The French have a very strange society. They are very nationalistic. The thing is, no one can figure out why. Every time they get too nationalistic, the Germans kick there Butts. True the German and French now have the same army in the EU. But then why do the French treat foreigners so badly.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I don't get fantasy football. I mean, make up your own team? Now a congressional team I can understand. I would play this game, in fact it would be my obsession. I have too much homework. And when not doing homework, I think about the homework I will be doing. And when not doing either of those, I am sleeping.
Anyone else notice that they seem to be trying to smile. It is really weird trying to find a good thing for this system. It has 4 players finally, it has a lot more space for games. And it is the next coffee table. My opinion is for the Wii of course. But it seems this bit of advertising is trying to mimic the Wii advertising, but isn't working.
Watching a model trying to look cool while playing, and then suddenly give in because he is having to much fun, as compared to the PS3 having a model try to seem cool and like he is having fun, and not really having fun. Kind of odd.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
It is true Quake had a fairly greay and brown motif. It worked pretty well for that game. So why is it that so many games are Grey and Brown now? This is especially odd since the new games can allow so many more colors, but are still just using Grey and Brown.
Joystiq has pointed out that Nintendo makes sure to use as many colors as possible. So it is an interesting thing.
I guess what is happening is that these companies want to seem dark and gritty. Because of this they slowly become the same game, even if it is Halo and Tony Hawk Pro Skater.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
To be honest, this is one of the most intelligent interviews I have ever read. Dave gives some amazing comments and reasons why he does things. And The interviewer simply lets him speak.
This is the first time I have read an interview with an Independent -technically a Liberterian- that is not trying to make the world into a really weird utopia.
This is the first time I have read a comment against Vietnam that made sense.
Dave Barry is such a national treasure. No really, I am that amazed.
The game Spore will be much smaller in size then any game out there. The same game will cover far more then any other game out there. From Protozoa to Alien abduction and everything in between and beyond.
So the question comes up, do we really need all these big disks when it turns out that we could make our programs smaller and better with ease.
It is a videogame. Originally it was going to be a brain training type game with puzzles. One of the creators has made puzzles his entire life, and is famous for this.
When Brain Training came out they decided to create a game with a story, so as not to compete. A very fun game with a story and puzzles in mind. Sounds fun.
The only problem with some puzzles is that once you learn them, they are not fun anymore. This is why Tetris is so big. It is a coninuosly changing puzzle.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
It seems my mother hates scary things. She says that they are evil. Yet she allows Ghost Whisperer to be seen every week.
Why you might ask. Because Ghost Whisperer has a happy ending - even though every religion believes that the woman doing this is probably not talking to the dead. I mean really think about it. A cute little girl is destroying the house she once lived in. And then shows up all happy. It is incredibly stupid to think that this woman is helping anyone by speaking for the dead. Especially if these dead want to terrorize. Not very nice dead I would think. Who would want to talk to those Gits. They torture others until this woman shows up. Then everything ends happily. Yeah right.
And this is the funny part. I watch shows about similar subjects, only they say it is a bad idea. And my mom calls them evil. Which is more evil. A tale saying "This is a really bad idea!" or a show that says, "The Demons just want to be loved!"
Even funnier is that my parents now say that we can't watch The Simpsons, but we can watch a show about a woman talking to Demons. Why can't we watch The Simpsons? They say the show brings a bad influence.
It is an incredible trick really. There are other shows on the same subject. Yet they usually have creepy endings. Because the show has a happy ending, people think it is ok to watch.
There is no imagination. This is not Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings this is a lady who talks to Demons. A big difference. This isn't even Teh Sixth Sense, the only person being bothered by the dead is the little boy. No one else sees or senses them. And the reality is that most are very nice, just cofused. The Ghosts in The Ghost Whisperer purposefully harm peoples lives. They try to scare off, or kill, anyone that gets in there way. There is even one about a guy being tortured by a demon.
The shows end happily so they must be ok. There for I can't watch a scary movie - this means satanism- but I can watch a woman conjuring up the dead and speaking for them.
In other news, I happen to really like Haloween. I have liked it since I was a kid. And the whole scary stuff is part of the fun. So Ghost Houses and such are a lot of fun. I was looking forward to watching some scary movies and talking about Wether or not my old High School is haunted. But I try to stay away from the bad stuff as best I can. So this whole Ghost Whisperer thing is causing a downer.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
By shere coincidence the show is called... Gunslinger Girl. It is about little girls that are also hitmen. Blood and school girls everywhere.
I have to say that this will be recorded as the greatest Anime ever. They will have achieved every goal they ever wanted with this one. So long as there are mechs that is.
We are now that much closer to cellular rebuilding. Think on it this way. LEts say we have something with a lot of mass. You can then take the atoms, rebuild them into another element, and make them form something. Like a wall. Some day a ham sandwich.
All of this will be controlled by computers. These designs will be based on models I built... Or that is the dream anyway.
This is interesting. A conspiracy theory on the NEWS it self. As in, the members of the press "Wagged the Dog". I think this is a first for someone saying this. I guess this is to be expected since the NEWS is becoming a major political power.
I guess it should be pointed out that fake NEWS is not new. The battle of Wounded Knee had several reporters lying through there teeth on the matter. But that info came from historians, not the people observing the NEWS. Very strange.
Oh yeah, the guy writing this article is a British Tory. So give up any idea on blaming this one on your least beloved party.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
A New York Times journalist found out about free international phone calls. No signup or anything. Pick up the phone you own, dial to the company in Iowa- sorry for that long distance call- and when they ask for the even longer distance number, dial it. Voila! Frei phone call.
This means my family can call quite a few people that need to be called. Like the pizza delivery service in France. Order a pizza for some random stranger. It's not like they will catch on to who did it.
Did I mention that if you act like a real Jerk. The delivery guy will throw in obscenities and other such items.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
A very good video. I wish I could post the entire thing.
The scenes of Cuba remind me of all of these stories I was told by a family I taught. They where a family that we visited when we worked to hard and needed some water. Stories of Cuba of course came up. And I had to imagine this strange land. And with these videos I can see it. With some absolutely beautiful music.
I guess I should add that this was in my Spanish class. So I understand what they are saying mostly. When I got confused I would look down at the Subtitles. Accaisionally they became a crutch I needed to stop using, and other times they helped me understand something even better.
The guy with the cigar is my favorite character. I like his car.