stairing contest

November 8, 2002
Game of the Moment
Wonderfully sadistic game/physics simulation, Porrasturvat - Stair Dismount. Set your angle and target area and then push the little man down the stairs. The Slashdot article talks about some interesting quirks/bugs people have found, as well as pointing out a certain thematic link to The Terrible Secret of Space, a Flash video I'm surprised I hadn't kisrael'd before. Also, the main site of the people who made the game has some interesting little demos, made to have interesting music and visuals in a tiny amount of diskspace.

Quote of the Moment
"Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs."
--Fran Lebowitz

Essay of the Moment
Brilliant Slate piece revealing Harry Potter as the pampered jock, patsy, fraud, trustfund baby that he is.