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.