Game Development Heaven/Hell

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Only hardcore gamers will get this graphic, but I found it very funny.

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Comments (0) Jan 18 2011

So, You Think Its Cold?

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Here we have a good demonstration of what cold is…

This YouTube video shows Sam doing a neat trick with boiling water. Seems that when its -30° C and you throw the stuff up in the air, it instantly evaporates. One reason I have no desire to live in Yellowknife, Canada.

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Pick Up After your Pets

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Love this image. My neighborhood is pretty good about people walking their dogs and picking up after them, but not everyplace is like that.

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Walking and Texting

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My grandmother taught me many lessons as a boy, number one was being polite to others. One of the things I have noticed over the years is many people have no clue about politeness and personal space. Like when I am walking down a sidewalk or a hallway other people will assume I will move out of their way. Its generally a mutual slight turn of the body to let each other go by. But some don’t even try to be polite.

Now out of instinct I normally turn my body, its kinda hardwired in, but every now and then I will see someone clearly walking on my side of the path and I just hold my ground. And trust me, most people do not like running into someone the size of Rhode Island. And one reason that I started being a little more…overt, is due to the texting while walking habit that has really caught on.

While there are some people that can text and walk or drive at the same time. Its not easy and its very rare that people can do both. Yet to many people get wrapped up in their own little text world to notice whats going on around them. These are the people that are mostly getting their geography lesson from me.

Here’s a good little video of a lady at the mall who was texting and walking…and found the mall fountain.

Comments (0) Jan 17 2011

Your Handwriting a History

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I remember when I could write. Oh, I can still ‘write’…but I no longer have any skills of penmanship. When I was young I even practiced caligraphy with a fine pen and an ink well, I wasn’t to bad if I do say so myself. These days I am not sure if I remember which end of the pen goes into the well!

This image made me think of how bad my writing is these days…now I have something to blame!


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A Translation of British Law

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Boy, that title sounds heavy. So one of my favorite TV franchises is the Law & Order series. There was a time, about 10 years ago that I was watching marathons every night. Flipping between different channels for hours. Just couldn’t get enough.

Then, perhaps an over-saturation of shows or some change of schedule on my part, I just stopped. That is, until two years ago when I found that they had started up a British version of the show, Law & Order: UK. And it even had actors that I knew and liked, Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Ben Daniels (MI-5), and Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who)!

As I often find ways to catch British shows before they air in the US (they fell off of a truck…honest!) I have a bit of a jump on the rest of my friends. But now BBC America is airing the show and I can easily tell everyone to go watch it.

Of course, there are some translation issues for people not familiar with British law and more so their slang. So BBC America was kind enough to create this little video as a helpful guide. Enjoy!

Comments (0) Jan 14 2011

Three-Sheets TV Show picked up by Spike TV…WOOT!

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(2010 Drinking Made Easy Tour: Marc Ryan, Zane Lamprey, Myself and Steve McKenna)

It wasn’t very long ago that my friend Allison turned me on to this TV show called Three-Sheets. Problem was the show had been canceled after 3 seasons, but luckily all the episodes are available on Hulu.com for viewing.

The show is a travelogue, or perhaps an international pub crawl is more accurate, hosted by Zane Lamprey. He travels the world trying out local adult beverages, learning drinking games and the local hangover cure. If you like learning about local customs in remote lands and enjoy adult beverages, mainly beer, this show is yours!

But today I saw this press release that Spike TV has picked up the cancelled series. I can’t wait to start some watch parties once it returns!

Spike TV Acquires the Half-Hour Unscripted Travelogue Series, “Three Sheets”

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 — Spike TV has acquired all 52 episodes of the globe-trotting television series “Three Sheets” which follows comedian Zane Lamprey as he embarks on a humorous trip around the world, indulging in the local drinking culture and customs. The series premieres on Spike TV Tuesday, February 8 at 10:30pm ET/PT and will air weekly in that timeslot.

In each episode, the gregarious Lamprey travels to a different locale to drink with the locals and learn about the culture, people and libations of the region, and then test the local hangover cure. Throughout his journey, Lamprey is joined by a cadre of recurring guests including “The Professor,” Steve McKenna, Logan “The Beer Hunter,” Jim The Cop, and of course, Pleepleus The Monkey.

With a league of dedicated fans, the series has gained a cult-like following after originally airing on MOJO.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com.

Comments (0) Jan 14 2011

States known for their Food

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I love info-graphics and this map hits the spot. I grew up in Oklahoma and love my surrounding foods (according to the map)…but have never even heard of Jelly Pie (Arkansas). Is your state food fitting?

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Oh if I could only Bowl like this…

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The bowling shot you will want to see is at about the :52 second mark.

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You knead me…

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