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April 1st, 2004

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10:19 am - Lotsa links.
Nothing terribly special to report this morning, so I think I'll just share with you some links you might enjoy:

HomestarRunner.com -- It's April Fool's Day, and this is HomestarRunner.com. You do the math. Check it out today, because it probably won't be there tomorrow.

Rerelease of Monty Python's Life of Brian -- Sick of all the hype about The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre? So, apparently is John Goldstone (yes, that John Goldstone).

LOTR (slightly abridged) -- Here's a (slightly) condensed version of the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, done entirely in CGI. Sorta.

LOTR (slightly adapted) -- Ever wonder what the Lord of the Rings trilogy would be like if it had been written by William Gibson? How about Jane Austen, H.P. Lovecraft or Douglas Adams?

Live Oldfield -- Interested in Mike Oldfield bootlegs? No? Then these MP3s of his 12.07.99 concert in Paris aren't for you. Especially the glorious version of Let There Be Light.

Strictly Commercial -- You're probably also not interested in this commercial Frank Zappa did for Portland General Electric, but if you can spare the time to download a 4.26 meg MPEG file, I implore you to do so. It's great.

Reasons to get a copyright your crap -- Few of you (meaning only evil_jim, who sent me this link) will remember a DOS game I was working on some time ago called Jerry The Banana's Curvy Slide Into Hell. Well, somebody stole the idea (or most of it, anyway -- Jerry's not a banana anymore). Should I pursue legal action? Depends on whether or not I can get away with taking credit for Atari's Night Driver.

GiantKid.net -- A couple of years ago They Might Be Giants did me a great service by releasing a children's album called No!, thus eliminating the agony of selecting an appropriate birthday present for my cousin Caleigh. Last December, they released a book called Bed Bed Bed, which I finally broke down and purchased. The book, illustrated by Marcel Dzama in an Edward Lear-meets-Kate Greenway style rocks, as does the 4-song CD that comes with it. Check out the official website of TMBG's children's efforts, which are virtually the same as their adult efforts, minus the songs about death.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: They Might Be Giants -- Idlewild

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Date:April 1st, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
OMG! The adapteds are awesome. Although you'd have to be, as Henry Rollins puts it, "a Reader" to get any real joy out of them. The Ann Rice "Legolas" is too funny:) Not nearly long enough though. It should be at least 5 pages. I can't wait to get to the ee cummings ones. Oi.
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Date:April 1st, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)

"Dear God, your feet!"

Ha ha, the Interview with the Hobbit is pretty damn good. Almost too close too IwtV.
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Date:April 1st, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
I just thought it was a flaming bananna.
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Date:April 1st, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
That's a banana? I thought maybe it was an orange. I guess some people just aren't as good with graphics as I used to be:

"Go away... or I’ll kill you."Kent: You look exactly the same as I do now.
The other Kent: Yeah, but I'm on TV!
Ah, The Purple Regan -- my favorite hangout."Colin! Robert! Don’t touch it! It’s EVIL!"

Why doesn't anybody make games like CS2 anymore? Shorter attention spans? Better graphics? Higher standards? It's a mystery to me.
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Date:April 1st, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
You know, Homestarrunner.com meets Ninja Gaiden. Now THERE'S something I never thought about. Or thought I'd ever see. Man, I wasted many many childhood hours that could have been better spent outside with my friends on Ninja Gaiden. I think I beat the game once, too. There were, however, no vocals to speak of. Thanks for reminding me to check homestarrunner dot net, oops, sorry, it's dot com! before the day was out!!
Garmonbozia for the soul.

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