June 6, 2003
Travel Photo of the Moment
|Closeup of Vermin Death Star by David Falconer, at the Saatchi Gallery. A huge sphere of free dried and repainted rats.|
- Sloperama's Game Biz Advice for aspiring video game creators.
- I liked the cartoon Prof Jack vs. The Rock(An Interactive Tour of the Turing Test) and there were some other good cartoons in the Prof Jack Archive.
- alt.fan.warlord was a Usent group about picking on people's idiotic .sigs. I think people used to have more idiotic sigs in those pre-web days. The AFW FAQ should tell you all you need to know, and then some. Those really interested in kirkology can use Google to find my posts to the group, including ASCII-Ronald Reagen and some interesting meta-Warlording.
- The first version of Zartan's filecard had a psychological profile:
"Extreme paranoid schizophrenic. Grows into various personalities..."
This drew protests that it was a mistake to say that schizophrenia is the same as MPD (multiple personality disorder). Hasbro later released a second version of the filecard without the psychological profile.
Larry Hama - who wrote the filecard - explained that: "I never implied that they were one and the same. I simply said Zartan was both. The confusion is by inference. A friend of mine, who was the head of NYU outpatient psychiatrics at the time quipped to me, 'You should have known they were going to get upset, they are, after all, PARANOID!'"
--The G.I. Joe FAQ. Concentrates mainly on the 3 3/4" "action figures" I grew up with.
Van Gogh-Gogh's Stick It In The Slot a salute to the 2600 has random atari stuff, including the atari games that never were (which is why the site ended up on Slashdot.) They also had the cool Atari background I'm shamelessly displaying a hacked version of it here.