Software price woes in Britain.

Are we being ripped off over software? With sterling at nearly $2, the price difference between here and the US looks starker than ever Jack Schofield Thursday December 21, 2006 The Guardian Buy a copy of Microsoft Windows or Office, Adobe Photoshop or even a game in the UK, and you will usually end up… Continue reading Software price woes in Britain.

Ok. Call me a grognard if you like…

…but this seems to take the fun out of it for me. They’re trying to get rid of “monopoly money” in the UK edition of the game: In-game advertising comes to Monopoly 7/25/2006 11:39:06 AM, by Nate Anderson In an effort to remain relevant, venerable board game Monopoly has been given an electronic European makeover.… Continue reading Ok. Call me a grognard if you like…

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Grab Bag update.

First, saw Clerks 2 tonight. Best movie… ev… well, not quite, but certainly best comedy in quite a while and a truly fitting finale to the New Jersey saga. Second, file under unclassifiable 100 Reasons Why I Hate My Husband; sad, but very funny. Lastly, via RASSF, on MSNBC we get: Outer-space sex carries complications… Continue reading Grab Bag update.

re: Kiss the wawa

On RASSF, Karen Lofstrom wrote: Latest hottest Arab pop video! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4559854674036497542&q=Haifa I’ve never seen anything like it — a music video featuring a sexy singer, a toddler, a kitten, lots of chocolate and pink fake fur. That was … interesting. I was trying to figure out what the heck she was singing about, and found… Continue reading re: Kiss the wawa

Star Wars vs. Spaceballs, it’s all the same…

Fox will release the original version of the trilogy on dvd this fall. Die-hard Star Wars fans soon can see the original theatrical versions of the first three Star Wars films on DVD. Even though George Lucas adamantly declared 2004’s digitally restored Star Wars Trilogy DVDs the definitive versions of his movies, fans have held… Continue reading Star Wars vs. Spaceballs, it’s all the same…

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Does this mean the wine business has “jumped the shark?”

Porn star hits it big as wine-maker By Daniel Trotta Wed Mar 22, 2:06 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) – It seemed like the perfect gimmick: a celebrity porn star would launch her own wine, with her alluring picture on the label. Savanna Samson did just that, but when it received a score of 90… Continue reading Does this mean the wine business has “jumped the shark?”

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The shortage of posts lately… (and a recommendation)

The shortage of posts lately has basically come down to three things: 1) I’ve been busy with the job-search. 2) My home page has been getting a lot of hits from my craigslist resume, and while I’m too lazy to look through the referers, I have to assume some of them are coming here. I… Continue reading The shortage of posts lately… (and a recommendation)

Caught in the net, “Real Genius” edition.

The character of Lazlo Hollyfeld in the film Real Genius may have been loosely based on a real person: Chuck claims to be a fairly normal inventor at a large audio equipment manufacturer. But in 1972, Chuck lived in the tunnels beneath Caltech’s student dormitories. Soon thereafter, he moved into the misty realm of Caltech… Continue reading Caught in the net, “Real Genius” edition.

One for the Star Wars fans…

FROM:PRNCSS. L ORGANA DEAR friend. I AM PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE ROYALFAMILY OF ALDERAN (ALDRN). I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER, THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION. I WAS FALSLEY IMPRISONED UPON THE IMPERIAL BATTLESTATION (“DEATH STAR”) WHEN MY PLANET WAS HIDEOUSLY DESTROYED AND ENDED BY… Continue reading One for the Star Wars fans…

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Video game edition…

First, file this one under “why am I not surprised:” Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese December 9, 2005 By DAVID BARBOZA FUZHOU, China – One of China’s newest factories operates here in the basement of an old warehouse. Posters of World of Warcraft and Magic Land hang above a corps of young people… Continue reading Video game edition…

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“[DBA] no beer? no bacon?!?”

The Simpsons’ Exported to Arabs — Minus Bacon, Beer Key Aspects of New Middle East Version Get Lost in Translation By JAKE TAPPER and AVERY MILLER, ABCNews.com AP ‘The Simpsons’ has been exported overseas to the Arab world as ‘Al Shamshoon.’ (Oct. 18) — After 17 seasons of entertaining U.S. audiences, “The Simpsons” can now… Continue reading “[DBA] no beer? no bacon?!?”

What’s up with me, lately…

First, because it’s too cute to resist: (from a mailing list I’m on.) Other than that, not a lot of news. I’m back from a vacation that wasn’t, in the end, all that relaxing… though I will have got my AA Platinum renewed for another year once the miles post for the flight home. I’m… Continue reading What’s up with me, lately…