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Archive for June 2002

Grand Theft Auto and Feminism

June 27, 2002

I’m on a mailing list where there is currently a debate about Grand Theft Auto 3. This is a group that is devoted to women’s issues in games, and they are incensed that GTA3 won the IGDA industry award for Game of the Year this year, calling it a ‘slap in the face’ that other […]

MindArk Battles The Man

June 27, 2002

More webmasters with too much time on their hands. How do you spin being busted for using unlicensed software? If you’re Mindark, you say that Microsoft is afraid of the impending cash juggernaut that is Project Entropia. If your response to this is ‘project whaaaa?’, don’t freak, you’re not alone. It gets better. As Waterthread […]

Magic, The Cowboys and Cyndi Lauper

June 26, 2002

What an interesting news day. First off, we have pandemonium at the Cher/Cyndi Lauper double bill. The real shocking thing about this story is that it’s so long – someone put a lot of work into this one. Second, we have the Sporting News displaying their ignorance of football. Does anyone really believe that the […]

Neverwinter Nights Thoughts

June 25, 2002

Selling the game with a naked woman that has nothing to do with the game? It’s a tradition! As for the game NWN itself: when they say that the game has 120 hours of gameplay in single play mode, is that counting all of the times I’ve replayed the first level because of save and […]

Puffer Fish Mania

June 18, 2002

My puffer fish has faced down a 12 inch eel, scared several fish to the point where they icked themselves to death and pulled the claws off of any crustacean I put in the tank, but last night, he finally met his match. The powerhead. I installed a new powerhead recently which has a pretty […]

My Eyes! My Eyes!

June 18, 2002

Man, do I photograph poorly or what? How sad is it when silver facepaint is your best look? Is cut-and-paste coding bad or what?

Hamell On Trial Is God

June 18, 2002

For lack of anything better to post, what am I listening to nowadays? Hamell on Trial. This is good folk stuff, half singing, half storytelling, with strong, enthusiastic guitar. Ed Hamell’s a genius. When he was fifteen years old, already balding, thin, basketball frame continuously, nervously banging against a box only he could see, my […]

Please, Do Not Assume I Am A Kid Rock Fan

June 15, 2002

Please shoot me. Damion, your theme song is Cowboy! Whoa, big fella. There’s a swagger to your walk and you haven’t even hit the play button yet. Whether it’s in your car, on your walkman or cranked to 11 on your home system, Kid Rock’s “Cowboy” gets your giddyup going. Before a big game or […]

It Beats Being A Poodle

June 15, 2002

What kind of dog am I? A pit bull, of course. No bones about it, you’re a commanding Pit Bull with a bite as big as your bark. Authoritative and aggressive, the power position is the only one for you � and you never have trouble making that crystal clear. A bit quick-tempered, you can […]

Feel Free Not To Forward This Post To An Ohio Prison

June 14, 2002

You know what I love about the Internet? The collaborative creative communities.