Bear with me, for I have grievances to air. This gets ugly. (more…)
You pathetic fool. That isn’t Orac! Look at it! It’s just a box of flashing lights!
The whole schedule can be seen here, and it’s full of events that are smothered in awesomesauce and seasoned with a liberal sprinkling of amazeballs. For those curious, I thought I’d “zoom in” briefly on my marathon triple-threat panel-o-rama on Saturday night.
So it’s like this: I’m going to be speaking for three hours straight. Here’s what I’ll be blithering and blathering about… (more…)
Being in two places at once is pretty hard, yo.
On the same day that I got confirmation that I’ll be at least one panel presentation during the weekend of August 2nd at GlitchCon in Springdale, Arkansas – not quite an hour north of me – I received an invitation to be in Fairfield, Iowa the same weekend for the public unveiling of the next round of Twin Galaxies trading cards, commemorating events, milestones, and personalities from the world of video games… because, while I was totally happy to get a mention on the card for Classic Gamer Magazine, apparently I now get my own. (more…)
In the old arcade game Turtles, you’re supposed to pick up baby turtles and carry them someplace safe.
On the way home from picking up dog food this afternoon, me and Little E saw a little turtle crossing the road. Keep in mind, this is the road where people take a blind corner so fast that I’m scared to let my kid play in the yard (and I worry about anyone living in the pasture too). Do I think someone’s going to stop for a little turtle? Aw shell no.
But we did. (more…)
I noticed, with some irony, the words “E-Z INSTALL” on a shard of the plastic diffuser lens on my ceiling-mounted fluorescent light fixture as it shattered as a result of my following the directions to flex it for removal from the fixture so I could change out the bulbs. The whole thing just went to splinters right on top of my head and into the floor (that I was going to have to step down onto from the stepladder a couple of moments later… in my bare feet).
And then I cleaned up that mess, changed the damn bulbs anyway, and discovered that it wasn’t the bulbs themselves, but the fixture, that’s shot to hell and needs to be changed out.
This is turning out to be a week of Mondays.
You know what? Literally the ONLY problem with this is that the box is smaller than average, and thus contains less product.
Hey Oreo! Hey Reese’s! I. NEED. MOAR. COOKIES!!!
Work on that while you transform this “limited edition” jazz into a full-time engagement for me, okay? Thanks.
Some people will remember him from American Top 40. Others will remember him as the voice of Shaggy. My formative memory of this legendary voiceman will always be fixated to a slightly more obscure character.
Keep your feet on the ground, keep reaching for the stars… and transmute.