gotta be in it to win it

July 7, 2003
Quote of the Moment
Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.
Lazarus Long in Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love".
I used this on this month's loveblender, and actually I went and got that's pretty frequently quoted in various geek places, so I thought I should give it a whirl.

Video of the Moment
Making the rounds, hi-larious anti-computer game piracy music video from 1992 reminds kids Don't Copy That, I didn't realize that companies after the 80s still hadn't realized that corporate rap is just a dorky abomination, even if they get a black guy (MC Disk Protector) to do it and have reasonable production values. And the way he's dancing (Plus, besides the bad acting, the game the kids are playing against each other is apparently won by slapping random keys on the keyboard as quickly as possible.) You can cut it off after the first few industry talking heads show up, it's pretty repetitive after that.