Saturday, July 30, 2005
Synchronicity. Last Saturday day I watched Constantine. Last Saturday night I was at a bar and an older woman was hitting on me who looked exactly like Suzanne Sommers. The next morning, at Coffee Messiah, I went to pour the soy milk out of the silver thermos and a cloud of fruit flies flew out. Then, minutes later, Pauls called and told me about the worst review of a performance he ever read - Suzanne Sommer's newest multimedia show, panned in Time Out NY.
Friday, July 29, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Would somebody PLEASE explain to me why I can, in Vice City: San Andreas
the video game, stomp a pregnant woman to death and watch the blood pool and then shoot the fifty cops who come to arrest me, and kids are allowed to buy it, but when I am able to have laughably low-resolution sex in the game it gets pulled from retailer shelves and the game developer gets sued
? Er, last time I checked murder was a crime and sex was not.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
In honor of the most unprecedented string of positive meetings with strange girls in the bars of Brooklyn (as witnessed by myself, acting in a temporary capacity as Pauls' wingman), I present to you a very unusual piece of vinyl - an actual audio training guide to picking up girls
, available free online courtesy of Hyde Park Records.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
So I went to this "casual" games video game conference, and I learned a bit about how they’ve evolved. This used to be things like solitaire and minesweeper that come on a PC.
Target audience is still women over 35, but that is changing, especially with the rise of so many multiplayer games that are so competitive.
I didn’t know, for example, that there are all these puzzle games that can be played for small sums of money, like 50 cents or a dollar:
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
I have had the most amazing sequence of nights out with Pauls in NYC. To put it simply, he is the Tao of Steve personified...he has reached some critical point of balance between trying and not-trying to meet single women, such that they have started picking him up instead! Four phone numbers in five nights. I don't think he asked for a single one.
Or perhaps I am just a great wingman. Yeah, that's it.
I'm in Brooklyn for a week, waiting for all of my material possessions to make their way across our great nation. As NYC is the birthplace of breakdancing, I give you, Transformers breakdancing
, from some genius at the UW back in Seattle.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
While I was running today on the elliptical at the gym, I closed my eyes, shutting out the rows of reality TVs, and pondered the various levels of reality and documentary. Why hasn't anybody made a reality tv show about the people who make reality tv shows? The crew, the network executives, etc...? I couldn't find it here
, or here
Just when I think I've seen every mindless mini-game diversion in Flash, then along comes a physics geek and blows my mind
. Unsettling, but it held my attention for around 30 seconds.
Why isn't there a word for the third derivative - the rate of change of acceleration?