23 January 2012

Wipe Your Butt With Moby Dick

From eBay:
My friend and I once joked that toilet paper should have instructions printed on them for certain people. One day, the conversation grew from there and turned into a wager that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) be able to type out a novel on toilet paper. Yes, we did have some time on our hands but, as you can see by the following photos, I won the bet. There are four full rolls, one roll (epilogue) is about one-fifth of a roll and one-half roll. All of the rolls of tp came out of a brand new – clean – package of two-ply Cottonelle. They’ve been handled very gingerly and infrequently. As you’ll see in the following photos, one or two rolls have a tear at the beginning. This is where I was trying to pull the paper through the typewriter. I’ve kept this mod oddity in a box in a cool, dry place for the last ten years and have only broken it out to prove to doubters that I actually did it. Considering what it’s been through, it’s in amazing condition. I will ship these securely in a plastic storage bin with plenty of padding so it won’t be damaged during shipping.

11 January 2012

Drug Or Pokemon?

Sentret. Clasteon. Absol.

Drug names or the names of a Pokemon character?

Test your knowledge of drugs and/or the world of Pokemon with this new quiz at Sporcle.

10 January 2012

Indie Gaming | The Stanley Parable

In The Stanley Parable, you inhabit the body of Stanley, a man who, despite working a monotonous office job, is completely content with his life. One day, everybody in Stanley’s office disappears. Guided by a disembodied narrator — voiced impeccably by British actor Kevan Brighting — Stanley ventures off to find out why nobody is there.

It’s impossible to say much more without ruining the game’s brilliantly disjointed story, which takes around an hour to experience in its entirety. There are multiple choices, paths and endings, all of which will leave you with many questions and absolutely no answers. But The Stanley Parable will leave you thinking, and that’s what Wreden is aiming for. “The whole point of the game is that there is no answer,” Wreden said in a phone interview ... “The entirety of the game is realizing what the question is in the first place.”

The Stanley Parable breaks the fourth wall constantly, acknowledging that it is a videogame, limited by the medium’s constraints. It also presents hypothetical questions about the nature of choice, posits a debate about reality and contradicts its own rules constantly.
Read the rest of the Wired article here. Click the link to play the game. Mac users need HL2.

03 January 2012

02 January 2012

Monkey Monday | R.I.P. Cheetah

Actress Maureen O'Sullivan and Cheetah.

Cheetah, the chimpanzee who starred in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at the age of 80 ... The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbour, Florida, said Cheetah died of kidney failure on Dec 24, 2011. Debbie Cobb, director of the sanctuary, said that in his retirement the chimp had loved finger painting and seemed particularly attuned to human feelings. He came to the sanctuary from the estate of the star of the Tarzan series - American Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller - during the early 1960s.

Based on the works of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Tarzan stories - which have spawned scores of books and films - chronicle the adventures of a man who was raised by apes in Africa. Cheetah provided comic relief in the Tarzan films, often clowning around with his human co-stars.