-were-realistic/  

Gaming addiction poses 'pandemic' threat: expert  
http://www.thelocal.se/22110/20090916/  

Studies: Video games can make better students, surgeons  
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2008-08-18-video-games-learning_N.htm  

Blizzard outlines massive effort behind World of Warcraft  
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6228615.html 

Links from around the office - 2009-09-03 (Blog Post)

Top 11 Gamers As Found In Real Life  

http://www.bamkapow.com/top-11-gamers-as-found-in-real-life-3835-p.html  



Funny car license plates  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30754985@N08/sets/72157607991227762/show/with/2938358377/  



Non-cheating TF2 players get a halo  

http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2787  



An open letter to the RIAA: Illegal file sharing problem solved?  

http://blogs.zdnet.com/igeneration/?p=2666  



Wikipedia vs. Predator  

http://wikipediavspredator.com/  



One too many Beasts  

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/9/2/  



Star Wars in teh Ghetto  

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/470/star20wars.jpg 

Links from around the office - 2009-08-26 (Blog Post)

Some of these links are from last week.  

Argentina rules on marijuana use  
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8221599.stm  

The Boy Who Heard Too Much: Story about a Blind Phreaker 
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/29787673/the_boy_who_heard_too_much/print  

Treating WoW Addicts Inside the Game  
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/07/28/treating-world-warcraft-addicts-right-inside-game  

Who did this?!  
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddsimages/3826293875/sizes/o/  

Psychic  
http://xkcd.com/628/  

Microsoft Sucks at Photoshop  
http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/25/microsoft-sucks-at-photoshop  

Monkey on your back?  
http://imgur.com/UCYOv.jpg  

What is John Romero up to?  
http://twitter.com/theromero/status/2859138941  

Study: Average gamer is 35, fat and bummed  
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32463904/ns/technology_and_science-games 

Links from around the office - 2009-08-12 (Blog Post)

New Wolfenstein... for free? Maybe... No, not really

http://kotaku.com/5336060/if-wolfenstein-beats-madden-wolfenstein-is-free

Earth devestating asteroid has 1 in 3000 chance of hitting Earth by 2048

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32387796/ns/technology_and_science-space/

The Riker Lean

http://rikerlean.ytmnd.com/

Fail: What It Do Cash Advance

http://imgur.com/gallery/Mthtu

Lays Potato Chips ad

http://imgur.com/XUTYy.jpg

World of Warcraft in China: No skeletons allowed

http://news.mmosite.com/content/2009-07-29/20090729175936714,1.shtml

Links from around the office - 2009-08-06 (Blog Post)

Massive Ice Sheet Partial Cause of Missing Canadian Gravity

http://ezineblog.org/science/canadas-gravity-hole/

CNN Refuses to Run Ad Critical of Insurance Industry

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/health-care/cnn-refusing-to-run-ad-critical-of-insurance-industry/

If Sarcasm Rules the World

http://www.cracked.com/article_17677_if-sarcasm-ruled-world.html

A Flowchart to Determing if You're Going to Have Sex on this Date

http://www.holytaco.com/flowchart-determing-if-youre-going-have-sex-date

Hypnotist fined for stealing a kiss on a date

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SKOREA_STOLEN_KISS? SITE=WBBMAM&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Ever wondered what a thousand penises would look like? (Blog Post)

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Links from around the office - 2009-08-05 (Blog Post)

Second day of my office link blog. 




A detailed list of Blizzard Entertainment copycat games in China


http://news.bbgsite.com/content/2009-07-27/20090727024048247,1.shtml

http://news.bbgsite.com/content/2009-07-27/20090727024048247,2.shtml

http://news.bbgsite.com/content/2009-07-27/20090727024048247,3.shtml

http://www.sc2web.com/




Twilight MMO: Collect journals and be giggly vampires together  


http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=19034  




Chinese Ban Mafia Games


http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/49317/Chinese-Ban-Mobster-Games




League of Legends Beta (makers of DotA)  


http://www.leagueoflegends.com/

Links from around the office - 2009-08-04 (Blog Post)

So I've been meaning to compile a list of links that I get all day at work.  I used to just forward them to my personal email, but I never read them or get any use of them sitting there.  Then I remembered (again) that I have a blog.  Motherfuckers, here's some links.. 

