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>Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

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After watching Amazing Screw-On Head I noticed this clever show; the pilot for it is also available online here. It’s a British farce about a writer’s novel about a hospital called “Darkplace.” It’s done a great job of holding an 80’s look and feel. Plus it’s funny.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Amazing Screw-On Head

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“They” managed to take Mike Mignola’s one-shot comic and turn it into a very nice half-hour format cartoon show. Please take the survey and tell them if you liked it, it would be a shame to have this not go into full production.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>RiffTrax: MST4K

>Mike Nelson still makes movie commentary! You just download it to your (iPod) music (iPod) player of (iPod) choice and listen to that while you watch the movie. Syncing problems are absent since he tells you when to press “Play.”

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Linux is Getting Prettier Every Day
http://youtube.com/v/mgNxlb2fgiQ
This is the Xgl window server running on SuSe 10.1 BUT you can download the Kororaa LiveCD if you’d like to try this out for yourself without having to install anything. I’m about to myself…

Update: Yes it’s very nice indeed. The only feature that wasn’t working was the “peel” feature to see what’s behind part of a window. Not sure why not. Also, as with my other experiences with LiveCD’s, this one crashed. In fact it crashed more than LiveCD’s usually do for me. Knoppix STD LiveCD would crash like 30% of the time AT MOST and this one is like 75% of the time. But it is worth it just to see how awesome the graphical features are. Too bad Steam doesn’t run under Linux :(

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Portal Game
http://youtube.com/v/GWzmL05OlYA
This game looks neato. I’ve been thinking about how I really don’t need any other games besides what’s available on Steam like Half-Life 2 mods and whatnot. They just keep making mods or episodic content that provides enough entertainment for me. I don’t want 40hour long games, 6-8 is just fine. And with innovative ideas like this one, I won’t run out.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Heat Vision and Jack.
http://youtube.com/v/nPaXZ5ow_q8
Intro to Rob Schrab’s TV pilot from 1999 starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson, ‘Melody’ from “Hey Dude” and directed by Ben Stiller. It’s hilarious. The full pilot is available on YouTube.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Human Space Invaders

>http://www.gamevideos.com:80/swf/video.swf?plylst=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamevideos.com%3A80/video/asx%3Ffileurl%3Dgv.com.spaceinvadersTheater_320x240.flv%26videoid%3D4631%26usersubmitted%3Dfalse%26runtime%3D178&showlogo=false&playAuto=no

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Netvibes: Your Homepage is Belong to Us

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psst. hey. check out this Netvibes thing. it’s amazing. drag and drop. custom homepages online. best for organizing blogs and bookmarks all in one nice neato speedo place.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Apple Ads Get Their Come-Uppence

>http://www.ifilm.com/efp

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2006 in Uncategorized

 

>Upcoming Rapid-Fire 24fps Slideshows I Want to See

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Some are out, some are coming out but all I am looking forward to. Especially The War Tapes and America: From Freedom to Fascism. I’m guess that last one is titled such that it will appeal to a certain type of audience who very well may not share in the sentiments expressed by its auteur. It sounds like a pretty unique and interesting viewpoint regardless.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2006 in Uncategorized

 
 
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