June 16, 2002
Alien Invasion of the Moment
On rec.games.video.classic, Banazir the Jedi Hobbit (not his real name, I suspect) pointed out a disturbing similarity between the Spathi Eluder (a fighting spacecraft from one of the top 5 greatest PC games ever, Star Control 2) and a new logo manuevering menacingly across the blue sky in an ad for some kind of Yahoo! branded dialup service. While the Spathi were a cowardly race (which is why they have their strongest weapon pointing backwards, and try to disguise their crew quarters), they were the ones left to keep watch over the Earth after it had been been slave-shielded by the mighty and menacing Ur-Quan.
To paraphrase an ad for the new Scooby Doo flick:
Be Afraid. Be Sorta Afraid.
Link of the Moment
Ebay Dirty Harry: "You've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?" (thanks Ranjit)
Quote of the Moment
"The bigger they are, the harder they hit."