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Archive for the ‘Asides’ Category

Captain America is Dead

How did this slip past the radar? Marvel superhero Captain America died last week. The first I’d head of it was when Kotaku mentioned it in reference to an article at Marvel.com on Captain America in video games.

Gabe over at Penny Arcade now has a Playstation 3 and throws out some negatives and positives from his short experience with the console. Bear in mind that the EU’s PS3 is different so, hopefully, ours won’t “burn with the heat of a million suns”.

Shopping the Playstation’s Online Store is Fun and Convenient

Shopping the Playstation’s Online Store is Fun and Convenient: Penny Arcade’s amusing look at Sony’s convoluted purchasing experience.

Jesus Rode a Dinosaur

Jesus Rode a Dinosaur: Fact!

Autumn and the Plot Against Me

Autumn and the Plot Against Me: One man’s long search for the location in a Windows XP desktop photo. (via Kottke)

The Rock Balancing Art of Bill Dan

The Rock Balancing Art of Bill Dan: Need a new hobby for the summer? How about putting rocks on top of each other.

Darth Vader on Twitter

Darth Vader on Twitter: “Sigh… some days I just miss my braided rat tail.”

Disney plans live action Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Disney plans live action Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With Nicholas Cage as the Sorcerer. Seriously, could they not think of a worse idea?

Tetris Kids furniture

Tetris furniture for kids.

Could California split from the USA?

Could California split from the USA? “California’s governor has also put his finger on a little discussed flaw in America’s constitutional formula. The United States is almost certainly too big to be a meaningful democracy. What does “participatory democracy” mean in a continent? Sooner or later, a profound, probably regional, decentralization of the federal system may be all but inevitable.” (via Kottke)