Today I picked up my copy of Mario Golf. First impression: fun, but a bit too easy and disappointing. Perhaps it will grow on me. The problems that I've got with it are two-fold. First, it seems quite a bit simpler than I remember. I recall the N64 version being a little bit more difficult. [...]
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So, apparently Mario Golf came out today. I fell asleep at the wheel and the release date slipped by my radar, to mix a metaphor or two. Mario Golf on the N64 was one of my favorite games, bar none. Oddly enough it also had one of the better physics engines. Players had a natural [...]
Just a miscellaneous Sunday. A close friend of mine moved to Orlando. We've not been seeing eye to eye lately and are both a little confused about a bunch of things, but I'm confident that we can pull through. José got back from a trip and will come back next Friday to help me put [...]
I think it's funny when people don't know with whom they're discussing a topic. For instance, someone talking about the creator's intent when creating the Objective-C language contradicts something Brad Cox says on a newsgroup in the same discussion. That'd be a bad thing to do, because, well, Brad Cox is the creator of Objective-C.
As an R.E.M. fan, it's interesting to see how their work comes up in the ITMS: Of the 14 albums, the top 10 (in order) are: Automatic for the People Reckoning Murmur Out of Time Life's Rich Pageant Green Document Eponymous Reveal Monster Not a bad list, and in what I'd call a fairly correct [...]
Only twangy country gets a lower rating: Erik is listening to "I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)" by Lauryn Hill from the album "MTV Unplugged" (2002). Erik has rated this song 2.0 stars and last played this song Wednesday, September 4, 2002 9:59:54am. I really don't like Lauryn Hill. At all. (Note to the [...]
"Please bare with me." "I like there house. & I went their yesterday. & Their coming soon." "We think your hot. & We like you're hat." "We want too." "Prepositions are bad things to end sentences with." "The rules of the game is simple." "Its not going to end. & I took it's cloak." And [...]
No, seriously. I've got his greatest hits, and while I've never used them to seduce anyone, I don't doubt that many other people have.
I picked up my new glasses today. The ones I thought were Express were actually Esprit, and you can "see" them online here. Kinda. Esprit essentially has zero web presence, and only a postcard site for US residents. Pathetic. I'm going to put these glasses through the stress test throughout the day (by wearing them) [...]
I caught the last half of Project Greenlight on HBO last year, but this year I made a note to watch it from the get-go. There are no commercials, so the show packs into an hour what most shows seem to pack into a month of half-hour sit coms. If I had to pick one [...]
Volkswagen now has an SUV-type car. It costs about $35,000, mind you, but I find it quite nifty. It's got a lot of standard features, should hold its value pretty well, and has that typical VW austerity and elegance. Given my recent hunt (though calling it that implies that I was actually seriously contemplating trading [...]
From Carpe Aqua comes the news that Fastlane was cancelled. As you can see I've mentioned Fastlane several times. It is - correction, it was - one of my favorite shows, a sort of Miami Vice for the new millenia. The camera work, the writing, it was all very well done. Other TV shows I've [...]
José and I went to a Honda dealer today to test drive a Honda Element. As I wrote before, I was considering an Element. To make a long story short, the Element made me realize why I love my Aztek so much. The Element had two plusses: a polyurethane floor that can be hosed and/or [...]
Read the MCI Backstory here. Last Friday, a collection agency called me to attempt to collect on $158.89 they say I owed MCI. I paid because I take my credit rating very seriously, then immediately called MCI because the amount jogged my memory. The backstory tells me why - I'd effectively paid off someone else's [...]
The first Austin Powers movie is on TV, and I caught it at the point when Vanessa (Liz Hurley) is talking to her mother on the phone. Part of the scene requires Vanessa to move her arm, a magnifying glass, a tea kettle, etc. just so to hide the Powers Penis. The "biting the sausage" [...]