Chinese Internet Addiction Camp Beats Teen to Death  
http://gizmodo.com/5329685/chinese-internet-addiction-camp-beats-teen-to-death

Everyone knew Bob would be cremated
http://www.farleftside.com/2009/7-31-09.html

Why the Public Option Sucks
http://www.farleftside.com/2009/8-3-09.html

Jack in the Box: Taco Tuesday
http://coupon.jackinthebox.com/coupon/two-free-tacos_20090804.php

 

I'll just update it as I go.  I guess.  Not sure...  Maybe I'll just forget about it.  Fuck you, what the hell, I'm not your bitch -- I'll post whenever I feel like it -- STOP interupting me, goddamn it.  

Ever wondered what a million penises would look like? (Blog Post)

I saw this ad and realized, despite loving tits and vagina, I'm a homosexual: 

"Featured Geek Content: This weeks content comes from our very own sifter Firefly. Ever wondered what a million pennies Would look like? Me neither, but you can find out via the Mega Penny Project! Remember if you have something that you would like to be featured on the Geek Channel, let me know" 

A MILLION PENISES!!!!!

Comic Con - Sunday 2009 (Blog Post)

I woke up late, drove down to San Diego, waited in a pretty short line and picked up my complementary Sunday pass.  I would’ve preferred to go on Friday or Saturday, but my now-ex-girlfriend and I picked out our tickets months in advance, leaving me to venture out alone on Sunday this year.  But it’s cool, Comic Con without a ball & chain is a freedom I have not experienced for some time now.  Besides, my new flame (who isn’t into comics) is okay with my strange obsessions. 

Hung out at a friend’s booth and had a brief conversation about nerd culture becoming more and more mainstream, stealing away our epistemic rights.  Blah, blah, blah – I’ve heard this all before: What does Green Lantern and Star Wars mean to some 12 year-old emo kid on a skateboard?  It means the sacred tomes of nerdom are no longer archaic and passed around secretly in catacombs of interlocked parent’s basements.  As I have one foot in the jock pool and the other in a carton of nerds, the mainstreaming of comics, computer games and science fiction means I don’t need to hide these tendencies to get chicks.  Not that I had to in the first place, but for the purpose of arguing against a friend’s nerd rage, it did the trick and ended his rant before he began foaming at the mouth.  Thank you Joss Whedon. 

According to a fanboy with a 3 foot cardboard sign, “Twilight ruined Comic Con.”  Oh, silly young one, the television and film industry moved in long before Twilight was around.  (Again, thanks Joss Whedon.)  Though I still wouldn’t read or watch anything Twilight related even if they resurrected Bela Legosi and blackmailed Christopher Lee into master vampire roles for a sequel. *hides Anita Blake and Anne Rice novels*  Cough, what were those doing on my bookshelf? 

I didn’t go to any programs this year, because all the good ones were on Friday and Saturday, though I kinda wish I had gone to the Buffy the Musical one, because I like musicals.  Meh.  The floor was great, as usual; lots of underappreciated, creative people at quiet booths, while people swarm the Capcom, Star Wars and Twilight booths.  (A portion of the floor felt like an of E3 reprisal.) 

Top Shelf and Fantagraphics are still my favorite publishers, and their booths had some amazing deals on Sunday.  I left with quite a few 50% off books of amazing quality, including a hardcover re-print of Alan Moore’s Lost Girls.  (If you know what that is, props to you.  And maybe a little virginal blushing.) 

They kicked us out at 5 PM, we went to eat at The Field, then drove home north on the 5 in twice the time it took to get down.  All in all, it was fun.  I don’t really care to compare to previous years, because if I did that, it’d make the convention sound like a waste of time, which is ISN’T.  (And that’s my opinion of E3, as well.) 



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