Thursday, May 02, 2002

Lil Games

Lil Games is...well, a site with some games. Flash stuff, etc.

Cartoon Over-Analyzations

The site that dares to ask such loaded questions as "Why did Fred Flintstone wear a tie, since he worked for a contruction company and drove a bulldozer?" and other topics to ponder or add your thoughts to.
Barfing for Dollars

The folks at Stink Factor are into challenges of the disgusting kind. Here's how it works...they raise a pool of money, say seventy bucks, then offer the cash to one of their staff/friends who'll agree to doing things like drinking an entire bottle of tabasco sauce, a jar of horseradish, etc. Not for the squeamish, as the challenges are documented pictorially and yes...puke does enter the picture.

Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Best Toy Ever

I guess I just have comic books on the mind lately, what with the Spiderman movie coming out Friday, but this has to be the coolest toy ever...well, if you're an old comic-book nerd, at least. Back when I was a kid, I used to read The Green Lantern comic books and always thought it would be really cool if they'd make replicas of his power ring and battery for kids to play with.

Well, they finally have and it's the sharpest toy I've seen in a long while, it even lights up just like the one in the comics when you touch your accompanying power ring to it's face (which, as comic fans will recall, was an intregal part of the Lantern's shtick).

Ah, if only they'd had this when I was ten, I can see myself with this thing in the inner sanctum of my bedroom, reciting the Lantern Corps oath:

In brightest day, in blackest night;
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might;
Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!

Only bummer...the damn thing costs $250...if not I'd buy one, kid or not.
Scientists Turn Rat Into Radio-controlled Automaton

Three electrodes implanted in it's brain and from five-hundred meters away they can make the thing jump through hoops, practically. PETA's going to have a field day with this one.
Summer Job of the Century

How's this for a gig? Nintendo is looking for fifty people to play videogames all summer, not only that, but you get to demonstrate the games at concerts, conventions, etc. Sounds like a lot of fun...I can only imagine the number of applications they're going to recieve, more than likely their server will explode. Good luck, game junkies.

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The Ultimate Nerd Collector's Item

Polyhedral D&D dice carved from the Edmond meteor. Guaranteed to make all your roleplaying geek buddies drool with envy.

Meteor Dice
Brainnnsss! Brainnnsss!

If you're like me, you're constantly bothered by the nagging suspicion that zombies could be plotting to enter your home at any given time. Thankfully, with the new Zombie Alert, there's finally protection against zombie attacks. They even offer a million dollar guarantee if any zombies do somehow manage to slip past their security alarm and eat your brains.
Where's My Webby?

Well, the Webby Award nominees for 2002 were announced. Same old same old, pretty much. I was kind of dissapointed that they didn't nominate FARK for anything, seems like a grievous oversight. Shockingly, this site was nowhere to be found either. Looks like the fix is in, people.

The Webby Awards: 2002 Nominees
Top Arab Psychiatrist's Insane Rantings on Bush, the Joy of Suicide Bombing and Allah

This is why there will never be peace in the middle east. Even their psychiatrists are complete loons. Find me one rational psychiatrist anywhere else in the world who'd extoll the virtues of suicide bombings thusly:

"When the martyr dies a martyr's death, he attains the height of bliss. … As a professional psychiatrist, I say that the height of bliss comes with the end of the countdown: ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. And then, you press the button to blow yourself up. When the martyr reaches 'one,' and then 'boom,' he explodes, and senses himself flying, because he knows for certain that he is not dead. … It is a transition to another, more beautiful world, because he knows very well that within seconds he will see the light of the Creator.

Think its' time for your pills, doctor.

WorldNetDaily: Top Arab psychiatrist: 'Bush is stupid'

Monday, April 29, 2002

Wal-Mart Sucks

Lots and lots of reasons explaining why the giant retailer is a bad, bad bogey monster that must be stopped. Some are obvious, some are not. There are lots, though...and the article didn't even mention the fact that until recently (when congress spanked them for it), they'd been taking out life insurance policies on their workers without their knowledge .

AlterNet -- How Wal-Mart is Remaking our World

Sunday, April 28, 2002


Insaniquarium is a neat little game where you buy guppies, feed them to earn money and fight off predators, while upgrading your weapons and buying new, helpful pets to keep your aquarium safe for your fishy friends. All in all, a cool, addictive little game.

Countdown To Spiderman: The Movie

Well, later this week the Spiderman movie will be hitting theaters and I gotta tellya - I'm jazzed, folks. So far, so good, the couple trailers I've seen looked pretty good, Harry at aintitcoolnews all but peed himself he was so happy, after seeing a screening of it...things look like they're going to be okay, which is rare for a movie adapted from a comic book. I'm sure I'll have some minor nitpicking issues with it...I read the comic as a kid and had a huge stack of Spidey's various titles, moreso than any of the other comic heroes' books I collected. This is the big one. So, in honor of everyone's favorite wallcrawler, I'm going to post several links to spiderman-related things I've found.

First up, here's some pics of a cool old Spiderman pinball machine produced by Gottleib I'd really like to have.

King Features produces a daily Spiderman comic strip for newspapers across the country, as well as the web. Written by Stan Lee, Spidey's creator.

As far as the movie goes, you can get more info than you probably need at the official movie site, a prettied-up flash extravaganza that features interviews with the cast, wallpaper and even articles on the "spider-wrangler" who worked with the real arachnids used in the flick.

You can read the newly rehashed spiderman origin in Marvel's "webisodes" form, a sort of Flash comic book, at

Someone has even been working on a total conversion mod for Quake 3 with a Spidey theme.

There are lots of vintage Spiderman toys for the collector-types, a list of essential reading from, and anything else you might want can probably be found here.

PIctures of Tiny, Tiny Things

Galleries of microphotography.
Yahoo! News - Video Game Channel Launches with 'Pong' Marathon